30 Jun 2012

♥ Himalaya Herbals Clarifying Face Wash Instant glow

I have never used any Himalaya products. Recently I could lay hands on Himalaya Herbals Clarifying Fairness Face wash Instant glow. 

Price: 60 INR for 50 ml/gm

Packaging: Comes in a regular transparent tube packaging with flip open cap.

What does it say...Soap free, herbal formulation, Clarifying fairness face wash brightens and reveals glowing skin. enriched with Saffron, proven for its complexion enhancing properties, this face wash gives a fairer and clearer complexion. Pomegranate nourishes, mint cools and cucumber soothes your skin, leaving it nourished. Use regularly for clean, fresh and glowing skin.

Directions for use: Moisten face and neck; apply a small amount of clarifying fairness face wash and gently work up a lather using circular motion. Wash off and pat dry. Use twice daily. Follow with Himalaya Fairness Cream with Clarifying Fairness Face Wash regularly for best results.

Price: 60 INR

Ingredients: Something herbal and something chemical. Refer pic below.

The tube is transparent so that we can check how much product remains. The cream is neither too thick nor runny. It has a very mild fragrance (almost like no fragrance).It gives good lather though it doesn't have soap. It can be used as a mild cleanser and the skin feels soft. But it doesn't work on fairness or lightening as claimed. It suits all skin types and does not dry out the skin.

+Good price for the quantity
+Suitable for all skin types
+No breakouts
+Available easily
+Good for those with sensitive nose
+Packaging-transparent tube

-Doesn't brighten or give fairness

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23 Jun 2012

♥ Garnier Pure Active Pimple relief roll-on

I normally don't get pimples. But the sweltering heat here makes my skin breakout:( Now what came to my rescue? It's the Garnier Pure Active Pimple relief roll-on. 

Price: 199 INR for 10 ml.

What does the company say: It helps dry pimples with extra purifying formula. It has salicylic acid and Herba repair. Herba repair is a natural active extracted from Vaccinium myritillus with exceptional regenerating and skin repairing properties. More on the pic below.

Packaging: It is like a pen with a roller ball tip and a transparent cap. It is easy to hold and use. But the ball gets stuck sometimes because the liquid on the ball dries and changes into a sticky thing.

I applied it on the pimple after cleansing. It gives a chilling sensation when applied and it makes the pimple small. I applied 3 times a day and my pimple is getting smaller like it dries out on continuous use. But I'm afraid that it leaves marks on the skin when the pimple dries. It has a nice smell like a perfume. To be specific- like the Eau de cologne. 

It doesn't make your skin sticky. This is surely worth trying. Though it cannot be considered as a complete pimple reduction treatment, still it comes handy when you are in a hurry.

Dries out pimples on regular use.
Easy to use
Not very pricey
Suitable for all skin types


Less quantity
Leaves marks on skin after drying up the pimple
Liquid on ball dries and becomes sticky after use

Though I am not in need of it often, I would like to have it in case of emergency;)

Take care

19 Jun 2012

♥ Garnier Pure Active Pore Unclogging Face wash

Hi. Here is the other facewash from Garnier  Pure Activ range. 

Package: Regular tube packaging like the Garnier Pure Activ Blackhead Uprooting Scrub. 

Price: INR 79 for 50 gm.

Ingredients: Refer the picture. A lot of ingredients.

Texture: It is very runny. So it is difficult to manage while taking out like if you close the cap, it runs everywhere in your hand and if you wash your face first, it leaks out of the tube.Huh!

It has fresh mint smell. My eyes tend to water when I use it around my eyes. My skin feels tight and refreshing after using it. It is a wonderful mild face wash for everyday cleansing to remove impurities. My skin feels clean and fresh. I don't see any changes in my marks. Since I don't have acne, I don't have any breakouts. It is suited for normal skin type.

Take care

9 Jun 2012

♥ Garnier Pure Active Blackheads uprooting scrub

Hey dearies, today's review is Garnier Pure Active Blackheads uprooting scrub. We have already heard the ad campaign about the Pure Active range and it was very funny. Now here is the review...

Packaging: It comes in a regular tube package with a graphical label.

Price: 79 INR for 50 gm

Ingredients: Water, glycerin, setyl alcohol, stearic acid, peg-7 glyceryl cocoate, sodium laureate sulphate, palmitic acid, steareth-21, polyethylene, salicylic acid, coco betaine, etc... a huge list (refer pic).

Texture: The consistency is neither to runny nor too thick. It has minute scrubs which gives a good scrubbing effect.

The smell is very fresh - mint smell. It makes me feel fresh but people with sensitive eyes and nose will not like it. Since I don't have blackheads, I gave it to my mom. After using for so long, I don't see any reduction of black heads on her nose. But it gives a fresh and cool face. I'l definitely say a no to this one for people who have acne because the scrub may be rough on them and cause breakouts.

Other products from Pure Active range will be reviewed shortly:)

Take care
Product samples sent by company for reviewing. It doesn't affect my review in any way.

5 Jun 2012

♥ New Garnier Men PowerLight Sweat + Oil Control Fairness Moisturiser

Skin damages in summer is not only for girls but for boys too and so is the skin care. Garnier Men's range has a new addition- the new "Garnier Men Power Light Sweat + Oil Control Fairness Moisturiser".

What Garnier says about this...
Adding to a repertoire of technologically advanced skin care and body care products, Men’s Grooming expert Garnier Men announced the launch of the all new Garnier Men PowerLight Sweat + Oil Control Fairness Moisturiser to tackle problems like sweat, oily and dull looking skin caused by the sweltering heat.

Garnier Men PowerLight Sweat + Oil Control Fairness Moisturiser is the 1st fairness Moisturiser, specifically made for Indian men, with a light, non sticky formula; enriched with brightening lemon extract and perlite, that makes skin look visibly fairer and keeps it sweat and oil free, even in humid conditions. Catering to the grooming needs of the image conscious men, Garnier Men’s range offers facewashes, moisturizers and body deodorants. With this latest addition in PowerLight range, men can stay sweat free and not be bothered with oily skin & skin darkening this summer. Now, experience fairness without sweat and oiliness!

·     It gives:

      # Intensive Fairness Action – Enriched with brightening lemon extract, makes skin visibly fairer immediately and gives a lasting fair look

·    # Intensive sweat + oil-control action – The formula containing perlite, which has 5 times the absorbing  power of talc* helps keep skin clean, sweat and oil free.

Garnier MEN PowerLight SWEAT + OIL CONTROL in available in two sizes, 20g and 50 g, and retails at MRPs of Rs 85 and Rs 170 respectively.


Here is the link to the new television commercial –


So what are you waiting for girls. Get them for your beloved men ;)

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