Ayurveda, an ancient system of natural medicine, incorporates a wide range of herbal ingredients. Finding reputable suppliers who carry them is an interesting hunt in itself. I have found my journey of exploring new ingredients and discovering their benefits both enlightening and crucial for my skincare formulas. Finding the direction I want to take with my skincare company has already been a journey and landing on this path has been the most exciting for me.
Here are seven top Ayurvedic ingredients commonly used in skincare and wellness products: (several are already used in our products)
Turmeric (Curcuma longa): Known for its anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric is used to brighten the skin, reduce acne, and soothe various skin conditions.
Neem (Azadirachta indica): Neem is valued for its antibacterial and anti-fungal properties. It's used to treat acne, eczema, and other skin issues.
Aloe Vera (Aloe barbadensis miller): Aloe vera is known for its soothing and moisturizing qualities. It's used to heal wounds, sunburn, and various skin irritations.
Sandalwood (Santalum album): Sandalwood has a calming fragrance and is used in skincare for its anti-aging and skin-soothing properties.
Tulsi (Ocimum sanctum): Also known as holy basil, tulsi is revered for its antibacterial and anti-inflammatory qualities. It's used to treat acne and other skin issues.
Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera): Ashwagandha is an adaptogenic herb used to reduce stress and improve overall well-being. Stress reduction can have positive effects on the skin.
Gotu Kola (Centella asiatica): Gotu kola is used in Ayurveda to support wound healing and to promote healthy, glowing skin.
These Ayurvedic ingredients have been used for centuries for their holistic and natural healing properties and are widely incorporated into various skincare and wellness products around the world. Educating yourself on all of the benefits brings new awareness to selecting the products right for you.