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.


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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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!



Glamofy yourself – I am the kind of person who is very particular when it comes to applying foundation. You’ve got to select the right tone, the right texture,  (something that doesn’t makes your face look too oily, or too un-natural); I’m sure most of you girls out there understand the pain of selecting a foundation, it can get wayyy too tricky.

It’s not always easy to apply foundation every time you leave the house neither safe to the skin but with Hard Candy’s Glamoflauge pigment drops I can literally leave the house looking flawless every time. With an array of 12 different shades, you can never get wrong in selecting the one that compliments your skin tone.


The Hard Candy pigment drops actually help you in creating a customized foundation for yourself. These drops come in a small 0.5 oz dropper bottle but as the formula is a thin consistency and are highly pigmented, they’re not required much. And the best part is that you can keep on adding these drops to your moisturizer/primer or foundation until you’re satisfied with the kind of coverage you want to achieve, whether it’s a natural finish or a heavier base.

The Hard Candy Glamoflauge mix-in pigment drops are exclusively available on Add these to your make-up kit and I’m sure you will not be disappointed.

NYX Lip Lingerie – Ruffle Trim

NYX Lip Lingerie Review- Ruffle Trim


Hey ladies! I think you all have figured it out by now, that lipstick is my favorite makeup item. It’s amazing how one small tube can morph your whole look. It’s wild how a daytime outfit can become a nighttime outfit with just the swap of a lipstick and nothing else. You may have noticed in my previous blogs that 2016 was the year of the nude lip, and 2017 is no different, as the trend continues to reign.

My choice of the best nude lip colors goes to NYX Lip Lingerie line. The Lingerie’s are more pigmented creating fuller, 3-D look, unlike their Soft-Matte Lip Cream line, which leaves more of a stain.

I love a daytime matte nude, especially NYX Ruffle Trim (cinnamon pinkish color); it looks easy and effortless, and ruffletrimcompliments most of my wardrobe without washing me out. Sometimes if am feeling sassy and need a quick nighttime look I throw on NYX After Hours a cool, deep brownish hue that make my lips pop – all the drama without the hassle. The best part of the Lip Lingerie line is that the formula they use to create it is extremely silky, and contains vitamin E; so when the liquid dries your lips don’t! There are 24 shades of Lip Lingerie available from pastel peach (Cheekies) to a cool grey/brown (Scandalous). So no matter your skin tone or mood there is a right nude for you.


NYX Lip Lingerie, now available in Pakistan. Exclusively on