Stillman’s Facewash – Fighting Perceptions: Importance of a Face Wash

Fighting Perceptions: The Importance of a Face Wash

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The burgeoning skincare and beauty industry in Pakistan continues to grow exponentially. A recent study revealed that the domestic market for skin care products is over Rs. 15 billion and is expanding at an average rate of 15 per cent per annum. Furthermore, demand is expected to grow in the coming years – according to a study conducted by Euromonitor skin care is expected to register a retail value of 7 percent between 2015 and 2020. This is a significant chunk of the market so it’s hardly surprising to note that several international players are showing a keen interest in the Pakistani market by making sizeable investments. Concerted efforts are being made to generate brand awareness among consumers by encouraging them to shift to mainstream, branded skin care products instead of the more traditional alternatives. The latter, while effective, do not show results immediately and given today’s high-strung and fast-paced lifestyle, consumers want products that prove effective in a few uses. To this end, most Pakistani consumers today feel that facewash is a better alternative to using soap on their face. It’s not as harsh, doesn’t strip the skin off its natural oils and keeps breakouts at bay.

While several skin care brands have already made their foray into the local market, new entrants are also making their mark. This includes the Pakistani brand Stillman’s that has introduced the safe to use dirt-fighting daily face wash along with the safe to use fairness face wash that gives a fairer complexion. Both variants are the complete package – they unclog pores, help cleanse the skin and control the excessive production of oil that helps prevent acne and pimple outbreaks. Stillman’s face wash is gentle on the skin, thinner and delicate. With its unique mineral salts and herbal extracts formulation, Stillman’s daily face wash provides gentle but effective cleansing while ensuring it remains hydrated at the same time. Similarly, the fairness face wash contains a mild oil-free formula and a whitening agent complex that is also gentle, providing moisturised skin and a brighter, clearer complexion.


Given the environmental stressors that we have to contend with including the sun’s harsh rays, smog, dust and other such pollutants, finding the right product that protects the skin from such irritants can be challenging. Even more difficult is a product that takes into account the South Asian skin’s requirements and the vagaries of weather and environment in the region. It makes sense then to use Stillman’s daily face wash that is attuned to the nuances of the Pakistani consumer.

The fairness face wash, on the other hand, delivers on its promise of brighter and fairer looking skin, much like what other cosmetic measures – such as a good foundation or blush – can do for women. The daily battle against dust and grime is particularly tough on the face as it can cause a dull complexion and tired-looking skin. Both men and women today find that their skin is adversely affected by such pollutants. Stillman’s fairness face wash can, thus, prevent the skin from losing its lustre and brightens the complexion within a few uses. It can give that much-needed self-confidence that comes from looking and feeling good – self-confidence that can help deal with the stresses of the daily life. It takes care of pigmentation irregularities often caused by breakouts, soothing previously irritated skin. In fact, research shows that whitening facial washes are more effective when it comes to scarring and pigmentation than other over-the-counter products and Stillman’s fairness face wash can help deal with the skin issues in the comfort of one’s home.

Stillman’s face washes are a welcome addition to the category. They effectively cleanse the skin and make it appear clearer, brighter and more youthful. Stillman’s face washes are safe to use, convenient and effective in maintaining one’s skin and deal with irksome breakouts and other such problems.


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Nature’s Bounty – Papaya!

Welcome all health enthusiasts, dieters,  and non-dieters, basically anyone who is looking to shake up their daily routine. Here at we wanted to launch a healthy living section, which will focus on one fruit or vegetable a month that is in season, and share its benefits. We believe by sharing information about natural remedies, benefits and cooking recipes of fruits and vegetables, together we can start to slowly eliminate all the chemicals that we use and consume on a daily basis.

For the month of March the fruit that will be featured is the irresistible and delicious papaya!

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Known for its several health benefits, distinct taste, and being readily available throughout the year in Pakistan it is the perfect first fruit to showcase. For all my history nerds just a little background on the papaya, it is native to Central America and was brought over to Indian subcontinent in the 1550s. Seeing how easily it can be cultivated, farmers took note, and now South Asia is the leading producer of papaya.

