Minimalism is the Key Part 2

Hello there, Now if you guys are wondering what’s part 2 then, check out Part 1 here.

To give you a short recap, we added the very first 3 steps simple skincare journey, I mentioned there are few ingredients that can be added either to enhance the look and feel of the skin or the solve any particular skin condition/issue.

Now what are these ingredients and in what products we can find them? These are of 2 types: 1st one are common house-hold ingredients like turmeric, lemon, green tea, etc. All are easily available almost all the time, have been used since ages, we just need to do a little effort to get the work done by them. 2nd ones are newly named as “Actives” but most of them are same old stuff, packaged and upgraded with technology. We all know journey to beautiful healthy skin starts with healthy diet and we have been incorporating these ingredients in our diet but recent studies helps us understand and upgrade the effect with balanced PH and easy to use application methods.

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Actives are of different types and gives different amazing results in targeted conditions. Be it Niacinamide, Retinoids, HA, AHA, BHA, PHA or our favorite Vitamin C, all are know by diet or other means. But Now that we have clear studies showing their individual impact on skin conditions make them reborn in the skincare Industry.

Who should use them? For different skin-type/issue you can use different, all depends on what are the results your are expecting from them. Now if you have acne then Acids like AHA, PHA and BHA works wonders for you. If you want brighter healthy look then Vitamin C is the one you should look for. Retinoids and Peptides are mostly related with anti aging process. Dry skin types can opt for Squalene.

How to incorporate them in routine? Start with 1 Ingredient/Active at a time, even if you wish to try multiple products. Always do a patch test before taking them to face. Start at Night routine so, that if it comes out heavy on skin it won’t bother you in day to day works and then slowly take them to day routines. Always wear sunscreen if you are using them in day time. Slowly increase the intensity, do not apply huge amount in one go, even if the brand suggest to do so. Be consistent and follow up the routine for at-least a month, to get the idea how the product is working on you. Don’t be in a rush to make a decision or judge the product.

As all these ingredients are high in concentration your skin might take time to get adjusted to them. There may be purging, a kind of acnes or rashes/redness at first. Don’t stop the usage if you have such conditions, it is a common effect of such high concentrates. Check for how many weeks it’s continuing. If it’s there even after 3 weeks or worsens after every week, then stop the usage and get checked by dermatologist.

These Actives are available in multiple products. You can pick them based upon your interest and level. If you are a beginner then always start with mild concentrated products such as facewash and toners. Later you can upgrade to serums and peel offs. Start with using on alternate days and gradually increase. Keep the steps minimal to 3-4. For Morning start with – Cleansing, Serum/toner, Moisturising and Sunscreen. For Night – Cleansing, Serum/toner and Moisturising.

So, That’s it for now. For your convenience I have list the actives below. Have a safe and fun skincare beginning. Let me know what you guys feel about actives, would love to hear from you. Share your concerns and doubts if any. You can always find me available on my Instagram here. And to buy from us or through our affiliations, you can click on here.

To Buy AHA that I recommend, click here.

To Buy BHA that I recommend, click here.

To Buy HA that I recommend, click here.

To Buy Retinoids that I recommend, click here.

To Buy Vitamin C that I recommend, click here.

To Buy Peptides that I recommend, click here.

To Buy Squalene that I recommend, click here.

To Buy PHA that I recommend, click here.

To Buy Peel off that I recommend, click here.

To Buy Moisturizer that I recommend, click here.

To Buy facewash that I recommend, click here.

To Buy Niacinamide that I recommend, click here.

Good vibes rosehip serum

Hello all welcome to another review, this time it’s the miraculous face oil “Rosehip” . Now we all know the amazing benefits rosehip has, it’s has the olic acid which makes it non grease and light on skin.

It brightens the skin, good for acne, works for anti aging process and reduces wrinkles. I have been using a blended face oil from the brand “PLUM ” Which does contain rosehip too, and will review that soon but for now I have it from “Good Vibes “.

A very popular and affordable brand good vibes has been in trends since, it was launched on an another popular online store Purple. It has been promoted as one of their standard brand and was impressing many beauties.

While coming to product, it is used by my sister who is around her mid 20s, she has acne skin type and some pigmentation. Now if you are not counted in this type, you can still use the product but be sure to do a patch test.

Starting with the texture, it’s thick I felt that it’s bit thick and heavy at first on hand but it easily gets absorbed into the skin. It is non grease, don’t cause any rashes and doesn’t further trigger acne, doesn’t makes the skin shiney. It is colour less and have mild fragrance of dry rose. Which is amazing smell. Even though rose tend to have strong fragrance but this is very mild dry rose And I’m sure it won’t be a problem.

So, my sister using this daily since 2 weeks, as night serum after cleansing and she is quite happy with it. She felt plumpy and soft, it does work on pigmentation but very slowly.. Surprisingly it has lighten the open pores around cheek but doesn’t seem to work on acne. It’s still there neither good nor bad.

