Plum was the first brand I ever invested in, so I have this special soft spot for this brand. I had bought so many Plum Goodness Products and I have called myself a proud plumster because I loved them a lot. Still ! Not all of them! I mean I just love it as a brand on the whole mainly because they are 100% Vegan, Parabens Free, Cruelty Free and above all they have products for all skin types. Plus their buying experience is splendid since you can visit their website and answer a simple questionnaire to know your skin type and they will recommend you products on the basis of your skin type, so that’s a huge thumbs up there.
They have different range of products for different skin types and concerns like:
- Green Tea Range for Oily Skin Type
- Aloe Range For Sensitive Skin Type
- Berries and Chocolate Based For Dry Skin Types
- Chamomile and White Tea For Combination Skin Type
I have tried so many products from Plum and I have identified 7 Products with a mix of good and not-so-good plums. Let’s find out below the performance of each one of the Plum Goodness Products.
1. Plum Green Tea Pore Cleansing Face Wash
Whatta beauty it is!!! This product is sheer love. I just love it to bits and I wasn’t expecting anything at all from this product since it was a fluke buy.
It has a nice sturdy tube packaging which is very travel friendly. The green tea face wash is suitable for combination or oil and acne prone skin. And it stood by its claim and also suited my dry acne prone skin with an oily T- zone very well. It cleanses the face extremely well leaving it really soft, supple and clean. Plus it gives a fresh glow after washing the face. It doesn’t really hydrate the skin from within which I don’t like but it does what its supposed to do. Its fragrance is really great and uplifts the morning dullness after the wash. I never felt the need of moisturizing my face right after using it. But then as a basic step of CTM routine, I did moisturize my face and it just made my skin even better. This product is a big thumbs up for me and I highly recommend it to even sensitive skin people because if it can suit my skin type, I am sure it would do good to any skin type.
Where to buy? Amazon.in
2. Plum Green Tea Alcohol Free Toner
Including a toner in your skin care regime can make or break your skin! Yes, its true because I was never a toner kind of person but I took a leap and started using this Plum Green Tea Toner .
I particularly wanted to try their Green Tea Range Toner since I have acne prone skin and after using for straight two weeks (as toners can’t be judged in a single use or in a short term) honestly, I have mixed feeling towards it.
Packaging of this product is on point, except for the fact that its push open cap draws excessive product at one go. But I gradually developed control on it so the product didn’t get wasted.
As far its performance is concerned, I am highly disappointed with it, as it just did not work for me at all. It is a water based toner and I gave this one multiple benefits of doubt to make it work somehow, but it tingled my skin very badly every time I applied it. And instead of curbing my active acne, it made me break out even more. Ideally, it is meant for combination skin, but somehow it did not work on my over all dry face and slightly oily T-zone. I have seen a lot of good reviews about this product but it’s disappointing that it didn’t work for me.
After raising my concern to their team, the only response I got from them was – “stop using our products along with medicated products”. Sorry but this did not go down well with me at all and now the toner is kept in trash zone of my vanity.
Where to buy? Amazon.in
3. Plum Grape Seed & Sea Buckthorn Mild Foam Scrub
I saw Komal from MyHappinesz rave about this one and I had to grab it to find out what the rage is all about. For me, a scrub should be gentle on the skin with smaller granules which should eventually leave my skin extremely soft, brightened up and clean from deep within. That’s all I look for in my scrub!
This scrub has a tube packaging with a very tight and secure lid which won’t just open up if you throw it into your bag. So it’s very travel friendly.
As far as its texture is concerned, it’s a very mild foam scrub and infact it is too mild for it to be even called a scrub for my liking. It’s like a cleanser with small granules which eventually gets absorbed into the skin. It does its job of cleansing the face from within, giving a radiant glow to my face leaving the skin feeling fresh and hydrated. Also, it creates a very good lather unlike many scrubs. It glides on the skin smoothly with its tiny red granules which gets dissolved onto the skin easily and I like this trait! The consistency is a little runny exactly like the Green Tea Face Cleanser. So, on the whole I am a little confused with this product since its not a scrub for sure but not just a cleanser either. It’s between a face wash and a scrub for me and I still like it for its mild exfoliation which gives good results. It truly leaves my face with a velvety texture and softest skin cleaning it well from deep inside.
