Anti Aging Cream Guide

I was just wondering that when in real life miracles never come that often, how come we get to know about a new miracle beauty product or anti aging potion by cosmetic and skin care companies month after month and sometimes times even, day after day? Isn’t this strange and ridiculous?

When each time a new anti aging product is launched and hailed as the best and most effective product under the said category, it gets my curiosity conjuring. Although, I have a fairly decent skin with no visible sign of damage or wrinkle, the idea to turn back the clock and restore a youthful glow always fascinates me. 

And this gets me into buying that new magical potion come what price it may. And lets admit, we’ve all been there: given in to those pledges and claims of radiant and flawless skin that comes for a huge price but fails to deliver even half of its worthy price.

As consumers, we must be cautious of the products we pick and buy, not only, because they will be a waste of money, if they don’t turn out to be effective but certain skin care creams and potions can rather cause more harm than good to our skin.

Speaking to dermatologists and skin care specialists at Kaya Skin Clinic, Ludhiana, one of India’s leading skin care clinic branch and doing a research of my own, I came to a conclusion that overnight creams and anti aging creams really do work but you have to look for the right active ingredients in the skin care creams to improve your skin’s appearance.

So here is a list of top 5 anti aging creams available in India with scientifically proven anti aging ingredients that really work to transform skin’s appearance overtime with regular use:

Neutrogena rapid wrinkle repair moisturizer

Price: 799/-

The product tops the list when it comes to finding the best over the counter anti wrinkle creams in India. Despite, having a relatively low retinol content, not only has this product bagged great reviews from skin care fanatics and dermatologists alike but has actually found to improve skin texture with regular use.

L’Oreal Paris RevitaLift Advanced Repair Night Cream

Price: 850/-

Forget all that hype about the newly launched and highly expensive ‘Youth Code’ range from Loreal. RevitaLift range with retinyl palmitate as the active ingredient still holds a better promise for skin rejuvenation and transformation.
And if you have to choose one from the range, I would suggest, you go with L’oreal Paris revitalift advanced repair night cream as it is not only reasonably priced but also contains retinol in nanoparticle form for better absorption and benefits.

Olay Regenerist Micro-sculpting Cream

Price: 1499/-

With Hyaluronic acid, Peptides, Niacinamide, Green Tea extract and powerful vitamins and antioxidants, this micro sculpting cream from Olay too comes out fair on its promise of firming and smoothing skin.

So the next time you see Madhuri Dixit in the ad, you can actually believe the secret of her stunning looks is actually in the cream she applies on her face. Jokes apart, the cream does performs its job well of treating sagging skin.

Ranbaxy Yuguard Retinol Cream

Price: 985/-

This being a prescription retinol product can only be bought from a pharmacy store. Although, highly effective anti aging product, this cream does not contain any of the fancy anti aging ingredients other than pure retinol. The cream comes in tube packaging like other prescription skin creams and is one of the first retinol products of the country.

Pond’s age miracle concentrated resurfacing serum

Price: 695/

Containing retinol and glycolic acid in its ingredient list, this is definitely one of the most readily available, travel friendly, and reasonable anti aging product in the market. But be sure you pick the serum over the night cream for powerful retinol benefits.

So, the above products form my list of best anti aging creams in India. Although, there are many other good performing anti wrinkle creams in India, I have based my list on the following criteria:

  • Easy availability
  • Presence of active ingredients
  • Price and affordability

Lastly, before you buy any anti aging cream or potion, do check out the product for the following scientifically proven anti aging ingredients:

Retinol, Hyaluronic Acid, Antioxidants, Peptides, Vitamin C, Alpha Hydroxy Acids, & Niacinamide

Pics Credit: Google

Written by Anshulika Chawla


  1. Chitra September 10, 2013 at 11:04 am

    Very nice information. I was looking for such a thing.

    • road2beauty September 11, 2013 at 3:58 am

      Thanks Chitra.

  2. rubyangel711 September 29, 2013 at 6:03 am

    I remember my grandmother using Ponds and Olay when I was little. And she was always the youngest looking “grandmother” around:) I love these products even to this day!

  3. Munmun Nishi October 26, 2014 at 12:04 pm

    Excellent Idea!
    of rubyangel711 .
    Yes now I and my family use this product.When they use ponds and my other product.But now all of person of our family use this item.
    Thanks a lot for sharing this article & product.
    Munmun Nishi 🙂

  4. Morika December 4, 2014 at 6:13 pm

    Hi, Could you please recommend a pure Niacinamide cream or lotion available in India? Ideally, fragrance free.

    • Anshulika Chawla December 7, 2014 at 10:02 pm

      Hi Morika, currently there’s no pure Niacinamide product available in India. But you can definitely find fragrance free products with Niacinamide as an active ingredient in India.

  5. Priya Saxena January 17, 2015 at 8:31 pm

    I’m quite surprised to see none of the Oriflame’s anti-aging product listed here. Well, when it comes to anti-aging cream I swear by only my Diamond Cellular Anti-Ageing Cream. I’ve been using this from a long time and I can definitively see the change in my skin, now it looks more radiant and glowing. Apart from the product, I drink lots of water and eat healthy. This is key to a healthy skin.

    • Anshulika Chawla January 19, 2015 at 8:57 pm

      Hello Priya. Have used oriflame products. But found them to be just average. Not worth the expensive price. But have found their makeup range to be great. On the contrary have found products from brands like Olay and Loreal to give much better results at a much affordable price.

      • alpa mehta September 19, 2015 at 1:38 pm

        i have started using olay regenerist micro sculpting cream since about 4/5 days, but it made my face break out in pimples. I am 44 and have combination skin.

        • Anshulika Chawla September 20, 2015 at 6:03 pm

          Hello Aadani. Can you please elaborate your query. Im not sure what exactly are you looking at.

          • alpa mehta November 20, 2015 at 1:51 pm

            I was basically looking for a good anti aging night cream for mature skin. I also have pigmentation problem. A friend recommended Forest Essentials Saundarya radiance serum. What would you suggest?

          • Anshulika Chawla November 24, 2015 at 11:25 am

            Hi Alpa

            When looking for an anti aging cream please don’t expect miracles as no product can give you dramatically younger skin. Yes, there are some ingredients that superficially improve the look and texture of your skin. I have already mentioned about these proven scientic ingredients in the post above. Forest Essentials is a very good Indian organic products brand based on ancient ayurvedic recipes to improve skin. The serum does contain some potent anti oxidants that help in the hydration, repair, lightening of the skin. However some of these ingredients are also comedogenic, which can cause problems for oily and acne prone skin. You can go for it, only if you have dry to normal skin.

  6. Pranita January 22, 2015 at 5:15 pm

    Thanks.Your post is really helpful.

    • Anshulika Chawla January 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

      Glad you found it useful Pranita.

  7. Samira February 18, 2015 at 11:43 pm

    Hi, I m 39 nd my face skin has bcm very dry, dull nd m noticing saggs on my cheels 🙁 . This hs been noticeable since sm months frm nw. M so sad to see my face in such a condition so early fr my age. Could u plz suggest me the best day nd night creams.. or serums what it may tk to help my skin bcm glowy nd taut . Right nw m on Artistry’s CTM. Kindly help.

