I have been receiving a lot of requests about sharing my winter skin care routine. I am hoping that this comprehensive post shall cover all the aspects of my skincare routine during winters. This post is also interesting, since I shall be demonstrating how a single budget friendly brand has set up a routine for me to take care of my skin. And since I have dry skin, the problem really aggravates during winters. Hence, I need to make an extra effort to keep my skin hydrated. I try and drink water at regular intervals. I make it a point to eat a fruit everyday. I eat a lot of green vegetables and nuts like almonds, walnuts and peanuts.
Well, we have finally bid winters goodbye, err. almost, atleast in Kolkata. However, I would love to share an amazing skincare kit that kept my hair and skin nourished during the winters. I was sent the Indus Valley Bio Organic PREMIUM WEEKEND WINTER CARE & SPA Kit and which is sufficient to last you the entire winter season in India (roughly 12 to 16 weeks).
Coming back to my skincare routine, my apologies to the brand for this late review, but then, I wanted to try out the kit and convince myself before reviewing it up on my blog. The kit included the following products :
- Skin Care Oil
- Retexturing Night Cream
- Hair Care Oil
- Argan Oil Shampoo
- Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil
- Haireaze Spa
- Extra Virgin Olive Massage Oil
- Cold Pressed Sweet Almond Oil
The above mentioned products in the kit add to Rs.2300/-, however the Brand has economically priced it at Rs.1999/-. The products when used every weekend shall last for 12 to 16 weeks, or even more (depending on the length of your hair and the amount that is used by you).
The first thing that struck me about the product was its packaging. The items came in a box tied with a green satin ribbon. I felt as if Santa Claus had arrived a little early. The products were securely packed in the box and the packaging is very user friendly.
What the brand claims?
This winter it’s time to make your hair, face and skin prepared with a pocket-friendly and amazingly effective range of products from Indus Valley. The Premium Winter Care products take care of your head to toe with absolute winter care essentials like olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, Skin Care Oil, Argan Hair Care Oil, Argan Oil Shampoo, Hair Eaze Mask, Hair Ultima Spa, Retexturing Night Cream that give you a comprehensive solution for winters. So get winter ready with a never before Limited Edition Price of 1999 INR and pamper yourself even during the chilling winters.
- Skin Care Oil
- Hair Care Regime
- Night Care Cream
Skin Care Oil
Bio Organic Skin Care Oil :- This is a multipurpose oil that gives your face and skin absolute protection against the harsh winters. This was the first product that I had used from the box. It has a pleasant musk like smell attached to it. I take a few drops of the oil on my palm and massage it all over my face after bath. My skin is good to go for the entire day, and there is a healthy glow on my skin. It even works as a makeup remover, however, I have not tested it to remove my makeup yet.This also claims to diminish scars, fade stretch marks, even and enhance your skin tone, minimise lines, nourish, hydrate and moisturise. It truly lives upto its name of being a multipurpose oil.
A 60 ml bottle retails for Rs.499/-.
Bio Organic Almond Oil :- Made of pure Almonds, this coldpressed Hexane Free Oil gives nourishment to your face and keeps it soft and supple. I use this on my hair and skin. It is derived by the pressing as well as grinding of fruits by the process of granite milestones press. It’s nutritional value is retained intact since it is extracted by the pressing as well as grinding of fruits by the process of granite milestones press. The almond oil is free from dangerous chemicals like Bisphenaol A or Hexane, and hence, it can be applied on sensitive skin too. It is rich constituents like fatty Acids, antioxidants, Vitamins A, B , D and E and works wonderfully on damaged and frizzy hair. I apply it overnight on my hair and wash it the next day with a mild shampoo. It imparts a wonderful shine to my hair. My hair also feels soft.
A 100 ml bottle retails for Rs.199/-.
