Pukka Nourishing Brightener

Posted by Lipglossiping On October - 19 - 2012

Let’s get this straight… Pukka Nourishing Brightener smells like it needs to go in a curry. It looks like it needs to go in a curry and if I sneeze whilst standing too closely to it, chances are, it will end up in a curry. It’s aromatic in the extreme, horrendously messy to work with, and an eternally bemusing thing to put on your face.

That said, it’s bloody brilliant.

I don’t think I’ve actually ever used anything in 3/4 years of beauty blogging that’s had such an instant effect on my skin.  Long-lasting effects?  Well, I don’t know about that but in terms of the skincare miracle that you’d want to apply before a big night out for a glowing complexion?  Well, I think I might have found mine.

I don’t even know what it actually is… Pukka say that it’s got Amla and Gotu Kola in it.  Say what?

I mean, how can this little pot (and you don’t get an awful lot for your money) of… of… what looks like the scrapings off your burnt toast (sorry Pukka) coax my parched skin into such a glow?  It’s like a post-facial glow but without all the steaming, blackhead extraction (the blackheads are still there unfortunately), and skin pummeling.

Simply mix a little bit into your usual cleanser (I use a creamy one like A-Derma Sensifluid Cleansing Lotion), rub it in a bit (technical term) and then rinse off with a warm flannel.  HELL-O GLO!

Pukka Nourishing Brightener is priced at £13.00 for 15g and available online from PukkaHerbs.com – it’s probably awful in a curry.

* press sample


3 Responses to “Pukka Nourishing Brightener”

  1. Zahra says:

    Wow…. sounds good. But I’d be pretty bummed if it didn’t get my skin glowing ‘coz Amla is Indian gooseberry (all that lovely vitamin C!!)… here in India, we get long lectures from our moms and grandmas about the wonderful things it can do for our skin and hair :)

    Not very sure of how I can translate Gotu Kola for you, but it is very widely used in Ayurveda… it’s supposed to be a very effective treatment for skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis.

    Looks like you’ve got a ‘pukka’ winner on your hands, Charlotte!

    I’ve been a silent reader for more than a year…this is my first comment on your blog…absolutely love Lipglossiping!!

    Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

    • Oh Zahra, thank you SO much for the explanation! My skin seems to react so well to anything vitamin-c related so now I’m not really surprised! Actually, considering your explanations for both ingredients, they do sound like they were made for my skintype, hoorah! Thank you for your kindness too xx

      Like or Dislike: Thumb up 0 Thumb down 0

Leave a Reply

RANDOM

Helena Rubinstein Stellars Showlights Lipstick

Hello my pretty! I discovered her hiding under a pile of soaps at my local T.K. Maxx… let me introduce you to “Bubble Pink” as …

NOTD – Mavala Minis – Magnolia

Another Mavala NOTD, and my favourite shade so far… Magnolia Of course, the connotations of Magnolia are dull, dull, dull but I love how gentle this …

Gielly Green gives more than just good hair!

I’ve written previously about my love for Gielly Green’s Argan Rescue Oil that I use a few times a week to perk up my over-processed …

Beauté Liqui-Gel Lip and Cheek Stain in Fluoron

Still on the theme of warming things up a bit in hopeful anticipation of a glorious Summer, I’ve got another lovely bright lip to show …

Dr Hauschka gets edgy with Louise Amstrup SS/12

When I think of natural makeup brands, I immediately think of sheer, ethereal colour.  Perhaps a bit of pastel, a lot of dewiness and anything …

Advent Giveaway – Day 19

Urban Decay Ink for Eyes in Binge (Navy Blue) Leave a comment to enter. Giveaway closes at 23:59GMT on 19th December.  Comments made after this …

Pop Quiz!

Anyone recognise this funky nail brush? I freaking love it!  It’s mega wide (well it is pretty much 2 brushes in one right?) and I …

Which brands make you RUN for their discount bins?

Not the classiest way of putting it, but it’s a simple fact of life that people love a bargain.  The killer spring in your step …

Are you a washer or a cleanser?

  I’ve never understood cleansing in the traditional cotton wool pad and white cream sense… I just don’t feel like my face is clean unless …

OPI Nice Stems Collection for Summer 2011 - Think Pink!

It’s very pink isn’t it? Play the Peonies: We’d put our money on this lovely soft-pink. Come to Poppy: Surrender to shine with this shimmering …

POPULAR

CLOSED: Competition Time: Givenchy Very Irresistible L'eau en Rose Perfume!

Want to really spoil Mum this Mother’s Day?  Or perhaps you just want to spoil yourself?  It’s ok… I won’t judge… there are plenty of …

CLOSED - Win it! The Body Shop Expert Brush Collection

I don’t know about you, but I woke up this morning with a distinct “Hello Monday morning, I’ve been expecting you…” kinda feeling.  Maybe it’s …

Win a gorgeous "glow" trio with prizes from Urban Decay, New CID, & Arbonne!

COMPETITION NOW CLOSED! WINNER IS: “IZABELLA” (COMMENT #96045) – WINNER HAS BEEN EMAILED!   It’s still January, the MET office have just issued yet another …

Hello? Is this thing on?

Phew, that was a little unexpected. For those of you who haven’t had the misfortune of reading my hand-wringing tweets and woe-ridden facebook updates, let …

Big savings on French Pharmacy brands, win my Escentual.com top picks!

I’m of the firm opinion that for the money, French pharmacy brands offer some of the best solutions for diffcult skin-types. Escentual.com have long been …

Win it! 3 EcoTools Bamboo Bronzer Brushes to win!

I’ve written about these before, you know I love them, I want you to love them too! So why not have a go at winning …

FOTD Busting out of the comfort zone!

You may recall my bitter moans last week about how when presented with a rare opportunity to spend an indecent amount of time playing with …

Dear Obesity...

We have been together for over 20 years, our lives so entwined that I’ve never been sure how to live without you.  I would like …

Urban Decay The Black Palette - Photos & Swatches

The soon-to-be-released Black Palette from US eyeshadow maestro’s Urban Decay is an altogether darker affair than the recent Naked set… The Black Palette includes 6, …

Avoid the brush off with Oral-B Pro-Expert

There’s a new toothpaste in town. It’s lean, mean and err not very minty as it happens.  Featuring the revolutionary bacteria-busting ingredient Stabilised Stannous Flouride, …

  • Categories

  • Archives

  • Admin

  • Ads