Saturday, May 8, 2010

[POTW] Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub

I'm sure almost everyone has already facials once in their lifetime and to those having loads and loads of blackheads will know that facial is a painful experience. My first facial goes way back in 2005 and it was a painful experience, on the count of me having tons of blackheads on my face. Before trying this, I used the Clinique 7 Day Scrub twice a day, but the blackheads kept on staying there, making themselves comfortable except when it comes to extractions. Grrrrr, I hate that..!! I browsed through the internet trying to find a good scrub that might help in reducing the amount of blackhead on my face and stumbled on the St Ives Apricot Scrub. I tried to find it here, buuuttt all comes to no avail. So, one day as I was going to Watson's MKG, I found a dupe (sorta) from Himalaya Herbals and tried it out.

Himalaya Herbals is a range of natural, effective and safe products that use rare herbs carefully selected from the foothills of the Himalayas. Combining the best of Ayurveda with years if scientific research, these products effectively restore your skin's natural health and vitality

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 dead skin cells and deeply embedded ipurities that leve 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 maintains its natural moisture balance. Apple provides nourishment for healthy, glowing skin.

Directions: After cleansing skin, gently massafe with fingertips in a circular motion over damp face and neck, avoiding the area around the eyes. Wash off and pat dry. Use 2-3 times a week for healthy, glowing skin.

Ingredients (Each ml contains): Exts.: Apple 40 mg, Apricot 40 mg. Oil: Wheatgerm oil 10 mg.
Other ingredients: Aqua, iso paraffin, Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Sorbitan stearate, Sucrose cocoate, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Phenoxyethanol, Methyl paraben, BHT, Propyl paraben, fragrance.

  • It's readily available in most drug stores. I found it in Watson's.
  • It's quite cheap for around Rp 100000,-
  • It doesn't dry out my skin
  • The best part is it reduces the amount of MY blackheads!!! My last facial session isn't as painful as before I started using this product.

  • I don't see my face glowing after using this product, but it doesn't bother me that much.
  • I wish I could use this everydaaayy~~
  • I am a little bit scared about the granules as it is naturally derived and might have non-uniformed size, which might irritate my skin. Thankfully so far, it hasn't done that. *pheww!*

Overall, this product really does deserve to be POTW. I am really falling head over heels with this product and is very curious to try out their other products. If I do, I will post one of the good ones here. I hope this helps in clearing out those unwanted blackheads!


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