Sunday, February 15, 2015

Himalaya Whitening Face Wash Review

Tube of Himalaya with saffron

Seeing a lone tube of this whitening face wash was unexpected since I'm looking forward for 2 samples like how it came with Himalaya Purifying Neem Wash. Also, the tube only contains half of the product but nonetheless a little goes a long way. I didn't use it instantly and was in the bottom of my list since I thought it was really a creamy type cleanser.

Reviewers from sample room mostly describe this as creamy. For me, it's not creamy in the sense that it has an oil or leaves a similar feeling.

This Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face Wash has:
  • Saffron
  • Licorice
  • White Dammer
  • Pomegranate
  • Cucumber

It has some plant extracts along with huge list of unfamiliar ingredients that is either chemical or synthetic (correct me if I'm wrong). I'm into organic product but I have qualms and unanswered questions regarding the potentials and possible side effect of organic ingredients.

Sticky Texture

It doesn't lather but it effectively removes oil compared to other non-foamy cleanser I've tried. I did use some oil or cold cream to remove powder/foundation residue and used this Himalaya face wash after. It completely removed the grease from my face. It glides well if you massage it in your face and the smoothness it has make it hard to determine whether the cleanser is totally removed through rinsing. Strange enough, it doesn't make or keep the face moisturized.

It leaves the face shiny after few minutes. You'd be able to determine which part of your face is the oiliest and which part is not. The shiniest skin is the oiliest. The face becomes stiff too... and dry. It's not the typical squeaky clean feel. You really need a heavy moisturizer here. I use Myra E as I'm mostly comfortable with light facial moisturizer for my oily face but I use the Himalaya face moisturizer for a heavy side during the days I know I can tolerate it. Leaving the face too dry is like allowing premature wrinkles to exist.

Swatch in the skin

It smells like a body soap. It quite strong but doesn't linger long and is not bothering most of the time. It really feels natural since only natural/organic products gives me a unique and weird experience.

It didn't cause me breakouts but didn't heal my breakouts. It's just fine for everyday use but when I have a sudden surge of pimples, Kojie San is still my shortcut and I only return to this Himalaya on normal days or after my face is cleared.

Instruction and ingredients

If only the tube is bigger,  I might have a more positive review of this whitening face wash since a long usage can still change one's mind. And because of that, I will choose the neem variant than this when it comes to reducing pimples. There is no noticeable change when it comes to whitening. The mild whitening effect of this is more of a maintenance for me. It didn't gave me a clear and radiant skin and an even complexion. Maybe the whitening effect will be more effective if the product is kept longer in the face.

  • The need for moisturizer.
  • Makes the skin stiff and dry.
  • The long list of ingredients.
  • The extracts are in the last part of the list.





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  2. Haven't tried this yet, Im still breastfeeding so I am not sure if I can use any whitening products. This is the only Himalaya that I haven't tried.


    1. I saw other variants and somehow I'm interested to try them. Ito ewan ko ba, para siyang sap ng halaman and very acidic, though it's just me. I like the neem better. Good yan sis, hindi lang siguro whitening products, madami din kasing mga ingredients na hormone disruptors etc. kaya siguro kahit hindi whitening products talagang dapat ilessen.


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