Product Review: Zuska Deodorant

Hey guys, its been a while since I reviewed products and hence decided to get back on my blog! So this time I will be reviewing a deodorant that goes by the name “Zuska”. As you all know, I have already reviewed Zuci Naturals and their products and Zuci and Zuska are both products of the group Zodhita Inc.

 ZUSKA is the creation of a leading health and wellness organization from the United States of America, Zodhita Inc. Zodhita Health Solution is the 1st Asian subsidiary of Zodhita Inc- a health and hygiene company based in Newtown, Pennysylvania. Zuska entered India through its local operations with Zodhita Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd. in December of 2008, with sales and marketing activities beginning in May of 2010.

Zuska has a lot of product offering for men- EDT Deodorants, Alcohol free deodorants, shaving cream, shaving foam and deo soaps. The offering also include a variety of deodorants for women.  I will be reviewing the deodorant- Zuska Vogue Deo.

Packaging: The deodorant bottle is quite sturdy and comes in a matte pink shade and white cover. The spray is sealed with a cap which is quite good as it doesn’t allow people to misuse the product at stores.

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Price: Rs.250 for 150ml

Fragrance: The fragrance reminds me of talcum powder. Its quite overpowering.

Pros:

  • The spray is sealed with a lid, which i a plus point, as it helps one to understand if the product has been tampered with or not.
  • It is alcohol free and skin friendly.

Cons:

  • The fragrance gives me a feeling as though I have dusted talcum powder on my body, which is something I don’t like. The fragrance is really very strong for me. I prefer deos which are citrus/floral/fresh . I would not prefer a deo which gives me a powdery fragrance.
  • It is priced at Rs.250 for 150ml, which I find a little expensive.
  • At the price , I think the brand can improve on the packaging and make it a little more attractive.

So will I repurchase the product? I guess not… as I would love if it was not a powdery fragrance. The fragrance is really strong as well .

But yes, this is just one of the variants that I have tried and tested. Would have to try out others to know which one suits my taste!

You could purchase Zuska deodorants on amazon or snapdeal.

For more information on the company visit http://www.zodhita.com

Love,

Sonali

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Product Review-Glamisha Face Wash with Mulberry & Licorice Extracts

I have always been on the look out for a face wash that not just cleanses the skin but also immediately brightens up the skin post the wash. I came across a lot of youtubers trying out and recommending the products from Glamisha and was eager to try these out. The team at Glamisha has been really sweet and they sent over two of their products which have stormed Instagram and Youtube!

The brand Glamisha-Glamourous You! is based in Mumbai , and they bring Luxury Beauty and Personal Care products to the customers. Currently the products under their kitty include face washes, skin brightening cream, face lift cream, hair shampoo and hair conditioner. They are available in combos or single packs.

Mulberries are known for their anti-oxidant properties and may be used to promote a youthful and blemish free complexion. on the other hand, licorice has the power to make your skin brighter. it also helps in treating various skin disorders like eczema and skin rashes.

These two main ingredients in the Face Wash from Glamisha makes it different from the rest.

Price: The Tube is priced at Rs.350 for 100ml.

Shelf Life: 2 years

Packaging: The vibrant colour on the box and tube make the product stand out. Details about the brand, price, quantity, ingredients, directions on usage, etc are mentioned on the box as well as the tube. The product comes in a squeezy tube with a sturdy flip top cap which makes it easy to use.

Product: The face wash has a blue tint. A little product (pea sized drop) is enough to get ur face squeaky clean. It also instantly brightens up your skin, so make sure this face wash is in your bag at all times! The product fragrance is mild and unisex which is a bonus! Post usage, the skin tends to become a little dry, so make sure you use jut the right amount of product. It may not be suitable for dry skin types. However if you till wish to use it, make sure you use a light moisturiser post the face wash to keep your skin soft.

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What the Brand Claims: All the products have pure ingredients, essential oils and extracts which make the products highly effective yet gentle.

My Take on the product: I love this product. The consistency is just right.And in places where the humidity level is high, the skin tends to get oily and look dull. This product brightened up my skin on the first try! and I have been using it for a while now and I love it. I love the fragrance and the colour of the face wash too. Post the face wash, at night, make use of the Glamisha Skin Lightening Cream with Kojic acid Dipalmitate and Arbutin. This will help moisturise and brighten up the skin tone with time.

Pros:

  • The packaging, fragrance and colour of the product are unisex.
  • I love the fragrance of the product
  • The flip top is sturdy and makes it easy to use. No spill-outs.
  • The flip top makes it hygienic to use , the cap doesn’t fall off, locks well.
  • Paraben-free

Cons:

  • The product is priced a little higher than other brands.
  • It isn’t travel-size. So if you love the product, just transfer it into a travel sized bottle and carry it with you.
  • It has SLS and SLES

Where to purchase: The products can be purchased via Amazon.in or their website- www.glamisha.com . However, the website can be accessed only on mobiles.

So be sure to give this one a try, and let me know what you feel about the product.

