Vitamin D and Immunity

In light of the struggles with the coronavirus pandemic we are having, I have been discussing some ways to augment the immune response and perhaps stack the odds in your favor of not getting the disease if you are exposed, or abbreviating and softening the course if you do get it. I’ve previously discussed some unconventional strategies such as reversing thymic involution with L. reuteri yogurt and oxytocin, reducing the metabolic endotoxemia of SIBO, and supplementing L. casei Shirota to amplify resistance to respiratory viruses. Let’s now discuss vitamin D’s roles in the immune response.

In addition to vitamin D’s effects on bone health, muscle strength, insulin sensitivity, mental clarity, and hormonal modulation, vitamin D is also known to play a major role in the immune response. The immune effects of vitamin D manifest as reduced potential for autoimmune diseases (e.g., type 1 diabetes and multiple sclerosis) and cancer. But vitamin D also plays a crucial role in generating a vigorous immune response. One of the ways that vitamin D status is reflected in infection is the seasonal fluctuation in influenza and the common cold that both peak in winter when vitamin D blood and body levels are lowest, both viral illnesses decreasing to virtually nothing in summer.

The immune supporting effects of vitamin D are multi-faceted with effects that include:

  • Stimulation of monocytes and macrophages–i.e., cells that attack invaders pathogenic bacteria, fungi, and viruses.
  • Stimulation of the expression of anti-microbial peptides by neutrophils, monocytes, natural killer cells, and in cells lining the respiratory tract.
  • Stimulation of dendritic cells that present antigens to T-lymphocytes and to B-lymphocytes that produce antibodies.
  • Increases IL-10 that, in turn, activates T-lymphocytes that play a major role in immunity. (This same biomarker is also triggered by our L. reuteri yogurt and oxytocin.)
  • Decreases inflammatory IL-17–Once again, adding to the effect on this inflammatory mediator generated by L. reuteri yogurt and oxytocin.

A recent clinical trial in children given small doses of vitamin D3 (300 units) cut respiratory infections in half, even though 25-hydroxy vitamin D levels were increased from 7 ng/ml to 19 ng/ml, while 4000 units of D3 given to people with immune impairment or susceptibility to repeated respiratory infections experienced a reduction in frequency of infections, a reduction in nasal pathogens, and reduced need for antibiotics. Another study reported no benefit with vitamin D3, 100,000 units per month, though this study was criticized due to the high starting levels of 25-OH vitamin D of 29 ng/ml and the once-per-month dosing regimen (that has been shown to be inferior to daily dosing).

The role of vitamin D plays out in a practical way, also, in that those of us following the Wheat Belly lifestyle that includes restoration of a 25-hydroxy vitamin D blood level to 60-70 ng/ml rarely get ill with viral illnesses, even while those around you are cough, sneezing, and running fevers. And, as with other strategies in the Wheat Belly arsenal, there also seem to be important synergies among our strategies. If both L. reuteri/oxytocin and vitamin D stimulate IL-10 that stimulates the immune response, do we obtain a further boost by combining them?

Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Formulated by Lakme Salon experts, Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast provides radiance and glow along with deep cleansing. Fruit anti-oxidants and beads in this wash cleanse your skin washing away dirt and other impurities.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

About Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast

Lakme’s skin care range comes up with a number of good quality pocket-friendly face washes under thge name of Blush & Glow. I love fruit based skin care products and that’s why I didn’t waste any time to put this wash in my shopping cart on my last trip to the local departmental store.

Years ago, Lakme had a fruit based face wash range called ‘Fruity Blast’. I used to love the strawberry face wash from that range. This time also I invested in the strawberry variant. I wanted to see if there is any difference in this new or if this one is old wine in bew bottle. After using it for the past two week I can assure you, they are not at all same. Let’s read on to know some more on this face wash.

Packaging: This face wash comes in a red plastic tube with flip top cap. The body of the tube is kept translucent. It allows users to see how much product is left. Quality of the packaging is quite good and travel-friendly.

The squeeze tube dispenses desirable amount of product. There is no spillage or leakage. The brand has mentioned the detailed ingredients list. The label graphics of the packaging gives it a fresh fruity vibe.

