Azafran Snan – Rosemary & Cream

Azafran Soap

This was sent to me with my Azafran purchase. So glad they did cos I wouldn’t really pick it on my own. This little bar blew me away, guys!  Have I missed some kind of soap evolution? It doesn’t dry out skin and it doesn’t lather much. What I loved most about it was how it smells. Not Herbal, not exactly sweet or citrusy. Quite honestly, new to my olfactory nerves and makes me think of Heidi in the Alps… Milk, cream, soothing and lush. I mean look at it, it looks like a block of cheese. Azafran products are certified organic and use ingredients grown from their own farms! Pretty cool, right?

This is what the website says about it:

Enriched with rosemary freshly picked from our farms and distilled at our site, this oil has potent antibacterial and antiseptic properties. Formulated with this potent rosemary oil and a highly moisturizing mixture of safflower butter, safflower oil , sunflower oil, coconut oil and milk cream, this soap has a mild creamy lather that leaves the skin soft and supple as though the skin is freshly moisturized, with no trace of dryness. This soap is mild enough to be used on the most sensitive of the skin and can be safely used on face and all over the body.

It makes me a little less sad now that Lush is closing down business in India. It’s priced at 200 INR for 100 gm.

Available at Azafran, Natural Mantra and Eco Tokri. You get to choose two samples from Azafran Website but will cost 100 INR as shipping charges for purchase under 3000 INR.

A-Derma Sensiphase

After the recent (skin) outbreak, I decided it’s best to put all the enhancing moisturizers aside. The retinols,  AHAs, and anything with “special” ingredients in them. Something that does nothing? Well, something that won’t irritate the skin at the least. What drew me to Sensiphase is that word on it.. Soothing. Yes, yes, that’s exactly what I need!

A-Derma Sensiphase

An episode worth mentioning here is about out beloved Effaclar Duo, the one that can do no wrong. Seriously, it has never failed me before that one overnight application, that turned my skin bright red and raw. I don’t know what happened but I am not using it until my skin has healed.

Sesiphase reviewSensiphase ingredients

It reduced most of the redness within four-five applications. I had it on all day and overnight. It has been a little over two weeks of usage and I am ready to start my normal regime. Although, I will alternate it with Sensiphase for atleast another week. It feels good on skin and reminds me a bit of the Cicaplast by La Roche posay but the texture of Sensiphase is different. This is white coloured lotion that leaves a light layer of moisture after applying but not oily at all. Even though it is meant for sensitive and combination to oily skin, I am pretty sure it will work well as a light moisturizer for someone with dry skin. It smells like pharmacy to me..think medicinal creams but light and barely noticeable when you put it on. It can be used as a make-up base and on body. Overall, I like this product. Definitely a back-to-basic favorite!


Price – 380 INR for 30ml

Available at The Skin Store

Note: The product is best used within 6 months from when opened.