Let me narrate the background story first. I have a combination-oily skin that turns dry and stretchy in winters. I was never ever satisfied with any cold cream/ moisturizing cream as everything moisturizing made my skin oily and the other moderate versions were failure in fighting dryness. The battle continued till my hubby introduced Himalaya Herbals Intensive Nourishing Cream to me. I loved it to core and am still loyal to it, even after four years long. I wanted to review it, but someone reviewed it the same day I had penned it down. 😀 Now, when Himalaya Herbals came up with a more intense moisture version, Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream (for very dry skin), how could have I kept my hands away. It went out of stock in peak winter, but finally I got hold of it. Let’s take a look.
Nourishment, protection & care
Moisturizes even the extremely dry areas of your skin
Effective natural moisturizers Prunus amygdalus (Almond Oil) and (Jojoba Oil) moisturize even the extremely dry areas of your skin. Trticum sativum (Wheatgerm), arich natural source of Vitamin E, provides nourishment to keep your skin soft & supple and protects it from environmental damage.
Prunus amygdalus (Almond Oil)
Trticum sativum (Wheatgerm)
Aqua, Paraffinum Liquidum, Ceresin, Caprylic / Capric Triglyceride, Glycerin, Cetearyl Alcohol, Steareth 2, Steareth – 21, Dimethicone, Parfum, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Methylparaben, Triticum Vulgare Germ Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis Oil, Vitis Vinifera Seed Oil, Propylparaben, Tocopheryl Acetate, Disodium EDTA, Linalool, Limonene, Lilial, Citronellol.
Approx. $2 for 50 ml, $3.25 for 150 ml, $4.5 for 250 ml
My Experience with Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream:
Himalaya Herbals has recently modified the basic shape of their cream jars and this one looks more attractive. With sea green as basic color and attractive labels, the jar labels carry all the essential information about the product. The lid closes tight and is sealed inside when purchased. The cream is available in 3 sizes to facilitate travel requirements or to serve the whole family.
Consistency, Texture & Finish:
The cream is thick and very moisturizing. The consistency is really thick, just like body butter with soft and creamy texture. The moment you touch it, it feels like an intensive moisture product. With easy application and easy blending, it absorbs quickly with semi-matte finish leaving a film of moisture. The cream is definitely heavily moisturizing on skin with a very pleasant fragrance. This is an ideal product for dry to very dry skin types.
Those who haven’t found their HG moisturising cream for very dry skin in winters from an easily available drugstore brand, your prayers have been heard! Infused with main ingredients of Almond oil and wheat germ, it additionally contains Jojoba oil, vitamin E, Glycerine and some other essential oils as well. I think the heavy dose of moisture won’t suit oily skin beauties.
Results on skin:
The moisture lasts really long; on average 7-8 hours in winter season which is really good for a regular drugstore cream. It instantly takes away dryness from even extremely dry areas of skin. After application, there is no sign of dry patches at all. However, oily skinned beauties and acne prone girls need to avoid it, especially from t-zone. For me, I haven’t had any breakouts or clogged pores.
It isn’t any anti-aging, anti blemish or sunscreen added cream. It is just a regular and easily available drugstore brand cream for face. So, I will rate it accordingly in ten same drugstore categories. Overall, a must pick for very dry skin types and I totally love it.
Pros of Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream:
• Extremely moisturising.
• Gets easily absorbed, despite thick and creamy texture.
• Non-greasy on skin, just semi-matte finish.
• Best for dry to very dry skin types.
• Instantly moisturizes skin, lasts for 7-8 hours on average.
• Lovely fragrance.
• Easily available, travel size also available for on-the-go ladies.
• Makes skin soft and supple.
• Low price tag.
• Aqua based moisturizer with Almond oil and Wheat Germ oil.
Cons of Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream:
• Not a Parabens free product even from Himalaya Herbals.
• No SPF included.
• Not for oily/acne prone skins.
Would I Repurchase/Recommend Himalaya Herbals Intensive Moisturizing Cream?
Yes. I can confidently say that I will repurchase the biggest jar as soon as the next winter starts. This is an ideal product, seriously. I recommend it to dry and very dry skin types.
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