Everyone loves radiant, glowing skin. The secret of a healthy glow lies in healthy skin that is soft and radiant. There are a plethora of products in the market that promise radiant and soft skin free from acne, wrinkles, dark spots, and other problems. However, people today prefer products that are natural. An organic, herbal product that is pure and safe is also most effective in achieving healthy, balanced skin.
Are you looking for skincare products that are derived from nature? Kerala Ayurveda presents a natural Kumkumadi Thailam (Oil) that is made from nature’s reserve of healing herbs and botanicals. Now maintaining natural glowing, radiant, and healthy skin is made easy with Kumkumadi Thailam (Oil).
The ingredients Chandana, Kamal Kesar, and Manjistha occur naturally. The correct formulation in the right proportion encourages natural glow and smoothness of the skin. Ayurvedic beauty products by Kerala Ayurveda will help you embrace your inner radiance and make you confident in your skin.
Kumkumadi Oil from Kerala
Kumkumadi oil is an Ayurvedic oil that when used regularly on your skin helps to nourish it. This results in radiant and soft skin that is healthy. Kerala Ayurveda’s Kumkumadi Oil is a wellness supplement prepared as per formulations documented in the Ayurvedic texts. Kerala Ayurveda acquires all the herbs from authentic and sustainable sources.
The herbs are used to prepare the oil as per the formulations prescribed in the ancient Ayurvedic texts. They are tested in the lab to verify both potency and purity. There are many Ayurvedic products in the market. Kerala Ayurveda’s products stand out thanks to our 75 years of experience in this sector and our focus on quality and purity.
The name of this product Kumkumadi comes from Kumkuma, an Ayurvedic herb referred to as Crocus sativus. The herb is grown mainly in the hilly regions of Kashmir. Also known as saffron, it is traditionally used to prepare herbal face packs to improve skin tone and help treat skin conditions.
Chandana (Pterocarpus santalinus) is commonly known as sandalwood. The oil from this tree has been used to make fragrances and soaps. In Ayurveda, Chandana oil helps to improve skin tone and complexion. It helps in softening skin and can help you get rid of dark spots.
Manjistha is Rubia cordifolia, also known as Indian madder, a blood-purifying herb. It has a powerful effect on the skin, helping it maintain a youthful appearance.
Kamal Kesar (Nelumbo nucifera) is an Ayurvedic herb made from the lotus plant. It has proven effects on improving skin tone and texture. It is also used in the treatment of skin diseases.
How to use Kumkumadi Oil for skincare
Kumkumadi oil is an Ayurvedic beauty product containing the goodness of nature. The pure and natural ingredients that it contains help to nourish your skin and keep it healthy. Regularly massaging your skin with this oil helps to keep it soft and makes it radiant. Apply on clean skin and gently massage upwards. It can be used under makeup as a moisturizer or sunblock.
It’s a chemical-free alternative for all skin types and can help you keep it radiant and soft. Take your first natural step towards healthy and radiant skin with Ayurveda. Let your inner radiance brighten up the world every day.
Ayurveda and skincare
Ayurveda and skincare
Ayurveda promotes a holistic approach to wellness, whether it is for improving health, managing an imbalance, or general skincare. Ayurveda is an ancient wellness system with origins in India. This is a medical science based on ancient texts written by sages and is believed to be a gift of the Gods. The practice uses herbs and oils, and lifestyle changes to help you achieve inner radiance, which naturally reflects outward.
In Ayurveda, skincare depends on the skin type, which is defined by the Dosha – the Ayurvedic term for the primary functioning energy. Ayurveda uses the concept of Vata, Pitta, and Kapha Dosha to explain the cause of diseases, disorders, and health conditions. Skin can also be classified as belonging to one of the three types:
Vata skin: Here the skin tends to be dry and rough. The outer layer is likely to be thin and it can cause wrinkles and other signs of aging. Improper diet, exposure to harsh weather, and lack of water intake make the skin dry and this leads to many skin diseases. Vata requires the nourishment of the skin to moisturize it and create glowing skin.
