His eyes questioning my eyes ‘Do you really need them’, and my eyes answering him back, ‘ Oh yes, I need to test them and let my friends know’ he sighed and gave up. I got Citra Pimple-Clear Face Wash enriched with Japanese Green Tea – the face wash claims to reduce & prevent pimples along with Citra Spot Less Fair Face Cream with Japanese Green Tea to reduce & prevent spots. Actually the two products looked like complementing each other, hence got them both. Citra is an organic brand from HUL, it’s answer to Patanjali natural range.
Citra Pimple-Clear Face Wash enriched with Japanese Green Tea
Sooth pimple prone skin with Japanese Green Tea. Green Tea is a great anti oxidant and it has ability to heal acne and reduce it. Regular usage of face wash will leave your face looking fairer, brighter & acne free.
Rs. 75 for 50gm.
The face wash comes in an inverted shiny opaque white tube with a flip top cap. The packaging looks really classy if you ask me. On the front, the opaque tube has white colored label which states the name of the product as well as displays Japanese Green Tea Leaves. at the back of the tube the ingredients and direction to use are mentioned. The 50gm packaging is very convenient to be carried in your handbag for travel purpose. The face wash also comes in a 100gm packaging. The packaging is also leak proof.
Fragrance & Texture
The fragrance of the face wash is bit herbal yet fresh. I like fresh fragrances, so no issues in this department. Texture wise the face wash is quite creamy. If you have used Pond’s face washes, you can relate to the texture. It feels ultra creamy and rich on the skin, but leaves skin matte and soft without any drying out my skin.
A face wash stays on your skin for even less than a minute, so it is important that the face wash contains highly concentrated & potent ingredients to actually work on pimples. This face wash contains Japanese Green Tea, high in anti oxidants, which is great for skin health. Anti oxidants also fight with acne-genic bacteria and improves the appearance of blemishes. But it surely takes time.
I have been testing it for more than 2 weeks now & I would say it is a good face wash in terms of removing oil & dirt, specially during this monsoon season. It is creamy in texture and dissolves light makeup effectively clearing my face. I also love how it leaves my skin mattified without drying it out. As compared to Pond’s Pimple Clear Face Wash, this one leaves skin much softer. Actually Pond’s face washes mostly leave skin bit stretchy as I have experienced.
Coming to the long term effects, it helps to keep skin fresh and glowy with regular use. But my hormonal acne is something too strong for it to control. The green tea extracts really helps to sooth my skin when all flared up, but it does not help me with my existing acne or preventing new ones.
Peas size amount covers my face and neck, so it is going to last me quite long while I use it every morning. at night I follow up with my acne wash.
Overall, It is a nice face wash, gives skin a nice glow & freshness. I think it helps with tanning issues too, since it brightens skin tone with every use. Keeps skin matte even during this sticky season of monsoon. Does not dry out skin overly. It is affordable & economical. Sadly the face wash does not help with acne. I am not sure it is widely available yet.
Have you used this face wash? Have you used any product from this new organic brand? Leave your comments.