    • February 18, 2015 at 11:59 pm

      Hi Samira, for naturally youthful and bright skin, the glow should come inside. Your lifestyle and eating habits play an as important role as using the right products. Up your water intake and eat plenty of Vitamin C, E, A and protein rich foods for greater skin elasticity, firmness, and luminosity. Use Auriga’s Flavo C serum for brightening dull complexion, Auriga’s Flavonex cream for firming loose, slack skin around cheeks, face, and neck and Ega cream by Curatio for any fine lines, wrinkles, crow’s feet and dark circles. All the best!

      • SK March 18, 2016 at 10:22 pm

        Hi Anshulika, Thanks for all the useful suggestions. What cream would you suggest for pigmentation caused by pimples/Acne? I do use Ega but is there any other product in addition to this you suggest? Thanks.

        • Anshulika Chawla March 31, 2016 at 12:17 pm

          Hi SK. You can use Demelan cream daily in the evening on pigmented areas after washing your face. Keep it on for two hours and then rinse your face with plain water and apply Ega cream as night cream.

          • SK January 18, 2017 at 2:04 pm

            Thank you! This has definitely worked for me.

  8. Samira February 20, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Thanks a lot…. u opened my eyes to the right solutions…vil surely tk up to all that u hv suggested :)…. what about a derma roller? Can I use it with all these creams? I’ve read a lot about it having teally good results for skin related prblems. Need ur kind advice on this.

    • February 20, 2015 at 11:51 am

      Yes, you can use dermaroller along with these creams. It will only increase the effectiveness of these treatment creams but make sure you use it the right way and don’t injure yourself in the process. You can either check out some online tutorials or consult a dermatologist for correct way of using it.

  9. Lipsa Sahoo February 24, 2015 at 11:47 pm

    I am a 32 year working woman. i have a oily skin with acne every now and then. All this make my face look very pale by afternoon. I want to know a anti-aging cream that will suit me. Also suggest a under eye cream as I have dark circles since a decade.

    • February 26, 2015 at 10:27 am

      You can use Neutrogena’s Rapid Wrinkle Repair Moisturizer for your face in the day time under your regular sunscreen. This cream is very light in texture and leaves a matte finish. With retinol as its key ingredient, it definitely improves the look of both wrinkles and pimples overtime. As for the dark circles under your eyes, you can use ‘Lighten and Smooth Under Eye Gel’ from Kaya Skin Clinic.

  10. Mattie Levy March 11, 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Monsia makes the best in my opinion! :p

    • March 16, 2015 at 10:43 am

      Ahan…thanks for your opinion. Will definitely check out if it’s available in India.

  11. Sharmi April 17, 2015 at 6:10 pm

    Hi can you also make a list of best skin lightening / brightening products just like this list. This list is very helpful indeed.

    • April 18, 2015 at 3:53 pm

      Hi Sharmi. Thanks for appreciating the post. We shall soon come up with list of best skin lightening product range in the market. Please stay connected.

  12. Sharmi April 17, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    Please make a list of best skin lightening / brightening creams in India which are Hydroquinone and bleaching agents free. Thank you.

  13. Gagnika May 15, 2015 at 6:42 pm

    Wat is d best time to start anti aging product…..
    I m 26 yrs old

    • Anshulika Chawla May 15, 2015 at 7:29 pm

      Hello Gagnika. The best age is after 30 years.

  14. kuldeep July 21, 2015 at 5:04 pm

    ur list of products is really helpful.would u let me know from where we could get genuine product of neutrogena .I am from Punjab/ Chandigarh

    • Anshulika Chawla July 25, 2015 at 1:22 pm

      Hello Dear. You can either buy it online or at any of the Neutrogena outlet from Mall.

  15. Ana August 1, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    Can u suggest night cream for the women in 50s?

  16. Ana August 1, 2015 at 9:22 pm

    Can u suggest anti ageing night cream or serum
    for the women in 50s?especially for blemishes and spots

    • Anshulika Chawla August 2, 2015 at 2:52 pm

      Hello Dear. You can use Olay REGENERIST Micro Sculpting Serum.

  17. Moksha August 2, 2015 at 2:32 pm

    Hi, Anshulika. … I’m 35, & have super oily skin with enlarged pores. & some pitted scars of pimple & acne on face. Can u pls suggest any effective night cream or serum for me.

    • Anshulika Chawla August 2, 2015 at 2:49 pm

      Hello Moksha. Use Ega Cream by curatio pharma. You can get it at any medical shop.

  18. Himani Verma August 15, 2015 at 4:59 am


    I am 25 year old . 4 months back i got chemical peel(yellow peel) due to which some enlarged pores have occurred which i never had before. Should i use Ega cream for this problem.

    • Anshulika Chawla August 17, 2015 at 2:03 pm

      Ega is an anti aging cream for wrinkles and fine lines. It is not meant for enlarged pores. Since your enlarged pores have developed as a reaction to the chemical peel, you should consult a derm to suggest you some healing ointment or cream. You can even use Nilac gel after cleansing your face to sooth your skin and pores.

  19. himani August 23, 2015 at 12:48 am

    I am 26 yrs old. And for last few months I have noticed dullness on my face, wrinkles and dark circles appearing around my eyes. Also, I have open pores. Suggest me some cream. 🙁

    • Anshulika Chawla August 24, 2015 at 6:17 pm

      Hi Himani. Use BHA based cleanser along with Kaya nourishing night cream in the night and keep your skin protected from sun and pollution during the day with some good day cream like Olay Total Effects.

  20. Nalini sivam August 26, 2015 at 9:54 pm

    hai mam I’m 33 yes old.having oily skin..and little amount of pimples…need clear skin…suggest me right anti ageing cream plz..

    • Anshulika Chawla August 26, 2015 at 10:08 pm

      Hi Nalini. Use salicylic acid based face wash in the night. And use Kaya Skin Clinic purifying moisturizer in the night.

  21. keerthana August 27, 2015 at 1:29 pm

    Hi I’m 29 (just turned 30 last week)…I m fair with oily acne prone skin with large pores and scars…to some extent I’m maintaining my skin…I use ponds gold radiance cleansing mousse twice daily, loreal paris white perfect brightening essence along with its day cream during day, and same essence with the kaya nourishing night cream at night…I had used ponds gold radiance serum and night cream before that doesn’t suited me…now my present creams have lightened my scars and made my skin smooth to some extent…I have fine lines and wish to use a retinol based anti-aging cream to prevent wrinkles…kindly suggest me some and tell is my regime correct..thanks

  22. keerthana August 27, 2015 at 1:44 pm

    I also use sebamed cleansing foam to combat pimples now and then…I had used Vichy normaderm range and Olay regeneraist range in the past and all suited me…but neutrogena deep cleanser and blackhead remover toner never did anything good for my face…so kindly suggest me some good anti ageing night cream with retinol as I heard alot about it…thanks

    • Anshulika Chawla August 27, 2015 at 8:02 pm

      Hi Keerthana. You should not use too many products if you have sensitive skin. Use a BHA based cleanser. Kaya Skin Clinic purifying range offers a good one. Use Nilac gel in the day time to soothe your pores and skin. Ega cream is a great combination of Vitamin K and retinol best anti-ageing ingredients for fine lines, wrinkles, and dark circles.

