5 Soothing & Glow-Boosting Power Ingredients Your Sensitive Skin Won't Hate

5 Soothing & Glow-Boosting Power Ingredients Your Sensitive Skin Won't Hate

Well, anyone with sensitive skin already knows how tricky, terrifying but equally tempting it is to try a new product that others swear by. While you may still entertain the idea of trying something new, your skin never takes meeting a new lotion or potion well and so it breaks out, flares up, gets angry, and leaves you red-faced year after year.

And the worst part? Despite doing your homework- avoiding environmental triggers, heavy/oily foods, synthetic fragrant lotions, showing toxic chemicals the door, scanning through the ingredients list and adding only “clean” products to your dresser- your skin still doesn’t agree!

It’s been the same story FOR YEARS and you can STILL never be certain what exactly would stop triggering that strange reaction from your skin

Or can you?

Many beauty blogs and even skincare companies tell you everything you shouldn’t do if you have sensitive skin, the ingredients you need to stay away from, the chemicals you should ditch and often even certain ingredients that you must incorporate that may suit you.

But what many out there fail to inform or probably realize is the right blend or combination of ingredients that should be used to soothe your angry, irritated, volatile skin.

 

Is there such a thing as using ingredients in combination?

Yes, no one ingredient is a superpower or a sole champion that can excel just on its own.

What enhances its potency is a team, an army, a master blend of targeted power ingredients that work in unison to temper, enhance or tone down the effects of one another. When such a targeted combination of ingredients is used you can not only calm your sensitive skin down but also help clear spots, acne, pigmentation and get a glow that wins you compliments.

The interdependent union of potent ingredients has been recognised, followed, used and celebrated as classical wisdom in the Ancient Science of Life- Ayurveda.

Ayurveda believes in balance and to balance out and temper down the effects of one ingredient, it recommends the use of the other.

Another thing that Ayurveda believes in is knowing each ingredient’s potency. And by potency we do not mean power here. Potency means “taaseer” or “Virya” or the innate characteristic that has a cooling or heating effect on us.

Wonder how this matters?

Well for those with sensitive skin every detail matters, especially this one.

Ingredients that are cold in potency help suit sensitive skin and that’s one thing that you should be looking out for!

BUT THAT’S NOT ALL!

Knowing ingredients just based on their potency is not enough!

This is because Ayurveda further divides skin type based on your Dosha imbalances. Here’s what these mean!

KAPHA, for instance consists of the elements of earth and water and is associated with oiliness, juiciness, heaviness. Kapha is the first stage of life – just think of a baby’s juicy and plump skin and the expression “baby soft skin”.

PITTA consists of the elements of fire and water and is associated with heat, sharpness, and determination. Pitta is the second or middle stage of life – just think of a teenager’s acne and hot temper, or a young adult’s drive and ambition.

VATA consists of the elements of air and space and is associated with dryness, lightness, alertness and creativity. In the Vata stage of life, we experience dry, rough and sagging skin, we may feel cold more often, but also reach maturity, wisdom, grace and mastery. During this time, it’s important to focus on INGREDIENTS that are warming, stabilizing, grounding and nourishing.

To put it simply, Ayurveda believes that your skin belongs to a certain type of dosha IMBALANCE or a combination of 2 dosha IMBALANCES!

🤔 If you have dry and sensitive skin you may be a Vatta-Pitta type

🤔 If you have oily and sensitive skin you may have a Kapha-Pitta skin

🤔 And if your sensitive skin is a mix of dry and oily, you skin belongs to the Vatta-Kapha category

Since the cause of your sensitive skin type is due to a combination of imbalances, how can a single solution OR just 1 ingredient aim to work on all the problems?

 

SO HERE ARE THE 5 PROVEN POWER INGREDIENTS THAT NEED TO WORK TOGETHER TO HELP YOUR SENSITIVE SKIN KEEP CALM & GLOW ON!

1. LODHRA

Lodhra is credited with cleansing, soothing and inflammation reducing properties, and hence is used in various skin ailments.
Being a natural coolant it is used in conditions that relate to Pitta Dosha.

According to ancient Ayurvedic texts, this ingredient has both Kapha and Pitta pacifying abilities that helps prevent ailments related to blood tissue, reduces inflammation (Shothahrit), eliminates toxins (Vishavidhvansana).*

According to a study, Salireposides isolated from Lodhra extract has well-documented activity against acne-producing bacteria. It has also been reported to show 6.60% mean tyrosinase inhibitory activity, and thus is useful as a mild skincare herb.  Its anti-acne effect and antibacterial potential have also been claimed.**

Pharmacological activities: Antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, wound healing activity, antidiabetic, antiandrogenic, antimicrobial.***

 

2. SACRED LOTUS

According to Ayurvedic text, Kamal or Sacred Lotus has Sheetala or Cooling activity, Varnya or complexion-promoting ability and Kapha and Pitta Dosha balancing properties that makes it a safe and soothing ingredient for sensitive skin when used with specific herbs with targeted benefits.

