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Pranali Natural Skincare

Posted on: July 16, 2011

 

 

I was into natural skin care lately. I bought some Pranali home spa products while strolling at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport. Besides international beauty brand, several local spa product counters are stationed at departure hall. Although their prices are rather steep but most of them are natural based and I adore the aromatherapy of Thai natural skin care. In fact, I was quite impressed with Pranali natural skin care value of –

  •   No SLS or SLES
  •   No Dimethicone
  •   No Petroleum base
  •   No artificial preservative
  •   No artificial Color
  •   No artificial fragrance
  •   No Propylene Glycol
  •   No tested on animal

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I love Asian herb and tropical botanical ingredient  in Thai natural skin care, which make their products uniquely scented and remind you the laid back lazy day you spent in tropical island resort. May be. you will only find Sinin rice skin care in Thailand.

Sinin rice, also called Rice Berry due to its natural black-purple colour. It is a combination of Hom Nin Rice (Black Rice) with antioxidant properties and Thai Hom Mali Rice (Jasmine/Fragrant Rice). Containing special traits of higher minerals and antioxidants, Sinin rice can reduce the risk of diabetes. As Sinin rice inherited the characteristics of Hom Mali rice, hence it is delicately scented when cooked but I found it a little hard to chew. (source)

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I bought the travel pack for THB795, including a travel size product of shampoo, hair conditioner, shower gel, body milk, body scrub and bath salt.

The Sinin Rice Restoring Hair Shampoo gel didn’t foam very well and I always ended up using more for my long hair. However I need less amount of it now as I had trimmed my hair recently. The very soft and smooth effects were lovely on initial usage but after using it for a short period, the great effect went off like other shampoo. Comparing to using normal drugstore chemical loaded shampoo, I must say natural formulated shampoo making my hair softer especially the hair tail, the effect was obvious but my hair might still look frizzy.

Ingredients (Sinin Rice Restoring Hair Shampoo):

Coconut Fatty-Acid and Glycine (Amilite GCK-12), Aqua, Sodium Chloride (NaCI), Oryza Sativa (Sinin Rice) Extract, Asiatic Pennywort (Centella Asiatica) Extract, Abelmoschus Esculentus (Okra) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Mill (Aloe Vera) Extract, Musa Sapientum (Banana) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Glycerine, Butylene Glycol, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Oil, Michelia Alba (Champaca) Oil, Phenoxyethanol.

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Sinin Enriching Hair Conditioning is very light weight as HABA squalane conditioner, it “melts” upon applying on hair and I got to use more because of the light consistency. It might not be moisturizing enough for very dry hair but still very helpful to keep my dry hair manageable.

Ingredients (Sinin Enriching Hair Conditioning):

Aqua, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Prunus Duclis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Oryza Sativa (Sinin Rice) Extract, Clitorea Tematea (Butterfly Pea) Extract, Citrus Hystrix (Thai Bergamot) Extract, Polysorbate 60 (Montanox60), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Ammonium Acrylate/Acrylamide Copolymer and Polyisobutene and Polysorbate 20 (Sepiplus), Michelia Alba (Champaca) Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Oil, Phenoxyethanol.

Sinin Reviving Shower Gel has gel consistency as per the name called, not very foaming but it left skin feeling refreshing and no greasy residue. It has the identical scent with Sinin Rice Restoring Hair Shampoo, which have mild oriental herbal scent, if you are familiar with Asian natural medication balm, then you might guess the scent right.

Ingredients (Sinin Reviving Shower Gel):

Anionic Coconut Fatty-Acid and Glycine (Amilite GCK-12), Aqua, Oryza Sativa (Sinin Rice) Extract, Sodium Chloride (NaCI), Ananas Comosus (Pineapple) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Mill (Aloe Vera) Extract, Phyllanthus Emblica (Emblic) Extract, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Extract, Michelia Alba (Champaca) Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Oil, Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Butylene Glycol, Phenoxyethanol.

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In both humid and dry climates, Sinin Body Moisturizing Milk was moisturizing and just absorbed by skin in few minutes. Non-greasy but considering a little bit too emollient for non-drying skin in humid environment. It served me well in air-conditioned room in tropical country but not sufficient when I used in central heating room in Spring. It has similar natural pleasant scent like Sinin Enriching Hair Conditioning.

