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Dealing with oily skin is no easy task, you have to tackle the excess sebum and acne flare-ups effectively and carefully with the right skincare products that are not overly drying for your skin. If you’ve been looking high and low for an effective acne care regimen that gets the job done while respecting your skin’s delicate balance, stop the search and meet Himalaya’s acne care regimen.

To find out if the regimen works, 20 of our readers tried all four products for 28 days to determine if they’re worth a try. Spoiler alert: The average verdict was 4.4 stars out of five! Keep reading to find out more about the acne care routine and have a look at the genuine one-month reviews by Daily Vanity readers.

About Himalaya’s acne care regimen

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The crowd-favourite Purifying Neem Face Wash is part of Himalaya’s acne care routine

Himalaya is a personal care brand renowned for combining traditional Ayurvedic practices with years of scientific research to formulate all of its products, including acne care.

To help treat acne and keep skin clear and healthy, Himalaya has four dedicated products that make up a comprehensive antibacterial regimen: Purifying Neem Face Wash (from S$7.95), Purifying Neem Scrub (S$8.50), Purifying Neem Face Pack (S$8.50), and Acne-n-Pimple Cream (S$11.30).

The daily-use Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Wash is well-loved for its gentle formulation of antibacterial neem and skin-soothing turmeric that helps tone down skin oiliness while combating acne.

For weekly use, the Himalaya Purifying Neem Scrub incorporates neem and exfoliating apricot granules to gently slough away blackheads, dead skin, and trapped impurities while purifying the skin.

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Most ideal for those with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin

Also intended to be used once or twice weekly on dry, clean skin, the Himalaya Neem Face Pack is a mud mask that promises smooth, acne-free skin with its gentle formulation of neem, turmeric, and Fuller’ Earth.

Designed as a spot treatment, the Himalaya Acne-n-Pimple Cream keeps acne under control, prevents future breakouts, and softens the skin thanks to a healing and cooling combination of silk cotton tree, five-leaved chaste tree, and aloe vera.

The best part? All four products are filled with all-natural goodness and are not tested on animals.

All the products in the Himalaya acne care regimen can be found at major pharmacies such as Watsons, Guardian, and Unity, as well as online at Lazada and Shopee.

Himalaya acne care regimen review: 20 readers give their honest opinions

Himalaya Acne Care Routine
4.4

Summary

All reviewers were pleasantly impressed with each and every product in the Himalaya acne care regimen, which consists of a daily face wash, a weekly face scrub, a weekly mud mask, and a spot treatment.

Almost all of them loved how easy it was to use the products and also saw visible results on their skin within two weeks of consistent use, be it in reduction of breakouts and oiliness or improvement in skin softness, texture, and overall health.

Additionally, a handful of reviewers said the Himalay acne care regimen worked better for them than other acne skincare ranges that they have used previously, and many of them were pleased that they did not experience any irritation from the products.

In fact, most of them agreed that the formulas have worked very well for their respective skin type while remaining gentle on their skin.

Some reviewers liked that the formulas come with a soothing, relaxing herbal scent. More than half of them said they would recommend or continue using the Himalaya acne care regimen.

Grace, 28

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dullness, textured skin, uneven skin tone, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, dehydration, adult acne (acne/pimple)

 

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Personally, all four products have worked better for me than the previous acne care products that I have used – some of them were effective but most were too harsh and over-drying to my skin.

That was not the case for the acne care regimen by Himalaya. Not only did they work very well for my skin type, but the formulas also did not strip my skin’s natural moisture or cause any redness or irritation. In fact, they were so effective for me that I did not experience my monthly hormonal breakout which is amazing!

My must-have from the Himalaya acne care regimen is the Purifying Neem Scrub. I like that it’s a gentle formula that gets the job done while keeping my skin hydrated after rinsing.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Sherene, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dullness, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

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When it comes to skincare formulas for my acne-prone skin, I look for those that can help regulate excess oil secretion, reduce pimples, and clear clogged pores effectively and quickly without causing skin redness.

The previous ones I tried delivered minimal, underwhelming results but I was pleasantly surprised that the products in Himalaya’s acne care regimen were everything I was looking for. All the products use only natural ingredients, are easily absorbed by my skin, and didn’t take any longer than two weeks to show visible improvements!

