As the weather changes, it is important to change your skincare routine as well. Summer is already here, and the heat and humidity of this weather can take a toll on your skin, leading to various skin problems like sunburn, sun tan, acne, fungal infection, skin dehydration and so on. While all of this unavoidable, there are still ways to take care of your skin. So here are a few all-natural and herbal skincare products that you should try this summer, to keep your skin healthy and hydrated. So go on and choose the product that suits you the best.
Started by Swati Maheshwari and her aunt Sunita Jaju, Rustic Art provides a variety of organic and natural products, which includes baby care products, bath and skincare products, home care products, menstrual cups and more. The summer heat can really cause various skin problems, and in order to soothe your skin, here are some summer skincare products that they have in store.
Organic Aloe Vera Soap: Aloe Vera is a natural skin moisturiser, so it will relieve your skin of sunburn or other allergic reactions, and at the same time keep your skin smooth and glowing. The soap is soft on the skin, and suitable for all skin types.
Organic After Shave Gel and Post Waxing Gel: This gel consists of organic Aloe Vera, Tea Tree Extract and Vit-E. It soothes the skin and replenishes it after a shave or waxing. It reduces the redness and prevents any outbreak on the skin, and even tones the skin and heals sunburn.
Organic Coconut Oil: A must-have oil during summers, is good for the hair and skin. It can heal skin diseases like fungal infections, acne, eczema, keratosis pilaris, psoriasis, rosacea, etc. It strengthens & conditions hair, reduces skin bags, puffiness & wrinkles, soothes sunburned skin, heals burns & blisters, and removes makeup easily, prevents nosebleed by mild application inside nostrils, heals diaper rash, and removes scars and stretch marks.
Price: Rs 350.00
Organic Lemon Face Wash: With the goodness of Bergamot Lemongrass & Tea Tree, this is an organic face care solution for summers! It will leave your skin clean, fresh and nourished.
Price: Rs 230.00
Find Them Here: http://www.rusticart.in/
SkinYoga is a 100% natural, vegan and halal skincare brand from India, selling worldwide. Founded and owned by three sisters, Radhika Choudhary, Jagriti Choudhary, and Deepika Choudhary, they grew up in a 20-acre farm in India where they grew their own vegetables and milked their own cows. Later, for higher education, they moved countries. The transition from the farm life to the concrete glam life made them realise the importance of nature. Their experience has been their biggest inspiration to start SkinYoga and to share with the world how simple and effective it is to follow a natural lifestyle. They believe that there is a dire need for businesses today to contribute to the changing mindset of people who opt for a natural lifestyle.
Coffee Body Scrub: This body scrub is used to get rid of suntan. Regular use also helps in reducing cellulite and stretch marks to get the perfect bikini body. It does not make your skin dry like other scrubs, but in fact it keeps the skin moisturised all day.
Almond orange face scrub: The gentle exfoliator helps in restoring the glow on the face. This is a 3-in-1 product. which cleanses, exfoliates and moisturises the face. This is great for people, who have pigmentation and sun damage.
Find Them Here: http://www.skinyoga.in/index.cfm
Inveda is an incorporation of two words ‘Infusion’ and ‘Ayurveda’, which promises to bring you the best of natural and organic beauty products that are 100 per cent paraben free. The brand infuses the age-old wisdom from the vedas with the therapeutic and regenerative qualities intrinsic in natural extracts. Inveda is part of a company called HVM Network Private Limited, which is promoted by Harshvardhan Modi. The idea behind its creation was to manufacture, and market a range of Ayurvedic skin and hair care products in India and abroad. The brain behind it is Bharti Modi, who is an Ayurvedic Research Scholar and Technical Director of the company. Other than Inveda, HVM has few other brands, such as, Vedic Line, Vedic Line+, Neoveda and Taaj.
Papaya and Cucumber Facial Kit: Packed with goodness of papaya and cucumber, this facial kit from Inveda is all you need to treat your skin to some luxury and relaxation. This product contains only natural ingredients that are safe and kind to your delicate facial skin. Papaya aids in lightening your complexion and cucumber helps to get rid of that stubborn tan. This facial kit suits all skin types and you will notice visible results in few days after you start using it.
Find Them Here: http://inveda.in/
Bare Necessities is a zero-waste company started by Sahar Mansoor, who has a background in environmental planning, policy and law, and has formerly worked at the World Health Organization in Geneva. Based in Bangalore, Mansoor, herself, practises a zero waste lifestyle. All her products are non-toxic, non-GMO, and cruelty-free, and the packaging is 100 per cent recyclable and eco-friendly. Bare Necessities’ range of products include face and body scrubs, lip balms, toothpastes and toothbrushes, face masks and more, which are made using ingredients that are organic, local and fair trade.
Breakfast Scrub - Honey Oatmeal Face Wash: Try out this breakfast scrub is a great way to kickstart your day and your beauty regime. An all-natural exfoliate, oatmeal is full of antioxidants and boasts skin-soothing properties – perfect for moisturising dry skin. And honey is known for its natural antibacterial and healing properties, which helps soothe and clarify skin. The blend of non-greasy almond and coconut oils cleans skin pores, and helps moisturise and nourish your skin – making it especially great for acne-prone skin.
Price: Rs 400
Busy Bee Lip Balm: Made from all-natural ingredients, the Busy Bee Lip Balm has been specially formulated with vitamins and essential fatty acids, to nourish, condition and soften lips. Beeswax seals in hydration, while honey and vanilla make for a delicious combination.
