Reviews: Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face Wash & Maybelline Electro Pop Lip Balm

I rarely create cosmetic product reviews (wait, lemme correct that, I don’t do cosmetic reviews); reason being I don’t use them! 

The closest I ever got to using them on a daily basis was when I worked as a Leasing Specialist for a chain of department stores and even then, I only used it because it was required.

Today though, I am making an exception, especially because two of the products I’ve recently discovered are so share-worthy it would be such a shame to withhold the information from the public. (or at least those who bump in this blog anyway… hehe)

P.S. This is not a paid review, I wish I had sponsorships because if I did, I’d definitely be living the good life, huh?

Product # 1: 

Himalaya Herbals Clear Complexion Whitening Face Wash

About the Company:
Country of Origin: India

Himalaya Herbals is a range of natural, effective and safe products that use special herbs carefully selected from nature. Combining the best of Ayurveda with years of scientific research, these products effectively restore your skin’s natural health and vitality. (verbatim from their product packaging)

Good points: 
This product contains no soap and no parabens, those stuff that companies load so many cosmetic products out there but are technically chemicals and are supposedly not good for the skin. Try getting a sniff of the product and you’d notice the lack of chemical smell that others seem to have.

My personal experience: 
During first use, you’d definitely feel that it is not soap-based because it does not lather so much and does not bubble up like most facial wash do. It feels just like putting cream on your face but when you spread it around, it gets good coverage. A few seconds after using it, I felt my face tighten, which ironically I didn’t expect and was a rarity for me as I’ve not experience tightening with any of the soap-based products I have so far tried. I checked in the mirror to see if anything weird was happening to my face and touched it too; it actually felt soft and no, I wasn’t turning green or red. (thankfully!)

I’ve been using it regularly (day and night) just because I feel good after doing so and seriously, my face feels softer and it has indeed cleared up a little. Even without adding the “rosy cheeks” (aka cheek tint?) product, I see a little pink on my cheeks when I look closer in the mirror. I just stopped using my cheek tint and will see how it eventually develops. I also got their Himalayas Gentle Exfoliating Daily Face Wash that I carry in my bag with me; normally scrubs are not advisable for daily use otherwise you’d end up scrubbing even the good skin cells but this one apparently is gentle enough for daily use.

I think I am going to try their other products too; (they have quite an extensive range of products, they even have toothpaste too) next payday that is! :-)

The prices aren’t that bad either, they’re even cheaper than the regular brand I use and without all those chemicals too! I guess it’s probably the chemicals on those products that actually make them more expensive!? Hmmm…

Product # 2:

Maybelline Electro Pop Lip Balm - Pink Shock

Now this purchase wasn’t planned but was needed. An officemate (need I say we’re not close?), asked last week if I had lip balm and because I was honest, I said yes – she used it! (I know right?) That’s not the end of it though, the next day, she still did! (Ofcourse this is not a hygienic practice, and I’m not just saying that because I am OC, I mean hello?..) I have stopped using it the first time she did and therefore my search for another lip balm started.

Good Points: 
Because I am not the lipstick girl, I just stick to lip balm but now prefer those with a little dash of color as opposed to the just-ate-lechon looking lip balms. :-) I chose this one because the price was not too shabby (shabby-priced ones might mean shabby quality as well so no-no to that) and it wasn’t too expensive either. I’ve always heard good reviews on Maybelline so I chose that brand and my last lip balm was also of the same brand and I was fairly satisfied too. I got the Pink Shock variant and the color is not Nicky Minaj shocking pink, just baby pink so, I love it. It still looks like lip balm with a little natural-looking color – just the result I wanted to achieve!

My personal experience: 
I have been using it since last week and I like the result so far, even without it on yet, my lips are softer (I feel it when I lick it with my tongue) and earlier today when I checked the mirror, my lips were pink and not dark like what normally happens when you use lipstick. So far so good, right?

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So yeah, go to your nearest Watsons Shop right now and grab your own Himalaya Herbals Face Wash and Maybelline Electro Pop Lib Balm, and please stop asking your officemate for theirs…it’s just not right on so many levels! :-0

nmed 01/20/15 @ 10:16am


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