“My skin is aging and ordinary creams and serums seem no longer effective on its dullness and uneven tone. What should I do?”
Promises that claim to repair wrinkles, fade sun spots or hyperpigmentation, or to magically make large pores disappear to reveal "porcelain skin" can leave all of us wanting, needing that shiny new product.
And with more and more skincare ‘actives’ like AHA, BHA, retinol, peptides, ceramides, hyaluronic acid or niacinamide – each promising more results than the other – we're left switching from serum to serum and from one cream to the next.
We’ve seen it all... for decades, since our 20s, we’ve seen hundreds of brands and thousands of skincare ads. Celebrity endorsements, the next “big thing” in skincare, dermatologist-approved, even DNA-altering scientifically developed formulations.
None of them seem to deliver what they promise.
Sure, those fancy creams might work for a 25-year-old who needs some help with a couple of pimples.
But for our mature skin that has gone through years of:
... it seems like ordinary creams and serum are no longer effective.
As we age, our skin loses the ability to renew itself (collagen) and its bounce (elasticity), and after 40, 50 or 60 years, we can’t expect our skin to look as firm, tight and taut as it did in our 20s.
But why do skincare companies fail to accept this? They continue to over-promise and under-deliver.
Are our expectations simply... too high?
Not at all!
If you’ve ever heard of Ayurveda (the Ancient Science of Life that originated in India over 5000 years ago), you’ll know that this holistic system of medicine has a large focus on self-care and rejuvenation.
Many routines and practices in Ayurveda are made specifically to keep our skin looking and feeling young – and what makes Ayurveda so special is that it actually focuses on long-term, sustainable results rather than short-term effects.
The earliest mentions of Ayurveda in ancient books and texts date back to over 5000 years ago. That means that the Ayurvedic self-care routines and skincare formulations we know today, have been around for literally thousands of years. If the test of time doesn’t prove how effective they are... well, what does?!
So according to Ayurveda, here aRE 5 UNDENIABLE REASONS WHY YOUR ORDINARY CREAMS AND LOTIONS NO LONGER WORK ON DULLNESS AND UNEVEN SKIN TONE OF MATURE, AGING SKIN:
1. Products Are Focused On Only 1 Skin ‘Problem’ And
Don’t Focus On The ENTIRE Skin’s Health
Have a look at what the top 4 bestselling "anti-aging" products "promise" to do:
Most of us want, well, ALL of those results, and so, we may end up layering one on top of the other.
But why is 1 product restricted to only 1 skin problem? Why does it sound so unrealistic to us that a moisturizer could actually work on all skin problems, for all skin types?
The mere idea of an all-rounder moisturizer makes us think "it’s not high quality". Why have skincare companies put this idea in our head? Is it simply to make us buy more and more products and spend our hard-earned money on 5 products instead of on 1?
(Disclaimer: yes, sometimes we actually want targeted products when our skin is going through an imbalance like for example acne. We need targeted ingredients to address the inflammation that is acne - but in this article, we’re talking about a daily moisturizer to achieve healthy skin.)
Speaking of imbalances: Ayurveda has a refreshing explanation for these skin imbalances. Ayurveda recognizes that there are 5 elements in nature: Air, Water, Fire, Earth, and Space. These elements make up 3 ‘doshas’ or bio-elements: Vata, Pitta and Kapha.
Vata consists of the elements of air and space. Its qualities are: light, dry, cool, rough.
In our skin, Vata shows itself as dryness, dehydration, roughness, flakiness, pronounced wrinkles and fine lines.
Pitta consists of the elements of fire and water. Its qualities are: hot, sharp, light, liquid.
In our skin, Pitta shows itself as redness, inflammation like acne, and reactive skin.
Kapha consists of the elements of water and earth. Its qualities are: heavy, slow, smooth, soft, unctuous.
In our skin, Kapha shows itself as (excess) oil, soft, juicy skin, large open pores and congestion like blackheads.
Kind of makes sense, doesn’t it?
When one or more of these doshas are imbalanced, their qualities are more pronounced.
How does that translate into skincare?
To bring those imbalances back into a healthy balance, we need to counter the dosha imbalance with its opposite qualities.
When skincare products are meant to have anti-aging effects, they’re going to target Vata dosha (dryness, wrinkles, sagginess) through opposite ingredients that have nourishing, warming qualities.
If products are meant to fight acne, they’re going to target Pitta dosha (inflammation) through opposite ingredients that have cooling qualities.
If products are meant to fight excess oil, they're going to target Kapha dosha through ingredients that are light and dry in nature.
And the beauty of the Science of Ayurveda is that it discovered how to balance all doshas parallelly.
Mind you: this is not something that was discovered overnight in a lab. The earliest mentions of Ayurveda were recorded about 5000 years ago, so you can imagine the amount of trial-and-error formulations went through before they were finalized to be passed on through generations.
