Forest Essentials Soundarya Facial Ubtan (5)Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Soundarya Review

Product Benefits: Forest Essentials Soundarya is a powerful exfoliating treatment that stimulates the underlying tissues of the skin. By its revitalizing, refreshing & refining actions, this ‘Ubtan’ gives a natural glow to the complexion. Its regular usage prevents the occurrence of premature fine lines, improves skin texture, giving skin a smooth radiant finish.

How to use: Take half teaspoon and mix with yoghurt or rosewater to make a creamy paste. Use to wash face. Rinse well.
USP:• 100% pure and organically grown natural herbs • Made with traditional method of grinding.

Forest Essentials used to be my most loved brand around this time last year. Most of the skincare products on my shelf have been Forest Essentials but my love liking has outgrown in the last few months. Few of their products didn’t quite live up to my high expectations (I still LOVE their Lip Balms ! Best ever I have tried) and one such product is Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Soundarya.

When I got the  Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Soundarya, I didn’t know what was its actual use, I confused it wit a face mask and sadly the Forest Essentials SA did not correct me. Allow me to tell you what an “Ubtan” really is if you haven’t heard of it – it is basically a face wash! Though it can be used as a face mask/scrub but it isn’t best way to use it, even for a face wash it is actually very high maintenance & little troublesome to use everyday when you have 2 minutes to cleanse your face.

Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Soundarya has a grainy/coarse texture which looks like Multani Mitti mixed with few herbs. It has bitter orange+multani mitti fragrance. Since, it is has a grainy texture, it needs to be used over the sink because of the fallout & mess it creates whether it is used as a face wash/mask/scrub. As a face mask/scrub, it takes relatively longer time to dry as compared to regular ones available in the market.

As far as the results are concerned, I am highly disappointed. This ubtan does not meet the tall claims which the brand claimed above. When used as a face mask, it does tighten & brighten the skin but that experience lasts overnight only, the skin goes back to its usual self the next day. The tightening & brightening effects are much better when I simply scrub my face with a tomato slice dipped in sugar granules. When used as a face wash, it gets rid of dirt & impurities but remains ineffective in getting rid of excess oil off the skin.

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1. Made from 100% natural ingredients
2. Huge quantity which lasts for longer even when used everyday
3. Tightens & brightens skin when used as face mask
4. Can be used as cleanser/mask/scrub


1. Wide jar opening is not the most convenient way to use
2. Needs to be used over the skin – high maintainence
3. Tall claims made are not met
4. Not effective when used as face cleanser

Rating: B-

Price: Rs. 595

Recommendation: Forest Essentials Facial Ubtan Soundarya is a great example that sometimes even the best of brands do not make the best of products. The Soundarya Ubtan has a grainy texture which is not so ideal to be used as cleanser or mask. It does scrub the skin well, but the results does not last for long. If you are looking fora  mild cleanser then this could work for you but the process of using it daily is very time consuming.

This was a Guest Review By Priya R (Light Skin Tone, Combination Skin)

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