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Samaya Ayurveda Range | Skincare Review

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Ayurveda. Have you ever heard of it before? If not let me tell you a little bit about it before I talk about this skincare system which is free from parabens and synthetics, and boast a unique aroma that brings calm and serenity through the SAMAYA experience.

What is Ayurveda?

Ayurveda is considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science. In Sanskrit, Ayurveda means “The Science of Life.” Ayurvedic knowledge originated in India more than 5,000 years ago and is often called the “Mother of All Healing.” It stems from the ancient Vedic culture and was taught for many thousands of years in an oral tradition from accomplished masters to their disciples. Some of this knowledge was set to print a few thousand years ago, but much of it is inaccessible. The principles of many of the natural healing systems now familiar in the West have their roots in Ayurveda, including Homeopathy and Polarity Therapy.

My Dosha. Kapha.

Laidback and easy-going with a stable, steady energy level. Often has a strong physical frame but can be lethargic or apathetic if out of balance. Takes a relaxed, reasonable approach to life and can be compassionate, gentle and kind. Skin is usually thick and pale, can be radiant and glowing, but with clogged pores or excess oil when out of balance.

Kapha Dosha Hydrating Cleanser (£59 100ml)

I am a huge, huge fan of cleansing. when I get asked about skin care routines I always recommend double cleansing as a must in the evenings, subsequently, I use a lot of cleansers.  This hydrating cleanser has been formulated with botanicals such as sandalwood, Vetivert oil and Frankincense which first of all smell amazing, a really natural & earthy fragrance. For me personally, I didn’t find it amazing for removing makeup so I used it as a second cleanse. Applying onto dry (ish) skin I massaged it in circular motions usually from the centre of my face out as it helps with facial drainage to lymph nodes. I happily massaged around the eyes with no irritation before removing with a lukewarm flannel. I do really like this cleanser however if you are a little sensitive to fragrance this & essential oils this may cause irritation on the skin.

Kapha Dosha Renewing Exfoliant (£59 50ml)

This is an enzyme exfoliant which means no grainy bits scrubbing and damaging the epidermis (the outer most layer of your skin). 2-3 times per week apply a couple of pumps of the exfoliator onto dry skin. Give it a good massage in and then leave for up to 20 minutes before removing with a damp flannel again or beauty sponges, whatever you prefer. Even after one use, My skin was really soft to touch with a lovely healthy glow.  I didn’t feel it irritate my skin in the slightest which can occasionally happen when I’m going hell for leather with a manual exfoliant. This would be a great product for those who dislike a grainy exfoliator however again do be careful with the essential oils in this range, to those with hypersensitive skin, you may find this to be a little heavily scented. I personally love the smell.

The packaging for the Samaya product is just gorgeous. All of the beautifully presented glass bottles come in a protected tube with is all recyclable. Due to the glass bottle, I would probably look at decanting the product into smaller bottles for travel as they are fairly heavy, but the matte glass pump bottles look beautiful on my dressing table, which let’s face it, we all love a well-packaged.  product.


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