Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan Review

by Akansha on April 26, 2012 · 20 comments

Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan Review

Hi Girls!!!

Two months ago, I went for a small shopping trip to Forest Essentials and bought two facial ubtans, the multani mitti one and Tejasvi, as most of the other things I wanted were out of stock.

Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan Review

This is my small haul!!! Yaaayyy!!!

Ubtan 1

Ubtan 2

So, I have been using both the face packs regularly, as the multani mitti one has been already reviewed here, I will review the Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan for you girls!

Product Description:

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.

  • Lightens Skin Colour.
  • Adds Lustre and Glow.
  • This completely natural skin wash and pack contains red sandalwood, wild turmeric, saffron and skin whitening herbs to make the skin tone several shades lighter naturally. This effective Ayurvedic mix of herbs and roots goes back many thousands of years. It contains potent herbs like Manjistha, Fig Leaves and Jivanthi which are proven to dramatically even the skin tone, lighten the colour and lustre and glow.
  • Suitable for all skin types.  (source www.forestessentialsindia.com)

Price:

Rs. 695/- for 50 gm of the product which comes in a plastic jar.

Ubtan 4

Ingredients:

Ubtan 3

Kasturi manjal 14%, Neem leaves 12%, Fennel seeds 12%, Sweet almond paste 10%, Chirongi seed 7%, Sandalwood oil 6%, Fenugreek 5%, Nut grass 5%, Peepal bark 4%, Pista 4%, Vidarikand 3%, Anantmool 3%, Apricot oil 2%, Saffron 2%, Aralu 2%, Shalmali 2%, Sal 2%, Pittapapda 2%, Durva 2%, Full cream milk 1%.

Directions For Use:

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

My Take on Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan:

So, I bought this in February and started using it regularly, but not as a face wash as mentioned in directions for use, but as a weekly mask treatment as well as a mild exfoliant. I used it twice a week; one time, I just rinse it off after 20 minutes and I don’t scrub, while the other time, while rinsing off, use it as a scrub for my face.  Its a very beautiful scrub for people with sensitive skin or those who like small granules in scrub instead of those big scrubby particles. So, let’s see how this fared for me.

Ubtan 6

The above glass jar is of the Tejasvi and the below one is multani mitti ubtan.  Tejasvi looks more granular, but in fact, has very less and very small scrub particles compared to the smoother looking multani mitti ubtan, hence looks can be deceptive!

Pros of Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan:

  • The moment you open the jar, it gives out the fragrance of sandalwood.  Even when you apply, it has this soothing sandalwood fragrance to it, which is very calming.
  • As Forest Essentials claim, it is suitable for all skin types.  Girls with dry skin should add milk or yoghurt and girls with oily skin should add aloe vera juice or rose water, its your choice.  It did not leave any greasy feeling when I used the pack with rose water as I have oily skin.
  • Yes, it does add clarity and lustre to skin, it’s a very good ubtan.  I did not see any change in my skin tone, but it definitely removes that dull, lifeless feeling from the skin and after rinsing, you can definitely see some change.
  • Its very easy to use, just a small quantity is enough for the entire face.  I use one levelled teaspoon because I apply it to my neck too (you should face have all the fun 😉
  • Even when I did not scrub it off while rinsing, I still got that clarity to my skin, and the days when I used it as a scrub too, it made my skin softer which any other exfoliating product would do, so its not mandatory to use it like  a scrub every time, I like it as a mask and scrub both.
  • Its good value for money! It is just 50 gms, but it would last me throughout the summers!

Cons of Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan:

  • Its the packaging, no I am not talking about the plastic jar, but it’s the lid, its just so inappropriate.  It gets stuck while opening or closing the jar, its not good at all!!
  • When I apply this ubtan, I get a tingling sensation.  The first time that I had applied it, I thought my face would be all red, but thankfully, when I rinsed it off, no red patches or irritation was there.
  • I wish it came with a wooden spatula.

