Himalaya Mud Pack – A Review

by Wanderlust on July 7, 2010 · 28 comments

Himalaya Mud Pack – A review

Being blessed/cursed with oily skin I like using mud packs to fight excess oil. I have been on the look out for a good fuller’s earth or clay pack. I had previously tried Biotique’s mud pack and was not too happy with the result. Read review on Biotique Mud Pack

I have had a pretty good relationship with Himalaya products. I have liked most of their products. And thanks to their reasonable pricing, the ones I didn’t like have not been expensive mistakes. Hence I did not think twice about picking up their mud pack.

HImalaya Mud Pack Review

  • Price: Rs 100/- for 75 gm
  • Skin type : Suitable for oily skin.
  • Recommended usage: once a week
    What the product claims: A unique formulation of natural ingredients that refreshes and rejuvenates facial skin by absorbing excess oil and removing impurities. It is enriched with:
    Walnut-which removes blackheads and dead cells

Walnut

  • Fuller’s Earth – which removes deep seated impurities, has cooling effect on skin with its anti-inflammatory properties.
    Mineral Clay – which improves circulation and makes skin soft and tender

When I bought it, I was little puzzled because I know walnut granules and some peel off masks can remove blackheads. This pack is a smooth paste with no granules and is not a peel off mask. This made me wonder how it could remove blackheads. I decided perhaps it prevents blackheads.

Usage :
As per the instructions, I cleansed my face and applied it evenly all over. While I waited for it to dry, I felt a tingling sensation. Though the product warns of a mild tingling sensation, I felt it was pretty strong. This had me worried that it was not agreeing with my skin.

Himalaya Mud Pack

After fifteen minutes I washed it off and was happy to see all the excess oil on my face had been absorbed and my face felt fresh and clean. This oil free look lasted me for a few hours. I have pretty oily skin and hence this was really good. However like I suspected it did not remove my blackheads.

I have been using this for three weeks now and it has not prevented the formation of blackheads either. However I must add that despite the strong tingling sensation it did not cause any adverse reaction on my skin

Pros

  • Did not break me out (I have sensitive skin)
  • Lives up to its claim of absorbing excess oil and leaving your skin fresh
  • Decently priced
  • Comes in a tube – simple but easy to use. I prefer tubes over containers, simply because they are easier to use and also more hygienic.
  • Easily available – Himalya products are easily available in big and small stores and even in smaller towns. This might seem like a strange advantage for some of you. When I visit my hometown/travel I am sometimes forced to look for alternate beauty products as not all brands are easily available. Luckily I have never faced that issue with this brand!

Cons

  • Did not remove/prevent formation of blackheads as it claimed.
  • The strong tingling sensation. To be honest, I don’t know if its fair to call this a con as it has not caused any allergic reaction. But while waiting for the pack to try it is quite a bother!

Will I re-purchase? For it oil absorbing powers yes.

Rating – :-* :-*:-*:-*

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rashmi PTM July 7, 2010 at 12:49 pm

i too used mud pack the original whn i was in naturopathy …. it really does wonders to the skin
and from other brands i like lotus herbals black clay mask its also amazing….
thanks for review would definatelly try this ….
m also suffering from oily skin ….

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Wanderlust July 7, 2010 at 1:14 pm

i should try the lotus clay mask next :)

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sush July 7, 2010 at 1:01 pm

hi Wanderlust, even i m blessed with oily skin so i just wanna try every thing related to absorbing excess oil … so looking forward to give this a shot…
does it helps to fade the acne marks???

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HD July 7, 2010 at 1:12 pm

u knw sush….I immediately thought of you when I saw this post…I rem u mentioning abt this on the fruit face pack post

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sush July 7, 2010 at 2:17 pm

oh HD u remembered… so sweet :blush: & u suggested me to give the mud pack a try….c i too remember. gd wanderlust u put up the review.. :kissed:

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Wanderlust July 7, 2010 at 1:15 pm

No sush.. it has not helped in fading acne scars.. if u do find something that does please let me know!

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sush July 7, 2010 at 2:28 pm

so sad!!! :-( :-(( dont worry i’ll definately let u know.. btw u can try the biotiques dipigmentation cream, it helped me to a great extent. bt read the review b4 u buy as it is very greasy it may nt suit u…

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HD July 7, 2010 at 1:13 pm

Good that it works well for oily skin..

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Wanderlust July 7, 2010 at 1:17 pm

yes! :)

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Priya July 7, 2010 at 2:40 pm

Nice review :) Guess I should try this for my super oily face

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neha July 7, 2010 at 3:09 pm

:-( lemme join the oily skin club
and sensitive too with pink red undertones
but now with the right kind of oil absorbing products used over a year now my skin behaves well now

wanderlust thanks for the reveiw i did not have this pack and anything oil absorping (except powder :-| ) is def adorning my cupboard :-P

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neha July 7, 2010 at 3:10 pm

oops absorBing i mean

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Priya July 7, 2010 at 3:34 pm

Do share the products you use.. I’ve found an awesome cleanser and I shall review it soon

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Wanderlust July 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

you should! :)

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HD July 7, 2010 at 4:26 pm

I think maybe the oily skin club members can do a post on the products they use and their skin care routine…will be helpful for all…

I knw for a fact that its any day much more easier to manage dry-normal skin compared to Oily skin

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Mrunmayee July 7, 2010 at 3:14 pm

For Oily skin?????? Pass….

But I seriously thought this was for oily skin earlier… Silly me… :silly: :silly:
.-= Mrunmayee´s last blog ..Grand giveaway at IMBB- =-.

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Wanderlust July 7, 2010 at 3:46 pm

lucky ppl with non oil skin!!

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jomol July 7, 2010 at 3:25 pm

We have a strong oily skin club here and bfore IMBB came into my life, I thought I was given oily skin in the draw of lots coz everybody around me used Nivea, Dove, and all those moisturizers and I was damn irritated……now there are so many oily skin people that I know…Neha, Smitha, Wanderlust, sush, now Idrops Rashmi….even Priya :-D :-D :-D :-D

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Wanderlust July 7, 2010 at 3:45 pm

yay for our club! :D

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HD July 7, 2010 at 4:23 pm

Poor Rashmi…u’ve done her naamkaran too :rotfl: :rotfl: Idrops Rashmi!!

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sush July 7, 2010 at 5:06 pm

u know i hv read some where that oily skin wrinkles less with age as compared to the other skin types… so m happy.. n all the oily skin people we shudn’t worry coz no body can ever guess r actual age. we’ll remain beautiful & young for quite a longer period of time he he… ;-) ;-)

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neha July 7, 2010 at 11:11 pm

:clap:
yes thats true sush :-*
so lets rejoice
now i am already seeing the benefits at 25 years of age…

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Sabrina July 8, 2010 at 3:05 am

Me tooooo………..very oily skin, with redness, and sensitive too, the oil comes through within about an hour after applying make-up. If I use any night cream, I get break outs, but I have found something really good for oily skin, and going to do a review soon. Hey Rati, I’m back, still in one piece after that knock on my head, (my eyes it seems took the brunt of the knock……my eyelids and under eye area have turned bruised and my kids are calling me Kung Fu Panda)!! But nothing serious, according to medical reports.

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