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  • Everything You Need to Know About Face Serums

    Are you worried about those fine lines showing up on your face? Don’t panic, all you need to do is add a face serum to your skincare routine. Face serums are filled with essential nutrients to fight major skin care issues like dry skin, fine lines, wrinkles, rough skin etc. However, it is important to choose the right serum to maximise benefits for your skin. What are face serums made of, exactly? To answer this question, you need to know the type of serum you’re using. In general face serums come under the following categories: 1. Anti-aging serums: This type of serum often includes retinal or bakuchiol or both. 2. Skin-brightening serums: These are often full of antioxidants and pigment fighting ingredients to improve your skin tone. Some of the ingredients included in this are Vitamin C, glycolic acid, kojic acid, ferulic acid, mushroom extract, lactic acid etc. among others. 3. Hydrating serums: These serums often contain Vitamin B5, which hydrates your skin, making it appear smoother. Some of the hydrating serums also contain hyaluronic acid which is a molecule that makes skin look fresh, plump and younger. 4. Acne and sensitive skin serums: These kinds of serums often contain salicylic acid, or other such plant-based derivatives. 5. Skin texture serums: These sometimes contain glycolic acid to boost the overall texture and appearance of the skin. 6. Free radical fighting serums: These contain antioxidants which fight free radicals that can damage healthy skin. Such serums can contain Vitamins A, C, E and resveratrol. What are the benefits of using face serums? If you use a face serum that is suited to your skin type, there are numerous benefits you can experience. Nourishing and soothing skin – A face serum soothes all sensitive parts of your skin but apart from that, it is just so soothing to apply to your face. Even if your skin is prone to oiliness and other things, a face serum will smoothen and soothe your skin, making you feel loved and cherished. Intense absorption – Face serums are such that they are very easy to absorb by the skin. It has thin viscosity, which means your skin will easily absorb the serum. Moreover, this delivers the ingredients in your serum more easily into your face, helping your skin absorb the benefits of your moisturiser too. Fast and visible – Face care regimens can be incredibly slow to show the results. You often end up giving up your beauty regimen. Using a face serum, you get faster results and an instantaneous smoothness to your skin, because it is highly concentrated and easy to absorb. Hydration – A moisturiser is great to hydrate your face and it has its place in your beauty regimen. But to truly feel the effects of your hydration all day long, you need a face serum. When does it fit in with my skincare routine? Face serums are designed to be in use with something else, and not as standalone products. You shouldn’t just use a face serum and leave it at that. Most serums are applied after cleansing but before you apply your moisturizer. The best way to use a face serum is to use it as an underlying layer to your moisturizer, sunscreen, make-up etc. After cleansing, you can use your face serum once or twice a day. How do I know if the face serum is good for me? A good face serum is like a good face punch that helps to balance your skin. If you’re looking to buy a face serum, here are a few things to keep in mind before you decide what’s the right one for you: Focus on your skincare goals: Before you go ahead to buy that attractive face serum you just saw, pause and step back and reflect on what you are trying to achieve with regards to your skincare. Because a face serum is the product to target your skincare goals! Try one at a time: You might be attracted by all that face serums on the market have to offer and might be tempted to try two or three at a time. We advise you to stick to one for a considerable period of time, before deciding to switch. Know your skin type: To choose the perfect serum for your face, you need to know what type is your skin – oily skin, dry skin, combination skin, or sensitive skin. If you’re not sure, go to a dermatologist for a quick analysis. Knowing your skin type will help you choose a serum that is least irritable and keeps your skin glowing. Know your ingredients – Once you select a certain face serum, check all the ingredients in it and see if they are actually good for your skin. You can even work the other way round – based on your skin type, choose the ingredients that are best for you and then look for a face serum with those ingredients. Steps to use a face serum 1. Cleanse your face: Use a mild face wash to cleanse your face, remove dirt, grime, sebum and dead skin. You can use herbal face washes as they gently clean without stripping away the essential oils on your face. 2. Exfoliate: Depending on your exposure to pollution, exfoliate your skin 2-3 times a week. It cleanses your pores and helps in regulating the formation of blackheads and whiteheads. 3. Apply face serum: Now you are ready to apply face serum. Take 3-4 drops on your fingertips and gently massage it into your face and neck. To cover all areas, pat your skin. Avoid excess rubbing or massaging and face serums are lightweight and easy to absorb. 4. Apply moisturizer/sunscreen: Once the face serum has been completely absorbed, apply for your moisturizer or sunscreen to ensure your face stays hydrated for a longer time. Face serums are powerhouses of vitamins, nutrients in concentrated forms. Using them regularly can give you healthy, glowing skin. However, what will help you most is having a good knowledge of your skin type and skin needs to select the right face serum for you.