  23. keerthana August 29, 2015 at 9:29 pm

    Thanks for ur response mam…I started takin care of my skin only since two yrs…n as I have to take care of both acne, scars, pores and anti-aging I end up using al this…since a year I have deep scars which are very difficult to vanish like it was few yrs back…for that only I m usin loreal brightening essence n kaya nourishing night cream…though it’s oily I face more dryness n winter…ll ega cream help to vanish te deep scars…also I don get much of active acne…so is nilac gel needed for tat…kindly suggest me a good moisturizer for eye…I don have dark circles…but severe dryness in the periorbital region…currently usin aroma magic almond eye cream…thanks

    • Anshulika Chawla August 31, 2015 at 1:54 pm

      Hi Keerthana. For acne scars, you cannot get much help from Ega cream. Treatment depends on the depth of your scars from exfoliating creams you can use at home to procedures at dermatologist office. Nilac gel contains antibiotic clindamycin and vitamin B supplement Niacinnamide for soothing acne prone inflammed skin. You can skip this ointment if you no longer have active acne. Avarta under eye cream by Dr. Reddys is a good one for both dark circles and dryness.

      • keerthana September 3, 2015 at 3:46 pm

        Thanks mam…I noticed that my pores have become so large nowadays…with my azleac acid and ellagic acid lotions my scars are getting lighter now…but pores are so oily with facial hairs protruding from those…I read that BHA based moisturizer/exfoliant ll help with pores…I cudnt find one such product from net…cud u plz suggest tat mam…also is suncote gel good for my oily skin…I use vichy dry fluid which s almost a cream based…I m Gona get ega cream, hyalugel, suncote gel mam…shall I use ban a tan or kojivit gel for scars…I’m thinking to alternate my skin Care with te above said derma products…kindly suggest ur expert opinion on this mam…when I saw my face under bright light it’s full of pores and if I stretch my face I can c lines r formed…I need an even tone with shrunken pores and not much dark age spots or acne scars…thanks mam…

        • Anshulika Chawla September 4, 2015 at 12:19 pm

          Hi Keerthana. I would suggest you to consult a dermatologist for an in-office treatment. Fractional laser and micro dermabrasion are both helpful for large pores. Saslic DS and Neutrogena Oil free Acne wash are two great cleansers with 2% salicylic acid for large pores and acne prone skin. Vichy normaderm range and kaya acne purifying range are also good options for day skincare. I would not recommend lighteners until your skin is healed. You can however continue to use Ega cream in the night for wrinkles and other blemishes. Suncote gel is safe for sensitive skin.

          • keerthana September 14, 2015 at 12:57 pm

            Thanks for ur suggestions mam…I wanna know if ega cream ll clog my pores as its a cream form…and I read suncote might leave a white cast…and saw some good reviews on lotus herbals sunscreen gel spf50 for oily acne prone skin…plz let me know if it’s safe to use tat mam…and kindly tel me wer to get avarta under eye cream by Dr.reddy’s online mam…shall I continue to use my kaya nourishing night cream on top of Ega cream mam…shud I need any other anti ageing serum and moisturizer once te kaya gets over mam…like Olay regenerist or loreal revitalift…thanks mam

  24. keerthana August 29, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    Also I have dryness n dark pigmentation over my lip corners since two weeks…kindly suggest any remedy for tat…n sry to bother u wit so many queries…thanks

    • Anshulika Chawla August 31, 2015 at 1:58 pm

      The skin around your lips can become dark due to dryness and inflammation. Stop licking your lips or rubbing your skin around the region. Always use a good quality lip balm with spf for your lips. For dark skin and dryness around your lips, keep the area always moisturized and protected from the sun. Use vitamin c serum for brightness.

  25. Madhura August 30, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    While searching online I came across Curatio website. The products seemed quite interesting. I have oily and acne prone skin which leave back acne scars. I have slight pigmentation around my lips and forehead. Luckily my skin is not sensitive to products. I am 29 years old. I wanted to know whether it is alright to mix Demelan with Ega cream? Can I apply this combination after cleansing and toning? If yes, can I apply my regular serum and moisturiser on it? I will also like to know if it’s safe to mix Ban a Tan, Kojic Cream and Tri o Bloc of Curatia and alternate it with Demelan and Ega?

    • Anshulika Chawla August 31, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Madhura. Demelan contains Glycolic acid and Ega cream contains retinol. And it is not recommended to mix the two. However, you can alternate the two in your night care regimen. You can use demelan for the first three days and ega for the next three days, giving one night break to your skin from exfoliators. Similarly you can alterate between ban a tan and kojic cream. If you are using Demelan, no need to use tri o bloc. However, while using such strong acid based products, do make sure you are wearing a high protection suunscreen without fail.

  26. junoo September 11, 2015 at 4:56 pm

    I m 34 yrs old and live in hilly area..recently I found wrinkles near my eyes and nose and also little on cheeks.I ve been using okay 7 in 1 anti aging cream and I feel the changes .can u suggest any other olay products that can make my skin youthful again

  27. priya September 12, 2015 at 2:43 pm

    hi anshulika,i landed here while searching for anti aging cream reviews.first let me appreciate for your work to answer all the queries.
    coming to my issue,my neck is dark compared to face,can you suggest me wat to do.also i have very dry hands and feet,please help me,thank you.

    • Anshulika Chawla September 12, 2015 at 7:25 pm

      Hi Priya. Thanks for your appreciation…it made my day!

      Neck, hands and feet are often the most neglected areas of skincare. Often neck gets darker due to accumulation of dirt and dead skin cells. Exfoliate your neck daily with an AHA based product in the night and apply sunscreen relegiously in the daytime. You can also use a good quality facial cleansing brush for your face and neck.
      As for your hands and feet, you can use urea based product or a rich emollient. Palmer’s cocoa butter products are also great for dry skin concerns. Else you can also use Neutrogena’s Norweigian formula hand cream for hands and Kaya Skin Clinic’s foot cream for feet.

  28. Tarun September 29, 2015 at 5:55 am

    Hello Anshulika,
    Please suggest some effective anti aging products for my mom. She is around 45 and has never applied any cosmetic/skin care products except for a very few such as a winter cream. She has a very sensitive skin which is more dry. She has depigmentation/dark spots on her forehead and near the jawline. She also has wrinkles and visible age lines around the eyes and mouth. Her skin is very sensitive which makes it very difficult for her to apply any cosmetic products since most of them are comedogenic. Please help. Thanks.

    • Anshulika Chawla September 29, 2015 at 5:40 pm

      Hi Tarun. Your mom can use Auriga Flavo-C serum both in the morning and night before moisturization and after cleansing. She can use Vichy Sunscreen in the day time and Ega cream in the night over Vit C serum.

      • Tarun September 30, 2015 at 8:27 pm

        Thank you so much for the quick response. I will definitely ask to my mom to use these products. Thanks a lot for the help. I really appreciate your work.

        • Anshulika Chawla September 30, 2015 at 9:24 pm

          You welcome Tarun. Thanks a ton for appreciating.

  29. Sara October 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

    hi ,

    I am 34 years old.I have wrinkles around my eyes and fine lines around my mouth.
    Currently i am using melaglow as suggested by a dermatologist.Pls help me with a routine skin care and best antiagening cream as well.