Colour & Consistency: The face wash is pale red in colour. There are tiny granules dispersed in the wash. The granules are colourless so they do not stand out in the bright red  face wash.

However, they are pretty ineffective in terms of providing exfoliation. The face wash has medium thick gel texture. Though there is sulphate in the ingredients, it do not produce thick lather. It washes off the excess oil without drying out my skin.

Fragrance: The face wash has a mild smell of fresh berry, citrus and mint. The fragrance is unique. The smell adds a freshening vibe to every wash I take with it. The mild fragrance stays only for a short time.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Quantity & Price: This face wash costs Rs.205 for 100gm. There is two more size available for this wash. The smaller size costs Rs.105 for 50gm and the 150gm size comes at Rs.299.

Lakme face washes are slightly expensive than most easily available budget-friendly face wash brands like Himalaya, Clean & Clear or Everyuth though their ingredient list is very similar. These face washes come for good discounts at online and offline sales.

My Overall Thoughts:

I use acne medications so my skin gets dry easily. That’s why I use medicated face wash once in the day. For the other time, I use this face wash. I like gel face washes because they are not harsh yet they provide deep cleansing. I was using a clean & clear face wash before but that one is about to finish.

So, I started with this strawberry one. It is thicker than most gel based face washes. It is milder as well. It creates almost no foam but cleanses the skin extremely well. The skin does not feel dry or stretchy afterwards. The wash smells very fresh and creates mild tingles on the skin. I love such menthol based cooling face washes. It is going to be my summer favourite. 

I have also used the Fruit Blast Strawberry face wash from Lakme. This Blush & Glow variant is thicker in formula, more mild and moisturizing. The cooling sensation is also a new thing in the Blush & Glow face wash.

Rating: 4.5/5

 

*Written By Sreepriya

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Today I am reviewing Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple. Clean & Clear is a famous teen skin care brand that makes some of the best budget-friendly skin care products for oily and acne prone skin.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

It used to be my favourite skin care brand in teenage years. Till now I go back to my trusted Clean & Clear face washes from time to time whn my skin goes through bad acne bouts. Clean & Clear’s morning energy face wash range has fruit inspired face washes and the green apple variant is something I adore. Here’s more on this face wash.

About Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple makes you truly awake while leaving your skin clean and clear.

Features:

1. Menthol and bursting beads provide a cooling, tingling sensation on your skin that gives a burst of freshness in the morning

2. The face wash helps prevent common skin problems, without drying out your skin

3. The formula is non-comedogenic so it does not clog pores

5. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and clear

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Packaging: It comes in a transparent colourless plastic bottle. The bottle has screw open plus flip open cap so you can reuse the bottle when the wash gets over.  I have bought the smaller size; this one is available in two more sizes. The packaging is sturdy and very practical. The tiny bottle fits even the smallest of my purses.

Colour & Consistency: It is a transparent gel with pale green colour. It has runny texture. There are two tyoes of cleansing granules in it. The bigger green granules get dissolved with water and provides deep cleansing effects while the tiny granules are more mild scrubbing. The wash creates moderate amount of lather. It does not dry out the skin though.Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Fragrance: The face wash smells awesome. It has energizing green apple fragrance. The fragrance refreshes the senses. The smell does not last at all after rinsing. If you don’t like the fragrance, no worries! It won’t bother you for more than 4-5 minutes.

Quantity & Price: This Clean & Clear face wash is priced at Rs.65 for 50ml. This is one of the best quality acne face washes in the budget friendly category. This is a value for money proiduct for me. You can also avail 10-20% discount at sale time. This wash comes in two other sizes. The 

My Overall Thoughts:

Last year my skin was going through severe acne. That’s when I bought this green apple based face wash. I have also tried the strawberry and lemon variant from this range but the green apple one is my favourite. I have repurchased it 3-4 times already and looks like I will be buying another bottle soon.

I use this face cleanser twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. Sometimes I skip my regular salicylic acid based face wash for this. This is a mild and non comedogenic face wash. The formula does not dry out my skin like the original Clean & Clear foaming face wash. I follow it up with a moisturizing toner and a light moisturizer.

