Sahajan Protective Face Serum 

I received this product in one of my subscription boxes. Though I was very excited to try it, I had other products to finish first. So when a spot opened up in my beauty routine,  I eagerly started using it. So here is my full review of the Sahajan Protective Face Serum. 

Sahajan Skincare is a new Canadian brand that has a unique approach to beauty- it is a fusion of Ayurvedic remedies and organic science. A way to heal and nourish hair and skin, without worrying about the ingredients.

Sahajan is a Hindi word meaning intuition. The founder of Sahajan Skin Care, Lisa Mattam started this line of products after finding her toddler putting her beauty creams all over her face. Worried about what was actually in the creams and what was going on her daughter’s face, she wanted to create products with organic and natural ingredients for body and hair. Sahajan was inspired by Lisa Mattam’s traditions from back home – Kerala in Southern India which is rich in Ayurvedic traditions.

Ayurveda is simply the “science of life” , a 5,000 year-old system developed in ancient India and used in over 80% of households today.Ayurveda embraces the spiritual, mental and physical aspects of health while  seeking to balance the heart, body and mind, using plant-based medicine, diet, yoga, and meditation. Oils are a huge component of Ayurveda, and these Ayurvedic oils play a crucial role in the Sahajan Skincare product line. Lisa worked with a team of scientists in Canada to formulate the products with the assistance of Ayurvedic doctors in India.Ayurvedic medicine has developed natural – and delicious – ways to nourish the skin. 

The Protective Face Serum (50 ml / $70 CAD) is a silky rich serum that’s full of beneficial antioxidants such as – Coconut Oil which nourishes and hydrates, while Honey helps repair the delicate skin around the eyes. Triphala, a powerful antioxidant blend of three fruits, helps to brighten skin’s appearance. Neem Oil is prescribed in Ayurveda as a way to reduce inflammation and signs of tiredness.Gotu Kola is a medicinal herb that reduces the appearance of wrinkles, firms the skin and improves skin elasticity. Hyaluronic Acid hydrates and plumps the skin, revealing that youthful glow. 

The serum has a gorgeous and luxe yet gentle scent.The scent includes a natural accord of soft woody Cedarwood, East Indian Sandalwood Oil with traces of exotic warm Cinnamon Spice, Bold Geranium and soothing Lavender Oil topped with Fresh Bergamot plus Lemon, Lime and Orange Oils.The scent is very natural and not oppressive, and disappears as the skin absorbs the products.

The serum is a rich creamy brown shade. At first I did not like the color of the serum.As you can see in the photo, the color is not the typical white or clear colour, but beige/brown. It may look like expired or old but it is actually the true colour of all the natural products being used.

I absolutely loved this earthy scented serum. It is quite thicker than an average serum but this would be great during the winter months.  It absorbed very quickly into the skin,  despite being thick, leaving a glowy complexion. I did not experience any skin irritations or breakouts.The price point is mid to high, but the products are all rich and highly concentrated so a little goes a long way and will last several months.

Korean Skincare Sheetmasks 

I recently received a package from skin18.com to review some sheetmasks. As I am fairly new to Korean Skincare, I have only started exploring this world since January this year, I was really excited.

This is what I received three face masks and one hydrogel eye patch.

SOC 3D BEAUTY SERUM FACE MASK PACK – RICE WINE  (NOURISHES & FIRMS)

This is three dimensional shaped cotton face mask with rice wine essence. A 3D mask means a mask sheet that is cut and sewed on 3D face shape so that it can fit onto the face contours better. This mask has active ingredients of three different types of ancient rice to moisturize, nourish and firm skin.

The packaging looks very attractive , it is shaped like a bottle and this is the first face mask that I have used that fit my face perfectly. It was a perfect fit. The mask itself is thick and heavy with serum. It felt soft and delicate on my skin. The serum itself is nice and thick and does not feel sticky.After removing, my face felt refreshed and well nourished. My skin looked brighter and smoother.  It had no smell and I did not experience any irritation while the mask was on my face or even afterwards. There were some more serum leftover in the packet which I applied on my hands. Overall  I really like this mask and can see myself using it every week.

