There are a lot of beauty brands that claim to be natural when it isn’t. I am very careful in choosing the brands I use for my skincare as well as bath & body. I came across this Indian brand ‘Neemli Naturals’. Their products are handcrafted in small batches and that ensures freshness. Their wide range of facial serums, hair oils, bathing bars and even baby care are made with sustainable ingredients. It is vegan too. I tried a couple of their products and I really loved them. Some of them I repurchased as well. They have a variety of products ranging from Baby Care to Adult Skincare and Bath. In this review, I will be featuring all the products I tried from Neemli. Some products were tested by my mom. I will make a note under the product header.
Kokum & Tamarind Body Butter is a super luxurious natural body butter blend that smells heavenly. It has good nourishing properties that make it best during winters. The moisture retaining ingredients help soften skin and give it a silky feel on application.
The moment I read ‘Tamarind’ in the ingredient list – I wanted to try it. I have heard that anti-oxidant rich Tamarind, the super awesome Ayurveda ingredient is best to cool and soothe skin. Now, let me tell a little about my body skin. I tested this product during my third trimester pregnancy time. Well, During that time, I had body itching so much because of skin stretching and I did suffer a lot from redness of skin. I couldn’t use any body scrub or chemical washes or medicines during that time.
Do you Know – Tamarind is popular in Ayurveda treatments. It is rich in anti-oxidants, and is a powerful moisturizing agent that hydrates and nourishes skin. It has alpha hydroxyl acids (AHAs) which primarily exfoliate dead skin cells. Xyloglucan found in tamarind seeds is known to have has excellent wound healing properties.
Love that it doesn’t leave any greasy feel on skin. It goes soft on skin and disappears into the skin leaving the area moisturized and silky. Though my body area was stretching. It did help a lot with itchiness etc. Hydrated my body area without making it greasy.
Neemli Kokum & Tamarind Body Butter has a natural blend of herbal ingredients. They use the ‘Kokum Butter’ that’s originating from the Western Ghats. Kokum butter is highly moisturizing. Tamarind helps improve skin elasticity. Butchers Broom’s anti itching properties help with extreme dryness. Liquorice root extract is a gentle sunscreen. Bio-Fermented Hyaluronic Acid helps skin retain moisture significantly. Niacinamide reduces hyperpigmentation.
No artificial fragrance is added. The fragrance is of the essential oil blends and they are vegan as well. This body butter is free from Sulphates, Parabens, Petroleum, Formaldehyde, PEGS, artificial colour, synthetic fragrance.
Purified Water Glycerin Isopropyl Myristate Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cyclomethicone,Pongamia Glabra Seed Oil,Cetostearyl Alcohol,Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Trehalose,Propanediol, *Olive (Olea europaea) Oil Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Sodium Lactate,Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Sodium Hyaluronate Carbomer, Niacinamide, Shea Butter, Heptyl Undecylenate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Titanium Dioxide,3-O- Ethyl Ascorbic Acid, L Arginine,Allantoin, *Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Gluconate, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, *Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Oil, D-Panthenol ,Sodium PCA, Butcher’s Broom (Ruscus Aculeatus) Extract, Licorice (GlycyrrhizaGlabra) Extract, Tamarind (Tamarindus Indica) Extract, Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Oil, Rose (Rosa Damascena) Oil. *Organic Cerftified Natural Ingredients Safe Synthetics
Overall, it’s a good body butter that doesn’t feel heavy at all. Good for every climate too. It has a blend of natural ingredients and can be applied all over body post bath. Massage the body butter focusing on rough areas of body such as knees and elbows. You may reapply whenever the skin feels dry.
Note – Though I used this body cream during my pregnancy time – It’s always best to check with your doctor first if you can try this during pregnancy time.
Witch Hazel & Vetiver Pore Refining Facial Toner is steam distilled and is a herbal blend that helps hydrate, clarify pores, restores ph balance of skin etc
Witch Hazel & Vetiver Pore Refining Facial Toner is one of the best natural toners I have ever used. Better than some of the luxurious Ayurveda toners in the market. Witch Hazel is best for acne prone skin. Known to calm down problematic skin. This steam distilled rich herbal toner helps hydrate, clarify pores, restores your skin’s ph balance and tone your skin. regular use of this toner helps minimize dark spots( new acne spots). Also contains Aloe Vera which is hydrating on skin.
