Kama Ayurveda Coconut Oil: Review

IMG_2146My Story : For the Love of Coconut. Be it the oil, water or milk.

Hello World. Sorry for vanishing away suddenly. I was out on a trip to South India. Mostly because of work but secondly and most importantly I wanted a break from my regular normal routine. I would update all of that in the blogs to follow and put up a link to that here too. But what brings me to review Coconut Oil today? Well in my growing years, when most of my family was obsessing over mustard oil and its benefits like a normal bong family, I hated mustard oil. Its strong smell burnt my eyes and nose. On the another side, coconut oil that we used for our hair seemed cooling, calming and alluring. I started using it even on my body. I have probably used all those variants of coconut oil that was available in the local stores in the 90s. From Nihar to Uttam, From Parachute to Shalimar.. I have used them oil. Shalimar was my favourite though until I grew up to realise it had wax and other chemicals that could be damaging in the long run. It was then that I bumped into Kama Ayurveda and their Extra Virgin Organic Coconut Oil in 2014. I had also used other organic coconut oils by then by a few other brands, but it wasn’t that satisfying. This product lived up to my love of the coconut oil. I have used more than 6 bottles of this, and is definitely a repurchase for me. P.S- Another reason I loved South India, Oh yes, I found more people like me. People who were equally obsessed about coconut oil 😀

Kama Ayurveda is famous for the fabulous oils they make. One among the many is Coconut Oil. And, because I am just back from Chennai while I type this, coconut oil has to be mentioned. Among that various health benefits of coconut oil, amazingly it also plays a vital role in our beauty. It nourishes and protects. As a kid, when the beauty business was not so booming and our mothers has very selective about the things they applied on their skin. There were two oils. We, Bengalis religiously followed two rules. Coconut oil for the hair and face. And Mustard oil for the body. Howsoever enough of my ranting. Here’s what they claim.

What They Claim:

  1. Overview: A highly versatile oil that can be used to condition the skin and hair. An ideal moisturiser for the body, it makes the skin smooth and even textured. Applied directly to the skin or hair before washing, Coconut oil makes a very effective conditioning treatment. Soothing dry sensitive skin or scalp and adding lustre to damaged hair. Highly recommended for baby massages. This Extra Virgin Coconut Oil is 100% Organic, pure and cold pressed (processed without heat) to retain its unique balance of nutrients.
  2. What to expect: A light, non-sticky and easily absorbed oil with a pure, tropical Coconut scent. May freeze in bottle due to unadulterated nature of the product. A light, non-sticky and easily absorbed oil with a pure, tropical Coconut scent. May freeze in bottle due to unadulterated nature of the product. IMG_2181
  3. How to use: Warm a small amount in the hands and massage gently all over the face/body. Leave for 30 minutes, cleanse post treatment with a mild soap or body cleanser. For hair, simply apply to scalp and gently massage hair from root to tip. Leave for 20 minutes, cleanse post treatment with a mild hair cleanser and warm water. Can be used from head to toe, by all skin and hair types.
  4. Ingredients: COCOS NUCIFERA OIL- Also known as Coconut oil, or Coconut Milk. Cocos Nucifera helps keep the skin soft and smooth. It also helps prevent premature ageing and wrinkling of the skin. It removes dandruff, helps in checking greying and falling of hair and makes the hair look lustrous. It is also known to heal stretch marks. It is mild, thus works well for sensitive skin.

Pros

  • Non-sticky and non-greasy unlike other oils.
  • 100% Natural, Organic and Cold Pressed.
  •  Fast absorbing.
  • Helps remove Tan.
  • Conditions damaged hair.
  • Evens Skin Tone.
  • Prolonged use could help one achieve smooth skin.
  • Can be used as a makeup remover
  • Can be used as a facial massage oil
  • Can be applied to damp hair (only 2drops) and it works better than any serum.

Cons

  • I maybe biased for my love of the coconut oil, but I didn’t find any.

 

Price: Rs. 595/- for 200ml

 

My Rating: 5/5.

 

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Kama Ayurveda Rose Water: Review

 

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Pros:

  • Very cooling and refreshing.
  • Makes my face soft and supple.
  • Travel friendly spray bottle.
  • Preservatives free.
  • Fragrance free.
  • No artificial colourants.
  • Moderately priced.

Cons

  • I didn’t find any negative points. So this column will be empty today. ☺️But okay, some of my friends find it a bit pricey. I’ll overlook that aspect, for me its alright, for it’s made through the steam distillation process.

 

What They Claim:

A wonderful Rose water that is made from the roses of Kannauj – a region in North India, rich in white soil conductive to roses’ growth. The Kannauj rose is considered special due to its similarity to the Bulgarian rose. The steam distillation process used to create this water ensures a high level of hygiene and unmatched purity. Rose water is a natural astringent that balances and restores skin’s PH level, helps tighten pores and acts as the perfect alcohol-free toner for oily or acne-prone skin. Its light cleansing and clarifying action helps in removing cleanser residue while readying the skin for further skincare treatment. A refreshing spritz that can be used to refresh the skin at any time of the day. A clear, light and cooling water that can be sprayed directly on to skin. Leaves skin revived and hydrated without stickiness or residue.

Benefits: 

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• Natural Astringent
• Balances skin PH
• Tightens pores and reduces oiliness
• Lightly hydrates

How To Use:

Spray onto face and body for a refreshing effect. Reapply as desired.

Ingredients:

Pure Rose Water created from the steam distillation process.

 

My Story:

I am an experimental soul, my skin is my test ground. So, before i reached this, I have used a lot of rose waters from different brands. And, then one fine day Fabbag sent me Kama Ayurveda rose water in one of their monthly bags. I started using it. Unlike the others that I had used, this one was the most expensive one. I didn’t know, what made it this so expensive. And then I read, what they claimed. Their only ingredient was Rosa: A symbol of beauty, purity and freshness, Rosa, commonly known as Rose, has soothing, healing, anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antiseptic properties. Rose cleanses, purifies, firms and tones the skin. It also treats dry and ageing skin. It gets rid of pigmentation, redness and swelling and is good for all kinds of skin tones. In the case of oily skin, it balances the oil content, and can be used for treating skin irritations and burns. Rose deals with inflammation of the scalp, strengthens dry hair, nourishes the scalp, moisturises hair roots, and promotes new hair growth. It also prevents outbreaks of skin problems like acne, pore block, blackheads, pimples, wrinkles and lines. It is used as an astringent to hydrate the skin, and to make it healthy, youthful, supple, fresh and glowing. Rose petals are a great way to relieve eye pain and headaches. I started using it regularly, that day and this day.. I didn’t switch my rosewater ever. I love the natural rose scent which vanishes the minute I pat my face. I use it as a toner in the morning CTM. I use it as a face mist whenever I have long days of work. I use it before I apply a mask. I have used 8 bottles of this and will always be a repurchase for me.

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Price: Rs. 250 for 50ml; Rs. 875 for 200ml.

My Rating: 5/5.