Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Forest Essentials Delicate Facial Cleanser (Mashroba Honey, Lemon and Rosewater) Review

Guest Post by Shruti Lakshman
I had heard a lot about Forest Essentials and was very tempted to get at least 1 product. Also I realized that my current cleanser was hardly doing its job and leaving me oily faced and dull:-(. So after a lot of fighting with my debit card and my conscience, I finally got my hands on this ‘wonder in a bottle’.

Product Description:

The first rule of Ayurvedic skin care is cleanse, tone and nourish. The secret to proper cleansing is to remove dead cells and toxins, clear clogged pores and clean make-up without stripping the skin’s natural oils and moisture content.
• Tones • Purifies • Adds glow
Pure raw honey, containing vitamins B and C along with active enzymes, hydrates and softens the skin. Natural rosewater tones the skin while balancing lemon oil cleanses and purifies it. Nutritious royal jelly and bee pollen nourish the skin and add a vibrant glow. Suitable for all skin types.

Price & Quantity:
Rs.875 for 200 ml

Key Ingredients:

Steam Distilled Rosewater, Lemon Juice, Organic Honey, Royal Jelly, Nagkesar, Anantmool, Kumud.
Nagkesar:  It is used as an astringent and enhances complexion
Anantmool: Known as Sarsaparilla. It is used to treat skin disorders and as a blood purifier and general detoxification aid.

Experience with this Product:

Packaging: It comes in a plastic bottle with a pump dispenser and a plastic lid. Perfect for travelling( I just put this in my handbag a couple of days ago and it hasn’t spilled. Touchwood) Also the bottle is see through so you can keep a track of how much you use.

Colour, Consistency & Fragrance: It’s the colour of honey (obviously!!). Consistency is neither thick nor runny.
And the fragrance is TO DIE FOR. It smells of honey and rosewater( Aaaaaah heaven!!)

How it works: I am in love with this cleanser. It works perfectly for my sensitive skin. One pump and my face is clean and glowing. It doesn't dry out my skin. I have the habit of washing my face often and this keeps my face fresh. Apply a small amount on wet skin and massage it in small circular motions. Rinse with water and voila! Your face glows.


  •     Suits sensitive skin perfectly
  •     Doesn’t dry out skin
  •     No chemicals at all.
  •     Against animal testing (Yay animal lovers)
  •     Very travel friendly.
  •     Heavenly smell
  •     Hygienic since it comes in a pump dispenser
  •     Gives quite a nice glow
  •     One bottle comes for atleast 2 months
  •     No lather
  •     No need for a moisturizer :)


  •     Price.
  •     Lather lovers might feel that it doesn’t do its job.

My Rating: 4.5/5 (I have reduced 0.5 for the price)

This cleanser would suit all beauties. It's very gentle on the skin and doesn't dry out your skin. Only negative is the exorbitant price but 1 bottle comes easily for a couple of months.

Would I Repurchase: Yes. But I might go for other variants. I got this from their official website. You can also purchase it from Urban Touch.

Hope you guys liked it :) Do let me know how it fared with you.