Ola! my beautiful friends,
I had talked about the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack in my previous post and today I wish to review the facial scrub from the same range which I have been using along. I guess its better to use the products of the same range together because I feel they are kind of designed in such a way that they deliver the optimum output when used in synchrony. So lets get started with the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub Review.
About Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub
Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub helps remove impurities and dead skin, removing excess oil from the skin. It is infused with Neem which removes acne and blackheads and Apricot which hydrates the skin. These natural ingredients help to nourish and clean the skin leaving it soft and radiant. Neem is an excellent skin care ingredient, it helps the skin from not drying out, prevent itchiness and redness, Apricot helps to hydrate skin.
Removes dirt, pollution and excess oiliness from the skin
Cleanses out the skin very effectively
Made with natural ingredients.
Azadirachta indica (Neem, Nimba)
Prunus armeniaca(Apricot, Urumana)
Also mentioned – Extracts of the following (each gm of product contains)
Nimba (Azadirachta indica) – 50 mg
Haridra (Curcuma longa) – 5 mg
Pdr. Urumana (Prunus americana) – 5 mg
Methylparaben IP, Propylparaben IP, Phenoxyethanol IP.
How to use the product
Apply in a circular motion on the face and neck. Rinse with water and pat dry. Use at least once a week for clear, acne-free skin.
This product is dermatologically-tested, non-comedogenic and hypoallergenic.
Price in India
Rs 130/- for 100 gm
Rs 70/- for 50 gm
In Detail Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub Review and My Experience
Most of my friends reading this must be knowing that I have combination skin which tends to get more oily on the T-zone. Because of my breakouts, I started using the neem face pack and with that I decided to start using this facial scrub. It comes in a similar packaging as the face pack. It is pretty travel safe.
The product smells very herbal with very noticeable Neem (azadirecta) smell. It is white in colour and has a cream consistency but the product holds together like a gel. It’s got these little green particles and a few of orange ones which I am guessing are apricot. I actually like the green and some orange scrub particles in a gel-cream white base. Also, the particles in the scrub are a lot smaller than the ones in the face pack.
How I use it
I take approximately a large pea sized amount of the scrub and apply it on wet face. I like to take my time scrubbing gently all over avoiding the eye area. It does not foam and maintains its creamy texture. Although the particles in this one are smaller than the face pack, I find them a teeny bit sharper. Not scratchy, but not as soft as the ones in face pack. After massaging it on for like 2 to 4 minutes, I wash it off with normal temperature water.
Afterwards I use my regular moisturiser.
Because the scrub does not have any foaming agents, it does not dry out my skin. My skin feels clean and soft everytime I use it. It takes out all the dirt and impurities from the skin. I have to say it is not going to completely wipe out all the zits but it does significantly reduces them and as I have been using it for a while (along with the face mask), it has reduced further breakouts.
Overall, this again is a pretty amazing budget friendly product. I won’t say that this scrub gives dramatic results but yes, many high ended brands fail to deliver the results but this one does. However my concerns are that it has a lot of parabens and contains alcohol. They have mentioned the active ingredients and a few of others but have not provided a complete ingredient list which is a major drawback according to me.
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PROs of Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub
1. Travel friendly flip open top packaging.
2. Non foaming – non drying.
3. Cleanses the skin very well.
4. Makes the skin soft.
5. Reduces breakouts.
6. Has some really amazing organic extracts like those of Neem and apricot.
7. Budget friendly.
8. Easily available.
CONs of Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub
1. The herbal smell might be a problem for some.
2. Not going to get rid of blackheads/zits completely.
3. Contains parabens and alcohol.
4. Complete ingredient list not mentioned.
1. The scrub particles are slightly harsh so beauties with sensitive skin must try this on a small area of the skin and then only use it on entire face accordingly.
2. Though it does not dry out the face completely, I would advice to apply a moisturiser after using it.
3. Please be very very gentle on the skin while using it, never be harsh while scrubbing the facial skin.