Ang-tatva: Pamper Your Skin The Organic Way

Ang-tatva Natural Beauty Products Review

Amongst the many changes that occur in a woman’s body during pregnancy, the most daunting one is that related to her skin and physical appearance. When I conceived, while I could easily deal with my growing belly and the shapeless physique, what really bothered me was the problems of skin acne, dark spots and pigmentation.

As a young girl I had a flawless skin. Thanks to my mother who used to take care of my diet and pamper my skin with her lovely home-made packs. But as I grew out of the happy cocoon of my mom’s house, I never got time to pamper myself the same way. Hence resorting to the ready made beauty products seemed to be an easy option.

Now when the pregnancy hormones started playing their game on my skin, I again tried to find the easy way out and relied upon all the fancy creams and beauty products that claimed to provide an immediate solution. I hate to say that none seemed to show the desired results. Apart from digging a big hole in my pocket, the unwanted chemicals in these products ended up doing more harm than good.

I had almost given up missing my flawless skin and adjusted with the fact that acne and dark spots are probably going to be my friends for life. Just then I stumbled upon this brand called Ang-tatva, which offered a perfect home-made solution to all my skin related problems.

About Ang-tatva

Ang-tatva

Ayurveda has immense power in healing different ailments. When it comes to skin, natural remedies followed by our great ancestors work wonders. Believing in the goodness of nature and the multiple effects it can have on human body, Misha, a fashion designer and blogger by profession, aimed to provide an organic alternative to various chemical based beauty products that are available in the market. Hence her brand Ang-tatva was born with a vision to provide fresh and personalized beauty and skin care products derived by miraculous herbs and powerful kitchen ingredients.

What’s unique about Ang-tatva is that each of its product is customized to suit individual needs and problems. Isn’t it great to know that there is one brand that understands our individual beauty related concerns and provides a special customised home-made solution to the same?

My Experience

I got a chance to interact with Misha and discuss with her all the issues related to my skin. Keeping my problem areas in mind, she came up with a special tailor-made solution and sent across three wondrous products- Scrub Off, Anti-Acne Mask and Ang-tatva Soaps. I have been using these products for a long time. Here is my take on each of them-

KAYA TATVA – SCRUB OFF

Ingredients: brown sugar, gram flour, kesar, few ayurvedic blends.
Price: Rs 550 for a pack of 100g

I started to use the scrub as per the instructions mentioned on the container, i.e, taking a spoonful of the same and mixing with little honey and lemon juice. The scrub was gentle and easy to use. I rubbed it for 4-5 minutes and then allowed it to rest for some time. Unlike other scrubs it did not stick on my skin and could easily be rinsed off with warm water. After the first use itself, I could feel it’s magic. The immediate freshness on my face was evident. All the dead skin was gone and my face was smooth to touch so much so that I wanted to pinch my own cheeks.

KAYA TATVA- ANTI ACNE MASK

Ingredients: rice flour, lemon rind, orange peel, turmeric powder, lodhra, yastimadhu and few pulses mix.
Price: Rs 459 for a 75g container

This pack could be used by mixing with egg or rose water. Since I hate the smell of raw eggs I chose to try it with rose water. As I applied it on my face, I was reminded of the same home-made packs that my mum used to make for me years ago. I easily sat reminiscing the old days while the pack was left to dry. On removing it, my skin wasn’t dry or flaky. In fact, it was fresh and rejuvenated. With consistent use of this mask over a period of time, I could see gradual reduction of acne and dark spots.

ANG-TATVA SOAPS

I have used two cleansing soaps by Ang-tatva

1.Deep Cleaning Charcoal Soap

This consists of glycerin goat milk and activated charcoal. It costs Rs 325 for 2 bars.

2. Lime and orange glycerin soap

This is made of lime extract, orange peel powder, glycerin and coconut oil. This rose-shaped soap is priced at Rs 225 for 2 bars.

Both the soaps have a mesmerizing aroma which lasts long on the skin. They lather well and leave the skin soft and supple after every use. I specially loved the fragrance of the lime and orange soap and wished it could last long. But given the fact that these soaps are handmade and do not contain chemicals in any form, they tend to melt fast.

The Mom Sagas’ Take On Ang-tatva Products

I loved the three products that I used and would absolutely recommend it, especially if you are looking for a customized solution for specific skin and hair related problems.

Hits:

1. All the products are chemical free and fully organic.

2. They are homemade and personally curated as per the individual need.

3. One can feel the goodness after the first use itself as its result is immediate.

4. Each product comes with a special personalized message with the name of the recipient written on it. Reading my name on the jar brought a big smile on my face.

