Beauty might be skin deep, but it’s the skin which is meant to last the longest. When you are travelling, weather can be your biggest friend or your biggest battle. While good hotels do provide some essentials, you still need products that are suitable for your skin. There is also the time span that you need to keep in mind when travelling from one door to another one.
When Soul Tree sent me their travel kit for review, I was wondering how different the products would be from any other brand. While the brand is well known, I was going to try it for the first time. There was the promise of ayurvedic, organic and ethical recipes. And I do like all herb-based products—my experience is that they easier on the skin and control ageing more effectively than the chemical counterparts. Moreover, they are earth-friendly.
Priced at a nominal INR 575, the kit has:
Indian Rose Face Wash with Turmeric & Honey (30ml): It was the softness and the fragrance that appealed to me. My skin remained moist after the wash, with no instant need for a moisturizer. Can be used in all weathers, and is infused with aloe and forest honey too.
Indian Rose & Cooling Vetiver Shower Gel (30ml): Rose is probably every woman’s favorite and I think all of us love the aroma. The addition of vetiver (khus) gave it a cooling effect and the aloe hydrated and soothed.
Apricot Moisturiser with Honey & Kokum Butter (30ml): This brings that immediate soft and supple feel without being greasy. The cold-pressed Himalayan apricot kernel oil, herbs, wild honey and kokum butter help a lot when you are moving around the day through.
Lotus & Kokum Butter Lip Balm (3gm): For a long time, I was skeptical about balms. But lip balms are needed when the water consumption is less or you are in high altitude. This one has organic ghee, kokum butter, and essential oils (castor, sunflower, olive, apricot, coconut, grapeseed and almond), which is why it keeps the lips moisturized and in healthy colour.
Hand & Foot Cream – Kokum & Honey with Mountain Rosemary (25gm): For me hand creams are essential, as I have an allergy and need to constantly keep the skin moist. The kokum butter, organic honey, aloe, turmeric and sesame, coconut, apricot and almond Oils help in maintaining the moisture balance.
The kit comes in a brown, washable and easy-to-carry pouch.
Added to this, Hibiscus Shampoo With Honey And Aloe Vera (250ml, INR 475): This was a real treat as I didn’t use a conditioner after this, but still the hair retained the silky look and feel. The promise was of cleansing the hair and scalp without removing the natural oils and making the hair dry. And it surely succeeded. This contains organic hibiscus petals, aloe and honey, which are good for all hair types and in all weathers.
Soul Tree products are:
- Certified ‘Natural’ by BDIH, Germany
- 100% Vegetarian
- Not tested on animals
- Do not contain Parabens, Silicones, Lead, DEA/TEA, Phtalates, SLS/SLES, Mineral Oil, Petrolatum, Fragrance