Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Narangi and Nagkesar Review

Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Narangi and Nagkesar

Hi friends, it’s been long I have done a review here. I had been busy travelling. Recently I went to Pacific mall, Delhi with Noopur and we had nice leisure shopping experience. I saw the Forest Essential shop and immediately told Noopur that I wanted to buy the face wash Farha had reviewed. The SA sprayed refreshing tonic mist on our faces. We started looking for face washes, soaps, shower gels, moisturizers, etc. Then I came across ubtan which I was dying to buy.

Finally I ended up buying this ubtan.

What Forest Essentials has to say about their Narangi and Nagkesar ubtan?

The next best to “fresh” is the “dehydrated” where everything in the herb remains intact, only the water content is removed. The finest quality herbs that are used in these powders are pure and unadulterated. Therefore, wherever practical, it is beneficial to use the dehydrated herb. When juices, milk, yogurt or rose water is added to these powdered herbs they are “hydrated” and the fullest benefits of these natural products in their entirely may be had. Perhaps not as fresh as nature intended, but closest to nature, the next best thing.

Instant Radiance • Firming • Toning
Lavishes your skin with rich restorative moisture. The base of pure cow’s milk ‘ghee’ helps enhance intercellular adhesion instantly and provides extraordinary smoothness and suppleness to the skin. With regular massage the skin acquires a noticeably soft resilient and ‘plumped’ quality, and a radiant glow or “Tejas”.

• Suitable for all skin types.

Weight: 100gms

Price: INR 595/-

Key Ingredients: Sundried Narangi peel Sundried lemon peel, sweet almond seed, Gotkula, Camphor, Marigold leaves, Anantmool, Nagkesar, Saffron ext.

Some Information about key ingredients







Lemon Peel

lemon peel



Take half teaspoon and mix with milk or rose water to make a creamy paste. Use to wash face. Rinse well.

This is how I use it.
Take a teaspoon in a bowl. Mix it with Rose water to make a smooth paste. Apply on face and leave it for 5 mins. Then scrub it gentle when semi-dry and rinse off.

My take:
When the SA applied the ubtan in the store on my hand I saw considerable difference in my skin texture and even my tanning reduced in just a minute. I was quite impressed with the orangey fragrance too. Even SA told me that this is good for my oily/combination skin because it has orange and lemon peel extract. Hence I got this without thinking much. I tried this everyday at night for a week and saw really big difference with the tanning (those who don’t know I tanned a lot during my recent Goa trip 🙁 ). It gives an instant glow with every usage.
As per me the firming, toning and radiant skin glow claims of Forest Essential is true so far. :))




Pros of Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Narangi and Nagkesar

• Gives a nice radiant glow after immediate use.
• Love the fragrance.
• Reduces oiliness.
• Tones and firms the skin.
• Reduces tanning (at least in my case I needed some good anti-tan product and this proved really beneficial)
• Gives a soft and smooth skin instantly (Noopur’s personal experience…..she tried this when I had night stay at her home…. :yahoo: )

Cons of Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Narangi and Nagkesar

• Costly for 100 gms.
• Forest essential outlets are rare to find. (Though there is an online store they have a considerable price difference….Rs 725/- for same online. 🙁 )
• Mixing it with some base like rose water or milk requires a little more effort than the ready-to-use ubtans but it can be ignored for the results it provides.

Will I recommend it to others?

Yes definitely. Noopur is already set to buy it when we visit next. 🙂

It’s really nice for oily skinned beauties like me. (even dry skinned beauties can try this as they say its for all skin types there is no harm I feel).

Rating: :star: :star: :star: :star: ( -1 for the cost and effort 😛 )

Have you used Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Narangi and Nagkesar? Please rate in the box below

Also Read :

Forest Essentials Facial Scrub and Facial Treatment Masque Review
Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser Kashmiri Saffron & Neem Review
Forest Essentials Mashobra Honey, Lemon & Rosewater Face Wash Review
Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan Review


110 thoughts on “Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Narangi and Nagkesar Review

        1. Rati…Shanaiia’s link is the one….the linnk you gave is masque and this is ubtan 🙂
          :thanks: Shanaiia :))

  1. Wowwwwwwwwwww…seems like a wonder product….Great review Jinal!! 😀 😀 😀 Me want it nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

