La Shield-Sunscreen gel SPF 40

La shield is an Indian brand and is very well known for their range of sunscreen. They also offer anti pollution gel based sunscreen with SPF 50.The fastest and advised by the dermatologist is the La Shield Sunscreen Gel SPF 40.

La Shield sunscreen gel is fortified with SPF 40 and it offers a broad spectrum protection against both ultraviolet A(UVA) and ultraviolet B(UVB) rays.The sunscreen is very skin friendly and doesn’t cause any irritation to the skin and its free from any kind of chemicals, preservatives, alcohol, color additives and fragrance.

This sunscreen doesn’t clog on to the pores and doesn’t cause any stickiness to the skin. This sunscreen is definitely recommended during harsh summers where the rays of the sun would penetrate and damage the skin.

Why sunscreens are essential?

Our skin is very sensitive and it needs protection from the harmful rays coming from the sun specially during the harsh summers, therefore it is mandatory to apply sunscreen as per skin types just 30 minutes before stepping out of the house. The sunscreen should go deeper into the skin and settle down into skin and create a shield against the sun, this process takes 25-30minutes, therefore it is advisable to apply sunscreen well in advance before stepping out of the house.

What happens when we don’t use a sunscreen?

Sunscreen plays a vital role in protecting the skin, however by not applying a sunscreen can cause various damages to skin. The skin can suffer from pigmentation, breakouts,sunburn and suntan. This is because the texture of the skin is disturbed by the harmful rays from the sun. Therefore using the right sunscreen will always save your skin from the damages caused by the sun.


This sunscreen comes in a 60g tube and a small amount is needed for the entire face and neck can last upto 2-3months and it is priced at Rs.730/- for 60g. It is slightly expensive but no compromises on the skin, specially a city which has harsh summers and pollution, this is suitable for oily and combination skin because the texture of sunscreen is very smooth like butter and it spreads evenly on the face and neck, it mattifies the face quickly and locks the oil on the face and creates a shield against the sun rays, It is oil free and it is dermatologically tested therefore the sunscreen doesn’t clog on to the pores and neither the dirt settles on the pores.

Gel based texture and spreads like butter on the skin.

It is available on nykaa and it was delivered to me within 24 hours, also I would recommend la shield anti pollution sunscreen with SPF 50 for those who travel on daily basis and their skin is exposed to the sun.


After face wash, toning and moisturising, apply an appropriate amount on face, neck and other exposed area of the skin 30 mins before sun exposure.


Overall I am beyond satisfied with this sunscreen and a big thanks to nykaa for having all possible brands and providing a speedy delivery. It didn’t cause any irritation to my skin or any breakout. Those with oily and combination can go ahead with this sunscreen, also I will mention below few other sunscreen for different skin types. Please feel free to give your recommendations and suggestions, you can get in touch with through email at


Estee Lauder UV Protector SPF 50 – Good for dry skin.

Avene Day Protector UV SPF 30- Good for sensitive skin

Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50- Good for sensitive and oily skin.

Kiehl’s Ultra light Day defines sunscreen with SPF 50- Good for severe acne prone and oily skin.

The above mentioned sunscreen are available on nykaa.

Looking forward for your suggestions and recommendations.

Thanks and lots of love,

Gini Sachanandani

MCaffeine Naked & Raw face mask.


MCaffeine is driven by a team of young and passionate entrepreneurs from Mumbai, who are committed in building India’s first caffeinated personal care brand with diverse interest and diverse experience but a common goal.


The MCaffeine mask is infused with skin loving ingredients like rich cocoa, argan oil, caffeine and vitamin E. These ingredients give a coffee boost to the skin.

1. Caffeine tones the skin.

2. Argan oil hydrates and adds glow to the skin.

3. Vitamin E is great for soft and supple skin.

4. Kaolin removes excess oil.


After cleansing, apply the generous amount of the mask with the given spatula. Leave it for good 20-25minutes and remove with lukewarm water . For better results, apply aloe vera gel or laneige face sheet mask to lock in the moisture in the skin.


