Product Review- Ryaal Anti-Aging Vitamin C 20% Serum with Hyaluronic Acid and Vit E

Hey Guys!

I have been trying this product for a long time now. I had to stop using it when the weather got really hot. Mangalore city is quite hot and humid and at that time I really don’t like anything on my face except for SPF and face mists or water ! In order to give you a proper idea about this product, I had to restart using it once the climate changed. I’m sure you’ll understand as you read through the review.  So let’s get into the details 🙂

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p style=”text-align:justify;”>About the Brand:
Ryaal is a brand that is into 100% organic pure,non diluted essential oils and skin care and hair care products as well. The brand has an affordable range of essential oils and skin care products and yes! the production facility At Ryaal Essentials is certified with Haccp, Halal, Iso 9001 and Kosher Certification.

Price : Rs.499 for 30 ml

Shelf Life: 2 years

Ingredients:

Deionized Aqua, Aloe Vera, Vitamin C, MSM, Botanical Hyaluronic Acid, Witch Hazel, Jojoba oil, Phenexyethanol, Vitamin E, Gotu Kola Extract, Horsetail Plant Extract, Geranium Extract, and Dandelion Extract.

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p style=”text-align:justify;”>Ryaal Vitamin C Serum Claims:
Powerful Anti-Aging Formulation – Proven to Reduce Appearance of Wrinkles & Fine Lines While Helping Boost Collagen, Fade Sun & Age Spots and Improved Skin Firming, Brightening, and Tone for a Smoother, Fresher, More Revitalized Youthful Complexion.

THE DIFFERENCE in skin treated with Ryaal Naturals Vitamin C Serum is striking. In addition to its powerful anti-aging properties, customers have reported that this proprietary facial serum has helped to shrink pores, clear up acne, prevent breakouts, and minimize the appearance of acne scars – leaving skin proudly radiating a healthier appearance that glows

HIGHEST QUALITY INGREDIENTS – Formulated with only the highest quality natural & organic ingredients, and nothing more + this concentrated vitamin c serum has not only been proven to be effective, but it’s surprisingly gentle too, and the perfect solution for even the most sensitive skin types

THE BEST MOISTURIZER FOR OILY SKIN – Do you have an oily skin and you feel you can’t find a moisturiser that doesn’t make your face oily? Ryaal Vitamin C serum is your solution! It’s the best moisturiser for oily skin type. It keeps your skin moisturised yet clear and oil free!

Packaging:

The serum comes in a blue-bottle with a gold and black coloured dropper which gives the bottle a royal look. the detail about the product are mentioned on the bottle. The bottle reminds me of the Nykaa Essential Oil range which has a similar colour code.

Availability:
All the Ryaal products are easily available online at Amazon, Flipkart and their official website.

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Cleanse and tone face, pat dry. Spread several drops over Face, Neck and Chest and allow to absorb. Follow with Ryaal natural moisturizer. Can be used once or twice a day, morning or evening. I mostly use serums at night before I go to bed 🙂

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The consistency is medium. It feels thick on application but gets absorbed quickly.

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My Take on the Product:
I loved the packaging right from the box in which the bottle of serum was packed to the bottle itself. the colour combination of blue, black and gold gives it a royal look. however the dropper broke while I tried to open it up , which was disappointing, as I had to hunt for a substitute.

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p style=”text-align:justify;”>The details of the product are on the bottle itself which I good, as most of the times I throw the packaging and I have to hunt for details online later on.
Serums have been on my mind lately and it is really hard to find good affordable ones. However, the word serum always makes me feel that the product will be light on the skin, will not make the skin feel oily and the consistency would be thinner compared to other products.

The Vitamin C serum is medium in consistency. I have tried a serum from the brand ” the Ordinary” and it was thicker in consistency. I had stopped using the serum as Mangalore is hot and humid and applying serums and then moisturising would just make me feel hot and want to rinse my face off. However the monsoons have begun and its time for the serums and moisturisers!!!

The serum despite being thick, blends into the skin well and vanishes in a few minutes! Obviously, the effects of any serum wont be seen in a day or a week. Try it out for a month or so and you’ll definitely notice an improvement in your skin. The scars fade off and lighten, the fine lines reduce and you will love your skin.

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For those with dry skin, you will love the product and may want to apply a moisturizer as well.

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– 100 % organic, vegetarian,Handmade and paraben-free
– Attractive Packaging
– Travel friendly
– Good and affordable product in the serums segment to begin with
– Nice Citric Fragrance
– Gives the skin a glow
– No breakouts and suits all skin type
– Fades dark spots and acne scars

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– The dropper broke when I tried to fix it.

Overall, the product range from Ryaal is affordable and good for beginners and those who love organic products. I love the products from the brand and look forward to new launches (maybe in the bath and body segment!). Let me know about your experiences with the product and brand 🙂

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Hope the review helped you!
Love,
Sonali.

