We understand the frustration of dealing with acne breakouts and greasy complexions – you want something that can control sebum and breakouts effectively but it mustn’t be too drying on your skin. If you’ve been searching for such a product without any luck, today may just be your lucky day: meet the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack.

To tell you if it can deliver what it promises to do, 20 of our readers tried the face pack for not one, not two but four weeks to really determine if it’s worth a shot. Spoiler alert: The average verdict was 4.3 stars out of five! Read on to find out more about the mud mask and have a look at the detailed seven-day and 28-day reviews by Daily Vanity readers.

About Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack

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Developed by Himalaya, which is renowned for combining traditional Ayurvedic practices with credible scientific research, the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack is a mud mask that promises smooth, acne-free skin with its gentle formulation of neem, turmeric, and Fuller Earth.

Filled with all-natural goodness, this special combination of ingredient is used because neem possesses antibacterial and astringent properties while packing a ton of antioxidants to fight acne-causing bacteria from its roots to minimise the recurrence of acne.

Turmeric, on the other hand, is known for its skin-soothing properties, which makes it great for evening out the skin tone, improving skin texture, and keeping the skin healthy overall. Meanwhile, Fuller Earth works hard to deeply cleanse pores from impurities, dirt, and excess oil effectively.

What you’ll also love about Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Face Pack is that it uses only natural ingredients and is not tested on animals. The formula is most ideal for those with oily, combination, and acne-prone skin.

For best results, use Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack once or twice a week on dry, cleansed skin at night. Leave on for 10 to 15 minutes for the mask to dry before washing it off with a wet cloth or sponge.

It’s entirely normal for you to feel a slight tingling sensation when applying the face pack, but it’s not something of concern. If you’re still worried, you can always do a patch test first and wait for at least 48 hours before using it on your entire face.

The Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack retails for S$8.50 (100ml) at selected Watsons and Guardian stores as well as online at Lazada and Shopee.

Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack review: 20 readers give their honest opinions

Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack
4.3

Summary

All reviewers were highly impressed with the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack, which is a lightweight mud mask formula that washes off easily without leaving any residue.

All of them loved how easy it was to use the face pack and said that it did a great job at deeply cleansing pores and reducing acne breakouts. Some even said that it’s helped them even out the skin tone to a certain extent!

A handful of reviewers like that the face pack comes with a herbal scent which makes it really relaxing to use the product each time.

Additionally, most of them noticed an improvement in skin oiliness and rough skin texture after using the formula. A number of reviewers said they would continue using the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack, and every one of them would even recommend it to friends and family.

Leona, 29

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

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After seven days: I’ve never used a face pack before but I liked the texture of Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Face Pack as it was very easy to use and the formula applies onto the skin really nicely.

After rinsing off, my skin feels clean and refreshed but not taut at all. I even felt that my skin feels less oily throughout the day after using the product.

After 28 days: My skin texture has improved significantly after using this product and I especially like how easy it is to use the face pack – it doesn’t take up much time, so I can use it in the morning or at night as a quick pampering session.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Kerlyn, 21

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

After seven days: I was initially concerned that Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack would require a lot of effort to be washed off the skin but to my surprise, that was not the case at all.

Not only did it glide onto my skin really well, but the formula also washed off without much effort too. It was such an easy product to use that I just wanted to continue using the product after the first try.

After 28 days: This product has certainly worked better for me than other face packs that I have used previously, in terms of deep-cleansing my pores and reducing my pimples and acne. Within just the first couple of applications, I’d noticed positive improvements in my acne breakout, bumpy skin texture, skin oiliness as well as skin softness.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Esther, 24

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

After seven days: Not only did my skin feel softer and less oily throughout the day, but I find that the product also helped even out my skin tone to a certain extent. I even gave it extra brownie points for its herbal scent which I liked.

After 28 days: I find that the face pack helped reduce my pimples and acne significantly, and also made it feel less oily throughout the day. For me, I even noticed that my hormonal acne seemed to have reduced when I had my menses, which was quite a surprise.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Xin Wei, 23

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

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After seven days: My previous face pack was moderately effective as I didn’t really observe any difference but it did a good job at deep-cleansing my pores.

With the Purifying Neem Face Pack by Himalaya, however, the lightweight formula didn’t just leave my skin comfortably clean but it’s also made my skin feel softer and look more refined. I’m glad that it has worked very well for my skin type.

After 28 days: Personally, I have seen very good improvement in my rough and bumpy skin texture after using the face pack. Previously, I had plenty of clogged pores that were noticeable but it looks a lot better now following the trial.

Overall, I am satisfied with the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack and will surely continue to use it even after this review period.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Emiley, 24

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

After seven days: For me, the formula is quite impressive because I saw the effects on my skin after just one use.

My skin didn’t only look clearer and felt refreshed, but I also noticed that it helped reduce my pimples and acne while controlling oiliness effectively. The only disadvantage of the product is the scent, which I think may not be everyone’s cup of tea.