I am beyond satisfied with this coffee mask. It has rich coffee smell which relaxes my skin and stimulates the blood circulation. It gives an instant glow and reduces the appearance of oil on my skin, also it work wonders for those with open pores. I usually use laneige face sheet mask in the end, this helps in maintaining the moisture in my skin and also reduces the appearance of pores.

This coffee mask is available on nykaa for 100gms priced at Rs.575/-


Miniso Nourishing toner.

ABOUT THE BRAND: A well known brand from Japan, Miniso was founded by Japanese designer Mr. Miyake Junya and a young Chinese entrepreneur Mr. Ye Guofu in Tokyo, Japan, with the former serving as chief designer. MINISO is the promoter of global “intelligent consumer products”. Sticking to the life philosophy of “simplicity, nature and good quality” and the brand proposition of “returning to nature”, MINISO gains popularity among consumers with its core brand edges of updating products every seven days, pricing at a low level, and targeting at intelligent consumer product chains. It has opened its doors in India in August 2017.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: Panax Ginseng root extract, morus alba root extract and cordyceps sinensis extract are active ingredients extracted from plants,therefore it supplies enough moisture and nutrition, therefore maintaining the moisture level of the skin.

HOW TO USE: Apply a small amount of liquid facial toner to a cotton ball or pad and gently rub all around the face and leave it on to the skin till it absorbs completely.


This nourishing toner is suitable for dry and oily skin as it helps to maintain the moisture balance on the skin.This toner is perfect for open pores and it doesn’t leave an oily appearance on the face, it can be used in combination with aloe vera gel. The texture is water based with a mild fragrance. It is priced between Rs.400-Rs.500/ for 150ml and its available in any miniso outlet.

Water based texture with a mild fragrance.

Glow Mask-Green tea & Aloe Vera

ABOUT THE BRAND: The Beauty Co. is a company that appreciates empowered women who show confidence in every stride. To compliment their beauty, grace, and charm, the company is presenting a premium range of grooming products for women that will boost their confidence at every stage. The Beauty Co. is an experience in self-love. 

The brand believes in keeping your skin healthy through the use of natural ingredients and preventing skin issues from occurring in the first place. The products are carefully crafted and mindfully made with love to suit every woman’s needs.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: This glitter glow mask comes with a blend of green tea and aloe vera which is suitable for oily and open pore skin.Green tea has been trending for its health benefits; be it the beverage or the leftover tea bags, it offers benefits aplenty. The Beauty Co. yet again, with its expert insight into skincare products, has come up with Green Tea & Aloe Vera Glitter Glow Mask. Needless to say, it is loaded with aloe vera and green tea benefits for skin that can treat your skin concerns and uplift your facial skin within minutes of applying. This peel-off mask gives special treatment to your skin by accelerating the healing process of dull, damaged and tired skin. It reduces sun-tan, age spots, fine lines along with firming saggy skin.

Key Highlights:

  • A peel of mask with naturally refreshing properties of aloe vera and green tea that alleviates dull and tired skin
  • The antioxidant properties of aloe vera helps the skin heal while green tea extract reduces dark spots, acne breakouts and fine lines
  • Glycerin renders smooth, soft and supple skin and infuses life into your skin giving it a healthy makeover within minutes.
  • Glitter present in it brightens and purifies the skin, acts as a firming agent and reduces fine lines.
  • Aqua gives a dewy glow, fights impurities, keeps the skin supple and hydrated for long hours.
  • This peel off mask can act as an instant glow face pack and makes your skin instantly fresh and glowing for any party or event.

TEXTURE: The texture is transparent and gel like and it has glitters, it smells of green tea and its very soothing for oily skin.


After cleansing and toning, take an appropriate and apply all over the face and leave it for 20-25mins and gently peel.