If you guys are looking for an affordable skin enhancer then this will not disappoint you.

That’s it from me.. Let me know how feel about the product/ blog. Suggestions are always welcome. Check out my Instagram for fashion and shopping here. See you soon.. ! Bye bye!

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Minimalist 5% Niacinamide Face Serum

Hello beauties! Got another review of one of my fav Products. The Niacinamide Serum and again a well know brand Beminimalist.

First of all, I love the packaging! The bottle has clear instructions of how to use it and what are the ingredients in it.
Secondly, the base of this serum is aloe juice and not water which is excellent for moisturising and calming the skin. It’s a clear thickish liquid with little to no smell. Use 3-4 drops and massage it into the skin. It’s easily absorbed without giving a sticky feel.


Niacinamide (Vit B3) is excellent for nourishing the skin and reducing pore size. Hyaluronic acid is good for overall skin health and reducing acne marks. However, one must be careful when introducing strong acids and retinoids into their skin care routine. Always start with a lower potency and do a test patch for a few days to see how your skin reacts to it. Gradually increase the concentration of these as your skin becomes used to it.


I’ve been using it for a month at night and my skin feels fresh and dewy. After using it with bha serum, as usual I top it up with my plam face oil. It tents to shed like dry skin, and I believe that was the aloe vera gel layer which is peeling off. I tried to get some info on that via Instagram chat with Be-minimalist but didn’t got any response. But the product doesn’t cause any harm and overall very happy with it!

This serum can be used stand alone for acne prone sensitive skin. It helps to reduce acne and since it contains only 5% Niacinamide it is perfect for sensitive skin. You can use Niacinamide 5% for Dry skin. It also has 1% Hyaluronic Acid for hydration. Since, it does contains humectant for hydrating your skin please follow it up with a lightweight moisturizer. Also, you can use AHA PHA BHA peeling solution with this serum . Apply Niacinamide 5% daily in night and AHA PHA BHA peeling solution once in 10 days to start with. Do not apply any serum on that day of peeling solution. Apply peeling solution on clean and dry face in the night and rinse off after 10 minutes. Follow it up with a good moisturizer.

Product Details:

  • GIVES CLEAR & EVEN SKIN TONE: High grade pure 5% Niacinamide present in this serum is clinically proven to deliver blemish-free even skin tone in 2 weeks. Niacinamide inhibits melanin production thus prevents face marks, dark spots or age spots resulting in clear glowing complexion. It is also a potent antioxidant that reduces oxidative stress. Your key to everyday clean and healthy skin!
  • HYDRATES, SOOTHES & REPAIRS BARRIER: With 1% Hyaluronic Acid it gives deep hydration and prevents transepidermal water loss, resulting in supple soft skin. Niacinamide along with Aloe Vera calms your skin. Vitamin B3 is known for strengthening skin barrier (degrades with age & stress) that protects skin from UV, pollution or other harmful chemicals or allergens. It is a must have daily Vitamin Serum after your mid 20-s to keep your skin resilient!
  • REFINES SKIN TEXTURE & REDUCES PORES: Along with making skin even it also improves skin texture by reducing visible pores, redness & inflammation. It controls sebum activity and promotes cell turnover that removes pore congestions, resulting in refined soft skin. Also, prevents acne or pimples due to its antimicrobial properties.
  • CLEAN & TRANSPARENT BEAUTY: This serum is (i) Fragrance-free (ii) Silicones-free (iii) Sulfates-free (iv) Parabens-free (v) Essential Oils-free and (vi) Dyes-free. Also, it is non-comedogenic, oil-free, and hypoallergenic. Formulated at pH 5.5 – 6.5 with key ingredient sourced from leading global supplier Royal DSM, Netherlands.
  • FOR ALL SKIN TYPES: Niacinamide is scientifically proven safe for all skin types and that is why it is becoming very popular. At 5% Concentration this serum suits all skin types even sensitive or dry skin types.

Directions:

AM & PM, after cleansing and hydrating with Hyaluronic Acid. Apply 2-3 drops. With a gentle circular motion, you can spread it all over your face. Although it is a lightweight formula that quickly sinks in, wait for 1-2 minutes before applying other serums or moisturizers. Pack your cells with a broad-spectrum sunscreen SPF 30 or above and moisturizer after that.

So, that’s it from me… hope you guys like the post and if you have any doubts, you can comment or DM me on instagram.

PS: Do check out my Instagram for more fashion and beauty here, and to purchase the product I reviewed above click here.

Sepicalm 3% by Be minimalist

Hello beauties..!

Looking for a good moisturizer, well here I have a product that might delight you.

Before moving on, Let’s talk about “Be Minimalist” as brand.. It is recently launched a few months back and at first faced criticism for copying the packaging of  “The Ordinary” which is a foreign based company, which makes similar skincare products with actives. But they eventually gain trust and popularity from customers around India. Now I must say that it is truly doing great, as I am also one of them. Using there products from quite a good time and found them to be pleasing. Their customer service is also nice. They do have options on all media service and their website with loads of info.