After 28 days: Within the first usage itself, I’d already noticed a reduction in smaller pimples while the bigger zits had shrunk in size. After using the face pack for four weeks, my skin looked brighter and clearer than before.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Annabel, 27

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

After seven days: The face pack left my skin feeling hydrated, refreshed, and smooth to the touch. Formula-wise, the face pack dries up rather quickly after I applied it onto my skin but it still remained easy to rinse off and didn’t leave any unwanted residue behind. I like that it didn’t dry out my skin too.

After 28 days: After just two usages, I realised that my skin stopped breaking out randomly like it used to and the usual breakout area on my face is also less inflamed than before. Overall, the face pack delivered a lot more noticeable improvements (though subtle) than other similar formulas that I’ve tried.

I’m usually concerned about face packs sucking out moisture from my skin as they dry but this somehow made my skin softer, which I really like!

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Anne, 28

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

After seven days: I was expecting my skin to look red after cleansing off the face pack because I felt a tingling sensation during the process (likely due to my sensitive skin), but to my surprise, my face only looked clearer and felt softer after use and there was no sign of redness or tightness at all.

While the herbal scent took some time to get used to, I like that the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack comes in easy-to-use tube packaging and has a lightweight consistency that glides nicely onto the skin.

After 28 days: I noticed that my skin felt less rough and even the blackheads and whiteheads had visibly reduced after using the purifying face pack.

The only downside that I observed was the redness that showed up on my skin the next day after using the product, but it wasn’t something I was too bothered by as it eventually disappeared shortly after. I’d also noticed that the formula’s oil-controlling powers lasted for only three to four days after use.

All in all, I’d continue using it once in a while to clear up my blackheads and whiteheads but I don’t think I’d rely on it to keep my skin oiliness under control effectively.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Farwizah, 27

Skin type: Oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

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After seven days: Even though my previous face pack was enjoyable to use, I did not see any positive changes on my oily, acne-prone skin even after using it for weeks.

With the Himalaya one, however, my skin felt super soft and my pores looked instantly clearer and more refined after using it for the first time. I’d definitely say that this product has worked better for me than other face packs that I have used previously.

After 28 days: Overall, I enjoyed my experience with the product. It was very easy to use without causing much mess and it did not dry out my skin as well. Besides the visible boost in my skin health within seven days of usage, I’ve also seen some improvements in my skin texture as it now feels smoother and less greasy than before.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Allyn, 26

Skin type: Combination-oily, acne-prone
Skin concerns: Textured skin, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

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After seven days: My previous face pack worked for me but I’d always found it quite drying and it also required plenty of effort to prepare the mask for application.

The lightweight Purifying Neem Face Pack, however, was incredibly fuss-free to use and easy to spread on the entire face. I really like that it deep-cleansed my pores effectively without leaving my skin tight, dry or irritated.

After 28 days: Not only does my skin feel softer, but my skin texture has also improved significantly after using this product. Although it leaves a bit of stinging sensation in sensitive areas like the corners of my nose, I didn’t mind it as the product is very effective in improving my acne breakouts and blackheads.

Personally, I’d say that this product has worked better for me than other face packs that I have used previously, and I’d definitely continue using it!

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Tiffany, 29

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

After seven days: The previous clay face mask left my skin dry and tight after application, but I’m glad I didn’t feel that way with the Purifying Neem Face Pack.

On top of cleaning my pores thoroughly, it’s also helped refine my skin texture and even reduced the appearance of my pore size. Within the first few uses, I can already tell that this product has worked better for me than other face packs that I have used previously.

After 28 days: This product has worked very well for my skin type, and is just so effective yet gentle in unclogging pores. I like that it does not leave my skin dry and tight but instead makes my skin feel very smooth and clean right after each use.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Nicole, 22

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

After seven days: Not only did my skin feel clean and comfortable after using the face pack, but my skin also felt less oily throughout the day as well. This product has worked very well for my skin type, so much so that I already know it’s going to be a mainstay in my weekly skincare routine.

After 28 days: My skin texture has improved significantly after using this product, and within days, I’d actually seen significant improvements in the acne breakouts on my skin.

I really like that the face pack suits my skin very well and is able to reduce my pimple size and skin oiliness. It’s certainly the best face pack for acne-prone skin I’ve tried.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Marianne, 26

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

After seven days: I use a clay mask weekly which helps maintain my skin’s oiliness and breakouts, but it can sometimes dry out my skin – especially when I’m in an air-conditioned room all the time. With the Purifying Neem Face mask, I didn’t experience that or any visible redness on my skin.

In fact, it felt refreshed and thoroughly clean without any tautness at all. Personally, I found that my complexion also looked brighter and somewhat even after using the face pack. Moreover, I did not experience any irritation from the product which is a huge plus.

After 28 days: This product has worked very well for my skin type; in fact, I would say that it has worked better for me than other face packs that I have used previously! It delivered what it promised to do, which was to reduce my acne, pimples, and oiliness while deep-cleansing my pores thoroughly.