  • 7 ways to a DIY spa day at home this weekend

    This never-ending pandemic has forced us all to stay at home and work from home. While it has its own benefits, it can become very stressful and tiring. We all need a little bit of me time to unwind, relax and pamper ourselves. You need not spend a lot of money to create your own at-home spa day. With simple tips and tricks, you can create your own at-home spa to practice a bit of self-care. Don’t worry, we’ve got your back. Here are 7 DIY ideas to create the perfect spa and weekend for yourselves at home: 1. Stage your surroundings For your special day of relaxation, the first step is to set the stage at home. De-clutter your room and clear up some space. Create a calming ambience for yourself. Find your favourite, most luxurious dress in your wardrobe and dress up for the occasion! Candles can really help set up the mood for your at-home spa day! For this, buying the right kind of candle is very important. Choose candles that have a calming effect on you, such as lavender, chamomile and eucalyptus. For this, soy-based candles are a better choice than paraffin-based ones for multiple reasons. They are natural since they are made from soybeans, and hence more environmentally friendly. They also burn 50% longer than regular candles. So, though it may be expensive to buy, soy-based candles are more cost-effective in the long run. Aromatherapy is also a great way to yourself at ease and add to your atmosphere. Grab your speaker and put on relaxing spa music. Music has an incredible ability to calm the nerves. The aim is to clear your head and put your body at ease and into your groove. If you want options, there are tons of playlists on Spotify or YouTube. Dim the lights to create a soothing ambience as bright lights might not make you as relaxed as you need to be. Bask in the soft glow of your candles. Light that scented candle before you hop into your tub or shower. Start your spa day with some yoga and meditation. Spend some time focusing on your breath and release the tension in your body. It will help you set the tone for relaxation for your spa day! 2. Make your own hair mask Don’t forget about your hair on your spa day! Have frizzy hair, split ends or want to add moisture to your hair? Indulge in DIY hair masks, oils and treatment. Here is a recipe for a DIY banana hair mask: 1) Mash a ripe banana in a bowl. 2) Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil. 3) Mix the banana and oil well together until there are no lumps. 4) Apply the mask all over your hair evenly using a brush. 5) Let the mask be on for 20 mins before you wash it off with shampoo. Clarifying shampoo works the best to get this mask off your hair. 3. Wear a facial mask Your beautiful face deserves a sheet mask! A sheet mask is a thin face-shaped sheet of material that is saturated with a serum or skincare product. Using sheet masks can help address all concerns from dryness to acne. There are many DIY skincare recipes that can leave your face looking bright and glowing. Make some time in your day to relax with a homemade face mask or a Korean sheet mask. 4. Exfoliate! Exfoliation is a great way to keep your skin looking vibrant and healthy. Usually, you can use a body scrub to exfoliate your skin. There are many store-bought options but you can also make a homemade body scrub using the ingredients in your kitchen. Using products like a brush or a sponge can boost the health and appearance of your skin in several ways. Exfoliation removes the top layer of dead skin cells and stimulates the production of collagen in your body that ensures your skin remains firm and radiant. It is easiest to apply a body scrub during a bath or a shower. Massage the scrub gently into your skin in a circular motion. Rinse it off thoroughly with warm water. Pro tip: Always exfoliate with a gentle exfoliator before shaving. 5. Show some love to your paws While you might miss the luxury of a pedicure at your local salon, you can absolutely fine-tune your at-home pedicure game using homemade materials. Before you begin, make sure you have good quality cotton pads, nail clipper, nail filer, a foot scrubber and nail polish. 1) Completely remove all nail polish on your toes using a nail polish remover and a cotton pad. Even if you don’t have any nail polish on, dab the nail polish remover over your toenails to remove any excess oil. 2) Fill your bathtub/bucket with warm water and some of your favourite bath salts and soak your weary feet in it for 15 mins. (You can put on your face mask during this time as well!) 3) Scrub your feet nice and clean. Remove dead skin from calloused areas of your feet. Give some love to your soles and heels and gently rub them. Don’t overdo it – you might end up causing irritation. 4) Clean your nails with a nail filer and use a nail trimmer to achieve the size you want. 5) Paint your toenails in your desired colour. Let them dry and then add another layer so they stay beautiful longer. 6) Moisturise, moisturise, moisturise! Use a hand and foot cream for this. Like we say, the more organic, the better. Pro tip: Wear socks after you moisturise! 6. Rinse and shower with your favourite soap It’s time to give yourself a nice, warm, relaxing bath! You’ve got your music on, the fragrance of your scented candles wafting through the air. All you have to do is add fruit, bath salts and immerse yourself in a luxurious soak. Rinse off your hair mask and body scrub in a warm water bath/shower. It will surely melt your worries and stress away. Don’t forget to use your favourite soap! 7. Moisturise After your bath or shower, apply your favourite moisturiser on your body while it is still damp. It will help lock in the hydration. Wrap yourself in your most luxurious bathrobe and step relax away for the rest of your day! Treating yourself to a spa day is even easier with Urban Kanyaa's spa box filled with products that help you take care of yourself and give you a relaxing day without the stress and work of it. (Spa Box | Urban Kanyaa)