The products includes some potent ingredients and actives but lets keep them for further. For now, I have their basic light moisturizer, which completely matches with my recent blog on minimal skincare.

Sepicalm 3% + Oats moisturizer is a light, hydrating and fragrance free which can be used in both AM and PM routine. It mentions all the ingredients on packaging, doesn’t cause any rashes or acnes, it mentions that it for all skin types which I believe so.

At first I didn’t like it, as I felt some yeast type of smell while applying but it went off after few uses, it’s good soft and creamy in texture comes in a small sturdy tub. However, for dry skin it might feel less moisture for obvious reasons and usually after applying a sunscreen. Now you might say it is because of sunscreen, as some of them contain matte finish formula but here I am using the same sunscreen with other moisturizers and the results are different. The others are not drying but this one is a bit drying on skin. However, it gives light moisture at PM, which is good and I love to top it up with a face oil.

It may vary from person to person so, that is what I felt, I have normal to dry skin type with a bit oily T-zone – you may experience other results too. Overall it is a good soft product which I am positive about. And definitely recommend a try. Coming to ingredients they’re amazingšŸ˜. All are safe humectants and some safe preservatives.

So that’s it from me guys.. I would recommend this moisturizer and mostly it will work for all skin types.

PS: please do a patch test before using any new product.

You can buy it here.

Minimalism is the key..

Hello there.. 

How important do you think a moisturizer is ?

Are you someone who skip toning or who don’t even follow any step to skincare?

Tired of listening and reading all the confusing and multiple steps to healthy skin..

Well now you don’t have to be confused.. I will clarify all your doubts and let you know the very basic and simple steps and also try to explain why these steps are so important.

So, without any further delay lets get started…!

What are these skincare steps which are gaining the hype in the skincare market and every person with a social account is talking about it ? .. making them dramatized and fanfare among the youth.

 According to me everything was good and proper, until the evolution of Korean steps to skincare entered India and every skin expert went GAGA over it.. These are 15 – 20 steps with multiple new products and not that simple way of application. The new market exaggerated its benefits to the next level. Double cleansing, Moisturizing, Toning, Serum, Essence, Mask, Sheet mask etc.. etc..  

Here I want to say I am not completely against all the steps but it is not essential to every person, every skin or normal skin type or everyone with acne or blackheads. No my beauties you all are with amazing skins and beauty, you don’t need all the products with all the ingredients out there. Your skin is a survivor of all the skin conditions till now.. and I’m sure it will keep doing so.. without all these amazing products.

However, the only thing we should do is to study and listen to our skin what it’s craving for and feed it with good and healthy skin food. And of-course we can take help of science and technology to do that but mostly this process needs some selflove/selfcare. 

So, now that we are agreeing to do so… I am going to share few steps that can help you to start your journey to healthy skin and maintain a routine. The very first thing is to be consistent with whatever routine you follow. Have clean, healthy food and liquid intake (note here liquid is not necessarily have to be water.. you can include detox water, juice, herbal teas etc…) yes you heard it right ! the journey starts with your tummy.

Basic Routine :

1. Cleansing

It is nothing but just washing your face daily twice and a pretty normal thing since humans have evolved. Now try to use a simple wash with less or no harsh chemicals. Note: Double cleansing is recommended by many but I would suggest if you are not applying makeup or sunscreen on regular basis then you can simply skip this.

2. Moisturizing 

After cleansing it is the next basic thing we have been doing and we should continue to do so. It restores the moisture of skin and make it supple, also keeps away from drying out. Here the other famous steps include toning, essence and serum. But I wouldn’t suggest it because.. it’s a bit much for an Indian skin tone, and until and unless you are using some actives or treatments you may not need it, still if you wish.. you can try out some simple ones.. Please be careful with any product you put on your skin and do a patch test before applying always.

3. Sunscreen 

It is a very essential step and is only required in AM routine. Many studies today have reveled that different rays from sun can burn and may also cause serious skin conditions, and if your thinking that darker skin tones are safe, then you have absolutely misunderstood, the sun rays effect every skin tone the same way. I would highly recommend a sunscreen with at-least an spf of 25 or higher in case you usually stay out in sun.

The PM routine is same, just 1 product less.. you don’t apply sunscreen at night.

And End/..!

That’s it from me.. whatever I share here is my personal point of view and my routine which I follow in day to day life. I do have some other products in my alternate days routine which I will share shortly, it is a different concept regarding skin basic issues which I will share soon.. Till then keep smiling and loving yourself. 

I have linked down the products which I use and recommend, please checkout if you wish to buy.

The Facewash I recommend/Use click here.

The Moisturizer I recommend/Use click here.

The Sunscreen I recommend/Use click here.