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Posted by on Aug 15, 2015 in Skincare | 0 comments

Urbanveda skincare – what’s your dosha?

Urbanveda skincare – what’s your dosha?

I love any kind of skincare that’s a bit different to the norm, and that’s why I love Urbanveda products. Not only are they formulated using natural ingredients, cruelty free and contain no parabens or sodium laureth sulphate (SLS), but they have been developed around the principles of Ayurveda. Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine which is based on the idea of balance between all of the bodily systems. Ayurveda states there are three main body types, known as ‘doshas’. These are called Vata, Pitta and Kapha. These doshas express everything about us from our skin type and physical characteristics, to our health and personality traits. Urvanveda has developed four different colour-coded collections of skincare products in synergy with Ayurvedic principles to target the primary skincare requirements of the three doshas. The main concept being to maintain your dosha’s natural balance and help keep skin healthy. I have been trying out three skincare products, two from the Soothing ‘Pitta’ range and one from the Purifying ‘Kapha’ range… Soothing Clarifying Night Cream* –...

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Posted by on Sep 9, 2014 in Skincare | 2 comments

Urban Veda – Purifying Hydrating Toner & Purifying Protecting Night Cream

Urban Veda – Purifying Hydrating Toner & Purifying Protecting Night Cream

Urban Veda’s range of natural skincare is based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda, which originated 5,000 years ago in the Himalayas. Ayurveda promotes the idea of using nature to help live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle – a philosophy that I really admire. Last year I reviewed the Purifying Day Cream which I loved, so Urban Veda recently sent me this duo of Purifying Hydrating Toner* and Purifying Protecting Night Cream* to try out too. The Purifying range is aimed at ‘Kapha’ skins… (normal and oily skins). Purifying Hydrating Toner is a translucent very pale green liquid, the ingredients include aloe vera, witch hazel and neem (a vegetable ingredient pressed from the fruits and seeds of an evergreen Indian tree). The witch hazel is a natural astringent which means that it helps to stop the skin producing as much oil. The toner should be applied on a cotton pad and gently wiped over the face, it can be used morning and night. It has a minty fresh...

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Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Skincare | 1 comment

Urban Veda – Purifying Day Cream

Urban Veda – Purifying Day Cream

I got this small sample of Purifying Day Cream from Urban Veda in my August Glossybox, but it’s taken me up until now to get round to trying it out. Urban Veda’s range of natural skincare is based on the ancient principles of Ayurveda, which originated 5,000 years ago in the Himalayas. Ayurveda promotes the idea of using nature to help live a healthier and more balanced lifestyle – a philosophy that I really admire. All of Urban Veda’s products are free from Genetically Modified ingredients, parabens, artificial colours and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS), and none of their products have undergone animal testing. Plus all of their packaging is both recycled and recyclable. So you can use Urban Veda products safe in the knowledge that you aren’t harming yourself or the environment. Purifying Day Cream is a light, white cream, ingredients include cold-pressed pure Neem oil, healing Witch hazel and refreshing Spearmint. It contains antioxidants to aid healthy skin cell renewal and it has a fairly strong ‘planty’ fragrance. As...

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Posted by on Sep 29, 2013 in Skincare | 1 comment

Pukka Ayurveda – Radiance Serum

Pukka Ayurveda – Radiance Serum

I received this little tube of Radiance Serum from Pukka Ayurveda in my July Glossybox, but it’s taken me a little while to get round to my review. Now before I go any further, I have just read that Pukka is discontinuing its Ayurveda skincare line, so if you’re a fan of their products stock up now! I wonder if Glossybox knew that this product would soon be discontinued when they supplied it in their July box? This revitalising Radiance Serum contains Aloe Vera and Manuka Honey to soothe and refresh the skin, and it is suitable for all skin types. Radiance Serum is a very runny, golden brown sticky lotion with a rather herby fragrance. You apply the serum to your face before your regular moisturiser, I have been applying this product at bedtime. Unlike other serums that I have tried this one makes my skin feel tight after applying, however it is not drying – when I wake up in the morning my skin feels like it...

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