Claims : An Ayurvedic facial paste or Mask made from raw Organic Honey mixed with nourishing herbs, flowers and fruit to make a highly nutritious ‘Lep’ to be used after cleansing and toning the skin.
How to use:
Apply on clean face and neck avoiding eye area. Rinse well with warm water. Splash cold water last.
Price : Rs 1150 for 50 gm
I have become a huge huge Forest Essentials fan of late. I think by now I must have tried everything from their range that fits my skin or body care needs. Two things – one they are an Ayurvedic brand and I have rarely had any bad experiences with any of their products. And two, they are an Indian brand. Everything gets manufactured in India and we get to enjoy the latest manufactured products. It’s like using freshly made products every time you use FE products. It’s a good feeling. Okay, now they should make me their brand ambassador. 😛
Anyway, coming to the product. This is a face mask for dry skin. I bought it a while back but its only recently that I have started using it dedicatedly. The new product is a little more wet than what you see in the photos. I just add a bit of rose water to make the consistency of the mask thinner.
It smells exactly how a honey + lots of orange juice mixture would smell like. I am not huge on honey fragrances but the citrusy fragrance makes it bearable for me. Those who love honey fragrance would love the smell of this mask.
It is a crumply kind of a face pack. So it’s best to stand right next to the sink when you apply it. The product tends to fall off a bit. But once you have evenly applied all of it, it sticks pretty well . I leave it for good 20-25minutes. It does not dry completely. After washing it off, it leaves my skin super moisturized and nourished. It is a little messy to remove but it’s okay.
This is very good mask for those with normal to dry skin. And this is especially a blessing during the winter season or after you have come back from a trip. My skin craves for a bit of pampering after I am back from my travels. I have been reaching for this of late and my skin loves it. It also reduces the appearance of pores and makes my skin feel tighter. The ingredients list is excellent but if you are allergic to any of the natural products, be careful with it.
It is best if you rinse it with warm water. The oils in the product tend to wash well with warm water as opposed to the cold water.
You have to use the product within 6 months of opening but I guess with regular use, you can finish it off within 2-3 months.
Just not a fan of the jar packaging. I wish this came in travel packs as well.
Highly recommended. 🙂
Indian Makeup and beauty Blog Rating : 4.5/5
More User Reviews:
I started using Forest Essentials products purely on IMBB’s, particularly Rati’s, recommendation. This one is Madhulika Nourishing Honey Lep. The texture is different now. Earlier it was scrub like, and now it is a gel mask. I believe this mask works more effectively when used along with light steaming. It doesn’t give any instant brightening effect. For me it does nothing. If I am spending Rs 1475 on a mask, at least I should get something out of it. I use it only because of all the fantastic ingredients it boasts of. Now I feel may be the earlier texture would have been much better on skin (in terms of exfoliation and cleansing). In my opinion, you can easily skip this one. – Monika Madhwal
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