Bio Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil :- Made of pure garden fresh olives, this oil penetrates your skin and gives it a comfortable moisturized feel. I use it as a massage oil on my skin before bath, and I don’t feel the need to apply a body lotion after bath. It really keeps my skin supple and moisturised. This is a multipurpose olive oil that can be used for hair, skin as well as face. Made of olives, known for phenolic antioxidant Vitamin E and healthy fats, it is a boon for attaining smooth and healthy skin. The oil is 100% natural in constitution free from artificial unsafe chemicals like Bisphenaol A, Hexane and can be used by men, women as well as infants. This Oil is an all-rounder solution for hair and skin. As an olive oil for skin, it helps to treat dry chapped lips, hydrates and nourishes dry skin and helps to strengthen bones and muscles. Application of the oil on a regular basis on cracked heels helps to make them soft and cuticle free. Highly beneficial for nails and can also be used as a night cream, a makeup remover as well as under eye cream (though I have not used it as a makeup remover).
A 100 ml bottle retails for Rs.199/- .
Bio Organic Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil :- Keep the winters at bay with your hair soft and smooth with the coldpressed, extra-virgin coconut oil. I have been using it as a makeup remover, and this one gently takes off all the stubborn waterproof makeup from my face in a gentle manner. What more? It nourishes my skin as well, so there is no need to apply a moisturiser separately after makeup removal. This is a 100% Organic Raw Cold Processed Centrifuge extracted unrefined Extra Virgin Coconut Oil. The 175 ml jar retails for Rs.199/- only. The open mouthed jar is really helpful even when the oil solidifies during winters.
Hair Care Regime
Bio Organic Hair Eaze Spa :- I got my hair straightened around 6 months back, and ever since them, my chemically treated mane requires regular hair spa. While going to the parlour for a hair spa is a luxury for working women like me, who slog for 6 days a week, the Hair Eaze Spa has promptly come to my rescue. My hair turns frizzy after a few washes, so I ensure that I get a hair spa at home on every alternate Sunday. This cream is enriched with the goodness of natural oils which even imparts a shine to my hair.
I wash my hair with the Argan Oil Shampoo, and towel dry it. Then I take a generous amount of the hair spa cream and rub it gently over my hair, from roots to tip. I avoid using it on the scalp. I leave it on for a good 30 mins before I wash it with plain water. My hair has never stopped thanking me, I tell you!
One jar of 175gm retails for Rs.299/-
Bio Organic Argan Hair Care Oil & Argan Oil Shampoo :- The Argan Oil and Argan Oil Shampoo enriched with the goodness of Argan seeds from Morocco is an amazing combination for your hair to keep it smooth, bouncy and oil-free. Both me and my husband swear by the amazing benefits of this product, and this acts as a perfect pair to keep my frizzy hair in place.
A 100 ml shampoo bottle retails for Rs.149/- The bottle is quite travel friendly, and I had carried it on my trip to Darjeeling. The 60ml argan hair oil bottle retails for Rs.499/-.
Night Care Cream : The Night Cream from Indus Valley is enriched with the goodness of Jasmine, Kokum Butter and Saffron, which keeps my face soft, smooth and supple even during the harshest winter nights. I have dry skin, hence this cream has really worked well for me. The only con for this cream would be its packaging. The tub spills over whenever I try dispensing some of the product before I hit the bed. I always keep this jar on my bedside table, so that I do not forget its application at night. Our skin heals up during night when we are asleep, hence you should never skip your night cream (even if you have oily skin).
- Restores elasticity
- Prevent from skin sagging
- Make skin soft, nourishes skin
- Minimize fine lines of skin aging
- Moisturizes skin, reduces wrinkles
A 50 ml jar costs Rs.250/-
Some of the best things about the brand, Indus Valley
- Their Almond Is Coldpressed, Hexane-Free, Sweet unlike other commonly found Almond oils in the market.
- Coconut Oil is Extra-Virgin and Coldpressed that establishes its exclusivity from other coconut oils in the market.
- Hair Spa Mask has a brilliant combination of some exotic herbs which are great for haircare.
- The Argan Hair Care Oil has the presence of Argan seeds from Morocco.
- The SkinCare Oil is a great Multipurpose Oil that has the goodness of amazing herbs from all over the world.
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Disclaimer: The Premium Weekend Winter Care & Spa Kit was sent by the Brand in exchange of a review, however the views in this blog post are honest and unbiased.