It does not irritate the active pimples. It actually helps in drying them faster. The wash is good in quality but its scrub beads are pretty useless. The particles are scanty in the wash and they do not even do anything regarding exfoliation. Harsh scrubbing is not good for acne prone skin. I would have loved the wash more if it was free from those tiny granules.

Rating: 4/5

 

*Written By Sreeparna

Talara lost 19kgs in 3 months, even after just having had her second baby

Talara has lost 19 kgs since the birth of her second son just a few months ago using the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge postnatal workouts. It is safe for mums to start some low impact exercises, generally around 6 weeks after giving birth. It’s best to check with your doctor first, especially after a c-section.

Find out below how The Healthy Mummy can help support you through your postpartum stage.

Talara lost 19kgs in just 3 months

Talara lnnes, 23, from Singleton in the Hunter Valley NSW is a mum of two sons aged 5 and 4 months.

She has been following The Healthy Mummy 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge since the birth of her second son and has lost roughly 19kgs in around three months.

Talara shares, “I am seeing a lot more energy, my sleep is better and my face a lot clearer and hair and nails, and I am not so bloated anymore, my joints aren’t so sore either.

“I am feeling a lot stronger more confident and more motivated and have more knowledge about what I am putting inside my body.

I do use the app mostly for the low carb food options and snack ideas I love all the postnatal workouts and I am now looking at doing the Stronger workouts.”

Read more – postnatal exercises

Talara’s favourite Healthy Mummy recipes and Smoothies

Healthy Mummy Smoothies are my favourite! I love the Choc fudge and Vanilla because I can make so many different ones.

My favourite meal is the Chicken laksa and my favourite snack is the Peanut bubble crunch for sure.”

chicken-laksa

chicken-laksa

Talara’s tips for other mums

  • Drink heaps of water!
  • Move every day!
  • Always stretch before and after exercise.

Talara’s motivation advice

“When you start thinking bad thoughts about yourself or your food or exercise stop your self and just reverse it, so instead of thinking oh god I only walked for 20mins, think hell yeah I did 20 mins and tomorrow I’ll try 25 mins, something is always better than nothing.

“And never think if you “cheated” is a bad thing, it’s normal one bite or one “bad” meal will not hurt just keep going and keep the good choices coming.

“The Healthy Mummy community is my saviour feel of so much support and tips and hints and so many inspirational story’s.”

Tips to consider before starting Post Natal Exercise

  • Prioritise your pelvic floor and core.
  • Be kind to yourself, listen to your body and be patient.
  • Include rest and relaxation into your well-being plan. Consider using the Healthy Mummy Mind.Body.Breath sessions.
  • Enjoy a healthy diet of fresh food, lean protein and drink plenty of water.
  • Get out and enjoy the fresh air.
  • Exercising for 10 minutes here and there in your day is both realistic and easy on your body.
  • Check your posture frequently, especially when you are feeding.
  • Team up with other mums. Walk and talk.
  • If you are worried about your physical or emotional health, talk to your doctor, family or a friend.

Watch our post-pregnancy exercise video below

Join the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge to help you lose those extra post-pregnancy kilos

Think of the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge as the best value personal trainer, dietitian, meal planner, chef and motivational coach that you have access to every day – without the high cost and all created JUST FOR MUMS.

Every month is DIFFERENT with over 100 NEW recipes added each month. EVERY MONTH you receive NEW 28 Days of FAMILY FRIENDLY customisable meal plans, daily exercise plans with videos and daily support. It’s also breastfeeding friendly.

Our exercise routines are time efficient and effective and have been designed to burn maximum fat in minimum time and include long play DVD style workouts.

For all the details click here.

Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Formulated by Lakme Salon experts, Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast provides radiance and glow along with deep cleansing. Fruit anti-oxidants and beads in this wash cleanse your skin washing away dirt and other impurities.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

About Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast

Lakme’s skin care range comes up with a number of good quality pocket-friendly face washes under thge name of Blush & Glow. I love fruit based skin care products and that’s why I didn’t waste any time to put this wash in my shopping cart on my last trip to the local departmental store.

