Wednesday, October 31, 2012

REVIEW: Maybelline Baby Lips Color In Cherry Kiss

Before Maybelline launched it, I never ever wushed for Baby Soft Lips. I mean come on! I have wished for Angelina Jolie Lips, Soft Lips, Kissable Lips but who ever thought of Baby Soft Lips? I know right! Ha ha :D

But then am a beauty blogger, am I not... And I am a girl... The moment they launched it in India, I had to have it and so I got myself the Color version in Cherry Kiss :D

Its basically a regular lip balm in stick form with a really mild Cherry flavor and a almost non-existent reddish tint. I like it cause it is super moisturising, makes my lips all shiny and does not have a strong fragrance :) To be honest, it is quite addictive you know! You just want to go on re-applying it :)

But if you want to compare it to other lip balms, it isn't anything extra-ordinary... I mean its good but nothing about it makes it stand apart from other good lip balms...

The only con that I find with this product is that the diameter of the "stick" is a bit too big for my thin lips... Which is why I prefer the Maybelline Lip Smooth Color Bloom Lip Balm over these babies :)

Image of the Product

Lip Swatch

Yup! I am still unwell :(
Oooohhss And Aaaahhhss!!
1. Cute packaging
2. Very subtle tint of color
3. Very understated flavor/fragrance
4. Moisturising!
5. Easily available at all Maybelline counters

The only "ouch" that I can think of is that its diameter is larger than my lips' thickness and so the product gets "applied" outside my lip line :(

It costs INR 150/-

Hmmm I doubt it. Like I said, I'd prefer to go with the Lip Smooth Color Bloom range :)

Would I Recommend?
Oh yes! As a lip balm its awesome and I really cannot think of any cons with it other than the one I listed above :) It's quite a must have this Winter season :)

Overall Rating

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

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8 Reason it Took Couples Counseling Before Marriage

Preparations for the wedding, in addition to providing a variety of needs weddings, the bride and groom also need to schedule and pre-marriage consultation sessions. Wedding consultations are also important, there is 8 reason it took couples counseling before marriage.

Tango Your Site to collect expert opinion about this premarital counseling. Eighty percent of experts agree that couples who have premarital counseling are less likely to divorce. Experts say pre-marital counseling is also able to strengthen the couple's relationship after marriage.
Here are 8 reasons why couples need premarital counseling, according to relationship expert like Sue Benskey, Daniel Faust, as well as psychologist Dr. Jed Diamond.

1. Had the foresight.
Dr Diamond said, when the pair fell in love, most do not think about what will happen in the future. They focus on what happened and experienced. Enjoy the feelings of falling in love. In fact, by talking about what will happen in the next relationship, before marriage, you and your partner will be more prepared to deal with misunderstandings in the future.

2. More focused.
According to Dr. Diamond, a couple who have a good knowledge of the marriage will benefit in the future. They will be able to live a better relationship, in five, 10, 20, 40 years.

3. There is no marriage that is not vulnerable.
Anyone need advice and counsel, not to mention an experienced marriage counselor 40 years as Dr. Diamond. If he still feel the need for advice and input from others, especially lay people who have no knowledge of the relationship.

4. Better than post-marriage counseling.
Once you are married and your spouse find a mismatch, then decided to divorce. Previously you pass through stages of marriage counseling. This possibility can be minimized if you and your partner have first past the stages of consultation before entering marriage.

5. Financial review with a more purposeful.
Financial issues is crucial that couples need to be discussed before marriage. What is the condition also financial planning in the past, present and future. Budget, saving and spending importantly discussed before marriage. The goal is that, the issue is not financially damage the relationship of married couples. This is the importance of the guidance counselor because not easy to discuss financial issues were alone without a chaperone.

6.Reducing the risk of divorce.
Studies in 2006 by Stanley and Amato, noted couples who undergo premarital counseling, divorce is less likely (31 percent). Faust said that premarital counseling reduces divorce risk of 50 percent to 20 percent.

7.  Improve marital satisfaction.
Premarital counseling helps couples communicate also identify their concerns, desires, beliefs, values​​, dreams, needs and other living expenses are mostly avoided or ignored.

