I am a strong believer in the power of exfoliation and the magic it has on your skin. I am someone whose face is a dermatologist’s delight – blackheads, white heads, clogged pores and acne! And I found the answer to all my problems years ago when I started using face scrubs on a regular basis. Just a basic cleanse-tone-moisturize routine is not enough, one needs to scrub as well! Using a good face scrub once a week for normal skin, or twice a week if you have oily skin is a must to exfoliate and remove dead skin, which in the long run helps keep a lot of skin issues at bay.
Himalaya Herbals is a skin care brand I swear by – made in India for skin types world over. Very few skin care companies combine traditional Ayurveda with modern skin care to provide their customers the best. I’ve been using their Purifying Neem Pack since a while now, and I am immensely pleased at how it works on my acne prone skin, keeping blemishes at bay. I was on the lookout for a face scrub that would work on my acne prone skin, without being too harsh. I decided to try their Purifying Neem Scrub recently, and share my experience with you all.
Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub brings together the goodness of Neem, Apricot, and Turmeric – three ingredients that are known to work wonders on oily, acne prone skin. While neem’s anti-bacterial properties work on attacking acne and keeping pimples at bay, the anti-septic properties of turmeric soothe the skin. Apricot granules act as the exfoliating agent here. The combined effect of all three primary ingredients make this an ideal scrub if your skin is oily and acne prone like mine.
I tried the scrub the whole of last week on my face. Currently the humidity has got to my skin, and I am experiencing a lot of break outs and acne, so this really was the perfect time to experience the scrub’s benefits.
The Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Scrub works wonders towards removing dead skin. A small coin sized amount of the product needs to be massaged into the face, focusing on the T-zone which is where the whiteheads and blackheads are embedded. The scrub works well towards eliminating whiteheads, but the stubborn blackheads refused to budge. Exfoliating or scrubbing after steaming your face may be a good option in that case.
The scrub has a mild fragrance that is not artificial or overpowering. The consistency of the scrub is creamy and moist, and is neither watery nor drying. What I liked about the scrub is the use of natural derivatives as the exfoliating agent such as the Apricot granules in the Purifying Neem Scrub. The granules are not too large in size such that they hurt, and not too tiny such that they make you feel like you haven’t scrubbed your face at all.
The scrub leaves your face squeaky clean with no grease or residue. It is also not too harsh on the face – no redness or blotches on the skin either! A few hours after using the scrub, my skin still felt smooth and glowing.
Priced at Rs. 70/- for 50 g, and Rs. 130/- for 100 g. the scrub is cost effective in addition to delivering what it promises. Follow the scrub up with the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack and you have a parlour like ‘clean-up’ right in the comfort of your home.