Long back, sometime in June or July, I came across this brand. Now, the interesting fact is that this brand is the Indian equivalent of Lush. So, I decided to try it out and shopped on their website for worth of Rs 1800. The first impressions of this brand was the expense. It is so expensive and the products you get for your money would last you hardly 15 days which is quite sad!!
Anyways, I got quite a number of product though their quantities is questionable! So, let me talk about each product.
SaND for Soapaholics Product Reviews
And a Bit of Tenderness Bathing Soap Bar
Price : Rs 360 for 100gms
I got a 100 gms of this soap which lasted me a good 20 days with usage of two times most of the days which is pretty decent.
The texture of the soap is a bit weird. It is powdery and buttery so you would have chunks of it coming out when you try to have a bath. It does cleanse off the skin but it is not good to get rid of persistent dirt or sweat so you can use it in the morning but not evening. It is better to go for proper cleansers at that time. And, it does not get rid of oil even after double or triple cleansing.
And, does it moisturise? Well, I would say that you need to moisturise even after using the handmade soaps. They just clean your skin. Moisturization is a separate function. But, it does not leave the skin stretchy or dry. But, I am not sure how it would react in winters. My skin did feel itchy when I used it. And, a handmade soap having SLS does bother me!! But, then, I am no chemist.
Price : Rs 710 for 100gms
I am not sure if I ordered for 100 gms or was it 50 gms but I used the product for a good 15 days. The product is a blend of all the goodness and as you can imagine, it does sting when you apply it on the skin. Just like you would use any Lush product, I spread this product on my face after splashing it with water and then just scrub it around. The product has an orange peel like texture which acts as gentle exfoliator.
I would not say that this product really makes my skin glowing but it cleanses the skin like any homemade chickpea cleanser would. You can not use it after cleansing your skin in the evening to remove the sunscreen residue. And, it does not even remove oil properly. I did feel that it was a bit harsh for my skin and made my skin dry. But, then, I might be wrong.
Shine & Shiny
Price : Rs 980 for 100gms
So, this is a conditioner. Unfortunately, I used it only once and it did NOTHING for my hair. And, since then, I have been using it as a shaving base. As a shaving base, the product is really amazing. It spreads easily and lets the razor glide on smoothly and does not even dry the skin at all. So, yes, it was useful for something!!
Price : Rs 125 for 20gms
This product is seasonal and was available at the time when I ordered but it is not a regular in their catalogue so I do not have the ingredient list. Now, the first time I used this mask, Mr. P did comment on how glowing my face was looking. That made me happy that atleast something from this brand was working. But, the next two or three times I used the product, there was NO difference. So, again a disappointment.
Price : Rs 2000 for 100gms
Price : Rs 600 for 125gms