Faust said, it empowers couples premarital counseling to discuss the source of marriage problems before they get to pursue this relationship. This helps improve the stability of marriage, togetherness and trust. So the married couples able to get through tough times, every day in married life.

8. Having the ability to resolve conflict.
Once again, a healthy relationship begins with good communication. Matter what happens in the pairwise relations, including marriage stem from communication problems. In addition to the low ability of couples seeking solutions to problems and resolve conflicts. You and your partner can learn how to communicate better and improve the capacity to resolve conflict, before marriage through premarital counseling.

Proof of Love Parents for Brain Children

It is the brain images of two children aged 3 years. Why is that one looks bigger than the other? The reason is the factor of attention and affection. Children with bigger brains gain the affection of a parent, while the small brain abandoned.The phenomenon of proof of love parents for brain children, a study has revealed parental affection.

As published in the journal the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences Early Edition, a neuroscientist examined the brain was express the differences between them is staggering. Small brain on the right are so different, where many areas of the brain than the left one missing.

Children with right hemisphere is not likely to grow into a less intelligent, less empathetic, tend to be susceptible to addiction and crimes. Children with small brains also tend to be a burden on others and suffered mental and physical health problems are serious in the future.

What led to the development of two three-year olds brain is so different?

According to expert analysis, the main cause is the way they treated their parents. Maximum brain growth child always gets the attention and affection of his mother. While children with brain size shrank often neglected and abused. This explains why the difference in treatment was the brain child develop optimally, while other children are not.

Professor Allan Shore of the University of California Los Angeles United States to examine this issue states, the growth of brain cells is influenced by the interaction between the infant and primary caregiver in this case a mother. "The growth of the baby's brain cells require a positive interaction between the baby and the mother. Perkembagan cerebral circuits depends on it," he said.

Shore stresses, if a baby is not treated well in the first two years of life, the genes responsible for various aspects of brain function such as intelligence will not work and did not even exist.

This certainly raises concerns and implications that impinge on children whose parents ignored the two years of its life. The more severe the parents abandoned the child, then the real impact of the damage will appear.

Figure brain differences also raises fears of child abandonment cycle. Because their parents abandoned childhood brain development tend to have problems, so they tend to do the same in their children.

However, research in the U.S. indicates that this cycle can be broken. Requirement is necessary to have early treatment and support from family.

As reported page, this research is the first to show how changes in critical areas of the brain related to parenting children of a mother. Children who receive the full attention of the mother early in life tend to have brains the size of the hippocampus, which is greater. The hippocampus is the part of the brain that are important in regulating the function of learning, recall and response to stress.


Obesity in Young at Higher Risk Renal Disease

 Cases of renal disease is generally caused by the type of beverage consumed. In fact, besides the risk of kidney disease caused by obesity in adolescence. These risks can be reduced if the teenager can lose weight. Obesity in young at higher risk renal disease disorders in adulthood.

Research on the health effects of obesity for renal conducted by a team led Dr.Asaf Vivante which collects data on nearly 1.2 million children aged 17 years. Respondents are teenagers who will take the test military in Israel between January 1967 and December 1997.

The researchers then connect these young people with the condition documentation of end-stage renal disease. During the 30 years of the study period, they found 700 men and 160 women suffering from end-stage renal failure.

Vivante estimate the risk of renal failure increased six-fold in those who are overweight and 19-fold in those who were obese.

Interestingly, the risk of renal disease was not only higher in those who suffer from diabetes but also healthy people without diabetes.

Even so, according to Dr.David Katz, director of the Yale University Prevention Research Center, said that the weight is not the sole factor trigger renal disease. "Another factor involved is the lifestyle or the environment," he said.

Celebrity Makeup: Madhuri Dixit

I have never been a fan of Madhuri Dixit. Yeah I know weird and stuff but I have somehow never took to her. I have always found her looking older (read matured) than her co-stars, her looks have always been dated, her outfits are super OTT and blingey for my liking and I absolutely hate her hair. But I haven't said a word cause she is like this diva of the 90's and has made a lot of hearts and well other anatomical parts flutter with her "acting" and dancing and well some say even her smile. So let's leave it at that.