Where to buy? Amazon.in
4. Plum Chamomile & White Tea Brighten Up Face Scrub
Unlike the Mild Foam Scrub, this feels like an actual scrub. The Plum Chamomile & White Tea Brighten Up Face Scrub has got two types of scrubbing particles in them – one is a brown colored, smaller walnut particles and the other is large red colored cellulose beads. Both of them exfoliates the skin nicely, unclogs the pores leaving the skin clear. The scrub is cream based hence spreads easily and also leaves the skin a bit hydrated. The scrub gives an instant brightening effect, something that I look forward in a scrub. The scrub does a good job in reducing blackheads, whiteheads and dead skin cells. Just keep away from active acne. With 3-4 uses, it removed my sun tan as well. The scrub has a nice floral fragrance too. Overall, I loved using this. It’s 100% Vegan, has got great ingredients, is free of harmful chemicals and does what it’s supoosed to do – cleans, brightens, removes tan, all along giving a softer and glowing skin.
5. Plum Green Tea Clear Face Mask
Apparently, this product is their Best Seller along with their NaturStudio Kajal. The GreenTea Mask is supposed to work on all skin types and specifically more on acne prone skin types.
It is packaged nicely in a very sturdy and safe glass jar but then its not at all travel friendly. It has a very nice fragrance of green tea, very calming and not at all over powering. The face mask applies very smoothly, infact it has the smoothest texture ever. And it glides on easily unlike other packs which are quiet dry.
But…….It tingled my skin immensely and I felt the urge of wiping it off real soon but then I wanted to try this to see the final results it gives…All because of “the hype”!!!! Finally I took it off once it dried up and taking it off was such a nice feeling. Strangely I found it very comforting to remove it unlike many other packs which take so much of effort to remove. Results were okayish…like I wasn’t blown away with the effect it left on my face initially.
I still gave it a few more tries and it still burns me every single time I put this mask on my face. But surprisingly it works quiet nicely on my skin. I mean now I head over to this pack especially if I need to zap a zit or in case if I have to attend any upcoming event. It brightens up my skin and makes it feel really soft and glowy. I feel the difference on my face. But on the other hand, I feel that a lot of other packs can also do that to my face without giving a tingling sensation and at a much lower price. Not a must buy for me but a cult favorite for many!
Where to buy? Amazon.in
6.Plum Wild Cherries and Kiwi Shower Gel
I am a sucker for good body washes because I firmly believe in the fact that if the start of the day is good then good things follow you for the rest of the day. Hence a good foaming body wash is a must have for me. Key things that I look forward in a body wash are its fragrance, lather, worth for money and most importantly it should be hydrating for the body leaving it moisturized and supple.
Talking about plum body wash; It is a nice basic body wash with a plastic bottle packaging with a pump on top, which can be locked when rotated slightly on the other side. This feature makes it really travel friendly. The only con with the packaging is that, it doesn’t have a transparent packaging and so, you can’t really see how much product you have used, though this can easily be overlooked for it to be a real con.
Plum Wild Cherries and Kiwi Shower Gel is a pink colored gel based body wash whose consistency is not too thick nor too runny; it is just perfect for a body wash. It smells exactly like berries and trust me its not empowering at all to the extent that it fades away right after you are done bathing. I just don’t like this part of many body washes. I like them to leave their good fragrance lingering over on the body for long. Also, this doesn’t even give a decent amount of lather, unless you use a lot of product eventually getting the product used up really fast. Above all, it doesn’t moisturize the body a lot and you do have to use a heavy moisturizer especially during winters. Overall, this is a nice shower gel, considering that this is a paraben free product.
