Sunday, 9 June 2013

Somi's Ayurvedic Glow Active Face and Body Grains - Review

Hello again!


I have been using Somi's Ayurvedic products for the last couple of years and have got good results with some of the products. So, I thought it would be a good idea to share my experience about these products with you.


Today, I am going to review Glow Active Face and Body Grains.

First let us look at the product:


 I have put in a picture of Glow Shine Solution because both these products have to be used in combination.


What Glow Active Grains and Glow Shine Solution look like.
 Ok lets begin with the ingredients:
For Glow Active:
Each 5 gm contains:
  1. Ashwagandha............... 1250mg
  2. Saurashtri Mrittika........ 1250 mg
  3. Yaba/barley...................1250mg
  4. Haridra.........................1250 mg
For Glow Shine:
Aqueous Extracts of (For every 5ml):
  1. Someraji Beej................200 mg
  2. Daruharidra...................200 mg
  3. Haridra.........................100 mg
  4. Chakunde Beej.............100 mg
Other Ingredients:
  1. Polysorbates 20...........0.1 ml (are a class of emulsifiers used in some pharmaceuticals and food preparation. They are often used in cosmetics to solubilize essential oils into water-based products.)
  2. Sorbitol.......................0.05 ml (often used in modern cosmetics as a humectant and thickener. Sorbitol often is used in mouthwashes and toothpastes.)
  3. Propylene Glycol.........0.05 ml (is a humectant, which means it helps the skin to absorb moisture. It helps to carry the water-based ingredients into the skin.)
  4. Glycerine....................0.075 ml (It draws moisture up through skin layers and slows or prevents excessive drying and evaporation.)
Preservative:
  1. Sodium Benzoate........25mg
Flavour: Mixed Fruit............0.05 mg (IP)
Colour: Green......................5 mg (PFA)
Purified water .....................Q.S. to 5ml

Benefits of the ingredients:

Ashwagandha has anti-aging, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties.

Saurashtri Mrittika, probably multani mitti removes dead cells from the skin making space for it to breathe. It helps in removing acne and blemishes to a great degree. It is well capable of removing all the impurities from your skin so that your pores are not clogged anymore. It improves blood circulation also. It is an antiseptic agent and improves blood circulation.It is useful in soothing sunburns.
Barley is rich in proteins and enzymes. softens and smoothens skin, reduces wrinkles, eliminates pigment spots, and gives fair complexion. It eliminates acne and effectively prevents dry skin.
Haridra or turmeric: skin care benefits associated with turmeric, include the treatment of acne blemishes, blackheads, dark spots and hyper-pigmentation and other skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis. It helps heal and prevent dry skin, and to slow the skin aging process, and is used to diminish wrinkles, keep skin supple and improve skin’s elasticity. This spice is also being used as an ingredient in sunscreens 
   Someraj beej couldn't find its latin or common name. :(

 Daruharidra/tree turmeric: It has anti-bacterial, anti septic properties and is useful in treating acne.

Chakunda beej: The pant is reported to have antioxidant, anticancer, antiviral, and anti-inflammatory, antispasmodic, analgesic, anticonvulsant, antipyretic, antifungal, anthelmintic, diuretic, expectorant, laxative carminative, anti-cholesterol, emollient properties.



Before Application

During Application

After Washing Off
Indications: Helps in lightening blemishes and protects skin from infections.

Method of Use: Take equal amounts of Glow active grains and Glow Shine solution to make a smooth paste, add a few drops of water if required. Apply evenly on face and neck. Leave on skin for 5 minutes, gently scrub face and wash off with cool water. Use 3-4 times a day.

Price: Glow Active: INR 115 for 200 g and Glow Shine Solution: INR 250 for 200ml.

What it did for me: 
The product has suited my oily and sensitive skin type very well. I of course keep on the application till it dries completely. It really cleans out my skin of daily dirt and grime and oil (did i mention I have very oily skin?) feeling fresh, without leaving it feeling stretched and scratchy. I have not felt the need to use a face wash when I use this product. My skin is very prone to pimples, but since I have used this product, I have had lesser break-outs even during peak humidity in summers.
I have even used the solution on its own on some cotton-wool to clean my face on the go. Quite effective!

Now let us look at the overall picture:

Pros:
  1. Almost completely natural (except for the preservatives)
  2. The ingredients are all geared towards removing excess oil from skin and fighting infections.
  3. The ingredients are safe unless someone has an allergy to a particular item.
  4. Doesn't harm the environment (chemical soaps and face-washes have elements which are pollution and non-biodegradable)
  5. Cleanses skin effectively
  6. Leaves skin feeling fresh
  7. Does not overdry.
  8. Reduces breakouts.
  9. Leaves skin glowing
  10. Reduces tanning
  11. Removes dead skin
  12. Price doesn't burn a hole in the pocket
Cons:
  1. Not easily available outside West Bengal.
Will I buy this product again? YES!!