Today I shall be writing about a very old cream, not that I own an expired product but by old I mean that this cream has been around for a long time. As a child , I saw a tube of it being used by my mom. As I grew up, I saw my elder sister using it and even I have been using it on and off all along. It is a cream meant to combat winter dryness and hence with winters setting in, I started using it. Please read on further to find out about my experience with the same.
Product being reviewed: Himani Boro Plus Antiseptic Cream.
A preventive, curative and healing ayurvedic ointment for dry skin disesases, cuts, scratches, minor burns, wounds, cold sores, chapped skin, furuncle, impetigo and intertrigo.
Extracts of kapoor Kachari, Chandan Ghritkumari 1.5 % each, nimbi 1.0 %, Tulsi 0.4 %, Haridra 0.3%, Hriber 0.5%, Khadir, Kumud 0.15% each, bhavprakash, Jasad Bhasma ( Zinc Oxide) 2.5 %, Tankan Amla ( Boric Acid) 0.8%, Dughda Pashana ( Talc) 7%, Rastarangini, Methylparaben, Propyl paraben, Ointment Vehicle q.s
Price/ Quantity/ Packaging
INR 25 for 19 ml. It comes in a white plastic tube packaging with a blue/ lavender screw cap. Since the consistency of the cream is thick, a little pressure needs to be applied at the bottom of the tube to squeeze out the cream. The packaging is cute, sturdy and travel friendly.
My take on Himani Boro Plus Antiseptic Cream:
Well this cream is not a cosmetic preparation. It is a multipurpose antiseptic cream which may be used to soften chapped lips, cure minor burns, cuts and wounds, to heal cracked feet and to prevent nappy rashes. It is a thick white coloured cream which takes a little time to get absorbed into the skin, infact you will feel a little oily post its application. It has a nice flowery fragrance which to some may be overpowering. The fragrance remains intact for around 30 minutes though the intensity reduces. I have tried the same on chapped lips but it did not fare too well and left a whitish layer on my lips. My mother has been using it on cracked heels and they appear to have healed slightly. The heels have become softer as well. This cream works best on dry skin of the elbows and knees. It provides enough hydration, in winters specially in the chilly winters of northern India, elbows and knees are most affected, this cream has been able to take care of them nicely. Also, it works equally good on minor cuts and burns. Accidentally, I have burnt my hands a couple of times while working in the kitchen and this cream has been my life savior. It reduces the burning sensation substantially.
All, in all it is a good antiseptic cream which all should have in the house.
Summarizing the pros and cons,
Pros of Himani Boro Plus Antiseptic Cream:
1. Cute travel friendly packaging which is hygienic since it is tube type.
2. Nice flowery fragrance.
3. Works nicely on dry skin of knees and elbows.
4. Has also worked in healing cracked feet, though it will need a lot of patience to see them healed completely. Nevertheless, makes feet softer and works on the cracks over a period of time.
5. May be applied for minor burns.
Cons of Himani Boro Plus Antiseptic Cream:
1. Does not get completely absorbed into the skin.
2. Since it is heavy, leaves the skin a little oily.
3. Does not work on dry chapped lips, leaves a whitish cast as well.
4. Contains parabens.
Do I recommend/ Will I repurchase Himani Boro Plus cream?
Yes, for both.
4 out of 5
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