I received the Just Herbs Instaglow Almond Complexion Pack a few months ago. I was already dealing with dry skin (excessively dry and patchy skin) so I did not try this face mask then. I was worried that the Fuller’s Earth, Sandalwood and other ingredients, which in my opinion work better for normal to oily skin will dry my skin further. I opened this face mask recently and tried it after a scrub and face massage using a massage gel. I also tried it at the end of one day to just clean my skin and also tighten the pores since I get oily in my T zone in summer. So here is the review!
Claim: This face pack instantly rejuvenates and revitalizes a dry dehydrated and mature skin, with a difference you can see and feel giving it a much smoother appearance and an even complexion tone. The anti-inflammatory properties of the herbs coupled with the purifying action of fuller’s earth and the antioxidant and nourishing properties of almonds help to restore the natural glow of the skin. Excessively dry skin can be benefited by thinning the paste with raw milk, milk cream or honey.
- Contains certified organic cold-pressed almond oil, Neem, Aloe Vera juice and Vegetable glycerine
- Free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients(GMO) and other synthetic ingredients
Quantity: 150 g
Price: 295 INR
* I used a 20 g sample from a beauty subscription service.
Ingredients: (Cold pressed) Almond oil, Holy Basil, Liquorice, Indian Madder, Neem, Bitter Orange peel, Cinnamon, Symplocos Bark, Aloe Vera leaf juice, Honey, Turmeric, Sandalwood, Vegetable Glycerine, Indian Volcanic clay, Bentonite Clay.
Just Herbs Instaglow Almond Complexion pack comes in a plastic tub packaging with a metallic lid. There is nothing more to the packaging than that. It is functional and probably much less favored for the hygiene-conscious. Since I had this pack sitting for a few months, and this is a sample size so the packaging was not properly closed and it led to the drying and hardening of the mask. I have been using this by diluting it with rose water/milk.
The Just Herbs Instaglow Almond Complexion mask looks like a normal sandalwood paste/Multani Mitti mask and smells very earthy. I like the scent and also the consistency (I add 4 drops of milk to make this more moisturizing). It dries out in about 20 minutes. Since I have dry skin on the rest of my face so I only wait for the mask to dry in my T zone. One of my strategies is to start applying the face pack on T zone and then moving outwards.
I then mist my face with rose water to let the mask get moist again and then wash it off. Directly washing it off sometimes leads to scrubbing which I do not prefer since I scrub my face once a week with a scrub, any excess scrubbing makes my skin a bit sensitive and more dry. Even in summer I need to follow this pack with a light moisturizer even though I do not feel tightness. But that is just because of my skintype. I have not noticed any visible difference in the condition/color of my skin after using this mask.
I enjoy using products that are as natural as they can be and suit my skin. For a face mask with so many wonderful ingredients, Just Herbs Almond Complexion Face Mask is a good value for money and will work for most skintypes. This face mask is 99.3% natural (according to the brand).