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Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating 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.
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.
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.
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