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We all have been lucky enough to be brought up in the land of Ayurveda where our ancestors taught us how herbs and plants can be used to beautify our skin and hair. The old grandma secrets that have been passed on to us hold a great importance in our lives against the costliest of skincare products available in the world today. However, due to limited time in our schedules, it gets extremely difficult for a modern age woman to hand pound each herb and prepare something that our skin needs. Just when I wished I had someone who could do all the hard work and formulate something for me while keeping it completely organic, I came across Iraya. Iraya means ‘from the earth’ in Sanskrit. ‘Ancient wisdom for Modern Living is the philosophy’ Iraya swears by. Every product is formulated with care and made with love.
When they asked me to review any two products of my choice from their skincare range, I chose the Nutrifying Facial Oil (for I’m a sucker for skincare oils) and the Orange and Tea Scrub as I found the ingredients quite interesting. The scrub contains the extract of green tea, orange and shell of walnut and almonds. It is meant to slough away the dead skin cells improving the skin texture and making it look polished and luminous. The main purpose of a review is to give you an honest opinion on what I feel about a product. I’ve been using the scrub for about two weeks now and I’ve really fell in love with it. It smells divine and it does its’ job of removing the dead skin cells pretty well. My skin appears fresh and softer after every use. I use the scrub 2-3 times a week after cleansing my skin, usually before bedtime and follow it up with the Nutrifying Facial Oil. Talking about the oil, it is a blend of herbal extracts and various essential oils that nourish the skin and slow down the process of aging due to harmful effects of pollution and stress. I massage few drops of it onto my skin till the oil is completely absorbed into my skin. I usually avoid using a facewash in the morning when at home and just splash some water on my face to keep the skin soft and clean. This oil works beautifully on my skin and it feels radiant and supple the next morning without making it look greasy. I also add a drop of this oil to my moisturizer to bring out a glossy effect on my skin. We shot this story under the cloudy sky amidst a rustic background and it rained soon after we wrapped up the shoot, like it had never rained before.
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