Winter special skincare haul + reviews

Hello everybody !! Hope you are enjoying a superb Holiday season !!

As you all know the discounts and sale going on in every website / stores make this time of the year great to stock up your favorite products as well as try some new items. I have also bought a huge list of products from online websites as well as stores.

Few of the items I ordered online are yet to arrive, so stay tuned for some more product reviews very soon. Let me know if you want me to do a winter look-book kind of post / winter fashion haul. I really want to do such a post, it will be such a fun one to shoot. Give this post a thumbs up / comment below so that it encourages me to try more new and exciting stuff in future.

In this post I am going to share with you a collective Nykaa + local store skincare haul. Similar to all my posts, I will share with my thoughts on all the items.

Lets get started !!

These are the products I bought :

  • The Face Shop Rice Water Bright All-in-one Cleanser (145ml for INR 690)
  • The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream (50ml for INR 1990)
  • The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser (150ml for INR 590)
  • The Face Shop Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Serum (50ml for INR 1690)
  • Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Renew Anti-Ageing Eye Cream (15ml for INR 1095)
  • Jovees Honey & Grapes Hand and Body Lotion with SPF (200ml for INR 195)
  • Lux Soft Touch Moisturizing Body wash (240ml for INR 160)

2 of these products  (Rice Water All-in-one Cleanser and Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream) are re-purchase, others are new.IMG20171209081100

The Face Shop Rice Water Bright All-in-one Cleanser and The Face Shop Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream :

If you follow my blog, you already know how much I absolutely love The Face Shop. I have already reviewed these 2 products in detail along with few other products from this brand. You can check that out if you want more info on these.

The Chia Seed face cream is my holy grail face product, also the Rice water bright cleanser is an essential daily use skincare item. If you have not yet tried any Face Shop products, please give these a try. Highly recommend !!


The Rice Water Bright Foaming Cleanser :


After loving the Rice Bran All-in-one cleanser, I wanted to try out this foaming cleanser from the same range. This is more like a moisturizing face wash than a cleanser. It does not have the exfoliating beads like the rice bran one, also I do not think it removes traces of makeup efficiently like the all-in-one cleanser. So I use it in the morning to wash my face as a foaming face wash and not as a makeup removing cleanser.

The ingredients are listed below :


The tube packaging is quite good for travel purpose. The product looks like a shiny white cream. It feels like you are applying moisturizer to your face which lathers up well when you rub it with little water.

As soon as you wash your face, you will see a instant brightening effect. Your face will feel glowing and soft. This is suitable for all skin types and a great face wash for cold months. If you have blemish prone, dull looking dehydrated skin go ahead and try this one out, you will surely love it. I say this for all Face Shop products I guess 😀 But this brand never disappoints me !!

This cleanser is similar to the Lotus White glow Cleansing foam if you want a more affordable dupe. But this product is more moisturizing than the Lotus one.

Rating : 3.5/5

Repurchase : YES

If you are looking for a good moisturizing face wash with brightening properties, this product is for you.

The Face Shop Chia Seed Moisture Recharge Serum :


You clearly know which product inspired me to try this one 😀 Yes you are right !! I absolutely love the Chia Seed No Shine Intense Hydrating Cream. I cannot live without it, it is such an amazing product. I use it throughout the year each and every day religiously.

I decided to try the serum from the same Chia seed range to see if it amazes me the same way as the cream. The packaging is similar to the typical Face Shop serums. Unlike other serums, this one has a transparent body which helps to see how much product is left.

The ingredient list is mentioned below :


The product is very similar to Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief cream. It has the same transparent gel like consistency which absorbs into the skin very easily. Since it is a gel based product, it is great for oily skin beauties. It provides instant hydration to the skin without giving any oily feel. It gets absorbed into your skin in few seconds after you apply it. Also it has a nice cooling effect.

But since I have quite dry skin in winter it does not provide me enough hydration to last all day. So I have to reapply it after every 3 to 4 hours. This one is definitely better during the summer months / for oily skin people.

Rating : 4/5

Repurchase : YES

This serum is great for summers, but specially for winter I prefer The face shop white seed brightening serum more than this one.

Loreal Paris Revitalift Laser X3 Renew Anti-Ageing Eye Cream :


I have dark circles and dry under eyes. I also have little fine lines around my eyes as I am already 28. I have tried a lot of eye creams to get rid of my problems. As you can well understand I want my eye cream to solve almost all possible under eye issues.

