Nature’s Essence Gold Facial Kit Review
I have been to the local parlours for facials a couple of times (err….about two to three times) and most of the average-type economic-type beauty parlours are using this Gold Facial kit for doing facials. I live in a cantonment area, far away from the city, where salons are supposed to be places where men get their hair dyed with and moustaches trimmed, so we have beauty parlours for ladies here, not salons. I feel like going for a facial once in a blue moon and I have no go, but to go to these small beauty parlours run by not-so-professional aunties who gossip endlessly and disappear in between for brief periods of time to cook dal and sabji while smearing my face with packs. They charge is anywhere from around 300 to 400 for this particular facial. Earlier, these parlours used to do Shehnaz Hussain’s facials, but they say the demand has gone down for Shahnaz Hussain’s. The current craze is for Nature’s Essence facials and the most popular one of them is gold facial. Now, with my level of inquisitiveness, I gave into gold facial with a little insistence from the parlour “aunty.”
Here’s the step-by-step process of the gold facial I underwent:
1. The parlour “lady” started with cleansing my face with a milk-based cleanser (which smells really good) and it was from an unknown brand….”Saloni Cleansing Milk.”Actually, she massaged the cleansing milk for 2 to 3 minutes and wiped off with cotton.
2. Then, she turned to the kit and took out the Nature’s Gold Cleanser. I told her she had already cleansed my face, but she said, this is part of the gold facial process, so I shut up .
A little about NATURE’S ESSENCE GOLD CLEANSER:
This cream based cleanser has special properties of gold dust and peppermint oil which gives deep cleansing effect while maintaining the softness of the skin. Its cleansing action balances the pH of the skin. Added aroma oils impart soothing action.
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Apply a little quantity on the skin and gently massage in circular motion on the face and neck for 3 to 4 minutes. Then, clean with wet cotton/water thoroughly.
Gold dust (????), ground nut oil, peppermint oil.
The cleanser smells really good and it relaxed me. After massaging the cleanser for 4 minutes, the parlour lady wiped everything off my face with a wet cotton.
She then proceeded to the second step, which is scrubbing.
A little about NATURE’S ESSENCE GOLD SCRUB:
This ready to use gold dust based facial scrub which helps to clean the dead skin cells, soften black heads and offers deep pore cleansing. It’s creamy base does not deplete natural moisture while scrubbing. It’s soft granules scrub the skin layer without being harsh on the skin.
DIRECTIONS FOR USE:
After cleansing the skin, apply a small quantity of scrub on the wet face and neck. Rub gently with finger tips in circular motion for 3 to 4 minutes, leaving the eye area. Wash thoroughly with water. You will feel freshness on the skin.
Lemon oil, orange oil, and cedarwood oil.
The granules in this scrub are really minute and is not at all harsh on the skin. The scrub is in a very thick cream base and hence not abrasive. Again, the aroma is quite pleasant and immediately after scrubbing, I could feel a very light skin.
Next step is the application of GOLD CREAM, which is for massaging purpose.
A little about NATURE’S GOLD CREAM:
This cream is specially developed to give a better and lasting “metallic” look on the skin with gold dust. The added nourishing oils offer deep skin conditioning and softness to the skin. Gentle massage with this cream imparts a youthful effect, shiny texture and smooth tone to the skin. It is ideal for normal to dry skin, dehydrated or rough skin texture.
The parlour lady took a generous amount of the gold cream on to my face and I told I had oily skin, but she said, this is massage cream, and massaged with this cream for around 10 minutes during which time, her mouth was also continuously working…….SHE FILLED ME WITH GOSSIP OF PEOPLE IN THE 2 KM RADIUS.
After every step, she was wiping my face with a wet cotton to get my face ready for the next step.
Next, came the gold gel’s turn.
A little about NATURE’S ESSENCE GOLD GEL:
The oily and sensitive skin is the type where the massage should be given with a product blend of water and moisturizer. This gold gel is the right mix of metallic gold dust, mineral water, and aromatic moisturizer. It is suitable for facial massage for normal to oily skin types or sensitive skin types.
DIRECTION OF USE:
Gently massage the gel on the wet face and neck for 4 to 5 minutes. Clean the moist cotton wool.
Gold dust, lavender oil, and purified water.
This gel is a cool gel full of very fine glitter particles, which we are supposed to assume as “gold dust.” But, upon massaging it on the skin, it was definitely very cooling and relaxing.
The final and last step was the gold pack. The gold pack is a thick cream which will make you look like a ghost.
A little about NATURE’S ESSENCE GOLD PACK:
Gold pack is a moisturizing face pack which improves the skin texture, boosts the skin renewal and hydration. Added aroma oils soften the skin and add shine and luster to the skin. Also, counteracts ageing signs due to dry skin.
DIRECTIONS OF USE:
Apply the required quantity in a smooth layer on the face. Gently massage with wet hands to clean. Wash the face thoroughly with water. Use once a week for smooth textured skin (ready to use pack).
Sesame oil, Orange oil, lemon grass oil, lavender oil.
MY OVERALL IMPRESSION OF NATURE’S ESSENCE AROMATHERAPY GOLD KIT/FACIAL:
This gold kit is a nice aromatic experience and definitely all the massaging does bring out a slight change, but mind you, the difference it makes is very “slight.” It’s kind of amusing how much fake gold dust they have added to all the scrub and gold gel. After I was done with the facial, I definitely ended up with a weightless skin but then there was also this glitter particles left over from the gold gel. I should also mention that if you buy this kit for do-it-at-home facial, it will give you a clean-up kind of effect.
But, I am wary of products that have all this “gold dust” bullshit. They can just write glitter instead of “gold dust.” Anyways, I won’t opt for this gold facial again, just a simple clean-up will do for me.
PROS OF NATURE’S ESSENCE AROMATHERAPY GOLD KIT FACIAL:
• Pros………..I am thinking about the pros and there are none….I got a clean-up kind of effect with this, but that I can get with only with cleansing and scrubbing my face.
• Parlour aunty’s gossip about people living within a 2-km radius FREE FREE FREE.
CONS OF NATURE’S ESSENCE AROMATHERAPY GOLD KIT:
• False claims about golden glow and all….the only thing that glows and glitters is the sparkle of the gold glitter left behind after the facial.
• Price is high for a product that does not work at all. If you buy the kit, it is going to cost around Rs. 550 and if you go for the facial that might come around 300.
• There is nothing good that I can write about it, so cons and cons all the way.
IMBB STAR RATING: 1/5……-4 for a gimmicky product and +1 for parlour aunty’s gossip.
WILL I GO FOR IT AGAIN: Hmmmmm…..yes but not because I want a facial with this shady gold kit, but coz there was so much I wanted to hear and so much the parlour aunty wanted to tell, she promised me she will tell me more in the next session, so I am game.
Have you used Nature’s Essence Gold Facial Kit? Please rate in the box below.
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