Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review

Do you have an oily skin with acne popping out time to time and facial pores that appear larger every morning? Well, it’s time you might want to add facial toner to your daily beauty care regime. So, what exactly a toner does? To be straight on the point, It helps in unclogging pores by removing oil and traces of dirt and grime.

Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review

Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner

I ordered Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner while looking for an alcohol-free toner for oily skin type online. I guess the main ingredient and the claim written on the bottle of this toner was the thing that caught my attention. Seeing pore tightening and cucumber written on the pack I instantly decided to give it a try. Before I tell you guys more about the product, lets have a quick look at some of the known benefits of cucumber for skin :- It hydrates skin, reduces skin tanning, sunburns and rashes, beneficial for firming up the skin and tightening it, soothes dark circles, puffy eyes, controls oil secretion and acne.

Moving on to Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner review… 


What the product claims-

This refreshing, pore tightening toner brings the complexion into perfect pH level and helps keep skin in its purest state.


Daruhaldi (Berberis aristata), Dhania (coriandrum sativum), Majuphal (Quercus infectoria), Pudina (Mentha arvensis), Kheera (Cucumis sativus) Q.S

How to use Biotique pore tightening toner-

Wash your face with your favorite cleanser pat dry with a clean towel. Wet a cotton pad with toner, then swipe it over your entire face and neck. Wait for few seconds before applying any serum or moisturizer.

My experience with Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

I have a combination skin type which appears oily mostly around forehead, nose and chin area. This Biotique toner for open pores blended pretty well with my skin. My skin felt oil free and my face felt clean. I can’t really say if it drastically shrank my existing open facial pores, but it did improve my skin. My face seems much cleaner and I didn’t experience any breakouts post using this product. On the other side, even though the product claims to be alcohol-free, it has a strong smell of that of regular alcohol-based astringent. Cucumber is known for its oil control benefits, I won’t suggest this for people with dry or sensitive skin, as I feel it could make the skin furthermore dry out the skin. For those with oily skin, if you are looking for an affordable facial toner then you can go ahead and give this a try.

Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner price –

It is priced at 175 rs for 125 ml. You can get it for much cheaper online.

Pros of Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

  • Affordable
  • Easily Available
  • Preservative-free
  • Dermatologist tested for safety
  • No animal testing.

Cons of Biotique cucumber pore tightening toner-

  • Strong smell
  • Packaging is confusing. Even though it looks like travel-friendly it’s not. It sort of leaks. If you are super careful with the product while traveling then it won’t be an issue.


Where to buy Biotique cucumber toner?

Availability is not an issue in cities, you can buy from the stores itself or order Biotique cucumber toner online through Biotique website or find all their products on Amazon or Nykaa. I like to order online because there is always an amazing discount that you can avail which is not always there in stores.


Dry skin people please stay away from this product, while those with oily skin can still give it a try. You can use the link below to place your order via Amazon. Also, check on Nykaa, they tend to have good offers most of the time. Compare and buy where ever you get it for a better deal. 🙂 














June 16, 2018 Ι Skin Care Regime Ι by Tenzin Yangzom

Hello peeps! Today, I’m going to share my skincare regime which I follow every single day without fail to tackle acne (even during those days when I’m dead tired and sleepy). I have oily skin which is like an acne magnet and I tried everything, from oily skin face washes to oil-free moisturizers and nothing seemed to worked. I finally found the right kind of skin care regime which actually helped to reduce the acne(s) and redness I had on my T-zone. Soooooo, without further ado, I’ll just list my skincare routine step-by-step.

skin care regime

Morning Skin Care Regime:

I wash my face with Ponds Pimple-Clear White and pat (do not rub as it irritates the skin) my skin dry then I gently rub Ice cube all over my face and neck (it acts as a natural skin toner which you should use before applying your make-up since it helps to close your pores and acts as a protecting shield against the harsh chemicals which are present in some of the beauty products) . After that, I apply Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IP 2.5% (it’s available in most of the pharmacies in India) on problematic areas and wait for 15 minutes to let it dry completely and then I go ahead and apply Clean and Clear Skin-Balancing Moisturiserapplying Sunscreen after it dries if I have to go out, be it winter or summer, applying Sunscreen is a must).

Night-time Skin Care Regime:

I make sure I remove my make-up and prefer to use olive oil to do so since it’s a non-harsh natural product and does not burn my eyes. Then I simply wash my face with the same face wash (and I do not use a cleanser since I haven’t found the right product for my skin yet, if you have any suggestions please comment below!) and rub Ice cube once again and pat it dry. After this I dab a cotton ball inside my homemade Apple Cider Vinegar toner (which consists of mixing equal amount of water and Apple cider vinegar in a 300 ml container) and wait for it to dry, then I apply my moisturizer and read a book, watch a movie or sleep like a log!

The mantra for this to work is consistency and patience, the acne(s) won’t go away after one or two days of application. I started noticing the difference only after a month, so, please do not lose hope  =) and make sure you do not touch your skin often ’cause the bacteria accumulated in our hands and fingers will cause more acne and pimples to pop-up and we do not want that! Drink lots of water and fruit juice and cut down on aerated drinks. I hope these tips and routine proves helpful for your skin as well =)

P.S : Do not forget to do a patch test for the Benzoyl Peroxide Gel IPand the homemade Apple cider vinegar solution. Thanks!


Nyx soft matte lip cream stockholm review & swatches

I am totally obsessed with NYX Cosmetics products. I have already reviewed their pore filler makeup primer and today’s post is on Nyx soft matte lip cream stockholm.

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

A nude lipstick shade in your makeup drawer is as essential as a little black dress inside your wardrobe. Be it at a party, formal event or on a regular day, a nude lipstick is a classic shade to rock. When I realized that most of the lipstick shades I had were either deep red, shocking pink or coral tones, and none of the nudes, I decided to pick NYX soft matte lip cream in the shade stockholm. 🙂

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

Product Claims: Neither lipstick nor lip gloss, this matte lip cream is a new kind of lip color that goes on silky smooth and sets to a matte finish. Soft Matte Lip Cream is surprisingly durable and, unlike some matte lipstick formulas, also moisturizing.

Stockholm in NYX soft matte lip cream is a gorgeous nude which appears more of a soft pink with beige undertones. Perfect shade to pair with a dark smokey eye. The neutral and soft color of the lip cream would look beautiful on any skin tone.

Nyx soft matte lip cream Stockholm Lip Swatch

Nyx soft matte lip cream stockholm

Nyx soft matte lip cream stockholm lip swatch

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm wrist swatch

Nyx soft matte lip cream shades

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

There are more than 12 beautiful shades available. I have around 5 of the shades – Amsterdam, Tokyo, Stockholms, Abudhabi, and Adisababa. Find the swatches and review of all of these shades HERE. 


  • Beautiful shade
  • Highly pigmented
  • Good lasting power
  • Not heavy on lips
  • Creamy texture
  • Travel-friendly packaging
  • Stays on lips for 5-6 hours
  • Highly pigmented


  • A little drying during winter ( If you apply on well-moisturized lips then this wouldn’t count as cons )

NYX soft matte lip cream stockholm

My final take on Nyx soft matte lip cream Stockholm 

I am a huge fan of all NYX cosmetics products. NYX soft matte lip cream was the first product I tried from the brand and it literally won over me! All the shades in NYX Cosmetics soft matte lip cream range are truly amazing. Stockholm is a classic nude that appears more like a combination of soft pink, beige and light brown. Most nude lipstick makes my face look pale and washed out, but this one doesn’t. Ideal nude to pair when you are planning to wear dark smokey eyes.