Also, team Glamisha, Thank you for the products! Looking forward to trying the other products. Also, waiting to see many more products launching under the brand!

Love,

Sonali!

 

Product Review: Sorich Organics Gond Katira Superfood

I had never heard of this term itself. This product was introduced to me via Sorich Organics and  the benefits of this product blew my mind away. Obviously excess of any product can just cause trouble, and that is applicable to this product as well. The sap is known for its cooling and heating properties and yes, its healing properties as well.

This is a viscous water soluble mixture. It also well known for containing with high amount of protein in it. It doesn’t have its own odor and taste.

I’m sure you all would be interested to know what the plant is, its benefits ,uses and healing properties. So, lets get right into the facts 🙂

About the Plant:

Tragacanth is an amazing herb obtained from the sap of legume plant that contains wonderful benefits. This herb comes from a shrub which is easily found in mid-east, Iran, Iraq and in some western parts of Asia as well. It is connected to the Astragalus species and the botanical name of the best quality gum is Astragalus Gummifer. The gum naturally emanates from the roots and incisions produced in the stem. From here it is being collected and then dried and that results in crystals/flakes. So Tragacanth Gum herb in India is popularly known by the Hindi name “Gond Katira”.

About the Brand: Click here to head to my previous post on the Brand and its Offerings.

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Price: Rs.150

Quantity: 100 gm (available in 200gm, 400gm and 900gm)

Shelf Life: 18 Months

Quality: The gum crystals in the package are of good quality and the packaging definitely did its job well.

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Packaging: The product comes in airtight, resealable, recyclable paper bags. The package has the brand name and the superfood name on the front of the pack. On the other side of the package it provides information about the product, ingredients, information on how to use the product, Allergy information, Nutritional information, Certification marks, net weight, manufactured date and MRP. It also has the symbol indicating the products are vegetarian.

Benefits of Gond Katira:

  • It is both cooling and heat producing. It can be used to cool the body in summers and heat it in winter.
  • Gond katira keeps the body cool and prevents you from having heat strokes and nose bleeding in summers.
  • It improves blood circulation and purifies blood.
  • It reduces acne from the skin
  • It tightens loose skin
  • It is tremendously used for emulsifying and stabilizing purposes.
  • It inhibits the growth of cancer cells in the body
  • It regulates the sugar level in diabetic patients
  • It is an excellent remedy for treating cough and diarrhea.
  • For treating burns, the paste of the gond katira can be directly applied to the affected area. Hence this way it would show the best possible results.
  • The herb can be used in various drinks, salad coverings, processed cheese and puddings as well. So that would offer taste and due to its cooling properties as well.
  • As per the various studies, the herb stimulates the immune system. It also strength the body enough to fight with tumors.
  • This works as the body reliever and on the same time, this is stabilizer, emulsifier and texture additive. Due to its properties, it also used in sauces, salads, confections and ice cream because that offers to make it thick.

Industrial Uses of Gond Katira:

Gond katira is not only used in food, and for healing purposes, but is widely used in textile industries, cosmetic industry, etc.

  • It is a thickening agent and soused in making dyes for printing in various fields like calico printing, dressing fabrics, for preparing glues, for making gloss in ink and for water colors and textiles.
  • This is a perfect binder as well and so used in making pastels of an artist. For gripping the powdered herbs in collaboration, this also used in incense making as a binder. This is the reason that makes it perfectly used for paper manufacturing.
  • It is also used in cosmetic industry and in culture medium in laboratories as well.
  • The herb Gond Katira used for preparing paste in floral sugar-craft. So that life like flowers can be made on wires and further they are used to decorate the cakes.
  • It offers fineness and delicacies in finishing your work. And for the purpose the paste can be made that dried in the air or apprehend colourings.

How To Use Gond Katira:

I’m sure you all must be eager to know and understand how to use this product. So keep your reading glasses on and read further 🙂

  • Soak 5gm of gond katira in water overnight. In the morning, pour water, and put the gond katira in a glass of milk. Add sugar and ice and consume it.
  • Drink plenty of water when u consume gond katira.
  • In India, It is majorly used for sweets (ice creams) and can be consumed directly and mixed in vegetable curries and drinks after soaking.

For recipes using Gond Katira,  check out the below links:

Side Effects:

As I mentioned, any product is beneficial to health if taken in the right proportion. Excess intake of the product may worsen things instead of healing.

  • Excessive Intake can cause Constipation, Diarrhoea, Abdominal Pain, Gas, High Fever, Skin Rash.
  • It may produce allergic symptoms like Asthma or Contact Dermatitis.
  • Blocked Intestines: Drink plenty of water with Gond Katira. The gum may block intestines if you do not drink plenty of water.
  • Breathing Problem: Avoid Gond Katira if you are allergic to Quillaia Bark. It may cauase breathing problems.

So guys, I hope this was an interesting and informative read and helps you whilst you make your purchases.

You can view and purchase products from Sorich Organics via Amazon.in

If you have any more information on the product, please feel free to share the information 🙂

Love,

Sonali

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