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Product Review: Ryaal Mr. Beans – 100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub

A coffee Scrub that would be loved by all the coffee lovers!!!!!

Yes! This scrub is loaded with the goodness of organic coffee, coconut and wild bee honey. Once this little tub is opened up, the aroma of coffee is what got me lost in the product for a while. So let me give you all the detail about this amazing product. This is a PR sample and this product is something that I have fallen in love with and will definitely repurchase.

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Ryaal is a brand that is into 100% organic pure, non diluted essential oils and skin care and hair care products as well.

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” CELLULITE ENEMY: We combine best quality of organic coffee grounds with moisturizing, skin-soothing wild bee honey and organic coconut oil for an extra exfoliating kick. By massaging our organic anti cellulite coffee body scrub onto any problem area, it may help in reduction of the appearance of cellulite.

LOADED WITH ANTI-OXIDANTS: Our Coffee Body Scrub is loaded with antioxidants, which help to fight the appearance of premature skin aging like wrinkles, sun spots, and fine lines. When applied under and around the eyes, it can help in minimizing the appearance of puffy eyes as caffeine restricts blood vessels, which reduces swelling and inflammation. It may also help lightens the appearance of dark circles under the eyes.

100% NATURAL EXFOLIATING SCRUB & ACNE TREATMENT SKINCARE: Exfoliate your skin improves circulation & help remove residual dirt, giving you a fresher, younger, more moisturized appearance. Coffee grounds in this scrub acts as a mechanical exfoliate that helps to scrub away dead skin to reveal the new, healthy skin underneath and as a chemical exfoliater removing skin cells with enzymes or acidic properties.

COCOA COCONUT SHEA BUTTER SUGAR FACIAL SCRUBS FORMULA: This high caffeine formula specializes in targeting stretch marks & Spider veins while boosting your skins anti-oxidants. The caffeine in a coffee scrub may also help in reducing the appearance of varicose veins. This dead sea salt body scrub also helps to lighten the scars and tighten the skin.

100% Natural Arabica Coffee Scrub 125 gm with Organic Coffee, Coconut and Wild Bee Honey : Purchase with complete peace of mind, If you are not completely satisfied with the product, we will refund your entire purchase.. “

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Price: Rs. 499/- for 125gm tub

Packaging: I love the Matte finish black tub!!. The tub, the colour and the letterings used reminds me of Lush!!! I just wished they had sent over a spatula with the tub ! The ingredients are mentioned on the tub.

Consistency: The scrub is not one of those Thick scrubs. Its light and in liquid form. It has The coffee granules in it which make your skin squeaky clean and leaves behind a glow.

Fragrance: Strong Coffee aroma

My Take on the Product:

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I have sensitive skin , but not much of acne. The product didn’t break me out and the fragrance is simply amazing. I am a coffee lover and hence the fragrance appeals to me. If you are not very fond of coffee, you might give this a miss , just cos of the fragrance. But I would still suggest that you try this out!

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I have used this product for months now, and I haven’t used it just on my face , but as a body scrub at times too. And I like the immediate effect! the skin gets a glow and gets squeaky clean. I don’t rub the product harshly onto my skin. A light rub is enough.

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As a face mask, you need to apply it onto your face and allow it to dry up. As you rinse it off with water, gently rub the product in circular motion and then rinse it off completely.

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Coffee is supposed to help in lightening pigmentation, scars and brightening the skin. The scrub serves the purpose. I use it once a week and a lot of dark spots have lightened.
It makes the skin more bright and radiant.

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– Highly effective in lightening the dark spots and pigmentation.
– it is 100% handmade and vegetarian.
-doesn’t dry the skin like most of the other scrubs.( the other scrub which I recommend is the almond shea and rose from Juicy Chemistry).
– Doesn’t irritate the skin (especially the coffee granules)
– effective as a Deep Cleanser and gets rid of Blackheads.
-Love the coffee fragrance

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-Overpowering Coffee fragrance which can be an issue for those who dislike coffee or have a sensitive nose.
-Comes in a tub- please pack in a spatula team !!! Its a little unhygienic if it has to be used by all.
-The products are available online and not in stores in the market.

So, this product is my Favourite and I recommend this one to all the coffee lovers and also the non-coffee lovers!!!! Please go and try this out!!! A must have scrub in your kin care regime. Though this was a PR sample, this product is gonna be on my repurchase list!

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So go try out their products and let me know what you feel about them!

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Sonali.

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Review: The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel

Hi guys!!! been a while since I’ve raved about few products :D! Just Kidding 🙂 But yes, here I am , back with a few back to back reviews on the products that I’ve been using of late in my shower, skin care etc. So yes, I thought I would share my views on the products so that you could go ahead and purchase them or avoid purchasing them.

