Nycil Cool Herbal Prickly Heat Powder Review

The summer heat, this time took a toll on my skin in the form of prickly heat. So I had to turn to one of the oldest, trusted & well-known prickly heat powders around for a long time - Nycil. Yes, today I'm going to review Nycil Prickly Heat Powder, its herbal variant, in fact known by the name Nycil Cool Herbal  Powder!

Nycil Prickly Heat Powder Review - herbal variant with neem and pudina

Normally, I don't get prickly heat boils, ghamori or rashes in summer that often. Last time, I remember getting those heat rashes was ages ago. But this summer, I had unusual itching sensations on my back, which I later came to know was due to the prickly heat.

Strangely enough, my husband too had to bear the brunt of prickly heat boils this time. So he bought Nycil Cool Herbal Powder with Neem and Pudina for the both of us. A bottle of 150g bottle costs INR 110/- Along with it, a 50g bottle is given free. 

Nycil Cool Herbal Powder - 150g and 50g bottle costing INR 110/-

Nycil Cool Herbal powder Claims:

It's a prickly heat powder that  helps make your summers cool and comfortable.

Nycil Cool Herbal Powder is touted to be a germ expert. It claims to kill germs / microbes which cause skin problems like rashes due to prickly heat and prickly heat rashes and bumps within 3 days.

Nycil Cool Herbal’s unique Germ Fighter Formula has goodness of neem oil and pudina to provide relief from summer skin problems and to keep skin refreshed.

Nycil powder application promises to provide these 5 benefits:
  • absorbs sweat
  • Fights body odour
  • Soothes Itching
  • Calms Rashes
  • Prevents Prickly Heat


Ingredients List

nycil cool herbal powder review - ingredient list (back side of the bottle)


  • Dugdh Pasan (shankaraju)
  • Makhya Satva
  • Jasad Bhasma
  • Pudina Ark (Mentha Arvensis)
  • Neem Oil (Azadirachta Indica)
  • Odoriferous Substance (Q. S)


Directions for Use

  • Sprinkle the powder liberally on affected parts after a bath and at least 3 times a day.
  • Do not apply on cuts and wounds.
  • Not recommended for infants and toddlers. Use on children above 5 years only.
  • Store in a cool dark place.


My Experience With Nycil Cool Herbal Powder:

As mentioned earlier, summers can be very harsh on the skin and it's quite common to experience heat rashes and boils during the later part of April and the whole of May in most parts of India. And my skin was no different!

I did try to soothe my summer skin in various ways by drinking loads of water, sipping tender coconut water, wearing mostly cotton clothes with a comfortable fit and putting neem leaves in my bath water, especially to tackle prickly heat rashes. And all this helped me to a great extent.

[ Do go through these simple home remedies to beat prickly heat rashes. ]

As for Nycil Cool herbal powder , I sprinkled it on the affected areas twice a day, once after a bath and then in the evenings. As you can see from the picture, the powder is off-white in colour. The fragrance is good too.

nycil cool herbal powder on hand

A few minutes after application, I felt a cool sensation in those parts and the discomfort and itching reduced almost immediately. I applied it regularly for a week or so and I have to say that it did help to get rid of those reddish bumps due to summer heat and the itching also stopped.

My husband also had a similar experience, but, the  only thing is that as soon as he applied the powder, he experienced intense itching. However this was soon followed by cooling sensation and a soothing feeling. And his heat rashes disappeared in a matter of 4-5 days and the itching also was gone.

Mine did take more than a week,though. However the rashes disappeared in a few days of application; the itching persisted for a few more days and so I continued applying for more than a week.



Overall I have found this powder quite effective.


Pros of Nycil Cool Herbal powder.

● Goodness of herbal ingredients like neem & mint / pudina.
● Cooling effect on application.
● Soothes affected areas.
● Reduces itching soon after application
● Prickly heat rashes disappear within a week.
● Reduces body odour & absorbs sweat to some extent.
● Inexpensive.
● Value for money.


Cons of Nycil Cool Herbal Powder.

● Comes in a not so travel friendly plastic bottle.
● Powder could leak from the bottle during travels.


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It's available at most general stores, grocery shops and malls in India as well as on Amazon. You can also get it on Amazon in the US


Is Nycil Powder safe to use?

Many people have apprehensions about using talcum powders on their body for safety concerns. So if you have concerns about using Nycil or any other prickly heat powder or body talc for that matter, you need to read this.

And, apparently Nycil Cool Herbal Powder is safe to use. The State Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has certified most domestic talcum powder brands as asbestos-free and complaint with safety norms.

Samples of powders of several brands including Nycil were collected in March after a US court's verdict had granted damages to a 62-year old woman, who died due to ovarian cancer.

According to FDA commissioner Harshadeep Kamble,  talcum powders manufactured in India are asbestos-free and that most brands have complied with the safety norms. [Source]


Can Nycil powder be applied to the face?

No, it's not a powder meant to be applied on your face.


Will I buy this powder again?

Yes, but maybe in next summer if and when I get prickly heat rashes or ghamori !


So did you use Nycil Cool Herbal Powder or any another variant of Nycil for your prickly heat rashes? What was your experience? Do drop a review in the comments below.

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