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Chic Beauty List: Products that took me through winter (from Kiehl’s, Lakme and Nivea)

February 3, 2012

I don’t usually blog about skin care/ beauty products, so this post means I’ve got something substantial and special to write about. 🙂 This winter has been a harsh one for my skin. Mid-December I travelled through some of the coldest places in north India—Delhi, Mussoorie, Rishikesh and Haridwar. Then I came back to Mumbai where it got quite cold and stayed that cold for about a month.

My skin is already on the drier side, so this winter I was geared up for the worst. I tried a number of products and luckily found the right skin care mix for myself pretty quickly. Here goes my list.

Face: Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate

Kiehl's Midnight Recovery Concentrate

The product literature dubs this product an “elixir”, and it claims to give you a smoother, more radiant complexion the next morning. Well, that didn’t really happen the next morning, but it did happen couple days later. The colourless serum with a hint of lavender moisturised my skin well, and did a superb job of giving me softer and supple skin. In short, I absolutely LOVED this Kiehl’s Midnight Recovery Concentrate! I will continue to use it even in summer (it doesn’t make the skin oily).

Rating: 4.5/5

Body: Lakme Fruit Moisture Honey & Avocado Winter Care Lotion

Lakme Honey & Avocado winter care lotion

Unlike other Lakme skin care products, the fragrance is strong but not overpowering. The Honey and Avocado lotion did a great job of keeping my skin moisturised throughout the day, though on some days I needed a re-application by night. Even so, I enjoyed using this lotion and the proof lies in the almost-empty bottle. 🙂

Rating: 3.5/5

Body: Nivea Happy Time Body Lotion

Nivea Happy Time Body Lotion

The trusted Nivea’s relatively new product “repairs dryness” and gives a “feel-good sensation”. Does it live up to its two major claims? Yep. Besides, the mild orange flower fragrance is lovely and I find my skin soft and moisturised even 12 hours after application. I could have done with a larger bottle of the product!

Rating: 4/5

Note: These products were provided by the brands’ PR agencies for consideration. But this post is based entirely on my experience with the products.

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. Hema permalink
    February 3, 2012 1:21 pm

    Have you tried any Forest Essentials or Kama Ayurveda stuff? I have been on the lookout for silicone/ paraben/ petro chemical/ sulphate/ artificial colourant free stuff and I’m not sure FE is all of that… Any ideas? Btw, though it has some of this stuff I love Nivea Happy Time and Hydration Therapy. 🙂 I rather liked the parachute body lotion too. Very coconutty. 🙂 I found Dove way, way too greasy.

    • February 4, 2012 10:30 am

      @Hema- Not tried either brand though I’ve heard both are excellent, especially FE. BTW, I’m using a Nature’s Co scrub and I’m loving it! Wanted to try Parachute Body Lotion but not got hold of it yet and not much space on my bathroom shelf anyways. 😛

  2. February 3, 2012 11:10 pm

    Even I love Kiehl’s MRC – have been using it for 2 weeks now 😀

    • February 4, 2012 10:28 am

      @Tanveer- 🙂 Any other Kiehl’s products you trying?

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