Price: Rs 200
Terracotta Body Scrub: This is all you need for a flawless, glowing skin, that contains ingredients like organic green gram powder, organic gram flour, multani mitti, and orange peel powder, which can be found right in your kitchen. You can use this scrub with either milk, water or yogurt to make a paste. Apply to body, and rinse. For best results, use after an oil massage.
Price: Rs. 300
Find Them Here: https://barenecessities.in/
Burst Of Happyness
It all started in 2010, when Shreya Sharan Pawar became agitated on being unable to find any genuine natural products to suit her sensitive skin. All she could find was pretentious stuff from FMCG conglomerates and a few bits from a disorganised cottage industry. Realising that there must be many out there resigned to make-do with pseudo “natural” products, Shreya quit a high-paying corporate job and instead, got down to learning all that there was to soap-making. And thus began Burst of Happyness (BOH), with its line of handmade goodies—vegan and free of preservatives. Her custom-made range of skincare products are in solids or in dry form, to eliminate the need for preservatives. They also avoid synthetic fragrances and colouring pigments, oxides, and micas, using only therapeutic-grade essential oils and herbs and clays to colour their soaps.
Natural Deodorant Creams: These creams are made using hand-picked clays, gorgeous butters and meticulously chosen blends of essential oils, which pamper your skin and keep you fragrant in an all natural way. You can choose from three deodorant creams, that absorb moisture, eliminate body odour and check microbial growth effectively without leaving stains. These deodorant creams spread easily and are absorbed rapidly in the skin. Being all natural, they are great for all skin types.
Find Them Here: http://burstofhappyness.in/
Ayca founders, Mallyeka & Himani, met years ago while working at a luxury travel group and have been close friends since. They always knew that they had the synergy to create a unique and special product together using the amazing recipes of Mallyeka's great grandmother; and thus started Ayca. Ayca is a paraben-free luxury bath and wellness brand. The products are created with the purest of nature’s ingredients and extracted oils, blended into naturally nourishing bases, with and aim to preserve ancient crafts.
Tea Tree & Peppermint Body Wash: A mild, foaming gel cleanser suitable for normal to oily skin types. Reduces back acne and skin blemishes while leaving the skin cool and refreshed.
Lemongrass & Turmeric Aloe Vera Gel: A non-comedogenic, hydrating facial gel for normal to oily skin. This light and non-greasy formula is enriched with the essential oil of lemongrass and turmeric.
Price: Rs. 1,000
Grapefruit & Peppermint Body Oil: A rejuvenating body oil that absorbs easily and nourishes the skin. The invigorating properties of grapefruit and peppermint uplift and enliven the senses.
Find Them Here: https://www.ayca.in/
Hedonista was started by Shagun Sharma. The brand specialises in handmade, all-natural and cruelty-free sustainable luxury products. Sharma started making traditional, cold-process soaps in 2013, as she found the products available in the market were not interesting. Her family and friends tried out the products and she received positive response about texture and fragrance of the soaps. And thus she became serious about her work and started a business and launched Hedonista.
Hair Perfume: Drawing its inspiration from the Mughal princesses' beauty ritual of smoking their hair with perfume, Hedonista crafted a hair perfume, which is a water-based and designed for the hair. With the essential oils of Roman chamomile, lemon, and clary sage, this all-natural fragrance works great with all hair types.
Price: 50ml pack for Rs. 650
Face Dew: This all natural mist with chamomile floral water & chamomile essential oil, that replenishes, hydrates, and soothes tired skin. You can use as often as required.
Price: 50ml pack for Rs.525
Clear Moisturiser: A lightweight, quick absorbing, hydrating gel for the face, the clear moisturiser is a must-have for oily skin and humid months. Infused with lavender oil and vanilla extract, a few dots of this moisturiser will leave your face glimmering.
Price: 50ml pack for Rs. 525
Find Them Here: https://hedonista.in/
OMVED is derived from the Sanskrit words; OM (absolute) + VED (knowledge); means to live (and let live) in complete consciousness. It was started by Priti Mehta, who was earlier running a jewellery retail chain. The shift happened after the birth of her twin boys. She was concerned for her twins and her own well-being, which led her on a search towards a holistic natural lifestyle. Even after a lot of research, she could not find anything that was truly natural. She decided to take it upon herself to learn about botanical ingredients, information on various herbs and oils, and its effects on the skin. And after a thorough understanding, she went on to start Omved.
Eye Contour Gel: The Eye Contour Gel is an eye gel that is rich in antioxidants and helps to soothe strained and tired eyes. Made using green tea, aloe vera, baheda, lavender, Chamomile and Vetiver, the gel will help reduce fine lines, dark circles and puffiness around the eyes.
Body Shower Gel: This summer, keep your skin hydrated and supple by using the refreshing body shower gel. The gel gently cleanses without stripping the skin of its natural oils and maintaining its natural pH balance. The ingredients used are juniper, which is stimulating, lemongrass, which relieves fatigue, tones the skin and tightens open pores, and turmeric, that ensures healthy skin.
Tulsi skin mask: If you are suffering from skin problems like acne, pimples, enlarged pores, blemishes, pigmentation and sunburns, then this skin mask will help cleanse your skin by removing the surface impurities and deeply embedded toxins. The mask is made using 14 therapeutic extracts, namely nirgundi, neem, sandalwood, manjistha, fuller’s Earth (multani mitti), turmeric heals and nourishes and aloe vera.
Find Them Here: https://www.omved.com/
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