So the second product in my UAE Haul goodies is the Himalaya Herbals Moisturizer. Now when winter rolls around, I up my skincare routine in an instant because no one likes dry, chapped and cracked skin. The best part of this review is that you can find this product at Dischem and it is super affordable. Dischem carries the whole Himalaya range and after using this product, I am so keen to venture into the rest of the range. I have been using this skin cream everyday for 2 weeks and I can definitely say that it is the best moisturizer that I have ever used. My opinion may differ from others but we all seek different benefits from skincare and we are all different. I love using this cream under a really drying (matte) foundation as it fills my pores and preps my skin for the makeup to follow. When I use this moisturizer, I also don’t feel the need for a primer. It is very seldom that I find a moisturizer that works for my overly sensitive skin so when I do find one and it is this great, then it most certainly makes its way onto my repurchase list. This product forms part of the bodycare range but it was extremely gentle on my face and didn’t irritate it one bit. A little of this product goes a long way and I have even used it on other areas of my body.
A little bit of cream goes a long way so a tub like this would last me roughly 2 months. The nourishing skin cream is packed with Aloe Vera, Withnania somnifera (Winter Cherry) and Pterocarpus marsupium (Indian Kino Tree) that protects the skin from pollution and dry weather. These are all essential elements for us city living girls.The formula of the cream is quite whipped and somewhat reminds me of Nivea or Glysolid . Even though the cream is quite nourishing and moisturizing, it isn’t greasy or leaves a residue. It absorbs into the skin effortlessly. The only downside about this product is that when I apply a tad too much, my skin won’t absorb the product and it feels heavy on the skin.
I love the scent of this moisturizer as it has quite a subtle fresh fragrance that isn’t overpowering. This is by no means a new product on the market and I have seen this brand before but for some reason didn’t purchase anything from their line of products. For some reason I only have eczema behind my ears and along my hairline/scalp, I have used this to relieve and moisturize the area and prevent flaking. If you feel like your skin has lost moisture during the colder winter months, this is the perfect product as it nourishes and replenishes lost moisture. It makes my skin feel supple and hydrated all day without feeling the need to reapply it.
The himalayaherbals.co.za site also has an online store so you can purchase products from all their ranges directly from the Himalaya Herbals website. I am so keen on trying their face care range of products. The Himalaya Herbals: Nourishing Skin Cream – All Day Moisturizer retails for R39.95 and you get a 50ml free product included.