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Rejuvenate Your Skin with Turmeric Root Extract

Turmeric is considered a cure-all ingredient in every Indian household. With the west catching up on turmeric's benefits to our being, trying to make it 'cool' by variations of its use in turmeric lattes etc., West’s current health food trend is the Indian subcontinent’s millennia-old staple. Turmeric is a versatile ingredient which can be used for many purposes such as cooking and skincare. This bright ingredient is in high demand for its color and various healing benefits. It is considered a golden spice and is available in many forms in the market (i.e.; ground spice, capsules, and teas).  What is Turmeric Root Extract? The plant grows in the ground and consists of several bunches of roots called rhizomes which are similar...

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Pamper Your Skin and Lips with Kokum Butter

We all know about cocoa butter and its endless benefits. But did you know about Kokum Butter? It is considered a great alternative to Cocoa butter and retains it solid shape at room temperature. However, it melts instantaneously when it comes in contact with the heat of the skin. We will discuss the benefits of this wonderful ingredient. What is Kokum? Kokum grows on a tree which is known as wild mangosteen tree, red mangosteen tree or red mango tree. The ingredient is widely cultivated in the regions of Maharashtra, Goa, Karnataka, Kerala, Assam, Meghalaya, and West Bengal. The Kokum fruit consists of three parts namely: Kokum Pericarp- It is the peel of the fruit which is enriched with antioxidants...

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Aloe Vera- The Complete Healing Agent and Your Beauty BFF

    Who doesn’t wish to have flawless skin, lustrous hair and good health? Well then, you should use the miracle ingredient called Aloe Vera. Its brilliant healing properties make it a core essential in many cosmetic and medical products. Historical evidence reveals that Aloe Vera has been used across various cultures for centuries. The Egyptians called it the ‘Plant of Immortality’ and the Greeks considered it the ‘Universal Cure for all diseases’. What is Aloe Vera? The word Aloe Vera has been derived from a combination of Arabic and Latin words (i.e.; Alloeh- meaning shining bitter and Vera- meaning true). This is a stem less plant which has serrated leaves and is grayish-green in color. It is grown all across the...

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Grapeseed oil- The Super Skin Food

  Who doesn’t like a glass of fine chardonnay on lazy winter evenings?  Grapes not only make great wine but also possess amazing health benefits, especially for your skin. Well, they are not just amazing looking flavourful berries: they are also loaded with amazing health benefits. They contain antioxidants such as resveratrol, anti-inflammatory properties, vitamin C – a great immunity booster, simple sugars, vitamin A, vitamin B6 etc. Scientific name – Vitis vinifera Family-Vitaceae Grapeseed oil is a lightweight and non-comedogenic (doesn’t clog pores). For this reason, it is a perfect ingredient in serums and moisturizers. It is also known to treat acne, tighten skin, helps diminish dark circles around the eyes, prevents sun-damage, moisturizes and reduces scars, restores collagen and fights...

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Acacia Catechu or Terra Japonica in Skincare: A Natural Astringent

Terra Japonica or Acacia Catechu (Khadira in Sanskrit) is cultivated in the western ranges of the Himalayas. Its leaves and wood are valued in Ayurveda and natural cosmetology for their nourishing and astringent qualities.  What is Acacia Catechu oil? Known locally as the Khair, Khadir, or Kanti, the Acacia Catechu is a medium-sized deciduous tree found largely in India and Myanmar. With almost every part of the tree being useful in some format or the other, the tree is especially beneficial for the health and is known as a remedy for numerous ailments. Acacia catechu oil, extracted from the wood of the tree itself, is slowly growing in popularity due to its wonderful effects on our body. Skincare benefits: Acacia catechu is...

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