Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub Review

by Ida on February 24, 2011 · 58 comments

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

himalaya herbals apricot scrub

I had been meaning to try Himalaya Herbals for some time now and the Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub is my first purchase from this brand. I needed an exfoliating product I could use every now and then, plus I love natural skin care products so I was super excited to try this. Rati posted a brief review on it a while back after a haul, but this review will be longer and a bit more in-depth regarding my experience with it.

Himalaya Herbals Apricot Scrub Claims

Gently exfoliates dead skin cells and blackheads. Unclogs pores. Deep cleanses the facial skin and stimulates fresh cell growth to keep the skin soft and glowing.

Routine cleansing does not remove the dead skin cells and deeply embedded impurities, leaving the skin lifeless and prone to blackheads. Exfoliation is necessary. Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub has Apricot

kernel granules that gently scrub the skin to remove dead skin cells and blackheads. Wheatgerm oil, rich in natural vitamin E, moisturizes the skin and Apple provides nourishment for a healthy, glowing skin.

himalaya herbals apricot scrub ingredients

I was pleased when I saw the prices of the Himalaya Herbals products. They were pretty cheap, and I just love bargains. Plus the 150 ml bottle of Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub is huge for a facial care product. Used twice or even thrice a week, it’ll last forever.

himalaya herbals apricot scrub swatch

The scrub is creamy and it feels just abrasive enough to me. The little beads don’t feel too sharp or rough on my skin, and I find that it exfoliates my skin very well, but thankfully does not leave it feeling dry and tight like other facial scrubs do. Rather, my skin felt softer and smoother right after washing
with this product. A lot of blackheads removed too.

So I continuously used this product once or twice a week for over a month, but recently, I had to stop using it. My acne (which is just moderate, not uncontrollable) had been getting steadily better ever since I switched to a new skin care regimen, but I noticed that I’d still get breakouts every week or
so, and I didn’t know why this kept happening. I decided to eliminate products one by one from my skincare routine to see if any of them were causing the breakouts. It just so happened that my skin was no longer as dry as it was before, so I felt that I didn’t need to use this so often, and therefore decided it would be the first I’d eliminate. And what do you know, the weekly breakouts of pimples stopped. So I’ve just chosen to cease using this product entirely. The result was no more weekly breakouts for the past few weeks.

I personally learned that I shouldn’t use scrubby exfoliators anymore. My skin seems to have become much more sensitive and even more acne-prone after using a variety of products, and exfoliators with little scrubby bits in them now seem to easily cause me pimples.

What I like about Himalaya Herbals Apricot Scrub

-The price, for such a big tube, is very affordable.
-The creamy consistency of the scrub feels nice on the skin. It’s not runny or watery at all.
-It didn’t leave my skin feeling dry or itchy.
-My skin felt very clean after washing. It was able to remove a lot of blackheads.
-The scent, which smells a bit like soap to me, is very mild. I barely noticed it.
-It’s in a tube which I find more sanitary especially for skincare products.

What I don’t like about Himalaya Herbals Apricot Scrub

-Sadly this scrub really seems to give me pimples.

Overall, obviously I would not buy this product again. But please do keep in mind that everyone’s skin reacts differently, so this may not necessarily have the same effect on you. I would say that those who have acne or have very acne-prone skin should test this first and proceed with caution, while I think that
those with normal, non-sensitive, pimple-free skin should be fine using this. It’s an okay product and cleans and exfoliates well, unfortunately it just didn’t bide well with my acne-prone skin.

Also Read:

Himalaya Herbals Fairness Cream Review
Himalaya Herbals Protein Hair Cream
Himalaya Herbals Pure Hands Review
Himalaya Gentle Face Wash Cream- Review
Naturoma Herbal Apricot Scrub Review
St. Ives Apricot Scrub Blemish Fighting Review
St Ives Apricot Whitening Scrub Review

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ashna February 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm

great review ! u saved me from purchasing it ! thanks a lot my 80 rs are saved :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: !

gonna purchase clean and clear blackhead scrub !

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:04 pm

Thanks Ashna! :blush: Glad my review helped. :D

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Aarthi February 24, 2011 at 2:56 pm

My skin is normal.. so i’ll give it a try :)

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

Yup Aarthi if your skin’s normal (lucky you!), do go ahead and try this. Cheaps and exfoliates well. :))

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Shyna February 24, 2011 at 2:59 pm

Himalay products doesnt suit me either..you know i had breakouts while i was using their Neem face wash!!

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calicoaster February 24, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Oh Gosh!! Same thing with me shyna!! the neem face wash didn’t suit, then some other stuffs I used also didn’t suit. I dont buy Himalaya at all now!! I just use the cleansing milk of himalaya, that too very rarely!!

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Oh Cali too bad most of the Himalayan Stuff you tried didn’t suit you. I want to try their shampoo next. :heh:

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Shyna February 24, 2011 at 4:10 pm

oh ya i tried one of their shampoos too but it is quite ok, nothing fascinating

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Shyna February 24, 2011 at 4:09 pm

i never dared to try out anything from himalaya after that…imagine neem facewash is supposed to cure pimples n it caused pimples on my not so acne-prone skin!!

