10 Budget Skin Care Products Review for Combination Skin

by Nupur on May 3, 2011 · 72 comments

BUDGET PICKS BASED ON IMBB RECOMMENDATIONS

All the reviews on IMBB , of lately have really helped me well in buying skin care products/ cosmetics wisely.

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There are times when I go out shopping and I access IMBB via my phone just to see if there is a review about the product , whether I should be buying it or not. Also, I have learnt that a lot of our Indian brands have budget products which should be given a fair chance too. So, I shopped for all these and I am glad I did . :) :) :)

AROMA MAGIC SKIN TONER
PRICE- Rs. 145 for 220 ml

Aromamagic Toner

I am absolutely in love with this toner as of now. No wonder it is one of the most raved about toner. It instantly cools and refreshes the face .
For its complete details, check neha’s opinions here- http://makeupandbeauty.com/aromamagic-aromatic-skin-toner/

FAB INDIA TEA TREE TONER
PRICE- Rs. 125 for 200 ml

Fabindia Tea Tree Toner

I have not tried this one yet, but I am sure this will work well (since its tea tree :) ) in real bad summers & when my skin will get extremely oily.
Check out bulbul’s verdict on it – http://makeupandbeauty.com/fabindia-tea-tree-skin-toner-review/

DIVYA PHARMACY’S ROSE WATER/ GULAB JAL
PRICE= Rs. 25

gulab jal

Natural rose water is considered to be a good toner for the skin. I am not using this, as one , at the moment, I use it in just my DIY face packs.
This has not been reviewed yet on IMBB but a fellow IMBBian prachi suggested me to try this.

ACNE MOIST MOISTURISER
PRICE- Rs. 99 for 30 Gm

acne moist moisturiser

Anyone with combination/oily/sensitive/acne prone skin will love it.. it’s a great medicated moisturizer easily available across chemist shops.

I bought this post seeing this post by scarlett -http://makeupandbeauty.com/acnemoist-oil-free-moisturiser-for-acne-prone-skin-review/

NEUTROGENA OIL FREE MOISTURE
PRICE- Rs. 250 for 115 ml

neutrogena-oil-free-moisturiser

This has been my HG moisturizer too for a while now.
Check thoughts Shyna’s on it here-http://makeupandbeauty.com/neutrogena-oil-free-moisture-facial-moisturizer-uva-uvb-sun-protection/

CLEAN & CLEAR OIL FREE MOISTURISER
PRICE- Rs. 50 for ml

clean-clear-moisturiser

Oily skinned beauties, you would love this too… its one cheap (for the price) moisturizer I have ever come across… a must try I would suggest.
Check Aashima’s verdict on it- http://makeupandbeauty.com/skin-care-product-reviews-revlon-clean-clear-parachute/

FAB INDIA VITAMIN E SKIN HYDRATING CREAM
PRICE- Rs. 200 FOR 120 ml

fab india vit e cream

I bought this on my recent trip to fab india, as just the same day there was this review by Ansh stating top 5 moisturisers under Rs. 300.
Also, Check out sonal’s review on it - http://makeupandbeauty.com/fabindia-vitamin-e-skin-hydrating-cream-oily-skin-lakme-strawberry-creme-review/

JOVEES VEG PEEL PACK
PRICE, Rs.165


This is a , 2 in 1 like pack. It has granules which can act like a scrub and after that you can just leave it on as a pack. So, for anyone who is not so interested in spending on a scrub & pack separately, grab this :)
Check its review by Naina here- http://makeupandbeauty.com/jovees-veg-peel-pack-review/

FAB INDIA –JASMINE SOAP
PRICE, Rs. 65 for 100 gm

Fabindia Jasmine Soap

• This has not been reviewed yet on IMBB , so I think I’ll have to do the great job :D

AROMA MAGIC MINERAL GLOW SCRUB

Aromamagic Mineral glow Scrub

This is one scrub I am so In awe of.. at the price, quality it deserves a lot a appreciation. Another must try for everyone.
Also, this is the latest packaging. Earlier this used to come in some green packaging I guess.
Check its review by kiki here- http://makeupandbeauty.com/aromamagic-mineral-glow-scrub-review/

SH- OXYGEN SKIN TREATMENT CREAM
PRICE- Rs. 275 for 50 gm


I will be using this cream for my DIY facials and not for everyday use.
Check the review by Jaish here- http://makeupandbeauty.com/shahnaz-husains-oxygen-skin-treatment-cream-review/

HIMALAYA PURE HANDS HERBAL HAND SANITISER
PRICE- Rs. 39 for 50ml

Himalaya Hands Sanitizer

A hand sanitizer is a must have thing to keep infections/germs/bacteria at bay.
Even rati uses it before her make up routine/tutorials :D
Check out Rati’s review here- http://makeupandbeauty.com/himalaya-herbals-pure-hands-review/

Hope you all liked my little budget shopping thingys …. :D :D :D :D :D

What skin type do you have ? What are your favourite Skin Care products?

