Mar 4, 2011

Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Fruit Pack

A unique formulation of natural ingredients that rejuvenates the facial skin - apple, fig, cucumber, papaya, and Fuller's Earth - suitable for dry to normal skin.

Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Fruit Pack
Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Fruit Pack
Normally, I am the first (and perhaps the only) one to shout from rooftops about how my skin is oily, but come winter, it goes to a combination skin type and I even get dry flakes here and there.  How I have shiny oily skin and dry patches is a mystery I have long given up on solving!!!  Anyway, so I change my skincare routines and products with changes in seasons and my skin.  I picked this up for the winters thinking this would be a nice time to check what the normal-skin girls normally use :D

Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Fruit Pack

Himalaya fruit pack has been around for ages now, but I am buying this after ages.  The product is creamy, peach coloured, and was quite a surprise for me since I had a vague memory of something more pink and pasty.  It is very easy to spread and dries in about 10-15 minutes.
How to Use:

Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Fruit Pack

I follow the instructions on the pack obediently - wiping off most of the pack with a wet towel and then washing my face.  It's much faster.  The towel goes into the washing machine, so hardly any extra work.

The claims:

Himalaya Herbals Refreshing Fruit Pack
  • I found this less irritating than the Himalaya Neem pack - the burning and tingling is almost not there.  A big plus point for sensitive skins.
  • It made my skin soft, but no idea about blackheads - don't have any blackheads.
  • It helps fade out any healing acne - but it's a gradual process, and I think this is more of a maintenance pack for normal nonproblematic skins.
  • No specific cooling effect - might be more obvious if I keep it in the fridge :P
Ingredients:  Each gm contains:  Exts. Erandakarkati (papaya) 50 mg, Phalgu (fig) 10 mg, Sevam (apple) 10 mg, Trapusha (cucumber) 10 mg, Pdr. Panka (Fuller's Earth) 350 mg.  The ingredient list does not seem complete - no mention of preservatives.

Overall, I would recommend this to anyone looking for
  • An inexpensive face pack.
  • Normal-skin girls with hardly any acne problems - just need a little extra nourishment for the skin.  Oily-skin girls can use this too, but I don't think it would provide any extra benefit in terms of acne reduction.
  • Sensitive skins if the other Himalaya packs irritate you too much - this might be a better option.  (Update per comments - Apparently it stings just as bad, but I didn't have that kind of a reaction...so now I am confused!  Wonder if I just got a milder tube..)
Cost:  Rs. 100/75 g (Available in a larger size too - unsure of the price of that - do like the availability of the smaller size for trial)

33 comments:

  1. i have it and like it! however it stings.... a lot more thn the neem pack.... u felt the exact opposite!

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  2. My mom swears by this pack. She uses only this and nothing else :)
    btw- loved ur curls- u look soooo cute :)
    Grinchuuuu.. ehhehee

    -Bee
    http://beautyandeverythingelse.com

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  3. Oh it does, is it? I felt the exact opposite..hardly any stinging!!!!

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  4. I have used this before.....but it stinged at that time.....err.....this is stingfree now I guess..........

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  5. Nooo ...see Anks comment earlier..she said it stings worse than the Neem pack!!!! :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: :happydance: it suits me :happydance:

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  6. I am only interested in the paper u use for taking picssss .... me will also dig out all prettty papers i have :P :P
    Radsssssssssss :* :* :*

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  7. rads its impossible, u know i am writing a sunscreen review n i also tookk same to same photo , like sunscreen coming out of tube and all rest blurred .. :(( :((

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  8. err.. me no spamming :P :P :P but can u share ur skin care routine, cos abhi my skin is turning out to be exactly like yours.. :P

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  9. Naina - AGAINNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNNN Paper!!! Were you some old newspapaerwala in your last janam????!!!! Baldie newspaperwala! Know what Naina..me was using Shiseido ka moisturizer..was great for my oily kinds skin..but then it started getting all dry and winter started here...so now am looking for creamier options..:|

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  10. Err..why you :(( for the photeeee? It looks gross na..me usually put on hand..but me got fed up balancing the big fat camera on one hand..so me took gross pic :P

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  11. hehehhhehee.. baldie newspaperwala ..
    radsss radss radsss :happydance:

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  12. rads me tell u something okayy .. me die of embarassment , but i cant cotrol , have to tell u .. in photee wala comment i meant , the pic is lovely , i took pics like that , cos i thot thats a good idea but it got published here before my review so i was making puppy faces n all .. me wanted to do first.. its not gross.. its nice n new , me bored on smearing stuff on hand .. though i have no problems balancing my achi quality ,12rs. wali camera . :| :| :|

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  13. and i am disappearing from here for a few days now :ghost: :ghost: :ghost:

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  14. Nainaaaa...you totally mad baldie...me totally understand what you telling..but you took it and it came out well so you be happy..why bother if I also posted same thing!! Am waiting for your review now to see how that came out..and we both can act all smugggg like we invented this technique :D :D :D (And this pic not really clear..it's kind of blurred cos the focus didn't turn out proper with my wobbly hand - but don't tell that to anyone :P :P)

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  15. i was just acting stoopid n all , nuthin better to do naa.. but me sooper likes this idea .. will send review soon :P :P
    we smuggggg .. :yahooo:

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  16. Hi Rads...Nice profile photo. These days I'm using the Shiseido Pureness mattifying moisturiser too...got a few samples of these with recent purchases...it feels nice and matte for the first one hour, then the oiliness on my skin seeps through!! However, I'm glad it works for you. Have you tried other Shiseido Pureness range products?

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  17. khikhikhi...I've used that....didn't make much difference. I am anyway quite lazy to use face packs regularly!! :P :P GM!!! :D

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  18. Hii Sabrina - no the moisturizer was the only one I tried. It mattifies my face so efficiently..I think Calcutta might be more humid a place...wonder why it doesn't work for you.

    Cali - Yaaaa naaa...me too thought same...like if any difference is there is long process..no idea what these normal-skin girls do :smug: see our oily-skin masks...fast fast results...we are so much better :smug: :smug: BTW..so does this sting or not???

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  19. hey Radsss...did you go to the Forum ke bagal wala shopper stop? Do they have MAC opened there???

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  20. Not when I had gone the last time..

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  21. I've been using this for a while and I totally love it.

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  22. Hii Nivedita - so does this sting worse than the Neem pack? Am supercurious if it's just me it doesn't bother so much :D

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  23. I'm sorry but I couldn't help mentioning the 2nd pic is a li'l gross! :D

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  24. Maha - it did look odd :P :P but I was just too tired to change it..no gross pics next time..point noted :D

    Nivedita - ohh..seems like I am very lucky then :D

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  25. hai na.. i alos find it theek thaak types.. nothing great nothing back bt i dont mind using it. It stings teeny meeny kinds...

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  26. this was one of the first ones I used and found it decent...it didn't sting me too much...just mild and only for a minute probably....but I always had problem removing it....it hardens like a clay mask :( I have to keep on removing it...

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  27. Swati - Wet the mask with a bit of water, then wipe it off with a wet towel. Then wash the face to remove and remove any bits and pieces remaining. It's much easier that way. I hate that wash-wash-wash feeling too :D :D

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  28. Oh yes, I love this! And I just wash it off when I'm done--I usually put it on a little before my shower.

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  29. Hi Unmana..guess there is hardly anybody who doesn't like this pack :) :)

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