Ayurveda is a largely untapped resource for some of the best beauty secrets in the world. True to the principles of Ayurveda, Ayurvedic beauty products are designed to balance the body inside and out. Products are formulated with unique ingredients for each distinct constitution. One of the most important aspects of Ayurvedic beauty products is that all ingredients must be edible. The skin absorbs everything that is put on it, so ingredients should not introduce any toxins into the body.
There are many Ayurvedic beauty products available, but the best companies use organic, biologically active ingredients that are never tested on animals. I chose my four favorite brands that meet those criteria and are proven to be effective. All are developed by knowledgeable individuals who are trained in Ayurvedic medicine or who consult with practitioners on product development.
Once you make the move to Ayurvedic beauty products, you will never want to go back the conventional route. Organic, living, edible ingredients provide a unique experience that just can’t be found elsewhere. I love all of these products and I hope you will too!
Top 4 Ayurvedic Beauty Brands
Pratima beauty products are created by Dr. Pratima Raichur, who is an Ayurvedic physician, chemist, and botanist. All of the products are handmade by Dr. Pratima and are composed entirely of roots, flowers, fruits, plants, herbs, and minerals. Every product is synergistically blended to balance each unique constitution and individual skin type. The website even allows you to browse by dosha, for an individualized experience.
Designed to treat the real source of skin issues, rather than just mask symptoms, Pratima skin products are unbeatable. They are also guaranteed to be cruelty-free, and are sold in recyclable glass packaging, making Pratima an essential part of your Ayurvedic beauty routine.
Neem Rose Face Sunscreen – I have a hard time finding safe face sunscreen that works and doesn’t leave a thick white layer on my skin. Made with non-nano zinc oxide, neem, shatavari, and other extracts and essential oils, this is an excellent option.
Age Delay Serum – This serum is designed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, boost collagen production, and repair sun damage. It is composed of antioxidant botanicals, including shatavari and brahmi.
Arya Essentials is an all-natural, luxury skin care collection based on Ayurvedic principles. The founders of Arya Essentials have a passion for holistic medicine that is evident in the quality of their products. They embrace the three pillars of beauty: outer beauty, inner beauty, and lasting beauty. Products are not formulated specifically for each dosha, and each is tri-doshic and balancing to all constitutions.
A great deal of care and consideration go into the formulations for each product. Arya Essentials works closely with a team of Ayurvedic doctors to create safe, healing, and effective formulas. All products are organic, wild-crafted, biologically active, and cruelty-free.
Face Oil – Designed to improve uneven skin tone and promote a youthful glow, this face oil uses Tulsi and Brahmi. It boosts collagen production and smooths fine lines and wrinkles, making it a powerful anti-aging powerhouse.
Intensive Eye Cream – Arya’s eye cream is specially formulated with a blend of active botanicals to reduce and prevent fine lines and wrinkles in the delicate eye area. It is intended to be used as an overnight cream, working to hydrate the tissues around the eyes while you sleep.
Sundara Holistic was created by Kiera Nachman, an Ayurvedic practitioner based in New York City. Conventional beauty products rarely embrace the individualized approach necessary for providing effective and nourishing skin care for all skin and body types. Sundara Holistic skincare products are individually formulated for each constitution. There are wonderful, nourishing options for everyone, each full of plant enzymes and living ingredients to help you heal from the inside out.
Eczema * Psoriasis Facial Treatment – This serum is full of balancing and nourishing oils that help to cool the skin and heal facial eczema and psoriasis.
Tridoshic Face Serum – Whether you are predominantly Vata, Pitta, or Kapha, this serum works to restore balance to the skin. It helps to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, repairs skin damage, and supports cell renewal.
Rasasara is an Australian-based company founded by Sonia Lloyd, whose experience with the healing power of Ayurveda led her to create hand-made organic formulations. Rasasara offers products that are formulated for each constitution, as well as tri-doshic options that can be used for those with any constitution. Products are cruelty-free and made from nourishing organic ingredients.
Aloe Serum – Rasa aloe serum is suitable for all skin types. It works to slow premature aging, cool inflammation, and heal acne, eczema, and rashes.
Eye Gel and Makeup Remover – It can be difficult to find a safe, non-toxic, and effective makeup remover. This makeup remover doubles as an eye gel and is composed of safe, healing oils such as coconut and jojoba.
Makeup and More Beauty Products
100% Pure is my favorite safe, natural cosmetic brand. Though not strictly Ayurvedic, 100% Pure’s makeup is made from edible, plant-based ingredients and is free of harmful toxins. All colors are derived from fruit and do not contain heavy metals such as lead, a common contaminant in lipstick and other cosmetics. All products are 100% cruelty free and never tested on animals.
Fruit Pigmented Lip Glaze – Composed primarily of avocado butter and cocoa butter, this lip glaze nourishes the lips. It is colored with a variety of fruit pigments, including cherry, plum, blueberry, and tomato.
BB Cream – The sun protection in this BB cream comes from zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which are safe alternatives to chemical sunscreens. Aloe extract and lavender oil help to calm the skin, and fruit extracts provide a slight tint.
Banyan Botanicals is an incredible company with a wide array of Ayurveda guides and products. They are not a beauty brand, but they make one of my all-time favorite beauty products. Banyan’s Beauty Balm is an incredibly nourishing cream that promotes beauty both internally and externally. Ghee forms the base of this beauty balm. It is infused with ashwagandha and shatavari, which help rejuvenate tissues on the face and anywhere else on the body. Beauty Balm is extremely versatile and is an excellent option for use as an eye cream, lip balm, hand cream, and moisturizer for the entire body. It is especially wonderful for healing thick, cracked skin on elbows, knees, and heels.
I hope you enjoy these products as much as I do! Do you have any favorite Ayurvedic beauty brands? I would love to hear your thoughts, ideas, and opinions in the comments!