Skincare market is like a black hole that draws new brands, new products and new formulations towards it every season. But Indian skincare brands have managed to cut through the clutter and seized consumer’s attention with their distinctive concoctions, social media and even word of mouth. Still it’s always had to resist the choice of buying cult products from the skincare labels across the world.
So, to help you start your journey towards beautiful skin with homegrown labels, we have wound up a list of products from some of the most fabulous Indian skincare brands that we think you should pick over all the others. And if you are thinking why these? Well, because they will make your skin thank you for the TLC.
Amidst the craze of crystal and derma rollers, Kansa Wand by Ohria revives the art of ancient ayurvedic massage. It can be used daily to massage your face/head with or without oil for a rejuvenating effect after all it is practically foolproof when it comes to damaging the skin, unlike derma rollers. And the mix of copper, tin and zinc will not only reduce inflammation, but also enhance immunity, make the skin firmer and impart a radiant complexion.
There are lot more reasons to love Purearth’s Illumine Elixir Face Oil with one of them being that it is a hand blended composition of wild harvest, supercritical CO2 Himalayan sea buckthorn and rosehip seed oils. This quick absorbing oil repairs skin elasticity and diminishes sun damage, pigmentation, and acneic blemishes leaving skin nourished, radiant and clear. To simplify, it’s a pure miracle in an apothecary jar.
You can now bid adieu to unhappy skin with Spy-C face wash by Enn’s Closet. This vitamin C-enriched foam face wash treats breakouts, firms the skin, and naturally blurs fine lines thereby slowly drifting you to the wonderland of happy skin.
While Dr, Sheths’ date and quinoa eye cream is 100% worth a purchase, it’s pure olive squalane dry oil is equally great as it boasts of vegan alternate to squalene (natural hydrator and protector in our skin). This lightweight oil not only restores moisture, but also helps keep acne and irritation at a bay making it a definite win for all skin types.
Kama Ayurveda’s Nimrah anti-acne face pack is probably its most iconic product, but Lavanya Natural Plant Mask is equally miraculous. This rich herbal concoction works wonders to clear congested pores, purify and smoothen the skin for a refreshing glow. Well, now you know, what to pick for the next #SelfcareSunday?!
There’s nothing better than an organic and ethical alternate to a chemical sunscreen. And SoulTree sun protection cream SPF 30 makes sure to protect the skin against harmful effects of UV rays (thanks to olive oil, vitamin E and green tea extracts) along with soothing and hydrating the skin, courtesy aloe vera.
Everyone always talks about Forest Essentials’ facial tonic mist – be it bela, hasayan rose or more. But its most special product is actually its sheet masks. Made with 100% organic cotton cellulose, these ayurvedic sheet masks adhere better to the skin, thereby transferring the ingredients effectively into deeper layers of skin for instant results. They come in three variations to check on all points of good skin i.e. Tejasvi (for refreshing glow), Sundari (for deep hydration), and Ojas (to prevent signs of aging).
Beautiful skin requires commitment and Ras Luxury Oils’ Luminous face elixir works round the clock to fulfill that commitment. With a specially formulated 100% pure organic essential oils blend of geranium, juniper berry, frankincense and lemon with tea tree and lavender essential oils and a base of botanical oils, this magical face oil clears the skin of acne and blemishes for an absolutely glowing skin, while hydrating it too. A dream elixir for all the acne woes!
As the sun continues to shine, Vaunt’s watermelon and seaweed face mist works its charm as a refreshing hydrator. And that’s not all; it also gently exfoliates, shrinks pores and tones the skin while protecting the skin against daily damage. You know, a single spritz feels like a boost of fresh vitamins.
Dry shampoo is the sole summer saviour and Juicy Chemistry’s dry shampoo gives us a certified formulation of organic plantain and bamboo charcoal to revive our greasy hair and keep up with the fun in the sun.
Everyone loves a clarifying clay mask, but it’s even better when its hand pounded blend of four clays aka Neemli’s four clay gentle face mask. This beautifying blend of French pink clay, French green clay, French red clay and Rhassoul clay effectively detoxifies and clarifies the skin while gently hydrating it, just what a skin pampering session needs to cover.
It’s no surprise that this is Sova’s one of the top 3 products. The unique blend of saffron and kalpvriksha seeds impart this hair repair mist its superpowers of reviving and rebuilding strength and gently defying dryness to get those luscious lock back overnight.
Just Herbs’ ayurvedic micellar water is one of the most-buzzed about skincare products, and we surely agree. Made with the plant waters of seven herbs (like triphala, tulsi, gulaab, khus and more), Sapta Jal not only removes makeup and/or dirt, but also hydrates, tones, and distresses the skin. It’s clearly all about making makeup healthy with Just Herbs.
While freezing time is not an actual possibility currently, Gulnare Skincare’s Time Freeze face balm works as a hydrating and restorative face salve that works overnight to give you a fresh and rejuvenated skin when you wake up, courtesy the superpowers of sweet almond oil, coconut oil, and rosehip and frankincense extracts.
Though we have broad spectrum sunscreens to protect our skin and body from harsh sun, our beautiful tresses usually end up suffering when the sun beats down. But Dot & Key hair sunscreen serum will shield your hair from sun, pollution, and frizz. So, let your hair down this summer with a little help from Dot & Key.
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