Years ago, Lakme had a fruit based face wash range called ‘Fruity Blast’. I used to love the strawberry face wash from that range. This time also I invested in the strawberry variant. I wanted to see if there is any difference in this new or if this one is old wine in bew bottle. After using it for the past two week I can assure you, they are not at all same. Let’s read on to know some more on this face wash.

Packaging: This face wash comes in a red plastic tube with flip top cap. The body of the tube is kept translucent. It allows users to see how much product is left. Quality of the packaging is quite good and travel-friendly.

The squeeze tube dispenses desirable amount of product. There is no spillage or leakage. The brand has mentioned the detailed ingredients list. The label graphics of the packaging gives it a fresh fruity vibe.

Colour & Consistency: The face wash is pale red in colour. There are tiny granules dispersed in the wash. The granules are colourless so they do not stand out in the bright red  face wash.

However, they are pretty ineffective in terms of providing exfoliation. The face wash has medium thick gel texture. Though there is sulphate in the ingredients, it do not produce thick lather. It washes off the excess oil without drying out my skin.

Fragrance: The face wash has a mild smell of fresh berry, citrus and mint. The fragrance is unique. The smell adds a freshening vibe to every wash I take with it. The mild fragrance stays only for a short time.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Quantity & Price: This face wash costs Rs.205 for 100gm. There is two more size available for this wash. The smaller size costs Rs.105 for 50gm and the 150gm size comes at Rs.299.

Lakme face washes are slightly expensive than most easily available budget-friendly face wash brands like Himalaya, Clean & Clear or Everyuth though their ingredient list is very similar. These face washes come for good discounts at online and offline sales.

My Overall Thoughts:

I use acne medications so my skin gets dry easily. That’s why I use medicated face wash once in the day. For the other time, I use this face wash. I like gel face washes because they are not harsh yet they provide deep cleansing. I was using a clean & clear face wash before but that one is about to finish.

So, I started with this strawberry one. It is thicker than most gel based face washes. It is milder as well. It creates almost no foam but cleanses the skin extremely well. The skin does not feel dry or stretchy afterwards. The wash smells very fresh and creates mild tingles on the skin. I love such menthol based cooling face washes. It is going to be my summer favourite. 

I have also used the Fruit Blast Strawberry face wash from Lakme. This Blush & Glow variant is thicker in formula, more mild and moisturizing. The cooling sensation is also a new thing in the Blush & Glow face wash.

Rating: 4.5/5

 

*Written By Sreepriya

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Today I am reviewing Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple. Clean & Clear is a famous teen skin care brand that makes some of the best budget-friendly skin care products for oily and acne prone skin.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

It used to be my favourite skin care brand in teenage years. Till now I go back to my trusted Clean & Clear face washes from time to time whn my skin goes through bad acne bouts. Clean & Clear’s morning energy face wash range has fruit inspired face washes and the green apple variant is something I adore. Here’s more on this face wash.

About Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple makes you truly awake while leaving your skin clean and clear.

Features:

1. Menthol and bursting beads provide a cooling, tingling sensation on your skin that gives a burst of freshness in the morning

2. The face wash helps prevent common skin problems, without drying out your skin

3. The formula is non-comedogenic so it does not clog pores

5. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and clear

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Packaging: It comes in a transparent colourless plastic bottle. The bottle has screw open plus flip open cap so you can reuse the bottle when the wash gets over.  I have bought the smaller size; this one is available in two more sizes. The packaging is sturdy and very practical. The tiny bottle fits even the smallest of my purses.

Colour & Consistency: It is a transparent gel with pale green colour. It has runny texture. There are two tyoes of cleansing granules in it. The bigger green granules get dissolved with water and provides deep cleansing effects while the tiny granules are more mild scrubbing. The wash creates moderate amount of lather. It does not dry out the skin though.Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Fragrance: The face wash smells awesome. It has energizing green apple fragrance. The fragrance refreshes the senses. The smell does not last at all after rinsing. If you don’t like the fragrance, no worries! It won’t bother you for more than 4-5 minutes.