    • Anshulika Chawla October 1, 2015 at 11:46 am

      Hi Sara. Ega cream with its retinol and vitamin K content is one of the best formulas for anti ageing. Use it in the night after your regular cleansing and toning routine. If are using melaglow make sure you use a good sunscreen with high spf. Avene and Vichy are good choices. For wrinkles and dark circles around eyes, you can use Avarta eye cream. Try taking a glass of lemon + honey water with a teaspoon of flaxeed every morning before breakfast for overall cleansing, rejuvenation and well-being.

  30. Sara October 1, 2015 at 3:10 pm

    Thanks a ton for the reply.Can i use melaglow along with ega cream?

    • Anshulika Chawla October 1, 2015 at 3:41 pm

      Hi Sara. Its not suggested to use both the creams together!

  31. mazo October 28, 2015 at 9:46 am

    hiii there. dear can u plz suggest where i can get this ega cream?? n how does it looks like?? is it easily available at any pharmacies? ? I live in hyd.

    • Anshulika Chawla October 28, 2015 at 6:48 pm

      Hi Mazo, Ega cream should be availaable at all pharmacies. In case, you fail to get it at your nearest one, you can try it from a pharmacy beside dermatologist office.

  32. Palak October 28, 2015 at 9:53 am

    Hi, i am Palak and 30 yrs old, my skin is normal with oily t sometimes gets dry around the mouth depending on the weather.. i have large pores around my nose and under eye area.. since i have hit my 30s i am currently looking for a nice anti-ageing cream for preventative measures.. i currently use olay moisture cream during the day and kiehls midnight recovery serum along with same olay cream during night..i am not sure about what night cream to use with it… can you please suggest some good anti ageing cream and also a good eye cream for my skin type and age..

    • Anshulika Chawla October 28, 2015 at 6:45 pm

      Hi Palak

      Kiehl’s midnight recovery serum is a wonderful night treatment for your late 20s and early 30s. You can also use Ega cream by Curatio pharma in the night. This will address your finelines, large pores, and combination skin problems. But you need to be patient, the cream starts to give results after a few months of regular use. Since it contains retinol, you may intially experience your skin gettin worse but after a week or two your skin should adjust. As for your eye area, you can use Avarta eye cream. Good luck.

  33. mazo October 29, 2015 at 1:20 am

    what should I use for mu acne scars can you plz suggest? ??

  34. mazo October 29, 2015 at 1:22 am

    I’m 26yr old n I’ve pigmented sensitive skin so worried a bit to use ne new cream.

  35. MOMI October 29, 2015 at 3:24 pm

    I am 26 yrs old. due to my skin condition i look older then my age. i have pimple spots n feels my skin is aging. can i start using anti agieng cream. if not can you please suggest some night creams .

    • Anshulika Chawla November 1, 2015 at 4:52 pm

      Hi Momi…Your skin should look its best in 20s, if not, there must be some lifestyle factors to be blamed. Anti aging creams is not the answer for beautiful skin. You should work internally for a youthful glow. Drink lots of water, eat an apple daily, exercise and meditate for naturally younger looking skin. As for a good night cream, you can try Kaya nourishing night cream for bright and supple skin. Good luck!

  36. Minita November 4, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    I am 28. I have a hyper pigmentation on my forehead, which is worse, dark circle makes me look like a zombie which is genetic. I visited dermatologist and she gave me following prescription:
    1. Xinbond cream
    2. Gamma hydroxy, its a peel cream
    3.LactoClin O, is a cleansing lotion.
    4. Vitamin C and E tablets.

    Will all of this work?

    I believe my hiperpigmentation and dark circle needs retinols because it penetrates deepest layers of skin and produces collagen.
    Can you suggest some retinol based creams which can cure my both the problems? And I have a very dry skin.

    • Anshulika Chawla November 5, 2015 at 11:19 am

      Hi Minita

      No treatment shows overnight results. You need to be patient with your prescribed products. Along with your dermatologist prescription, you can make some lifestyle changes to speed up the process. Drink one glass of lemon + honey water daily in the morning, use high spf from good brands like Avene or Vichy daily on going out, drink juice of 2 oranges, 1 apple, 1 beet, and 2 carrots daily. You can also take SkinVit, multi-vitamin and mineral tablet daily along with your vit C and E and use Ega cream in the night. Its one of the best and safest combinations of retinol and Vitamin K for most skin issues.

  37. Minita November 4, 2015 at 1:47 pm

    I have pigmentation on forehead due to sun burn , but it happened years ago still not cured. And my skin around eyes is very thin and hollow, I wish I could make it thicker. Please suggest.

    • Anshulika Chawla November 5, 2015 at 11:20 am

      Drink carot juice and use Ega cream in the night.

      • Minita November 9, 2015 at 12:21 am

        Thanks. I also recently found out that Alpha Lipoic acid does wonders to skin. Its told that its better than Vitamin C and E put together, a powerful antioxidant, anti aging solution, better than AHA. Is it better than retinol?

        • Anshulika Chawla November 11, 2015 at 11:53 am

          Yes Minita. ALA is one of the most powerful antioxidants and as per theory it should be useful for anti aging skin care. No wonder ALA products are recieving great media coverage these days but its effectiveness as a powerful anti aging ingredient in premium anti aging products has yet to be proven. Unlike retinol which is a proven anti aging ingredient. Wish u happy Diwali.

  38. keerthana November 12, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Hi mam u have advised someone here to take flax seeds daily…I had read alot about it n wish to know if t can be taken as whole flax seeds daily…as its been given everywhere tat only ground flax seeds powder yields maximum benefits…I stay in a hostel wer refrigerator s not permitted so storing ground ones s not possible for me…so kindly clarify my doubt mam…thanks

    • Anshulika Chawla November 13, 2015 at 12:42 pm

      Hi Keerthana. You have heard it right, there’s not much to be gained from taking whole flaxseeds as they pass through your body undigested. To obtain maximum benefit from flaxseeds, they should be consumed fresh in ground form. Since you don’t have access to a fridge, you can grind them in small batches of upto a week’s supply and store them in an air-tight container. Take them with curd, yogurt, or lemon juice for added detox benefit.

  39. Manjula S November 24, 2015 at 4:21 pm

    Dear mam
    I have one doubt Can i use oriflame velvet night cream along with Olay all in one white night cream. Please clarify

    • Anshulika Chawla November 25, 2015 at 11:35 am

      Hi Manjula. Ideally you should not use both together. Since both creams are heavy, and it can cause Acne.

