Sunday, 24 April 2016

Product Review - Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap


Product Review - Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap

   Lately I've been using and reviewing a lot of organic, chemical and cruelty free products from various #MakeInIndia brands. Introducing Omved, one more such brand today and reviewing a soap from their vast range of products, the Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap below.

   Product Claims: The exhilarating and divine blend of the sensual White Lotus with the woody Vetiver makes Kamalika bath bar the perfect wake-up call to a new beginning every day.
   This 100% natural aromatherapy bath bar is extra hydrating for dry skin and soothingly gentle for sensitive skin. Lotus oil works to heal what ails you both physically and mentally as it softens and conditions your skin. Vetiver oil refreshes, cools and relieves mental fatigue.
   Our signature cold-process saponified, pure triple oil base of coconut, olive and castor cleanses without stripping; skin-loving Aloe Vera tones while the retained pure plant-based glycerine lends to richer moisturizing.
   This classical ancient blend of oils offers you a luxuriating and aromatic escape from everyday stress while it cleanses and moisturizes, maintains your skin's pH balance and refreshing you from top to bottom.
 
Product Review - Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap

   Price: Rs. 320/-
   Volume: 125 g.
   Shelf Life: 24 months.
   Directions: Great for the shower, the bath, or to make the guest bathroom smell great! This natural bath bar is a great way to add more aromatherapy into your day, everyday. Work it up into a light lather and massage into skin at bath time.
   Breathe deeply for best results.
   Ingredients: A mild, gentle bath bar, full of natural essential oils. Saponified Oils of Olive (Olea europaea), Vegetable and Castor (Ricinus communis), Retained and added plant-based glycerine, Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis), and true essential oils of Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) and Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera). Nothing else.
   100% biodegradable formula and packaging.

Product Review - Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap

   The Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap comes packed in a single layer of transparent cellophane sheet which is encased with a brown information cover. It has the name of the soap and pictorial depiction of the lotus plant printed on its front side while other specifications like ingredients used, manufacturing details, weight, price and shelf life, etc. are mentioned on rest of the sides. The soap is rectangular in shape, translucent and light pink in color. It is packaged in a simple, attractive manner which is quite compact and travel friendly.
   The Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap has a mild and pleasant scent to it and though I cannot decipher the fragrance it definitely isn't that of either lotus or vetiver. It lathers abundantly, providing instant cooling sensation to the skin on application. It cleanses the skin well, is easy to rinse off and does not leave a creamy layer on the skin. Though it does not strip the skin of its natural oils, it occasionally leaves a few tiny patches of skin dry and flaky. It makes the skin feel clean and fresh and keeps it soft and supple. It prevents eruption of body acne with each bar lasting around 24 days, resisting quick dissolution. It is suitable for all skin types. It is free from all kinds of chemicals and artificial compounds, is 100 % vegan, organic and is a cruelty free product.
   It is easily available across the nation via various online stores but at Rs. 320/- for a single bar, it's a bit pricey for the common man (look for discounts!).

Product Review - Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap

   Pros:
- Simple, attractive, travel friendly packaging.
- Has a pleasant, mild soapy scent.
- Lathers abundantly.
- Provides a slight cooling effect.
- Cleanses the skin well.
- Easy to rinse off.
- Does not form a creamy layer on the skin.
- Does not strip natural oils from the skin to make it dry.
- Makes skin feel clean and fresh.
- Keeps skin soft and supple.
- Keeps eruption of acne in check.
- A single bar lasts for around 24 days.
- Does not dissolve quickly.
- Well suited for all skin types.
- Free from parabens, sulfates, petrochemicals or petroleum by-products, phthalates, mineral oils, hydrogenated oils, synthetic chemical perfumes/fragrances, artificial coloring or preservatives or unnatural stabilizers, harsh detergents or any other unhealthy toxins.
- 100 % vegan, organic soap.
- PETA certified, cruelty free product.
- Easily available across India.

   Cons:
- Occasionally leaves tiny patches of skin dry and flaky.
- Cost is on the higher side of the spectrum.

Product Review - Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap

   Verdict: 4.25/5. Omved Kamalika Lotus Vetiver Soap's mild pleasant scent along with its thorough moisturizing and cleansing properties make it definitely worth a try!

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