Now lets dive straight into the numerous health benefits of this delectable fruit. Papaya contains high levels of vitamin C, which helps the immune system and fights the common cold. Also found is vitamin A, again helps the immune system and is also important in aiding vision and vital organs (kidneys, liver etc). Also present is vitamin E, which protects against toxins and free radicals, which damage skin cells. Vitamin E also balances hormones and contains antioxidants that repair hair, skin and nail cells.  Just the vitamins alone in papaya do wonders for the human body. There are also benefits to consuming unripe papaya. When unripe it contains a powerful enzyme called papain. Papain plays a major role in breaking down meats and foods that are high in protein within the body. On top of that the fruit is also laden with fiber, which lowers cholesterol and aids in digestion.

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The above-mentioned benefits are just from simple consumption of the fruit. We have not even mentioned the topical benefits from: papaya facials to papaya seed essential oils. As stated earlier papaya contains a number of enzymes so when lathered on the face it helps exfoliate allowing rejuvenated fresh skin to shine through. Furthermore, papaya seed essential oil revives skin, hair and nails with high amounts of carotenoids and antioxidants. The oil promotes elasticity; regeneration of skin cells and reduces fine lines and wrinkles.

The uses and benefits of papaya are endless. Please check out our health section every few days, as we will be posting papaya facial tutorials, papaya cooking recipes, and further uses of this super fruit. So what are you waiting for? Make sure you stop by your favorite market or fruit vendor and pick up some papaya today!

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ELF Cosmetics |

ELF Cosmetics |

Are you on a budget this month? Don’t fear, so am I. Life can be expensive sometimes but your makeup doesn’t have to be. As a full-fledged makeup lover and enthusiast, I am always looking for the next best affordable cosmetics. Now ladies, let me introduce to my new obsession – e.l.f. cosmetics. This amazing cosmetics line is making waves through all beauty circles: artists, amateurs, and even actors. Having launched back in 2004 E.L.F. cosmetics is finally getting the attention it deserves in Pakistan. E.L.F. is constantly updating its products and introducing new colors based on what their customers want. This makes me love their products even more, because they pay attention, which in return creates flawless and fearless looks.

Let me tell you guys about all the crazy cool products that have just arrived:
ELF Matte Lip Color
ELF Essential Lipstick
ELF Lip Exfoliator
ELF Essential Lip Stain
ELF Tinted Moisturizer SPF 20
ELF Illuminating Eye Cream
ELF Perfect Face Palette
ELF Eye Primer & Liner Sealer
ELF Shadow & Liner Duo Stix
ELF Shadow Lock Eyelid Primer
ELF Baked Highlighter
ELF Beautifully Bare Blush
ELF Contouring Blush & Bronzing Powder
ELF Bronzer
ELF Smudge Pot Cream Eyeshadow
ELF Clay Eyeshadow Palette
ELF Baked Eyeshadow Trio
ELF Flawless Eyeshadow

Make sure you check out all the products above to create your perfect look! The products are just the tip of the iceberg — I have not even mentioned the classics so definitely sift through those also. All E.L.F. cosmetics are cruelty free and non- comedogenic, leaving your pores unclogged and blocking out blemishes. Lastly beauty does not need to break the bank so go enjoy your weekly dinners and that amazing E.L.F. baked highlighter at the same time.

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SEPHORA Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip 2017 – Review

SEPHORA Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip 2017


Sephora comes out with brilliant Sephora Favorites value sets each year- ranging from lipsticks, eye makeup and skin care. One of these is the annually released “Give Me Some Nude Lip”, and they have recently released the set for 2017 – and we are hopelessly in love with it!

Unlike the 2016 Give Me Some Nude Lip set which focused on latte and true nude tones, this year’s picks focus on rosy nudes. Let us show you what beauties are packed into this beauty below!

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip – Flash/Under light

Estee Edit – Barest Contour Lipliner “In the Buff”, cool rosey taupe, satin finish

BITE Amuse – Bouche Lipstick in “Honeycomb”, nude

Buxom – Full On Lipcream in “White Russian”, a nude beige

Too Faced Melted – Melted Matte Liquified Lipstick in “Queen Bee”,  a soft mauve, matte finish

Marc Jacobs Beauty – Le March Lip Creme in “Slow Burn”, a nude rosewood

Urban Decay – VICE Lipstick in “1993”, a medium warm brown, comfort matte finish

Sephora Favorites Give Me Some Nude Lip – Natural light

Nude lipsticks are amazing. You can wear them comfortably everyday, and even rock a nude lip at night by glamming up your eyes. Who’s looking forward to picking this up? I know I am!

Stay glamorous!