First of all, let me Thank You all for showing immense support on this Brand Focus Series. I’ve been getting more reach on this series, which I am really happy about and thankful from the bottom of my heart. Today I’m up with one of my favourite natural skin care brands – Just Herbs. I was an ardent fan of this brand, I still am. But since there has been a lot of new brands coming up in the recent times, my blogger mind influences me to check them out and sadly this wonderful brand has taken a back seat now. But still, I have a few more products on my wishlist from Just Herbs which hopefully I will try out soon. Anyways, today I am going to walk you through 7 Just Herbs Products that I have tried in the past, the ones that I liked and disliked? I wonder if there is any that I disliked. Let us see in this post. And please ignore those empty bottles images, I almost turned my entire stash upside down to find some of these three year old bottles and some I couldn’t even find, so using the old images that I clicked when I started out as a newbie blogger. As usual, this is going to be a super long and informative post, so grab your snacks and read on.
Before starting out, I wanted to thank Fab Bag, a monthly subscription box, for introducing me to this beautiful brand.
List of Just Herbs Products featured in this post
- Just Herbs Silksplash Neem Orange Rehydrant Face Wash
- Just Herbs No Sun Jojoba Wheatgerm Moisturizing Sun Protection Gel
- Just Herbs LivelyClean Honey Exfoliating Face Cleansing Gel
- Just Herbs Fagel Instant Glow All Purpose Beauty Gel
- Just Herbs Fairever Protein Fairness Pack
- Just Herbs Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum With Gotukola Indian Ginseng
- Just Herbs Herb Enriched Skin Tint
This is one of my favourite chemical free face wash. It is a gentle, mildly foaming, everyday cleanser that cleans up the skin so well. The face wash has a semi-runny consistency and the presence of a pump dispenser makes it much easier to handle the product. Just two pumps is all I need to clean up my face and neck. The fragrance is also really nice, not strongly ayurvedic but at the same time not chemical-ish. It is very subtle, refreshing and soothing which instantly wakes up my morning mind. Unlike most gel face washes, this does not leave a slippery residue, neither does it strip off natural oils from the skin. It cleanses leaving the skin rightly balanced, but still, never skip moisturizing is what I would say. This face wash is perfect for someone with normal to oily acne prone skin. Although it doesn’t claim to be one, this is a great acne control face wash and an alternative to those harsh acne cleansers. This face wash helped me to keep my frequent breakouts at bay whilst following a healthy diet at the same time. I believe the key ingredients Sandalwood, Neem and Honey may be the reason for its wonderful acne controlling ability. A must buy product for me.
Price: Under Rs.500 for 100 ml. Where to buy? Amazon.in
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If you have been searching for a physical sunscreen in India, here is one for you. This Just Herbs Sunscreen has Zinc Oxide as its key sunscreen ingredient providing adequate sun protection. Since it’s a natural sunscreen, we aren’t sure of its SPF and broad spectrum coverage. I have used this in all seasons, and I would say this best for someone who is not exposed to too much of sunlight. It’s sun protecting abilities is definitely not sufficient for beach outdoors vacations. Myself I haven’t faced issues of sun tanning or sun burns with this. What I like the most is its formula; it’s really nice and skin soothing. This is basically a light gel cream based sunscreen that quickly vanishes into the skin. It leaves no white cast or whatsoever and looks like I have nothing on my face. Just a well hydrated supple skin. Since this sunscreen doubles up as a moisturizer, you don’t have the need to apply an extra moisturizing product. I normally cleanse, tone and then apply this straight. During summers I like to powder up with a compact and during winters I am good to go without it. The sunscreen is light on the skin and does not clog pores. Although this is meant for normal to oily skin, this would suit dry and sensitive skin types too. I would mainly recommend this as it’s a sensitive skin friendly, safe, physical sunscreen formulated without any harmful ingredients. It can be used all year round for minimal sun protection.
Rating: 4.6/5 (for the formula) 3.5/5 (for sun protection)
Price: Under Rs.600 for 100 ml. Where to buy? Amazon.in
3. Just Herbs LivelyClean Honey Exfoliating Face Cleansing Gel
Physical scrubs tend to aggravate my pimples, so I mostly avoid them and use chemical exfoliants; mostly those products with AHA(Alpha Hydroxyl Acids). But this Lively Clean Exfoliating Gel is one of the rarest physical scrub that suited my skin, next to the Biotique Scrub. The reason why I like it, because it’s gentle and not at all abrasive on the skin. It is a gel based honey-like scrub with tiny particles(orange peel). It has a got a faint citrus scent which does not linger post cleansing. The scrub cleans up the skin well and leaves the skin fresh and smooth, like I have used a face wash. It is also easy to wash off and does not leave any residue behind. It’s neither moisturizing nor drying on the skin. Due to its mild nature, this does not really work to remove blackheads, especially those stubborn ones on the nose area. This is an overall nice clean up product but really not a must have product, especially for people who prefer some great exfoliating action in their scrubs. This one is for mild exfoliation and sensitive skin people.
