Today I am reviewing much raved about skin care product from an ayurvedic and certified organic skincare brand ‘Just Herbs’.
The ‘Just Herbs Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum’ or briefly called ‘Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum’ is one of the best-selling products of Just Herbs and has gained much appreciation in the beauty community for its potential skincare benefits.
My encounter with this brand is not new as I have been using Just Herbs products from past four years and I simply love each and every product I have used till date, which I shall review in the coming days.
Now, coming to Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum review. Let’s see how it fared for me on my oily, sensitive and acne prone skin.
According to the Just Herbs website, the multi-tasking Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum is a synergistic blend of treasured Indian herbs and acts as an excellent botanical replacement for a traditional chemically derived Vitamin C serum.
This face serum nourishes and restores a natural glow and youthfulness to tired, aging and pigmented skin. Plant polyphenols, carotenoids, and flavonoids present in the Elixir face serum, prevent and reverse free-radical and DNA damage on the skin. This face serum also blocks the inflammatory changes which happen during the skin aging process.
Cold pressed oils of Rosehip, Wheatgerm, Safflower and Moringa seeds are natural sources of Vitamins A, C, and E which sets this face serum apart from commonly available Vitamin C face serums.
Also, extracts of Indian Senna present in this face serum are a botanical alternative to Hyaluronic Acid (for fine-line filling and intense moisturization) used in chemically-derived Vitamin C serums.
Liquorice root and Nagkesar form a perfect harmony adding lightening, brightening, and skin nourishing properties to this serum.
Water (aqua), cetearyl olivate (and) sorbitan olivate***, aloe vera (aloe barbedensis) leaf juice*, vegetable glycerine, gotukola (centella asiatica) ext., Indian ginseng (withania somnifera) ext., colloidal oats (avena sativa), rosehip (rosa mosqueta) seed oil, fumittory (fumaria officinalis) ext., liquorice (glycyrrhiza glabra) ext., Indian chestnut (mesuaferrea) ext., safflower.
Price & Quantity
Rs. 1,195 for 15 ml & Rs. 1,925 for 30 ml.
3 years from MFD.
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Just Herbs Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum comes in a beautiful white, green and golden cardboard packaging. The actual product is in a dark brown tinted sturdy glass bottle with a pump dispenser. The packaging is hygienic. But you have to be little careful with the glass bottle, which makes it not so travel-friendly.
The Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum is a lightweight, non-greasy product that isn’t a lotion or a cream, it is somewhere in between. It is cream or pale white in color.
The serum is water based so it is very apt for oily skin, but is suitable for all skin types as well. It gets absorbed by the skin effortlessly and very quickly and hydrates the skin from within.
There is no added fragrance in the product but you are able to smell the aroma of the ayurvedic ingredients present in it.
To me, it looks and smells like raabdi (its a traditional Rajasthani dish made with bajra flour and yogurt). I know you will find this description funny but believe me the resemblance is quite similar.
So, the fragrance might be a major turn off for few. But you need not to worry about the same as the smell fades away very quickly as the serum is applied and massaged into the skin.
My Experience With Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum (Old packaging)
If you want me to describe this serum in one sentence then I can say, it’s a blessing for my oily acne prone skin.
However, my first experience with the product was not as smooth and joyous. The first time I used the Just Herbs Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum was way back in 2016 that is, 3 years ago. That time they had a dropper packaging. Ingredients-wise also, now you may see some new additions.
Back then too it delivered on almost all of its claims, which are; it brightened my skin and gave it a natural glow, the skin looked supple and it also worked on my pigmentation to some extent.
But the thing which left me bummed was that while using the product I got some tiny bumps all over my face. And after getting those tiny bumps I stopped using it. However, it was nothing but skin purging. According to Dr. Deanne Mraz Robinson the term ‘skin purging’ refers to a reaction to an active ingredient that is increasing skin cell turnover rate. As skin cell turnover speeds up, the skin starts shedding dead skin cells faster than normal to expose the fresh skin cells underneath and reveal clearer younger-looking skin. So, basically, it is a good thing.
But back then I didn’t know what skin purging was and I was too afraid to mess up with my skin at that point of time. So, I stopped using it at all.
My Experience With Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum Now
All through these years my urge to try this product again never died. So, finally, I ordered myself a new bottle of Just Herbs Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum 4 months back. And this time I kept in mind to use it exclusively to know the actual results of the product.
And boy! I was simply bowled over by this serum without a doubt. I am so happy that I gave this product another try. The product brightened and hydrated my skin as usual and this time I didn’t get any breakouts.
I apply it at night on my clean skin before going to bed. It gets absorbed in my skin quickly without giving any greasy effect. It helped in shrinking my pores a bit. I wake up with a plumped, nourished and glowing skin. It surely has anti-aging properties but I can’t say about fine lines as I don’t have them. But it does fade my smile lines a bit.
The serum also works great on pigmentation as I had one stubborn acne scar on my left cheek for more than a year. But after started using the Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum from past 4 months 90% of the scar has faded. Right now, I am already on my second bottle and loving the results so far.
One more thing I would like to mention here. Though the product does not claim to clear the sun tan but in my case, it did work on clearing up my tan. My skin is very sensitive to the sun and if I am out in the sun even only for 5 minutes without wearing a sunblock, I get tanned easily.
However, when I started using this product after that it happened 3-4 times that due to sudden rushing out to somewhere, I was not able to apply sunblock on my face. Due to which I got tanned a little. Obviously, I was not in the sun for a longer period of time so didn’t get tanned profusely but yes, some tanning was there.
But to my surprise every time I got rid of the tan in next 4-5 days. So, yes, the Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum cleared my skin immensely and made my skin tone even. It quite worked for me, though it may or may not help in removing sun tan for everyone.
Pros Of Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum
- Hygienic and cute packaging.
- Water-based, lightweight and non-sticky.
- All ingredients are ayurvedic and organic with a full ingredient list mentioned on the product.
- Improves overall skin texture.
- Evens out skin tone.
- Provides nourishment and healthy glow to the skin.
- Diminishes blemishes and pigmentation.
- Has anti-aging properties.
- Doesn’t break out skin.
- Free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES PEG/PPG, Genetically modified ingredients (GMO) and other harmful synthetic ingredients.
- Suitable for all skin types and is a boon for oily skin.
- A little goes a long way.
- Can be used as a skin moisturizer during the day.
Cons Of Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum
- The glass bottle is not travel-friendly and can be an issue for clumsy people.
- Fragrance can be overpowering for some but it dissipates as soon as the product sinks in the skin. So, not quite a con.
- Some people could be allergic to natural ingredients so, a patch test is a must before starting using the serum.
- The price is on the high side, but I don’t think this should be an issue if you are investing in such a multi-tasking skincare product with so many benefits.
I would highly recommend the Just Herbs Gotukola Indian Ginseng Rejuvenating Beauty Elixir Facial Serum. It is a miracle product in a true sense. Your skin will love it, it will help enhance your inner beauty and leave you with a clear, supple, youthful, glowing and moisturized skin. Your skin will be happy and healthy.
So, tell me in the comments below, have you tried Just Herbs Elixir Facial Serum or do you think its worth a shot?