Saturday, 29 October 2016

Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil With 24 Karat Gold | Beauty Review

Having used some really awesome Forest Essentials Beauty Products which have all been more or less effective and worthy of their price tags, here we come to the last one in my list - Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil With 24 Karat Gold which I did not buy myself,rather won it in a contest quite some time back :) Myself and my mother both have used this for more than 3 months now,on and off, so this is the best time to review it :D

Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Body Oil With 24 Karat Gold Review India

Available in Forest Essentials stores, website and on Flipkart, Amazon, Jabong etc. for Rs. 2400 for 200 ml.

Claims to rejuvenate, nourish, firm and tone skin along with increasing elasticity and giving it a sheen with Ingredients like Sesame Seed Oil, Sweet Almond Oil, Rice Bran Oil, Ashwagandha, Turmeric, Cardamom, Sandalwood Oil, Saffron Flower Infusion and 24K Gold Bhasma. Packaging is elegant, vibrant, luxurious and travel-friendly too with enough Quantity to last more than a month even if used liberally all over body every day.

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Just one look at the ingredients list and it is clear that who's who of Ayurvedic Beauty Bible is included in this oil. Sweet Almond, Sesame Seed, Sandalwood, Turmeric and so on are already renowned for their nourishing, moisturizing, anti-ageing, glowing, lightening properties. Obviously, our expectations were on an all time high with Forest Essentials Soundarya Beauty Oil. In reality, however, it has turned out to be another decent body oil which can be used pre-bath or post-bath or just as a body massage oil

Like all Forest Essentials products,it smells great, naturally refreshing and delicately luxurious. It has a heavy texture which is surprisingly light when applied on body and instantly sinks inmaking skin soft and nourished. Using it pre-bath, my mom would often massage it all over and leave it on for 1-2 hours which did add some glow to her skin,but she is naturally gifted with soft glowing skin too, so can't give all the credit to this oil. Same results are achieved when she uses any body massage oil. 

For me, it gave excellent results when used post-bath as a moisturizer. It sinks it, nourishes and does heal my dry skin especially on hard areas like elbows and ankles. Effects also stay throughout the day but in the long term, I have not observed any special de-tanning or de-pigmentation or special glow of any sort which was expected on seeing ingredients like Saffron and Sandalwood. I can use simple regular coconut or almond oil on my skin and get the same results. But yes, the smell of the oil is luxurious,the overall feel of using the product is definitely elegant and so I have no major complaints with this except the extremely high price! I am not sure exactly how much gold bhasma they have in here but the price tag makes it feel as if it is 100% gold bhasma and so one would be left disappointed on seeing pretty regular results :) I would say this is worth it only for people with severely dry skin who love luxurious products, otherwise there are many lotions,oils and creams out there for moisturizing our body at 1/4th the price tag.

  • Forest Essentials' name, trust, purity of ingredients
  • Works wonderfully to nourish, soften, moisturize
  • Excellent for really dry skin, especially areas like elbows and ankles
  • Soft,supple skin stays so for 24 hours
  • Delicate fragrance, luxurious feel
  • Lasts a long time
  • Sinks in immediately,does not feel greasy or stains clothes

  • Nothing special observed, it was expected on seeing '24 karat gold' in the name!
  • Too expensive when more or less same results are achieved by any regular body massage oil
  • Oily skinned beauties will hate the sticky texture 

Recommended- YES and NO. YES if you have horribly dry skin,are allergic to other lotions/creams, love splurging on luxurious brands. NO if you already use a regular body massage oil and are happy with it. Personally, me and my mom are giving a Rating of 4/5 as it has served us well but now it is time for us to move on :)

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