Bindi • Troubled skincare line/Pitta • Treatments
|Would buy this product again.||66%|
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Blond Eyes: Blue
I really don't want to jump the gun, but I think that I found my "HG" skincare line!! No other products have WOW-ed me like these have. I'll put it to you this way--after 2.5 days of using the Pitta line along with a few of their other products, I just went online and ordered a few full-size products. So here is my experience:
Two days ago my skin was flaky, dry and Blah from using Origins 'Modern Friction" scrub. I used to love that scrub but since I've been out in the sun and just getting off of Retin-A (been off of it 1 month) my skin is still prone to irritation and dryness. I had also gotten over my 'time of month' and my skin had a few small breakouts. My skin is VERY sensitive and mildly acne prone. Anyway, I received my Pitta trial package in the mail used it the very next time I washed my face. Now the Pitta powdered cleanser is not for everyone. It is a little tricky to use at first and there is no lather. You need to use a regular cleanser first to remove any make-up or sunscreen etc.. I would describe the cleanser as more of an 'exfoliating cleansing treatment' than a cleanser. It feels WONDERFUL on the skin, gently but effectively exfoliating. It leaves skin very soft even though it contains no oil or moisturizing agents. It smells kind of like curry powder; I think it smells good; again not for everyone! Next I applied the Pitta aroma mist as kind of a 'toner' and then came the Pitta oil. I mixed about 2-3 drops with a bit of water and pressed it into my skin. My skin smelled great and felt very soft. The last step is the moisturizer. You only need a TINY bit over the oil. This also smells wonderful and used in conjuction with the Pitta oil leaves skin looking radiant! Honestly, my skin hasn't looked this good since I was in college (I'm 24 and post-college-entering-the-workforce stress and changing hormones left me with some surprise acne and kind of dull skin. Retin-A zapped the acne very quickly but I felt my skin never looked the same after using it; dull dry and prone to redness) I used the Pitta mask lastnight which felt so soothing and was also very exfoliating. Kind of a mask/scrub... The soothing lotion is a great spot-treatment. Doesn't zap the zit overnight but definately takes care of the redness. Others have raved about this lotion as a wonderful acne preventitive after long-term use. I will update this regularly to let you know how I'm making out with this line. I also want to let you know that Dr. Hauchka never WOW-ed me like these products and they're way more expensive. I love the Bindi philosophy and love anything Indian for that matter, (including Yoga and indian food) so I really have my heart set on these products working long-term. They are easier to use than Dr. Hauschka's and as much as I love Dr. H, I think that his might have caused some small break-outs even though they prevented some larger problems.
UPDATE: I've been using this for about a week and a half now. Some break-outs that I had before starting to use this product have dried up while some others have surfaced and are healing beautifully. The soothing lotion seems to both prevent and treat break-outs. As others have commented, skin seems to heal faster than it did before using these products. I'm still very happy and keeping the 5-star rating. Will update in another week or two.
UPDATE: UGH! I really jumped the gun! After a little over 2 weeks of use I am in break-out city. I have not had a breakout this bad in a LOOOOONG time. Even my mom noticed it, which made me feel even worse.... You have to be careful with these products because they immediately make your skin look and feel great but over time, they really dry you out! My skin was flaky and dry so I bought the Bindi lipisomes hoping it would help (it didn't, at ALL). Due to this imbalance combined with humid weather and PMS, my skin looks pretty blah! Back to Dr. Hauschka and unfortunately, back to the Retin-A, because I'm afraid that this will happen again. (Soothing mask broke me out bad after one use, CAUTION with this one!) Skin did not break-out like this with Dr. H products even after stopping Retin-A for a couple of monthes, EVEN with PMS. These Bindi products smell wonderful and will most likely not cause irritation with just a few uses. Someone suggested having them onhand for a pampering ritual and that's it. I would agree. Not for long-term, every-day use. Although I must say that I still love the soothing lotion (helps clear up existing break-outs slowly but surely) and the aroma oil rubbed on temples, neck, earlobes and wrists before bed, with a few drops on the pillow as well. I also find the Pitta aroma mist refreshing and non-irritating in the summer. However, I really appreciated how superior Dr. Hauschka's products are after taking a vacation from them for a couple of weeks. The moral of the story is to be careful giving Bindi a try.
