19 June, 2018
Are you summer ready? Aha, now that's a different question by your girl, yet a strong one. What say? I know girls, this hot weather and harsh environment (because of the dust storms) have taken a big toll on our lives. I am nowadays, watching people suffering from various kind of allergies, breathing problems, rashes, sunburns and what not. So what are you going to do about it? Pack your bags and move on to some hilly areas. That's a stupendous idea, but my question is how long are you be able to hold all this together? I guess not very long until your granny has a cute little cottage at the top of a lush green mountain and your summer holidays are meant for glorious vacays. Mine is all about work, work, work, work, work, work (I know you singing it exactly like Rihanna right now, me too lol xD). So how do you think that I manage my internship, blog, shoots, gym, skincare, hair care, health all at the same time? I have the same boring 24 hours in a day as all of you. As far as my internship and blog are concerned I am passionate about both and this passion drives me to work harder and be better every time. Health and gym go side by side and neglecting any one of it would mean absolute void in my work routine for a good time, which in my case is devastating. Everyone has their own battles and while fighting them, they often neglect the part which they feel is less important. A live example would be my elder sister. She is all about nerdy glasses and her laptop. Ask her to go on for some facial or to maintain a consistent skincare routine and her reply would be "I don't have time for all these trivial things". Well, sometimes I even get tired of maintaining an undeviating skincare routine. This time, however, I have made up my mind that I will have a consistent skincare routine, no matter what. And for accomplishing this mission I have chosen Biotique. I have two very simple reasons for choosing Biotique. First, Biotique products are super economical and second all the Biotique skincare products are developed from Ayurveda. Recently I have been investing more in natural and Ayurvedic products more because I am so done with these chemical based skin care regimes.
But before I start telling you my step by step skincare regime with Biotique, let's know a little bit about the brand.
Biotique has been proving with natural and Ayurvedic skin care solutions for over a period of 25 years. Biotique is an amalgamation of the ancient Indian traditional medicine and the leading edge of Swiss biotechnology. Biotique's mission is to create diverse skin care solutions as per customers' needs with the help of natural products. All Biotique products are 100% natural botanicals without any chemical and preservatives. This ensures that the skin care solutions Biotique eradicates the problem rather than just covering it up. The packaging of the Biotique products is recyclable and eco-friendly too. Biotique is against animal testing and all their products are dermatologically tested for safe application. To know more about the brand, visit their website.
Step By Step Skincare Regime
Step 1 - Biotique Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash
Now, what's the first thing you do on a summer morning? Take a refreshing bath. I am no different and my first step is to stand under the shower. For this, I used Biotique Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash. The application is simple, you just need to take a little body wash into a wet loofah and massage it all over your body. The Bio Apricot Refreshing Body Wash leaves my skin nourished, clean, refreshed, soft and moisturized all day long. Since my body skin is oily, I do not use cream based body washes much as they tend to make my skin even more oily. I was glad that it is gel based and did not overtly moisturized my skin. The body wash has a fruity smell that lingers on for a long time. Brownie points to this body wash because it is 100% soap free and is filled with natural ingredients.
Step 2 - Biotique Bio Papaya Visibly Ageless Scrub Wash
Now the next step is one step towards making my face glowing and polished. Whenever we look at someone, what is the first thing that we notice. It's her face. Now imagine that her face looks refreshed, polished and is glowing from beneath. Will you be able to keep off your eyes from the dazzling beauty? Absolutely no! So my skin care mantra definitely includes a good face wash that would not only cleanse my facial skin but would also help me in bringing the glow back. To achieve this, I chose Biotique Bio Papaya Visibly Ageless Scrub Wash.
Let me tell you guys, I despise Papaya and I just can't bear the smell of it. So anything that has Papaya is a huge turn off for me. The first thing that I checked in this scrub wash was its fragrance. And to my utter surprise, it has a beautiful fragrance that I can keep on smelling all day long. Finally, I can include Papaya in my skin care routine. Papaya is known for exfoliating skin and revitalizing it. It also acts as a youth activator and has anti-inflammatory properties which help in keeping skin irritation at bay. After the first application, I could feel the difference. Gently massage the scrub on your face and neck and rinse afterward. It made my facial skin smooth and instantly rejuvenated it. It is also gel based, 100% soap free and suitable for all skin types. The micro-granules are very gentle on the skin and they were definitely good at removing the dead cells and blackheads. To be honest, it did not make my skin instantly fairer, but it made my skin glowing after few applications.
I use Biotique Bio Papaya Visibly Ageless Scrub Wash after bath before applying any makeup and later on in the evening to remove the oil, mak, up and dirt from my skin.
Step 3 - Biotique Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion
Next step is to protect my skin from the harmful UVA/UVB rays of the Sun. And for that, I chose Biotique Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion. The temperature is increasing a degree more every day and so is the intensity of the skin damage from UV rays. The best way to protect your skin and make it summer ready is by using sunscreen with a good SPF. Before stepping out in the Sun it is best to put this face lotion on and the best part about this lotion is that it highly water resistant. This makes it a good fit for applying it when you are swimming. All you have to do is, keep a little lotion and apply it gently all over the face. You would be glad to know that it does not leave a white cast and sticky residue behind. Needless to mention, it is very lightweight. Even though the consistency is a bit thick, it spreads on the skin very well and gets absorbed instantly. This face lotion is also suitable for all skin types. The lotion has a very soothing fragrance of sandalwood and lingers on for a long time. I am so glad that I tried it and now it is my go-to sunscreen. I apply it before I get exposed to the Sun.
Step 4 - Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub
The last and final step is getting rid of the hideous tan that you might get on. Now you must be thinking that isn't the sunscreen working enough to keep your skin tan free? Well, we are fighting the Sun here, the one and only source of light energy on Earth and no product are just good enough to beat it. But I can assure you that there are products which are very helpful in minimizing the skin damage. So, once in a week, I make sure that I gently massage the Biotique Bio Papaya Revitalizing Tan-Removal Scrub for few minutes and rinse it afterward. The texture of the scrub is very thick and the tiny beads in it exfoliate the skin and deep cleanses my skin. The scrub unclogs the pores of the skin, removes the dirt and tan and leaves the skin brighter and glowing. It works very efficiently on tanned skin indeed and is my absolute favourite. This product is a must when you are back from a thrilling and fun-filled vacation. It is also suitable for all skin types.
1. Will I recommend Biotique to others?
Yes, I would definitely recommend Biotique to others because of the two reasons that I mentioned earlier. First, all the Biotique products are developed from Ayurveda and are free from harmful chemicals and preservatives. Second, all these products are super affordable and can be easily shopped from online websites.
2. Value for money?
I have mentioned the price of each and every product. Can you get a sunscreen which is 50+ SPF and ayurvedic at a very minimal cost of 350 INR for 120 ML? I believe it is super pocket-friendly. A good skin care routine does not have to cost a fortune every time.
3. Will I repurchase products from Biotique?
4. Which product did I like the most?
My favorite product from all of the products is Bio Sandalwood 50+ SPF UVA/UVB Sunscreen Ultra Soothing Face Lotion. I am literally inseparable from this sunscreen now.
5. Any cons of using Biotique products?
I did not find any cons after using any of their products because they are Ayurveda blended and dermatologically tested. As usual, a patch test is highly recommended because the products that might work on my body may not work for you.
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