Because the skin's natural defence system gets weaker as you get older, the way it gets affected by chemical formulations is even worse than when you're young.
Certain chemical formulations may even have a steroidal effect, meaning they may make your skin look temporarily enhanced but can cause much larger long-term damage, particularly if your skin is thinner, weaker.
No face oil should contain ANY preservative, additive or chemical because if it's pure, it doesn't need any of this - since oil itself IS a preservative.
Many "natural" products will actually be just "some" natural extracts in a mostly chemical base or with additives/silicon/diluting agent/fragrance.
Therefore, turning to 100% natural, herbal solutions, (in fact, a particular category of herbal solutions if you need more targeted solutions, explained in point 3), is a very good option.
2. Use formulations that have specific herbs for specific needs
1. Menopausal skin prone to heat: Calming herbs like Vetiver, Sandalwood, Flame of the Forest
2. Dry skin: Sacred Lotus, Rose, Indian Barberry, Licorice
3. Dull skin: Saffron, Lodhra, Lemon, Butter Tree Bark, Licorice, Wild Himalayan Cherry
4. Acne prone skin: Lodhra, Indian Madder (Manjishtha), Turmeric, Indian Barberry
5. Uneven complexion: Wild Himalayan Cherry, Saffron
6. Pores: Black Mustard
7. For firming: Black Mustard, Inula Racemosa, Beauty Berry (Priyangu)
8. Irritated Skin: Indian Rose-Chestnut (Naagchampa), Flame of the Forest (Palashphool), Indian Bay Leaf, Nut Grass
Recently gaining more popularity here in the West, Ayurvedic oils have existed for about 5000 years! Ayurveda (AH-YOUR-WAY-DAH) is an over-5000-year-old sister science of yoga which is a whole discipline of its own that combines herbology, biology, psychology, yoga and more to provide natural solutions for a healthy life.
Pure Ayurvedic skincare can be very powerful because it uses a number of highly effective exotic herbs in a unique way - by cooking into specific base oils.
While Ayurvedic face oils are good for any age, for mature skin, Ayurvedic oils can be exceptionally beneficial because:
(a) they're chemical free
(b) they have specific herbs that naturally produce youth-boosting, firming, fine-tuning, glow enhancing effects and
(c) they provide older skin with natural moisture and stability, comparable to the skin's own oils when it is young. As we age, Ayurvedic oils make for a more powerful replacement for the skin's natural oil that keeps it bright, soft and youthful.
4. Use just 3 to 4 drops.
Oils, and particularly Ayurvedic oils, have far more powerful benefits when used correctly. Because they can be so powerful, too much is not needed. Less is more when it comes to Ayurvedic face oils.
According to Ayurveda, the human body is naturally inclined to follow Circadian Rhythms or the rhythms of nature. Different functions take over the body at different times of the day. From 10:00 pm to 2:00 am, the body begins transformative, restorative processes. If the skin is fed with healthy, nutritive herbs, the skin too will rejuvenate itself with zing and you will wake up for radiant morning skin.
KEY: A quick 5-minute face massage can do wonders for your skin. Not only would it enhance blood circulation, helping it look youthful, but it will also help the oil penetrate even better.
We have all been tempted by the promises of face oils, but how do we decide what works for us?
The whole idea behind iYURA is that women shouldn't have to give in to fake promises or get temporary results. Women should not have to resort to makeup to hide their natural beauty. Women should not have to depend on chemicals or "partially-natural" products to bring out the best of themselves —especially in their 50s, 60s, 70s and beyond.
You should be able to simplify your skincare routine, use no more than 2 things and spend no more than 5 minutes to let your true self look stunning. You should also not be forced to choose a product that's not truly natural but only promises to be so.
You should also not end up getting something that may be natural but doesn't work!
That's why The Ayurveda Experience, one of the largest Ayurveda-focused websites in the US, decided to bring to you 100% natural, 100% safe Ayurvedic face oils from iYURA that are what they say they are, and actually give powerful results!