Being rich in protein, Linoleic Acid, Iron, and Vitamin C. C. Sacret lotus is known to:

  • Promote Restoration
  • Soothe inflammation
  • Deliver skin-calming benefits to irritation
  • Reduce the signs of aging
  • Boost the skin’s moisture
  • Give the skin antioxidants

Research also proves that Sacred Lotus is also a youth-promoting agent that helps reduce symptoms like loss of elasticity, acne, pores, wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, etc.

 

3. YASHTIMADHU

A powerful skin protectant, Yashtimadhu has anti-inflammatory, immune-boosting effects. 

Liquorice extract also has demonstrated efficacy in treating atopic dermatitis, an - allergy-related, intensely itchy swelling of the skin. Glycyrrhizin, the main component of Liquorice root, protects against UV-B light induced damage in the context of human melanoma cells.

An extract of  Liquorice called glabridin reduces inflammation resulting from UV light exposure. In fact, when a  Liquorice extract rich in glabridin was applied to the skin before exposure to UV light, it helped prevent the redness and pigmentation that would normally have occurred. 

Liquorice extract also reduces melanin synthesis, suggesting that it may have applications in preventing and fading unsightly “age spots", or areas of hyper-pigmented skin. The depigmentation property of Liquorice is due to its ability to inhibit the tyrosinase activity of melanocytes*  

Interestingly, Yashitmadhu is found to have significant effect on melanogenesis used in sun care. **

 

4. NAGAKESHAR

Nagakeshar or Naga Kinjala gets its name from the snake-shaped filaments in its reddish coloured flowers.

Ancient Ayurvedic texts believe it to have anti-itching properties (Kanduhar). It is also known for being Vishghna or anti-toxins and pacifying Pitta and Kapha doshas.

In a study, solvent extract of Nagakeshar or chestnut flower shows protection against ultraviolet (UV) rays making it a strong candidate for use in cosmetics.* 


5. SAFFRON

While you may know that Saffron is the world’s most expensive spice ever, what makes it priceless though is its uplifting aromatic appeal and skin and health-boosting benefits described in Classical Ayurvedic texts 'Bhavprakash' and ‘Astanga Hridaya’ that talk at length about Saffron’s properties that include:

  • Complexion enhancing
  • Vata, Pitta and Kapha balancing
  • Astanga Hridaya even advises the use of saffron in dry and cold months due to its uber-nourishing and soothing properties.

It also has skin brightening potential.**  In addition to this, Saffron is also rich in Vitamin B2, B3, B6 and works wonders for brightening the skin. In two clinical studies, its anti-pruritic (anti-itching) and complexion promotion effects have been established.***

It also contains more than 150 carotenoid compounds including safranal, zeaxanthin, lycopene and various α- and β-carotenes along with a rich source of riboflavin.****

It also has antioxidant potential and helps prevent oxidative damage.*****  It also promotes wound healing by increasing re-epithelialization.******

Pharmacological activities: Antianxiety, antioxidant, wound healing. Anti-tyrosinase, muscles relaxant, anti-inflammatory, analgesics.*******

 

Try a proven polyherbal formulation with these 5 & other similar targeted ingredients

You may have heard of the above-mentioned ingredients individually or got a chance to even use just a couple of them. May be a sacred lotus mask here or a saffron cream there. But getting the combination right and in the optimum proportion is just as important.

So, should you go source each of these ingredients, paste it, powder it and then create an at-home paste? Well, you could but here’s the easier way!

Go for a polyherbal oil that contains a mix of ingredients!

And to ensure that it delivers effective results, you must scan its ingredient list. Here, you’d notice how some of the most popular face oils contain a large amount of base oil and a very small percentage of herbal formulations.

Or you could go for Ayurvedic formulations!

You must have heard of the popular Kumkumadi oil that brings Kesar-like radiance to the skin? It became hugely popular as Ayurveda’s ultimate “saffron oil” - and despite that popularity, many people never bought this oil again.

Do you know why?

Because its thick consistency made it heavy on the skin. What was worse was how this oil couldn’t be used daily.

Especially for those with sensitive skin, using thick and sticky oils, heavy oils in this case would only aggravate the skin and make it more intolerant and sensitive than ever!

So, should you go back to being scared of your skin tantrums?
Not at all!

We spent years cracking this seemingly impossible situation!

And here’s our “solution”!

A 100% natural, SUPER-LIGHT, chemical-free Ayurvedic facial oil ESPECIALLY FOR SENSITIVE SKIN, that has
❌ NO BLENDING
❌ NO DILUTION OF ACTIVES DERIVED FROM THE HERBS
❌ NO MINERAL OILS
but only pure, potent power to give your sensitive skin the care, nourishment and glow it deserves!

Safranyam Glow-Boosting and Brightening Light Face Oil  by The Ayurveda Experience is a very light-textured Ayurvedic oil for your face.

Enriched with 16+ pure, powerful, glow-boosting herbs that have skin-soothing and anti-inflammatory effects, this polyherbal formulation inspired by a 5000-year-old recipe, is cooked over several days using the ancient Ayurvedic 'Taila Paak Vidhi' and brings undeniable glow in just 3 drops, daily!


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