Also, fragrance-free, alcohol-free too. I use it every night after cleansing my skin. Follow up with a moisturizer.
Witch Hazel & Vetiver Facial Toner is a natural herbal water blend that has a base of pure steam distilled Vetiver water which is a natural astringent and minimise dark spots. The use of witch hazel water helps clarify pores and fight against pollution. Aloe Vera’s natural humectant properties make it extremely hydrating, while water helps fight against pollution-related dark spots.
There are a lot of massage oils for babies available in the market. Choosing the right oil for your baby that doesn’t contain chemicals, mineral oil etc can be challenging. In this post I am featuring one of the best massage oil that I totally love and use for my new born twins bathing as well.
Neemli Naturals Sweet Almond and Apricot Baby Oil is a pure blend of organic certified oils and vitamin-rich ingredients that help soften, nourish and protect sensitive baby skin.
What I really love about this oil is its aroma and how gentle it is on baby’s skin. Having packed with organic carrier and essential oils that replenish baby skin with all it’s Vitamin A, B and E needs – This massage oil nourish baby’s skin.
Sweet almond has a high moisturizing capacity. Apricot Kernel Oil softens skin. Natural Vitamin E nourishes baby skin, and Lavender Essential Oil’s antimicrobial properties keep away unwanted bacteria.
For my detailed review on this baby oil – go here
Neemli Caffeine & Cucumber Under Eye Cream blends quickly into the skin. It contains effective ingredients like ‘Caffeine‘ which stimulates blood and helps brighten under eye circles. ‘Cucumber oil‘ refreshes and deeply hydrates the area under the eye. ‘Hyaluronic Acid‘ helps skin retain its plumpness.
It comes in this glass jar. Super light weight texture too. It’s one of my favorite eye cream during day time. It sits well under makeup too.
Key Ingredients – Caffeine, Cucumber, Shea butter, Hyaluronic acid, Sweet almond Oil, Carrot Seed Oil, Grapeseed Oil, Avocado Oil, Jojoba Oil, Vetiver, Lavender, Matricaria
Purified Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, *Olive (Olea europaea) Oil Cyclomethicone, Propanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Shea Butter, Heptyl Undecylenate, Tocopheryl Acetate, Polysorbate 20/Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1/Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, L Arginine, Allantoin, *Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Oil, Carrot Seed(Daucus Carota Sativa) Oil, Cucumber Seed (Cucumis Sativus) Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sodium Gluconate, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, *Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Oil, Caffeine powder, D-Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Vetiver (Vetiveria zizanioides) oil, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Oil, Matricaria (Chamomilla Recutita) Oil. *Organic Certified, Natural Ingredients
If you are looking for a good hydrating eye cream to be used under makeup. Something which is natural and has a good list of active ingredients like hyaluronic acid, caffeine, grape seed oil, carrot seed oil and almond oil etc. A eye cream that is non greasy and effective. Give this a try. You would not be disappointed. I used this throughout my pregnancy time and I loved this cream.
Neemli Turmeric Root & Olive Squalane Elixir is my favorite product from the brand. This night treatment facial oil is one of the best face serum I have used. I love the calming fragrance it has. I almost feel like in a spa. Its hydrating and if used regularly it helps brighten and evens skin tone.
Turmeric Root & Olive Squalane Elixir is a proprietary essential oil based night treatment. It doesn’t have any added fragrance, all that you smell is the essential oil blends. This facial oil is 100% natural and free from any Sulphates, Parabens, Petroleum, Formaldehyde, PEGS, artificial colour, synthetic fragrance.
It get absorbs super quickly. I love the heavenly fragrance. It can be used day and night. I take about 3 pumps for my face as well as neck area and follow it with a day/night cream. I tested it on new acne scars. It’s really effective in removing scars and blemishes.