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:05 pm

Shyna, do you have acne prone skin as well? I saw the neem face wash when I was buying at the store…

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Farha February 24, 2011 at 4:07 pm

Oh..i m using a chotu bottle of neem face wash and it works just fine for me…hav kept it for use in office…. :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :| :|

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Shyna February 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Farha, things react differently to different people..somehow himalaya n biotique doesnt suit me at all

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Farha February 24, 2011 at 4:15 pm

i knw Shyna…Radsu was telln yesterday that Lotus doesnt suit her…but me use and loveeeee it… :toothygrin:

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Shyna February 24, 2011 at 4:16 pm

i tho luv lotus a lot!!none of their pdts have disappointed me

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Shyna February 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

i don breakout often Ida, though i get these small acne on my forehead, but that is mainly related to my diet, lik when i have oily food/stress etc

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:33 pm

Oh I see…hehe, I read a good review on the shampoo is why I wanna try it. Even people’s hair react differently to each product, it looks like. :)

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Shyna February 24, 2011 at 4:36 pm

See i somehow dont use natural shampoos for hair, none suits me..but natural conditioners work well for me!!

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Swati February 24, 2011 at 3:13 pm

im using there “Neem face Wash” as a regular product, :inlove: , its Nice to Reduce Pimples… ;-) :waytogo:

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

Swati, good that it works for you. :)) Everyone’s skin really reacts differently, huh? :)) :))

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Swati February 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

yup , ;-) , you are right Ida…nd its been mOre thAn 2 yeArs now., :waytogo: , (( :secret2: my b.f advise me tO use this..)) :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol2: :lol2:

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:03 pm

Scarlett, yeah, I think on normal skin it’ll be pretty good. My husband, who has normal skin, uses this and has no problems with it. :)) :))

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Giasaysthat February 24, 2011 at 4:06 pm

Hi ida
I used to use the apricot scrub by everyuth before,
i think i might give this a try ! :thanks: :thanks: :thanks: :woot: :woot:

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:13 pm

Hi Gia, I hope this product works for you. :)) :))

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Farha February 24, 2011 at 4:08 pm

Ida..hav u used Everyuth scrubs..hav been using them..apricot waala and normal papaya waala..works just fine…and i hav acne prone skin… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: Do try it..its sasta n tikau… :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:17 pm

Farha, I haven’t tried that brand yet, but it sounds interesting. :)) :)) I don’t actually understand the last part…heehee, sorry…

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Farha February 24, 2011 at 4:22 pm

sasta and tikau :silly: …hehe means cheap and effective :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Hehe, thanks Farha. I like cheap and effective! :bravo: Wish I had access to that brand. :))

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Ankita February 24, 2011 at 4:12 pm

I haven’t tried this but I’ve tried the walnut scrub from Himalaya and I did not like it at all..it smells like cough syrup..!! I also found the granules a little harsh compared to Biotique Papaya scrub which I use currently. The plus point of Himalaya products is that they are quite reasonable and it works out super if they suit you. Nice review :waytogo:

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Thanks Ankita. :)) I was choosing between the walnut scrub and the apricot scrub at the store…cough syrup? Haha, that’s awful. :idk: So true, I wish this had worked with my skin.

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Rati February 24, 2011 at 4:18 pm

I have used this scrub for years . Initially i used to like it but them somehow I started finding it way too harsh for my face. I used to sue it as a foot scrub and it used to work great for my feet. I think i’ll pick it up again in coming days.

Sad it gave you pimples.. :( sometimes some ingredients don’t suit our skin. Atleast you could find it out the culprit. :))

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Farha February 24, 2011 at 4:23 pm

sue it :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue: :tongue:

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Rati February 24, 2011 at 4:38 pm

hey raaammm!!! :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2: :ghost2:

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Ida February 24, 2011 at 4:42 pm

I use mine now for scrubbing my arms. :) yeah, at least I figured out it was this that was breaking me out. :))

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bhumika February 24, 2011 at 7:12 pm

I love himalaya neem face wash…its my HG..
ida try himalaya neem face pack as u r acne prone…its quiet nice.. :yes:

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Ida February 25, 2011 at 9:09 am

Now I’m getting intrigued about this product. :) Some had good reactions to it, some not. I might pick it up next month, thanks for the recommendation Bhumika. :)) :))

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Bee February 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm

The Himalaya ka neem wace wash was my To-go product for 3-4 years.. baaki things Ive never tried :(

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Ida February 25, 2011 at 9:10 am

Hi Bee, 3-4 years? Wow. :)) I really just might try this. :))

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Anu September 4, 2011 at 6:51 pm

Hey Rati,
I have a oily skin. especillay the T zone gives me the nightmare.I currently am using Himalaya’s apricot scrub. which other product can i buy for my skin.(Scrubs).

?:)

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Richa September 5, 2011 at 7:21 pm

you’re right…if your skin is oily n sensitive you shouldnt use it..It gives u breakouts…happened with me as well…

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shalaka September 27, 2011 at 10:59 am

I m using Himalaya Aloe-vera + Cucumber Face wash regular……..its a best option for preventing pimples,who wants to use herbal products. :thanks: :thanks:

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