LUKE HYDROGEL EYE PATCH FOR EYE PUFFINESS ( PURPLE )

This product claims to help reduce eye puffiness and to tighten the skin under your eyes. The eye patch also contains extracts of mugwort and green tea which helps to moisturize the skin.

The packaging is cute and instructions comes in both English and Korean. It is easy to use just peel and stick the patch on the eye area under your eyes.Once I have opened the package and pulled out the pair of eye patches, I was surprised to find them dry. The ones I have used before are wet or damp and feels slimy. However once I removed the patches from the film it was sticking to , I could see that the other side was sticky and wet and had the same slime – like feel. The dry side looked and felt like bandages, which makes sense I suppose as it will be on the outside. They were easy to apply and adhered quite well to my eye contours. Once I have applied, I did not experience any irritation or burning sensation. They were so comfortable I quite forgot that I was wearing them. After 30 minutes I removed them and though I did not notice any significant difference around my eye area , it did feel refreshing and hydrating. I could see myself using them while traveling or when I am simply very tired at night.  Overall a great product and I enjoyed using it very much!

L’AFFAIR ANIMAL WRINKLE TIGER MASK

This is a super cute fun animal mask from Korea. The mask claims to have moisturizing and brightening properties.

This mask was a lot of fun to use. It has a bright yellow attractive package with instructions in English too. It seems to mostly focus on anti-aging and hydration. Anyway , as you can see it was a very colorful mask once I opened it. I left it on my face for the required 20 minutes, it was not a great fit, just okay, but once I removed it my skin did feel soft, hydrated and smooth. The mask  and the package itself had lots of leftover serum that I applied on my hands and legs. Infact when I first removed the mask from the package, it was dripping with serum and I think I ripped open the package a little harder so some of the serum leaked all over my hands, dress and on the floor. Even after  I had  applied it on my face , the mask was still dripping serum all over my neck and dress. Overall a great mask with loads of serum packed into it and though I liked it a lot I did not like the smell. It had a medicinal like scent that I was not fond of. But I still enjoyed my experience with this fun , colorful tiger mask.

MIRUM FRESH FRUIT AVOCADO REAL NATURE MASK

My least favourite mask in this group. Unfortunately as the name suggests there was nothing natural about this mask. It smelled awful and burned a lot on my skin when applied. The smell was very chemical like and though I could have put up with it. When I applied the mask on my face , my skin started burning and I thought I should give it some time but even after 5 minutes it was still irritating so finally I removed the mask. I was very disappointed with this mask as I love avocado.  Maybe it just did not suit my skin type.  The packaging looks clean and the mask was thick but lightweight and the serum was nice too , not sticky.
Apart from this mask I enjoyed the other 3 items included. Thank you so much skin18.com!

Skin18.com is an amazing natural korean skincare website based in Hong Kong and they frequently run great offers , cash back coupons, freebies ,discounts and giveaways! They ship internationally to 60 different countries.Click here to check them out! And I am sure you will love it.

Covergirl Fast & Fresh 

I received the new Covergirl Supersizer Fibers Mascara and Clean Matte BB Cream from Bzzagent for review. #GotItFree 

COVERGIRL Super Sizer Fibers Mascara

With eyelashes this bold, prepare to accept compliments and spread the word.

  • 400% volume + length for full, fanned out lashes
  • Finds and transforms even small lashes
  • Carbon black fiber-extend effect formula with built-in fibers for a false lash extension effect.

COVERGIRL Clean Matte BB Cream

This multi-tasking, lightweight cream is part primer, part foundation and part shine-free protection.

  • Provides the perfect amount of coverage to even skin tone, hide blemishes and keep you shine free all day
  • Oil-free, Won’t clog pores
  • Suitable for sensitive skin

The mascara gives me bold, beautiful and glamorous lashes and the small bristles on the brush catches even the smallest of my lashes.  It is easy to apply and remove – I  simply wash it off at the end of the day with my cleanser. The matte cream goes on smooth and evenly and gives me a blemish-free matte look that is just perfect for summer. It stays on longer  and is oil-free so it is great for my acne prone skin. It does not clog my pores nor does it make them look larger. I am simply impressed with this combo’s performance and they come at a really affordable price tag. Thank you Covergirl and Bzzagent for this opportunity!