By carefully selecting ingredients that target specific doshas and using them in a perfected proportion, Ayurveda has created formulations for face, body and hair that nurture and balance every dosha - without aggravating another.
Whenever skincare products target a specific skin problem, they’re often quite harsh and are hyper fixated on fixing that one problem, without taking into account the rest of the skin’s microbiome.
These are often products that contain ingredients like retinol. They may show immediate effects, but aren’t beneficial for your skin in the long run.
If you've ever taken isotretinoin, you were undoubtedly told to use it for only about 5 months and to never take more than prescribed. (And you've likely experienced the side effects: increased dryness, chapped lips, sun sensitivity and your skin is more prone to cuts and bruises. You were likely told to double your birth control because it can cause birth defects...) That just shows how they're not meant for long-term use.
Since Ayurveda was established about 5000 years ago, the ingredients that were available weren’t created in labs, but found in nature. No pesticides either – so only organic, non-GMO, wildcrafted ingredients sourced from one of the biggest thriving ecosystems on earth: India, the homeland of Ayurveda.
The climatically pivotal cold Himalayan mountains in the north, tropical rainforests in the east, arid deserts in the west, and humid coast in the south, make India one of the most climatically diverse countries in the world – which means the variety of wildlife, plants and herbs are drastically larger and more diversethan we have in the States.
With thousands of options tried-and-tested over thousands of years, Ayurveda knows exactly which herbs are beneficial for your skin in the long run.
3. Decades Of Using The Same Ingredients Has Made Our Skin Unresponsive
Almond oil. Castor oil. Moroccan oil. Argan oil. Shea butter.
Yes, these ingredients indeed have many moisturizing benefits for skin and help support the skin’s natural barrier. But, as with many substances (think alcohol or medication), we often develop a tolerance over time. Even our skin can become unresponsive to certain products. And especially when most skincare products nowadays contain only a small amount of these healthy ingredients (and the rest are synthetics), our skin doesn’t react the same way to them as it used to.
Similarly, more recently discovered ingredients like retinol show their immediate effects for the first few weeks or months, but then slowly stop performing. Since retinol is a synthetic ingredient, our skin got used to it and no longer feels the impact the same way it once did.
Natural ingredients usually show longer, better long-term effects, but again, most products in today’s market only contain a small amount of natural ingredients.
And when they do, they’re usually not formulated in a way that brings out each ingredient’s full potential.
Yes, there is, in fact, a way to activate the maximum bioavailability of each ingredient in a formulation – without having to use chemical reactions in a lab, and without GMO. Ayurveda discovered this interesting procedure thousands of years ago and prescribes it in the ancient Ayurvedic texts.
Preparation of synthetic creams: ingredients get chemically treated, blended, more chemically treated, preservatives are added. Machines fill up thousands of bottles in a matter of minutes. Every step of the way is often optimized to have the lowest manufacturing cost, sometimes compromising on quality.
But you may have already taken the step towards natural skincare products which aren’t created in labs. Perhaps you even make your own skincare, or your neighbor has started her own skincare line in her kitchen.
Preparation of natural products often goes like this: Organic ingredients are locally sourced (that’s great!). A carrier oil (e.g. almond oil, jojoba oil, coconut oil) is added to a vessel, usually a glass bottle. Essential oils (e.g. lavender, peppermint, tea tree) are poured into the mix. Stir until all ingredients have blended, and the final product is complete. The outcome is an organic, pure skincare product, and that’s wonderful.
But science and chemistry teach us that simply blending ingredients doesn’t mean that they’ll actually be effective.
Sprinkling herbs on a solid stick of butter doesn’t make herb butter – you have to let the butter melt first, then mix the herbs, then let the butter harden in fridge again.
Such skincare products cannot match the potency of traditionally prepared Ayurvedic oils.
So how are authentic Ayurvedic products prepared?
Interestingly, there’s a beautiful word in the Sanskrit language, called ‘Samskara’. Not only do ‘Samskaras’ refer to moral or ethical values, but they’re also defined as marks of different experiences etched in the human mind or soul.
This word also refers to a ‘process’ or a journey something goes through. If you notice Ayurvedic cooking, the timing of adding the spices to the oil or ghee, the order in which ingredients are added, the way in which certain herbs are added etc. are all very important considerations which affect a change in the nature of that food.
This Ayurvedic principle or ‘Samskara’ is meticulously followed in the preparation of authentic Ayurvedic skincare oils, too. (Notice we say ‘authentic’, because simply blending an Ayurvedic ingredient like turmeric into, say almond oil, does not make a product authentically or traditionally Ayurvedic.)
Ancient Ayurvedic texts reveal the meticulous process of cooking – yes, cooking – authentic Ayurvedic oils:
There are 2 methods of making an Ayurvedic oil:
METHOD 1: Using 'Kalka', or 'a thick paste' with the powdered herbs.