  40. keerthana November 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

    Hi mam I’m following ur advice andsstarted using saslic facewash, ega cream…face appear brighter tan before…and pores also somewhat smaller as I use hyalugel,sebogel alternate days…skin appears smooth n supple…I want to incorporate a vit-c serum…u advice aurigo flavo vit c serum…I wanna know abt dr reddy’s strea c capsules and rejuglow vit c20 serum…kindly tel me which s best for blemish fading…and I heard BHA’s not to be used wit retinol but I use saslic facewash…long back I used AHA GLOW FW which broke out my sensitive oily acne prone skin…n I wish to know how ega cream s better tan Dr reddy’s strea A15 capsules and aveene triacneal cream for acne n scars as I read good reviews abt tat…I stil not yet finished my one tube of Ega cream yet…sorry for such a long post…kindly help…also plz let me know if ega cream can be applied along wit vit c serum…thanks

    • Anshulika Chawla November 30, 2015 at 1:07 pm

      Hi Keerthana. Auriga Flavo C is better than Dr. Reddy’s Strea C. And Ega cream offers a combination of retinol and Vitamin K, which is a very good combination to thicken skin, build collagen and fight blemishes. However, Reddy’s Strea A15 capsules contain pure retinol in high concentration. Also, since the retinol comes encapsulated in Strea A15, it eliminates any chances for contamination, oxidation or overusage of the product. If you are looking for a pure retinol product, you should for Strea A15. Yes, you can apply ega cream with Vitamin C, no harm in that but I would suggest you to use Vit c serum in the daytime and ega cream in the night for effective working of the products. Applying vit c in daytime ensures detox and antioxidant protection aganist pollution and other environmental damages.

      • keerthana December 22, 2015 at 2:15 pm

        Hi mam as per ur advice I decided to get auriga flavo c serum…but I wanna know if auriga flavo c serum or auriga flavo forte c serum suits best?…how to choose te concentration of vitamin c based on our skin needs…kindly suggest mam…

        • Anshulika Chawla December 27, 2015 at 11:55 am

          Hi Keerthana. The concentration of Vit C depends on your skin needs and capacity to take higher concentrations. Use higher concentration if you have deeper scarring, pigmentation and age related issues. For minor dullness, blemishes and pigmentation use the lower concentration.

          • keerthana December 27, 2015 at 3:41 pm

            Thanks for ur response mam…I have al te issues mentioned by u…so shall I use auriga flavo forte c over flavo c serum mam…or can u suggest me any other vitamin c serum wit conc of 20% n above…

          • keerthana December 28, 2015 at 5:57 pm

            Mam cud u plz let me know if it’s good to use vitamin c from brands like majestic pure, radha beauty, oz naturals, truskin naturals etc…I find these affordable tan auriga flavo as their quantity s low compared to te above mentioned brands…I need ur expert advice before getting the serum…thanks

          • Anshulika Chawla January 4, 2016 at 12:56 pm

            Hi Keerthana. Personally I have used vit C serum from only two brands, Kaya Skin Clinic and Auriga and experienced great results. But Dr. Reddy’s strea C capsules are also good. So my personal trust and preference lies with only these three brands.

  41. keerthana November 27, 2015 at 3:56 pm

    Hey plz tel abt A derma epitheilale ah repair cream as I m thinkin to get t after my hyalugel gets over…read good reviews abt t…but heard hyaluronic acid ll not be more in A derma cream compared to hyalugel…plz help me out mam…

    • Anshulika Chawla November 30, 2015 at 12:47 pm

      Hi Keerthana. If you are having desired results with Hyalugel, why switch? You heard it right HA concentration is more in hyalugel than A derma. Also, A derma is a bit heavy cream and can make oily skin look greasy.

  42. Rajani November 29, 2015 at 12:27 am

    Hi mam. I’m 37 aand haven’t used any antiageing creams till now. I’m of medium complexion and my face skin doesn’t look healthy. I have under eye dark circles and uneven skin tone. None of the creams suit my face It looks oily greasy dark and dull after sometimes. If I don’t use any cream it looks dry and if a apply any cream it looks oily. Please suggest good anti ageing and skin brightening cream.

    • Anshulika Chawla November 30, 2015 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Rajani. You can use Avarta under eye cream for your dark circles. Ega by Curatio pharna is a good anti aging cream to be used in the night. You can also use Kaya Pigmentation Reducing Complex daily in the night before your regular night cream. Use Auriga Flavo C for skin brightening in the day time. Since your skin is oily, avoid heavy creams and stick to light lotion or serums instead. Also, always use a gel sunscreen in daytime.

  43. Rajani November 30, 2015 at 1:53 pm

    Thanks for ur valuable advice. I will definitely follow it. Can u also please suggest mam which gel sunscreen would be better for my skin.

    • Anshulika Chawla December 1, 2015 at 10:03 am

      You can use Suncote gel or Lotus Herbals also has some really good gel based and matte sunscreens for oily skin.

  44. Mona December 16, 2015 at 11:44 am

    Hi There,

    This is Mona, im 31. Im not able to set up any product because none of products give the results what I want. I have use salicylic acid wash speelac for a longer time but my whiteheads are still there, im not able to get good moisturiser which is at least free from parabs (I hare products which contains parabens or urea) , I have got yellow peels dodone in this year but no results. I dont use make up products. I used Vichy nuit cream but didn’t see much difference. In the past I have used clinique products they had suited me but thry are extremely expensive and cant but them all the time. Im applying alba sunscreen from US whicha has suited me. Right now im using speelac face wash, sunscreen and at night vichy nuit cream. I reall want to change my regime. My skin specialist suggest me to use yuguard cream at night but in the past I have ysed tretin cream which caused me painful pimples with white blood cells on T-Zone. I m very skeptical to use yuguard cream at night. I don’t want to visit skin specialist again and again. I have pigmentation, scars, blemishes, whiteheads on T-Zone area and uneven skin tone. Can you suggest me effective regime? Including face wash, moisturise and night cream. I have read the reviews of Alene Triacneal cream at night and kaya skin clinic pigmentation reduction cream. Will they help

    • Anshulika Chawla December 27, 2015 at 11:32 am

      Hi Mona. It seems either you have abused your skin too much in the past or you have hyper sensitive skin. You need to be very careful about what you put in your mouth and on your skin. Go all natural to give your skin some time to breathe and heal. Detox your body and skin with green tea, cucumbers, and vit C. Drink a glass of lemon + honey water daily on empty stomach, take three cups of green tea daily along with lots of water and orange juice. Use natural Green tea or cucumber based cleanser. Biobloom green tea cleanser is a good choice. You can also use Soothing cleansing gel from Kaya Skin Clinic. Use Aurigo Flavo C serum before applying sunscreen in the day time. Use plain aloe vera gel on pigmented areas or entire face. Acnemoist moisturizer or Neutrogena oil free moisturizer would be a good pick. Avene Triacneal being a gentler version of retin A is a good option but I wouldn’t suggest you any chemical based product until your skin heals completely. Use Saundarya night cream from Forest Essentials or Kama Ayurveda brightening night cream. Once your skin heals you can start with Avene Tricneal and Kaya pigmentation reduction complex for your night care routine. Good luck and Happy New Year.

  45. Rajani December 18, 2015 at 12:56 am

    U suggested me to use Kaya Pigmentation Reducing gel and ega night cream. So can I use both at night one after the other along with under eye cream avarta. Also my hands look a bit dark and dull compared to other parts of the body so please suggest a good whitening hand cream or gel.

    • Anshulika Chawla December 27, 2015 at 11:37 am

      Yes you can use them all together. Use ega first and then wait for five minutes before you apply other creams. For your hands, you can safely use an AHA based exfoliater at night.

  46. Rajani December 28, 2015 at 6:34 pm

    Can u please suggest me which aha based exfoliater is best for my hands. As suggested by u mam I’m using ega and kaya Pigmentation cream at night and morning kaya flavo serum. After using all this my skin is looking better and lighter than before but the only thing is skin is peeling specially in the morning. Is it ok. Also which cream can I use during the day.

