It is very rare to come across a brand that has effective yet affordable products with clean ingredients and great brand ethos. This is why Herb Island struck a chord with me the first time I visited this brand’s website. You can see tit bits of fresh ingredients floating through the formulas of a lot of their products and their preference for fresh ingredients truly resonated with me.
This natural and sustainable skincare and haircare brand was conceptualized in Australia and then spread its wings in India. They currently offer a wide range of cruelty-free, vegetarian skincare and haircare, and the brand grows a bunch of their ingredients in their own organic farms! Herb Island recently sent me a number of their products to try, so without much ado, let us see how the Herb Island Neem Crush Face Wash and the Herb Island Macadamia and Cocoa Butter Body Lotion Fared for me.
Herb Island Neem Crush Face Wash
The Herb Island Neem Crush Face Wash is an anti-acne face wash formulated with Neem, Green Tea, Hibiscus, Basil, Turmeric and Aloe. This face wash has a liquidy formula with bits of the neem leaves running through it, which infuses the anti-bacterial properties of neem in the cleanser. The ingredient list is replete with anti-bacterial agents and anti-oxidants, which help to reduce acne and brighten the skin. The presence of aloe in the formula adds a soothing touch to the formula, and it manages to remove all the excess oil from the face without stripping the skin dry. The product is also paraben, SLS, and SLES free.
List of Ingredients
Neem Ext., Organic Neem Leaves, Green Tea Ext., Hibiscus Ext., Basil Ext., Turmeric Ext., Aloe Vera Leaf Juice, Vegetable Glycerine, Acrylate Cross Polymer, Sodium Methyl Cocoyl Taurate, PEG6000 Distearate, Sodium Gloconate, Aqua, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate, Fragrance
I was pleasantly surprised with how well this face wash managed to reduce my acne despite being so gentle on the skin. It produces a mild lather and has a mild natural scent that will suit those of you with sensitive skin as well. If you are someone who is the need of a gentle face wash that will heal your acne then the Herb Island Neem Crush Face Wash is definitely a good candidate for you. What is more, it is extremely affordable and is priced at INR 299 for a 100ml bottle. Moreover, you can get an additional 20% off on this product by using my coupon code MRI20.
Herb Island Macadamia and Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
I am someone who becomes quite lazy about moisturizing my body in the summer months. However, due to all the extra cleaning and washing thanks to COVID19, the skin of my hands, arms and feet had become quite dry and sensitive. Lucky for me, the Herb Island Macadamia and Cocoa Butter Body Lotion arrived at my doorstep at the right time. Its convenient pump packaging and alluring oatmeal cookie scent has been encouraging me to keep my skin hydrated.
List of Ingredients
Macadamia Integrifolia Oil, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Butter, Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea) Butter, Olea Europaea (Olive) Oil, Triticum Vulgare (Wheatgerm) Oil, Aloe Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Aqua, Stearic acid, Cetyl alcohol, Glyceryl Stearate, Tween 60, Sunflower Oil, Carbomer, Triethanolamine, Fragrance, Sodium Gluconate, Corn Sorbitol, Glycerine, Potassium Sorbate, Sodium Benzoate
This body lotion is a blend of macadamia nut oil, olive oil, cocoa butter, shea butter and fatty alcohols and has a creamy lotion consistency. The formula sinks into the skin within seconds without leaving any greasiness or sheen, just a slight slip to the skin. The lotion hydrates the skin really well and reverses any dryness or chafing. The pleasant cookie scent is a plus for me, as is the beautiful packaging with a botanical print.
The Herb Island Macadamia and Cocoa Butter Body Lotion is the perfect summer moisturiser for all skin types and can also work as a winter moisturiser for those with normal to oily skin. It hydrates without feeling heavy or sticky, which is what makes it perfect for me. This lotion also quite affordable and is priced at INR 399 for a 250ml bottle. Again, you can get an additional 20% off on this product with my coupon code MRI20.
P.S. – At the time of writing this post, Herb Island is sending a complimentary hand sanitizer with all their orders, so go take advantage of this deal now!
*Products sent by the brand for review purposes. All thoughts and opinions are my own