Dr Sheth’s is a dermatologist formulated luxury skincare brand. It is designed exclusively for Indian Skin by three generations of skin doctors. The brand is quite popular among skincare enthusiasts. I have used a few products since it was first launched. Recently after the brand revamped its packaging and launched intriguing products, I decided to give it a try again. I bought most of the products from the MensXP website during one of their sales. If you are confused about what to get from the wide range of Dr Sheths Products, this post is for you. Dr Sheth’s Products are Sulphate Free, Paraben Free, Non-Toxic, Vegan, Cruelty-Free and Pregnancy Safe.
Dr Sheth’s Products Review
1. Dr Sheth’s Centella & Vitamin E Cleanser
Product Type: Dr Sheth’s Centella Vitamin E Cleanser is a deep cleanser that leaves your skin clean and fresh.
Ingredients: Almond Oil (hydrating), Ashwagandha Extract(calming), Centella Asiatica Extract(soothing) and 2% Vitamin E Beads(repairing).
Ideal For: All Skin Types, except maybe very dry and sensitive skin.
Texture: A medium consistency clear gel with pink microbeads.
Fragrance: Smells like a “gel”. Nothing over the top. Just a plain unbothered scent relatable to most pharmacy skincare products.
My Experience: This is the revamped version of their Basic Brightening Daily Cleanser. I’ve used one bottle of that cleanser before. This is the second time I bought this one. Both are the same in terms of texture and performance. Strangely this reminds me of the AHA Glow Face Wash with that tiny beads in it. I’m glad that the beads in this one are soluble. That is they dissolve completely while massaging onto the skin. The cleanser lathers quite well and rinses off easily. No slippery residue. It cleans the skin thoroughly with a squeaky clean effect. It’s not overly drying if you are oily and sweaty. But if you have dry skin, this can be a bit drying. This cleanser would be perfect for the summers or as a second cleanser after removing heavy makeup. There is nothing unique about this product. I liked using this cleanser. But it’s not something that I’d love to repurchase.
Where to buy it? Amazon.in
2. Dr Sheth’s Moringa & Vitamin C Cleansing Oil
Product Type: This is a coconut oil-based cleansing oil that breaks down makeup, sunscreen and impurities. It deeply cleanses to give you clean and clear skin.
Ingredients: Moringa Oil (purifying), Almond Oil (nourishing), Vitamin C (brightening), Vitamin E (soothing), Passion Fruit Oil (repairing).
Ideal For: Oily, Combination, Dry & Normal Skin. May/May not suit Acne-Prone & Sensitive skin types due to the presence of various oils.
Texture: A clear oily liquid that emulsifies on contact with water.
Fragrance: Light fresh fragrance, typically from the oils used.
My Experience: This has become one of my favourite first cleansers. It works perfectly to remove makeup and sunscreen. I take four to five pumps of cleansing oil. Trust me that’s not a lot. The pump dispenses a little product each time. I massage the oil on my dry skin and work on it for a few seconds. Then I add a couple of drops of water to emulsify it. It turns milky and effectively removes all sorts of impurities from the skin. It washes off easily and doesn’t leave behind any oily residue. The best thing about this cleansing oil is it doesn’t sting my eyes at all. It’s very comfortable to use. I usually follow it up with a second cleanser. However, on dry skin days, I’ve even skipped second cleansers and my skin has been perfectly fine. There were no breakouts or irritations on my skin.
Overall, I could say this is one of the Best Cleansing Oil in India that emulsifies well, doesn’t sting and removes dirt efficiently. A must-try product.
Where to buy it? Amazon.in
3. Dr Sheth’s Niacinamide & Green Tea Calming Toner
Product Type: It’s a refreshing and soothing toner that is pH balanced.
Ingredients: 5% Niacinamide (nourishing), 0.3% Allantoin (healing), Green Tea Extract (calming) & Calendula Extract (soothing).
Ideal For: All Skin Types
Texture: Clear, water-like liquid.
Fragrance: It contains no added fragrance. It smells neutral to me.
My Experience: I didn’t have many expectations from this toner, to be honest. I bought this since it had 5% Niacinamide which is beginner-friendly and not likely to cause adverse reactions. And that it is available in a toner form. I don’t prefer to use separate Niacinamide Serums as it’s an ingredient that’s often available in most skincare products.
This toner is exactly what it claims. A very refreshing and soothing toner. I like that the spray nozzle spritz super fine smooth mist, just like my Kama Ayurveda Rose Water. Some sprays are super harsh on the skin and I hate them. I spray this toner directly on my face after cleansing. I use two to three pumps. The toner takes a while to dry if left to dry on its own. I gently pat it on my skin for quick absorption and follow it up with a moisturizer. It has a bit of cooling sensation on the skin. This toner alone doesn’t do much for brightening or pore health. But with other products, could help boost its performance in giving you a plump and healthy-looking skin. Overall, it is not a must-have. But something I’d like to use from time to time, especially during summers.