Ubtan 5

Otherwise, this is a really great ubtan from Forest Essentials.  It gives that spa kind of feeling with all that sandalwood, its very calming to one’s senses plus it also does what it claims. So, I am happy with the product!!!

Would I Buy Forest Essentials Tejasvi Facial Ubtan Again?

Yes, definitely!! Do check in the store next time.  They would even make small quantity paste from the “Try Me Jar” and apply it on your forearm to let you have the feel of the product , so definitely do try some next time!

Until next article,

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Sukanya April 26, 2012 at 1:37 pm

I have to get something from FE now :drools: the pics are so lovely and nice well written review 🙂

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Aru April 26, 2012 at 1:48 pm

how i wish FE skincare would suit me!!. The smell of these powders are heavenly and like you rightly said the sandalwood smell is really amazing. You’ve taken the pics really well. looks tempting enough for sure.

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Aru April 26, 2012 at 5:27 pm

didnt know that..thanks. will try it out.

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jyoti April 26, 2012 at 2:21 pm

i was so waiting for this review.really great post…. even i bought the narangi one n u r right there is some big problem with the lid.it took me 2 days to open the lid literally .nobody in my house was able to open it it was that bad.but then there is a dhaba in my colony i took the jar over there (bcoz there are so many pahelwaans, i thougt they will be able to open it)n finally it got opened .but i think FE have increased the prices and lessend the quantity….earlier it was a 100 gms pack for the same price…. n have u seen that rose ubtan in their stores .. i think its a new launch bt its not ther on d website…

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Rati April 26, 2012 at 3:25 pm

lolllll!!

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Jabberwocky April 26, 2012 at 2:22 pm

Great review, Akansha! I had been waiting for someone to review this ubtan before buying it. I loved FE’s Soundarya ubtan and wanted to try this one. So going to buy it for the summer. 😀

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Rashmita April 26, 2012 at 2:45 pm

Such a tempting review dear….how much I wish FE was available near my place 🙁

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Ketakee April 26, 2012 at 2:47 pm

was waiting for this review.. thanks a lot… nice review 🙂

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Rati April 26, 2012 at 3:11 pm

I have been using the FE ubtan and I love it. But I havent tried using it as a pack. Okay I try and then the review. Yayyyyy!!! I am very sad that you got the prettier packaging. :(( Mine is the older one only. boohoooo :((

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akansha April 26, 2012 at 6:03 pm

yaaa.. they changed the packaging..all those products are looking way prettier than before.. 🙂

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Tina April 26, 2012 at 3:13 pm

Nice review akansha….But no FE store near my house in navi mumbai….i have to go all the way to malad inorbit for FE store….Does anyone knw any FE store Closer to Navi mumbai…

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Vish April 26, 2012 at 3:24 pm

awwwww i m so much gttng tempted fr ubtans
bt i like readymade stuff :p

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shanaiia April 26, 2012 at 4:05 pm

I’ve tried FE ubtans and somehow they did not suit me 🙁 ..my skin wuld end up breaking out and wuld be all red and all..I had to give them away ..Nice to know that the ubtan worked for u 🙂

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shanaiia April 26, 2012 at 6:25 pm

I thot of doing that but i was scared i’d get rashes on my body ..my aunt wanted to buy them at the store and i asked her not to and i happily gave her mine 😛

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TA April 26, 2012 at 4:39 pm

Looks tempting, will look out for it. Nice review Akansha 🙂

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akansha April 26, 2012 at 6:01 pm

thank you for all the lovely comments…missing the smileys rati 🙁
im geting more and more interested in FE nowdays!! 🙂

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Palak April 26, 2012 at 7:31 pm

Did you notice that earlier they used to have greater quantity – 100gms for the same price !!
That is like 100 % mark up 😐
So not impressed 🙁

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Nisha Khan April 26, 2012 at 10:18 pm

i always prefer to use homemade ubtan..

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