Himalaya Fairness Kesar Face Wash Review


The product that I am reviewing today is Himalaya’s Fairness Kesar Face Wash. Like many other products that I buy, this face wash was an impulsive purchase. I have also used the face pack from this range and you can read the review here. Products from Himalaya Herbals are very reasonably priced and most of them have worked well for me which is why I didn’t think twice before purchasing this range. 

Read on to know if Himalaya Fairness Kesar Face Wash worked for me!

Product Claims:  Himalaya’s Fairness Kesar Face Wash is a soap-free, natural formulation that brightens and rejuvenates your skin, giving it a healthy, natural glow. Enriched with Kesar, proven for its complexion enhancing properties, this face wash gives you a fairer and clearer complexion. Pomegranate nourishes, Mint cools, and Cucumber soothes your skin, leaving it refreshed.


How to use: Moisten face, apply a small quantity of Fairness Kesar Face Wash and gently work up a lather using a circular motion. Wash off and pat dry. Use twice daily.

Price: INR 68/ 50 mL.

My Experience with Himalaya Herbals Fairness Kesar Face Wash: This face wash comes in a translucent tube with a green flip top cap. The packaging is leak proof and travel-friendly.  Its color is off white and the texture is creamy. This face wash smells of roses and although the fragrance seems artificial, it is mild and pleasant. The smell doesn’t linger and quickly disappears.

It is a mild face wash and doesn’t strip my skin of its natural moisture. Since it is a soap-free formulation, it doesn’t form much lather and has a decent cleansing action. However, you can not rely on it to clean your makeup and sunscreen. In fact, no face wash can completely cleanse makeup without making the skin excessively dry which is why I recommend following the double cleansing method. However, if you solely depend on your face wash to clean dirt and impurities, then this will not work for you.

This face wash leaves the skin soft and there is no stretchy feeling after washing the face. Although I can go without a moisturizer after washing my face, I always prefer to follow it with one for keeping the skin hydrated.

I only want a proper cleansing action from my face wash and do not expect it to offer any miraculous results. Since it is a decent product, I wish the brand doesn’t sell it as a fairness face wash. Our focus should be on maintaining skin health and not on making it several shades lighter. No product can ensure fairness and if the idea of fairness for these brands is removing dark spots, then this face wash doesn’t lighten blemishes. It doesn’t work on pigmentation but when combined with other similar products, it does a decent job of maintaining skin appearance.

While it is a good product for dry skinned beauties, it is not suitable for use on oily skin as it will not keep the skin oil free for several hours. It leaves the skin hydrated and moist which makes it a very good product for use in winters.

Like other products from the brand, it is a very affordable face wash. Since a little amount is required, a 50mL tube easily lasts for a month.

What I like about the product

  1.  Non-drying.
  2.  Mild.
  3. Good on dry skin.
  4. Affordable.
  5. Travel-friendly.

What I don’t like about the product

  1. Not meant for use on oily skin.

Verdict: I will recommend this product to people with dry skin. It is a mild face wash with a decent cleansing action. It will not clean makeup or sunscreen but it should not be a problem if you follow the double cleansing method. Will I repurchase it? Yes! Since it is mild and keeps the skin hydrated. Should you purchase it? ONLY if you follow double cleansing!

Rating: 3/5


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