In fact, I saw positive changes in my skin texture, softness, breakouts, and overall skin health within just a week of usage. My top favourite from the range has to be the Purifying Neem Face Wash which offers effective sebum control while remaining gentle to my skin.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Cassandra, 30

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dullness, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, adult acne (acne/pimple)

After using all four products for a month, I have to say that Himalaya’s acne care regimen is an unexpectedly good skincare range for me. The products felt mild and gentle on my skin and using them consistently with my existing skincare routine helped made my skin become less oily compared to before.

Not only is my skin softer and more supple now, but it also feels hydrated without looking greasy. I’d even say that my skin looks and feels healthier than before! I especially like the Acne-n-Pimple Cream which helped reduce my breakouts that worsened with prolonged mask wear.

While the herbal scent took a while for me to get used to, I’m just so glad that I no longer have to spend hundreds of dollars on effective acne care products now that I’ve found Himalaya.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Joy, 35

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, dehydration, adult acne (acne/pimple)

Prior to trying the Himalaya acne care regimen, I was using a tea tree cleanser that caused more breakouts instead of keeping them under control. But I didn’t experience this problem with the Himalaya products which felt really mild and gentle on my skin.

The Purifying Neem Face Wash is especially my fave, not just for its pleasant herbal fragrance and gel texture but also because it leaves my skin thoroughly clean and refreshed without any dry or tight afterfeel.

To see actual positive results at such an affordable price point, it’s definitely an acne care routine that I will repurchase once I’m done with this review set!

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Shirley, 35

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dullness, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

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After using these products, my skin started feeling softer, smoother, and more supple. It also felt surprisingly hydrated but not greasy, which is great, but what I especially appreciate is that I did not experience any skin redness or irritation from any of the products at all. The Purifying Neem Face Pack is my favourite out of all the products because of its soothing herbal scent and easy-to-spread texture.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Michelle, 30

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

I’m not much of a facial-goer and I tend to use oil blotters a lot especially during midday to reduce the appearance of my skin oiliness. Mask and pimple creams that I’ve used previously were too drying and harsh to my skin, causing redness and itchiness.

But those weren’t issues that I faced with Himalaya’s acne care routine. The products delivered what they promise to do for my skin and even helped even out my skin tone to a certain extent without disrupting my skin’s oil-water balance.

Not only does my skin look and feel healthier now, but it also looks less red and dull after using these products. What’s more, my pimples have significantly reduced within two weeks of usage too! The Acne-n-Pimple Cream has become my must-have out of the four products, purely because of its effectiveness (my pimples shrunk in size within one to two uses) and affordability.

I like that the products have worked better for me than other acne skincare ranges that I have used previously and would recommend the regimen to those with acne-prone skin who are looking for ways to reduce pimples without worrying about skin dryness. In my opinion, these four products are suitable for long-term usage, as compared to stronger acne care formulas that tend to dry the skin excessively after using them for a long time.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Dorothy, 31

Skin type: Sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dullness, dehydration, dryness, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

Acne care products that can help reduce pimples and prevent breakouts effectively without stripping my skin’s natural moisture are hard to come by, but I’m glad to report that the Himalaya acne care regimen checked all the boxes for me.

All the formulas come in lightweight, easy-to-spread textures and a mild herbal scent, and they’re surprisingly super comfortable to use as none of the products caused my skin to flare up at all. All four products didn’t feel dehydrating to my skin too, which was very different from other acne care products I’ve tried in the past.

With the Himalaya formulas, I actually looked forward to using them each time and I’m glad I did because I noticed visible results in my skin texture, softness, acne reduction, sebum control, and even overall skin health within 14 days of consistent use!

Out of all the products, the Purifying Neem Face Pack is my must-have because of its moisturising formula.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Rennie, 25

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

 

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After using this range for a month, I find that my skin texture has improved and became clearer. The products are generally gentle on the skin so I’d say that even those with sensitive skin can use them for acne control too.

My absolute favourite from the regimen is the Purifying Neem Face Pack – it’s helped clear out pores in my oily skin without causing any dryness. Plus, I really appreciate the fact that the range of products are so affordable and can be purchased anywhere conveniently.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Li Jia, 37

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dullness, textured skin, dehydration, dryness, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

After trying all four products for a month, I like how all of them are natural and gentle to the skin. The formulas are not overly drying too so you don’t feel like moisture was getting stripped off with the use of any of the products. In fact, I feel that the entire regimen helps to cover the full range of needs of acne-prone skin without triggering any skin redness or irritation.

