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The Superstars

Ayurvedic Superstars

As knowledge about Ayurveda continues to become more widespread, it is still mainly known for its health benefits in food and nutrition science.  But, Ayurveda has also long been a source of natural beauty rituals with palpable results. Here are some of the ingredients renowned in Ayurvedic beauty which can be found in our products for time-honored results.

Amla

Amla fruit is one of the main ingredients in Ayurvedic medicine and has been traditionally used for its health, hair and skin benefits. Amla is a rich source of Vitamin C and helps remove acne marks and blemishes in a natural way. Amla oil is a very rich source of natural antioxidants which can help with free radical damage. The free radicals that we encounter every day in the environment are known to cause destruction to the cells and can cause your skin to age prematurely, amla helps prevent this damage and is known to tone and tighten skin. As well as these anti-aging properties, amla oil may also prevent damage from exposure to the sun’s UV rays. According to experts, amla oil also has a cooling astringent effect when applied to the skin and the ability to rejuvenate and regenerate the skin’s cells and helps reduce the appearance of scars. Found in DohaAumJaipur 

Gotu kola

Also known by its scientific name, centella asiatica or commonly as pennywort, gotu kola is best known in the ancient world for its health benefits (improves brain function, eases anxiety, treats infections and is revered as an herb of longevity, among others). Today, it’s one of the most common ingredients in skin care products, thanks to is potent combination of amino acids, beta carotene, fatty acids and phytochemicals—everything the skin needs to fight off the signs of aging and to protect itself from environmental stressors. Gotu kola is rich in triternene saponins, a compound that helps keep skin tighter and firmer, and is also a great source of phytonutrients called flavonoids that act as antioxidants and fight off free radical damage. It boosts the formation of collagen and skin tissue, which is crucial in maintaining the skin’s elasticity and youthful glow. Another benefit that gotu kola is its ability to improve blood circulation. This speeds up the skin’s healing process (goodbye, pimple scars and blemishes!) and makes it effective in treating varicose veins, broken capillaries and stubborn cellulite. This also helps hair loss problems as better circulation means improved delivery of nutrients and oxygen to the scalp. Found in AumJaipurDoha

 Turmeric

The Holy powder of India, turmeric is acclaimed for its healing benefits and is a powerful ingredient in natural beauty formulations; its wealth of antioxidants play a vital role in enhancing skin health. An anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antibacterial, antifungal and antiviral powerhouse, turmeric has been proven to aid in the treatment of acne and psoriasis, reduce the appearance of stretch marks and hyperpigmentation, and prevent fine lines, wrinkles, skin irritation and inflammation. Turmeric is also known to balance excessively oily skin, protect skin from sun damage and fight the aging effects of free radicals. Found in MantraJaipurIllume

Sandalwood

Sandalwood In both its powder and oil forms is extremely beneficial for the skin.  Also known as chandan, it contains incredible skin benefiting properties and as such is included in most skincare remedies. From maintaining oil balance and tackling skin dryness to improving skin tone and preventing skin breakouts like pimples and acne, sandalwood is touted to be a one-stop solution to all beauty problems. It also works towards improving skin's elasticity, reducing pigmentation and  dark circles and keeping the skin smooth and radiant. An effective yet gentle exfoliant, it also removes blemishes and enhances skin brightness. Found in DohaJaipur 

Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is hydrating for the skin and is used as an effective moisturizer, but can also alleviate common skin problems. Dry irritated skin, sunburn, acne, psoriasis, and bug bites can all be soothed with organic coconut oil thanks to its antifungal and antiviral properties. Coconut oil contains healing vitamins A, C and E to help keep connective tissues strong and supple and aids in exfoliating the dead skin cells, making your skin smoother and softer. Found in Illume, Aum, Doha