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Ayurveda, the more than 3,000-year old holistic medicine system, can also be found in your skincare. Natural ingredients such as licorice root, turmeric, boswellia, cardamom, and many citrus fruits all have powerful healing properties that nourish and protect the skin against inflammation and free radicals. For an informed and organic touch to your self-care rituals, search for products that contain commonly used herbs, spices, and fruits within the practice of Ayurveda. Here are some Ayurverdic-inspired options for your face, body, hands, and bath.
Found Skincare – Licorice Root Face Lotion
Lather up with licorice root. The extract contains glabridin, a potent antioxidant and skin-soothing chemical that is notable for its ability to reduce UVB pigmentation, or dark spots that are caused by sun exposure. It also has anti-inflammatory and anti-platelet properties that can reduce skin irritation and redness (licorice root is also linked to reducing blood clots).
Passport to Organics – Clear Face Turmeric Cream
Reduce fine lines and wrinkles with turmeric, jojoba oil, coconut oil, and aloe vera, among other efficacious ingredients. Turmeric has the chemical compound curcumin which has anti-inflammatory and anti-bacterial properties. This makes turmeric useful for smoothing and moisturizing your skin while fending off acne.
For an extra boost, apply this hydrating facial cream after you’ve washed your face and are winding down for bed. It’s formulated with peptides and omega fatty acids that will increase collagen synthesis and elastin production, rejuvenating the skin. It also includes boswellic acid and frankincense to soothe irritated skin.
Dr. Loretta – Gentle Hydrating Cleanser
You may not realize how much pollution is damaging your skin. Cue Dr. Loretta. This gel cleanser is a makeup remover and all-in-one cleanser containing chamomile and ginger root essential oils. On top of being relaxing to use, it defends protects your pores against absorbing tiny particles from air pollution.
Etta + Billie – Grapefruit and Cardamom Lotion
Hydrate and nourish your skin with a refreshing blend of pink grapefruit and cardamom. The vitamin C in pink grapefruit oils acts as a natural exfoliant, while the herbal cardamom evens out your complexion and wards off blemishes. And the softening lavender hydrosol plus antioxidant-rich cocoa butter are true treats for the skin.
Willow Hill Soap Company – Smooth as Silk Lotion
Invigorate your senses with the captivating fragrances of lemon, eucalyptus, and a touch of rosemary. The essential oils add a little burst of aromatherapy to your relaxation ritual, and the lotion is non-greasy making it easy to apply.
Meow Meow Tweet – Geranium Frankincense Body Oil
Trade lotion for the moisturizing effects of non-greasy body oil. Exclusively scented with essential oils, it’s also safe to use on your face and scalp. Plus, it includes cannabis sativa hemp seed oil which naturally balances and regulates your skin’s oil production. When you’re finished with the product, up-cycle the glass bottle or send it back to be TerraCycled and repurposed!
GingerYum – Ginger Natural Handcrafted Body Butter
Get moisturized and relieve achy joints with body butter. This all natural cream is handcrafted with ginger root, shea butter, tea tree oil, and more to tone and condition your skin while supplying relief to your joints, burns, eczema, and other skin conditions. It includes over 20 antioxidants which reduce inflammation.
Dr. Hauschka – Lemon Lemongrass Vitalizing Body Milk
You’ve heard of lotion and are privy to body butter, but let us introduce you to the magical effects of body milk. Notable for being a lighter and looser cream, this formulation includes lemongrass extract and quince seed extract to soothe and refresh the skin. By having a lighter consistency, it absorbs rapidly into your skin, providing immediate relief to dry patches and making it convenient to apply after yoga.
Caldrea – Ginger Pomelo Hand Lotion
Protect your hands with a lotion that’s packed with essential oils. Ginger root oil, grapefruit peel oil, and basil oil are just some of the fragrances that will grace your nose while you’re softening and moisturizing your hands.
Maapilim – Soap with Red Grapefruit
The pandemic has motivated everyone to wash their hands more, but have you stopped to consider what’s in your soap? This formula uses argan and jojoba oils to making sudsing up a delightfully hydrating habit.
Sachajuan – Citrus Body Wash
Cleanse your body from head to toe with this citrus and jasmine-scented body wash. Formulated with Swedish oat-derived Beta Glucan, it deeply penetrates your skin to boost collagen production, reduce wrinkles, and calm irritation.
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