Just 2 face oils that work in just 3-4 DROPS a day can replace all the moisturizers, pore appearance minimizers, glow boosters, youth-enhancers and whatnot in your skincare bag!
iYURA products come in amber glass bottles to protect the oil from direct light. But that's not all, just the packaging in which our products are sent (particularly the Day & Night Duo) is an amazing experience in itself!
iYURA Kesaradi® Oil, the day oil, is fantastic to give an immediate glow, soften the skin instantly, provide the skin with moisture and make it come alive, nourished with the powerful effects of Saffron - the world's most expensive spice, Rose, Turmeric, Lodhra, Sacred Lotus, Indian Bay Leaf and a total of 19 Ayurvedic ingredients with about 16 exotic herbs.
This oil is the most perfect moisturizer for dry, dull skin, irritable skin or skin that sensitive to harsh chemicals. It also provides for a pleasant experience as it has rose essential oil so smells like a subtle, earthy infusion of rose and saffron with an almost petrichor-like bottom note! MESMERIZING!
iYURA Manjish Glow Elixir® is a night-time elixir which is very concentrated and produces powerful results, is aroma-free, has no essential oils and contains Indian Madder - a herb known for its purifying, toning, youth-boosting effects, Lemon and Licorice for brightening, and Butter Tree Bark for softening the skin as the key herbs.
This oil is light, a perfect moisturizer for those going through adult acne/menopausal breakouts, great to give a clearer appearance to the skin, reduce the appearance of pores and blemishes, enhance the appearance of the skin around the mouth, the cheeks, the eyes and the forehead too.
The Ayurveda Experience, one of the largest Ayurveda-focused platforms in the US, brought together a team of Ayurveda Experts, Ph.D. scholars, research scientists, and legal experts to provide the highest quality Ayurvedic products to a modern western audience to solve their problems today, naturally and effectively.
In the US, there are either no high-quality products available, or those products do not comply with US-specific regulations and needs, or the products are only Ayurveda-inspired and not truly Ayurvedic...
Just a pinch of turmeric doesn't make something Ayurvedic - Ayurveda is a whole science that considers the quality of herbs, the way they're prepared for cooking, the temperature at which the oils must be cooked, the best methodology and procedures for cooking the oil and more...
This science has existed for years, but never before was it brought forward in the way iYURA does today.
One of the biggest mistakes middle-aged women make is using foundation, concealers and other coverage makeup, which, instead of covering, end up making lines look even more pronounced, and skin look crepey and cakey and feels dry.
The best solution is NOT to find another cover-up, but to make your natural skin look and feel and be SO GOOD that you don't need or want to hide it anymore!
iYURA products do just that - they provide a long-term, healthy solution to problems like:
In early 2014, The Ayurveda Experience forayed into the space of Ayurveda especially formulated for the US through a very unique brand: iYURA.
iYURA brought the beauty of ancient culture and tradition along with the scientific principles that the science of Ayurveda was based upon in a unique way.
iYURA products stand out in a crowd of skincare products and brands not only due to the way they look, but also because of the way they make their users look! The strongest 'USP' of iYURA products is that they work!
Thousands of women across the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand are totally loving using iYURA!
- Linda B.
"This face oil is amazing! I honestly don’t want to go a day without it now. I immediately put my other face oil (which I previously loved!) aside after trying this one and haven’t looked back. It gives me a glow that doesn't compare to other face oils, which I notice immediately and lasts all day while keeping my skin soft and moisturized. I’ve been using it for a little over a month now and definitely don’t wear as much makeup anymore - I just don’t feel like I need it! I also love the smell. I have no bad things to say about it." — Mary V.
"Love this oil so much! My skin feels softer, smoother and looks clearer after just a couple of weeks of use. ... I'm always a little nervous about face oils, and never end up liking them enough to repurchase. This one just absorbs so well into my skin and the difference is definitely noticeable. I'll definitely repurchase (though it looks like this bottle will last for quite awhile)." — Rachel
"Best oil used so far!
I have been suffering with dry red skin with occasional breakouts and red hives on my cheeks. I have tried countless products and oils that led to irritation or clogging of pores that led to acne on dry skin! I purchased the day and night oil and have been using them for about 3 weeks. LOVE THIS PRODUCT! Very nourishing and does not irritate the skin at all. Smells great and absorbs nicely." - Kayleen P
"I have used many natural face creams and face oils and nothing compares to this one. It absorbs perfectly and makes your skin feel well moisturizer and not greasy. It’s a fantastic product!" - Rachel D.
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We also never test our products on animals.
Anyone can have allergies. If you have any discomfort or a rash develops, discontinue use and consult your physician.