Quantity & Price: This Clean & Clear face wash is priced at Rs.65 for 50ml. This is one of the best quality acne face washes in the budget friendly category. This is a value for money proiduct for me. You can also avail 10-20% discount at sale time. This wash comes in two other sizes. The 

My Overall Thoughts:

Last year my skin was going through severe acne. That’s when I bought this green apple based face wash. I have also tried the strawberry and lemon variant from this range but the green apple one is my favourite. I have repurchased it 3-4 times already and looks like I will be buying another bottle soon.

I use this face cleanser twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. Sometimes I skip my regular salicylic acid based face wash for this. This is a mild and non comedogenic face wash. The formula does not dry out my skin like the original Clean & Clear foaming face wash. I follow it up with a moisturizing toner and a light moisturizer.

It does not irritate the active pimples. It actually helps in drying them faster. The wash is good in quality but its scrub beads are pretty useless. The particles are scanty in the wash and they do not even do anything regarding exfoliation. Harsh scrubbing is not good for acne prone skin. I would have loved the wash more if it was free from those tiny granules.

Rating: 4/5

 

*Written By Sreeparna

Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Formulated by Lakme Salon experts, Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast provides radiance and glow along with deep cleansing. Fruit anti-oxidants and beads in this wash cleanse your skin washing away dirt and other impurities.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

About Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast

Lakme’s skin care range comes up with a number of good quality pocket-friendly face washes under thge name of Blush & Glow. I love fruit based skin care products and that’s why I didn’t waste any time to put this wash in my shopping cart on my last trip to the local departmental store.

Years ago, Lakme had a fruit based face wash range called ‘Fruity Blast’. I used to love the strawberry face wash from that range. This time also I invested in the strawberry variant. I wanted to see if there is any difference in this new or if this one is old wine in bew bottle. After using it for the past two week I can assure you, they are not at all same. Let’s read on to know some more on this face wash.

Packaging: This face wash comes in a red plastic tube with flip top cap. The body of the tube is kept translucent. It allows users to see how much product is left. Quality of the packaging is quite good and travel-friendly.

The squeeze tube dispenses desirable amount of product. There is no spillage or leakage. The brand has mentioned the detailed ingredients list. The label graphics of the packaging gives it a fresh fruity vibe.

Colour & Consistency: The face wash is pale red in colour. There are tiny granules dispersed in the wash. The granules are colourless so they do not stand out in the bright red  face wash.

However, they are pretty ineffective in terms of providing exfoliation. The face wash has medium thick gel texture. Though there is sulphate in the ingredients, it do not produce thick lather. It washes off the excess oil without drying out my skin.

Fragrance: The face wash has a mild smell of fresh berry, citrus and mint. The fragrance is unique. The smell adds a freshening vibe to every wash I take with it. The mild fragrance stays only for a short time.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Quantity & Price: This face wash costs Rs.205 for 100gm. There is two more size available for this wash. The smaller size costs Rs.105 for 50gm and the 150gm size comes at Rs.299.

Lakme face washes are slightly expensive than most easily available budget-friendly face wash brands like Himalaya, Clean & Clear or Everyuth though their ingredient list is very similar. These face washes come for good discounts at online and offline sales.

My Overall Thoughts:

I use acne medications so my skin gets dry easily. That’s why I use medicated face wash once in the day. For the other time, I use this face wash. I like gel face washes because they are not harsh yet they provide deep cleansing. I was using a clean & clear face wash before but that one is about to finish.

So, I started with this strawberry one. It is thicker than most gel based face washes. It is milder as well. It creates almost no foam but cleanses the skin extremely well. The skin does not feel dry or stretchy afterwards. The wash smells very fresh and creates mild tingles on the skin. I love such menthol based cooling face washes. It is going to be my summer favourite. 

I have also used the Fruit Blast Strawberry face wash from Lakme. This Blush & Glow variant is thicker in formula, more mild and moisturizing. The cooling sensation is also a new thing in the Blush & Glow face wash.

Rating: 4.5/5

 

*Written By Sreepriya

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Today I am reviewing Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple. Clean & Clear is a famous teen skin care brand that makes some of the best budget-friendly skin care products for oily and acne prone skin.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

It used to be my favourite skin care brand in teenage years. Till now I go back to my trusted Clean & Clear face washes from time to time whn my skin goes through bad acne bouts. Clean & Clear’s morning energy face wash range has fruit inspired face washes and the green apple variant is something I adore. Here’s more on this face wash.

About Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple makes you truly awake while leaving your skin clean and clear.

Features:

1. Menthol and bursting beads provide a cooling, tingling sensation on your skin that gives a burst of freshness in the morning

2. The face wash helps prevent common skin problems, without drying out your skin

3. The formula is non-comedogenic so it does not clog pores

5. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and clear

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Packaging: It comes in a transparent colourless plastic bottle. The bottle has screw open plus flip open cap so you can reuse the bottle when the wash gets over.  I have bought the smaller size; this one is available in two more sizes. The packaging is sturdy and very practical. The tiny bottle fits even the smallest of my purses.

Colour & Consistency: It is a transparent gel with pale green colour. It has runny texture. There are two tyoes of cleansing granules in it. The bigger green granules get dissolved with water and provides deep cleansing effects while the tiny granules are more mild scrubbing. The wash creates moderate amount of lather. It does not dry out the skin though.Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Fragrance: The face wash smells awesome. It has energizing green apple fragrance. The fragrance refreshes the senses. The smell does not last at all after rinsing. If you don’t like the fragrance, no worries! It won’t bother you for more than 4-5 minutes.

Quantity & Price: This Clean & Clear face wash is priced at Rs.65 for 50ml. This is one of the best quality acne face washes in the budget friendly category. This is a value for money proiduct for me. You can also avail 10-20% discount at sale time. This wash comes in two other sizes. The 

My Overall Thoughts:

Last year my skin was going through severe acne. That’s when I bought this green apple based face wash. I have also tried the strawberry and lemon variant from this range but the green apple one is my favourite. I have repurchased it 3-4 times already and looks like I will be buying another bottle soon.

I use this face cleanser twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. Sometimes I skip my regular salicylic acid based face wash for this. This is a mild and non comedogenic face wash. The formula does not dry out my skin like the original Clean & Clear foaming face wash. I follow it up with a moisturizing toner and a light moisturizer.

It does not irritate the active pimples. It actually helps in drying them faster. The wash is good in quality but its scrub beads are pretty useless. The particles are scanty in the wash and they do not even do anything regarding exfoliation. Harsh scrubbing is not good for acne prone skin. I would have loved the wash more if it was free from those tiny granules.

Rating: 4/5

 

*Written By Sreeparna

Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Formulated by Lakme Salon experts, Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast provides radiance and glow along with deep cleansing. Fruit anti-oxidants and beads in this wash cleanse your skin washing away dirt and other impurities.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

About Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast

Lakme’s skin care range comes up with a number of good quality pocket-friendly face washes under thge name of Blush & Glow. I love fruit based skin care products and that’s why I didn’t waste any time to put this wash in my shopping cart on my last trip to the local departmental store.

Years ago, Lakme had a fruit based face wash range called ‘Fruity Blast’. I used to love the strawberry face wash from that range. This time also I invested in the strawberry variant. I wanted to see if there is any difference in this new or if this one is old wine in bew bottle. After using it for the past two week I can assure you, they are not at all same. Let’s read on to know some more on this face wash.

Packaging: This face wash comes in a red plastic tube with flip top cap. The body of the tube is kept translucent. It allows users to see how much product is left. Quality of the packaging is quite good and travel-friendly.

The squeeze tube dispenses desirable amount of product. There is no spillage or leakage. The brand has mentioned the detailed ingredients list. The label graphics of the packaging gives it a fresh fruity vibe.

Colour & Consistency: The face wash is pale red in colour. There are tiny granules dispersed in the wash. The granules are colourless so they do not stand out in the bright red  face wash.

However, they are pretty ineffective in terms of providing exfoliation. The face wash has medium thick gel texture. Though there is sulphate in the ingredients, it do not produce thick lather. It washes off the excess oil without drying out my skin.