    1. Yeahh Cali…really it makes so much difference….it will make your skin more clear and fresh fresh….I like the orangy fragrance :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  2. 595 Ka Face pack.. :struggle: :struggle: :stars: :stars: .
    u know what .. :smug: :smug: i haven’t used any Forest essentials ka Product till now.. :headbang: :headbang: my mum use to give me besan & haldi ka mixture in every three days.. 😥 😥

      1. hehe…yeah its costly I know! :((
        But who will sit to make such packs at home….with orange and lemon peel etc..
        Dahi and Besan is a very good option for skin problems or otherwise too….but still you won’t get the benefits of other ingredients na. :))

        1. You bought this from Pacific Mall,Subhash Nagar.. :smug: :smug: just 3min walk from my home… :tongue: :tongue:

  3. the prices on their webiste is wrong…i paid 475rs for the soundarya ubtan and online it shows 725!!!!

      1. yes Shanaiia….thats why I mentioned it here :((
        I think this is for the phoren customers…. 😛
        thank God we have access to these products here…. :))
        how are you finding the Saundarya ubtan?? :))

        1. It doesnt really suit my skin…i have more than 2/3 quantity left..i’m finding sum1 to give it to 🙁

          I spoke the the person at one of the FE stores and did mention about the difference in prices…they took my number n said they would get back to me but they never did..:(

              1. ohhh thats really bad Shanaiia.
                These are natural so should not react. Your skin is really very sensitive :((

                1. may be …but i think the ubtans dont suit everyone…sum1 else had also had bad skin probs with all 3 ubtans..she had commented on farha’s post on the S ubtan like few months back ..

                  1. awww….I guess you right. The active ingredients might not suit everyone….touchwood it did suit my skin….even Noopur’s :))

      1. i think the prices online include shipping and handling charges…or else why would it differ so much !! ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:) ?:)

        1. actually i just tried ordering sumthing online and they charge shipping seperately why in the world this price difference…i really want to understand now.. :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff: :pissedoff:

  4. this is so costly, i would have loved to buy this had it been affordable…and super review Jinal…
    i loved seeing all the pics, i never knew what nagkesar is…thanks for the wonderful pics :yahoo:

    1. thank you Rentu :))
      I know its to a little higher price range….but for face no compromise. They are 100% natural ingredients. And plus 100 gm can last you for 3-4 months even if you use daily I feel. You hardly need a teaspoon everytime. :))

  5. I so want forest essentials here now 😀
    Its great it worked so well for you :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. i also got this… havent yet tried but me sooooo :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    and the best part isssssssss…
    i got this ubtan for 475/- :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. hawww……thats nice deal!!
      Delhi waale loot te hai 😛
      how are you now?
      I heard you had some surgery :((

  7. reduces oiliness and tan…miraclee…
    gret geeniee.
    and whn nu get this i go with nu!
    he he :yelo: :yelo: :yelo:
    akele lake to dekhao

    1. yeah Raunak….you go with her and get it 😀 😀
      she loved this product…m shure u like it too :yahoo:

  8. sounds so goood……never tried any ubtans….i think i need to first get my current lot over…then will try this… :jiggy1: :jiggy1: :jiggy1:

    1. yeah Priya do try them….its a nice and better alternative to dahi-besan routine….like nice active ingredients really make good difference to the skin :waytogo:

  9. yeah you are so correct Rita……thats the reason I got this….and plus this will last for a while if I alternate between this and other home-made ubtans :))

  10. Hey JIni

    U back sweetheart….. :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    How i wish i cud meet u in delhi…. Anyways! saw sm pix of u and nupur and know u guys had fun… nice review…

    btw, did u c my IMBB saree contest entry???

    1. hello Tarry :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:
      I reached today morning only :)) Trip was awesome!! 🙂
      and I did see the pics from my mobile….you look amazing in the collage :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo:

  11. Jinal, feels so good …. I have sensitive, acne prone, combination skin which in summers tends to be a lill oily…currently I am going thru a no cosmetics phase coz of the many pimples I have got, all I apply is cetaphil cleanser and lacto…..pls tell me if this works to reduce my acne without any side effects ??? Forest Essentials is in GVK One, just opposite to my office :yahoo:

    Please respond………….