I had posted my shower essentials on Instagram. Now if you aren’t following me there,go ahead and follow me: SonaliMendonsa , ‘cos I give mini reviews out there and i think those might help you out as well. I also review restaurants, food, skin care, makeup etc, in fact i review the things that I invest on as I am sure many of you would like a second opinion before you go and splurge on the products ( I do that even now, I look upto some of my favourite youtubers for their opinions )

I simply love the products from The Body Shop and they have always fascinated me with their new launches, and the ingredients used and the needs they cater to. So I always look forward to their new launches and cant resist the urge to splurge a little on these goodies. But yes, The Body Shop is very kind to skin care addicts like me and comes up with the Flat 50% off on certain products on their online store, and I managed to grab this Shower Gel and many more products at half the original price.

So, let me begin about the product that has been a part of my shower essentials : The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel.

The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel claims to:

Lather up with richly foaming, non-drying cleansing for your shower, enriched with Community Fair Trade Argan oil from Morocco.

Price: Rs. 425 (currently available at a discounted price of Rs.345)

Quantity: 250 ml

Packaging:  All shower gels of The Body Shop come in sturdy transparent plastic bottle with a flip top cap which makes it easy to dispense the product on a loofah or your palm.The Consistency of the shower gel is medium which can be easily poured.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Fragrance: The shower gel has a woody, yet sweet and very mild fragrance. Not a fragrance that makes one feel like getting rid of the product or the person smellling of the product ;p

My Experience with The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel:

The Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel smells soothing and is quite different from the range of shower gels that The Body Shop has (Satsuma, Moringa, Olive,etc. which are more fruity/floral). Argan Oil had stormed the skincare/beauty/makeup industry and I could see and hear Argan oil and its benefits in almost every second product.

Argan Oil on its own has various benefits and let me restrict them to the skin and body:

  • Argan oil balances out your skin’s natural oil production and completely transforms your skin, making you look more radiant.
  • Its hydrating properties are also great on wrinkles and help to plump up skin.
  • It can be used as a daily moisturizer before you layer on your SPF.
  • You can use argan oil as a full body moisturizer, applying it just as you would a body lotion or cream. Apply the oil right after you get out of the shower while your skin is still wet for the best moisturizing results.
  • Argan oil is a great treatment for your hands, especially on your cuticles and nails if they’re prone to cracking and peeling. Hydrated hands are youthful hands

So now you know why its used in cosmetics, skincare as well as in hair care. And a lot of bloggers raved about all the products that contain Argan Oil, which is quite right, cos don’t we all want to look young? and have radiant skin? and youthful hands? I do.

Back to the shower gel, a little of the product on the loofah lathers up enough for a shower. If you avoid using a loofah you may require 3-4 mid sized dispenses for a shower.

The fragrance lingers in the  bathroom for a while post the shower, so the next person to use the bathroom will enter a spa for sure [ you can be sure about that 🙂 ].  The fragrance on the body isn’t long lasting; it may last maximum upto an hour, then body mists would do the trick 🙂 . The fragrance is released upon lathering of the shower gel.

Being a soap free cleanser, it doesn’t dry the skin which is a plus point especially in cities which are hot and humid and you don’t want to use a moisturizer immediately post your shower. A moisturizer could be used post an hour or so, as the moisturizing effect fades away with time.

Overall, A good shower gel that cleanses, makes you smell pleasant and nourishes your skin avoiding the immediate need of  moisturizer.

Pros of the Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel:

  • It is a soap free cleanser which is the best thing in a shower gel as it moisturizes the skin instead of making it feel dry and dehydrated.
  • Mild Woody yet Fruity fragrance.
  • Good packaging-simple yet effective.
  • A bottle of shower gel can last a month.
  • No spill outs while traveling.
  • Travel friendly packaging.
  • The bottles can be recycled.
  • The product isn’t tested on animals.

Cons of the Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel:

  • The fragrance isn’t long lasting.
  • The pricing of the product makes it fall into the expensive category of skincare (However, keep a watch on the Flat 50% off sale that The Body Shop has on a timely basis. You can save a lot and be the proud owner of their products without crying).

My Rating:

4.8/5 ( Because one needs to wait for the sale to get the product at half the price, and yes, I would prefer the Satsuma Shower Gel over this for its long lasting lingering fragrance)

Would I repurchase The Body Shop Wild Argan Oil Shower Gel? What do I recommend?

Yes, I would if i am looking for a mildly scented shower gel and a soap-free cleanser. Else I would recommend : The Body Shop Satsuma Shower Gel or The Body Shop Olive Shower Gel.

I hope this review answers most of your questions about this product. Incase you have any queries, feel free to post them in the comment sections below. Also let me know what other products from The Body Shop would you want me to review and I would be happy to help.

Sonali