  47. Miss desai January 10, 2016 at 8:16 pm

    Hi. Perfect informative article. U really have an exact knowledge. I want ur opinion. One of my Dr. Suggested me Dr reddy avarta anti ageing cream & another Dr prescribed me Egga Cream. I m 30 and started seein few lines on my face. Plz suggest me . And can I use Vitamin c serum before applying any of this cream ? Thanks. Awaiting for ur reply.

    • Anshulika Chawla January 11, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Thanks for the positive words Prachi. They brightened my morning. Well, Ega is a retinol based cream and Avarta is an antioxidant and ceramides based anti aging cream. If your skin responds to retinol, there’s nothing like it. But you need to be patient to let your skin adjust to retinol. Personally, I have experienced wonderful results with Ega cream so my trust lies with Ega. I would suggest you to use Ega cream if your skin adjusts well to it. As for Vitamin C serum, it’s better to use is it in day time under your regular moisturizer or sunscreen. Good luck.

  48. Rajani January 12, 2016 at 4:19 pm

    Mam u hvnt replied for this query of mine. Can u please suggest me which aha based exfoliater is best for my hands. As suggested by u mam I’m using ega and kaya Pigmentation cream at night and morning kaya flavo serum. After using all this my skin is looking better and lighter than before but the only thing is skin is peeling specially in the morning. Is it ok. Also which cream can I use during the day

    • Anshulika Chawla January 21, 2016 at 8:12 pm

      Hi Rajani. For your hands you can use AHA based cream: Glyco A 6%. Once your skin adjusts to it, you can progress to 12% concentration. But make sure to use the cream only in the night and during the day slather your hands with good brand spf 50. Skin peeling is natural when you are using acids. Use rich moisturizer to prevent excessive dryness and flakiness. Emolene or Cetaphil are good choices.

  49. Mudi January 28, 2016 at 5:47 pm

    Hi I m 34 years male last year I have pigmentation due to some treatment then I use lanalite cream on affected area and tone n glow face wash.i feel my skin looks saggy then my dermatologist change my face wash giving rifresh face wash and at night EGA cream.first week my skin looks good but after that I feel my skin Iooks more saggy,tired,thin,loose.plz suggest me wat I do

    • Anshulika Chawla January 28, 2016 at 10:04 pm

      Hi Dear. Ega cream takes time to work. Please follow the same regime and have patience.

  50. sheena February 1, 2016 at 8:01 pm

    I am 30. I have fair skin n hyper pigmentation on my forehead cheeks,nose, i try all home remedies but not effective.plz suggest me sum effective solution.

    • Anshulika Chawla February 1, 2016 at 8:30 pm

      Hi Sheena. You can try using AHA glow face wash in the night followed by Kaya Pigmentation reducing complex. Also use vit C serum in the day time under sunscreen and never forget to leave the house without wearing spf.

  51. radhika February 2, 2016 at 10:31 am

    can we use auriga flavo c serum and ega cream together.but will retinol and vitamin c deactivate each other?.I would like to include vitamin c serum and also estee lauder anr in my regimen,Is anr serum good.Can i use it in the morning and vit c at night.I am afraid , vit c will make my skin photo sensitive and may cause darkening.Also would like to hear your thoughts about cipla vc15 and vcx serum?Can you do a review of them.are they good or better than auriga..

    • Anshulika Chawla February 4, 2016 at 11:35 am

      Hi Radhika. Thanks for writing in to us. Ega cream contains retinol and vitamin K. There is no research that says retinol and vitamin C deactivate each other. In fact both work wonderfully together to give you smooth, radiant skin. Also Vitamin C being an amazing antioxidant, when used under spf in daytime offers great free radical protection. Dermatologists the world over recommend you use the Vitamin C serum in the morning, which is when it’s most effective. A vitamin C serum will counteract any harmful effect of the sun and also decrease the chances of skin cancer by thickening the dermis layer.Photo sensitivity isssue only arise if you go out for long hours in the sun without spf. So I would suggest you use Vit C in daytime and retinol in the night. As for Vit C from Cipla, I haven’t used it so cannot comment about its performance. Hope I cleared your doubts.

  52. radhika February 4, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Thanks anshulika..:)..Can you also share your opinion about avarta anti aging cream from dr reddys and hymos moisturising lotion

  53. Anupama February 6, 2016 at 10:12 am

    Hi Anshulika, I am a 39 year old woman with loose skin under my eyes which gives my face have the under eye bags look although I have no fat deposits under my eyes. O I would like to tighten my skin around my eyes and around my mouth. I want to know if Auriga – Flavonex Cream, Auriga’s Flavo C serum and Ega cream can help me with that. Please tell me on what part of the day I should use what of these three. Thankyou

    • Anshulika Chawla February 9, 2016 at 11:56 am

      Hi Anupama. I am sorry to say but products would not be of much help to your concern. You should consult a Dermatologist for in office procedures for your specific concern. The above mentioned products can only assist you with the treatment recommended by your dermatologist but cannot treat the concern alone. All the best!

  54. radhika February 9, 2016 at 11:06 am

    Hi Anshulika..I purchased flavo c serum on your recommendation.But the colour of the serum looks brown.Is it the colour of the product or is my serum oxidised? please help…

    • Anshulika Chawla February 9, 2016 at 11:43 am

      Hi Radhika. Flavo c serum comes with an orange tint. That’s the only drawback with the product, since you can’t make out if the product is oxidised or not. Manufacturer’s cleverness! Also, the manufacturer says to use the product within 3 months of opening the bottle, but I would suggest you use it within 2 months to be on the safer side. Given it’s a 15 ml bottle, consuming it within 2 months, shouldn’t be much of a struggle. Good luck!

  55. radhika February 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Thanks a lot anhulika…I am loving auriga c serum so far.I like the way it make my skin feel.I was looking for a good night cream to use on it to smoothen my face.As I did not want to use any retinol for now I finally started using olay total effect night cream.It is sufficiently moisturising and is not breaking me out at all which is a huge plus for me.But the problem is that I feel it is darkening my skin.To test I used it on just 1 side of my face for few days and now i feel that side is lil darker compared to the other big difference but little.I have no irritation or anything like that..But I am lil worried…will moisturised skin look darker?.If i should quit the product, then pls tell me a good night cream for anti aging for severly dehydrated acne prone skin…

    • Anshulika Chawla February 16, 2016 at 7:57 pm

      Hi Radhika. I am glad you are having good results with Vit C serum. As for Olay total effects making your skin dark, well it could be just your fancy as it cannot darken your skin. But yes, rich moisturizers sometimes do have a tendency to make skin appear darker. So don’t worry about that. But once you finish it off, I would suggest you to use Ega cream or Kaya skin clinic nourishing night cream.

  56. Radhika February 17, 2016 at 12:32 am

    But will ega cream be moisturising enough.i thought since it is retinol based it will be lil drying..also is it good to mix total effect night cream with hyalugel and use

  57. Rajani February 18, 2016 at 11:11 pm

    Anshulika I’m following ur advice related to antiageing products and I’m finding good results. my other concern is lips which is a bit darker. Is their any lightening lip balm u would suggest.