Ingredients (Sinin Body Moisturizing Milk):

Aqua, Oryza Sativa (Sinin Rice) Extract, Prunus Duclis (Sweet Almond) Oil, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Oil, C13-14 Isoparaffin and Isostearyl Isostearate and Sodium Polyacrylate and Polyacrylamide Polysorbate 60 (Sepigel), Polysorbate 60 (Montanov 60), Carica Papaya (Papaya) Extract, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Extract, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Silk Protein, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Glycine Max (Soya Bean Protein Hydrolysed), Squalane, Michelia Alba (Champaca) Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Oil, Phenoxyethanol.

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I liked Sinin Rice Purifying Body Scrub is an effective, gentle and moisturizing scrub but the strong alcoholic smell is annoying me. Although I did not get drunk after shower but I probably smelled like a drunk.

Ingredients (Sinin Rice Purifying Body Scrub):

Aqua, Oryza Sativa (Sinin Rice) Extract, Oryza Sativa (Sinin Rice) Scrub, Zea Mays Linn (Corn) Scrub, Carthamus Tinctorius (Safflower) Oil, Helianthus Annus (Sunflower) Oil, Prunus Duclis (Sweet Almond) Oil, C13-14 Isoparaffin and Isostearyl Isostearate and Sodium Polyacrylate and Polyacrylamide Polysorbate 60 (Sepigel), Cetearyl Alcohol and Cetearyl Glucoside (Montanov 68), Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine Oil Soluble) Extract, Tamarindus Indica (Tamarind) Extract, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Extract, Butylene Glycol, Phyllanthus Emblica (Emblic) Extract, Glycine Max (Soya Bean Protein Hydrolyzed), Silk Protein, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Michelia Alba (Champaca) Oil, Jasminum Sambac (Jasmine) Oil.

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I loved bath soak in cold weather to keep the body warm, the Himalayan Bath Salt smelled relaxing and refreshing but the rocky salt did not dissolve easily in warm water (~34 °C) even after stirring. Hoping the bath salt can be slightly smaller so I can jump in the bath tub quicker.

Ingredients (Himalayan Bath Salt):

Himalayan Salt (Sodium Chloride), Dried Lemongrass, Lemongrass (Cymbopogon Flexuosus) Essential Oil, Kaffir Lime (Citrus Hystrix) Essential Oil, Plai (Zingiber Cassmuna L.) Essential Oil.

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Pranali Natural Soap Bars

THB140 (~USD4.60) for a 100g natural soap is pricey, I am talking the local standard because most natural handmade soap I saw in Thailand is below THB100. Anyway, I thought to get them as gift for my oversea friend but I did not manage to meet her, so I got the soaps for myself in the end. (“b) The packaging is simple and classy, soaps are totally sealed by a plastic film inside so I could not smell the fragrance during purchase.

Harmony

Sandalwood


I have Harmony and Sandalwood, both performed similarly.  Harmony has small grains and distinct refreshing scent, where Sandalwood felt slightly more moisturizing and  has plain oil smell. Foaming easily and non-drying for body skin, but is drying for facial skin and  the Harmony caused irritation to eyes. The soap melt quicker when used for body showering since soap dissolved faster in running water comparing to adding a little bit of water to foam in hands for facial wash. A soap did not last more than a month for body wash purpose, but there is no problem to last for 2~3 months for facial wash only.

Ingredients (Harmony):

Aqua (Water), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guinnesis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Elaeis Guinnesis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Mentha Piperita (Peppermint) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Citrus Aurantium (Orange) Peel, Eucalyptus Globulus (Eucalyptus) Oil, Citrus Bergamia (Bergamot) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E), Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Oil, Eugenia Caryophyllus (Clove) Bud.

Ingredients (Sandalwood):

Aqua (Water), Cocos Nucifera (Coconut) Oil, Elaeis Guinnesis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Oryza Sativa (Rice Bran) Oil, Elaeis Guinnesis (Palm) Kernel Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Cedrus Atlanticus (Sandalwood) Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Styrax Benzoin (Benzoin) Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate (Vitamin E).

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~~(ᶿᵜᶿ)~~ Cleansing Power Indicator  ~~(ᶿᵜᶿ)~~

Cleanse the shimmering lipstick and Diorshow mascara as if washing face, it has fairly good cleansing power.


Generally I am pleased with Pranali natural skin care products but still, I will search for inexpensive option in Thailand. Not a difficult task since homemade/small natural skin care entrepreneur is quite common here. (“v)

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2 Responses to "Pranali Natural Skincare"

hello, came across your blog when I was searching for a Kiehl’s review. very delighted to know you are a Thai because I like Thailand products and would like to know more about local Thai products but so far have not found any written in English. So, thanks for this review of Pranali 😀

Thanks Mei. (” v)

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