Rajat Narang

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Today the world is definitely inclined towards Natural & Organic Cosmetics & Beauty products. We want to consume all the superfoods to get the maximum benefits.

If we see around us, many of the spices and herbs we use in our daily baking and cooking are already superfoods.

We always knew the benefits of spices and herbs in our food and food supplements for good health, but we have been hesitant to add them to our beauty products.

All the spices and herbs we consume today have been integral part of age old Ayurveda known worlwide.

Ayurveda, a Sanskrit term as defined by @DeepakChopra

”Thousands of years before modern medicine provided scientific evidence for the mind-body connection, the sages of India developed Ayurveda, which continues to be one of the world’s most sophisticated and powerful mind-body health systems. More than a mere system of treating illness, Ayurveda is a science of life (Ayur = life, Veda = science or knowledge). It offers a body of wisdom designed to help people stay vibrant and healthy while realizing their full human potential.” [By: Deepak Chopra, M.D.]

With the current & uprising market trends, Ayurveda ingredients, if consumed in the right way in our natural cosmetics could be very beneficial. We could utilise all the treasure it holds for the regeneration and nourishment of our skin.

It would be interesting to overview these spices and herbs as active ingredients in our beauty products.

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Arjuna Herb [Arjuna, Terminalia Arjuna]

It has large variety of bioactives and is used to counteract the signs of ageing. Arjuna herb has been known to help prevent acne too. It promotes skin  elasticity and help improve dermal density. It helps restore skin barrier performance to protect against environmental stresses and pollutants.

 

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Haldi [Turmeric, Curcuma Longa]

The active ingredient in Turmeric is Curcuminoids. Turmeric with its brilliant yellow color due to Curcumin has been used as a spice and as a cosmetic ingredient. The constituents of Haldi/ Turmeric rhizomes have antiinflammatory, anti-oxidant, anti-bacterial, soothing, and protective properties essential for anti-ageing skin care products. It promotes skin health and promotes purifying of skin. It is widely used widely in face and body treatments for glowing & radiant skin.

 

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Saffron [Kesar, Crocus sativus]

Saffron is world’s most expensive spice. As mentioned in historic texts, Saffron has been used for centuries. Saffron is well known for its fortifying and anti-ageing properties. It helps reduce dark circles below eyes and  provides protection against UV rays from sun. Saffron is rich in minerals and vitamins icluding Vitamin A, Vitamin B2 [Riboflavin], Vitamin B3 [Niacin], Vitamin C, Folic Acid, Calcium, Magnesium, Manganese, Phosphorus, Selenium, Zinc and Carotenoids, all active constituents to deliver positive health benefits to skin and hair. It is also used in hair mask for coloured hair.

 

Ayurveda ingredients when blended into our daily cosmetics could be of immense value to us for our skin and hair health.

It truly provides us Beauty not only from inside, but also from outside.

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