Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan – Tejasvi Review
This is one of the products from my haul post that you have already seen, if not, you may have a look at it “HERE“
Ubtan is a hindi word that refers to this mixture or a paste made of all home based or natural ingredients meant for your skin. It is supposed to be extremely good for your skin. Ubtans are made of various ingredients and depending on that, it is supposed to bring positive changes to your skin.
Lets start with Description by the Company
Ubtans, made from finely ground herb, flower and root powders which are sundried and ground by hand, are used as cleansing scrubs or as face packs for deeper exfoliation. They are made into pastes by adding a small amount of the appropriate liquid, usually rosewater, milk or yoghurt, until the mixture achieves a smooth and creamy consistency. They contain Neem leaves which are purifying for the skin. Jasmine neutralizes oil production and evens skin tone. Sandalwood retains moisture levels and is toning, purifying, cooling and soothing. Fennel is stimulating and toning, it evens skin tone and smoothes texture. Saffron gives the skin a warm glow. Almond paste is deeply nourishing and restores suppleness to dry skin. Kasturi Manjal is purifying and anti-septic. Chirongi has nourishing and toning properties and evens skin texture and gives lustre to the skin. Fenugreek is deep-cleansing and highly nutritious in Vitamin B.Peepal leaves are toning. Nut grass controls the sebum production of oil glands. Pista is deeply nourishing. Vidarikand increases the moisture level of skin and helps to maintain natural hydration. Anantmool is effective for acne and pigmentation. Apricots oil nourishes, revitalizes, softens and improves skin elasticity. Saffron gives the skin a warm glow. Shalmali gently exfoliates dead skin cells and acts as a natural complexion enhancer. Sal is a natural astringent; it cleanses and controls sebum production. Durva restores firmness, eliminates fine lines and increases collagen production.
Making of the Product:
To make this unique product we incorporate the Traditional Ayurvedic processes Hand grinder (Chakki and Okhali for grinding and mixing)
Forest Essentials Tejasvi Milk Ubtan is a powerful exfoliating treatment that stimulates the underlying tissues of the skin. By its revitalizing, refreshing & refining actions, this ‘Ubtan’ helps in restoring the natural glow of the complexion. Its regular usage prevents the occurrence of premature fine lines and keeps the skin hydrated and moist. The natural ingredients of ‘Ubtan’ also improves skin texture and removes tan.
Directions to use
Take half teaspoon and mix with yoghurt, milk or rosewater to make a creamy paste. Useto wash face. Rinse well.
Kasturi manjal 14%, Neem leaves 12%, Fennel seeds 12%, Sweet almond paste 10%, Chirongi seed 7%, Sandalwood oil 6%, Fenugreek 5%, Nut grass 5%, Peepal bark 4%, Pista 4%, Vidarikand 3%, Anantmool 3%, Apricot oil 2%, Saffron 2%, Aralu 2%, Shalmali 2%, Sal 2%, Pittapapda 2%, Durva 2%, Full cream milk 1%.
695/- INR (Rs) for 50g jar.
I did purchase all their Facial Ubtans and this is one of the first few things I have started using. I have used it around 7- 8 times now. I have combination skin. I am oily around my T zone and mostly nose areas, and some dryness in the rest of the areas.
The packaging I would say is classic. I mean I really like it. This is their new packaging. Nice exterior box which has all the descriptions clearly. Inside you have this tiny plastic jar with golden screw cap. Its more or less compact and should be easy to carry when you are going to travel etc. There is an interior lid for added protection. Now, when you open it, you got to be careful because the product is filled up right upto the brim. It has this fine powder contents and they are packed upto the brim.
When you open it, it immidiately fills the space around you with the most beautiful smell of fresh flowers and herbs. It’s like a basket full of roses and jasmine.
It says that you can mix it with rose water, milk or yogurt. I have tried it with all the three and I feel it gives the best results with fresh yogurt. For those of you who do not like the smell of yogurt, you don’t need to worry. Because when you mix it with the ubtan, it takes the smell of the ubtan which is beautiful.
As shown in the picture, that is the amount that I take per usage. Thats all. So, I must say, you won’t regret the cost, it does last a pretty long time. I guess if used 2-3 times a day, this would last you more than 4-5 months.
I apply this on the face and neck and leave it on and let it dry. I does dry in around 15 minutes. After that, I dab some luke warm water on my face and in gentle motions with the fingers, I scrub my face with it.
It makes the skin really really clean. Not a trace of oil etc left on the skin. It does give an immediate brightening effect on the skin. To some extent it did remove tan from the skin but its not very extraordinary. It does make the skin very soft though!
Now, this does sting a little bit on the skin, it is more like a tingling sensation. But don’t worry, it’s nothing that it shouldn’t do. It is normal and just be assured that it’s working.
It also makes my skin feel a little bit dry after washing. More so if I am using rose water to mix it. So, it is necessary for me to apply a moisturiser. If you do not feel you need a moisturiser, I would still suggest you to use a serum or gel. Because moisturising the skin is extremely necessary.
I would say, if you have oily skin, use it with rosewater. Dry skin beauties use it with milk and yogurt is always good for any skin type. Combination skin beauties can chose or try different ways to see what works best like I did.
1. Very thoughtful packaging, and the golden lid makes it attractive indeed, just gives you the luxurious feel. After all the brand punch line is “Luxurious ayurveda”
2. You get a lot of product for the price you pay, so this 50g is gonna last for a long time as you need a little bit of product every time.
3. Easy to mix.
4. Gives a brightening effect to the face and gets rid of tan to some extent naturally.Makes your skin soft and glowy.
5. Smells super amazing.
6. Made of everything natural
7. Use it as a face pack and then scrub your face with it, there 2 in 1 !
8. Works good as a cleanser too
9. Very detailed description etc on the packaging itself including expiry dates and even what the ingredients’ botanical names, I have to give them credits for that.
10. Can be used by all the skin types.
1. Not easily available
2. May be a little bit costly if there are some people who might just wanna try it out first, as they don’t have their stores in a lot of cities and so basically mostly people have to buy it online or third parties.
Share your experience with this product if you have used it and comment below telling me your views.