But when I came across this look of hers, I could not control myself from posting about it...

There is just nothing I like about the look here... From the mis-matched lipstick shade to OTT bronzing to one wash of Orange (?) eye shadow, nothing works for me or rather for her...
Trying to match your eye shadow with your outfit is one of the biggest mistakes one can ever do and well the Indian mauve-brown lippy isn't helping her case either...
And I know lining the eye black all around is my thing but it really doesn't do her any good... She has beautifully shaped eyes and her MUA should have done something to enhance them.

Anything you like about her look?

The image is (obviously) not mine!

Monday, October 29, 2012

Weekend Updates, #FluRants, #InstagramWeekends

I have not been well since past couple of days and needless to say I could not and well did not do any makeup or wear any extra ordinary outfits ;) I was just too lazy, sluggish, lethargic and well ill to take any interest in anything other than meds, sleep and maggi... Yup Maggi is my fav food when I am sick and it sure serves as comfort food.

But I did do a lot of tweeting and a bit of instagramming ;) And for those who do not follow me on Twitter (Twitter handle @ISmplyLveMakeup or @ssamyukta) or on Instagram (@isimplylovemakeup), here are some of the updates and flu rants :)

Sadness... All thanks to my Flu :(
Cold + Hangover... Killer combo and not necessarily a good one!

How was your weekend? Hope it was better than mine ;)
Miss you guys!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Essence Look at Me Lipstick 40 Review & Swatches

Essence 40 Look at Me  Lipstick Review

Guest Post by Christina
This is a product that I got as a gift from my sister in law who lives in Belgium.  I am not familiar with their products but after using the lipstick and reading others reviews I found it to be a good product. It is produced in Germany and is mostly sold in the E.U. and in the U.S.  The one reason I decided to review this lipstick was because of their devotion to the 'cruelty against animals' cause.  For those of your who do not know me I am an animal activist and I have stopped using animal tested products.  Essence is strictly against any kind of animal testing whatsoever.  It is absolutely awful to torture animals for the sake of beauty products

Their products stand for trendy and high quality cosmetics at a sensational low prices because they do not use costly advertisements using models or celebrities, expensive tv spots or print ads in magazines.

Product Description:
# 40 Look at Me is part of the 2012 spring/summer collection.   I used an Essence  product for the first time.  I liked how it felt and if given a chance I would like to try out other colours and a different finish, because frosty lipsticks are for a younger lot than me.  I would not even feel guilty about over spending because essence products are a  fantastic buy for makeup fanatics looking to stock up on a budget. 
They have added two more shades to their spring/summer collection and so all of the 16 colors have been bumped up to the fall/winter season 2012.  

Price & Quantity: $ 2.49, $4 AUD  for 4 gms

Key Ingredients: Not mentioned on the tube but it is mentioned in a PDF file on the site.  Few key ingredients would be castor seed oil, lanolin, paraffin,carnauba wax and avocado oil. The rest are chemical names.


My Experience with Essence 40 Look at Me Lipstick :

Packaging: These lipsticks come in color-coded packaging.  That means the lipstick tube is the exact same color as the lipstick making it easy to reach for your favourite shade. When you open the tube, the top half of the inner tube is plastic and it is not a problem really.  You can see how much product is left at all times.  My only problem is that these lipsticks do not come with any kind of seal!

Colour, Consistency & Texture: It is a sizzling sheer beige-brown that lights up your lips with a soft gleam.  It is a frosty lipstick with some shimmer but it is not over the top at all.  If you are looking for a creamy nude color that doesn't lean too pink or too beige this is definitely it.  Almost close to MAC blankety lipstick excluding the frost and the cheap price.  I hardly got any smell when I used it.   In the pictures I have also lined my lips with a bit of a rose coloured liner and that totally changed how the colour looked on my lips.  I was quite happy to use it like that.

