To begin with, no one from my family has ever tried Shahnaz Husain products and shockingly, there is not even one “aunty” who got the quintessential Shahnaz Husain facial done at local parlours. Personally, I never even looked at the products carrying the picture of a lady looking westward, but after reading positive reviews of Shahnaz Husain products on IMBB here , here, and here and then some other reviews, I realized that the brand does carry some good products, especially for “dry skin.” I was a little sceptical about picking something for myself from this brand, I looked around and realized that my mom could do with another anti-ageing product. She is using Olay Total Effects currently and there was no harm in giving her another one. I bought two Shahnaz Husain products for my mom, one being this “Beauty Balm,” which is also an anti-ageing product.
Needless to say, I tried this on myself too, but I have realized the hard way that “I only need a good moisturizer” and not an anti-ageing cream right now, so no more experiments for me from now on since I have got Olay Moisturizer :toothygrin:
An intensive nourishing formula. It fortifies the skin and counteracts visible ageing signs. Containing plant extracts and essential oils, it is specially formulated for dry and mature skin. Promotes elasticity and resilience, rejuvenating the skin powerfully and reducing lines and wrinkles. Minimizes age spots and blemishes, moisturizing the skin and leaving it soft, smooth, radiant and youthful.
Directions For Use:
Apply on face and neck twice a day.
Almond Oil, Olive Oil, Honey, Vitamin E, Carrot Seed Extract, Date Extract.
Rs. 370 for 40 g.
My Take on Shahnaz Husain Beauty Balm:
First with the warning, please do not try it if you don’t need an anti-ageing formula yet. I tried and got acne. Anyway, it was for my mom and surprisingly she is quite happy with it, but when I had tried it on and went out, my face started sweating and became greasy quickly. Coming to the packaging, the beauty balm comes in an attractive, sturdy heavy plastic tub. The thick white cream smells herbal but not “nastily” herbal. :doctor: Speaking for my mom, though it is heavy, it gets thoroughly absorbed into the skin. It gives a dewy appearance to her face without making it look excessively greased. Over a few days, it has definitely smoothed out a few lines on her face, but nothing miraculous. Its a good day cream for women in their mid 30s and 40s who want “that” glow on their face.
This balm does not have any SPF in it, so additional sunscreen may be needed for protection from sun. Also, the complete ingredients list is not mentioned. This is the issue I have with herbal and ayurvedic products that they do not mention their complete list, which should be made mandatory. I have no idea whether parabens are added, but I guess parabens are present because the shelf life of the product is 4 years!!!!
If you want to let your moms start their “tryst” with anti-ageing creams, this one is an “option, ” I am not saying “better” because if you look around, “Olay” is easily available everywhere.
Coming to the pros and cons of Shahnaz Husain Beauty Balm:
Pros of Shahnaz Husain Beauty Balm:
- Thick cream apt for dry and mature skin.
- Gives dry and mature skin a dewy look.
- Does smooth out fine lines.
- Does not smelly “nastily” herbal.
- Price is pretty reasonable.
- Anti-ageing option for women in their 30s and 40s.
Cons of Shahnaz Husain Beauty Balm:
- Not good for “immature” skin.
- Complete list of ingredients is not mentioned, I have an issue with that.
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