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8 natural skin and hair care products for gift giving this holiday season

This holiday season gift your loved ones the gift of natural beauty sans side effects 

Recently, there has been a greater awareness among the consumers that colorants can be damaging to the skin; petroleum-based oils and synthetic silicones can congested pores Sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS) evaporates moisture; phosphates, which are emulsifiers found in synthetic fragrances, hairsprays and nail polish, can penetrate the skin. Parabaens  interfere with reproduction and are believed to cause cancer in women.

In response to consumers’ increasing concerns and shifting interests, the market for natural and organic beauty products is constantly growing, and brands are ensuring that they contain natural, organic, eco-friendly ingredients in their beauty products. 

Besides this, there is a growing emphasis on cruelty-free beauty products that have not been tested on animals. On the other hand, local brands are also growing in popularity and startups are emphasizing the benefits of Ayurveda and vegan initiatives that are eco-friendly and skin-friendly.

There is a wide range of cosmetic products available from the brands we’ve listed, including face packs, moisturizers, hair oils, bathing soaps and sunscreen, all with their natural attributes and the assurance that their beauty benefits are not accompanied by any side effects. 

The Wisdom of Nature in a Box

Celebrations are best shared with family and friends, with togetherness and bonding, as well as celebrating with rituals. Kama celebrates the holiday season with ancient customs,  keeps festivity connected with ancient culture and roots and announces a unique edition of gift boxes that reflect thoughtful gestures. These boxes are Akashini Haircare Box consisting of Bringadi hair cleanser, Bringadi Hair Oil, Himalayan Deodar Hair conditioner, Rose Jasmine Hair Conditioner and Neem comb. Gifting edition also offers a KUMKUM SKINCARE BOX consisting of Suvarna, Kumkumadi scrub, rose water, and Kumkumadi serum. 

Self-love through Ayurveda

In the Amrutam Self Love Gift Box, there are more than 100 herbal Ayurvedic hair and skin care remedies. The DIY hair spa includes Triphala, Bhringraj, Eucalyptus oil, and Balchhad. Regrowth is promoted, reducing hair whitening and inhibiting graying. Box also contains Hair Therapy shampoo and conditioner having Reetha, Vibhitaki, and Bhringraj for hair growth and prevention of premature greying and dandruff. For skin, Box also has A Lotus, Chironji, and Devdaru infused body cream inspired by wildflowers and forest, In addition to improving skin elasticity, it reduces wrinkles, brown spots, and fine lines. The Amrutam Face Clean-Up deeply cleanses pores and removes dirt from the skin. The antibacterial properties prevent acne and dark spots.

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Clean, innovative skincare

The Clinic Dermatech skincare line is powered by over 15 years of experience using Indian skin. 

In keeping with its strong commitment to providing potent and result-driven products, CIEL does not formulate with Sulfates, Parabens, Phthalates, Mineral oils, Alcohol, Formaldehyde, Triclosan, or Animal derivatives. Moreover, it is 100% Vegan and Cruelty Free. Collection for the season includes Anti-Ageing, Anti-Pollution, Skin Brightening and Sun Defence among others, all feature multi-tasking skincare products that work for all skin types.

Skin care for brides 

Keeping up with the stress and nervousness of the wedding festivities and the lavish shopping experience that a bride goes through makes skin care a big challenge. Azafran, a homegrown 100% natural and vegan personal care brand , promises beautiful skin within minutes. Azafran’s multipurpose line created   specifically for brides this wedding season will make you feel like your most feminine and beautiful self. The bride to be’s guide to a sustainable beauty routine contains every day gentle face scrub by Azafran which exfoliates with jojoba beads, coconut shell powder and the power of AHAs skin brightening face wash formulated with 5 naturally derived fruit extracts and enriched with AHAs and salicylic acid. To complete the routine, mist your face with illuminating dewy face mist, holding it six inches away from your face. The organic facial toner replenishes your skin’s moisture, giving it a glow that is energising and rejuvenating.

Taking lux organic beauty to the next level 

This holiday season Indulgeo Essentials offers an ethical range of organic skin and hair care products. The products address common skin and hair problems, such as alopecia, skin inflammation, scarring, sun damage, pigmentation, anti-aging, and hair loss. Among their many botanical products, some of the bestselling concoctions are as follows: Brow Bro : Brow Bro is India’s first chemical-free brow product. Borrow Grow: strengthens sparse areas, adds fullerenes, and prevents breakage. ‘Hermoso Body Oil’ and ‘Rose Gold Daily Oil’: Pure 24K Gold flakes give this oil the aura of organic luxury. It’s a lightweight anti-aging moisturiser.

Take a natural route to skincare

This holiday season, make a conscious effort to revitalise your senses and feel rejuvenated with natural and herbal products. Khadi Natural has developed a Refreshing Bath Kit that consists of a natural herbal rose water soap with anti-inflammatory and mild antiseptic properties. The Chandan Haldi soap is made of 100% natural ingredients and has antibacterial and antifungal properties to protect you against bacteria and fungal infections. The soap is a natural solution for acne and is also rich in vitamin E, keeping skin supple and glowing. The Face Scrub with Aloevera (SLS/paraben free) contains Rose extract, Apricot and Walnut exfoliating scrub. 

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There are herbs & essential oils present in Amla & Bhringraj Hair Cleanser that have the ability to treat thin, rough, and oily hair. 

A Natural Skin Detox

Atulya Herbals has launched a bamboo charcoal foaming facial wash that neutralizes free radicals. The Activated organic bamboo charcoal foaming face wash removes bacteria, toxins. pollutants, dirt and various microparticles that adhere to the skin. The face wash achieves a flawless complexion and fights acne, reduces skin damage caused by pollution and sunlight

Rekindle your love for vegan makeup

Give the gift of cruelty-free and sustainable cosmetics this holiday season. Instead of chemical-laden products, choose Boss Lady Cosmetic, India’s first vegan, cruelty-free, and sustainable makeup brand which offers its Play Stix collection to give you that festive glow. This vegan, cruelty-free cosmetic series provides a wide variety of shades supported by matte and metallic pay-offs that fit into your vanities and are suitable for application on your eyelids, lips, face, or body. Essentially, their products have dense pigments, creamy and smooth – exactly the type that is going to rekindle your love for makeup. You can let your imagination run wild with these PlayStix. Just pout pretty!  

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