Before we tell you all about it, we want you to see for yourself what it can do!
After 1 week of daily use, skin redness looked significantly less prominent, and after 4 weeks of daily use, the appearance of redness and irritation were almost invisible!
Did you know that ‘sensitive skin’ isn’t actually a medical diagnosis but a layman’s term for skin that shows reduced tolerance to external or internal stimuli? That said, finding the right nourishment
that ACTUALLY WORKS for sensitive skin types can still be quite a struggle.
Surveys show that approximately 50% of women and 40% of men report having sensitive skin, globally. Wondering if you are one of them unknowingly, and have sensitive skin? Check out some of the most common symptoms:
Appearance: Skin that’s red in color (either scattered or continuous), flushed or blushed skin, string of bumps and pimples
Causes: Windburns (prolonged exposure to windy atmosphere), photosensitivity (UV-induced damage), sunburn, itchiness, pressure, heat (like scalding hot shower, central heating etc.), hair removal treatments/ procedures
Reason: Extra blood rushes to the surface of the skin to fight off irritants and heal skin
Ayurvedic Imbalance: Imbalance of Pitta Dosha (the element of Fire) and KaphaDosha (the elements of Water and Earth)
Solution: Keep reading to find the solution to redness-induced skin below
Appearance: Frequent breakouts, acne, blemishes, localized inflammations/ swelling, stinging/ burning sensation, skin that looks puffy
Causes: Itchy rashes, skincare that contains lactic acid (like peels & masks), propylene glycol (found in skincare products with steroids), formic acid (ant bites), bedbug bites, hair removal treatments/ procedures, other known irritants (like cell phone cases, jewelry, eyeglass frames etc.)
Reason: Thin skin barrier that easily lets in irritants when disturbed, allowing external factors to penetrate the skin
Ayurvedic Imbalance: Imbalance of Pitta Dosha (the element of Fire)
Solution: Keep scrolling to find the solution to irritated skin below
Appearance: Peeled, cracked, flaky, scaly or ‘crepey’ look, gray/ashy-looking skin, skin that’s rough to touch, deepened wrinkles & fine lines, crow’s feet
Causes: Genetic makeup, aging, extremely hot & cold weather, harsh detergents and soaps, other known irritants
Reason: Depletion of lipids create not enough moisture content in the stratum corneum which leads to improper functioning of the skin barrier
Ayurvedic Imbalance: Imbalance of Vata Dosha (the element of Space and Air)
Solution: Find the solution to dry skin below
Appearance : Hyperpigmentation (irregular darkening of skin), slightly bumpy look, greasy-looking patches of skin, age spots, discoloration around the nose & mouth area, dark spots, scars & marks, acne scarring
Causes : Aging, hormonal changes, sun damage, pollution, reaction to tanning/ tattooing, smoking
Reason : Buildup of too much melanin in one area of the skin
Ayurvedic Imbalance : Imbalance of Pitta Dosha (the element of Fire) and Kapha Dosha (the elements of Water and Earth)
Solution : Find the solution to uneven skin below
That said, one of the common yet most ignored reasons that could lead to the appearance of the symptoms mentioned above, and send your skin into a whirl, are facial hair removal methods like shaving, waxing, plucking, tweezing, epilating, threading, or even laser hair removal.
For the record, facial hair on women is common, natural, and can even be triggered by various factors such as hormones. However, if you're someone who has dry, sensitive skin and still prefers to use any of the facial hair removal options available, it's highly likely you've experienced some of the symptoms above!
While calming and balancing the needs of sensitive skin may sound like a Herculean task, with the right help, it'll be easier than you think.
Take a look at how these effective, time-tested and scientifically researched ingredients take care of each of the above problems:
Sourced from atop the Himalayas, Dhatelo Seed Oil acts as a soother and nourisher, and makes sure that topical skin is cooled, calmed and restored to its natural state before it starts to react against the irritants. Balances Pitta and Kapha doshas.
The most powerful secret of this Replenishing Serum grows in the Himalayan mountains: Prinsepia Utilis or commonly known as Dhatelo Oil, is rarely known or heard of in most parts of the world, and has the potential to possibly beat Jojoba oil in not only its abilities to replicate sebum, but much more than that!
But what really is so remarkable about it?
The oil derived from Dhatelo seeds remarkably mimics our skin's lipid profile. It delivers the benefits of nourished, clear-looking skin, serves as a moisturizer for dry, aging, dehydrated, combination and sensitive skin or skin with a tendency for clogged pores or flare-ups, and aids the process of dermo-purification.
Combined with Hydrolyzed Jojoba Esters, a wonderful texture is obtained in the Replenishing Serum that helps give the skin plumpness and softness.
