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ILANA ORGANICS PRODUCTS REVIEW

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Hey Girls,

So if you have been following my blog from a while, you would know how much i am obsessed with Natural Skin care products 🙂 And this obsession actually began ever since i got to know about the Ill effects of Chemical Laden Products.

Many people argue that parabens and other chemicals in your skin care are bad only if ingested, but they can’t penetrate your skin so you don’t have anything to worry about. The fact is, much of what we place on our skin is absorbed into our bloodstream. And it will affect you in the long run! So if you haven’t yet switched to using Natural Skincare products, then you should definitely start considering it 🙂

So about 3 weeks back i got a chance to try out some ILANA organics Products, and i couldn’t be happier as ILANA offers a range of hand-made personal care products made from all natural organic ingredients. And their  range of products contain face and body scrubs, face creams and body butters, mud masks, hair and face serums, bath bombs, bath salts, eye care, lip care, aromatherapy and a lot more..

So let’s see how each product faired 🙂

ILANA POMEGRANATE LICORICE VITAMIN C FACE MASK

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Ingredients : Licorice Powder, Pomegranate Peel, Amla Powder, Grapefruit, Bergamot

Claims : This Vitamin C Mask helps diminishes dark circles, fade discolouration and dark spots. It prevents breakdown of collagen, promotes cell growth, helps lighten skin and cures dull and baggy skin.

Shelf Life : 10 months

Price : Rs. 590 for 50 gm

Packaging : It comes in a glass jar packaging with Black Cap. So in case you are clumsy like me you have to take care to store it well.

My Experience : This is hands down my most favorite product 🙂 This mask actually does what it claims!! It not only helps to lighten the tan from your skin but also works on reducing the dark spots on your face. The texture of this powder is very finelly milled and it also has a Strong Natural Scent to it. And this i presume is of the Amla and Licorice Powder. So the first time i used it, i just scooped out one teaspoon of powder and mixed it with plain water. I then applied it evenly all over my face. Within 7-10 minutes the pack was completely dry, The very first thing i noticed after washing off this pack was a beautiful glow on my face. And this wasn’t just some regular glow that you get after masking. My skin actually felt so bright and looked literally lit from within! The effect however just lasted for a day. But it’s been almost 2 weeks now that i have been regularly using this mask thrice a week, and i can definately seen a vast improvement in reduction of my dark spots and discoloration around my mouth. This pack would work for All Skin types 🙂 In case you have really sensitive skin do not use it for more than once a week.

Benefits of the Ingredients :

  • Licorice Powder – The glabridin in the Licorice helps diminish the appearance of age spots and discoloration
  • Pomegranate : it prevent breakdown of collagen in the skin and promoted cell growth
  • Grapefruit Oil : It helps to tighten and cure dull and saggy skin.

ILANA WALNUT CHAMOMILE FACE SCRUB

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Ingredients :

Walnut shell granules, Dried chamomile flower buds, Hibiscus petal powder, Grapefruit essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Sweet orange essential oil

Shelf Life : 10 months

Price : Rs. 590 for 50 gm

Packaging : It comes in a glass jar packaging with Black Cap. So in case you are clumsy like me you have to take care to store it well.

My Experience :

Scrubbing as we all know is very essential to get rid of the dead cells from your skin 🙂 This Ilana Walnut and Chamomile Face Scrub has a beautifully unique fragrance. The texture of this Scrub isn’t very finely milled which is a good thing, coz i do not like Scrubs which are so finely milled that you just don’t feel them on your skin. I like my scrubs to be a little gritty and that is exactly how this scrub feels 🙂

I use this scrub twice a week, since i have dry skin. I first like to dampen my face, and then take the desired amount of this scrub into my palms and i slowly massage it onto my damp face using circular motions. Specially concentrating on my nose area and chin area where i tend to get black heads and white heads a lot.

After massaging for few minutes i like to keep it on my face for few more minutes until it dries completely and then i wash it off. This also works like a pack for my skin hence i like to do it this way. Post washing, my skin does feel a lot more smoother and brighter..

Also my skin doesn’t feel stretched or dry at all, and the reason i guess is the inclusion of skin loving oils such as Grapefruit essential oil, Lemon essential oil, Sweet orange essential oil. I have definitely found lot of reduction in my white heads and black heads. In case you would like deep pore cleansing you can even steam your face prior to using this scrub for better effect. Also although its meant for all skin types, if you have sensitive skin type do not use it more than once a week.