Where to buy? Amazon.in
7. Plum NaturStudio All Day Wear Kohl Kajal
This is the king of all plums and it stands to its title given by me – “Baap of all kajals”.
The Plum NaturStudio Kohl Kajal comes in a new prism packaging which looks very chic and classy. But you cannot save it once you tear off the packaging to get to the product out. The wooden kohl pencil needs to be sharpened for every use which leads to wastage. However, the kajal comes with its own free sharpener, hence there is no issues to get a separate sharpener.
The pencil glides on like butter giving a superb pigmentation in a single stroke. Nonetheless, it’s a normal tendency to layer up the kohl on eyelids or waterline more than once. The application doesn’t need any tugging or pulling of eyes. It did not irritate or burn my eyes at all and thankfully I did not end up with watery eyes unlike most of the kajals.
The kajal is extremely smudge proof and sets to a super matte finish within 3 seconds of application and stays on for a good 7 to 8 hours without moving or budging at all. However, it does start fading away after 8 hours of application. Having said that, it may move or smudge if you rub your eyes harder which is pretty normal for any kajal. I tried running it under water and it stood in place even after rubbing lightly with hands. So, for me it’s the most suitable kajal for water based activities like when going out at beaches or for swimming. In all, I would definitely recommend buying this.
Where to buy? Amazon.in
8. Plum Angel Eyes Kohl Kajal
I bought this one just because their NaturSudio one was out of stock and it was so good that I assumed all their kajals would be equally good.
It is white tall pencil form of kajal with smudger on one end and pencil on the other. Its pigmentation is extremely bad and it has a greasy or lets say satiny texture to it. It won’t sit on my oily eye lids come what may. It smudges even after letting it set for good 10 minutes. I feel this is only meant for creating smokey eyes or for smoking out lower lash line. Please don’t expect to work it like a kajal at all. It is nowhere even close to it. It did not even survive running water test and it faded even with a feather light touch. The lightest pigment stayed on my oily eye lids after mattifying them properly, just for 3 to 4 hours.
Having said all of that, I think it’s a very good option for people who wish to head over to party right after work and just throwing it in your purse to keep it handy all the time for such impromptu plans is a great option. Simply create a thick line using it on upper eye lid and smudge it nicely using smudger on the other end. Top it up with a wing using an ink liner for a defined and crisp look. Honestly, I have actually done this quiet a lot of times now and for that it’s a hit.
Where to buy? Amazon.in
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Final Thoughts on Plum Goodness Products
Plum Goodness has its own set of hits and misses in terms of performance. Out of the various Plum Goodness Products that I have tried, their NaturStudio All Day Wear Kajal and Pore Cleansing Green Tea Face Wash are must buys. The Green Tea Clear Mask and the Plum Mattifying Moisturizer are some of their best sellers you might want to try.
The brand has a good set of values in its kitty that influences to buy their products, including
- Being India’s First Beauty Brand to be 100 % Vegan.
- Totally free of Parabens, Propylene Glycol, Phthalates, DEA, SLS, PABA.
- They do not test on animals.
- Disclosure of Full Ingredient List.
- They do not make fairness or whitening creams and encourage diversity and healthy skin.
- Follows International Norms in labeling their products as Organic or Natural, rather that just naming them “Organic” like some brands do!!!
- Plum has products for every skin type, including sensitive skin.
- Thoughtfully formulates their products using the best of natural actives combined with safe, life-friendly ingredients.
- Avoids the use of non-recyclable plastics such as PVC, ABS and SAN in their packaging.
- Gives away 1% of their sales to Environmental Non-Profits, as a global member of One Percent for The Planet.
So why not! Plum Goodness is surely an amazing brand that you need to check out! Have you tried their products? Do share your best and worsts of Plum Goodness Products in the comments section below
Guest Author: Gunika