5. The ingredients and directions to use are clearly mentioned on the packs (except for the soaps)

6. The expiry date as well as precautionary note on how to perform a patch test is clearly stated too.

7. These products are delivered at your doorsteps with proper packaging.

Lows:

1.They come in glass jars and so need to be handled with care.

2. Since these products are made of kitchen ingredients, herbs and natural elements, some of them have a strong smell which may not be pleasant for everyone.

I can easily say that my search for a perfect brand that can take care of my skin in the most gentle and organic way, has ended. I am one happy customer of Ang-tatva. After their skin care range I am now planning to pamper myself with their hair oils and masks. Want to have a look at their wonderful collection? Click here. You can also find them on Facebook and Instagram.

There are many more Moms vouching for Ang-tatva’s natural beauty products. Click here to read Jasmeet’s experience of using Ang-tatva’s D-Tan Pack and Under-eye Roll. Also read Udita’s review of their D-tan Face Scrub and Pack.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was sent these products by Misha to use and share my experience. The review holds my honest opinion and personal observations of using these products for over a month.

Also read my review of Mamaearth’s under eye cream and body cream for stretch marks

Softsens Baby Care Range : Gentle Skin Care For Your Little One

Softsens Baby Care Range of Products- For The Precious Skin Of Your Child

Every mom has her favorites when it comes to baby care products. While we all have different choices, our criteria to choose that one brand that suits our kids is more or less the same.

I have tried multiple skin care brands for Aarav and Aarohi, in their first year. Everytime I would buy a new product, I would look into factors like affordability, effectiveness, suitability, natural ingredients and safe constituents. While there are many brands that fulfill one or two of these criteria, there are very few which fulfill all. Finally, I came across Softsens, that one brand which could tick off all the criteria that I usually look for.

About Softsens

Softsens’ mission is to provide moms with convenient, safe, efficient, sustainable, and affordable products that help motherhood be the most blissful experience of life for them. Their products are ‘Inspired by Mom, Developed by Experts’. This Indian company believes in a simple philosophy that ‘Mom Knows Best’ and so they listen to the needs and experiences of real parents across the world before creating any product. Their aim is to combine the valuable insights of parents with the knowledge of world class experts, and develop products that ensure safe and happy parenting. Their range includes Bath and Body Products, Bodysuits, Accessories, etc. Click here to have a look at their collection.

Key Features
  1. All the products are hypoallergenic and dermatologically tested

  2. They are alkali free and do not include synthetic colours

  3. They are not tested on animals.

  4. These products are suitable for all skin types, of both new borns and well as older children.

My Experience

Imagine how you would feel on receiving a complete hamper of baby care products by a brand! Elated? Yes, that’s exactly how I felt. We received a neatly packed hamper that contained the entire range of bath and body range products. Even before I could use the products there were two things that impressed me beyond measure-

1. The Packaging- Not every brand pays so much attention to the outer packaging of their products. The team of Softsens however is different. We received the products neatly placed in a printed card board box. Given to the perfect packaging, there was no scope of spillage or damage of any product. 

Softsens

2. A Beautiful Note– What more would make a mom feel special than a few words meant to appreciate her? Well, Softsens won my heart with this beautiful message that came packed with the products.

Softsens

The Products:

Here is our experience with the products that we received –

1. Baby Massage Oil

Softsens

  • Light oil, not too dense
  • Non-sticky and non-greasy
  • Hydrates the baby skin well
  • Has Vitamin E and Olive Extracts

I have used this oil on my kid’s skin as well as hair and it worked well for both.

Price:  Rs 175 for 200 ml

2. Baby Shampoo

Softsens

  • Tear-free formula
  • Safe for everyday use
  • Mild, gentle, enriched with essential oils
  • Thick and lathers well

The shampoo left my kid’s hair soft and smooth. I personally loved it fragrance and the effect it left on their hair.

Price: Rs 165 for 200 ml

3. Baby Wash

Softsens

  • Tear-free formula and doesn’t cause irritation in eyes
  • Enriched with Shea butter and natural milk
  • A small portion is enough to lather well
  • Has a pleasing fragrance

The baby wash rinses off easily. It doesn’t need a lot of rubbing or washing. It does not leave the skin rough or dry after use.

Price: Rs 150 for 200 ml

4. Baby Soap

Softsens

  • Made with 100% pure vegetable oil
  • Free of synthetic colours
  • Easy to hold and lathers well

I liked the fragrance and soft appeal of this soap. It doesn’t leave the skin dry after use. However it melts quickly in water and so may get over soon than expected.

