By Contributor: Rini
I am here again to review another product from Himalaya Herbals. It has been many years since I began having acne and in these many years, I have tried so many products to get rid of acne that I have forgotten the names of them. Himalaya Herbals Neem Face Wash was the first face wash I ever used. My fight-against-acne began with this face wash and I kind of got emotional seeing the transparent green tube of this neem cleanser again. I felt like saying, “Good to see you again, old friend.”
Himalaya claims: A soap-free, herbal formulation that gently removes impurities and prevents pimples. Neem, well-known for its anti bacterial properties, kills problem causing bacteria, and Turmeric effectively controls acne and pimples. Use regularly for clear, soft and pimple free skin.
How to Use Himalaya Neem Face Wash: Moisten face and neck; apply a small amount of Purifying Neem and gently work up a lather using a circular motion. Wash off and pat dry. Use twice daily. Use Himalaya Purifying Neem Pack once a week to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.
Purifying Neem Face Wash comes in a transparent plastic tube which has a dark green colored flip-open cap. The packaging is very simple and neat.
The face wash is light green in color and has the appropriate consistency. The face wash lathers well and a small quantity is enough to cover the face and neck. Himalaya Neem was my first face wash and I used to like it a lot, initially. But later, I replaced this face wash with Clean & Clear Foaming Face Wash. At present, I have again used this neem face wash for 10 days to re-live my experience of this cleanser.
I do not know if Himalaya Neem actually has turmeric but I am certain that there are neem extracts in this. The face wash cleanses the face properly and leaves a faint neem smell for a while.
It generously removes dirt, grease and oil from the face. It does not clog the facial pores. It works to slow down the occurrence of pimples but it has near to no effect on the existing pimples. However, the face wash cannot battle against oil. Right after using the face wash, my face begins getting oily again within 20 minutes or so. This thing bothers me a lot.
Still, considering its price, I cannot complaint much. Himalaya Purifying Neem is budget friendly and an average face wash.
Price: Rs.55 for 50gm
VNA Rating: 2.5/5
Conclusion: I am attached to Himalaya Neem Face Wash a bit emotionally. But now, I remember why I stopped using this neem face wash. When Himalaya Herbals improved the packaging few years ago, I felt that this face wash might also have been improved! But, nope. It is all the same. I have not used this face wash along with Himalaya Purifying Neem Pack as directed. Despite its failure as a ‘real’ acne fighting face wash, we can use it as a mild cleanser. Acne-prone skin people sometimes get weary using all the harsh or medicated acne/pimple products and also cleansers. They can use it occasionally as a harmless, refreshing and mild face wash. Also this can be used by girls with normal and dry skin. It is so versatile, in a way!
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