Squalane is a natural substance which is comprised of our skin. It penetrates the skin and absorbs quickly, leaving no greasy residue behind. It promotes cell regeneration, and protect healthy skin from wrinkles and age spots.
Turmeric Root Oil
Super Ingredient Turmeric is the ultimate go-to ingredient for a clearer and brighter complexion, it helps with oily skin, minimises the appearance of dark spots, and slows down the process of ageing.
Sea buckthorn Oil
Sea buckthorn is Loaded with antioxidants, Vitamin C and E, Sea Buckthorn oil has Omega 7 palmitoleic acid which is a natural component of our skin. It is highly nourishing, fights wrinkles, and deeply hydrates prematurely ageing skin. It’s Vitamin C which is 12 times that of an orange helps in keeping the complexion of skin bright and radiant. Being a natural inflammatory, it is excellent for oily skin and assists in the fight against acne problems
Light textured oil rich in Vitamin E and Antioxidants, reduces inflammation of acne, balances natural oil production, Ultra hydrating for night treatment and super anti-ageing restoring the elasticity of the skin.
A rich source of monounsaturated fatty acids like oleic acid, which have an immediate effect on our skin’s texture and appearance. Helps fight eczema and diminishes age spots, wrinkles, and fine lines
Wheat Germ Oil
A rich source of Vitamin E, wheat germ oil gets quickly absorbed through our skin and is an effective hydrating agent. It boosts collagen production and helps in fighting hyperpigmentation keeping an even skin tone.
Hemp Seed Oil
Rich in fatty acids most similar to our skin like Omega 3, 6 and 9, replenishes our skin with essential fatty acids reversing the effects of ageing. It is anti-inflammatory, and ultra is hydrating for the dry and cracked skin.
Rose Hip Oil
Rosehip oil is harvested from the seeds of rose bushes. This non greasy oil is packed with Vitamin E, C, D and B Carotene, a form of Vitamin A Rosehip oil actively treats signs of ageing and pigmentation.
Carrot Seed Oil
High in antioxidants, known for its anti-ageing benefits. Its primary component ‘Carotol’ has moisturizing vitamin e and protective vitamin which restores and rejuvenates skin.
Sunflower (Helianthus annuus) Oil, Argan (Argania Spinosa Oil, Wheat Germ (Triticum Vulgare)Oil, Olive Squalane, Avocado (Persea Gratissima)Oil, Hemp (Cannabis Sativa)Oil, Seabuckthorn (Hippophae Rhamnoides) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Turmeric (Curcuma Longa)Oil, Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Oil, Frankincense (Boswellia Carteri) Oil, Rose (Rosa Damascena) Oil, Helichrysum (Helichrysum Italicum) Oil, Rose Hip (Rosa Moschata)Oil, Carrot (Daucus Carota Sativa) Oil, **Pentaerythrityl tetra-di- t-butyl hydroxyhydrocinnamate. **Eco Certified Natural Ingredients
I’d say, This is one of the best natural face serum available in India. An essential oil based night treatment. Very soothing spa like fragrance. It doesn’t have any added fragrance, all that you smell is the essential oil blends. It’s very effective in reducing acne scars, spots etc. I repurchased this product. Very effective product and results are super quick too
Neemli Argan & Rose Day Cream consists of Argan oil which is a light textured and rich in vitamin E. Infused with Kokum butter which is deeply hydrating, a hefty amount of Sea Buckthorn which helps brighten the complexion. A dose of Caffeine which stimulates blood and decreases puffiness while Hyaluronic Acid helps skin retain moisture significantly. Olive Squalane’s silky quality give this cream unmatched spreadability.
As I use few acid based skincare products, These day/night creams were used by my mom. She have a normal skin type with no known allergies.
Like every other Neemli Naturals products, this day cream also comes packed in a outer wooden packaging which keep the product secure, prevent leakage during transit. The actual product comes in a 30 ml glass jar with a screw top lid. This day cream is super light weight, fast absorbing and has a pleasant fragrance. No added fragrance. The smell is of essential oil blend.
The cream has a floral fragrance and it gets absorbed super quick on skin thereby leaving skin well hydrated. It makes skin soft, supple and bright. It’s for all skin types except acne-prone. With it’s super ingredient list, It’s a perfect anti ageing cream.