Pitta skin: This type of skin is oily, fair or reddish, may have freckles, and tends to get inflamed easily. Improper food, stress, and other toxins cause skin inflammation and disorders like acne. It is important to treat the Pitta skin by detoxifying it and cleansing it. This can help in creating an attractive complexion.
Kapha skin: Kapha skin is oily. It is thick and usually smooth. The excess oil can affect not just the appearance but can also cause clogging of skin pores. This makes the Kapha skin easily susceptible to whiteheads, acne, and other such skin problems. An active lifestyle is recommended to treat the Kapha skin, along with other ayurvedic medicines that help in getting rid of toxins to maintain skin tone.
In Ayurveda, once the skin type is determined then appropriate skincare regimens are suggested to reduce the ill-effects of the Dosha. These treatments help to restore balance and create a glowing skin tone. Some of the Ayurvedic treatments used include:
- Using herbal face packs to help improve skin smoothness.
- Ayurvedic supplements to be taken orally to help manage imbalances.
- Drink plenty of water to keep the skin hydrated.
- Consume a diet that is suitable for the skin type to prevent skin problems.
- Consume foods rich in Omega-3 fatty acids and having good fats to keep the skin elastic.
- Exfoliate the skin using natural ingredients and follow a regular routine for skincare to ensure the skin remains healthy and well-nourished.
- Practice Yoga to improve blood circulation, which nourishes the skin and makes it soft and glowing naturally.
- Meditation has proven anti-aging effects and is recommended to improve your complexion from the inside out.
- Use of Ayurvedic oils like Kumkumadi Oil for massaging the skin to help improve its tone.
Q1. What is Kumkumadi Oil?
A1. Kumkumadi Oil is a traditional Ayurveda product that has been described in the ancient Ayurvedic texts Ashtanga Hridayam and Bhaisajya ratnavali. It is a formulation made from various Ayurvedic herbs in a base of sesame oil and milk. It is made from natural ingredients such as saffron, lotus, licorice, Indian madder, turmeric, and other herbs. The properties of all these herbs make this oil one of the best natural skin-care products that enhance the natural luster of skin. The oil is to be massaged on the skin daily to nourish the skin and make it naturally radiant.
Q2. What is the use of Kumkumadi Oil?
A2. Kumkuma in Kumkumadi Oil is the Sanskrit synonym for saffron. This herb is one of the well-known herbs that improve the natural radiance of skin and has been used for centuries as a part of Ayurveda for skin care and in various Ayurvedic cosmetics. The oil is antioxidant in nature, which helps rejuvenate skin cells. It is one of the most popular Ayurvedic skincare products that help in improving natural skin tone and moisturizing the skin.
Q3. Does Kumkumadi Oil improve skin health?
A3. Kumkumadi Oil is used to support natural skin complexion and tone. The ingredients in Kumkumadi oil help the skin rejuvenate and promote healthy skin.
Q4. Can we use Kumkumadi Oil daily?
A4. Yes, you can use Kumkumadi Oil daily. Since the oil contains saffron, it is advisable not to use the oil during day times as there is a possibility of increased tanning. The oil can be used at night. Always do a patch test to rule out allergic reactions to any of the ingredients used in the formulation. You can start off by using it on alternate days and once you have made this a routine, you can start using it every day. Apply two to three drops of the oil on the skin and massage it gently in a circular fashion. You need to ideally leave the oil overnight for the best effect. If you want to wash it off, wait for 15 to 20 minutes for the oil to start working before washing it with water. Consult an expert if you have experienced a history of skin-related allergies in the past.
Q5. Is Kumkumadi Oil suitable for oily or acne-prone skin?
A5. Yes, you can use Kumkumadi Oil if you have oily skin, however, don’t go overboard with the quantity. Use only one-two drops and wash off at least within 15-20 minutes. People with acne-prone skin should avoid using it.
Q6. I notice reddish residue on the dropper and bottle of Kumkumadi Oil. Is it safe to use?
A6. The product is made with real herbs and herbal formulations change color over time or might leave a residue. As it has real saffron, you might see reddish residue on the container. The product efficacy and safety however remains the same. Always shake Kumkumadi oil before use.