I heard Ankita from Corallista (Indian beauty youtuber & blogger) rave about this eye cream. I like Ankita and trust her opinions. So I bought this to try for myself. Also this is my first skincare product from Loreal.


The packaging is really impressive. The deep red color and gunmetal finish gives the eye cream tube a stunning look. The metal tip has a unique shape, you can directly apply the product under your eyes. Roll the tip to massage your under eyes, it gives a instant cooling sensation. The shape of the tip makes it easier to reach the inner corners.

Ingredient list and other marketing details are mentioned at the back of the box.

It contains ingredients like Pro-Xylane, hyaluronic acid and caffeine which have moisturizing and anti-aging benefits. Pro-Xylane reduces the appearance of fine lines, wrinkles and assists in lifting sagging skin under the eyes. Caffeine helps reducing puffiness. Hyaluronic acid is a great moisturizing ingredient.

The product is a white colored cream. You need a tiny pea sized amount for each eye.

The eye cream keeps my under eyes hydrated overnight. Also it reduces puffiness. I am using the cream for a month now, I feel the fine lines are fading slowly. But I need to use it some more to see noticeable result.

Another great benefit is it makes your eye area really smooth due to the presence of silica. So when you apply it before you do your makeup, it acts as a moisturizing primer. Your concealer & other eye makeup applies really well over this eye cream. This is a major plus of this product.

Though this product does not claim anything on reducing dark circles, but I was expecting some effect on my dark circles since the eye cream is over 1000INR in price. But if your only major concern is dark circle, this eye cream will not suit your need.

Rating : 4/5

Repurchase : YES

If you do not have major dark circle issue, then this eye cream is a very good choice.

Please let me know in the comment section below if you know of any good eye cream which can reduce dark circles effectively.

Jovees Honey & Grapes Hand and Body Lotion with SPF :


I bought this body lotion in August for my mother-in-law. She liked it a lot and told me to try it for myself. So I bought this new bottle from Spencer last month. This is my first product from the brand Jovees.

The body lotion is a unique blend of Honey, Almond oil, Wheat Germ oil, Aloe Vera and Grape extract. All the ingredients have moisturizing benefits.

The bottle looks cute with green and white packaging. The flip cap makes it easy to travel with. The product looks like a smooth thin white cream.

I apply it all over my body after taking shower. It is a light weight product which keeps my body moisturized for 3 to 4 hours. The lotion absorbs into the skin very easily and does not feel greasy at all. This particularly works well in summer when you do not want any greasy / heavy feeling body lotion. But since in winter my skin gets really dry, this body lotion does not fulfill my requirement.

This is not a good option as a night time body lotion as it does not last whole night. Also the brand does not mention a detailed ingredient list. Only SPF is mentioned without any value. So I do not think it protects my skin from harmful chemicals or sun rays.

Overall keeping the very affordable price point in mind, it is a decent light weight non greasy day time body lotion. You can give this one a try if you are looking for a budget friendly option.

Rating : 3/5

Repurchase : NO

A good light body lotion at a super reasonable price. If you do not have very dry skin you can give this one a try. It is particularly good as a day time body lotion just after you take shower.

Lux Soft Touch Moisturizing Body wash :


I always get bored of body washes. I love to try new body wash whenever the current one gets over. I always use Nivea or Fiama Di Wills body washes in winter. Nivea has some great body washes at an affordable price, one of them you can find in my Empties post. Check that out if not already.

Since my Nivea body wash finished, I decided to try this Lux Soft touch body wash this winter. 2 of my favorite Indian beauty Youtubers also recommends this product – Malvika Sitlani and Shruti Arjun Anand.

The ingredient list and other product details are mentioned at the back of the bottle.

This product already has a very reasonable price. But I got this from Reliance Fresh store at a even cheaper rate – only INR 99 which is very profitable for a 240 ml bottle.

You have to press the cap and the product comes out from a small opening. The product is runny having a shimmery white color.

I like this body wash a lot. The smell is heavenly and it will linger in your bath room for quite some time. The product lathers very well, it feels like you are bathing in a moisturizing bubble bath. My skin feels soft and smooth and smells great.

Rating : 3.5/5

Repurchase : MAYBE

As I said I get bored of body washes very often, so I may not repurchase it immediately. But it is a good body wash at a very affordable rate.

I hope my reviews helped you in choosing your winter skin care products.

Let me know if you have used any of these products and share your opinion in the comment section.

Also let me know what other beauty / fashion related post you want me to do in future.

Happy Holidays !!


2 Comments Add yours

  1. Thank you for the recommendations! I’ll give these a shot 🙂


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