  • What to gift your girlfriend on valentine's day in India 2021?

    January box. Winter box. Love box. Unique gifting. Valentine's day is almost around the corner. Trust us, you don't want to leave your valentine's gift shopping down to the last second! Chocolates are so mainstream, and flowers are downright boring for Valentine's day gifting. Which is why, we are here with the perfect answer to the question that haunts you every year, "What is the perfect valentine's day gift for my girlfriend? She's impossible to shop for!" What you actually need is a list of gifts that your girlfriend wants, but she just won't get for herself. This year, it will be different. You've got Urban Kanyaa to make gifting SUPER simple and easy. Read on to find out what to gift your girlfriend on valentine's day in India 2021 (and she'll love you for making the right choice!). You can choose a gift from one of our pre-curated boxes or simply build your own box! Pre-curated gifts 1) Love box When you want to show her how much you love her, this box is the way to do it! Filled with products that pamper her, this box spells out love with practical and useful gifts. Box highlights- A massage oil that helps her relax. An organic luxurious soap that gives her a smooth lather and makes her smell great all day long. Two Korean Sheet masks. An artistic tote bag that will make people turn... and a few surprises! 2) Dreamy box Is your girlfriend a dreamer? If yes, then this box is perfect for her. It has everything that'll help her relax after a long day, and fall into a peaceful sleep. Box highlights- A Linen spray to wrap her in a relaxing scent as you sleep. Bedside handpainted lamp to keep her company during the dark times. Magic Potion's Hand and Foot cream to pamper her. Very Nutri Mint Green Tea (50-60 CUPS) to help her relax with a burst of flavourful mint. ...and more! 3) Spa box If your girlfriend/ spouse has been feeling overworked or anxious, it's time to turn to some good old-fashioned pampering. Urbankanyaa's spa box is filled with items to have a fun, luxurious at-home spa day. Box highlights- VaanyaSoapCo's think, lavender body butter to give her glowing skin. Spa berry's manicure kit to make her nails and hands pristine. Kuh Organics Chikahpa Soap A vanilla-scented candle for the perfect spa day...and more! 4) Bath box Skip the regular gifts to give your special someone a luxurious, indulgent bathing experience. Let them soak the day away with a bath box filled with tried-and-tested favourites! Box highlights- Organic shampoo to save her hair from chemical damage. Bath salt and foot soak to help her de-stress. Bryan and Candy's Cocoa Shea Body Butter to make her skin soft and smooth..and more. 5) Work from home box Working from home doesn't have to be all work. Gift her a box filled with love and care. This complete kit will help her be entertained, stay on track with her work, and take some time for self care. Box highlights- A planner to stay organized. Organic Mint green tea. Hand-poured aromatic candle to create an environment that helps her remain focused as she works. An adult colouring book to help her relax quickly during her work breaks...and more. 6) Wellness box The wellness box is filled with smart products that truly will help your better half to stay safe during the pandemic, and take a little time for self-care. This box will truly show your partner how much you love and cherish them! Box highlights- Protectant Spray by PeeSafe that is effective for up to 7 days at a time. Super soft Golden shimmering scarf for her outfits. 6 in one Cutlery Set- A knife, fork, spoon, and a bottle opener, all in one. A handy tool for her...and many more Each Urban Kanyaa box is filled with 8-9 tried-tried-and-tested items. In addition, our mini boxes contain 4-5 of our favourite products, starting at just Rs 799/- Build your own box At Urbankanyaa, we believe in no-waste gifting. What if we tell you, that you can build your own Urbankanyaa gift hamper in less than 5 minutes? Click here, and all you have to do is pick out products that she will love, and place your orders. Love is in the air, and it's time for you to show her how much you care! Pick from our extraordinary selection of gifts, where you really can't go wrong with any of them. To pick a gift, click here, or chat with us on WhatsApp. Happy Valentine's Day!

