PLUM’S VANILLA & FIG RANGE
Beauty brand Plum recently introduced a delicious new line, and you’ll know why we used the term delicious as we take you through it. The line is inspired by delicious desserts and rich, sinful indulgences. We tried the Vanilla & Fig Sweet Fondue Lotion, which works well for all skin types. Its naturally hydrating sunflower seed oil, shea butter and vanilla fruit water not only nourish and smoothen your skin, they also leave behind a sweet-smelling aroma that lingers for a few hours. The lotion, which comes in a press-bottle, has good consistency, which prevents spillage. When it’s applied after a shower, it tackles dryness, keeping your skin feeling hydrated and refreshed. We also tried the shower gel and the body butter, which smells as delicious and keeps your skin smooth, soft and moisturised, even if you don’t use the lotion immediately after a shower. The delicious body butter was easily absorbed, leaving our skin hydrated all day long, while the Fig Rich Shake Body Wash was as moisturising as most of their other bath products. The heady scent lasts for hours after your shower and leaves you feeling fresh and pampered all day long.
Price: Vanilla & Fig Sweet Fondue Lotion Rs 425; Vanilla & Fig Rich Shake Body Wash Rs 400; Vanilla & Fig Feel The Fudge Body Butter Rs 450
SWEET SMELLING RADIANCE
Even though it’s left us with a very mild chill, winter isn’t going anywhere and we’re still tackling dry skin woes as we soak up the cool breeze. To help fight skin problems, Just Herbs, the line of pure, bespoke and Ayurvedic skin and hair care products, brings you a mineral oil free product called the Tender Touch Body Radiance Oil. This glow-imparting, non-sticky and ultra-moisturising oil is a blend of three cold-pressed vegetable oils, aromatic essential oils and skin nurturing Ayurvedic herbs. The nourishing blend also contains mild notes of flowers such as jasmine, which leave a strong, lingering fragrance, but not an overpowering one. What we love is that this beauty blessing contains no mineral oil. “The Ayurvedic herbs used in this oil, including red sandalwood, lodhra, karchura and kasturimanjal, will make your body feel relaxed and refreshed, giving you a sense of ease and well-being, and ensuring circulation of good energy through your body,” says Dr. Neena Chopra, director of beauty and technical at Just Herbs. And, we nod in agreement with her on this one. From the very first use, our skin felt moisturised and nourished, without any trace of dry skin. We were also completely taken in by the sweet-smelling aroma it infuses. This product will definitely become one of your seasonal favourites!
Price: Rs 1,175 for 200ml