There are a number of new brands are coming up in the green beauty world. Today I’m excited to introduce one such brand in front of you, Diya Naturals, a fantastic skincare brand that offers eco-friendly and skin friendly products. This Bangalore-based brand brings for us natural, non-toxic, chemical-free, green beauty products. I purchased two products from the brand, Green Gram, and Clay Cleansing Powder and Hibiscus and Aloe Vera Soap. With these two products, they have sent me a lip balm. I am using them now and I think I have given them enough time to write a review on those products.
All products from Diya Naturals are handcrafted, natural, vegetarian, and are free from palm oil, sulfates, mineral oil or parabens. They make products in small batches using seasonal ingredients, with traditional recipes and use recyclable and reusable packaging materials that contribute to a low carbon footprint. Diya Naturals is planning to introduce a program where they will take back the used containers from their consumers to avail a discount on their next purchase. To know more, visit here.
Cleansing Powder- Green Gram And Clay:
This cleanser is a multitasking product to use on face and body both. It can be used as a face scrub, face pack, and body ubtan. Ideal for combination to oily skin
Green Gram Flour, Oats, Bentonite Clay, Lemon Peel Powder.
Green gram (moong) gently exfoliates while clay absorbs excess oil from your skin. Mix a tsp of powder with a few drops of water, aloe vera juice or rose water to form a paste. Apply the paste on your skin and use as a scrub or mask. Rinse with cold water. Use thrice a week for best results.
The powder comes in a transparent plastic bottle with a white screw cap with all detailed information about the ingredients, price, Mfg date etc.
Price: 30g- Rs 200, 60g- Rs 300, 100g- Rs 450.
The muddy colored powder has a mild scent of green gram and lemon. The smell is quite refreshing. You can easily feel the tiny particles of oats and gram in the powder when you apply it on your skin.
I use it twice a week, once as a scrub and then as the pack. I make the paste as directed by the brand. As the scrub, I apply the paste all over the face and neck and other exposed part like hands, back etc, rub it for 1-2 minutes and rinse off with water. The scrub is soft and gentle and exfoliates the dead cells effectively. After washing my face my skin feels fresh and smooth. It soothes the dry parts of the body and adds a soft glow on the skin. As the mask, I keep it for 10 minutes and wash off when it dries. In both the cases, it acts as an excellent cleanser and removes dirt without causing any irritation to the skin. It brightens the complexion, evens the skin tone and reduces redness too. During summers, due to the heat, my skin reddens easily. This cleanser reduces that redness by calming and hydrating the skin.
Hibiscus And Aloe Vera Soap Bar:
This soap is fragrance-free and can be used for face and body. The main ingredients are Hibiscus and Aloe Vera.
Hibiscus, which is nicknamed as ‘Botox Plant’ has some great benefits on skin. Hibiscus firms and lifts the skin, exfoliates, and also treats acne, giving smoother and younger looking skin. Aloe Vera can do wonders to your skin. With its anti-inflammatory and cooling properties, Aloe Vera gel soothes sunburnt skin, protects the skin from harsh weather and sun rays, helps retain moisture, heals any skin concerns, like acne, eczema, psoriasis etc.
Packaging And Price:
The soap comes in net potli that can be reused. It costs Rs 250/-
The soap is butter colored with red undertone, that may be due to the hibiscus. It is totally fragrance-free. Only you can smell a basic bar soap kinda smell. I use it both as face and body bar. It nicely cleanses my skin and reduces excess oil from the skin what I badly need during wet summer days. My sensitive and combination skin has nicely accepted the soap. It doesn’t make my skin dry, instead, my skin looks soft and supple.
Pout Potion- Chocolate Cake:
Made with all natural ingredients, these lip balms are designed to keep your lips soft and moisturized all day long. Cocoa butter moisturizes and gives a delightful smell and taste, Olive Oil softens the lips while adding a glossy sheen and cruelty-free Beeswax contains natural SPF 15.
Cocoa Butter, Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Beeswax, Cocoa Powder.
The pout potion is available in three shapes to suit your mood- heart shape, diya shape, and no shape.
Packaging and Price:
The lip balm comes in a tiny transparent plastic jar with a screw cap. It costs Rs 200/- for 10g.
The cocoa colored lip balm comes with no shape. It smells like real cocoa. Don’t blame me please, if I eat it! It has a soft, non-sticky consistency that is easy to apply.
The non-tinted lip balm gives a glossy shine on the lips. I use it whenever I feel like. I carry to work too. It doesn’t feel heavy or sticky on the lips. If you have excessive dry lips, it’s for you then. Some days back I went through a dental surgery and for 4-5 days I couldn’t apply any lip balm on my lips and the result is dry, flaky and super pigmented lips. Then I started using it and the pout potion works miraculously. It took only 24 hours to give me soft and smooth skin. The surgery gave me some lip sores which was also healed by applying the lip balm.
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