Tuesday, 18 August 2015

Forest Essentials Narangi & Nagkesar Facial Ubtan : Review

We all know the old grandma's tip about how Ubtan makes skin all glowy and beautiful. Unfortunately in today's busy world, people don't have the time or patience to make an ubtan and wait for it to dry off etc. We all want a quicker solution, yet with something that is still pure and untampered with. This is where brands like Forest Essentials come in. 
I have been using their Narangi and Nagkesar Ubtan for quite a while now and has impressed me a lot. 

Forest Essentials Narangi & Nagkesar Facial Ubtan review

Product Benefits: Forest Essentials Narangi and Nagkesar is a powerful exfoliating treatment that stimulates the underlying tissues of the skin. By its revitalizing, refreshing & refining actions, this ‘Ubtan’ helps in the natural glow of the complexion. It protects the skin from Acne and Blemishes. Its regular usage prevents the occurrence of premature fine lines and firms and tones the skin.

Ingredients: Narangi Peel 28%, Marigold Leaves 14%, Mulethi 10%, Powder 8%, Nagkesar 7.5%, Bala 6%, Brihati 6%, Khas 6%, Vidari Kand 5%, Ashwagandha 3%, Durva 2%, Neem Sweet Orange 2%, Brahmi 1%, Anantmool 1%, Camphor 0.5%

It comes in a plastic tub with a screw cap. The jar is sturdy & travel friendly, though I like to decant some product in a smaller jar if I am travelling & want to carry it.

The ubtan smells fresh & citrusy. Just like orange zest! The product is a fine powder. You can mix it with rosewater or yoghurt to make a paste. It applies easily and the texture also acts as a gentle physical exfoliant.

With continued use, it helps remove the occasional tan I get. It also brightens the skintone. If  you mix it with yoghurt, it gives you that extra bit of nourishment & benefit of lactic acid. I mostly like mixing it with rose water though for my combination skin. The ubtan leaves my skin very clean, smooth and gives a temporary  has glow.  It never leaves my skin feeling dry or stretchy. I love using this one as a face mask and as a face cleanser too some days.

Price : 695 INR for 60g
(Updated price as of 2020 : 1075 INR for 75g)

This ubtan will suit oily-combination skin alothough all skin types can use it.  (FE has other variants that will work on dry skin better). It a good one to try, if you are looking out for a premade natural ubtan which does the job well. However, it is expensive and if you have the time, a homemade ubtan will work just as well.

Which is your favourite face pack from Forest Essentials? Any suggestions?