Dr. Sheth’s ‘Cica & Ceramide Overnight Repair Serum’

the brand

Dr. Sheth’s is an Indian Luxury Skincare Brand formulated by dermatologists. Their concept is “for Indian Skin”. They have a range of products for all skin-types addressing concerns specific to our environment and our skin. Their products are thoughtful and sophisticated- a great combination of clinically proven skincare and Indian sensibility.

the product

The product under review today is their Cica & Ceramide Overnight Repair Serum. I think it might have been called the CBD & Ceramide serum earlier- it has a similar INCI. This serum is suitable for all skin-types. Its 30 ml of product for ₹950. The packaging, while not extremely aesthetic, is functional.

the INCI

Dr. Sheth’s website listed the key ingredients in this serum as the following:

  1. Ceramide-3
  2. Centella Asiatica Extract
  3. Cannabis Sativa Oil
  4. Marula Oil.

In India, companies are not required to list every single ingredient present in a cosmetic product. They are only required to list the “Key” ingredients in the formula in descending order of concentration. This means that companies can choose to be transparent or not- its up to them.

Dr.Sheth’s product packaging doesn’t have the full INCI. Their website used to publish the INCI for all of their products. However, last checked (01/12/2020), they just list their “Hero” Ingredients.

analysis of ingredients

You can find the full INCI on Nykaa and INCIDecoder.

Of the 24 ingredients in this formula:

  1. Water is the base/solvent.
  2. Phenoxyethanol is the preservative- I’m so happy that its a proper preservative which is well researched.
  3. Rose Oil provides the fragrance.
  4. Deoxyphytantriyl Palmitamide Mea, Sodium Polyacrylate Starch, Lecigel (Sodium Acrylates Copolymer & Lecithin) help the water based and oil based ingredients mix together and help the serum have the consistency, texture and feel that it does.
  5. The major ingredients (2-9) are various types of moisturising ingredients and Niacinamide (my favorite!) which is a skin brightener and acne fighter.

Apart from their “hero” ingredients, which are lower down the list, I would actually like to highlight Squalane, Niacinamide and Cholesterol.

This serum’s INCI is just 👌

feel/smell/use

It’s a white gel cream. Feels very light and cool (from the Lecigel?) and absorbs quickly. It leaves your skin looking visibly nourished. The smell is a little like rose water (from the rose oil!) but it’s not overpowering. This can be used every day as a moisturising serum under a heavier moisturiser. The serum lasts a decent amount of time- I’ve required only one pump per use.

VERDICT

I LOVE this product.

It is made up of clinically proven ingredients and it feels like a complete moisturising serum- with a great combination of humectants (water-attracting), occlusives(protective barrier) and emollients(skin softener) . As you can see from the ingredients, it’s formulated to support and soothe the skin, while preventing Transepidermal Water loss (TEWL). I think it’s worth a try for soothing irritated skin after wearing a mask all-day.

A couple of minor cons: its a little pricey, and I could do without the Rose Oil. I can’t think of any major cons for this serum.

Its a 100% yes from me.

Please go and buy this if you are looking for a great moisturising serum!

for more info, check out

  1. Dr. Sheth’s Product Page
  2. INCIDecoder

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