  58. Vandan March 14, 2016 at 11:03 pm

    Hi ,
    I’m 45 , looking for a good night repair cream to delay wrinkles , I have eye bags please help me with a cream to reduce my eye puffiness ..I use ega at night , read a lot about vit c serum , should I add that? Please advice me a cream for a fresh youthful skin as my
    work is long hours and dnt get time to look after myself

    • Anshulika Chawla March 15, 2016 at 11:44 am

      Hi Vandan. For reducing puffiness and brightening the under area, L’Oreal Paris white perfect eye brightener with micro vibration is a good option to try. You can read its review here. Continue to use Ega cream at night. You can add Vit C serum to your day time regime. For fresh youthful skin, drink lots of water and a glass of orange and carrot juice daily. Good luck.

  59. Vandan March 15, 2016 at 12:33 pm

    Many thanks
    Please can you suggest the appropriate vit c serum dr reddy serum good

    • Anshulika Chawla March 15, 2016 at 9:59 pm

      Hi Vandan. I haven’t used Dr. Reddy’s strea c, so cnt comment. Auriga Flavo C and Kaya Antox Vit C both are good Vit c serums in Indian mkt.

  60. Vandan March 15, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Also wanted to check if I should exfoliate my skin I have a sensitive skin often and please suggest the right one for a sentisitive skin
    Many many thanks

    • Anshulika Chawla March 15, 2016 at 10:08 pm

      Since you have sensitive skin exfoliation once a week should be sufficient for you. There are two types of exfoliation: physical and chemical. Rather than harsh abrasives which might tear or damage sensitive skin, chemical exfoliation would be better choice for you. Use a mild lactic acid or AHA based exfoliater once a week for bright smooth skin.

  61. khushi March 16, 2016 at 11:33 pm

    Mam, I am 31 n have very dry skin, also dark circles and crows feet. There’s also no glow on my skin n my complexion has also darkened. I have searched online for these creams, pls advise which would suit the best on my skin.
    Undet eye – Avarta/ egga/ eyelite
    Night cream – Auriga flavo c serum/ Dr reddy c serum
    Also please suggest any day cream.

    • Anshulika Chawla March 17, 2016 at 10:50 am

      Hi Khushi. Use fair Eye under eye cream for dark circles n crows feet. Ega cream for whole face in the night. Auriga Flavo C serum in day time. For day cream you may use L’Oreal Paris white perfect day cream. Also good SPF before going out in the sun is a must.

  62. tushita gupta March 30, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Hi I am 26, i suddenly see change in my skin texture. It is no longer as radiant as it use to be. Also, i feel i have developer fine lines and ipen pores. Please suggest a face cream.

    • Anshulika Chawla March 31, 2016 at 12:27 pm

      Hi Tushita. Use Ega cream in the night and AHA glow face wash in the morning for bright glowing skin.

  63. Miss desai April 1, 2016 at 7:15 pm

    Hi, first of all BIG apriciation to u for giving each of us reply and sorting out our query that too with exact knowledge. Now my query is I m 30 old , my skin is combination. Little oily on T-zone and dry on cheeks . I m facing enlarge pores on nose and near cheek area. At night I m using retinol as per ur instruction, Ega cream. What can I do for my enlarge pores? Can u recommend any BHA toner ? Does that really work ? Thanks for ur time

    • Anshulika Chawla April 5, 2016 at 7:59 am

      Hi Prachi. Thanks for your kind words. I would suggest you to continue to use Ega cream in the night and for the day time use Lotus matte gel sunscreen spf 50 to protect your skin from UV damage. For enlarged pores, use BHA based face wash KLM KLIN BHA or Saslic D.S. following up with a natural alcohol free toner containing witch hazel, cucumber and green tea extract. You can also read my post on home remedies for enlarged pores: Hope this helps. All the best!

  64. dolly April 25, 2016 at 11:30 pm

    hi anshulika,
    am 30y wid combine skin type
    i hv dark complaxion with fine lines,tan and sm dark spots and on ma face
    ma face look dull
    also ma rest of the body skin also look dull tanned and wrinkeld
    plz suggest me wht should i do
    plz i need help
    thank u

    • dolly April 27, 2016 at 1:53 pm

      plz anshulika reply

  65. Arooh April 27, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    Hi I am 27 .. and have recently noticed few lines around my eyes.. Not too sure if i should switch to an anti ageing formula and which one of the above. I have combination skin

    • Anshulika Chawla April 28, 2016 at 11:08 am

      Hi Arooh. You can use a good eye cream such as Avarta under eye cream for any fine lines around your eye area.

  66. Arooh April 27, 2016 at 3:29 pm

    Also i am quite prone to white heads..if you could tell me a daily care regime…Thank you!!

    • Anshulika Chawla April 28, 2016 at 11:12 am

      Use an AHA or BHA based face wash in the night. And always use a good alcohol free toner before applying your moisturizer or sunscreen.

  67. dolly April 27, 2016 at 11:36 pm

    ill b geting married by cming nov
    i want to look gd and nt just for ma wedding night
    bt want to look gd from nw on
    so plz help me

    • Anshulika Chawla April 28, 2016 at 11:04 am

      Hi Dolly, First of all, congrats for your coming Wedding! Wish you have a wonderful married life. You can check out my Feminine beauty series for detailed information on beauty and attraction. As for your queries; For Dark spots and pigmentation: Use Demelan cream in the evening after washing your face. Rinse off after a couple of hours with plain water. Apply Kaya Brightening Serum all over your face and neck. Wait for 10 minutes and then apply Ega cream in the night for fine lines and wrinkles. Also use a good quality high spf such as Lotus Herbals multi function sunblock spf 70 in the day time without fail. Enhance your diet with proper nutrients and antioxidants for overall skin brightening. Exfoliate your body every week. Here’s a good recipe: Use gentle soap or body wash such as Dove. Palmolive coconut body wash is also a good option. Always use a brightening body lotion with lactic acid, urea, and UV filters after bath. Hope this helps. Good luck.

  68. dolly April 28, 2016 at 4:42 pm

    hi anshulika
    thank u so much
    i really appreciat the way u give time to answer everyones questions applaud for u
    i wanted 2 ask u about neutrogena rapid wrinkel night cream
    lotus herbals nutranite skin renewal cream
    and kama rejuvineting night cream
    and loreal hydra deep boosting
    actualy ma bhabhi got me neutrogena rapid wrinkel night cream and i was being mpeshnt n orderd kama
    nw after geting reply from u am thinking of getting ega
    plz tell me wht this creams work for n which will b best for me
    also for hydration was thinking of buying loreals hydra boosting
    should i buy it
    for body vl nivea body lotion vl b ok

    also if u cn suggest me something for hair thickening
    ma hairs silky n shiny bt very thin
    this tim ill wait 4 ur reply vd patience
    thank u

    • Anshulika Chawla April 29, 2016 at 8:57 am

      Hi Dolly. Thanks for appreciating. Ega and Neutrogena rapid wrinkle remover both contain retinol as active ingredient. If you have already purchased Neutrogena, no need to buy Ega cream. Neutrogena Wrinkle remover anytime is better than Lotus and Kama Ayurveda. Yes, L’O real hydra boosting essence is good one for hydration. As for hair thickening, you can take biotin supplements Tinfal 5 mg daily, include more protein foods in your diet especially eggs and chickpeas. Apply pack of curd, egg, and ground flaxseeds to hair and scalp every week before washing. All the best.

