Hey Buddies! How are you all doing?
Let me welcome you to the final blog of the Ikinaki series. It has been a good series and it gets even better. If you’ve read the previous blog you know about Ikinaki but if you are new, let me tell you one thing about them that will make you shop from them; Free samples from some of the best natural brands with EVERY Purchase. So in my goodie bag, I received 2 full size products (which I’ve already reviewed, Click Here) and 2 samples which I’ll be talking today.
So getting started with the samples, we have:
1. Veda Essence Rosemary Calamine Soap:
Calamine Rosemary Soap is handcrafted to fulfill nourishments needs of your skin, especially in winters. Enriched with natural ingredients like Calamine, Shea Butter and Rosemary to soothe and treat most skin problems.
- Treats blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns
- 100% Chemical Free & PH Balanced
- Best suited for women’s delicate skin
- Contains no artificial colorants and parabens
- Suitable for dry skin
Veda Essence is built upon pure ideologies of Ayurveda and aim to bring together the best from mother nature from across the globe. Their products are consciously curated to not only nurture your skin but to invigorate the five senses and offering a holistic experience.
Availability : Can’t find it on Ikinaki. Available on Nykaa.
Price: 189/- for 125 gm.
Ingredients– Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Sesame & Rice Bran Oil, Calamine, Shea Butter & Rosemary Essential Oil.
- Advantages of using Calamine- it works wonders for skin rashes, soothing it naturally.
- Advantages of using Shea Butter- it treats blemishes, wrinkles, itching, sunburns.
- Advantages of using Rosemary- it hydrates and tones maintaining the skin balance.
I’m very choosy when it comes to soaps and mostly prefer body washes as they are more convenient. This soap sample from veda essence came wrapped in gelatin paper with the name of brand and product name were handwritten on paper as shown. So as usual before trying it out, I went and did some research on it. This soap is targeted towards dryer skin which made me go thinking how will it fare for my oily skin.
This is a good soap. I have no cons about it but neither do I find it do something extraordinary to my skin. I don’t like it for my face but for my body it’s great. It doesn’t make skin drag which most soaps do by ripping all the oils and moisture from the skin but on my face it drags a bit. Dry skin will really love this as it is very light. Suits sensitive skin. Smells kinda weird, like Pan, not kidding.
If you have dry skin, you might enjoy it more than I do. It’s an average soap.
2. Fuschia Blueberry Bloom Bath Salt:
“Fuschia Natural Handmade Bath Salts have been developed to mimic the properties of natural mineral baths or hot springs. The best way to refresh you after a long tiring day is to soak yourself in them. So simply allow the salts to swirl around gently as you take a deep breath, lie back and unwind in your own personal bath. Simply adding the bath salt to your bath water has several benefits.
- It helps relax sore muscles, eliminate body aches and pains in joints and muscles. Relieves Stress.
Rejuvenates Skin by removing Dead Skin Cells. Leaves skin revived, comfortable & healthy looking.
A detoxifying delicately scented bath salt. Provides Warm, intense, rich aroma. Turns an ordinary bath into a relaxing and fragrant retreat.
Contains mineral-rich sea salt to reduce fluid retention & promote circulation, Blended with Epsom salt that detoxifies by drawing impurities from skin.
Free of parabens, phthalates.
How to use: Scrub gently, for exfoliation. For foot use approximate 20-30gms of salt in warm water and for bath use 50gms-80gms bath salt in warm water.
Ingredients : Sea Salt with Dead Sea Minerals, Epsom Salt, Himalayan Salt, Blueberry Essential Oil, Olive Oil.
Blueberry Bloom – Rich in Vitamin E, Omega-3 fatty acids and other antioxidants blueberry oil provides anti-aging cover to your skin by reducing wrinkles & thinning of skin.”
Price: 400/- for 100 gm.
Availability: Cant find it on Ikinaki. Available on their original site.
This product was the one I was most excited to try. Come on, it looks like a yo-yo, the color is so pretty and I wanted my foot soak to look like a swimming pool and blueberry is just so nice. The quantity is only for one time use and I kept it for a good day. And few days back the day arrived and the product didn’t do stuff that I wanted and I’ll tell you why.
I love taking foot soaks every week especially in rainy season as my feet get dirty like I’ve dipped them in mud water. I like my feet to look good and instead of spending money on pedicure, I prefer this. But, I want this experience to be luxurious and most importantly, Smell good! Most foot salts have the most amazing fragrance which soothes the mind but this smells terrible for a bath salt (not overstating). The smell intensity decreases when dissolved it water so not much of an issue. Neither did it give my water that amazing blue color which I was expecting. It’s not that it didn’t work, it worked better than most of my other bath salts but it was these two factors which put me down.
Is is worth buying, absolutely yes if you are okay with above factors. Just add some essential oils to add aroma. It is very deep cleansing and got rid of some of my shoe tan lines which was impressive. This bath salt is being raved all over the internet and for good.
Hope you liked the mini reviews of the sample. I seriously suggest you to go visit their site and explore more and get free amazing samples as well.
Till next time, Stay happy. xoxo- Bareen.