How it works: This lipstick is soft and velvety to apply.  It does contain shimmer along with being frosty.  It does not settle in lip lines but one must exfoliate the lips before using this.  Frosty colours do tend to draw an audience and you wouldn't want dry flaky bits of skin peeking out from beneath it would you?
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Pros of Essence 40 Look at Me Lipstick:

  • Inexpensive - Budget brand
  • Easy to use
  • Does not test its products on animals
  • Does not settle in lip lines
  • Pretty nude colour
  • Goes on smoothly
  • The shimmer is not gaudy
  • Colour co-ordinated container
  • Even Application
  • Long Lasting
  • Moisturizing
  • Pleasant Tasting
  • True colour swatch
  • As good as a high-end brand


Cons of Essence 40 Look at Me Lipstick :

  • Limited selection of colors
  • Not available in India
  • Frosty shade that most Indian skin tones cannot carry off
  • Availability is limited
  • Not available online yet
  • Not suitable for work because it's frosty
  • Does not come packed or sealed.  It can be tested at the store

Makeup and Beauty Home Rating: 3.55

Would I Repurchase Essence 40 Look at Me Lipstick ? Yes and no.  No, not that colour but yes different shades and other products by the brand. 

A note of warning: Frosty and shimmery high gloss lipsticks look best on the young because these draw a great deal of attention to lips so becareful when you select lipstick.  It is not just about color but also about the finish. As you age you cannot ignore the fact that certain colours become a total no no. Matte lipstick is best on certain age groups and so are glossy, high sheen lipstick styles.
                     It's only a while before you will start seeing this brand on our online cosmetics shopping sites, something like ELF that has flooded the market.  You can visit the website for more information. It is a very, very pretty and fresh site and I am sure all of you are going to go bonkers looking at it.

Did you like Christina's review on  Essence Look at Me Lipstick?

Friday, October 26, 2012

Belated Dussehra Wishes MABHians! + Saree OOTD

Hello lovely ladies!
Sorry for MIA this whole week :( I spent half of the time in my aunt's house celebrating Dussehra and for the last 2-3 days I am suffering from a bad pain in my right hand. A needle stroke my index finger and it is paining like a hell really. I am typing in a single hand now and this is the reason  why I wasn't able to be regular with the posts this week. Sorry, Sorry, Sorry! :(

Image source: Google

So, Happy Belated Dussehra wishes to all MABH readers! :D Hope you enjoyed your holidays well and had lots of fun with your friends and family members in this celebration. Here is my Durga Pooja OOTD with an orange saree! :P Am I looking too lean in saree? Excuse my skinny physic. Check out the pictures below.

Ps: I wore this saree myself :P which took me nearly 2 hours! I made my makeup minimal with a slight amber eye shadow, a kajal, an eyeliner and a tinted lip balm, of course with some compact.


Did you wear Saree for this Dussehra? How did you celebrate the holidays?

Thursday, October 25, 2012

4 Habits to Help Have a Sixpack Abdomen

Sixpack abdomen does not come just like that. But that does not mean you have to do hundreds of crunches every day that you get a sixpack stomach immediately. Not enough with regular practice, you also need to implement the lifestyle and habits that will support the creation of your sixpack abdomen. 4 habits to help you have a sixpack abdomen, try todo habits a better healthy lifestyle.

This for  Sixpack Abdomen

Start your morning with fresh water
Drink water after you wake up at least 2 glasses of water. A recent study found that drinking water after waking up can increase your metabolism by 24% for the next 90 minutes. Moreover, muscle cells grow faster when they are well hydrated. Consumption of water every day is recommended to help shape your sixpack abdomen.

Combine protein and carbohydrates
Although carbohydrates can be stored so fat that can cover your abdominal muscles, your body needs carbohydrates remain as an energy source. When combined with protein, carbohydrates can help build muscle, especially if you combine both before and after exercise. More muscle the more fat is lost.

Healthy Lunch
Avoid fast food and soft drinks. This food will only make you grow fat and inhibits the formation of your sixpack abdomen. For a healthier menu you can try some of the following menu:
  • An apple and cheese for your morning snack.
  • Eat complex carbohydrates, such as whole wheat bread, wheat pasta, oatmeal, brown rice. These foods contain more fiber and may delay your hunger longer. And is equipped with high-protein foods such as chicken, tuna, beans or processed soybeans.
  • You can add a protein shake into your afternoon snack.

