Forest Essentials Saffron & Neem Cleanser Review!

7 August 2015

Natural Cleansers are my favorite. I always stock 2 years worth whenever we go to India. Its more like a ritual now. Come day two after we arrive, my mum is all prepared to receive hoards of online orders. Ahhh...bliss!
Forest Essentials is one of India's premium/luxury Natural Skincare brand. I'm quite impressed with their brand ethics too- They follow ancient skincare recipes as prescribed in Ayurveda and practice sustainable sourcing.
I'm quite a fan of their Rose Water, Soya Milk Cleanser and Mashobra Honey Cleanser. I've been using this Saffron and Neem Cleanser for quite a while now. This one bottle has lasted me awfully long, much longer than their best before date!!

Price- Rs. 975 / $34 USD
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Forest Essentials Kashmiri saffron and neem

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Forest Essentials Kashmiri saffron and neem cleanser

This amber colored Delicate Kashmiri Saffron and Neem cleanser comes in a clear pump packaging in two sizes. I always buy the big 200ml one. The bottle is quite sturdy. I'm not sure if they have improved the gold paint on the pump since I last bought mine (mid 2014). The paint has been coming off and it doesn't look appealing at all.

- The cleanser is of thin texture, and you only need a pump & half for the whole face.
- Its Sulphate free, Parabens-free, Nasties-free.
- Its a foamy cleanser, thus lathers rather well. So, a perfect cleanser for oily skin.
- I have dry skin and this cleanser can dry my skin out if I overuse it as we're in winters here in New Zealand. I quite enjoy using it in summers though. In these colder months, I tend to reach for it on days I put makeup on, that's when I need some thorough cleansing. For light/no makeup days, I prefer using Forest Essentials Soya Milk Cleanser which is my absolute favorite cream cleanser.
- This makes face really squeaky clean, taking off light makeup pretty easy!
- In a nutshell, a perfect cleanser for oily skin but needs to be used in moderation with dry skin, as it can lead to over drying & that's so not cool. Double cleansing my skin with this makes it super dry so I wouldn't recommend you do that!
-  The cleanser smells absolutely delicious. Kinda Floral honey! I follow this with a spritz of rose water as toner. They tend to complement each other pretty well (No pimples!)
- Ingredients list mentions Rose water, Marigold Water, Jasmine water and quite a few herbs. Also featured is Saffron, known for imparting glow to skin and Neem, known for its anti-bacterial and purging action. The list isn't complete though. Isn't it annoying when companies don't list all the ingredients?

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So thats another Forest essentials Cleanser for you if you're looking at purchasing a plant based cleanser. I totally recommend it for all skin types. It cleanses my dry skin thoroughly and I'm 100% satisfied!

By the way, my cream cleanser is about to run out and I need your recommendations. Any dry skin peeps reading? Hit me up with your reccos please :)

Catch you later
Nishu xx

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