Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Lemon Face Wash Review

Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Lemon Face Wash Review

Summer has disappeared, but still the climate here is really irregular and hot. I guess that this year, we, people in South India are cursed with bad weather conditions. The weather is completely unguessable. One day it is hot; one day it is cold and another day it is gloomy. Oily skinned people struggle throughout the year to control oiliness from their skin and especially they find it hard mainly due to such irregular climatic conditions.
    My skin is not completely oily, but normal to oily skin which turns super oily in summers and monsoons; normal in winters and autumn. Currently, my skin is acting oily most of the times with greasiness and rare breakouts on my forehead area. So, when I eyed out for a good face wash that balances oil on my facial skin, I found this Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Lemon Face Wash. I guess this is a newly launched one as I don't find any updates for this on the company's main website. Most of the Himalaya Herbals products worked pretty gentle on my skin and hence I gave this face wash a try. My wish was to get a face wash which balances oil, keep my skin oil free and at the same time 'not dry' and so ended up in trying this. Let us check now whether it worked on my skin or not. Go, read the complete review below.

Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Lemon Face Wash Review

Product Description:
A soap-free, herbal formulation that gently cleanses your face and removes excess oil. Oil Control Lemon Face Wash is enriched with Lemon, an astringent and cooling agent, and Honey, which has natural, deep-cleansing properties. Unlike soap, your face will not feel dry and stretched. Use regularly for clean, fresh and glowing skin.

Price & Quantity:
Rs.70 for 100ml

Usage Directions:
Moisten face and neck; apply a small amount of Oil Control Lemon Face Wash and gently work up a lather using a circular motion. Wash off and pat dry, Use twice daily. Follow with Himalaya Nourishing Face Moisturizing Lotion. Use Himalaya Clarifying Mud Pack once a week to rejuvenate and revitalize your skin.

Key Ingredients:
Honey and Bijapura (Citrus Medica)

My Experience with this Product:

This face wash is packed in a see through plastic tube with a flip type cap. The cap is good and sturdy; the whole packaging looks simple and nothing to find bad in it. You can actually see how much is left inside the tube. But wait.. When I purchased my second tube, unluckily it had the worst flip cap. The cap was flimsy and it leaked like anything when I carried it in my bag. I am not sure whether it is a single product mistake or something but Himalaya Herbals need to concentrate on their packaging more.

Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Lemon Face Wash Review - Packaging

Colour, Consistency & Fragrance
This is a normal to runny, transparent face wash with tiny blue micro beads (Or granules?) present in it. The consistency looks fresh and cute due to the blue granules which are meant for exfoliation. The fragrance is really fresh and lemon-like; Yes! I do mean that this face wash has a citrus-y fragrance.

Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Lemon Face Wash Review - Swatch

How it works
I had no much expectations from this averagely priced face wash but just wanted it to clear the extra oiliness from my skin. Soon after applying it over my wet facial skin, I could feel the granules doing their gentle scrubbing work on my skin. The blue beads exfoliate my skin very gently making the face wash suitable for everyday usage.
           The fresh citrus fragrance refreshed me like anything.  To say about the the lathering part, Well hmm this face wash lathers averagely and washes off well without leaving any slippery feel on my skin. I cannot say that it would get washed away with a single splash of water but with 2-3 splashes, my face is left squeaky clean. The best part about this face wash is that it did not dry out my skin at all unlike few other oil clearing/mattifying face washes. Overall, this face wash clears out all the excess oiliness from the facial skin leaving it soft, clean and smooth without drying it excessively.

  • A huge hit for citrus and refreshing fragrance lovers!
  • Acts as an exfoliating face wash with its tiny blue granules
  • The gentleness of the face wash (Read exfoliating granules) makes it suitable for everyday usage
  • Clears all the oiliness from the skin and leaves skin soft and smooth
  • Doesn't leave skin stretchy or dry unlike few other oil clearing products
  • Washes out without leaving any slippery feel behind
  • Safe to use on sensitive-oily skin types
  • Comes in a very affordable price


  • In some packs, cap is flimsy; hence the product is not that suitable for travel usage.
  • This face wash acts as an oil clearing face wash and not the oil 'control' one but that can't be taken as a con because they have already mentioned in the pack that it is an oil balancing one. This would help you get rid of oiliness from your skin and leave your skin completely oil free but after 2-3 your T Zone will show some shine if you  have extra oily skin. Hence this is not an oil 'control' face wash. Are you clear?

Rating: 4/5

If you are oily skinned, if you are in search of a mild exfoliating face wash for daily usage, if you are a citrus fragrance lover, get one for sure. This face wash would suit also normal skin types the best in summers.

Would I Repurchase?:
Sure! I have already purchased it twice. I am in love with this face wash mainly for its gentleness and the refreshing citrus fragrance. The price is also easy on the pocket. Who won't say no?

Have you ever used Himalaya Herbals Oil Control Lemon Face Wash? Do you like it?

Product sent by PR for consideration; Honest review as usual