Hyderabad has been having some weird weather, and the slight humidity is something is not something we’re used to. We don’t need to tell you that citrus works best for the skin for this weather and with Mother’s Day around the corner (May 12), nothing says ‘I Love You’ better than helping her to take care of herself. Of course, common word of advice to everyone -- make sure your daily diet consists of a good portion of oranges, lemons, grapefruit and limes. An essential requirement for skincare are products with citrus fruit extracts. With its antioxidant properties, they help rejuvenate the skin, combating acne, oily skin and blackheads, while helping to reduce a tan. This season’s products pack in the extra punch by mixing in other flavours along with citrus benefits.
Read on for our pick of the best and to choose the best pick for your mother:
The earthy elements of the Karma soap by Lush uses a concoction created by orange, spicy patchouli, lemongrass, pine and elemi. This striking combination of elements leave a clean and lovely smell that lasts on the skin for ages after you’ve washed. Priced at `540 for 100 gms. At Inorbit Mall, Madhapur. Details: 040 4006 8092
With the advantage of lemon verbena extracts, the Marks & Spencer Lime Body Butter promises a smooth luxurious skin without oily discomfort. Made with African shea butter and Mediterranean limes, it definitely works for us. Priced at `699 for 200 ml, it is available at the store at Inorbit Mall, Madhapur.
Details: 040 4006 8092
With lemon zest, grapefruit and Bergamot orange, the Eau Universelle shower gel by L’Occitane, is created with special Mediterranean oils and promises to give the skin radiance and a delicate everlasting scent. This France-based company’s products made with natural ingredients, draw on its knowledge of age-old plant properties. Priced at `1,095 for 250 ml, at Lifestyle, Kundanbagh, Begumpet. Details: 040 2341 0013
If you are one of those who prefers biodegradable products, go for the Lemon & Thyme Shower Gel from The Body Shop under The Earth Lovers line. Sulphate, paraben and colourant free, this 100 per cent bio-degradable product is best for those with a sensitive skin. The Body Shop brand is known for its herbal and natural products. Priced at `390 for 250 ml, at Central Mall, Punjagutta.
Details: 040 6643 0000
The popular brand Forest Essentials has launched the Bitter Orange & Indian Cinnamon bath and shower oil which hydrates and provides deep nourishment to the skin. The combination of the bitter orange with the spicy cinnamon brightens the skin and removes dead cells. Rich in Sterolins (plant steroids), it triggers the production of collagen, excellent for firming and toning the skin. Priced at `1,175, at GVK One Mall, Road no 1, Banjara Hills.
Details: 040 4476 7669
The Citrus Lemon shower gel from FabIndia is a blend of citrus fruit elements and organic oils. The lemon oils present, activate skin cells, leaving no chance for dullness or dryness. Its gentle formula cleanses the skin, leaving a supple sensation with a delicate fragrance. Priced at `225 for 250 ml, at all FabIndia outlets.
Details: 040 4020 1616