Hello dear people! ❤
What’s up with you all? 😀
Face washes are one of the basic but most important skincare necessities…
No matter what type of skin you possess, a face wash is a must! ❤
And if you are blessed with an oily skin type like me, the search for the perfect face wash never really ends! 😛
So, when I came across the four, newly launched, oil clearing face washes from Himalaya, a brand whose neem face wash had been a saviour for me during my teens, I knew I had to get them for myself! 😀
Today, I am going to put forward my honest opinion on the Himalaya fresh start face washes, after having used them for over a month! 🙂
HIMALAYA FRESH START OIL CLEAR FACE WASH
• Who am I?
I am Fresh Start Oil Clear Face Wash, from Himalaya, with the burst of citrusy Lemon freshness. I help you kick-start your day with the confidence of an oil clear fresh look.
• What do I do?
I am specially formulated with an exclusive blend of Lemon, Gooseberry, and natural beads. I remove excess oil and impurities, leaving your face soft, healthy, and fresh.
•Who am I?
I am Fresh Start Oil Clear Face Wash, from Himalaya, with the peppiness of Peach. I help you kick-start your day with the confidence of an oil clear fresh look.
• What do I do?
I am specially formulated with a unique blend of Peach, Gooseberry, and natural beads. I remove excess oil and impurities, leaving your face soft, healthy, and fresh.
• Who am I?
I am Fresh Start Oil Clear Face Wash, from Himalaya, with the scintillating goodness of Strawberry. I help you kick-start your day with the confidence of an oil clear fresh look.
• What do I do?
I am specially formulated with a rich blend of Strawberry, Gooseberry, and natural beads. I remove excess oil and impurities, leaving your face soft, healthy, and fresh.
• Who am I?
I am Fresh Start Oil Clear Face Wash, from Himalaya, with the energizing power of luscious Blueberry. I help you kick-start your day with the confidence of an oil clear fresh look.
• What do I do?
I am specially formulated with a rich blend of Blueberry, Gooseberry, and natural beads. I remove excess oil and impurities, leaving your face soft, healthy, and fresh.
Feel happy using me!
Moisten face, apply appropriate quantity of face wash and gently work up a lather using a circular motion. Wash off, pat dry, and get ready to take on the day with a smile.
Natural herbal formulations tend to change colour over time. However, the product efficacy remains unchanged.
For external use only. Dermatologically tested. Store in a cool and dry place.
COST: Rs. 75 for 50ml, Rs. 140 for 100ml.
SHELF LIFE: 24 months from the date of manufacturing.
MY TAKE ON THE PRODUCT:
The Himalaya fresh start oil clear face washes come in a translucent plastic tube packaging with a bottle green flip-cap on the top… All the tubes are colour-coded in accordance with the face wash variant that they contain! The tubes contain vivid descriptions about the variants mentioned over them but lack a basic list of ingredients, which is something I do not appreciate at all… I feel that we, as consumers, have the right to know what we are buying or putting on our skin! :-/
Anyway, the overall packaging of the face washes is really sturdy and leak-proof, making them quite travel friendly! ❤
The fresh start face washes come in four variants and the only difference between the variants is in the terms of their colour and fragrance, with the rest of the formulation being exactly same! 😛
The face washes have a thick, gel-like consistency and contain quite a lot of tiny white beads and a few brown beads suspended in the gel…
The colour and fragrance of the variants are as follows –
• Lemon: This variant has a faint lemon-yellow colour to it and a fragrance that lies somewhere in between aqua and citrusy-lemon fragrances…
• Peach: This variant has a faint peachy colour to it and a fragrance which again lies somewhere in between aqua and peach!
• Strawberry: This variant stands out of the lot and possesses a bright pinkish-red colour and a sweet strawberry fragrance!
• Blueberry: This variant has a very faint bluish colour and an equally mild blueberry fragrance to it! 😀
Irrespective of these differences, the fragrance of all the variants is quite mild and doesn’t linger for more than a minute, so, it won’t bother the sensitive noses! ❤
The fresh start face washes do not lather much but still just a little more than a pea-sized amount of the gel is enough to cover the entire face and neck (one might need more, depending on how greasy or dirty their skin is at that moment)! The face washes cleanse the skin of all the dirt, grime, oil and sebum without over-drying the skin… They leave my combination-oily skin type mattified but not at all stretchy! So, in my opinion, these face washes would work well with all the skin types lying in between normal to extremely oily skin types! ❤
Now, talking about something that I did not like about the face washes… All the variants contain a good amount of tiny beads in them and although the brand claims that the beads are natural, I feel that they are artificial and made up of plastic! Additionally, if you have quite a few live acne on your face, these tiny beads are going to hurt A LOT! When I first started using these face washes, I had around 5 to 6 big pimples on my face and it was really hard for me to massage the gel on my face as the beads would get massaged along and would hurt the acne really bad! But according to my mom, who doesn’t suffer from any breakouts, the beads provide a mild scrubbing action to the face and she loves it! 😛
So, unlike me, if you don’t suffer from an acne-prone skin type, you might appreciate the presence of beads in the face washes! 😀
Another thing that I would like to talk about is that I was expecting the face washes to keep a check on the sebum secretion on my face for at least some amount of time, all thanks to Himalaya’s ‘over-the-top’ advertisement regarding these face washes… But alas! They do nothing to delay the oil production and instead behave like any other regular face wash for oily skin type! 😛
(Also read my review over Himalaya Orange Face Wash here!)
SUMMING UP PROS AND CONS:
1. Affordable and easily available both online as well as offline… You can buy it online from Amazon, Nykaa or Flipkart!
2. Leak-proof and travel friendly packaging!
3. Mild and pleasant fragrances of lemon, peach, strawberry and blueberry… None of fragrances linger for more than a minute and hence, won’t hurt the sensitive noses!
4. The face washes don’t lather much but still cleanse the skin of all the dirt, grime, oil and sebum really well, without completely drying out the skin!
5. The tiny beads present in the face washes provide a mild scrubbing action to the skin but may also hurt if you have live acne present on the skin!
6. The face washes work well for all the skin types lying in between normal to extremely oily skin types!
1. The tiny white beads feel quite artificial and made up of plastic!
2. The beads hurt a lot if you have a significant number of acne on your face!
3. The face washes don’t do anything to control or delay the oil secretion on the face!
4. The complete list of ingredients is absent!
FINAL TAKE: The Himalaya fresh start face washes are a good choice if you are just looking for an oil clearing face wash… They cleanse the face of all the dirt, grime and oil without over drying the skin and may even provide a mild scrubbing action if you have an acne-free skin… But if you possess an acne-prone skin type or are looking for something to delay the sebum secretion on the face, these face washes may not cater to your needs!
Hope it helps! ❤