Himalaya Althea Lotion Review

I am seldom able to finish body lotions and then the season changes before I get bored of the same lotion. I bought this on an impulsive visit to the Himalaya store (which I happen to love) and picked this up with the Clarina acne range as well. How cute can the names get for herbal products?

Himalaya Althea Lotion

Product Description:
Intense moisturizer for dry skin. Althea is a topical formulation recommended for the management of xerosis (abnormal dryness of skin). Althea moisturizes and soothes dry, inflamed, and itchy skin. Althea replenishes critical skin lipids, restores skin hydration and supports the integrity of the natural skin barrier. It improves the appearance of the skin and promotes softer, healthier-looking skin.  Althea is non-sticky, non-staining and free from mineral oils, parabens, fragrances and artificial colors.

Key Ingredients:
Rice (Oryza sativa) The unique, naturally occurring ceramides in rice bran help replenish skin lipids, significantly increase water content in the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of the skin), significantly reduce transepidermal water loss, and restore effective skin barrier function.
Kokum (Garcinia indica) has an emollient effect and fills up spaces between skin flakes, reduces transepidermal water loss and enhances epidermal barrier function, thus helping to maintain skin hydration and integrity.
Coconut (Cocos nucifera) inhibits the inflammatory response and helps modulate the skin’s immune response.
Kumari (Aloe vera) acts as a humectant by facilitating the transfer of moisture to the skin, and thus improves skin hydration.

Himalaya Althea Lotion ingredients

INR 120 for 100 ml.

My Experience with Himalaya Althea Lotion:

For the coming winter months, I get that annoying white, dry, flaky skin on my lower legs for sure. Overall, I have normal body skin, but for flakes, I needed a good lotion, and this product came to my rescue. I own a lot of Nivea lotions that come in pump bottles. So, if you have tried the intensive range from Nivea meant for dry skin, and have gotten bored of it, then this is for you!

Himalaya Althea Lotion packaging

It seems and looks very medicated, but trust me, this is just a normal lotion meant for dry skin, nothing too greasy or bothersome. In fact, it easily would substitute your current lotion for the coming winters if elbow and knee dryness is a bother for you.

This lotion hardly smells of anything, it is not oily or sticky. This feels just like your lotion, I feel this coats the skin so well, that I can forget about body lotion application till the time I have another bath. This lotion absorbs so well into the skin, without any sticky or oily layer to my surprise. The flakes are gone in one or two applications. I do get some sort of itchy (those small dots on the skin with slight dryness) skin sometimes post wax and this lotion helps to soothe it down.

Himalaya Althea Lotion swatch

If you think you have dry skin which needs medical help, do not self medicate. I find this a good enough winter lotion but nothing to heal eczema or the like. I am quite happy with how seriously this lotion works. You need lesser product, it gets absorbed well and no sticky layer. Voila!

Pros of Himalaya Althea Lotion:

  • Not sticky, not oily.
  • Need lesser product for application each time.
  • Good enough for all skin types.
  • Great for winter, flaky skin.
  • Good for elbows and knees.
  • Great to carry around.
  • Absorbs fast enough despite being thick in consistency.
  • Once a day application is good enough for normal to dry skin.

Cons of Himalaya Althea Lotion:

  • Not meant to used as a medication for very dry skin problems, in my opinion.
  • You may find that it is finishing up sooner than you know.
  • It is not very fragrant, in case you wanted it to.
  • You may have to visit the store or order online, as I have not seen it commonly available.

Would I Repurchase/Recommend Himalaya Althea Lotion?
Yes, why not, try it for winters and you will not be disappointed.
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