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Aruna May 3, 2011 at 11:25 am

interestingly enuf i dont use any of these products for my oily/combination skin. Veg peel, Fab India tree toner, hydrating vit e and the aroma magic mineral glow look really appealing. Out of these if i had to buy just 2 products immediately, which one would be the my best bet? any recommendations?

i currently use oil of olay cleanser and moisturizer, TBS tea tree blackheads scrub, cucumber toner (cant recall the brand :(), Maybelline eye gel

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 11:29 am

My vote would go to the mineral glow scrub. :D I think biotique has a cucumber toner. :)

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Aruna May 3, 2011 at 11:57 am

thanks..will buy that for sure..the word ‘glow’ sounds good. i am already imagining it :)..and yaaaa you are right. Biotique it is. just wierd that I use it everyday and I could not recall

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 1:21 pm

happens. :P

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 1:49 pm

Aruna, i wud suggest aroma magic skint toner, n mineral glow scrub :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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Zara May 3, 2011 at 11:27 am

Nice article Noopur..Every item makes alotta sense :) :waytogo: :waytogo: Me too got Fab India’s Vit E Moisturiser after reading Ansh’s article on Moisturisers below 300 bucks.. :) :yahoo: :yahoo: I totally love it :heart: ..Summers make my skin so oily and its so hard to find suitable products na..

Btw, Does the neutrogena moisturiser really work well?

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 1:52 pm

hey zara, i am using the fab india moisturiser thz days… it is grt for oily skin, in summers…absolut mattnesss….. :toothygrin:
i hav used neutrogena for last 1 yr n never had any complains wid it… i just got bored so thot shud try some other products :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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calicoaster May 3, 2011 at 11:39 am

Great list noopur!! :D :D :D :D

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: kimiiiii………. do u use any of the products mentioned in it?

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calicoaster May 3, 2011 at 2:04 pm

Nooo.. :(( I have no Fab India..I have no Aroma magic..no Jovees and er..other stuffs too!! :weep: I’ve used Himalaya’s Sanitizer once but it used to leak off so much while I carried it with me during my travel back to home that I just dumped the bottle on my way only!! :| :| It was spoiling everything in my bag, despite me keeping it safely wrapped in my hand towel.!!!

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

ohhhhooo.. u have all the germanyyy ka maaalll naa… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
n i carry the santiser too in bag… havent seen any leakage as yet…. but will b careful from now on :thanks: :thanks:

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rachana May 3, 2011 at 11:50 am

I need suggestion on good night cream or lotion, my requirements are spot reduction and hydrating and price may vary with any range…

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 1:58 pm

hey rachna, first of all, start wid the basic CTM routine, and u ll see d diffrnce urself….
use a good toner for reducing spots/marks/blemishes on the face…
i havent used any spot reduction thing as yet, but i hav heard using lemon/ vitamin c can reduce spots…
ohk, n abt d night cream, ideally it is suggested after 25…

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rachana May 3, 2011 at 2:17 pm

But Noopur I follow regular CTM, very recently i m getting too lots of pimples(yes i had in teenage , but it has eventually stopped in my 20s), which is leaving behind scars….. worried

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 3:38 pm

rachna, ther can b n no. of reasons for ur breakouts…
i hope ur choosing the right products according to ur skin typ… also, follow a gud diet for a few day wid less oily food… adopt som kind of wrkout … n if nothing seems to work,,u must contact a dermo. he/she will guide u better… :) take care :puchhi:

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rachana May 3, 2011 at 5:24 pm

so sweet of u nooofuuur…. :-* :-* :-* :-*

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Rentu May 3, 2011 at 12:25 pm

great list :yes:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 1:59 pm

:thanks: :thanks: rentu :victory2:

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khushi May 3, 2011 at 12:39 pm

Any1 from Delhi could tell me some good shop for make products ??? I have to run from one shop to another in order to get some :sweat: :sweat:
M so fed up with this … as the chemist shops I have in my area dont keep all products …
I stay in south delhi … any suggestions gals ?:) ?:)