Key Ingredients – Rose oil, Argan oil, Kokum Butter, Sea Buckthorn Oil, Caffeine, Hyaluronic Acid, Olive Squalane, Vitamin E, Jojoba Oil
Puried Water,Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride (Coconut Derived), *Olive (Oleaeuropaea) Oil, Cyclomethicone, Propanediol, Cetearyl Olivate Sorbitan Olivate ,Glyceryl Mono Stearate, Cetostearyl Alcohol, Sodium Lactate, Olive Squalane,GlycerylCaprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate,Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer Shea Butter, Heptyl Undecylenate, Tocopheryl Acetate,Polysorbate 20, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1/Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7,Kokum (Garciniaindica) Butter, L Arginine, Allantoin, *Sweet Almond (Prunusamygdalusdulcis) Oil, Argan (ArganiaSpinosa Kernel) Oil, Sea buckthorn (Hippophae Rhmanoides)Oil, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethyl Urea Sodium Gluconate, Grape (VitisVinifera) Seed Oil, *Apricot (PrunusArmeniaca) Oil, *Jojoba (Simmondsiachinensis) Oil, Caffeine Powder, D-Panthenol ,Sodium PCA, Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Oil, Rose (Rosa Damascena) Oil. *Organic Certified
Out of day and night creams; This night cream is my mom’s favorite.
Neemli Hibiscus & Saffron Night Cream is a lightweight moisturizing cream which absorbs super quick into the skin. This luxurious night treatment is made of natural ingredients. Hibiscus boosts hydration; Saffron restores skin’s natural glow. Hyaluronic acid plumps and protects dermal layer. Shea butter nourishes and stimulates collagen production. Caffeine wakes up and refreshes tired and dull skin. Avocado helps diminish fine lines, wrinkles and age spots.
This cream is 100 % free from petrochemicals, animal products, PEGs, synthetic colors, alcohol, and parabens.
If you have dry spots or patches on your skin or if you are looking for a good light-weight, hydrating night cream with anti-ageing properties ; Give this a try. If used daily, the cream lasts for about a month. It helps minimize blemishes and spots on skin if used on a regular basis. It has a good ingredient list. But, its important that before you buy this product – make sure you check ingredient list well. Might not suit acne prone skin. My cousin who has a acne prone skin – didn’t like this product.
Key Ingredients – Hibiscus Extract, Saffron Extract, Shea Butter, Vitamin E, Avocado Oil, Grape seed Oil, Hyaluronic Acid, Lemon essential Oil, Jojoba Oil, Caffeine
Purified Water, Glycerin, Isopropyl Myristate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Olive (Olea europaea) Oil, Cyclomethicone, Propanediol, Cetearyl Olivate, Sorbitan Olivate, Glyceryl Mono Stearate. Cetostearyl Alcohol, Polysorbate 20/Palmitoyl Tripeptide-1/Palmitoyl Tetrapeptide-7, Sodium Lactate, Glyceryl Caprylate (and) Glyceryl Undecylenate, Sodium Hyaluronate, Carbomer, Hibiscus(Hibiscus Rosa-Senensis) extract, Shea Butter, Heptyl Undecylenate, Tocopheryl Acetate, L Arginine, Allantoin, *Sweet Almond (Prunus amygdalus dulcis) Oil, Saffron (Crocus sativus) Extract, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Hydroxyethyl Urea, Sodium Gluconate, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Oil, Avocado (Persea Gratissima) Oil, *Jojoba (Simmondsia chinensis) Oil, Caffeine Powder, D- Panthenol, Sodium PCA, Lemon (Citrus medica limonum)Oil, Geranium (Pelargonium Graveolens) Oil, Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) Oil. *Organic Certified
Neemli Naturals have a variety of bath and skincare products made using botanical ingredients made in small batches. If you are looking for natural products free from sulphates, parabens, petroleum, formaldehyde, artificial color and fragrance etc. Neemli is a great option.
** Products sent by the brand for review. However, the opinion expressed is my own and moms based on our personal experience of using the product