Lunch with a healthy menu every day will make you much more full and satisfied. In addition, you also get the nutrients your body enough to move.

Its enough sleep
Apply enough sleep habits to get your sixpack abdomen. The body needs 7-8 hours of sleep for the phase formation and muscle recovery. The study mentions, if you lack sleep for 3 days in a row can cause your muscle cells become resistant to the hormone insulin. This causes the accumulation of fat around your stomach with slow metabolism, increases appetite and decreases the amount of calories burned.

With a slight change to healthier habits, you can get a sixpack abdomen more quickly and optimally. So, immediately apply a healthy lifestyle today!

Whether Beef Proteins The Best Sources of Protein?

Fitness for  body building , protein supplements as food has become mandatory for muscle formation. Now, whether you choose a protein supplement is right. Have been popular sources of protein beef and whether beef proteins the best sources of protein?
If you have questions about what nutrition plays an important role in increasing muscle mass, everyone would agree that protein is the answer. Benefits protein has long been known to increase muscle mass. Of course, this is because it is true that protein is an essential nutrient for the reconstruction and development of muscle tissue.

Protein demand worldwide has increased sharply with increasing public interest in the world of fitness and bodybuilding. This moment was not to be missed as it is by the producers of this important macronutrient supplements. They compete to innovate in order to create the best protein supplement their products sold in the market with a huge advantage.

The phenomenon Beef Protein

Today, the world is shocked by the appearance of fitness back Beef Protein. Beef protein is a source of protein which is extracted from beef and packaged in the form of supplements. This supplement is claimed to be the best source of protein isolate and contain amino acids that are higher than other protein sources.

This assumption is further strengthened by the emergence of the 'myth' that assumes that the success in the world bodybuilders to build muscle is to eat their beef from generation to generation. This assumption is born out of the idea that the human body naturally need protein from meat as a raw material of muscle formation, making beef protein is superior to other protein sources.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Outfit Post: Subho Bijoya At Office

Subho Bijoya... Happy Dussehra :) Even though yesterday was this much celebrated festival of India, we did not have a holiday in office and to top it of, yesterday was the busiest day of my life! :( In order to keep us cheered up, our office people decided to declare the day as Traditional Day and well yup we were expected to dress up in our traditional best and come to work! ha ha ha.. I love the irony!

So anyways, I chose one of my favorite suits, which I guess I have already featured here on ISLM :) Its a raw silk green kurta with silk threaded embroidery and maroon churidaar and dupatta to go... Its a simple yet elegant suit and I love it for that :)

Makeup Break-up
1. MAC Paint Pot in Genuine Treasure -> All over lid
2. Colorbar Eye Shadow in Black Tied -> Crease
3. Colorbar Blush in Floral Fucsia
4. Colorbar Velvet Matte Lipstick in Creme Cup 2

I wore the bengali symbol of suhaag i.e. Shaankha, Paula and Noa/Loha too :)

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Tretment Blackheads doesn't Getting Infection

Blackheads types of acne that appears on your face. If the skin properly, can be resolved even prevent blackheads on the face. With proper skin care, blackheads resolved and you are protected from infection can cause more severe acne conditions. So that tretment blackheads does not getting infection, blackheads in large quantities is acne also needs proper care.

For treatment of using face soap containing granules scrub. If you have time, uapkan your face once a while. Thus the pores will expand and make it easier blackhead off when cleaned with soap. After cleansing, use a toner which is useful to close the pores again. Do this treatment twice a week.
Black open comedones can be overcome with regular facial cleansing. Blackheads aids white with cream or facial routine.
For facials for oily skin should be done regularly every two weeks. While dry skin tends to do facial per three weeks or once a month. With this simple treatment, blackheads disappear and you can prevent from potential infections that cause acne at a later stage.

If there is going to be acne blackheads further, especially after starting red with infection. Continuous care, and early on it could solve the problem of blackheads

There's a Relation of Stress, Eating and Obesity

Mild stress is known to cause stomach often hungry. Try to remember when we are under stress due to work or personal issues, we are often looking for a snack or meal. Because stress itubelum certainly make thin, even lead to obesity if excessive food consumption on the rebound. Yes there is a relation stress, eating and obesity. Although impingement stress varies per person.