    1. Hi Akhila…..I don’t have acne prone skin. But if you pay attention to the ingredients they do help to control oiliness and reduce blemishes. And advantage is that this is natural…so there would be no side-effects. You can go to the outlet and try it out there. The SA’s are really helpful and will definitely suggest something nice for your skin type. As for this I will recommend it for anyone with oily skin. And must for summers as this gives instant glow and freshness :))

      1. thanks for the response Jinal…I want to know if you have come across any tingling or a burning kinda sensation….if that happens, it will irritate my already broken skin…

        1. not at all… tingling or burning!
          you just have a little tightening effect thats it. Nothing will irritate your skin.

          1. thanks so much for the quick response, I am impressed by this prod and I am gonna use only natural stuff for my skin as its goin thru a bad phase, am getting this tomo and will use for atleast week and see the results…hope it works for my skin and reduces the ghostly pimples………..thanks a ton sweety :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance:

    1. hello Rids….u can try this! I am sure you will love it!
      Great product for oily beauties like us :)) :yahoo: :yahoo:

        1. oh its very easy , what sort of skin do you have ? meri toh is not so oily 🙂 . i make it once a week and put it in freezer and use it like soap everyday 😀 after that i dont need moisturizer or anything 😀

  12. I went to the Forest Essential coz of Fartuuu as welll 😀 and I bought the anti tan mask…its really good…i dont try any ubtan cause its too harsh on my skin.. :weep: :weep:

    1. really Deb?? 😯 😯
      but this has no harsh granules….and its so soft when you mix with base like water or rose water… ask them to try it on your hands next time u visit FE….u can feel the texture and all :))

        1. Deb i think you have sensitive skin 🙂 it stings you because it has the raw ingredients 🙂 , you should try making your own rose water 🙂

  13. very good article!! :waytogo: i wanted to buy face packs from FE.. even i have oily skin ..will definetly try this out! thanks a ton jinal :cheers:

  14. helpful info jinnie….i have combination oily skin, will get this product, hope it works as good on me as it did on u and Nu.

  15. this ooooobtnnnnnnnnnnn is awesommmmmmmmmmmm……………. this review is 1000% accurate….personal experience hai mera n jinal ka….. :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
    jinalll…….. meiko teri yaad aa ri hai 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 😐 :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep: :weep:

    1. haaaanji mil gye msgsss……..
      love u :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi: :puchhi:

    1. abhi to raaaat jawaaan hai :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

    1. its worth it ankita…. seriously…. n one pack will last u araam se 5-6 months….. so i think 100 rs. per month for good skin is awesom… O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:) O:)

      1. And now you’re tempting me more :spank: as if Jinal’s review was not enough!
        But you’re right, 100 bucks/month fr skin care is good :)) But which one is better..the one Farha has reviewed or this one? The last one had some people saying that it reacted adversely with their skin. Guess the SAs will be able to help me better!

        1. Ankita……do try it at the store…..this is not at all harsh. I found no reaction at all. And Noopur’s skin is sensitive but she also had no reaction. I hope you like it. :victory2: :victory2: :victory2: :victory2:

          1. ankita.. saundrya one is just for glow i guess… n i really liked this one….. i m gonna buy dis for sure….
            why dont u try some…jinal se u ll meet na for oriflame, ask her to get some faaar u… 😛 😛 😛

  16. Jinal, there is a health n Glow shop on the ground flr of my office, where I sawit the other day. They also had, discount, but I an now scared about reactions, my skin is a tad sensitive :((

    1. ohhh but you can always try it before buying. What I suggest is ask the SA for a teaspoon sample. And try it once on the face before going for whole pack. They do have testers in the FE store. :))

  17. actually I did call them yesterday at one of the Mumbai stores and they insist the price quoted on their webiste is more cos it includes shipping charges…but that isnt true …cos when u try ordering sumthing then shipping charges are extra..WHAT ARE THEY UPTO?? :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

    1. ohh God Shanaiia this is so bad….And shipping charges can’r be 200 extra 😯
      something is fishy :hunterwali:

  18. so many nice ingredients in this…. and it helps in removing tan…..and it lasts for a few months…. then the price is reasonable… nice review Jinal :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: my skin is dry and sensitive too 🙁 wish this would suit me too…. will check…. :thanks: :thanks:

  19. sounds like a miracle product jinal.. Will run down to south city this week only n get this,, the calcutta summer is crazy this time.. So so so unbearably hot.. N my skin getting oily.. M scared of breaking out into horrid pimples again.. U said this is good for reducing oiliness na,, then i must get.. :waytogo:

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