The Purifying Neem Scrub, for instance, was effective enough to render my skin supple and smooth after usage but the exfoliating granules felt so gentle on the skin! Personally, I’d say that these products have worked very well for my skin type, and I’d definitely continue using them!

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Liyana, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

While all four products felt mild and gentle on my skin and did not clog my pores, I was especially impressed by the effectiveness of the Purifying Neem Face Wash and Acne-n-Pimple Cream.

Both formulas did not dry out my skin; if anything, they kept my skin feeling more hydrated than before while controlling oiliness. If I have to choose, my favourite would be the Acne-n-Pimple Cream – it’s such a great spot treatment to use on existing pimples, needs only a small amount to work its magic, and doesn’t have a strong scent.

Unfortunately, the scrub and face pack didn’t do much to improve my skin – the latter even caused breakouts after usage and I found it quite troublesome to use too. For that reason, I am planning to repurchase only the face wash and spot treatment to add to my existing skincare routine.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Only the Purifying Neem Face Wash and Acne-n-Pimple Cream.

Cheryl, 35

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dullness, uneven skin tone, textured skin, dryness, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

himalaya acne care regimen before after cheryl

Personally, I feel that the Himalaya acne care regimen did quite well in keeping zits at bay! I experienced little to almost no breakout before my menses too, which was a huge plus. I also realised that my skin looks more radiant than before without any uncomfortable tightness or dryness.

All in all, I truly enjoyed using all the products – I didn’t think that drug-store products can actually be so effective and powerful in delivering results! While the herbal scent of the products wasn’t my favourite thing in the world, I wasn’t too bothered by it because the products impressed me with the results.

I am especially in love with the Acne-n-Pimple Cream because I could see instant results the next day after application. With this spot treatment, all the tiny breakouts I used to get from mask wear and menses became less obvious after using the cream on the troubled areas. The fact that it’s non-drying and doesn’t cause my skin to flake is such a huge bonus.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Pamela, 24

Skin type: Combination-dry
Skin concerns: Dullness, uneven skin tone, textured skin, dehydration, dryness, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

The Himalaya acne care regimen helped my skin feel healthier, calmer, and less oily but, unfortunately, I didn’t see any immediate results.

That said, my overall experience with all four products was really pleasant; in fact, I enjoyed trying them out for the first time. The scent is a tad too strong for my liking but I’m glad that the formulas didn’t aggravate my skin at all. About two weeks into using the formulas, I noticed that they’ve helped calm my inflamed acne and keep my skin hydrated as well.

I liked the Purifying Neem Face Wash in particular because it left my skin feeling really soft and supple, and didn’t strip off my skin’s natural moisture – it’s certainly a gentle hydrating cleanser that I think is suitable for all skin types to use. However, I have no plans to repurchase purely because of the scent which I can’t come to terms with.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? No, because of the herbal scent.

Eileen, 31

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

All the products I tried in the Himalaya acne care regimen didn’t irritate my skin or induce any redness on troubled areas. My overall experience of the products was good too, and I saw a slight difference in sebum control on my T-zone.

Out of all the products, the Purifying Neem Scrub is the one I liked the most because it didn’t feel harsh or drying on my skin and it had the most pleasant and soothing herbal scent. However, I do not plan to repurchase any of the products because I saw very little difference in my skin even after using them consistently for 28 days.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? No, I will continue to look for acne care products that produce more efficient results instead.

Alicia, 33

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

Mild yet effective, the Himalaya products are everything I look for in an effective acne care regimen. None of the formulas left any sticky or greasy residue on my skin, and they didn’t disrupt my skin’s natural moisture too.

