Beauty & Fashion

Review: Kronokare Caribbean Ginger Travel Kit

Hey guys!

If you follow me on Instagram you would have seen a photograph that I uploaded of my new Kronokare Carribean Ginger Travel Kit, a while ago! I wanted to review these products as soon as I tested them but realized that a true review would only be possible once I use all these products for a prolonged period of time. It would then help me give a better understanding of these goodies along with seeing their long(ish) term effects! Now that all the bottles are empty (other than the body lotion which is larger and I alternate with my Soap & Glory body lotion), it seemed like the perfect time to upload this review 🙂IMG_6188The basic detailsThe products I received from Kronokare were – A shampoo, conditioner, shower gel, glycerine soap and Body Lotion, all part of the Kronokare Caribbean Ginger Travel Kit (As seen in the photograph) priced at Rs. 595.

The Packaging: I’m a sucker for fun quirky packaging and Kronokare products fit the bill. All the products have eye catching names which is another plus point. The conditioner, for example is named Detox on the Rocks whereas the Body Lotion is called Fabulous Fix! Though the bottles aren’t extremely luxurious looking/made out of glass, I really feel these cute little bottle are definitely more practical. As the name implies, they are perfectly sized to take with you when you’re travelling. In fact, one wouldn’t be worried about the bottle breaking either.

The product: If you love warm scents, you’ll really love the Caribbean Ginger range. Though Ginger is the predominant ingredient, I do sense a hint of citrus which adds to the freshness of the products.  I have previously written a post on DIY Hair Masks and Ginger was one of the shining heroes so when I received this product range, I knew that one just couldn’t go wrong.  Ginger works to increase scalp circulation. When blood flows to the scalp, it stimulates the hair follicles and encourages growth. The fatty acids in the root are great for thin hair. Ginger also has antiseptic properties that work to get rid of dandruff.

Another thing that works for these products is that they are Paraben and SLS free!{Parabens are a group of chemicals used as preservatives and found in many toiletries products and make-up.  They are added to kill bacteria, prevent the growth of mould and prolong the shelf-life of products. Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), on the other hand is a foaming agent and exactly the same product is used to degrease our car engines. In the same way as it dissolves the grease on car engines, Sodium Lauryl Sulphate also dissolves oils on your skin.} We all know that products put on the skin should be as pure, natural and fresh as possible, after all they do find their way into our blood stream so it really makes sense to ensure you always use the most natural available. These products precisely do that since they contain all natural extracts of Ginger and lime. Most importantly, these products are CRUELTY FREE!

Usage: The products are really easy to use and don’t require any special instructions.. I have naturally wavy hair and after using any of the hair products, I did realize that the texture of hair didn’t change (PLUS POINT!). The shampoo is pretty mild and I used it every alternate day  (though no instructions are given as to its maximum usage).  There have been times when after using certain shampoos my hair gets curlier than normal! The ‘in bath’ products work really well and even though they all are a part of the same range, in some way or the other they do have a distinct scent. I did have to use a bit more conditioner than I would normally have to but that depends on personal usage since I’m the kind of person to deep condition my hair pretty often.  The body lotion has to be my favourite product from the entire range and hence Im really trying to savour it! I don’t use it on a daily basis and save it for those long tiring days when all I can think of is a long hot shower! This lotion seriously reminds me of sheer luxury at a really good price.  It’s for the perfect consistency and though it’s really humid outside, it doesn’t make my skin sticky at all. The Gylcerine soap was the surprise element of the entire pack for me! I don’t see my self using soap too often and usually gravitate towards liquid soaps. This one though was really lovely! My skin was left moisturized after each wash and I can definitely see my self using this product again!

Overall: I really enjoyed using these products! The travel pack is definitely worth the buy for the number of things it includes in one pack. It also makes for a lovely gift since these products are pretty mild and work with most hair and skin types. If you’re the type who needs slightly stronger hair products, I recommend you using the shampoo and conditioner in combination with a hair mask 🙂

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Mélange of Musings is a blog by Sara Suri. She's currently pursuing a Masters in Sociology but through this blog that shares her gastronomic adventures, travel tales, Delhi diaries and fashion & beauty takes.

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