I got some products from Himalaya Herbals for review over a week ago. Founded in 1930, this brand is present in over 80 countries and is considered a pioneer in the use of modern science in the development of herbal products. They have manufacturing facilities in both India and Dubai, and their products are now available in the Philippines! I’m starting off with Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash.
I will be reviewing several products from Himalaya Herbals but I will start with the basics — Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash. It comes in 2 forms: Gel type and Foam type.
I tried out Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash (gel type) first. But before I proceed, what is Neem? The Neem Tree is an evergreen tree that is part of the mahogany family. Neem bark, leaves, fruits, seeds, and oils all contain medicinal qualities. Women in India have relied on Neem for flawless skin for thousands of years. Neem has anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties plus it’s gentle on the skin.
Anyhow, back to trying the Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash. It’s a green-colored gel when dispensed from the tube.
Add water and it foams up with light suds. I washed my face with this for 3-4 days straight, 2x a day (after I wake up in the morning and before I sleep at night). It was surprisingly not drying (the purifying claim scared me because purifying usually means drying) and it had a mild scent which seemed to me like a mix of herbs and light alcohol. It doesn’t smell bad, it smells kind of… clinical fresh in that herbal sort of way (am I making sense?).
What I like about Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Wash:
- It’s formulated with Neem and Turmeric, both of which are natural herbal ingredients in nature.
- It’s soap-free and non-drying, it just leaves your face feeling fresh and clean after washing.
- It’s free from harmful chemicals like SLS/SLES and parabens.
- It’s good for all skin types — the tube says Normal to Oily, but I actually have psycho combination skin (oily, normal, and dry in some parts) and it worked for me.
- It’s super affordable at P129 per 100ml tube.
After using the gel version for a few days, I switched to the Himalaya Herbals Neem Foaming Face Wash.
Just as the name suggests, it’s in foam form. When you pump it out of the bottle it comes out like this so you don’t need to lather up.
You spread it directly onto your wet or moistened face to cleanse. It smells the same as the gel.
Again, my face felt fresh and clean after use. I did notice though that the foam felt a bit drying whereas the gel did not.
What I like about Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash:
- Just pump out the product and it’s ready for use, no need to lather up.
- If your skin is on the oilier side, this removes and keeps off excess oil more compared to the gel.
- It’s soap-free and does not contain harmful chemicals like SLS/SLES and parabens.
Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Foaming Face Wash retails for P189. It did feel drying to me though so I personally prefer the gel type wash. However if your skin is oily, this would probably be better for you.
Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Washes are available at Watsons, SM Supermarket / Hypermarket, Savemore, Shopwise, Robinsons Supermarket / Department Store, 7-11, Gaisano Metro, Gaisano Grand, and other select stores in Luzon. Log on to http://himalayawellness.com/store-locator.asp to find a store near you.
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