Benefits of the Ingredients :

  • Walnut shell – Walnut shells work as exfoliators and are good for the skin as they are packed with B-vitamins. It helps reduce the appearance of dark circles and even skin tone. Walnut oil helps moisturize and promotes glowing skin.
  • Chamomile flowers – Chamomile exfoliates, hydrates and is a fabulous skincare herb that is suitable for all skin types. It is so strongly anti-inflammatory; it is particularly suited to sensitive skins that are prone to inflammation.
  • Hibiscus flowers – One of the most powerful anti-ageing plant actives, Hibiscus is called the ‘Botox plant’. Hibiscus has a magical reputation for increasing skin elasticity to give a stunning natural youth-boost.
  • Grapefruit essential oil – grapefruit oil helps tighten skin and cures dull skin. It clears up toxin build up and helps in water retention and keeps the skin nourished.

ARGAN & TEA TREE ACNE FIGHTING FACE SERUM

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Ingredients:

Argan oil, Tea tree essential oil, Rosemary essential oil, Lavender essential oil, Lemon essential oil

Shelf Life : 10 months

Price : Rs. 690 for 15 ml

Packaging : The Ilana Argan & Tea Tree Acne Fighting Face Serum comes in a dark glass bottle with a dropper which is so essential and convenient for dispensing the Serum

My Experience :

So the Ilana Argan & Tea tree Acne Fighting Face Serum like the name is , is perfectly suited for people ONLY with Oily or Acne Prone Skin. it has an amazing unique Fragrance of Tea Tree Oil mixed with Lavender Oil which is so relaxing. Now i haven’t really used it all over my face coz i have really dry and sensitive skin type. But i did try applying it on a zit that popped up during Aunt Flo, and surprisingly it did manage to calm it down 🙂 So its definitely going to work really well with people who have Acne prone skin 🙂

Benefits of Ingredients :

  • Argan Oil – Argan oil has natural anti-aging properties that help to restore skin’s elasticity, soften wrinkles and fine lines, and restores nutrient content to skin cells. Argan oil also naturally nourishes and moisturizes skin. Argan oil is non-comedogenic and thus it doesn’t clog pores.
  • Tea tree essential oil – Tea tree oil contains strong antibacterial and antifungal compounds that are known to reduce inflammation that can lead to swelling of the skin reducing acne.
  • Rosemary essential oil – Rosemary oil is non-comedogenic and powerful natural essential oil for acne. It works by reducing the inflammation and redness around an acne pimple.

ILANA LIME SEA SALT BODY SCRUB

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Ingredients:

Celtic sea salt, Rock salt, Honey, Fractionated coconut oil, Apricot kernel oil, Orange essential oil,  Lemon essential oil, Lime essential oil

Shelf Life : 10 months

Price : Rs. 650 for 120 gm

Packaging : : It comes in a glass jar packaging with Black Cap.

My Experience :

So the Lime Sea Salt Body Scurb has a super gritty texture so its perfect to scrub the body. But due to its gritty texture its very easy to go overboard, so be careful to scrub the skin very gently. Due to the presence of the blend of oils in it , it doesnt leave the skin dry at all. Skin post scrubbing not only feels soft but also hydrated. Now it does claim to brighten the skin but i havent noticed any such thing. Probably it will take a while for it to work. But if you are just looking for the sole purpose of scrubbing your body then this definately works really well 🙂

Benefits of Ingredients :

  • Celtic Sea Salt :  Lessens body odor and helps in maintaining blemish free skin.
  • Honey : It is a naturally antibacterial ingredient which is also extremely moisturising
  • Apricot Kernel Oil – Apricot kernel oil works great on sensitive skin as it does not clog pores. It is non-irritant and soothing for the skin. It is light and quickly makes the skin soft and smooth. Apricot oil percolates deep into the skin.
  • Orange essential oil – The health benefits of orange essential oil can be attributed to its properties as an anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antispasmodic, antiseptic, tonic and a sedative substance. The high content of antioxidants and organic compounds makes this oil highly versatile and useful for boosting health.
  • Lemon essential oil – Lemon essential oil helps to keep a check on the wrinkles and fine lines. Lemon has astringent properties that reduce excess sebum on the skin by shrinking large pores.

So those weere my thoughts about the Ilana Organics Products 🙂 They do have a wide range of oter products as well which you would definately want to check. So here is their website 🙂 https://ilana.shop/

Until Next time xoxo,

ria rajendran

 

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