Saeed Ghani’s ubtans are my favourite specially his sandal ubtans. Saeed Ghani has established a name in Pakistani cosmetic market mainly because of their ubtans and skincare herbal products. Ubtans are very popular among young girls, specially those who are soon to be married and are looking for the “glow” for the pre-wedding days. Their products are available in all major cities of the country and also on their official website.
First of all, most people probably don’t even know that there are TWO khas sandal ubtan versions manufactured by the company. One is the plain sandal khas ubtan which comes in a pentagon orange box and the ubtan is also orangish red and leaves the face reddish when ubtan dries on the face.This ubtan is for PKR 90 for 100g. I would just like to add that I did not like their Whitening ubtan at all, because of too grainy texture and bad smell. Also did not like their Zaffran products because it did not affect my skin at all.
The other is the “tumeric and other” ingredients along with sandal as main ingredients. It comes in a packet, not box, and is double the price of simple sandal one. Price is PKR 200 for 100g.
I have used the Sandal Khas Ubtan, the plain sandal version, for about three boxes and I loved the results, the glow and the healthy hydrated skin it gave me, and the smell is wonderful, but then I came across the second sandal and extra ingredients version and I found it far better than the sandal khas version alone.
The first one leaves a healthy glow on your face but the turmeric one also helps you fight acne and the inflammation on skin resulting from allergies or zits.
How to use this ubtan:
The guy at the Saeed Ghani counter opposite Al-Fateh in Centaurus Mall, Islamabad gave me general directions on how to use ubtans for your specific skin type. According to him:
- For dry skin, mix ubtan with cream or milk
- For normal & combination skin, mix with rose water.
- For oily skin, make paste with normal clean drinking water.
You make a paste and apply it on face. Scrub for 5-10 minutes and then wash with plain water.
How I use it:
Since I have oily skin, I make a paste with clean drinking water. Then I apply and scrub the face for few minutes till the ubtan changes colour and consistency on my face. Yes, it does that. Then I leave the mask on my face for up to 30 minutes and wash with plain water (no soap). I was using the ubtan everyday for over a month when I wanted to re-purchase it only to find out that they have stopped manufacturing my favourite version. I’m still waiting may be they change their mind about it because it is actually a really good exfoliator plus face mask.
- Skin looks hydrated whichever version you use.
- If you use this ubtan, you can say good bye to all exfoliators, face wash, gels, masks etc. This one product is everything.
- The product is great for complexion specially after a summer tan but one has to be very careful about going in sun because ubtan makes your skin photosensitive.
- The price is really affordable given it works as scrub, mask and face wash at the same time.
- does not leave the skin dry.
Do I recommend it:
YES, i’m a big fan of this ubtan (both versions) and really recommend, however, not for a daily use because your skin might get too used to the product and when you are not using it, it might break you out. But totally worth it if used as a scrub and face mask twice a week.