I don’t usually deviate from my regular skincare regimen, but I do when I am intrigued by a product (or line) that looks like it is truly innovative and efficacious.
When my friend Christine, a beautiful yoga certified instructor, asked for some marketing help for her friend’s company, I was absolutely on board. Not only do I love the ayurvedic aspect to the line, I knew that Christine, someone who is actually studying and practicing ayurvedic teachings in her daily lifestyle, wasn’t blowing smoke up my butt with false claims. Believe me, I have worked on lots of products that don’t have any innovation.
Then, take a test to find out your dominant dosha. We all have elements of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha, but one is more prominent than the others. Here’s one from Yoga Journal. My dominant dosha is Kapha, primarily because I tend to have oilier skin.
Anyway, I am absolutely in love with the invigorating facial elixir. It is made from pure organic plant oils, including sunflower oil and rosehip seed oil, as well as lavender, bergamot, Vitamin E, and clary sage. So, forget Vintner’s Daughter Botanical Serum ($185) and La Mer’s Revitalizing Serum ($195)! (I mean, really?) This $25 bottle is my better, cost-effective substitute. Literally upon use, my face instantly feels hydrated and replenished so I can maintain youthful skin. Plus, I trust the ingredients. Another plus, the products are in cobalt blue glass jars because of their healing energetic qualities but can be repurposed, reducing waste. It is my new nighttime moisturizer.
I also have the Balancing Face Dust ($18) and the Invigorating Facial Mist ($29). You can use the both together to create a face mask. I have yet to do this so I will keep you posted. To tell you the truth, I am terrible about doing masks, but I will definitely do this one. But, I do use the facial mist just before applying the elixir for that extra dewy feel.
So, yay for an ayurvedic skincare line that addresses my wellness focus. I just love it.
On a final note, one more ayurvedic practice I have recently incorporated into my daily routine is oil pulling. Every morning before I brush my teeth, I swish about a tablespoon of cold pressed organic sesame oil in my mouth for approximately 10-15 minutes and then spit it out. Here’s more info on the benefits of oil pulling, but it is an ancient Ayurvedic remedy for oral health and detoxification.
Let me know if you’ve ever done this!