WOOOOOOTT sooo after going to the gym I went to Watson's to shop for some stuff for my face... Bought the usual olay night & day cream and then out of the corner of my eye I saw a new section inside the store... It was the Himalaya herbals line. Frankly when I first saw it, to me it looked cheap and I was hesitant to try out the product. The packaging was just a white tube with a green cap. It was pretty big and it only costs around 200php for 150 ml of Neem Face Pack.But well since I was soo happy that my credit card was working again, I did but it.. and when I got home I was so excited to try it and soo I did when I first had it in my hand it didn't really feel right cause it looked like mud and it had a really rough texture. The smell was well "herbal-ly" as expected it wasn't really that bad for me atleast.. The first 2 minutes was irritatingly painful. It stung a lot and then when it was starting to dry the pain was replaced with tingly feeling and my skin felt really tight. After 10 mins I looked in the mirror and I saw that the pack dried completely and you can see the dirt in the face that was taken out by the mud. And then I washed my face with water and scrubbed off the mud using a wet cotton/tissue and after my skin felt firm and soft... I loved it and I can't wait to use it again. will definitely try the rest of their product line :) As for its claim on treating oily and pimple prone skin, specifically "clears skin and prevents outbreak and recurrence of pimples" I couldn't tell yet... I do hope it works though. Oh and did i already say that it contains NEEM and Turmeric? which is really good for the skin.
"Neem is a powerful antibacterial herb and it can indeed be very helpful with acne."
Turmeric is an antiseptic and anti oxidant.
"Here are just a few of the various benefits of turmeric:
Plagued with pigmentation? Turmeric can help even out your skin tone and colour. Simply apply a little turmeric mixed with cucumber juice or lemon to the affected area. Leave on for fifteen minutes or more, and wash off. Do this everyday, and gradually you will notice your skin colour returning to normal.
Drink a quarter glass turmeric juice every night, with milk. The best way to have this is to take a 1/2 inch piece of turmeric and boil it with half a glass of milk. Once the milk has turned yellow, remove from fire, let it cool slightly, and sip this. This will cure numerous ailments. Women especially should drink this every night, as it strengthens bones and reduces the risk of developing osteoporosis.
Softens the Body
Turmeric is a wonderful body scrub, which is why Indian brides apply a turmeric and gram flour (besan) mix to their entire body, the morning of the wedding. It leaves your skin soft, smooth and glowing. Of course, a single application will not really make that much of a difference. Do this regularly, and watch your skin change for the better - much better.
Makes the Skin Supple
If you are planning a pregnancy, apply a mixture of turmeric and malai or turmeric and curd to your stomach and waist before going for a bath. Leave it on for fifteen minutes, and wash off. If desired, you could even apply this mixture after bathing. After you have washed off the soap, apply the malai and haldi mixture, leave it on for five minutes, and wash off only with water. Gently, wipe your stomach with the towel. The sooner you start this routine, the more supple and elastic your skin will become, and after giving birth, you will not be left with unsightly stretch marks.
Inhibits Cell Damage
Turmeric is an excellent anti-oxidant, which essentially means that it stabilizes unstable oxygen molecules. These are known as free radicals, and are what cause damage to cells, leading to ageing and various other diseases such as cancer. "
YES I'M ADDICTED TO BEAUTY REGIMENS :))