Hello, my lovelies today I will be reviewing the Himalaya Massage Oil.
I just entered into one of the most exciting phases of my life….motherhood. I plunged into motherhood all doe-eyed and dreamy without any concrete idea about how to tackle one of the major challenges that come with it… depleted skin tone and elasticity. One of the several products I tried out to regain skin tone was this body massage oil for women’s the Himalaya toning oil.
Basic Info on Himalaya Toning Massage Oil for Moms
Price: 400/- (In store)
For 500 ml
Himalaya has a great range of “natural” skin care products that are effective and gentle apart from being specially developed for pregnant women and new moms. The lavender enriched toning massage oil is enriched with sesame oil (traditionally this is supposed to drive away marks), winter cheery (rejuvenates tired skin) and lavender (calms the mind). Apart from this, the product claims to relax muscles, relieve aches, ease fatigue and restore the firmness and suppleness of skin.
My Experience with Himalaya Toning Massage Oil for Moms
The toning massage oil comes in a large white bottle with a green lid and dispenser with blue/ purple lettering on the front this doesn’t look terribly sophisticated but has a decent appearance. The oil is available in smaller sizes too but hubby picked out the jumbo version for me. The color of the oil is transparent and smells distinctly of lavender. The dispenser works fine and delivers an exact amount of oil in my hand. The packaging is sturdy…there have been no spills but then I haven’t really traveled with this bottle anywhere.
The oil takes about 10 minutes to be absorbed in the skin after a mild massage and leaves behind a nice glossy sheen. I also smell nice and lavender fresh afterward. However, I have used organic mustard and til oil in my last trimester and know the therapeutic effect of natural oils…this doesn’t deliver any lasting benefit to the skin. My skin is back to its original state a few hours after the massage. As far as pain relief is considered it’s not that effective…I would rather prefer a mustard oil massage for pain relief…just that its strong pungent odor sometimes doesn’t agree with new-borns.
A new baby takes away most of mommy’s energy so that means she has less time to research on optimum solutions for skin care. From that perspective Himalaya toning massage oil is good …it smells nice, has a non-greasy texture and is pleasant apart from being affordable. But for really sustainable and noticeable results…natural oils…the non-packaged variety scores better.
Overall Performance of Himalaya Toning Massage Oil For Moms
The USP of this oil is its lovely fragrance…I use this mostly before bedtime so that I can actually relax for some time…undisturbed sleep is not on the agenda right now!! My skin feels smoother and glossier than before but then I use moisturizers too and I am pretty sure this oil doesn’t deliver lasting moisture. It doesn’t do anything remarkable for pain relief too.
The oil claims to contain sesame oil but I have used sesame oil before and cannot find either its consistency, benefits or its color in this product (sesame oil is golden yellow). It does contain lavender and again I am not too sure about winter cherry. Overall this is an average massage oil best used as a relaxant than as a pain relief product.
Would I recommend?
Yes, I would recommend this to women who have sleeping disorders, suffer from restlessness or are stressed out…the lavender does help in calming the mind. But post pregnancy …new moms need something more effective in toning and moisturizing the skin and I can think of better solutions for pain relief than this particular oil. A 2.5 / 5 for this one.
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