When we honour mother nature, we honour ourselves.
This Native American saying provided much inspiration for our new skincare collection, The Ritual of Namaste. But which natural range is right for your current skin condition? Read on to find out.
Healthy hydration starts here
Take a look in the mirror and examine your skin. Do you notice flakiness and irritated, dry patches? After cleansing it, does it sometimes feel tight? This is a sign that your skin is losing too much moisture—which, given what your skin has to endure every single day—isn’t so hard to understand.
The Hydrate range from The Ritual of Namaste would be the best place to start, as it was designed to improve the moisture balance of the skin and preserve its youthful look. The natural ingredient featured in this collection is Indian rose, known and widely used since ancient times. A staple of the Indian health system of Ayurveda, the water that Indian rose produces has intensely hydrating properties, making it an ideal way to moisturise your skin naturally.
Reveal your inner glow
Maybe you spend a lot of time in the sun or you’re simply at the age where crow’s feet and fine lines begin to appear. Either way, if your skin seems to be displaying the first signs of aging, you want to do everything you can to diminish what’s already there and prevent new wrinkles from forming.
The Glow range contains products that were specifically developed to infuse your skin with radiance, visibly smoothing fine lines. How does it do this? By using saffron flower, otherwise known as “the red gold of the East.” Saffron flower contains antioxidants, which are essential for protecting the skin against the production of free radicals that damage skin cells. Alongside this, saffron flower has anti-wrinkle properties, which can help delay the aging process.
Get a natural facelift
As you get older, your start to produce less collagen, which is the main structural protein found in skin. If you examine your skin and it seems looser than before, this is a sign that it’s losing its elasticity because of a collagen deficiency. Often, this looser skin is accompanied by deeper expression lines.
The Ageless range was designed with mature skin in mind, consisting of firming and lifting formulas for ultimate rejuvenation. The natural ingredient that contributes the most to this is gotu kola, a member of the parsley family. It is rich in triterpene saponins, a chemical compound known to tighten and firm the skin. Gotu kola is therefore considered a great ingredient to promote rejuvenation thanks to its anti-aging properties.
It’s okay to be a bit sensitive
During puberty, most of us experience problem skin: blemishes, redness and other irritations that are a result of hormonal changes in the body. Those of us who are unlucky enough to still have these issues into adulthood are said to have sensitive skin, prone to inflammation and breakouts.
That’s why The Ritual of Namaste includes the Sensitive range, consisting of a day and night cream designed to calm and balance the skin. Because the products are alcohol and fragrance free, they’re safer for sensitive skin. The creams feature the natural ingredient white water lily, which grows in calm waters and is a symbol for serenity. It contains anti-inflammatory properties and has a soothing effect on special skin.
The natural, one-size-fits-all skincare ingredient
All of the above ranges have one natural ingredient in common: holy lotus. No matter what your skin’s condition, holy lotus can help—which is why it’s featured in the Purify range, the cleansing line from The Ritual of Namaste that is suitable for all skin types.
Holy lotus is considered one of the most sacred plants in India, and like Indian rose, is also used a lot in Ayurveda. It is a symbol of purity, beauty and wisdom and contains caring properties that benefit all skin, leaving a refreshing feeling.
Take the test
Now that you’ve received some guidelines about which range is best for your skin, check out our online skincare test for more specific advice about which products from the range will best help you unveil your natural beauty. Discover your ideal skincare routine, and of course, namasté.