Himalaya Herbals Fairness Cream Review

by bulbul on December 29, 2010 · 37 comments

Himalaya Fairness cream- review:

Today I will be reviewing Himalaya fairness cream. I use fairness cream as anti-blemish cream. I have observed that fairness creams can be used to reduce dark patches, scars and tan. But one must be careful while buying a fairness cream, because most of the creams use bleaching agents and other harmful chemicals to keep their promise of “visible fairness within a fortnight”, which can not be true. Himalaya herbal is a well-known brand which is famous for some really good products at much lower prices than some other high-end brands. We trust Himalaya herbal:).

Himalaya Fairness cream

What the product says:
“Fairness in 4 weeks” – The unique natural formula of Himalaya Fairness Cream is absorbed faster into the skin and works throughout the day, making your complexion better each time, every time. Prevents dark discoloration of the face.

  • Himalaya fairness cream claims to give you “4 Dimensional Fairness” – Improves glow, Moisturizes, Improves complexion, Nourishes.
  • Himalaya fairness cream is an ayurvedic proprietary medicine.
  • Suitable for all skin types. No bleaching agents. No harmful chemicals.
  • Natural herbal formulations tend to change colour overtime. However, the product efficacy remains unchanged.

Ingredients:
Each gm contains-
Aloe vera/Kumari (Aloe vera– 50mg): Moisturizes and softens the skin.
Walnut/Akschota (Juglans regia – 20mg): Nourishes the skin.
Orange/Naranga (Citrus reticulata – 20mg): Removes blemishes.
Rose/Satapatrika (Rosa centifolia – 20mg): Improves complexion. Keeps you fresh.
Inactives:
Methylparaben, Propylparaben, Bronopol.
Price: INR 30 for 25g
Shelf life: Best before 3 years from date of manufacture.
Direction for use: Clean the face with a mild soap. Apply fairness cream all over the face and neck in upward circular motion, twice a day.
My experience:

Himalaya Fairness cream

Himalaya Fairness cream

The product comes in a standard Himalaya tube, with a green cap. The whole packaging is quite nice. The cream is white colored and smells awesome. It gives you a bright non-greasy, smooth finish like any other fairness cream. The cream is quite thick, but gets absorbed into skin easily. The texture reminds me of a very old cosmetic product – afgan snow. I can remember my grandma would use afgan snow every day:).

Himalaya Fairness cream

Himalaya Fairness cream

Himalaya Fairness cream

See, my skin looks so brighter after rubbing the cream.
However, my skin feels stretchy after applying the cream. So, I have to apply a lot of moisturizer along with the cream. I have combination to oily skin. This cream, however, lightens dark spots upto some extent. Skin indeed looks fresh after application.

What I like about Himalaya fairness cream:

  • The cream does not contain any bleaching agents or any harmful chemicals (at least they claim so).
  • This is a herbal product:).
  • Makes skin look brighter.
  • Gets absorbed pretty quickly, leaving a non-greasy, smooth finish.
  • Smells awesome.
  • Lightens dark spots upto some extent.
  • Pocket-friendly.
  • Nice packaging.
  • Contains aloe vera, which is a natural blemish solving and moisturizing agent.
  • Since it is non-greasy and brightens your skin instantly, it can be a good makeup base.
  • Another good thing about Himalaya as well as this product is that they do not test on animals. Why would some poor creatures suffer to make us beautiful???

What I don’t like about Himalaya fairness cream:

  • Does not moisturize at all. I think this product is not suitable for dry skin people. However, this problem can be solved using a moisturizer along with the cream.
  • Does not contain any SPF :( . You have to apply a sunscreen separately.
  • Does not make you fair. Well, this is not a con, I think :P.
  • Contains paraben as preservative.

So, overall it is a good product. Not the best, but good. I think people can give it a try. It is way cheaper than some other harbal fairness products like Lotus herbals which do not work so well despite high pricing. This can be useful to remove tan, acne spots etc.

Will I purchase it again? Yes :). I am quite happy with this product.

