Shahnaz Husain Shalife Plus Skin Nourishing Program

by Jismi on May 5, 2012 · 43 comments

Shahnaz Husain Shalife Plus Skin Nourishing Program

Shahnaz Husain Shalife Plus Skin Nourishing Program

I never do regular facials at parlour. Only when there is a function, I go for it.  I feel that if you buy the same things, then you can do it yourself at home for a very lesser price, but the massage part is tricky. I know that it should be done by people who know how to do it well. So, when I got a girl who comes to my house and does facials, pedicures, waxing, etc., I was extremely happy. For a change, I can now wax peacefully at home. Good parlors like Lakme, L’Oreal etc., have separate rooms for each person and respect your privacy, but they are all pretty far from where I stay and ultimately I end up going to the ones near my house. They just have a curtain to shield me and many a times I end up displaying my hairy legs to complete stranger girls who look as shocked as me.  Okay, so back to the facial story. I bought this one, along with other basic stuff needed for facial and now I do regular facials at home and also ask the girl to give me a facial and massage using this cream.

Brand Claims:

Enhanced by precious plant ingredients and specialized techniques, this luxurious formula for normal to dry skin is the ultimate in skin nourishment. With a built in emollient system, enriched with natural anti-oxidants, it strengthens the supportive tissues and improves skin elasticity. Designed to porcelain the skin, it improves moisture content and vitality, giving the skin a smooth youthful texture and radiant glow.

Shalife Plus

Directions For Use:

Apply on the face and massage on the skin with a few drops of water for three to five minutes, using outward and slightly upward strokes. Wipe off with moist cotton wool.

Ingredients:

Ingredients

Price:

Rs. 355 for 35 grams.

Shelf Life:

3 years from manufacturing.

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Scent:

It smells exactly of Fevicol.  Yes, there is nothing soothing about the smell. It stays with you as long as you massage and only fades away once you wipe off the cream.

Texture:

The texture of the cream is thick when you squeeze it out. If you do not add water to the cream, it is impossible to do a massage with this. It will feel like any normal skin cream and gets absorbed into the skin. But, in the instructions, they have advised to add few drops of water. Once you add water, it spreads easily on the skin and stays on the surface as a layer to give you a good massage experience. But, it gets absorbed into the skin pretty easily, and you need to keep on taking more cream. You just need to add a little bit of water and the cream becomes thin. It will not give you the feeling of a heavy thick layer of cream on your face.

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The massage during facials, usually last 20 minutes at least. But for this cream, in the directions, they have asked to massage only for 3 to 5 minutes. When I do it myself, I do for around 5 minutes only and I feel that, it is enough to give me a good glow.  There is no need to wash the face with water once the massage is over. It feels like a face cream only and one just needs to wipe off any extra cream from the surface.  It does make my skin look a little oily though, but that happens with me after any massage.

massage cream

After the massage, my skin has a glow to it and looks healthy.  There were no dry patches and my skin felt moisturized. I also felt that the elasticity of my skin increased and texture of the skin improved. Skin felt smooth and soft. Whenever I feel that my skin is looking dull, I now give a quick massage with this cream to get a fresh glow.

Once I asked the girl to give me a facial with this cream. I lied down, closed my eyes and relaxed and she started working on my face. In between, I heard her mentioning that this cream is good and it has good effects, etc.  Then, she asked me if I have extremely dry skin? I told no and asked her why? She told me that the cream is getting absorbed into the skin because my skin is very dry. I told that my skin is combination and again relaxed. Once she was done, I looked at the pack and to my horror, she used almost half of it in one go! When the skin was absorbing the cream, she was taking more and more cream and massaging it on to my face.  I was terribly afraid that it will break me out the next day, but thankfully it did not.

massage cream

massage cream

Pros of Shahnaz Husain Shalife Plus Skin Nourishing Program:

  • Skin feels moisturized and there were no dry patches.
  • Skin had a glow to it and looked healthy.
  • Texture of the skin improved and skin felt smooth and soft.
  • Did not break me out even when I used it in a large quantity.
  • Ingredient list mostly contains herbal things only.
  • No parabens.
  • Since only 5-minute massage is needed, you can use it quickly before a party to give you a nice glow.
  • Comes in a tube packaging, so it is hygienic unlike tubs.

Cons of Shahnaz Husain Shalife Plus Skin Nourishing Program:

  • Smells of Fevicol.
  • Cream gets absorbed into the skin easily and so not suitable for long massages.
  • Texture becomes thin once you add water and you end up using lot of cream for one-time use.

IMBB Rating:

4/5

Final Word on Shahnaz Husain Shalife Plus Skin Nourishing Program:

This is a good massage cream which will suit normal, dry or combination skin. It leaves you with young looking and glowing skin with just a few minutes of massage. However, if you are looking for a massage cream to massage for around half an hour, then this is not the one for you.

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{ 43 comments… read them below or add one }

Monika Agarwal May 5, 2012 at 11:07 am

Great review……do u think it can be used by oily skinned people too?

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jomol May 5, 2012 at 11:57 am

Monika….I doubt though it sounds good….gel-based massage creams would be more appropriate….though Jismi could clarify further :)

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:33 pm

Thanks Monika. I am not sure about oily skin..bcs mine is not too oily. But this one did not break me out. And in the cover, they have written that it is for dry to normal. So i guess you should try another one that is meant for oily skin :-)

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aparajita May 5, 2012 at 11:09 am

good review :) but don’t u think it’s a bit too pricey for 35gms of product? :-/

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm

Yeah Aparajita..Shahnaz products are costly when compared to other brands. You should see some of her other ranges, they were even more costlier. :-|

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:35 pm

moderation :-(

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Parita May 5, 2012 at 11:34 am

nice detailed review jismi! i have not heard good reviews of all shahnaz products..so its good it worked for u!

