Thursday, April 16, 2020

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub Review

I don't know what's gotten into me, but I felt like typing all day. There's just too many in my draft folder that I felt the urge to write and publish nonstop. I know it's not very me but instead of slacking around and doing nothing, let me share just one more review before my spirit leaves me alone. It's another one of my long overdue blogs and it's about Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub. I got my bottle from Sample Room way back - don't take your chance, it's already sold out LOL. You can get fresh stocks from Watsons or other leading supermarkets and drugstores instead.


Regular exfoliation is the key to deep skin cleansing and removing debris. This Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub helps to unclog pores, remove dead skin cells, and stimulate fresh skin cell growth as it nourishes your skin with the Vitamin E of Wheat Germ Oil.


Apricot (an outstanding soother and hydrator that stimulates skin’s healthy texture and structure while discouraging surface bacteria) and Wheat Germ Oil (a source of Vitamin E that nourishes and boosts skin elasticity keeping it fresh and cool with an instant glow.


Gently massage with fingertips in a circular motion over damp face and neck while avoiding the area around the eyes. Wash off and pat dry. Use 2-3 times a week for healthy, glowing skin. Suitable for all skin types.


The product comes in a squeeze-type bottle so it's very handy and is excellent for travels. It also displays all the necessary information about the product such as the claims, ingredients, usage and expiry date.


The scent is weird and somewhat similar to herbs - I'm not sure how to describe it but there's barely any trace of fragrance to it which is fine with me. I think this is because this product is made of natural ingredients. Sometimes, products that have synthetic fragrance tend to be irritating on the skin. Product has a good consistency, creamy and exfoliating with tiny apricot seeds. It reminds me of one of my all-time favorite facial scrubs - St. Ives Blemish Control Apricot Scrubs. There's really some difference in terms of formulation but if I know any better, I'd say that the one from Himalaya Herbals is St. Ives-inspired, just a little short on the exfoliating factor.

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub has a creamy formulation and based on my observation, the quantity of the scrubs are slightly more than that of the other variant that Himalaya Herbals has - the Clear Complexion Whitening Face Scrub. For me, that's better because it's more softening and the scrubs sort of relaxes my nerves. You just have to be careful when applying it on your skin because the beads are a bit abrasive and if you massage it too much with heavy fingertips, it can scratch the skin and cause more damage.


Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub is a nice face scrub if you are looking for an all-natural alternative. It does its job in getting rid of rough spots while moisturizing and cooling the skin. It also didn't cause me to break out badly or experience any negative reactions. I just think that the price of P99 for a 50ml product is a bit too much. Also, I have tried a few other face scrubs that are cheaper and works better for my oily skin type so with that, it made me contemplate on whether I should buy again or not. In the long run, it doesn't make any much difference on my skin probably because I also limit my usage to once or twice a week.

I probably would pass on this product. I've know a lot and read a few reviews on beauty forums that they like this scrub but I guess it's just not for me. I don't think it should cease to exist but there's just other alternatives that I love more.

What do you think of Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub? Hot or not?

Himalaya Herbals Gentle Exfoliating Apricot Scrub
Bought for: free with points | SRP: P99 (50ml)
Bought from: Sampleroom

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