Rating: :-* . Wish it’s more moisturizing than it is now.

Take care :)

{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

jomol December 29, 2010 at 8:27 pm

I don’t want to try fairness creams anymore…..but all day creams are called fairness creams nowadays………. :weep: :weep: :weep: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

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Rati December 29, 2010 at 8:42 pm

Oh it reminds of ginseng :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker: :snicker:

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bulbul December 29, 2010 at 9:00 pm

i agree. :clap:

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Shreya December 29, 2010 at 8:43 pm

once used Fair and Lovely its effects haven’t left me yet :(( :(( :(( .. i never dare try anything that says whitening again :| :|

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bulbul December 29, 2010 at 8:58 pm

u r welcome. :haanji: actually nothing can possibly lighten ur skin. but sometimes good fairness creams help lightening dark spots and blemishes. and i have a weird habit of trying various new products. :bully:

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jomol December 29, 2010 at 9:24 pm

poutmati….you remembered ginseng :spank: :spank: :spank: :spank:

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Rati December 29, 2010 at 9:31 pm

:giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle: :giggle:

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naina December 29, 2010 at 9:54 pm

i hadnt even read the writers name nor the review , just saw fairness and thought of you jomol… see i louu youuu sooooo much !!! :kissing: :kissing: :kissing:

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bulbul December 30, 2010 at 1:39 am

:jiggy1: :jiggy1: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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aswathy December 29, 2010 at 9:38 pm

goin to try this to get rid of my blemishes..
my recent post loreal-hot-straight

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Tommy December 29, 2010 at 9:45 pm

good review bulbul…….
i have uneven skintone around my mouth without a tan which grows darker if i tan……do u think this will work??? :wilt:

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bulbul December 30, 2010 at 1:35 am

well, do u hav dry skin around ur mouth? sometimes dryness can cause such dark spots. this one is not a good moisturiser. u can try patanjali’s aloe vera gel. aloe vera is a natural moisturiser cum blemish solver. u can check out the reveiw of the product on IMBB. :)

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Tommy December 30, 2010 at 4:27 pm

no i dont have dry skin……..its just dark…. its always like dat… scrubbing also doesnt help…..
anyway thanks… ill c the gel review… :)

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Aditi December 29, 2010 at 10:37 pm

Nice review bulbul. :) . Even i look for fairness creams only to even out my skin tone and lighten the blemishes. Will definitely gives this a try :yes: :yes: . I have started using Olay natural white day cream after reading on imbb. Yet to see how it works on blemishes but it does impart a subtle glow to my face!! :)) and it does not leave a white cast like many other fairness creams.

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bulbul December 30, 2010 at 1:38 am

oh Aditi, i use the olay natural white light day cream too. :handshake: i love that cream. that one moisturises as well as gives glow. i bght this one bcoz of its herbal origin and it’s cheap. :)

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bhumika December 29, 2010 at 10:48 pm

nice review bulbul…

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bulbul December 30, 2010 at 1:38 am

thank u… :))

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bulbul December 31, 2010 at 9:42 pm

i use a sunscreen with spf 50+ and i apply it even i go out for 5mins in the sun. :P so, i don’t hav much tan, but it does make ur skin brighter and skin feels smooth and fresh. u can give it a try. even if it fails u, it wont be a big deal. coz it costs just rs.30. :handshake:

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tamanna July 4, 2011 at 1:20 pm

o god i wish someday i get a nice fairness cream!!!!! i wish…..i am fed up of breaking out due to these creams :pissedoff:

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rekha November 23, 2011 at 11:45 am

its nice but when we get sweating it turns my skin into oily…… :teddy:

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soniya January 9, 2012 at 9:28 pm

hi i started useing the fairness cream.its good and doent harm our skin.but does it really make our skin white?please answer my question?

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anchal April 5, 2012 at 12:08 am

hi ….i have blemishes on my face…i want to use this fairness cream.. is it really effected cream for blemishes or not?please guide me….actually i used other creams on face but not effected…pls give me reply

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