Where to buy it? Amazon.in
4. Dr Sheth’s Cica & Ceramide Overnight Repair Serum
Product Type: This is a lightweight, skin repairing and nourishing serum. It hydrates and strengthens the skin with its blend of essential ingredients.
Ingredients: 1% Ceramide Complex(strengthening), 2% Squalane(repairing), Centella Asiatica Extract(soothing), Niacinamide (brightening), Hemp Oil(calming) and Marula Oil(moisturizing)
Ideal For: All Skin Types. Dry skin types can use this as a serum and oily skin types can use this as a moisturizer.
Texture: Light gel-cream texture.
Fragrance: It’s Unscented. But it has a very faint “gel” scent, that resonates with most fragrance-free skincare.
My Experience: This is a gem among Dr Sheth’s Products. It’s one of their best-selling product. And there is a reason for it. But I wouldn’t call this a serum. This is more like a lightweight moisturizer. It has a dreamy watery gel texture that spreads super smoothly. The gel gets absorbed quickly and leaves the skin nicely hydrated. It leaves skin soft, supple and plump. There is neither a sticky tacky feel nor a drying mattifying finish. It has a very neutral moisturized finish which I love. The gel serum is able to calm and soothe my skin of any irritations. It’s great to use after threading, waxing, after sun exposure and overall calm the skin. If you have been using chemical exfoliators in your routine, this would be a great addition to strengthen the skin barrier. I absolutely loved this Cica and Ceramide Serum. A must buy from Dr Sheth’s.
Where to buy it? Amazon.in
5. Dr Sheth’s Extra Gentle Peel
Product Type: It is an AHA-based chemical peel that gently exfoliates, evens skin tone, reduces dark spots, and brightens your skin.
Key Ingredients: 5% Glycolic Acid (resurfacing), 5% Lactic Acid (exfoliating), Pomegranate extract (brightening) and Calendula Extract (soothing).
Ideal For: All skin types, except Sensitive Skin. Targets dull, tanned, and pigmented skin.
Texture: Thin lotion-like texture. It is almost like a gel crème with its smooth texture.
Fragrance: Strongly scented with a tangy note to it.
My Experience: What I love the most about this product is that it can be used in multiple ways. The texture of this makes it ideal to be used as a spot treatment to fade acne marks, as a wash-off mask as well as a sleeping mask. In any case, I’d not use this more than twice a week, even though it’s a gentle formulation. The earlier version was called Daily Peel. But the brand has renamed the product as Extra Gentle Peel and doesn’t recommend to use daily.
The peel spreads so effortlessly and it dries down to a smooth finish. Sometimes I would layer up with a soothing ceramide moisturizer to tackle the mild tingling sensation it gives. In 4 months of using this product, it helped with the lightening of fresh acne marks and reduction in uneven skin tone. It doesn’t instantly brighten up the skin like strong chemical peels. The product works, but you need lots of patience. But the added advantage is that it is a gentle product.
Overall, this is a gentle chemical exfoliator for beginners. And don’t forget to protect your skin with sunscreen if you are using an exfoliator.
Where to buy it? Amazon.in
These were some of Dr Sheth’s Products that I’ve tried. I had a good experience with most of their products. The pricing of the products is slightly on the expensive side and I don’t think they justify them. But you could always get them at great discounts. A majority of online portals and even the brand’s websites have their products on sale most of the time.
Dr Sheth’s Products Controversy
It wouldn’t be fair to the readers of this blog if we don’t touch base on the recent controversies regarding Dr Sheth’s Products. It was reported by a consumer that their Niacinamide Serum had a white cloudy residue inside their bottle. Which looked like fungal growth. The brand took a while to sort out the issue. They took back the product for testing and issued a statement that it wasn’t a fungal growth based on their lab analysis. We still do not know for sure what the white residue was! Meanwhile, a couple of other users too found similar growth. The brand did not recall the products from the entire batch but offered to refund anyone who contacted them with any issues with their Niacinamide. There were also reports of their Vitamin C Serum being unstable. While this controversy happened in mid-June of 2021 and the entire thing died down. In Feb of 2022, there have been multiple reports of fungal growth in their Moringa Vitamin C Cleansing Oil. The brand is yet to address this issue.
With many of their products having this growth issue, we can clearly see that they do not have a good preservation system in their formulations. After all, propagating being a safe skincare brand is not just enough. And people should be aware that products with no preservatives are no better than products with parabens. By the way, Parabens are quite ok in skincare. We were led to believe they weren’t!
While I didn’t notice any issue with the products myself, and I came to know about the issue only recently after emptying them, I decided to share my experience with their products based on their performance. So it’s upto you if you’d like to get them. It’s sad because I truly loved the Cica Serum a lot. And a lot of their new launches are quite interesting, especially their Ceramide & Vitamin C Sunscreen. Only time will tell if I would be trying more products.
What do you think of this brand? Have you tried any of the Dr Sheth’s Products? Do let us know in the comments section below.