Indeed there are people who actually lose their appetite if spring has the burden of thinking, but most people just make the food as an escape to get a sense of comfort. No wonder the difficult weight down.

If we grew up in an environment where food is used to manage emotions, then we tend to be a satisfying themselves through food when stressed.
Food as an escape can also be triggered by stress hormones that cause hunger. There is research evidence that says that complex hormonal symptoms include hunger and satiety, as well as the desire to eat is influenced by stress and sleep patterns.

The combination of coping or problem solving with earlier biological mechanisms cause why anyone would automatically search for food to relieve stress while there are people looking for other solutions.

If we always respond to emotions with food, then it will become a habit. "The more often we do it, the more it becomes a pattern, then a habit," says Anne Wolf, a nutritionist.

Therefore, according to Wolf, to overcome this we need to find a new habit. For example, if you are stressed you usually go directly to the drawer to look for a snack, this time postpone. Try to sit quietly, set his breath and see what happens.

"It is important to stop and think about it. Whether we are hungry or just wanta eat in response to stress?," Said Wolf.

If we want to briefly resisted the urge to eat is usually a sense of stress will be gone and we no longer feel hungry. Do this until eventually replace the habit of overeating when stressed.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Outfit Post: A Day Out with Mamma to the First Indian Starbucks

By now everyone knows that Starbucks has finally entered India in alliance with Tata and their flagship store has been set shop in South Mumbai at the Hornimun Circle Area... So this weekend when I went to Mumbai, I knew I had to go brunching with my mom to Starbucks and yay what an experience :) Now of course everyone says that Starbucks is one of the most overrated coffee shops in the world and all that jazz but really I am having a 60 seconds of fame thing going on and plus come on Starbucks is finally in India, is something I really think we as Indians should celebrate :) Foreign investors coming to our country to earn money is like a big deal people!
Isn't it awesome to see the Starbucks sign in Hindi/Marathi? ;)

Here, is what I wore...

Outfit Breakup
1. Electric Blue Denims:  WESTSIDE
2. Baby Pink Top: PUNE CENTRAL
3. Nude Ballerina Flats: CATWALK  (this one's for you Sheetal ;) )

My mom's Fashionista moment ;) Isn't she cute? :)

I love her peach denims! I am so getting one for myself too ;)

Imagine! Starbucks, then Sephora... I just cannot stop giggling in anticipation ;)

Outfit Post: For A Night of Catching Up!

It's been a while I have left school (understatement of the year but whatever!) and well I am guilty of not being in touch with most of my school mates over all these years... They have been catching up and meeting up but somehow I could never get the time or the situation was just not right. So finally this weekend when I went to Bombay, I decided to pester my school friends who live in Bombay to finally meet with me. We met up at this awesome place called "Big Nasty" in Bandra and conversation just flowed :) It was great getting back home super high and then acting as if everything was normal in front of my mom! LOL :D

This is what I wore... Simple but quirky ;)

Nope! It isn't an all black outfit... Why? Check out the next pic :)

Outfit Breakdown
1. Black Corduroy Skirt -> MANGO
2. Top -> GLOBUS
3. Nude Ballerinas ->  CATWALK

Lemme know how you like my simple yet quirky outfit ;)

P.S. Apologies for the really bad quality pictures :(

Saturday, October 20, 2012

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack Review

Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack for Normal to Oily Skin Review

Hello Everyone!
Today's review is about the Purifying Neem Face Pack from Himalaya Herbals. I have been using this face pack for ages and this is one of my ever favorite face packs. I love using neem in my skincare recipes, especially for acne curing home treatments as it clears out acne very effectively. When I first saw this face pack on the market, I couldn't resist buying it especially for its 'neem' content. Read my complete review on this neem face pack below.

Product Description:
Clears skin and prevents outbreak and recurrence of pimples. Rejuvenates and firms up the skin. Imparts natural glow. Antibacterial purifying Neem Face Pack regulates excess oil secretion, cleans clogged pores and prevents recurrence of pimples. Improves skin texture. Neem, well known for its antibacterial properties, helps in controlling acne and pimples, and their recurrence. When combined with Turmeric, it effectively eliminates acne-causing bacteria. Fuller's Earth (Multani Mitti) cools and soothes the skin.