I used to have to wash my face a few times a day because it would get oily so easily but now, I feel that my skin is much more balanced with lesser breakouts. The Purifying Neem Face Pack is my new must-have now – it just calms and refreshes my skin so well that I look forward to using it every time.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Vonn, 32

Skin type: Oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

himalaya acne care regimen before after vonn

Compared to previous acne care products I used, the Himalaya variants were a lot more gentle to my skin and didn’t leave any discomfort or tightness after wash-off. All the products are also super fuss-free to use, even when I’m in a rush

Thanks to the Himalaya acne care regimen, my skin now looks healthier and feels softer than before and my troubled acne areas have also been significantly reduced too. I have to give special credit to the Purifying Neem Face Pack because I noticed how effectively it cleaned out my pores and reduced pimple size without making my skin feel tight.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Qiao Ping, 35

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Uneven skin tone, textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

Using all four products consistently for 28 days, it’s safe to say that the Himalaya acne care regimen has worked better for me than other acne skincare ranges that I’ve used previously. The products delivered what they promise to do for my skin, and they did so without clogging, drying or aggravating my skin.

Thanks to the regimen, my skin has become less oily than before and it now feels softer, more supple, and refined too. The Acne-n-Pimple Cream is an absolute must-have of mine now, it’s so easy to apply and I saw a reduction in acne after just three uses!

The Purifying Neem Face Pack deserves a special mention too, as I personally find that it worked so well that it’s even better than some of the other luxury masks I’ve used before. The herbal scent that the products are formulated with can be a little overwhelming, but it wasn’t something that I couldn’t get used to after a few uses.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Ira, 39

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Blackheads/whiteheads

I really like the fact that the user-friendly Himalaya acne care regimen helped reduce my acne and oiliness without irritating my skin or stripping it dry. I even feel that the products somewhat helped even out my skin tone too!

All the products have worked very well for my skin type but my #1 favourite has got to be the Acne-n-Pimple Cream – it simply works like magic in reducing pimples and it’s easy to apply as well.

The Himalaya acne care regimen proved to me that it can deliver visible results fast, which is why I intend on using it continuously in the future.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Jeanie, 33

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dullness, textured skin, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, adult acne (acne/pimple)

My skin felt softer, smoother, cleaner, and more refined after using the products, and I’m glad that I didn’t get any negative side effects from trialling the Himalaya acne care regimen. The lightweight formulas also left my skin feeling refreshed and hydrated after use every time without clogging my pores at all.

I’d even say that the products have worked better for me than other acne skincare ranges that I’ve previously used, as these Himalaya products showed me promising improvements within just eight days of usage.

I’ve always heard so much about the brand but never got around to try any of the products before, but I’m so happy that I finally got the chance to and my skin is so much better and clearer now for it. The Purifying Neem Face Pack is in my good books simply because it clears out the gunk, makes my skin look brighter, and even leaves it feeling super clean like I’d just gone for a facial.

With actual results coupled with an affordable price tag, it’s definitely an acne skincare range that I’ll be repurchasing.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Novita, 36

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, adult acne (acne/pimple)

Previous acne skincare products were too harsh and didn’t take care of my acne problems but with the Himalaya products, however, I didn’t have any of those concerns because none of the formulas inflamed my skin or caused redness.

The formulas were also so lightweight and easy to spread, I wanted to continue using the products after I used them for the first time! The Purifying Neem Face Wash, in particular, is a personal favourite because it leaves my skin feeling clean and moisturised after each wash.

I also love that Himalaya packs only natural ingredients in all the formulas, which let me see improvements on my skin without the side effects.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

Vivian, 25

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Dullness, uneven skin tone, textured skin, dehydration, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

Most acne skincare I’ve tried in the past were very disappointing – they were either too harsh or drying to the point where my skin became red, itchy, and had more breakouts!

I’ve also learned that fancy packaging in skincare doesn’t mean that the formula will be as effective as it claims to be, which is why I appreciate the simple, fuss-free packaging that the Himalaya products came in.

It was really convenient to use all four products, and all the formulas felt really comfortable on my sensitive skin. I was also pleasantly surprised that I noticed an improvement in sebum reduction within just one use while other marked changes such as skin softness, improved skin texture, and pimple control presented themselves within a week’s time.

The Purifying Neem Face Wash has become a favourite of mine now as it left my skin feeling comfortable and not too dry after rinsing every time. Overall, I think the Himalaya acne care regimen is ideal for those looking for a simple skincare routine to treat acne-prone skin.  Its affordable price tag is another huge plus too.

Will you recommend/continue to use the Himalaya acne care regimen? Yes.

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