The Panchamahabhutas or in the language of the layman, the five elemental forces of nature lie at the root of the Forest Essentials philosophy. Each and every one of their creations comes imbued with chanting to allow positive vibrations to soak in. The credo of this luxurious Ayurvedic brand that has taken the world by storm, involves invoking the power of all the five senses to heal, soothe, calm and beautify.
What it Claims: This multi-functional hair vitalizer is enriched with Ayurvedic herbal extracts which deliver optimal anti-breakage benefits and strengthen hair follicles. This non sticky formulation stimulates hair growth, improves the structure and volume of the hair and strengthens the hair to resist damage.
What We Discovered: For all our fellow humans who are traumatised by the prospect of getting an early bald spot, count your blessings. This hair vitalizer ACTUALLY does what it promises. From the very first use itself, you will find your hair fall reduce, your hair feeling stronger and more luscious. Give it a few weeks and you’ll notice a visible difference in the amount of hair fall.
What it Claims: This nourishing face scrub, hand-pounded to the right consistency, blends fresh organically grown Dates, Peaches and Almond seeds with rich Apricot Kernel oil, pure Honey and finely milled Almonds to gently exfoliate dull cells, revealing a beautifully polished and glowing complexion.
What We Discovered: Exfoliates your facial skin beautifully and leaves it feeling as fresh and plump as a peach. If you desire baby soft skin, your happiness mantra is enclosed in this mini tub of a scrub.
What it Claims: Saffron has always been used in traditional formulations for glowing skin, along with Neem for purifying and deep cleansing.
What We Discovered: Cleanses your face and makes it plush and soft. However, if you are someone with a sensitive skin, this one tends to make you breakout afterwards.
What it Claims: After steam distilling, precious Rose oil’s hydrating fragrant residue becomes the finest Rosewater. This fine quality Rosewater has properties for cooling, soothing and moisturizing the skin.
What We Discovered: Summer can be atrocious. Especially if you are a working lady and cannot deal with oily skin and excessive sweat. But our verdict on this one is pure and simple: Go for it! It cools and refreshes your skin the minute you spray some on. It soaks in the oil around your T-zone allowing you to feel like you’ve just begun your day post a CTM routine.
What It Claims: This revitalizing formula in the form of gel is highly enriched with potent herbs that helps lighten the dark circles and sensitive areas under eyes. Cucumber, Katak and Aloe Vera provide essential nourishment whereas Rose water and Vitamin E tone and cool the under-eye area.
What We Discovered: It does not work on lightening dark circles. However, it does hydrate the under-eye area efficiently. It fails to work on bags under the eyes too.
Final Verdict: We like the Ayurvedic eye-cream, wish it was more effective on under-eye dark circle.