An ancient restorative herb, Green Tea Leaf Extract shows dramatic skin-soothing properties that ease even the most adamant appearance of signs of irritation and function as an additional sheath to the skin barrier. Green tea is also known to brighten skin and remove dulness. Balances Pitta dosha.
With excellent natural moisturizing properties, Vegetable Glycerine helps maintain skin suppleness to transform dry skin to a new level of soft, smoothness. Balances Vata dosha.
With a unique ability to lighten the look of pigmented skin, Horse Chestnut Extract dispels dullness and discoloration and braves uneven skin tone for a flawless appearance. Balances Pitta and Kapha dosha.
And if you’ve been patiently waiting for the RIGHT FIT that contains ALL THESE INGREDIENTS and more, behold, the ultimate ‘Sensitive Skin Defender’:
Suitable for very sensitive skin, this serum is aroma-free (does not even contain any essential oils).
With an Average Rating of 4.9, Replenishing Serum has become people's favorite go-to for sensitive skin, specifically after harsh treatments or exposure to external stressors.
This is what they have been saying about it:
The benefits of Aloe Vera for skin are known far and wide, and it is one of the most used herbal applications on skin! The gel found in its leaves contain more than 75 different active compounds: enzymes, vitamins, minerals, salicylic acid, amino acids, and so on.
One of those compounds, called aloesin, was put to the test: a study(1) found that, when applied four times per day for 15 days, aloesin was effective in evening out the appearance of post-acne-hyperpigmentation. In another study(2), it was found that the topical application of aloesin can help the skin look more evened out for a longer duration.
According to a World Health Organization (WHO) resource(3), Aloe Vera is even recorded to make the skin look and feel calmer after windburns, which is the reddening and soreness on skin caused by long exposure to windy atmosphere.
Being a natural source of salicylic acid, Aloe Vera is also an excellent moisturizer for skin with impurities (blackheads, whiteheads), and of course, Aloe Vera is rich in water, so it hydrates the skin and locks in moisture.
Peptides are strings of amino acids, the building blocks of protein. They are naturally occurring biological molecules and are found in all living organisms.
Oat peptides (Avena Sativa), specifically, are versatile extracts of natural oats and serve many important functions for skin. But what they’re most known for, are as good alternatives to hydrolyzed proteins, found in common drugstore serums that may promote speedier absorption but cause burning sensation.
Besides, a recent study(4) also shows that Oat Peptides can be highly useful for damaged skin due to their nourishing properties. They also show strong emulsifying and water-binding properties, which means they first help hydrate and then leave a protective, moisturizing film over the skin. Together, this can significantly help the skin look and feel more calm and soothed, especially after painful skin treatments/procedures.
While roasted chestnuts can be a tasty treat in winters, their cousin - the horse chestnut - isn't edible, mostly because it contains a substance that thins blood. But take that as a standardized extract, and you get a common dietary supplement to treat poor circulation and help varicose veins, since it helps blood flow.(5)
But how does that help skin?
The main active component in this ingredient is a bioactive structure called Aescin. Found in the seeds and twigs of this plant, the biological activity of this compound has been studied to show beneficial properties, especially in softening the appearance of deep pigmentation.
Horse chestnut is also rich in flavonoid compounds. And an extract has recently been shown to exhibit beneficial effects on skin that show signs of aging.(6)
Horse chestnut is excellent for keeping the look of exaggerated wrinkles and lines at bay.
A highly enriching refined vegetable oil obtained from the seeds of Prinsepia utilis or Dhatelo, which grow atop the Himalayas, Dhatelo Oil is the soon-to-be-star natural skincare ingredient that’s gaining popularity. This lesser-known miracle oil holds a revered status as the staple ingredient in ancient, traditional restorative and rejuvenative practices.(7)
Dhatelo Oil is most known as a skin-soother(8), especially for sensitive skin that shows redness, flare-ups, or skin that looks like it's shouting at you with anger!
Besides, it’s also an excellent emulsifier that intensely moisturizes dry, delicate skin. It also contains rich, natural source of Oleic and Linoleic acid that together work as potent yet gentle cleansing agents and visible texture enhancers.
To add to these benefits, the Vitamin E levels help moisturize damaged skin and provide natural support to smoothening the appearance of the signs of aging.
Incorporated in health tonics from ancient times, Green Tea Leaves have a long history of being in use for over 5000 years now. And in the ancient wellness system of Ayurveda, Green Tea is revered for its kshaya or astringent property. This means that when used externally, this ingredient gives a natural firming and tightening effect.
By supporting the lipid content in the skin barrier due to high levels of Vitamin B2 and E, this ingredient is also essential for maintaining good-looking skin health.
