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The Ultimate Guide to Using Oil as Your Moisturizer Imagine the idea of replacing your daily night cream with oils. Since childhood its hard to believe that we hated oils on our hair and our skin, but it’s true! Our skin loves oil and craves it. Dry, normal or sensitive, oils maintain that moisture barrier on our skin, which is a key to maintain a healthy glow on our face. You may ask, what about an oily skin? The idea of using oils is ‘oil cancels oil’. Oily skin is dehydrated skin, meaning to compensate, the skin produces more oil than required to maintain the balance. However, adding oils, especially lightweight oils regularly controls the sebum production, which means less...

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Wild Wild Berries for Super Natural Skincare

Today we are going to talk about berries. That's right, berries. Not just any berry, but this specific one that's grown in the harshest and wildest habitats in the world; a survival plant so to say. Seabuckthorn berries are supercharged with antioxidants, a range of vitamins (A, E, B1, B2, C, D), phytonutrients, amino acids, skin loving lipids and the extracts contain 200+ amazing nutrients in every drop!   A bit about the fruit: These orange berries adorn the cold deserts of the Himalayas - both in the Spiti region of Himachal as well as Leh. Some are harvested in Sikkim too. This wonder fruit survives and thrives in cold winters and high altitudes at elevations as high as 12000+ feet. These are...

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Let Your Pimples Speak: A Guide to Mapping Your Face

How many times have we looked at our pimples and rushed to get it extracted or popped? Regardless of our age and lifestyle, no one likes pimples. They are unwelcome guests who overstay their welcome even when the party is over. But the next time you attack your pimple with vigour, pause for a moment. Take a good look at it, it’s position and appearance. Would you believe it if we told you that our pimples might be trying to warn us about our bodies? It’s a bit hard to believe, but since all our organs are connected, our skin is often the first responder. This theory is called face mapping. Using this method, we can determine why we may...

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Palasha or Butea Monosperma in Skincare for Skin Micro Circulation and Antiaging

Be it Rudyard Kipling’s stories, Harinder Singh Mahboob’s beautiful poems, the very first sloka of  “Sukla Yajurveda” or “The Jungle Book”, a bestseller till date for all the children, Butea monosperma has found recognition in all of them with common names such as Palashi, Dhak etc. During the spring season, Palashi is filled with clusters of bright orange flowers creating an image of flames over the trees, hence making the tree famous with the name “flame of the forest”. Although known as “flame of the forest” it relieves the skin of itching and irritation. Flowers of Butea Monosperma have been used since ancient times to maintain complexion and suppleness of the skin. Palashi has several medicinal properties such as antimicrobial,...

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Get younger looking skin with Zizyphus Sativa or Jujube - the Indian Date

Have you ever wondered if flowers from a date shrub can be a treasure of skin benefits? Well, Zizyphus also known as Chinese date or ber in India has shown for some outstanding properties that lead to skin and health benefits. Zizyphus has been mentioned since centuries in mythology, especially in Ramayana. Remember shabari tasting each date so that only sweet dates are eaten by Shri Ram? Well,  Zizyphus flowers are also very well known for their brilliant properties and our motive is to explore each and every property of Zizyphus and make sure only best reaches to you. What is Zizyphus Sativa extract? Zizyphus Sativa belongs to the buckthorn family. It's plant is a small deciduous shrub and usually...

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