UPDATE: I just lowered this to one lippie just because I'm still pissed off about how badly it irritated my skin with continued use.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Well, after reading the rave reviews on here, I bit the bullet (and spent the money!) on the little trial Pitta kit. I didnt really notice anything, so i figured it took a while to really get going, and bought the full size ones. Well, two months later, my skin is still oily, still spotty. I really wanted it to work. So I wont be buying again, especially when you see that you spent a fortune for ground up lentils.
Age: 36-43 Skin: Combination Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
This line used to be purely Ayurvedic and natural - unlike all the others line Sundari that claim to be then have chemicals and preservatives in them. I ordered this set after reading Pratima's book,which completely and utterly sold me on the Ayurvedic way of life. The products in this set feel heavenly and smell even better - they are the definition of "pleasure to use". The crumbly powdery cleanser, and the silky oil....aaaahhhh. It didn't do anything for my acne, though. It did not irritate it, or seem to cause more problems. I need alot of exfoliation and this just didn't quite cut it. Love the idea of truly natural products like this and back when I used to call to place an order, the customer service was lovely and relaxing. Just for a pampering ritual, these products are worth having, but for my acne, I need more oomph.
Age: 18 & Under Skin: Combination Hair: Black Eyes: Black
wow, best skincare product ive tried, ever. i have acne scars on my face and redness around my nose (broken capillaries), and ive used the bindi pitta oil for about two weeks, and its really helped the scar/redness, i think. just dont wear makeup over it! yay, im happy, i hope it keeps on working.
update- i spilled half the bottle today when i dropped it! its a glass bottle w a dropper...not good! it should be a plastic bottle with a small hole at the top to dispense the drops, with cap attached to top. cause at $30 a bottle, you can hardly afford to waste any. i was so sad!
Age: 30-35 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
I have been using the Pita essential Oil based on Blackangel's rec. I wanted something to help soothe skin irritated by acne RX and to help fade acne marks. This works. Slowly but surely. I also mix it with aspirin to make a mask. Skin is so soft and glowing afterwards. This is really worth it.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Acne-prone Hair: Black Eyes: Brown
Im on my third bottle of this cleanser. I use the whole Bindi line when my skin is in trouble and out of balance. The Pitta cleanser is for fiery, sensitive skin and makes my face glow after one use. I can feel and see my skin getting better from the aroma and natural ingredients, its truely amazing.
UPDATE: 02-16-05 YES IM STILL USING THIS faithfully and yes it still keeps the acne scars away and IF I break out which is rare may during my period I get no scar whatsoever! If your going to try the pitta oil, please dont slather foundation on top, let your skin rest and recover. Also, dilute the oil in water or your skin will burn, its potent stuff.UPDATE: 01-12-06-yes Im still using it faithfully. I use this in the am underneath my makeup along with the pitta cleanser (too warm outside for the moisturizer) and at night alternate with tazorac and bindi pitta oil. A tiny bit goes a long long way! Oh and dont forget to wear a stable sunscreen in the AM! even if its ontop of the oil! :)
Age: 36-43 Skin: Other Hair: Other Eyes: Other
I liked the concept of this product more than the reality. The powder was messy and difficult to use. I didn't feel like it really cleaned my face all that well. I wasn't impressed with the moisturizer - it didn't have a sunscreen in it. This did nothing for my face. The products did smell nice though.
Age: 25-29 Skin: Sensitive, Fair Hair: Brunette Eyes: Blue
I am new to MUA and never expected to see this brand rated here-it's pretty obscure. I'm really pleased to see how well it's rated-I completely agree. The soothing lotion in particular is my HG for preventing acne. I have found nothing, including Retin-A, etc, that even comes close. If you are looking for Ayurvedic skin care and you have extrememly strict standards for an all-natural product, check this out. Aveda is based on Ayurveda, but still contains chemicals, etc. These products are the real thing.
UPDATE: Still using the Bindi soothing lotion - nothing else compares. The other products come and go with me because they are so pricey, but they all work great.
Age: 19-24 Skin: Combination Hair: Brown Eyes: Brown
Great line overall. I have the pitta cleanser, the soothing mask, and the soothing lotion. Especially like the soothing lotion, its very cooling and helps with inflammation associated with breakouts. It doesn't work overnight but after using it for 1 month I notice fewer breakouts and much smoother skin. The price is pretty good and its great aromatherapy.