Price: Under Rs.500 for 100 ml. Where to buy? Amazon.in
4. Just Herbs Fagel Instant Glow All Purpose Beauty Gel
This is pure love! I had repurchased this twice already and it’s simply amazing. Time flied and eventually I got bored and stopped buying it. The other reason was also the price hike after GST. Earlier it costed around 300 bucks, and now it costs around 600. The product as such is really really good. This is supposed to be a massage gel which you can use it to massage your face and then wipe off the excess. However I used this as a everyday moisturizer after cleansing and toning. I don’t wipe it and just leave it on. The gel has the perfect consistency, texture to provide balanced moisture and hydration to my skin. It is not at all sticky and gets absorbed within seconds of application. It does not make my skin oily or sweaty and never clogged my pores and broke me out. With continuous use, this gel made my skin healthy, radiant and supple. When used as a massage gel using gentle circular strokes for 2-4 minutes, it noticeably brightens up the skin and imparts an instant glow. Above all, this smells divine. It’s fresh, subtle and irresistible, something like fresh roots. I haven’t found any cons with this gel except for the price. But I suppose the quality justifies for the price and you also need only a little of the gel for each use, so the 100 gms easily lasts more than 2 months. I would highly recommend this for oily, acne prone, sun-burnt, sensitive skin.
Price: Under Rs.500 for 100 ml. Where to buy? Amazon.in
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5. Just Herbs Fairever Protein Fairness Pack
This is my least favourite among various Just Herbs Products. It’s a muddy, clay based face pack which is semi wet and is supposed to be a ready to use pack. The texture of it is quite thick, so you can’t really use it unless you dilute it in water or rose water, whichever you prefer. The pack dries off quickly and rinsing it off is similar to any other clay pack. Wet Sponge works better for removal, rather than directly rinsing. The results were pretty okayish, something that a basic Fuller’s Earth Face Pack gives. It deeply cleanses the skin and leaves the skin dry post cleansing. Oily Skin types may like it as it controls oil very well and leaves the skin shine free and oil free. The face pack also tightens the pores and gives a bit of glow and brightness that lasts for a day. Overall, this is just another face pack that gives a refreshed feel, whose results are the same as using a 10 rupees Muthani Mitti Pack. I wouldn’t recommend spending on something that gives average results.
Price: Under Rs.500 for 150 gms. Where to buy? Amazon.in
6. Just Herbs Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum With Gotukola Indian Ginseng
This is one of the raved Just Herbs Products. But my first impression with this serum didn’t go well for me, so this was just lying unused for extra few months before I started using this. The major reason for my aversion to this serum was its fragrance. I wouldn’t say it’s bad and intolerable, but was definitely not my cup of tea. This smells peculiar to me and the texture is also something different. It looks oil based, but in actual it’s water based with an uneven clumpy consistency. The color is also distinct. Initially it was pale mustard yellow colored which eventually turned a bit brown as days went by. It may be due to oxidation which may have occurred due to opening the bottle for each use. But then, I am convinced that it is normal for certain natural ingredients to change its color without altering its effectiveness. So I started using this in hope that it will benefit my skin.
Whenever I used this, mostly in the night, this moisturized and hydrated my skin adequately. It is suitable for oily skin types, as it doesn’t make skin greasy and gets absorbed quickly. The serum takes long time to show actual results of nourishing and restoring glow and youthfulness(its claim). I was able to see a little difference in my skin texture when I was little over finishing up the bottle. While finishing this up, I was still a bit neutral about this product. I do not dislike this product as such but at the same time did not love it as well, mainly due to its slower results.
I would recommend this as a beginner serum to someone who is in her mid twenties. It would work great as a nice anti aging serum delaying signs of aging such as fine lines and wrinkles while imparting a natural youthfulness and glow, when used continuously for a minimum period of one month. This wouldn’t make the cut for mature skin and is strictly for below 30’s.
Price: Under Rs.1000 for 15 ml. Where to buy? Amazon.in
Call this as Tinted Moisturizer or a BB Cream, Just Herbs calls this as Skin Tint, a part Skincare part Makeup product. Available in five shades, the Skin Tint has a nice, smooth creamy texture which is very easy to apply. It blends easily into the skin and gives a second skin like feel with its semi matte finish. The Skin Tint is light and comfortable on the skin. It does not cling on to dry patches, in fact it moisturizers the skin without making the skin greasy, hence can be universally used by all skin types. As it is meant for a No Makeup Look, the coverage is not high. It would not cover marks, spots, dark circles etc. It does even out the skin tone and blur out pores giving a smoother skin. Someone with naturally no skin imperfections will love the finish of this. It makes your skin look radiant and presentable. The product also claims to provide broad spectrum UV protection which is an added plus. The fragrance is the only thing that might be a bother who have an aversion for ayurvedic fragrances. This is made with a lot of herbs so it has an earthy, muddy, herbal fragrance which I am not a fan of. Some of you may like it, but I don’t enjoy it much. Overall, I would suggest giving it a try if you are looking for an organic tinted moisturizer that acts as a both skincare and makeup product. It is available in travel friendly sizes, so you can get them and test it. If it suits you, you can any day get the full sized version.
Price: Under Rs.1200 for 40ml. The sampler kit (all shades) is available for Under Rs.700
Final Thoughts on Just Herbs Products
If you are into clean beauty, this is one of those brands that I would highly highly recommend to check out. None of their products have broken me out at any point of time. And I love the fact that Just Herbs is very transparent about what goes inside their products, unlike the luxurious ayurveda brands – Forest Essentials and Kama Ayurveda who fail to mention their inactives and preservatives used. My most recommended Just Herbs Products are the Fagel All Purpose Beauty Gel, Silksplash Face Wash, Skin Tint and also the Sunscreen. The Face Pack is totally skippable and the other two products were pretty decent. If you are going to be a first time Just Herbs user, I would recommend checking out their 6 Step Organic Skincare Regime Kit, in which you get 6 deluxe sized products to get an idea about the brand. This kit is available in two variants – for oily and dry skin skin types. So you can choose the one according to your skin type.
There comes the end of this post, I hope this review was helpful for you in choosing Just Herbs Products. Share your thoughts on this brand in the comments section below and if you truly find this post useful, do share it with your friends and family.