Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance Cream with 24 K Gold & SPF 25 [Review]


Product: Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance Cream with 24 K Gold & SPF 25

Price: INR 4800 for 50gm

About the product: The Forest Essentials Soundarya Radiance Cream is an exceptionally rich yet light textured face cream that incorporates a combination of precious herbs and real 24 Karat Gold, which helps to restore the firmness of the skin, giving it a natural facelift. This face moisturizer comes with SPF 25 that helps neutralize UVA and UVB radiation and protects the skin from sun damage, environmental stressors and pollution. 

How to Use: After cleansing & toning, take a pea-sized amount of this face cream and massage it using upwards strokes on face and neck. 

Packaging: The cream comes packaged in a tub with golden lid which is a standard Forest Essentials packaging, which I absolutely love. The tub has the name of the cream with an image of Goddess Laxmi and its details on it which gives the packaging its own Indian Ayurvedic feels. The packaging honestly looks super luxurious and classy, I love it. 

Contents and Features of the product: Now coming to the contents and features of this particular product is what stands out for me. It has all natural ingredients with Ayurvedic benefits and formulation, which is what makes this cream so unique. Let’s see what the main ingredients are.

It has Saffron: In Ayurveda, Saffron is grouped under “Varnya Gana”, the category of herbs that are known to give the skin a warm, glowing complexion.

It has Gold Bhasma: 24 Karat Gold Bhasma has the property of penetrating to the deepest layer of skin, thereby providing radiance and increased elasticity. 

It has Pure Ghee: Pure Cow’s Milk Ghee is treated using an ancient methodology called ‘Shatt Dhaut Grith’, to be easily absorbed into the skin.

It has Liquorice: Liquorice root is a gentle sunscreen as it acts like a shield and protects the skin from UVA/UVB rays. It also has age defying properties and is highly moisturizing.

Also, this Soundarya Cream has been awarded as the ‘Best Moisturizer by Elle India’ and as the ‘Best Anti-Ageing Cream’ by Asian Spa.


Texture of the product: The texture of the product is so smooth and creamy. It instantly gets absorbed into the skin, and gives a very slight sheer golden sheen to the skin. It instantly makes your skin feel so supple and soft. The cream is pale yellow in colour and has a saffron like fragrance which lasts a few seconds and slowly fades away. This day cream is amazing for winters, though it can be slightly heavy for people with oily skin. For people with dry or combination skin, this will totally leave your skin looking super nourished. It doesn’t make your skin feel super greasy or anything, but it does look and feel like your skin is well moisturised. 

Effects & Experience: So I got a couple of products from FE a few months ago and have been using them ever since. I have almost finished a lot of them and I finally have something to say about the products so here I am.
Let’s start with the packaging which I honestly love. It looks and feels very luxurious. It’s sturdy and simply attractive. This brands knows its packaging, it screams luxury. 
Now coming to my experience with this day cream, I have sincerely loved using this day cream. I cannot tell a single reason why I have not liked it. 
Now apart from packaging and everything, what majorly really matters for me in a skincare product are its contents and ingredients. Now what really attracted me in the list of its ingredients was 24 Karat Gold Bhasma which gives radiance to the skin. There are other ingredients too like Saffron, Pure Ghee, Cold Pressed Almond Oil and a lot more.  
I have used it during the day for several months. The moment I apply it on my skin, it instantly makes my skin look radiant and gives a sheen to it. This day cream will give you all the moisture your skin needs for the day. I love its texture, it is extremely smooth and gets absorbed into the skin so smoothly. Another pro of this day cream is that it has SPF 25, as well. Though I still wear a sunscreen over it, you can skip using a sunscreen altogether if you’re not stepping out in harsh sun or anything, just wearing this alone will be enough. I personally love applying this before makeup. This makes my makeup sit so well on the skin, as it extremely moisturising and nourishing. Also, you don’t need a lot of it, a pea sized amount is more than enough. This entire tub will last you for good 5-6 months. This day cream is extremely moisturising, a great product for winters and people with dry and combination skin. For oily skin type, this can be slightly heavy, to be honest.  



Pros: 
Deeply moisturizes the skin
A rich cream that adequately hydrates the skin
Great product for winters
Extremely suitable for dry and combination skin type
Helps in controlling collagen depletion
Increases skin elasticity
Formulated with natural enriching ingredients
Makes your skin radiant
Gets absorbed easily into the skin
Has age-defying properties
Has a very smooth texture 
Makes your skin extremely soft, and supple
Does not have any sort of chemical ingredients
Will last you for good 5-6 months
Has a very warm fragrance
Cruelty-free

Cons: 
Can be slightly expensive. 

Conclusion: I have been using a lot of FE products and honestly not a single one has disappointed me. I am happy with my purchases from the brand. I love the brand for what it stands for and it sticks to it, with all the Indian and Natural Ayurvedic ingredients and their formulation of the products. I love this day cream, it is packed with a great list of ingredients. It instantly makes my skin radiant and glowing. The texture is so rich and smooth, it gives my skin all the nourishment it needs. The price can be slightly expensive, but the quality you are getting is not compromised at all. Also, the entire jar will last you for at least 6 months. It also has SPF 25 which is great. It is a great product if you are suffering from dry and dull skin. I will not suggest it to people with oily skin, since it is an expensive cream, and I don’t think this will help your skin at all. I really like this day cream, it is an experience in itself that the brand gives you for the price you are paying. This day cream has won multiple awards, and I can see why it has, after using it. 
I highly recommend Forest Essential’s Soundarya Radiance Cream with 24 K Gold and SPF 25, if you are looking for a day cream for radiance, glow and deep rich moisture!

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