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:36 pm

Yeah..not all of her items are good. thank god this one worked for me :-)

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Leez May 5, 2012 at 11:51 am

Sweety is that ur hand on which u massaged the cream in the pics above? If yes then believe me u hv dry skin… But nice product nd great that it worked :-)

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jomol May 5, 2012 at 11:58 am

Hi Leez, though my facial skin is very oily, the skin on my body is pretty dry and I have to use thick lotions and butter, so skin on the hands and the face can vary very significantly :)

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Leez May 5, 2012 at 12:29 pm

Oh thats possible kya? Grrr not fair having to tackle wid both the dry skin nd oily skin monster at the same tym.. Why cant everybdy hv normal skin nd live happily ever after…except the cosmetics compies maybe! ;-) ;-)

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jomol May 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

He he…I know….I use oil-free products for the face, tea tree and stuff and use body butters even in this hot season….can’t do without it…..might have due to the geographical location I am staying at :)

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pallavi May 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

Same pinch Jomol… Even I have the same issues… :)

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aru May 5, 2012 at 2:38 pm

the skincare industry wud not survive..how wud they make all that money then!!!..:) they must be thrilled that women have so many problems..:)

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:38 pm

Hi Leez, its my hand only. Yeah, i have extremely dry skin on my hands and legs. :-( But thankfully face is not dry. :-)

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Mayuri May 5, 2012 at 12:21 pm

Awesome review!! i agree on the part of respecting one’s privacy in a salon! :) thanks for this post Jismi..

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:39 pm

Thanks Mayuri :-D

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jomol May 5, 2012 at 12:36 pm

Jismi,……I went to awesome salon yesterday and I realized how much difference it makes to get a facial done. The facial also included a partial body massage and it was total bliss!!!

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:41 pm

Great… Yeah, if the ambiance of the salon is good, then it makes such a huge difference :-) Now, even i want a relaxing facial.. :-P I like how my nose shines after they remove all the blackheads and white heads :-)

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Sukanya May 5, 2012 at 12:54 pm

nice review Jismi, am presently using their chocolate face pack

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:42 pm

Thanks Sukanya.. How is it? Did you like it? :-)

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Priyanka May 5, 2012 at 12:56 pm

did you guys see the ingredients list?? 13% of Mom ??? :O :P

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Somreeta Mukherjee May 5, 2012 at 1:23 pm

LOL :D I think dats ‘wax’???????????

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:43 pm

is that the one giving the fevicol smell? :-|

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Visakhi May 5, 2012 at 1:15 pm

Very detailed review Jismi..
I have never done any facials in my life.. I am just scared to try somethng on my face…

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Shreya May 5, 2012 at 1:55 pm

get a fruit facial.. may be with papaya or something.. there are organic facials

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Thanks Visakhi..You can safely try facial.. It is nothing more than cleansing, scrub, massaging and a face pack which you might be already doing :-)

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Paddy May 5, 2012 at 1:42 pm

Have this lying around on my rack for quite sometime :)…
Used only once or twice …got a under eye cream with this for a total of rs. 500
Have seen this being used in the parlour too…
nice review Jismi!

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:46 pm

Thanks Paddy. :-) Even i got the eye cream… Why did you stop using it?

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Paddy May 5, 2012 at 11:16 pm

too lazy :p actually I was not getting my monthly facials done, thought of buying a massage cre…2 SH products for 500 looked tempting …so bought :) ur review reminds me to use it now :)

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Shreya May 5, 2012 at 1:52 pm

nice that it suited you!! for me SH never worked!! :( too oily for my own good. As of facial.. more than what cream you use, its important to get the blood circulation up in ur facial skin. Moreso, if you do ur scrubbing/pack weekly routine at home also, i would still suggest to get down to a salon, and get basic massage done once a month.. a happy skin looks better with/without make up!!

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:47 pm

Thanks Shreya. Yeah, not all shahnaz products are great..Yes..the massage really brings out the glow in your face :-)

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aru May 5, 2012 at 2:40 pm

this one sounds good. I will purchase this one. I bought the Shahnaz H choco something face pack few weeks ago and am very happy with it so i will take a risk on this one now..thanks for the review.

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:48 pm

Thanks Aru :-) I hope you really like this one too.. Keep glowing :-)

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muzyna May 5, 2012 at 3:25 pm

What is with so many products smelling like fevicol ?! such a turn off

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:49 pm

Yeah..:-(

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siri May 5, 2012 at 5:11 pm

Aruna,

I am basically from hyderabad. Will be visiting India this year for my sisters marraige.
if you have any idea about girls who do facials and pedicures, mehandi etc.,,. with kids its hard for me visit parlours. Could you give me thier contact numbers.

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aru May 5, 2012 at 5:15 pm

sure..but I’ll know from the Hi-Tech/gachibowli area. is that ok?

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siri May 5, 2012 at 5:21 pm

its ok.., Hopefully they would be visiting banjarahills area also right.., its better to know someone rather than noone. And Aruna. thanks a ton for the very prompt reply.

Missing emotion icons…………………………… Rati…………

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Laxmi May 5, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Nice review Jismi.. will try this sometime.. :)

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Jismi May 5, 2012 at 9:50 pm

Thank you Laxmi :-)

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Nisha Khan May 5, 2012 at 10:44 pm

hey jismi ,nice massage cream but you said it will suit dry n combi skin but i have oily skin…so amy be wont work for me….

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rakhi srivastava October 30, 2012 at 12:59 pm

respected mam,
i want to know that is this cream is suitable in winter or not, by skin is dry.

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