I am totally in love with this peel off mask because it works immediately on the pores , skin feels fresh and rejuvenated instantly. With a busy lifestyle and hectic days, you are hardly left with any time to pamper your skin. But, we all long for that perfect skin ahead of an important occasion. Therefor this glitter glow mask does what it claims. It is filled with anti-oxidant and it has goodness of green tea and aloe vera which treats dull and damaged skin without disturbing the skin texture. This mask can be used once or twice a week for better results and i usually apply aloe vera gel in the end in order to maintain the moisture balance in the skin. Those with oily skin can go ahead with this mask and with charcoal glitter mask too. It is available on nykaa for Rs.899/- for 100gms.

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Laneige Two Tone Sheet Mask

A very well known brand from South Korea “Laneige” doesn’t fail in satisfying their clients in terms of skincare and this two tone face sheet mask is perfect for dull and problematic skin. The sheet provides customised skincare for each skin problem.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: With dedication and expertise in moisture research, LANEIGE has discovered the secrets of sparkling beauty from water and completed the water recipe for individual skin types. Presenting hydration-packed products combined with cutting edge water technology that deliver glowing skin and sparkling beauty for trendy, confident women. These products are developed to address the different skin concerns of women losing their vitality due to stress and hazardous environment, LANEIGE water will be a solution that awakens your skin’s potentials.

Two tone face sheet mask customised for different skincare for each skin problem.


This two ton face sheet treats different skin problems of the upper and lower areas of the face.The micro fibre sheet closely adheres to the fine curves of the skin. The ampoule locking effect helps skin to absorb an appropriate amount of essence evenly and densely. The refreshing mint works on visible pores while the light green coloured sheet soothes skin problem areas.

PORE CARE: The laneige pore lines gives smooth skin and takes care of excessive sebum and filling the skin with the right amount of moisture.

RELAXING: Laneige mini pore line’s cypress leaf extract provides soothing effect to irritated, dull skin and problem areas.

INGREDIENTS: Water, Butylene Glycol, Glycerin, 1,2-Hexanediol, PEG-60 Hydrogenated Castor Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Allantoin, Panthenol, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polyglutamic Acid, Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Dipotassium Glycyrrhizate, Arginine, Disodium EDTA, Xanthan Gum, Hydroxyethyl Acrylate/Sodium Acryloyldimethyl Taurate Copolymer, Fragrance(Parfum), Epilobium Fleischeri Extract, Hydrolyzed Corn Starch, Sodium Hyaluronate, Pinus Sylvestris Leaf Extract, Citric Acid, Potassium Sorbate.

HOW TO USE: After cleansing and toning, take out the upper and lower masks and unfold. Place the mask accordingly and leave for 20-25mins. Remove the mask and gently pat skin to promote absorption into the skin.


I have used various face sheet mask, recently i was using a face sheet mask from O3 and it was decent enough for oily skin, but after hearing positive reviews about this two tone mask, I decided to go ahead and give it a try, and with no regrets I would say this is the best for open pores, oily and combination. The results are visible immediately after removing the mask and glow lasts for good one week.

AVAILABILITY AND PRICE: It is available on my nykaa for Rs.230/-

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Lots Of Love,

Gini Sachanandani

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Coco Soul Revitalizing face wash

Coco Soul comes from the house of Marico, maker of the iconic brands Parachute and Saffola that have served the needs of innumerable consumers both in India and abroad. Their endeavour is to create a suite of solutions that will nourish the needs of thier consumers by providing them with the natural goodness that nature intended. The brand was named coco soul becuase coconut offers a gamut of benefits that range from brain development to improving digestive health to regulating metabolism.

Raw & Pure

The brand doesn’t believe in spoiling the goodness of a coconut through artificial means. Therefore their products are free from any form of preservatives, artificial colour or flavour that can harm you in any way.

