Gone are the days when I was a kid and used to love hearing bedtime stories from my Granny. The princesses of those fairytales were extremely beautiful and my Granny mentioned them having ‘peaches and cream complexion’. When I used to ask her what’s peaches and cream complexion, she smiled and said, “Like mine”. Yes, my Granny had exceptionally beautiful and supple complexion that she used to glow like gold. Hers was a creamy complexion with a peachish and rosy tinge.
When I turned out to be a teen and became beauty conscious, I asked Granny about her beauty regimen. And she revealed her secret— it was kesar (saffron), the hidden ingredient of her golden glisten. Since then, I wanted to follow her beauty regimen but it was not easy to apply kesar directly on skin. There are lots of hassles and tassels attached to it, such as— dissolving kesar in milk, adding any other fruit or vegetable for body for facial application, etc. Though kesar turned out to be a boon for my skin, yet it was not user-friendly or functional at all. So, when I found the very same goodness of nature in an extremely easy-to-apply face pack that too manufactured by a noted brand name like Himalaya, kesar became bliss for my skin.
Hence, the product of the day to be reviewed on TSS is Himalaya’s Fairness Kesar Face Pack to endow your skin with a new lease of life! 🙂
Himalaya’s Fairness Kesar Face Pack is an innovative natural formulation that is meant to even out your skin tone for a fairer you! Turmeric, Indian Aloe, Walnut and Saffron rejuvenate and cleanse your skin of impurities, thereby revealing a natural glow. Walnut and Indian Aloe act as healers to your skin and remove blackheads. Turmeric and Saffron together enhance your skin’s complexion and elasticity. Cinnablock™, the patented herbal sunblock, aims to protect your skin from harmful UV rays of the sun.
Turmeric has strong anti-inflammatory properties and is used in the pack to soothe your skin gently. The herb aids in evening out your skin tone and also retaining the skin’s elasticity thereby making it supple. Walnut has slightly acidic properties, which has tendency to kill unwanted skin bacteria. It is particularly effective on acne-prone skin and soothes sunburned skin and eczema. It also removes dirt, blackheads and dead cells and aids in skin cell regeneration as well.
I have normal to dry skin with a slightly oily T-zone! I really love trying out different types of face packs since I do not undergo any type of parlor facials or skin bleaching. Face packs have a tendency to rejuvenate my skin so I go for a lot of them.
This Himalaya Fairness Kesar face pack arrives in a squeezable click lock tube packaging. Since the cap doesn’t open easily, it is travel-friendly too. It has an off-white hue with a moderate chemical fragrance. The pack has a semi-thick texture with smooth creamy consistency that spreads evenly on face.
After evenly applying it on my face and neck area, it takes around 20 minutes to dry out. The best thing about it is that when the pack is on my skin, it does not feel stretched. After rinsing off the pack with tepid water and pat dry, it is easily removed and does not leave any residual behind.
Due to turmeric, it has a mild burning sensation but it’s normal. Washing off the pack leads to a smooth, refreshed and hydrated skin. Some glow is visible which gradually fades away after few hours. Since, this face pack doesn’t dry up the skin it is suitable for all skin types.
- Budget friendly
- Suitable for all skin types
- Sufficient quantity for 1-2 months
- Lightens tan on continuous usage
- Contains herbal sun-block
- Travel friendly
- Hydrates skin
- Comes in both sachet and tube
After applying the pack, I felt a mild pricking sensation on face, which might be due to turmeric. But it does not cause any redness or other side-effects.
Price: INR 130/- for 100 g
Shelf Life: 3 years from manufacturing
For daily skin care regime, the Himalaya Fairness Kesar face pack is one of the best affordable, herbal products available in the market.
Indian skin is prone to tanning in these sultry summers. Blame it to the excessive heat, dust, pollution and the humidity in the atmosphere that takes a toll on our skin. In such pathetic climatic conditions, taking optimum care of your skin is another daunting task. And, Himalaya’s Fairness Kesar Face Pack indeed turned out to be my savior while dealing with my skin problems. I am happy to have a soft, supple and glowing skin, though not as ‘peaches and cream’ like that of my Granny but still I’m proud for the skin I possess.