Skincare Review: Taila Skincare Muhka, Vayu, and Nayana

Cruelty- free and sustainably sourced, Taila Skincare blends Ayurvedic ingredients and processes with today’s technological advances in skincare to create luxury skincare products.

The Muhka Botanical Cleanser ($58) was gentle and not so greasy that it is able to freshen up my skin after rinsing. When a little amount of water is applied over, it forms a light lather so you can feel your skin is getting cleaned.

It also feels nourishing making it a joy to apply. This cleansing oil has turmeric, papaya, castor oil, and lavender to help soothe, soften, and refine the skin. Evidently, after rinsing, it was able to remove all makeup, even the long-lasting ones. However, I have to rinse twice to be able to remove the thin film this leaves on the skin.

After cleansing, I tone with the Vayu Illuminating Toning Mist ($55). It instantly makes my skin feel soft and refreshed. It contains holy basil, rose, cucumber, and aloe to soothe and refresh while neutralizing environmental stressors. I thought this face mist would have a gentle floral scent but the hint of was a welcome surprise. I also like how the mist just sinks into the skin and has a firming sensation.

The Nayana Revitalizing Eye Balm ($88) uses manjishta (Indian madder), ashwagandha (rennet), brahmi (waterhyssop), and meadowfoam seed oil to reduce dark circles, trigger collagen and elastin production and cell regeneration, and to lock in moisture.

Even though I have yet to see its effects on my dark circles, this eye balm is extremely moisturizing. It also helps with the puffiness of my dry eye area.

The Taila Skincare Muhka, Vayu, and Nayana were provided by @tailaskincare. Available at tailaskincare.com

Skincare and Makeup Review: Wander Beauty Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil, Hidden Glow Brightening Cream, and Smooth Sailing Perfecting Primer

Even if I have oily skin, I want to look dewy and glowy. I want to cover my imperfections every morning but still leave it looking bright, healthy and hydrated. Wander Beauty sent over products that might help.

Okay, I rarely say this but using the Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil ($42) was love at first application. It says it’s a face oil on the tube so, I was surprised when I pumped out the actual product because it’s so light and watery. It’s also pink and it has some glitters on it. These glitters are light-diffusing pigments blended with castor oil, black currant oil, niacinamide, and arginine to form a product that promises to brighten, moisturize, and improve the appearance of skin.

I personally don’t like using face oils however, when I put this on my face, it glided on smoothly and sunk into my skin quickly. It left my skin silky but semi-matte. The glitters were unnoticeable but it did make my skin glow. Aside from this, my skin also feels nourished and hydrated whenever I use this. I like using this before applying my makeup because it keeps my skin healthy-looking and soft.

The Hidden Glow Brightening Cream ($40) contains golden light-diffusing optics to brighten, soothe, and protect the skin, along with eon centella asiatica extract, adenosine, elderberry extract, camellia japonica flower extract, along with cranberry fruit extract, which help give skin a smoother, younger-looking appearance.

This moisturizer is a bit thick so I will have to pull this out come colder days. It does feel nourishing and it offers a slight brightening effect so those with dry or normal skin would like this.

Looking at the Smooth Sailing Perfecting Primer ($36) always makes me smile. This light gel-like primer has gold flakes in them. It contains gold, vitamin c, and vitamin e to mattify, minimize pores, and blur imperfections.

It feels a bit oily but applies matte and light on the skin. It makes applying foundation easy because it feels like silk on the skin. This is not mattifying enough for my oily skin so I always apply powder on top of my foundation to keep the oiliness at bay. It does blur imperfections a bit so, I like using this on days when I wear a light makeup but want that extra glow.

These products are indeed brightening and would be a good option if you want that extra glow to the skin. For those with oily skin, the Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil and Smooth Sailing Perfecting Primer are worth checking out. I have been using these everyday since I got it because they just provide that dewy glow I like to have when I wear my everyday makeup. All these products are also cruelty-free, gluten-free, vegan, and are formulated without parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, and mineral oil.

The Wander Beauty Glow Ahead Illuminating Face Oil, Hidden Glow Brightening Cream, and Smooth Sailing Perfecting Primer were provided by @wanderbeauty. Available at wanderbeauty.com

Skincare Review: The Gaffer and Child Facial Cleanser and Hydrating Serum

Made in small batches from organic and plant-based ingredients, Gaffer & Child aims to product timeless vegan and cruelty-free personal care products.

The Facial Cleanser promises to balance and moisturize the skin using sunflower oil, coconut oil, castor oil, olive oil, jojoba oil, green tea extract, and willow bark extract. This cleansing oil has a calming smell and leaves the skin feeling soothed and refreshed. It was able to remove everyday makeup without stripping the skin.

To hydrate the skin, the Hydrating Serum ($36) uses argan oil, tomato extract, cold-pressed carrot seed oil, sunflower oil, and lavender extract. First off, this smells amazing – the lavender stands out and gives off a relaxing scent. The oil-based #serum provides a glow to the skin. I prefer a more watery hydrating serum but those with dry skin might enjoy this.

The Gaffer & Child Facial Cleanser and Hydrating Serum were provided by @gafferandchild.