Fragrance: The face wash has a mild smell of fresh berry, citrus and mint. The fragrance is unique. The smell adds a freshening vibe to every wash I take with it. The mild fragrance stays only for a short time.Lakme Blush & Glow Face Wash Strawberry Blast Review Photos

Quantity & Price: This face wash costs Rs.205 for 100gm. There is two more size available for this wash. The smaller size costs Rs.105 for 50gm and the 150gm size comes at Rs.299.

Lakme face washes are slightly expensive than most easily available budget-friendly face wash brands like Himalaya, Clean & Clear or Everyuth though their ingredient list is very similar. These face washes come for good discounts at online and offline sales.

My Overall Thoughts:

I use acne medications so my skin gets dry easily. That’s why I use medicated face wash once in the day. For the other time, I use this face wash. I like gel face washes because they are not harsh yet they provide deep cleansing. I was using a clean & clear face wash before but that one is about to finish.

So, I started with this strawberry one. It is thicker than most gel based face washes. It is milder as well. It creates almost no foam but cleanses the skin extremely well. The skin does not feel dry or stretchy afterwards. The wash smells very fresh and creates mild tingles on the skin. I love such menthol based cooling face washes. It is going to be my summer favourite. 

I have also used the Fruit Blast Strawberry face wash from Lakme. This Blush & Glow variant is thicker in formula, more mild and moisturizing. The cooling sensation is also a new thing in the Blush & Glow face wash.

Rating: 4.5/5

 

*Written By Sreepriya

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Today I am reviewing Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple. Clean & Clear is a famous teen skin care brand that makes some of the best budget-friendly skin care products for oily and acne prone skin.

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

It used to be my favourite skin care brand in teenage years. Till now I go back to my trusted Clean & Clear face washes from time to time whn my skin goes through bad acne bouts. Clean & Clear’s morning energy face wash range has fruit inspired face washes and the green apple variant is something I adore. Here’s more on this face wash.

About Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple makes you truly awake while leaving your skin clean and clear.

Features:

1. Menthol and bursting beads provide a cooling, tingling sensation on your skin that gives a burst of freshness in the morning

2. The face wash helps prevent common skin problems, without drying out your skin

3. The formula is non-comedogenic so it does not clog pores

5. Leaves skin feeling fresh, clean and clear

Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Packaging: It comes in a transparent colourless plastic bottle. The bottle has screw open plus flip open cap so you can reuse the bottle when the wash gets over.  I have bought the smaller size; this one is available in two more sizes. The packaging is sturdy and very practical. The tiny bottle fits even the smallest of my purses.

Colour & Consistency: It is a transparent gel with pale green colour. It has runny texture. There are two tyoes of cleansing granules in it. The bigger green granules get dissolved with water and provides deep cleansing effects while the tiny granules are more mild scrubbing. The wash creates moderate amount of lather. It does not dry out the skin though.Clean & Clear Morning Energy Face Wash Purifying Apple Review

Fragrance: The face wash smells awesome. It has energizing green apple fragrance. The fragrance refreshes the senses. The smell does not last at all after rinsing. If you don’t like the fragrance, no worries! It won’t bother you for more than 4-5 minutes.

Quantity & Price: This Clean & Clear face wash is priced at Rs.65 for 50ml. This is one of the best quality acne face washes in the budget friendly category. This is a value for money proiduct for me. You can also avail 10-20% discount at sale time. This wash comes in two other sizes. The 

My Overall Thoughts:

Last year my skin was going through severe acne. That’s when I bought this green apple based face wash. I have also tried the strawberry and lemon variant from this range but the green apple one is my favourite. I have repurchased it 3-4 times already and looks like I will be buying another bottle soon.

I use this face cleanser twice a day; once in the morning and once at night. Sometimes I skip my regular salicylic acid based face wash for this. This is a mild and non comedogenic face wash. The formula does not dry out my skin like the original Clean & Clear foaming face wash. I follow it up with a moisturizing toner and a light moisturizer.

It does not irritate the active pimples. It actually helps in drying them faster. The wash is good in quality but its scrub beads are pretty useless. The particles are scanty in the wash and they do not even do anything regarding exfoliation. Harsh scrubbing is not good for acne prone skin. I would have loved the wash more if it was free from those tiny granules.

Rating: 4/5

 

*Written By Sreeparna