Today I’d be reviewing Himalaya Herbals Kajal.
Product Description: (From the Website)
Enriched with Damask Rose and Triphala, Himalaya’s herbal Kajal combines traditional ingredients like Almond Oil and Castor Oil with Damask Rose to cool and nourish eyes. Triphala, a unique herbal composite of three power-packed berries, adds luster, making eyes look bright and attractive.
- Almond Oil nourishes lashes and also acts as an anti-aging agent for the eyelids.
- Castor Oil is an emollient or skin softener and also acts as a protective barrier between the skin and harsh environmental conditions such as wind, dust and dry air.
- Camphor aids in retaining eye moisture, which helps keep eyes hydrated.
- Damask Rose is known for its cooling properties, which help alleviate eye strain.
- Triphala, a herbal concoction made from the Indian Gooseberry, Inknut and Beleric Myrobalan fruits, is a well-known eye tonic. Its anti-inflammatory properties help reduce eye redness and swelling.
Price: Rs.45/- for 1 g, Rs. 135/- for 2.7 g
Shelf Life: 3 Years
My Experience with Himalaya Herbals Kajal:
Packaging: The kajal comes in a tiny twist up tube which looks cylindrical in shape. It looks exactly like inhalers. It is a transparent tube with signature Himalaya green colored label; which has details of the product.
The cap shuts tightly and the tube is so tiny that it can fit in your jeans pocket also. The kajal itself is a bullet/conical shape and the whole of it does not go back into the tube. So we have to be careful while closing the cap as there are chances of ruining the kajal.
Fragrance: The kajal has a very mild herbal camphor-like fragrance. It reminds me of homemade kajals. I like the fragrance a lot. It is quite mild and will not bother anyone.
Texture: The kajal is of very creamy consistency and spreads easily without any tugging or pulling.
Performance: I love kajals but I am very skeptical about trying new ones as I have quite sensitive eyes and I have had bad experiences with a few kajals. Some irritated my eyes and gave me headache. So I thought of giving Himalaya a try since it is a completely herbal one.
I got the smaller 1 g one as I was just trying it. I applied it and was so happy to see the jet black color. It is very dark and gives a glossy finish. The kajal is not matte. It did not tug and went on smoothly. I have used it as a kajal only on the lower lash line and waterline and not as an eyeliner.
I was so relieved to see that it did not irritate or sting my eyes. It stayed for 4-4.5 hours on my eyes; which is quite good for a traditional herbal kajal. I had heard that this one smudges badly but I did not see any major smudging. Even if you do, that can be avoided by using a little bit of powder to set it.
Positive Points of Himalaya Herbals Kajal:
- Jet black color
- No harmful chemicals
- Does not tug
- Does not irritate eyes
- No major smudging
- Very affordable
- Easily available
- Nice fragrance
Negative Points of Himalaya Herbals Kajal:
- Only key ingredients are mentioned
- The kajal cone does not go inside the tube completely making it prone to breakage
This is my current HG kajal and I’d recommend it if 4-5 hours is not an issue for you.