Monday, February 14, 2011

Himalaya Neem Facepack


Himalaya Neem Face Pack, photo, review

I can't believe that I haven't written a blog about my skin's best friend!!!! I should've done this long ago. But anyway better late than never.
Last year I was terribly afflicted by an acne break out. We had gone to a hill station. My skin becomes very dry in cold. Since we were not in the city, I could not go to a store.There was Pond's cream whcih many Indians swear by. I thought it might be a good idea to put it on. While my skin still remained very dry, I had extremely bad break out. When I came back everyone kept asking me if I had been ill. I went to a dermatologist. But even after 3 months the acne was not completely cured and I still had so much of it! At last, one of my friends suggested this to me and voila! My skin simply loved this. In a month the acne had vanished. Since I have inherited an ance prone skin, I know I would have bouts. Even then, this has greatly helped reduce it. Later, I learned from one of my friends who has dry skin, she also gets acne whenever she puts on Ponds Cold cream.
Price: 170 INR
Quantity: 200 gm
Shelf-life: 3 years
What the company claims:

Direction of use and composition:

The picture looks definitely yuck and messy! I know. Last time I was in a hurry and didn't have the time to wipe the cap clean.
here is how it actually looks like:



Now: What I like about it:
1) It definitely has neem because it smells like neem and turmeric. A pack that I used to make at home. I find it easier to use directly from a tube. no grinding or collecting the ingredients from the bazaar etc.
2) It effectively cleared my acne and still keeps acne at bay. Its not that I don't get acnes anymore, but thats hereditary. But I DO NOT get pimples anymore at all. If I get a break out, it reduces them in no time at all.
3) It makes my face feel fresh and clean and brightens it up very effectively.
4) since its a bit granular and not totally a smoothie like paste, it also does a scrubbing action when I'm washing it off.

The not so 'wow factors':
1) It tingles the skin. It has been warned on the tube itself. But they ought to say 'burns' the skin rather than tingles because my face really gets the burning sensation for a minute or two which diminishes and ultimately goes away. The sensation is enhanced if it is used on frshly scrubbed skin. But then, it is more effective as well.
2) My skin usually feels a bit dry after using this and I follow up with a moisturizer. But that is not a problem for me.
3) It has parabens. but tell me, logically if a product is really herbal, how can it last long without parabens?


Overall: In spite of these terrible  cons, I love this as it cures my skin and it's my skin's best friend. i have two more skin's best  friends and I'll come up with reviews pretty soon.
Do I recommend? Oh yes! Definitely. If you are affected by acne or pimples, this is definitely a product for you.
This is my skin's BFF.

16 comments:

  1. i am tempted to try this

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  2. I used this a lot during my teens. It is quite nice, but very drying also :(

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  3. sounds great but i think it's for oily skin Nivedita...but I love Himalaya products.

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  4. dry? love it already!! n how wd it react wd sensitive skin nivedita?? i'm so buying this. plus i hv a fascination for green/blue masks!

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  5. @ Rentu: it's really worth trying.
    @ Tanveer: yes. a bit. but a good moisturizer can take care of it I think.
    @ Rakshananda: it says that it's for acne prone skin. You can follow yp with a good or heavy moisturizer.
    @ Anshita: Ummm.. I don't think it would cause harm. But I don't have sensitive skin I guess. But I think it might give you the burning sensation to a greater extent. I really don't think it will cause any 'harm'. you can follow up with a good moisturizer. but don't beat me if it burns. :p you can try the smaller 50 gm tube. costs somewhere around 80 INR I think.
    I love all kind of green masks

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  6. How I wish it was sold in the UK :( I would love to try this outtt!!

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  7. I think the Himalaya site says that it is sold in the Uk. I'm not sure though.

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  8. Just got a Fab India anti acne pack...wish I had read this earlier !! :(

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  9. I have used this as well..nice cos natural but a bit drying..following u..

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  10. @ Shiny: Well, next time you need a pack do try this out. It would do wonders I think.
    @ Hung over..: Did it work for you? I'm following you too. :P

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  11. Have been using this product from 2008...It has actually given results! But from past 1 year, I stopped using it. Only because I got irritated with the tingling effect.

    The pimples and acne are less as compared to earlier. But still come up. Should I use it again? It prevents pimples. But how do I cure it completely?

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  12. yes. Sure. Swati, unfortunately people like you and me can do anything about it because blame it to the genes. But a regular healthy skin care routine is a must.
    of course you should use this again. Even, this one ensures and keeps my pimples at bay. These days, touchwood, I'm not having pimple attack unless I dont follow my skin care routine properly

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  13. i make neem n turmeric pk at home...turmeric cause stinging sensation...but it has definitely helped me alot...i will stick to my home face pack coz i know itz 100% natural n safe...i have a neem tree at home..so it'z not a prob...

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  14. i make neem n turmeric pk at home...turmeric cause stinging sensation...but it has definitely helped me alot...i will stick to my home face pack coz i know itz 100% natural n safe...i have a neem tree at home..so it'z not a prob...

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  15. @ Kanika: Even my mum made me the same pack. But I find the ready one more convenient as you can use it any time. Of course nature's way is the best way

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  16. I know I am late here. But thank you so much for this review. Me facing the same problem these days. The review on neem scrub led me to this . This is now going into my skin care routine. Neem face wash, scrub and pack. Hoping it helps. Thanks :)

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