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 2:01 pm

khushi, u can easily get good make up/cosmetics from kunchals…. or gk1 market…

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deepti May 3, 2011 at 1:03 pm

nice review noopur…. :waytogo: …..i like aroma magic glow scrub & toner ….currently m not using any toner..bcs i hav tried biotque cucumber but not worth :wilt: ..like very tight feeling after using that…so i was scared to using any toner :cry: …now fter ur suggestion i want to use this on…hope for the best :thanks:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 3:41 pm

tight feeling?? ohkk.. try getting back to aroma magic/ fab india s lavender toner… n dont b scared of toners, girl… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
all d best… :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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deepti June 15, 2011 at 1:22 pm

sorry for late reply noopur…..m using aroma magic toner frm last 15 days now & i love it :thanks: for your good suggestion dear :specs: ..its a very good place where i can find nice frnds like u :puchhi: :yahoo: :jiggy1: :happydance: …

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akhila May 3, 2011 at 1:22 pm

hey good listing…you should add lacto calamine as well, its very good for sensitive acne prone skin….thanks for the post.

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 3:53 pm

hey akhila, i knw lacto is good for acne prone skin but somehow it doesnt suit me :(
in dis list i included wht all i shopped for seeing imbb reccoz…

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 1:23 pm

Noofoor excellent post. Although my skin care routine is different but it totally inspires to see what others do to keep their skin healthy and glowing. :) :) I love the aroma magic almond lotion I’ll def give toner a try. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 3:42 pm

thnkooooo rati :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :thanks: :thanks:
u hav dry skin naa, tabhi u lik dat almond lotion, i bought it once n found it toooooo heavy for my skin :(
n ya, u must try the toner.. u ll love it :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 5:30 pm

I will pakka. :D :D yeah that lotion is only meant for oily skin. :))

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Pia May 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

great list noopur.. I had purchased fab india tea tree toner.. But i get a slight stingy sensation when i apply it.. So im kinda scared to use it :talktohand:
been using dabur gulabari as a toner.. Will give aroma magic a try.. My friend swears by it..
Thinking of checking out fab india hydrating gel.. My skin is so sensitive n highly prone to break outs.. I tried the new dabur uveda moisturiser.. Did not break me out,, n gives a nice dewy glow.. Contains spf too.. So me likes so far but using in moderation…

Hey akhila.. Hows ur ctm routine turning out? Wat r u following these days…

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 3:59 pm

:thanks: :thanks: pia….
see, wen it comes to skin care, u never know wht may suit one person really well , will work on others or not..
i once used kaya skin toner n had terrible stinging sensation..later i learnt tht it stings, if u hav sensitive skin, so it is really a task to find the right products for ur skin i knw…

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akhila May 3, 2011 at 5:14 pm

Pia,

Thanks to you for your suggestion….I am using lacto calamine and only lacto calamine these days….its so goooooooooood….THANKS A TON for all the help, so far “TOUCHWOOD”, so far, I have nt seen a new break out….since the time I started using this, and I dont feel tempted to use anything with this….I wash my face with cetaphil and apply LC thats for the day and for the night….nothing else….and my face looks calmed down, though it has some oily patches by the next morning, its not looking like a battleground now….THANKS TO YOU GIRL.

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Pia May 3, 2011 at 5:33 pm

i am so glad it worked for u :)
yday my mum in law was saying my face looks clearer than b4.. Left side scars hardly can b made out .. Touchwood… Yayyyy!!

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akhila May 3, 2011 at 5:48 pm

I believe I will continue this one as long as the company manufactures this….3 weeks ago, my MIL told me I have got bad attack of pimples and scars, shez coming back this weekend, she might be able to figure out the progression better than my hubby….but this one is a blessing for me….atleast so far

I ran across the street to get this one, the same day you suggested, and its working good since then….my derm appointment is on this weekend, lets see, what she has to say….

Pia THANKS A BILLION :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: for the suggestion…….MAY GOD BLESS YOU :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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calicoaster May 3, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Yahaan pe sab shaanti shaanti hai!!! :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce: :announce:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 1:53 pm

dats grtt….
even i got tht rose water on ur recco :)
keep up the gud work :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 1:56 pm

I was solving bank issues.. :sweat: :sweat: :sweat: :sweat:

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 1:57 pm

Actually i was busyy making other people rich. :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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calicoaster May 3, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Ohh… :P :P he he….But stilll its very quiet quiet here!! Jomol is not seen since yesterday..wonder where Mr. Jomol took her for her b’day party!! :D

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 2:08 pm

oh yeah.. may be this is toofaan se pahle ki shaanti. :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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calicoaster May 3, 2011 at 2:11 pm

:toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

i think the hen pigeon staying near my window has some extra marital.. Acc to sanjeev she was not on in her nest from 1 am to 4 am. O:) O:) O:)

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calicoaster May 3, 2011 at 2:30 pm

:hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :hypnotized: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars: :stars:

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Rati May 3, 2011 at 2:33 pm

Now I’ll also keep an eye on her. :silly: :silly:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:01 pm

jomol ij bijy wid guests..i had a lil conversation wid her yestrday… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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flygirl May 3, 2011 at 2:20 pm

this is a aw fukin some post nu.
the rose water,tea tree toner and acne moist!
:woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot:
and i wana try the aroma magic toner.and few other thnsg uve mentioned yaha pe.!
awsummmmmm posttttt :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:02 pm

:thanks: :thanks: :thanks: rauni :puchhi: :puchhi:
hav sent out the acne moist to u.. u ll get by tomoro i guess… :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

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ansh May 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

nice haul noopur..m glad u took my advice…bas maarna mat agar kuch galat nikle toh!! :yelo: :yelo:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:03 pm

hehe… i ll send u flyingg ghooossaa if the vit e cream doesnt wrk out well ansh :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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flygirl May 3, 2011 at 2:40 pm

nu aur tea tree dekh ke mera khayal nahe aya kya?
aya nah!
ha ha :aajanachle: :aajanachle:

kal exam ke bad phone :cheers:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:04 pm

yes yes… tea tlee= raunaq, raunaq= tea tleee… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
talk to u kal :puchhi:

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preeti May 3, 2011 at 3:36 pm

:waytogo: :waytogo: noopur..a suggestion- i have oily-acne prone skin..so will aroma magic glow scrub wud be OK for me..(jus to give u an idea-it gets sensitive even i go for normal threading..like gets red n all :-/ )..

secondly, whr can i get Jovees products in delhi.. ?:) ?:)

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 3:50 pm

preeti, ideally u shud never scrub ur face wen u hav breakouts… as tht can spread d infection on entire face … if u hav them on the particular part of the face avoid it n do it on d rest of d face…
n always scrub wid very light hands/ wid a gentle massage if u hav dat sensitiv skin..
which part of delhi do u live, i can guide u abt jovees products’ availablity in north side…

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preeti May 3, 2011 at 4:10 pm

hey noopur i live in south delhi..any idea ?:)

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:13 pm

noh, :(
but rati lives dat side.. she may hav a clue :victory2: :victory2:

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Shweta May 3, 2011 at 3:40 pm

cool list Noopur :toothygrin: ill try getting the mineral glow scrub atleast nw :weep: :((

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:05 pm

just d scrub???? why not other thingyzzz??? ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

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Shweta May 3, 2011 at 4:14 pm

:P cuz am saving up for a HUGE haul :tongue: :tongue:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:17 pm

:violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash: :violinbash:

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Shweta May 3, 2011 at 4:19 pm

:lol2: :lol2: yeahh..moi fnd s getting MARRIED :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 4:28 pm

so, she shud be shopping … not u :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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calicoaster May 3, 2011 at 4:44 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Shweta May 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

she s dng SUPER haul while am dng HUGE haul :yelo: :yelo: :tongue:

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Ritika May 3, 2011 at 6:01 pm

I am so picking up the fab india tea tree toner this time,my biotique one is just about to get finished…You know Noopur,you have actually listed all the products I was thinking to buy,like seriously ! :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:
By the way,hows the veg peel pack ?? I havnt bought it yet because of the mehnat involved in it..mixing the toner and all :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 11:41 pm

ohhh grttt….do buy it, its niceeee if u hav oily skin… but let me tell u , it has dat typical medicy tea tree smell… if ur skin is modertly oily, then buy aroma magic toner…
i lik d vege peel pack..its good….i see a diffrnc in acne blemishes….acha, if u hav breakouts on ur face DONOT rub/scrub its granules..just apply it then

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flygirl May 3, 2011 at 6:26 pm

sent alrdy?
are wahhhhhhhhh post se skin care ka saman aegaaa
areee wahhhh!!!
mein kaise dhanyvad karuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuu
nuuuuuuuuuuuuuu :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:
chumiyan te jhapiyan!
lol

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Noopur May 3, 2011 at 11:44 pm

yesss….sent aaaj hiii.
lemmee knw wen u recv it…
:puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

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Sapna September 10, 2012 at 2:20 pm

Hi Noopur,
Can you suggest anything for sensitive skin???
M very confused what to use…..

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Sakshi November 4, 2013 at 12:01 am

Hi everyone,
My Skin is too oily with blackheads & whiteheads both.. ahh its annoying.. can anyone suggest me a good face wash/cleanser, scrub, toner & moisturizer with SPF… im looking for oil free products in bangalore…im really confused of the products which suits me..

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