Can a girl ever have enough face washes in her skincare stash? No! Our skin always wants more pampering, which is why I was overjoyed when I was contacted by Estrella Professional to try out their Nutribios Natural Anti-Acne Neem Face Wash. I have been testing out this product over the past week or so and can’t wait to tell you guys more about this amazing face wash. But first, in case you do not know about Estrella, here are a few tit-bits about the brand.
About Estrella Professional – Estrella Professional is a well-known brand in the skincare, hair care, and body care space that has partnered with various salons and service providers in the past. Some of the partners that the brand is associated with include Naturals, Limelite, Essensuals by Toni & Guy, YLG, At Home Diva (Quikr) and Getlook. Recently, the brand has stepped into the consumer space as well, with a large number of products such as Face Washes, Cleansers, Day Creams, Night Serums, Shampoos, Hair Masques, Hair Serums, Body Butters and much more. The Estrella Nutribios Natural Anti-Acne Neem Face Wash is one such product from the consumer range that is currently available on Amazon.
About The Product – The Estrella Nutribios Natural Anti-Acne Neem Face Wash is a unique blend of herbs and natural ingredients that are known to heal acne scars and to eliminate pimples. This face wash contains Neem and Vetiver, that are known for their purifying properties, tea tree extracts, which are anti-inflammatory and extremely effective against acne, and cinnamon, which has anti-bacterial properties (check the image below for complete ingredient list). Together, these ingredients are claimed to control the production of sebum, reduce the appearance of acne, and lighten the scars left behind by pimples to reveal clearer and brighter skin.
My Experience With The Product – The first thing about this face wash that caught my attention even before I cracked open the packaging was the refreshing and almost citrusy scent of tea tree oil. This rejuvenating fragrance can be the perfect pick me up in the morning. The face wash itself is a clear gel with a green tint that has a semi-liquid consistency. It lathers really well on the skin and you do not need more than a tiny bit of the product for every wash. The formula is extremely gentle and does not cause any irritation to the skin or the eyes. Despite being so gentle on the face, the cleansing action of this product is commendable and it gets rid of any traces of makeup, oil, and sweat with extreme ease.
The face wash is also quite effective at sebum control and keeps my face shine-free for up to 6 hours. However, it does not dry out the skin at all and somehow manages to ensure that the skin retains the perfect amount of natural oils to look hydrated and glowing but not greasy. I also had a few bumps on my skin when I first started using this face wash which would normally have turned into horrible red pimples within a few days, but this product shrank the bumps and prevented a painful breakout. Overall, ever since I have started using the product, my skin has been extremely well behaved. Although the scars from previous breakouts have not vanished, they have definitely lightened slightly, and no new pimples have appeared on my face. I am happy to report that after using this facewash twice daily for about ten days, I feel confident to step out of the house without any face makeup 🙂
Overall Verdict – Not only has the performance of this face wash thoroughly impressed me, but the price point of INR 379 for a huge 200ml bottle is also very appealing. For a salon brand to bring out an extremely affordable homecare range is quite unique and impressive. This face wash is the perfect product for all those with oily to normal, acne-prone skin and it will not burn a hole in your pocket as well. If you compare it to similar products such as The Body Shop Tea Tree Oil Face Wash, the Estrella face wash not only works much better on my skin but is also a fraction of the price of the former. Therefore, if you are looking for professional, reliable, and budget-friendly skincare then this face wash from Estrella Professional is a must buy for you!
Disclaimer – PR sample sent by the brand but all opinions are honest and my own.