Price: Rs 45 for 75g

5. Baby Cream

Softsens

  • Rich with Vitamin E and Shea butter
  • Moisturizes the skin well
  • Keep the skin hydrated for long

The cream is thin in texture and consistency.  Although that makes it easy to use and apply but it can also lead to some amount of wastage as a lot comes out in a single squeeze. One has to squeeze the product carefully for optimal usage.

Price: Rs 135 for 100 g

6. Baby Lotion

Softsens

  • Contains natural milk cream and Shea butter
  • Moisturizes the skin well
  • Thin in consistency and easy to apply

The lotion is thin in consistency. It is  easy to rub and spreads across the skin well.

Price: Rs 150 for 200 ml

7. Baby Wipes

Softsens

  • Alcohol free wipes, safe for daily use
  • Contains Vitamin E and Aloe Vera extracts
  • The texture is thick and strong
  • Has a sticky cover on top that keeps the product wet

I loved the wipes. They are well-moistened and do not dry up quickly. They are super soft and gentle on the kid’s skin.

Price:  Rs 65 for a pack of 20 wipes

8. Baby Powder

Softsens

I do not use talcum powder for my kids, so haven’t used this particular product. The constituents mentioned on the pack, however, ensure that the powder is pure and gentle. It helps to prevent friction and reduce excess sweating.

Price: Rs 110 for 200g

Mom’s Recommendation

I would surely recommend Softsens baby care products as they are designed keeping in mind the needs and requirements of a baby’s soft skin. All the products are mild and have a pleasing fragrance. I particularly liked their baby wash and baby shampoo that suited my kids well. Their entire range is super affordable and value for money.


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I was sent these products by the brand to use on my kids and share my experience of the same. The review holds my honest opinion and personal views of using these products for over a period of one month.


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Also read Ang-tatva: Pamper Your Skin The Organic Way

Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream : Review

Diaper rash is one of the most common dermatological problems among kids. As much careful we tend to be, our children still get affected by this discomforting rash at some point.

The first time my girl suffered from a diaper rash, I did not know what to do. As uneasy it was for her, it was equally difficult for me to see her delicate bottom fully covered in red. Her constant wailing and distress was something that made me nervous. That’s when I realized the importance of maintaining a proper diaper hygiene and using a good diaper cream.

Following a good diaper-changing routine is always wise. Here are some steps I usually follow every time I change my kids’ diaper:

1. Washing hands before changing the diaper.

2. Changing the diaper as soon as it becomes heavy or soiled.

3. Cleaning the baby’s bottom and ensuring it’s dry before putting on the fresh diaper.

4. Sometimes I also apply some coconut oil or a mild bottom cream that could prevent rashes.

Recently I have started using Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream. This cream can be used for both the purposes-  treating the severe rashes and also preventing it. Regular use of this cream can prevent the recurrence of rashes and also has a nourishing effect on the child’s skin.

Key Features

Diaper rash

 

 

 

 

1.This cream is hypoallergenic, paraben-free and  phthalate-free.

2. It is dermatologist tested.

3. It contains Zinc Oxide as the active ingredient which is the number one pediatrician-recommended ingredient for treatment of diaper rash.

4. It also contains pure Cocoa Butter, Vitamins A, D and pro Vitamin B5.

Price and Availabilty

The cream is priced at Rs. 415 for 125g and is easily available on online at sites like Amazon, First Cry, Nykaa.

Our Experience

Diaper rash

I found Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream to be very effective in treating the problem of rashes. It’s result was visible after using it twice. The cream seemed to have an immediate soothing effect on my girl. Her itching and scratching clearly reduced.

Hits

1. This cream is non-sticky, easy to apply and gets absorbed on the skin quickly.

2. Since the cream is hypoallergenic, it is unlikely to cause any allergic reaction. It is approved by dermatologists and hence, is safe to use.

3. The fact that it can be used to both prevent rashes and treat them is impressive.

4. The cream suited my child’s sensitive skin and it’s application did not cause any irritation or burning sensation.

5. The packaging of this product is good and provides all the relevant information about the constituents. It also mentions the directions on how to use it.

6. The tube has a safety seal and a strong lid that prevents the chances of leakage.

7. The cream also has a fragrance of cocoa butter which leaves a pleasant effect.

8. It is appropriately priced and much economical than various other brands available in the market.

Lows

1. Although it’s a non-sticky cream, it does not spread across the skin smoothly and requires rubbing once or twice. However once applied it does get absorbed easily on the skin.