I have even gotten compliments from family and friends about my improved skin health after using this product, which is such a great bonus.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Jia En, 28

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

After seven days: I liked how the face pack made my skin feel cleaner and look brighter, but I was pleasantly surprised that the product somehow left my skin feeling smoother too. I also noticed that my skin produces less oil throughout the day after using the formula.

Not only did the face pack clean out my pore effectively, but it also helped reduce my pimples and acne too. I’m happy to say that this product has worked very well for my skin type.

After 28 days: This worked just as well as the peeling pads I use to keep my acne situation under control but doesn’t aggravate my skin as much, which I really like. I am also fond of the pleasant herbal scent, which helps me relax as I use it together with my other skincare products in the evening.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Clara, 32

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

After seven days: This product has worked great for my skin type, leaving it softer, smoother, and more refreshed after rinsing off the pack – which washed off easily and didn’t leave behind any residue, by the way. My skin also felt less oily throughout the day, which I’m really grateful for.

After 28 days: I love that my skin softness greatly improved after each use. Himalaya’s Purifying Neem Face Pack is definitely effective in reducing sebum and acne breakouts for me, and I could see results in less than a month.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Jolene, 30

Skin type:  Combination-dry, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dehydration, dryness

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After seven days: With my previous face pack, I encountered difficulty in removing it thoroughly when it came time to rinse it off my face and I ended up spending extra time to clean off the remaining residue that was on my skin even after rinsing.

The Purifying Neem Face Pack, however, didn’t give me this problem and all and I absolutely love how much my skin felt cleaner and more refreshed but not taut after using the product.

After 28 days: The face pack helped noticeably reduce my pimples and acne without causing any irritation, which I appreciate. I also find that the product helped to even out my skin tone to a certain extent, while improving my acne breakouts and rough skin texture within just five days of usage.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

An An, 33

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

After seven days: My previous face pack, unfortunately, didn’t deliver what it promised to do and the formula was just too harsh for my skin.

The Himalaya variant, however, gave a tingling feel upon application but I was surprised that it didn’t make my skin feel dry or irritated! I also looked forward to each time I use the product because of the calming herbal scent.

After 28 days: To me, it’s a very good product because it was able to produce really positive results on my skin within a month. My skin seemed to have become less oily compared to before, and even looked brighter now.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Chaitally, 32

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

After seven days: Like An An, the face pack I previously used was just overly drying and did not clear my acne. I also had a hard time rinsing it off thoroughly whenever I use it, but I’m happy to report that I didn’t encounter any of that all with the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack.

Although I found the texture to be quite similar to clay masks, the formula somehow isn’t as drying as others on the market and unlike my fellow reviewers here, I didn’t experience any tingling sensation when using the product which allowed me to trial it with peace of mind.

After 28 days: This has proved to be more effective than my previous mask, as I could definitely see a difference in the overall health of my skin. I had been looking for a face mask that would work for me postpartum and I think I may have found it in the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack.

I really like the fact that it helped reduce my acne without stripping my skin dry. The price is also very reasonable so I intend on using it in future too.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Wendy, 33

Skin type: Combination-oily, sensitive
Skin concerns: Dull skin, uneven skin tone, dryness, visible/enlarged pores, blackheads/whiteheads

After seven days: My skin felt smoother, cleaner, and brighter after using the face pack, and I’m glad that I didn’t get any negative side effects from trialling the product. The lightweight formula also left my skin feeling very refreshed after use every time.

After 28 days:  In addition to cleaning out my pores effectively, I find that the product has also helped even out my skin tone to a certain degree while leaving it softer and less oily. I’ve also received compliments from family and friends about my skin after using this product too, which was a pleasant surprise.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Sharon, 35

Skin type: Combination-oily
Skin concerns: Dull skin, dryness, blackheads/whiteheads, adult acne (acne/pimple)

After seven days: In addition to feeling cleaner and smoother, my skin also looked brighter and felt more supple after using the face pack. I even noticed that the serum and moisturiser that I used subsequently seemed to absorb better too!

After 28 days: Overall, I enjoyed using the face pack as my skin feels softer, brighter, and more refreshed after using it each time – my skin sebum, as well as swollen pimples from mask wear, have also dramatically reduced too. Its affordable price tag is another huge plus for me as well.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

Cai Yun, 30

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

After seven days: I’ve stopped using face masks for more than three years following a bad experience and I try to stay away from this category of skincare products as far as I can. But, I’m glad I picked up the courage to try the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack because it left my skin feeling exceptionally clean minus the skin reactions and sensitivity, which was such a good feeling after a long day out with makeup.

After 28 days: I noticed that my pimples have lessened or become less swollen after using the face pack. Overall, I like the face pack for its ability to keep my maskne under control and improve my skin suppleness. I love how it deeply cleanses my skin while still remaining gentle, leaving it brighter and more refreshed after each use.

Will you repurchase/recommend the Himalaya Purifying Neem Face Pack? Yes.

*Selected Watsons stores: Ngee Ann City, Raffles City, Great World City, Compass One, and Toa Payoh Hub. Selected Guardian stores: ION Orchard, VivoCity, Jurong Point, AMK Hub, and Suntec City.

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