If you are someone who prefers premium quality skincare and hair care products but is on a budget then I have some product recommendations just for you. I recently stumbled upon a brand called Indrani Cosmetics which brings spa-quality products and ingredients in the skincare, bath and haircare segments that won’t burn a hole in your pocket. The brand was kind enough to send me a number of their products to try out and today I will be sharing my detailed thoughts on all of them.
1. Indrani Cosmetics Orange Facial Kit For Oily Skin
If at-home facial kits are your thing then you will love the Indrani Cosmetics Orange Facial Kit for Oily Skin. This kit comes with 6 products – a cleansing milk, an apricot scrub, an orange massage gel, a nourishing massage cream, an orange face pack and an astringent. The lemon cleansing milk is very gentle and removes dirt and oil effectively while you need to massage the apricot scrub very gently to exfoliate your skin with the help of the walnut scrub particles (you can skip this step if you have very sensitive skin).
The orange massage gel and the nourishing orange massage cream soothe the skin and hydrate it from within, adding a subtle glow to the face as well. The orange face pack contains bentonite and kaolin clay that suck out all the dirt from the pores and leave the skin looking matte and glowy without drying it out. I have oily and acne-prone skin which was looking quite dull when I first used this facial kit, and after the very first use, I could notice that my skin looked glowy and hydrated and my pimples had also shrunk. Overall, this is a good facial kit for those who wish to get rid of excess oiliness and want a natural radiance to their skin within a few minutes.
2. Indrani Premium Shampoo
The Indrani Cosmetics Premium Shampoo is a mild shampoo that contains SLES, which is a gentler and non-drying variant of the notorious SLS. This shampoo has a pleasant aquatic fragrance and produces a generous lather. A little goes a long way and I only need a teaspoonful of product for my waist-length hair. The shampoo cleanses the hair thoroughly without stripping the natural moisture and leaves the scalp squeaky clean. I have an oily scalp and dry hair, which is a tricky combination to find the right shampoo for but this shampoo manages to remove the excess oil from the scalp without being harsh on my already dry hair. As you can see in the picture above, this shampoo makes my hair looks voluminous and smooth and removes any frizz too. I will recommend this product to those with normal to oily hair and those with dry hair can use it too but with a good conditioner or hair mask.
3. Indrani Cosmetics Pearl Cream
The Indrani Cosmetics Pearl Cream is a rich moisturiser that can combat extreme dryness and leaves the skin super soft and supple. With regular use, it adds a subtle radiance to the face and has calmed down my acne as well. Some of the key ingredients are beeswax, glycerine, Vitamin E and pearl powder. This cream helped me combat extremely dry skin during the cold weather. My skin was dull and chapped when I started using this product, and within a couple of days I could notice that the dryness had vanished and my skin started feeling soft and supple. In the picture above, I am wearing just this cream on my face and you can see that it adds a nice glow to the face without making it greasy. I will recommend it as a day and night cream to those who are looking for something rich and hydrating, and it works well under makeup too if you like a glowy finish to your foundation.
4. Indrani Cosmetics Chocolate Body Wrap
The Indrani Cosmetics Chocolate Body Wrap is a very unique product that nourishes the skin while making it smooth, glowy and supple. You are supposed to spread a layer of the product on your body and then wrap the area with a cling film for 20 minutes followed by washing off the product. This body wrap has the consistency of a clay-based face mask and the delicious scent of chocolate. It feels very cooling on my skin as soon as I apply it and I can feel my skin being hydrated as I leave the product on. Once washed off, this body wrap leaves my skin radiant and nourished, thanks to the combination of cocoa powder, beeswax, glycerine, kaolin and bentonite clay. Whenever my skin feels dull, patchy or dry, I reach out for this body wrap to get back that uniform radiance on my arms and legs. I will recommend everyone try out this unique formulation.
5. Indrani Cosmetics Shower Gel
The Indrani Cosmetics Shower Gel is a gentle body wash with a zesty, fresh scent that wakes me up in the morning. This product contains SLES instead of the harsher SLS and also contains aloe vera juice to add a burst of hydration to the skin. It produces a rich and gentle lather that cleanses my skin effectively while leaving it soft and supple. I am particularly liking this product now that the weather is warmer here because it gets rid of the dirt and sweat and leaves behind a fresh, summery scent. It is a shower gel that everybody would like.
6. Indrani Cosmetics Lavender Bath Salts
Not only is the Indrani Cosmetics Lavender Bath Salt beautiful to look at, it has the heavenly scent and healing properties of lavender too. This product is essentially epsom salt crystals infused with lavender oil, a perfect combination for a soothing bath, manicure or pedicure. I particularly love using this product as a foot soak, because it helps to get rid of the dead skin while soothing my feet as well as my mind with its calming scent. It has become an irreplaceable part of my pampering rituals and I will recommend you to try this out whenever you are feeling low or tired.
7. Indrani Lavender Massage Oil
Last but not the least, the Indrani Lavender Massage Oil is a lovely light-weight oil to relax the muscles and hydrate your skin after a long day. This product contains a combination of almond oil, lavender oil and soybean oil which does not feel sticky or greasy on the skin yet manages to hydrate it beautifully. I personally am not a fan of thick body butters that feel heavy on the skin, so this massage oil does the trick for me by providing ample hydration to the skin without feeling heavy. If you are in the market for a body oil then do check this one out!
Overall, I am quite pleased with the quality of these products from Indrani Cosmetics and the affordable price point makes them even better. Click here to check out the brand and to shop these products.
Ingredient disclaimer – Most of these products contain fragrance, but it is quite mild and should not irritate most. Also, most of the ingredients contain parabens as preservatives, which I personally am not against because I feel that it makes the products safer to use than preservative-free products that can develop mould very easily in our Indian climate. The complete list of ingredients for each product is available on the brand’s website.