PRODUCT DESCRIPTION: A nature inspired products that is free from sulphates, parabens, mineral oils, silicones or any other kind of chemicals. Created with the ancient wisdom of ayurveda, coco soul has 100% organic virgin king coconut oil in its core. This face wash has been created with the goodness of organic virgin king coconut oil, neem and gotukola which acts as natural cleanser and is also skin friendly, it makes the skin appears renewed, radiant and rejuvenated.

ORGANIC VIRGIN KING COCONUT OIL: Contains essential fatty acids, vitamins and natural antioxidants, moisturises the skin and has anti-bacterial properties.

NEEM: Rich in vitamin E, packed with anti-bacterial and anti-aging properties.

GOTUKOLA: Fights wrinkles and sagging skin, tones and tightens the skin.

SIZE & AVAILABILITY: The face wash is available for 100gms and it is priced at Rs.359/-

TEXTURE: The texture is transparent gel like texture with a mild fragrance.

FINAL THOUGHTS: I have been using this face wash since two weeks and i am not very satisfied with this face wash, i have oily skin therefore it doesn’t remove oil and dirt from my face, and i had breakouts, also it doesn’t have any chemicals therefore it doesn’t lather. This face wash is perfect for very dry skin and i wouldn’t recommend for oily and combination skin. Although i love coco soul for their natural ingredients and i am going to try their range of body lotion, but this face wash would show better results for dry skin or for women above 35 since it has natural ingredients that can fight wrinkles and fine lines and keep the skin hydrated.

Overall its a big NO for oily and combination skin. Please feel free to share your thoughts and suggestions.

Lots of Love,

Gini Sachanandani


Laneige – Lip Sleeping Mask

A well known brand from South Korea “Laneige” is known for their wide range of skin care and face sheets. They have delivered the best range of skincare to most of women across the globe and their products are skin friendly and worth every penny.

Laneige lip sleeping mask has become the talk of the town, with such great ingredients, one can never go wrong with Laneige.

Thanks to Nykaa for introducing all possible skincare brands to the Indian market.


A leave on lip sleeping mask that soothes and moisturises and has a softening balm texture that closely adhere to the lips.With a goodness of all berries it delivers a sweet and fragrant blend.With dedication and expertise in moisture research, Laneige has discovered the secrets of sparkling beauty from water and completed the water recipe for individual skin types.


The Laneige lip sleeping mask comes in a frosted glass tub with a plastic head.

SIZES: The Laneige lip sleeping mask comes in two different sizes. It is available in 8gms and it is priced at Rs.500/- and 20gms is priced at Rs.1150/-.

Currently I am using the 8gm lip mask which is priced at Rs.500/-

AVAILABILITY: The Laneige lip sleeping mask is available on Nykaa

TEXTURE: The texture is a bit thick and its in subtle pink, as the brand claims it creates a protective film to lock in the moisture for a smoother and more supple lips.

Texture of the lip mask


Before going to bed apply a small amount onto the lips and leave it overnight to see visible results in the morning.

MY FINAL THOUGHTS ON THE LANEIGE LIP SLEEPING MASK: I have always trusted Laneige and they have never disappointed me with their skincare products, after using the Laneige water sleeping mask, I decided to go ahead with the lip mask as I have very dry and flaky lips and lip balm doesn’t help, this lip mask acts like an exfoliator for smoother and supple lips, it also has a texture of a lip balm enriched with vitamin C and other antioxidants that acts quickly on dry and flaky lips specially during harsh summers, the active ingredient here is the hydro ion mineral water which works actively on the dry lips overnight. My lips have become softer and smoother, and I cannot sleep without Laneige water sleeping mask and lip mask, Laneige is actually putting me to sleep. Anyways, for those with flaky and dry lips, please don’t give a second thought, just go ahead and grab this amazing lip mask. Although it can’t be used like a lip balm during the day because of its thick consistency, therefore as the brand says, it has to be used in the night before going to bed.

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Lots Of Love,

Gini Sachanandani.