Indications: Oily and Pimple-prone skin.

Usage Directions:
Apply evenly over cleansed face and neck, avoiding the area around eyes. Allow it to dry for 10-15 minutes. Remove with wet sponge and wash the skin with cool water. Use once or twice a week.

Key Ingredients:
Azadirachta indica (Neem, Nimba) well known for its antibacterial properties, helps in controlling acne and pimples, and their recurrence.
Panka (Fuller's earth, Multani Mitti) - anti-inflammatory
Curcuma longa (Turmeric, Haridra), antiseptic and improves complexion.

Inactives: Sodium Methyl Paraben IP, Sodium Prophyl Paraben IP, Imidazolidinyl Urea, DMDM Hydantoin.

Shelf Life: 3 years

My Experience with Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack:

Packaging: This face pack comes in a typical Himalaya Herbals white tube with a green flip type cap similar to most of the other products of this same brand. Unlike the other face packs and face washes from Himalaya Herbals, the flip cap of this product is sturdy enough and hence the product is travel friendly :) I have no complaints about its packaging.

Colour, Consistency & Fragrance: The colour of this neem face pack can be said as muddy dark green and it has a gritty texture. Though many find its colour unattractive, I somehow liked the colour :P There are tiny scrubbing particles are present in this moderately thick smooth and muddy green face pack. The fragrance is neither sweet nor adorable but it is natural and not irriating to the senses. If you have a very sensitive nose, the fragrance might bother you but it did not affect me at all. I actually loved the natural neem fragrance of this face pack. The main thing I wanted to mention is that, I did not find any traces of turmeric in this pack. It doesn't stain my skin even a bit too.

How it works: After a heavy makeup day or after an improper skin care week, when your skin screams for something natural to clear all the impurities, there fits perfectly, this Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Pack. It clears out all the dirt, impurities and oiliness from the skin without leaving skin extra dry. My normal-oily skin loves this face pack a lot and hence I using this 5-6 times a month for its amazing cleansing effects. It doesn't help much in curing my stubborn acne bumps but my acne problem is completely prevented while using this face pack. For many people out there, it has does wonders on curing acne but the results vary from person to person. It helps a bit in shrinking my acne bumps but nothing can do wonders like freshly pasted neem leaves :)
     I simply apply this face pack evenly over my facial skin and leave on for 10 minutes. It spreads easily though being gritty and dries up quickly too. For the first 2 minutes, I felt that tingling sensation on my skin but later it disappeared. After drying, I did wet my finger tips, pat and scrub my facial skin in a gentler way. The gritty granules helped effectively with the exfoliation process too and hence I did not need to get a scrub on my hand while using this face pack :) My skin is left soft, smooth, oil free and perfectly clean after usage. I personally love the muddy green colour too. With regular usage, it evened out my skin tone and prevented acne bumps popping out in an excellent way. I am deeply in love with this super cleansing face pack for the price it comes and for the worth it delivers! Face pack starters must grab at least a single pack of this product however if you have extra dry skin, this might leave your skin stretchy. (It can be made alright by a rich moisturizer though!)

Pros of Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack:

  • Comes in a hygienic, travel friendly packaging
  • Spreads smoothly over the skin
  • The scribbling particles help with the exfoliation part very well
  • Cleanses out the skin very effectively leaving it squeaky clean
  • Removes dirt, pollution and excess oiliness from the skin
  • Dries off quickly and washes out easily
  • No artificial fragrance 
  • Comes in an affordable price
  • Easily available everywhere

Cons of Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack:

  • Does tingle a bit for the the first 2-3 minutes (But after all, this makes us feel the pack is working!)
  • Contains 3 kinds of paraben

Makeup and Beauty Home Rating: 4/5

Would I Repurchase Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack?: Yes of course! It deep cleanses skin effectively and helps skin stay problem free with regular usage.

Have you tried Himalaya Herbals Purifying Neem Face Pack?