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I share a beauty secret with Rani Mukerji, and that’s Margo Original Neem Soap!

Margo Original Neem Soap has been around for ages- it’s that one you see in all the Indian grocery stores, and quite possibly, overlook.

Cut that out. Rewind. Pick up a bar of Margo soap yourself (I get mine 3 bars for $5!) and revel in the antibacterial essential oil goodness!

Margo soap is a simple facial and body soap that has been enriched with the awesome antibacterial and healing powers of neem essential oil. The use of neem oil for healing purposes began with Ayurvedic medicine in India thousands of years ago. Ancient Ayurvedic practitioners spoke highly of the benefits of neem for skin disorders- including acne.

So my great-great-great…-great grandmother might have been using neem in a very similar way to what I am today!

Margo soap is a green soap bar with a distinctive herbal scent. The soap lathers well and successfully removes all of my makeup- including my sunscreen. I do like to preface washing by removing my eye makeup with baby oil; Margo washes away all traces of the oil as well. I use it morning and night, and I love the clear skin results it delivers!

I’ve tried every cleanser you can think of: oil cleansers, liquid soaps, cream cleansers, all-natural cleansing pastes, and bar soaps. Margo is the facial cleansing soap I kept going back to- and now, will always stay with.

Thank you, Rani. Thank you, Margo.


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Anglo-Kashmiri beauty Katrina Kaif has arguably the best hair and makeup among India’s celebs. To keep her color- and heat-damaged hair silky and soft, she uses Kiehl’s Olive Fruit Oil Deeply Repairative Hair Pak. This product is a deeply moisturizing hair conditioner made with avocado oil, olive fruit oil, and lemon extract.

After shampoo-ing, massage the conditioner into your hair, making sure to cover your ends thoroughly. Gently tie your hair up in a bun and let sit for a few minutes until you’ve nearly finished your shower, then rinse out. My tub of Kiehl’s hair pak lasted for months and months and always delivered great results.

Check it out!

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