2. I would personally prefer a smaller pack of this cream which would be ideal for travelling purpose. May be a pack of 50g or 75g would fit easily in my travelling kit.

Conclusion

Whether we use cloth diapers or disposables, diaper rash and the irritation that is caused due to wet skin, still finds it way among kids. Palmer’s Bottom Butter Diaper Rash Cream, is a wonderful solution to treat the problem of rashes and also to prevent such flare-ups in the first place.


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Also read: Ang-tatva: Pamper Your Skin The Organic Way


Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I have been regularly using this cream for over a period of two months. The review holds my honest views and personal experience of using the same.


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The Moms Co Tea for Acidity Relief- Natural Solution To The Problem of Heartburn and Indigestion

To Tea or Not To Tea–  Think No More With The Moms Co Tea for Acidity Relief

All through my pregnancy, one of the major dilemmas I faced was whether to have my favourite cup of tea or not. I have been a tea-addict since my college days. All my exam preparations and late night studies was possible, only when I had a few cups of tea ready beside my table. So this habit of drinking tea everyday wasn’t new when I got pregnant. My morning cuppa used to be refreshing and the only thing that could wake me up.

While tea used to help keep the pregnancy-induced drowsiness away, it brought its own set of problems too- the major ones being acidity and heartburn. As soon as I had hit the second trimester, this problem was at its peak and used to get aggravated with tea and other caffeinated drinks.  I always used to wish if there was one brand that probably makes tea especially for pregnant, tea- addict women like me. And guess what, it seems my wish was heard by The Moms Co.

About The Moms Co

Doesn’t the name say it all?

The Moms Co is a brand that keeps the needs of expecting moms in mind and aims to provide them that what is best for their babies. Using the most effective natural ingredients, they have a range of products that are chemical-free and safe-to-use for moms to-be. Their products are developed and tested with the best experts across India, Australia and Switzerland,.

The Moms Co Tea For Acidity Relief

The Moms Colo

This all-natural, caffeine-free, herbal tea helps ease heartburn and calms the digestive system. Created by and imported from Expert Formulators in Europe, this tea is FSSAI approved. It doesn’t contain any synthetic flavours or preservatives and is absolutely safe to be consumed during pregnancy.

Ingredients

The tea is a herbal blend of chamomile flowers, lemon balm, peppermint leaves, sunflowers and blackcurrant leaves. All these products help to stimulate digestion, boost immunity and reduce the problem of nausea and heartburn.

How To Use

Use one teaspoon of tea leaves in 50 ml (approximately one cup) of freshly boiled water. Leave it to infuse for around 8-10 minutes. Sieve and use.

Price and Availability

The tea costs Rs 699 for a 50g pack and is available at The Moms Co website. They offer a variety of skin care products. Along with the tea for acidity relief, they also offer a special tea for nourishing feed, exclusively meant for lactating mothers. You can check their entire range here

My Experience

I have been using this tea regularly now. It has a minty taste and a mesmerizing fragrance. I find the taste of the tea enhances when mixed with lemon and sugar. However one can have it even without any extra element. It is easy on the stomach and doesn’t make one feel full or bloated.

When tired, I particularly try to have this tea as it seems to have a calming effect that de-stresses me. The best part is that the tea works equally well for elderly people. My parents too liked its taste and found it super effective in easing acidity.

 

Here are a few things I like about this tea-

Hits
  1. The product comes in a sturdy, air-tight container that lists out all the relevant details about the ingredients, directions to use, caution, etc
  2. The aroma of the tea-leaves is supremely pleasing.
  3. The tea is not just meant for pregnant ladies but can also be consumed by all adults, including old men and women.
  4. It is highly effective in relieving the problem of acidity for all.
  5. The tea also has a cooling effect that aids to reduce heartburn.
  6. It can easily be made with water and doesn’t require any added element.
Lows
  1. The product is so far only available online
  2. I find the tea also has a soporific effect that may not suit all. However, it’s a boon for pregnant ladies.

The Moms Co Tea for Acidity Relief has become a part of our everyday routine and we highly recommend it to everybody. It’s not just me but there are more moms too, who would vouch for this amazing herbal tea. Read my friend, Prisha’s review of the same, here.

If you also happen to face the dilemma- To Tea Or Not To Tea– then you are surely provided with the right answer. This natural tea is a perfect alternative to your regular caffeinated drinks.

Do try this tea and share your experience with us.

Disclaimer: This is not a sponsored post. I have received this product by the company to use and share my experience of the same. The review holds my honest opinion and personal views of using this product for over a period of two weeks.

 

Also read Ang-Tatva Natural Beauty Products Review