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  • THE Self-Care Subscription Box Urban Kanyaa India

    Self-Care just got Easy Pampering starts with Urban Kanyaa. Every box Urban Kanyaa takes care of your hair-care, skin-care, personal-care and more! Start your subscription or try a single box! Buy Now Get 100/- off New Arrival Quick View Champagne & Cranberry Mini Soy Candle Rhuhee Quick View Sarcastic Sanskari Jute Tote Bag Quick View We are all unique Jute Tote Bag Natural love Quick View Kukumadi Face serum New Arrival Quick View Champagne & Cranberry Mini Soy Candle Rhuhee Quick View Sarcastic Sanskari Jute Tote Bag Quick View We are all unique Jute Tote Bag Natural love Quick View Kukumadi Face serum Here to help you feel your best and cared for! We make pampering an easier affair for you We give you the tools that help you relax and destress in the time that you have Self-care that fits YOU ​ Personalisation is as easy as filling up a form Urban Kanyaa was created to help make your life easier and self-care effortless. Why gift with us? Wondering how to get an Urban Kanyaa box? It's simple! Pick a box and book it or DIY your box within 5 minutes. Each box has new and unique self-care products that are made by small businesses from deep in the country. All full-sized self-care products according to the theme of the box. Dispatched within 2 days. Simple, right? Start Now We know women Hand-picked unique gift choices that are already loved by a community of women Personal gift Beautiful gift hampers that are personalisable. With cards, letters, boxing, colours and more. Know More Buy Now Quick & Easy 5 minutes to custom build your gift. Dispatch within 2 days. Buy Now What's in the box? Every full-sized Urban Kanyaa box has 7-8 luxury self-care products that help you relax and take care of yourself. We also send self-care exercises with each box. Each box is hand-packed and your self-care box is curated according to your self-care needs. Get your Box Now! Something For Everyone Build your Custom Box Build your own custom box starting from 599/- ​ Perfect for gifting Dispatches within 3 days! ​ ​ Buy Now Our Best sellers February Love Box Buy Now Perfect Gifting Option Get the perfect gifts for the women in your life. Choose from our wide variety of pre-curated boxes or create a box with us. Buy Now For More Inquiries GET IN TOUCH or chat with us on Whatsapp Whatsapp Thanks for submitting! Submit Start your pampering now! Start Now Join our mailing list! Submit Shoppable Instagram Feed

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  • How is Urban Kanyaa Subscription Box Created?

    OUR PROCESS We curate and make each box with all of our hearts. From deciding a theme to sending across the box, our process is long and filled with challenges. The only thing that gets us through it all - is you. Come have a look at our process of creating an Urban Kanyaa Box. Buy Now Reality Check How we Find your Ideal Box We find suppliers whose products are interesting and unique. We contact our supply partners or search for new ones. Each supplier is made to go through a checklist for quality control. We then combat to get the best price possible for you. Then comes my team's favourite part. Decisions Decisions How it All Starts We first decide on the theme for the month and what the contents of our ideal box will be. This is the most exciting part as we imagine how you'd react to the box and what products will add on to your life. Once the decision-making is done (with a little fear and a lot of excitement) we move on to reality. Trial and Testing We Work it, on Ourselves Even after the checklist we personally test those products on ourselves, so we can be sure they work and aren't harmful and to understand the experience of its use. If it's not up to the mark, we scrap it with heavy hearts. We care for you, woman. Wrap It Up How we Create Magic Once the products are found, prepared and ready (after a lot of stress) we begin the process of packing them up. Get the satin ribbons and glitter and everything nice out because we aim for you to have the best unboxing experience possible. We go over different ways we can make it look pretty, you deserve it, Sending Them Out How we Give them Away We leave the boxes out to be delivered with butterflies in our stomachs. We almost can never control our excitement as the boxes go out to the world to reach your doorstep. Each box has our hearts in it which is why we almost instantly jump on to social media for your reviews or reactions. Then we breathe a sigh of relief and start all over again, time for a new theme. What are you waiting for? All boxes are delivered on the 15th* of every month Shop Now

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