METHOD 2: Using 'Kashaya', or a 'liquid concoction' with the pounded herbs.
The preferred method for each ingredient is selected based on the properties of the herbs involved and the purpose that we’re trying to achieve with the particular formulation that’s being prepared.
This meticulous process or ‘Samskara’ ensures that when Ayurvedic herbs are cooked, their properties are:
This makes these oils super potent and powerful.
An authentic, true Ayurvedic formulation will find inspiration in ancient Ayurvedic texts as well as recognize the problem it is trying to solve and will implement Ayurvedic principles such as “like increases like” as an ingredient-selection criterion. (Remember the doshas and their imbalances we talked about earlier?)
However, at the same time, an effective formulation will achieve the most supreme principle of Ayurveda by bringing in an element of balance.
5. Use an Ancient, Proven, Time-Tested Formulation
Certain Ancient, time-tested Ayurvedic skincare formulations are known for their usage of balancing ingredients. We do not mean just pH balanced, but in fact, their formulation with specific ingredients that balance all 3 Doshas.
A balance of all 3 Doshas in skincare language simply means that your skin won’t show signs of aggravation – the look of wrinkles and fine lines will stay smoothed out, abrupt look of dullness, acne and blemishes will feel balanced, appearance of uneven texture and tone will no longer be a problem.
However, a balancing formulation in Ayurveda can be made only by making an informed and time-tested choice of herbs and spices that also synergistically operate, something that is hard to achieve when it comes to herbs and spices.
Take for example, Lodhra (Symplocos Tree), a rare-to-find Ayurvedic herb, that works directly to balance blemishes, making it a Pitta-balancing herb.
According to Ayurvedic knowledge, other herbs that work in sync with Lodhra in a formulation are Sweet Flag (Calamus Root) and Sacred Lotus that work hand in hand to moisturize extremely dry skin, subtly balance its effects and give soft, touch-inviting skin.
Ayurveda talks about one such balancing beauty elixir used for centuries, that intelligently balances the proportions of ingredients for each dosha, without any undesirable effects:
No less than 21 such potent Ayurvedic ingredients formulate this ancient elixir, each intelligently chosen and prepared to synergistically benefit all skin types, balance all 3 skin-dosha imbalances, and keep skin looking healthy in the long run.
All of this, of course, in the form of pure oil. 100% natural, no chemicals, no preservatives (oil is a preservative itself!), no GMO ingredients, no “DNA altering” innovations. Just nature used in its most potent form.
Ordinary creams and serums are no match for such a potent, traditional ancient formulation.
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or “Red Gold” balances Vata + Pitta + Kapha: boosts healthy glow, even-tones skin, enhances complexion. Saffron is known to brighten and illuminate skin. Found in Kashmir or Punjab regions.
or “The Queen of Flowers” balances Vata + Pitta: has youth-promoting properties and helps reduce the look of fine lines and wrinkles. Is calming, hydrating, and helps the skin maintain a proper balance of moisture. Found in cold and temperate regions.
balances Pitta + Kapha: has powerful purifying, even-toning and brightening benefits. Often used a dietary supplement to purify skin from the inside-out. Brightens the complexion and makes it appear more youthful and firmer. Reduces the look of blemishes, age spots and dark spots. Found in hilly subtropical regions.
or “The Golden Spice” balances Vata + Pitta + Kapha: natural cleanser and exfoliator that purifies skin and gives a clear-looking complexion. Brings out a raw, natural glow. Cultivated in many regions, primarily southern forests.
Large Leaf Beauty Berry
balances Pitta: purifies skin to bring it back into a healthy looking state. Soothes heat. Found in Himalayan region.
+ 16 more exotic Ayurvedic ingredients.
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Complete list of Ingredients:
Sesame Seed Oil [Sesamum indicum], Cow milk, Indian Madder [Rubia cordifolia], Essential Oil of Rose [Rosa Damascena], Saffron [Crocus sativus], Turmeric [Curcuma longa], Lotus [Nelumbo nucifera], Indian Rose Chestnut [Mesua ferra], Wild Himalayan Cherry [Prunus Cerasoides], Symplocos Tree [Symplocos Racemosa], Nut Grass [Cyperus Rotundus], Vetiver Grass [Vetiveria Zizanioides], Licorice [Glycyrrihza Glabra], Indian Bay-Leaf [Cinnamomum Tamala], Indian Elecampane [Inula Racemosa], Indian Barberry [Berberis Aristata], Flame of the Forest [Butea Monosperma], Large Leaf Beautyberry [Callicarpa Macrophylla], Black Mustard [Brassica Nigra], Sweet Flag [Acorus Calamus], Indian Banyan [Ficus Benghalensis].
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What good has it done to your skin besides the basic moisturization?
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