Up your winter skincare game with Himalaya

Himalaya Herbals winter skincare

Hey everyone!

Wish you a very Merry Christmas! And suddenly today, Delhi weather has turned super chilly! It is time now to bring out the big mugs of hot chocolate and woollens! But all this at the cost of your skin turning super dry and getting chapped from here and there. Thankfully, we’re loving some skincare products from Himalaya this season. Take a look at what all you should include in your arsenal against the cold!

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Himalaya Clarina Anti-acne Cream Review

Guest post by Kashti


Around 5 years back I suffered from a severe bout of acne due to a fairness moisturizer that I had used over a period of time. Unfortunately that was the time between my engagement and wedding. I have an oily acne prone skin. I visited a dermatologist who gave me expensive creams and tablets. Nothing of it worked. Then, my to-be husband and mother-in-law took me to another dermatologist who suggested a clean-up in his own clinic and a night cream. Obviously I had low expectations from this treatment as well. However after the clean-up I followed the night cream routine religiously and the results were great! I was surprised to see my skin improving within a month’s time! The acnes were going and the marks were fading. I continued to use it for another month. And my skin was flawless and glowing on my d-day. Since then I’m using this on and off as soon as an acne appears and it effectively subsides the acne.



himalaya clarina anti acne cream

What it Claims:  (From Himalaya website):

Clarina has antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory, wound-healing, antioxidant, astringent, and emollient and soothing effects, which act synergistically in the management of acne. The antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties of Clarina help control infection and inflammation in acne lesions. The cooling, soothing, and emollient properties of Clarina are useful in relieving burning sensation and pruritus, and make the skin soft and supple. Clarina’s astringent properties relieve inflammatory pain in acne lesions. Clarina also accelerates the wound-healing process.



himalaya clarina anti acne cream review

Directions for Use: After cleansing the face, Clarina cream should be applied twice daily on acne-lesions and inflamed surfaces until the lesions heal completely.

Composition: Each gram of Clarina anti-acne cream contains extracts of:

Kumari , Badam, Matsyakshi, Manjishtha, Tanakha, Yashada Bhasma

Other Ingredients: Methylparaben IP, Propylparaben IP, Bronopol IP

Price: Rs 50 for 30 gm tube

My take on Himalaya Clarina anti-Acne Cream



himalaya clarina anti acne cream swatch
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This cream comes in a white plastic tube with a green screw cap. The cream is beige in colour and thick in consistency which is ok for night cream though it says to apply twice daily. I apply it on the affected area after cleansing my face in the night. It doesn’t get fully absorbed in the skin though if I massage well it may get absorbed but I like to leave it like that and let it dry. And I can sleep with it. The smell is mildly floral and lingers on. It generally takes 3 days to a few weeks to show result depending on the severity of the acne. Sometimes I also use it as a base to apply foundation as it works well as a concealer.

Pros of Himalaya Clarina anti-Acne Cream

Ø Effective on clearing acnes and marks

Ø Inexpensive and good amount to last long

Ø Nice fragrance

Ø Impressive ingredients

Ø Good packaging

Cons of Himalaya Clarina anti-Acne Cream

Ø Little sticky on application

Ø Skin can fell little stretched post application so dry skinned girls may not like it.

Ø Contains Parabens

Verdict: I am in love with this cream and will keep on buying it. Oily acne prone skin beauties can give this a try as it’s inexpensive and mostly herbal.


Rating: 9/10

Love,

Kashti



About the author- Kashti is a simple home-maker who likes to write about anything.. Products, places or life!

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Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack- Review

Hi girls,
Today I’m reviewing the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack. It’s one of the good drugstore face packs that I’ve tried. Read on to know why.

About Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack:

Price: Rs. 65 for 50g
Packaging: Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack comes in an opaque white squeezy tube, with a green flip-top cap. The cap is sturdy too, and shuts properly, so the tube is travel friendly.

Ingredients: Key ingredients: Fuller’s earth, Neem, Turmeric. Other ingredients:


Instructions: Refer second picture above

Consistency/ texture: The Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack is a dark, moss-green coloured, clay based face pack, with small exfoliating granules. I believe those are neem chhal powder (bark powder), not too sure though (not mentioned on the pack). The pack dries to a lighter colour.

Swatch (sorry for the gross pic :-P)

Spread on the skin
Fragrance: Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack has a strong Neem and Turmeric smell to it. I can bear with it, but if you have a very sensitive nose, you may not like it. The small is not a pleasant one, I must warn you! Its very ayurvedic-recipe type, but that’s what it is. 

My experience with Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack: I use this pack once in a week. It has this scrub-cum-pack texture, so I usually use this mid-week, when I need dome mild scrubbing along with a pack. I apply this on the face, scrub using gentle circular motions for 1-2 minutes, and then I leave it to dry for 15 minutes, after which I wash it off. It leaves my skin feeling squeaky clean, and refreshed. But it’s not an extra-ordinary face pack which will leave you with glowing skin, reduction in marks, oil control, etc. It’s just a good, cleansing pack!
Pros:
·         Scrub-cum-pack
·         Cleanses skin well
·         Removes oil, dirt, etc.
·         Easily available, easy to carry
·         Price
Cons:
·         Claims to be herbal, but has parabens ;-(
·         Does not impart glow to the face, or any other effects
Verdict: It’s good for its price, so it gets a thumbs-up from my side.
Rating: 8/10
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