Forest Essentials Advanced Soundarya Serum with 24 Karat Gold [Review]


Product: Forest Essentials Advanced Soundarya Serum with 24 Karat Gold

Price: INR 3975 for 25ml

About the product: A traditional, unique Ayurvedic serum which contains anti ageing herbs and 24 Karat gold bhasma to lighten and brighten the skin tone along with reducing early signs of ageing, targeting skin pigmentation and helps in nourishing and improving skin texture.

How to Use: Take a few drops and massage gently using upward strokes on face and neck with fingertips, after cleansing and toning at night.


Packaging: The serum comes packaged in a sturdy fibre golden bottle which truly looks classy and very luxurious. The bottle has a golden cap. It has a pump nozzle once you open the cap which dispenses the right amount of serum. The front of the bottle has an image of an Indian Goddess printed on it which truly screams Indian Luxurious Ayurveda, with the product details mentioned with it. The packaging is super attractive and travel friendly as well. Extra points to this brand for its packaging, love it!


Contents and Features of the product: Now coming to the contents of this serum, it is packed with great natural ingredients which helps in eliminating fine lines, increasing collagen production, restoring firmness, helps in pigmentation and a lot more.
So it has Pure Ghee which helps in collagen production, reduces fine lines and makes the skin feel supple and smooth.
It has Gold Bhasma which penetrates into the deep layers of the skin and gives radiance to the skin.
It also has Liquorice which has antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It also acts like a shield and protects the skin from UV rays. It has age defying properties as well, and keeps the skin hydrated and moisturized.
It has Sesame Oil as well which keeps the skin soft and toned.

Texture of the product: The texture of this serum is neither too thick, and nor too runny. The serum is dark mustard-y brown in colour and smells divine. I want to take a moment and talk about its fragrance. It smells so divine, kind of like saffron but better. The moment I sniff it, the fragrance surely calms me down. Most of the Forest Essential products have great fragrance, even their store smells divine every time you walk in. Coming back to the texture, as this serum is more like a face oil, it might not be too suitable for people with oily skin. It can be a little heavy for oily skin to absorb, which is why you only need like half a pump for your entire face. Believe me when I say this that you only need half a pump and it easily covers your entire face and even neck. Going overboard with this face oil can feel a little too greasy on the skin. It’s a great product for people with dry and combination skin, great for winters as well.

Effects & Experience: So I got a couple of products from FE few months ago and this serum was recommended by the SA to me and my mom as well. So we both got ourselves a bottle each and started using it. It has been more than 3 months since I’ve been using this serum at night and I do have a lot of positive things to say about this one.
Firstly, the packing of FE’s products are so attractive that I’m half sold when I see their packaging. It feels extremely luxurious. And just like the packaging, the smell of these products are so relaxing and divine, I love its fragrance. Now coming to its effects, I use this serum after toning and before moisturizing. You don’t need a lot of it, only 2-3 drops are enough for your entire face otherwise it can get greasy and oily. It takes a few minutes to absorb so applying more than required might bother people with oily skin or people who do not like the feeling of oil on their face.
I’ve religiously applied this for 3 months now and I do see a difference in my skin. It has helped in reducing my pigmentation, my skin feels soft and glowing when I wake up. Also, I feel this has helped in toning my skin a little bit as well. What I really like about this serum is that it only has natural ingredients and nothing broke me out or irritated my skin., so it is suitable for sensitive skin as well. This is a very moisturizing serum if you have dry skin and looking for something that gives your skin moisture while targeting skin concerns at the same time. It also majorly targets anti-ageing, so it’s a great product to use or start using.

Pros: 
Packed with great natural ingredients that targets a lot of skin concerns at the same time
Very moisturizing
Suitable for dry, combination and sensitive skin type
Great for winters
Makes the skin feel soft, supple and toned
Gives a subtle glow to the skin
Classy packaging
Doesn’t break you out
Has relaxing fragrance
Has anti-ageing properties
Will last you for months
Cruelty-free

Cons: 
Can be a little greasy if you apply a lot
Not too suitable for people with oily skin

Conclusion: I’ve almost used the entire bottle of this product and I can say that it is a great serum if you’re looking for something which deeply moisturizes your skin at night, while targeting skin troubles and has no artificial ingredients, this is a great buy. It has helped me in my pigmentation and has made my skin more radiant than before. It may look expensive but FE is a luxury brand and has great natural ingredients in their product that does not break you out or has any sort of side effects. This bottle will last your for months, since you only need a tiny amount for your entire face. Like I believe that one should always invest in good skincare, read about it, understand your skin, your skin concern. And once you do understand the importance of good skincare, you will surely look at it as an investment, rather than as an expense.
I totally recommend Forest Essential’s Advanced Soundarya Serum with 24 Karat Gold, if you’re looking to invest in a night serum with natural ingredients, anti-ageing properties and makes your skin radiant and supple.

You can buy the product from Forest Essentials Store or from Nykaa.com.










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