With the rise of the cosmetic industry, we’re exposed to a variety of skin-care products that claim to solve all our beauty woes. However, due to the toxic elements they carry, these products are not always safe. Fortunately, there is an alternative to these synthetic and artificial products. Practitioners of ayurveda swear by herbal and natural methods of skin care. These herbs promise a smooth and supple skin, natural radiance, and an escape from most of the skin maladies. My favourites are:
Aloe vera: Aloe vera has blood purification properties that helps treat acne, allergic rash, swelling and blemishes. This medicinal plant has been revered by beauticians for its skin benefits. Aloe vera evens your skin tone and enhances your complexion. It is used in many of our products.
Neem: Neem (Margosa) One of the most popular herbs for healthy skin, is a natural cleanser that flushes out toxins and prevents pimples and spots, neem can not only give you glowing skin but also help treat skin infections. A natural cleansing agent, neem can promote skin health by flushing out the toxins from your body and purifying your blood. Topical application of neem can significantly reduce the formation of acne and promote clear skin, thanks to the antibacterial and antifungal activities of Gedunin, a component of neem seed oil. OmVeda Neem Facial Cleanser 150mls (Vegan.)
Saffron: Saffron can make your skin glow. It also moisturises and rejuvenates dry skin. Additionally, saffron can protect your skin from the harsh rays of the sun and fight photodamage.
Our Ayurvedic OmVeda Saffron Facial Oil is available in 100 ml bottles.
Turmeric: Turmeric works as an antiseptic and is added to many of our products.
Sandalwood: This fragrant herb from the Indian subcontinent can make your face shine while making you smell like summer. Its anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties also help treat acne, wounds, and even psoriasis. Sandelwood is an antiseptic and germicide, whilst almond is one of nature’s best skin foods. It can be used at any time of the day. Furthermore, sandalwood is used by cancer patients to manage the skin reactions caused as a result of radiation or chemotherapy.
Ayurvedic OmVeda Date Enriched Moisturiser 150 mls. (Vegan)
Rose: A powerful formulation rich with the goodness of roses, dates and other herbal ingredients. The scent of roses combined with its unique combination of herbs works as an excellent skin toner. Rose can effectively reduce the roughness and puffiness of the skin, making you feel softer and look brighter. Its vitamin C content also helps fight the aging process, smoothens your skin, and prevents the formation of wrinkles. It also removes the excess heat from your body and enhances the glow on your skin.
OmVeda Rose Skin Toner 100mls (Vegan) is suitable for all skin types..