  69. dolly April 29, 2016 at 10:53 am

    big thanx anshulika
    ill do exactly how u told
    thank u so muchhhhhhhh
    bt will neotrogena vl gv me brighter skin
    since am dark just wanted atleast a bit of improvment in ma color

    • Anshulika Chawla April 30, 2016 at 12:30 pm

      Thanks dolly. Stay in touch. God bless for your new life. In the meanwhile; show some love by liking our FB page and subscribing with us. To have more exciting news in future.

  70. Ayushi May 3, 2016 at 4:31 pm

    Hi Anshulika,

    Very informative article and it seems you knew what you were talking about. So, I’m going to request you to suggest a cream for my mom who is 51. She uses something from L’oreal but I don’t think she’s put much thought into it and it seems like a waste. So, what would you suggest for really mature skin like that? Also, how are prescription retinol creams meant to be used?

    • Anshulika Chawla May 4, 2016 at 9:53 pm

      Hi Ayushi. Thanks for the appreciation. As per my knowledge, the best age to use retinols for anti-aging is your 30s and early 40s. Post 50, when the skin begins to sag along with wrinkles and fine lines, one needs a cocktail of different anti-aging actives. Hence, for your mom, I would suggest L’Oreal Age Perfect Pro calcium night cream or Uthbless anti aging cream by Liva Pharma. As for prescription retinols, just apply a pea-sized amount all over your face and neck after cleansing before going to bed. If your skin is prone to dryness, you may use a moisturizer or your regular night cream 10 minutes after applying retinol. Don’t forget to use a good spf during daytime!

  71. Xen June 23, 2016 at 9:43 pm

    Hey I just gone though all the comments n your suggestions.. It’s good blog indeed. Actually I turned 30 this month I’m looking for anti ageing regime.. Last year I was using retin -A vitamin c and I ve done peeling so after disconnecting peeling my skin turned dark and taned completely and now my skin is sensitive too I’m thinking to apply EGA cream + Rejuglow c20 + kojiglow /kojivit cream at night and morning sunscreen lotion.. Hope I will get rid of tan if I do so.. Can you please help me out with ur experience..

    Waiting for your reply..
    Thank you..

    • Anshulika Chawla June 28, 2016 at 9:52 am

      Aww.. it’s so disheartening to know your skin got damaged. But I don’t think your skin got tanned due to disconnecting peeling because I feel something after the peel irritated your skin. Regardless, I would suggest you consult a board-certified dermatologist to discuss best possible treatment options to reduce hyperpigmention and sensitivity. Also be very careful about sun exposure which can worsen the condition. In the meanwhile, use healing products like aloe vera gel, pure vitamin E oil etc. to soothe and calm the sensitive areas. You can also safely take oral antioxidant supplements like ‘My Tan’ to help your skin. All the best and let me know how did it go. Cheers.

      • Xen June 29, 2016 at 1:08 am

        Thank you for your valuable feedback. Alover gel and vitamin E oil won’t suit my skin even milk turmeric curd lemon it doesn’t suit my skin.. ‘My Tan’ oral antioxidant supplements is to reduces tan ? This one is completely new for me..I never heard of ‘my tan’ I discontinued peeling.. I don’t wanna try it again.. So can u please suggest me antiaging cream for oily skin..

  72. Anu July 4, 2016 at 1:25 am

    Nicely explained, love the personal attention

  73. Saloni July 28, 2016 at 1:40 pm

    Hi mam, I have recently purchased Auriga flavo c serum…do I have to store it in the refrigerator or at room temperature

  74. Ambi September 2, 2016 at 7:29 am

    I am in distress trying to figure what is right for me. Pls help me find a regime to follow. I am 34, last October I developed pigmentation around my cheeks, forehead n chin after a long ride on a sunny day. I am using vlcc snigdga serum, Lakmé skin gloss n super hydrating sunscreen Spv 50. My skin turns from dry to very dry sometimes n is v sensitive too..Kindly suggest a good routine to follow religiously, I also have puffy eyes 🙁

    • Anshulika Chawla September 5, 2016 at 10:13 am

      Hi Ambi. It’s sad to learn your skin got damaged. But never mind, with good faith and skincare it should be back to normal. Use demelan cream on pigmented areas in the evening after cleansing your face with some gentle creamy cleanser. Wash off or rinse after two hours and apply Uthbless cream all over your face and neck in the night before going to bed. At 34, you should also be using a good eye cream. Here is a list of good eye creams in India, you can take your pick from any of these.

      Also, dry skin is very much prone to early wrinkles and fine lines. Make sure to use hydrating skincare products. Look for skincare products containing ingredients like hyaluronic acid, aloe vera gel, vit E, glycerin, lactic acid, urea, AHAs etc. Some good options to pick are L’Oreal Paris hydrafresh supreme emulsion, Kama Ayurveda eladi hydrating ayurvedic face cream, Forest Essentials light day lotion Indian rose, Aviance hydra balance day cream, Kaya skin clinic nourishing day cream, you can find the review for its night cream, here. Finally, irrespective of everything else make sure you use a good quality sunscreen and drink plenty of water on a daily basis. So your skincare routine should be something like:


      Wash face with gentle cleanser
      Apply moisturizer or some antioxidant serum
      Top off with sunscreen



      Wash face with gentle aha based cleanser like AHA glow
      Apply demelan cream on spots and pigmented areas
      Top off with moisturizer/aloe vera gel over entire face


      Rinse face with plain water
      Apply eye cream
      Apply Uthbless cream

      Exfoliate your skin once weekly and follow up with some hydrating face pack.

      Hope this helps. Please update me with your progress.

      • Ambi September 6, 2016 at 12:36 am

        Thanks a ton , Anshulika. can u also help me with some specific creams as per regime? Options are kind of confusing… For moisturiser n anti oxidant serum can I use kaya pigmentation cream n vit C serum along with my suncreen? Can you also suggest me good moisturisers, both light n heavy to alter depending on seasons, keeping in mind my sensitive skin. I am very much eager to kick start with the regime once product options are specified. Also won’t my regime for now require any anti ageing products like ega ?

  75. Ambi September 6, 2016 at 11:08 pm

    Can I start with kaya vit C serum, kaya nourishing day cream, kaya sunscreen for sensitive skin. Evening- demela for two hours, rinse at night n apply kaya antioxidant nourishing night cream over face n neck? Is the selection of creams okay to start with? Kindly suggest.

    • Anshulika Chawla September 8, 2016 at 1:15 pm

      Hi Ambi. Yes, you can start with all above mentioned products. All these products are good options to carry you through in most seasons. Also include a good eye cream and AHA based cleanser in your regime for best skincare results. You can start with Faireye Eye cream and AHA glow face wash (to be used only in the night). You can get both these products from any pharmaceutical shop.

  76. susan October 27, 2016 at 12:31 am

    Best I have ever used is Monsia

  77. Renu November 4, 2016 at 12:46 am

    Great tips. Well I am 56 and would be great chk if h can suggest the anti ageing cream that I should use during day and night to get a firm and wrinkle free skin. Pl suggest good face wash and anti blemish cream as well as I have light blemishes on the cheeks. Thanks in advance.