Another lesser-known fact about Green Tea is its surprisingly fast absorption rate which means it penetrates deep and is quick to activate from the inside. Additionally, Green tea's high content of polyphenols can help soothe the look and feel of irritated skin and redness, as it keeps moisture intact.
Vegetable glycerine is derived from plant oils and is often used in cosmetics because of its strong moisturizing powers. According to two studies conducted by the National Library of Medicine(10),(11), it showed that applying glycerine to the skin may gradually improve its smoothness and suppleness, where one study(12) even showed that a cream made from glycerine was more effective at hydrating and preventing loss of moisture than other creams made of silicone oil or even hyaluronic acid!
Sesame oil and sesame seeds have been consumed by humans for thousands of years. Amongst many other vital use cases, Ayurveda uses Sesame oil to gift a golden sheen to the skin, and it is the most revered oil for an Ayurvedic Abhyanga (self massage).
Its rich source of Vitamins A and E rejuvenates tired skin to glowing vitality.
Studies have found that the oleic acid and linoleic acid composition in Sesame oil is so balanced that it is most suitable for dry, combination or oily skin types,and sesame oil is traditionally the base oil for a plethora of formulations, but specifically for face oils meant for Vata or Dry skin.
Massaging this oil into the skin is like massaging a healthy looking, plump glow all over it!
These compounds are active multimineral chrono-energizers, that are together called ‘Sepitonic M3’. Designed for hair and skin care, targeting aging skin by halting the appearance of aggressive signs of aging, even those seen in 20–30 year olds.
In a study conducted by SEPPIC on 30 volunteers, the volunteers noticed visible effects of these compounds on signs of aging with a 7% decrease in the appearance of deep wrinkles and 5% improvement in the appearance of overall skin texture, after regular use.(13)
New clinical trials also show that these compounds produce a visibly energizing and revitalizing effect to skin.
Know more about each of these in detail below:
The magnesium salt of aspartic acid, Magnesium Aspartate is an acidic amino acid that plays a role in maintaining proteins in skin. In cosmetics, magnesium aspartate acts as a hydrating and softening ingredient. Magnesium aspartate is considered safe to be used in cosmetics and is non-irritating and bioavailable to skin.
Zinc Gluconate is the zinc salt of gluconic acid, a mild acid produced from the sugar glucose. Despite the in-part sugar origins, this is a synthetic ingredient that functions as a preservative. Interestingly, the human body produces gluconates on its own to assist in obtaining nutrients from minerals. Zinc gluconate is considered safe to be used in cosmetics.
Also known simply as copper, this mineral is an important trace element for human nutrition. The body needs copper to absorb and use iron, and copper is also a component of the powerful antioxidant enzyme superoxide dismutase. Copper gluconate is a potentially exciting ingredient for aging skin.
You may have seen potato starch as an ingredient in food items like sponge cake, where it's used to keep the cake moist and gives it a soft texture.
Potato starch contains high levels of naturally occurring phosphorous, an essential mineral for the body. Potato starch is also known for visibly evening out skin tone and easing the appearance of the signs of aging, while gently exfoliating the skin, without drying or stretching it out.
In traditional Ayurveda, raw Potato juice is even recommended for soothing skin flare-ups and redness. And because it has high levels of natural fiber, Potato starch is also a potent natural moisturizer that adds a radiant look to skin by helping manage dryness and dullness.
Potato starch can also be used as a natural binding agent (to bind the other ingredients together).
Gluconolactone is a powdery substance extracted from gluconic acid, found in corn. It is a mild exfoliator formed by many groups of hydrogen-oxygen pairs. It’s these numerous water-attracting hydroxyl groups that give gluconolactone hydrating and moisture-retaining properties.
Approved by famous dermatologists and clinical scientists, this compound has been declared safe in cosmetic products for making the skin look brighter, smoother and more even-toned.
It also keeps skin covered and functions as an extra layer of protection because of its potent humectant (skin conditioning) property. Also, due to its high Vitamin C and E levels, Gluconolactone is a wonderful ingredient for not just damaged skin, but in fact, for all skin types, and Gluconolactone is a great pick for anyone with sensitive skin.(14)
Aqua (Water), Aloe Vera Barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice, Potato Starch Modified, Heptyl Glucoside, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Avena Sativa (Oat) Peptide, Vegetable Glycerine, Calendula Officinalis (Marigold) Flower Extract, Prinsepia Utilis (Dhatelo) Seed Oil, Magnesium Aspartate, Aesculus Hippocastanum (Horse Chestnut) Seed Extract, Zinc Aspartate, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Sodium Benzoate, Copper Gluconate, Gluconolactone.Get yours now!
Apply 4-5 drops on the tip of your fingers and massage onto a clean face, BEFORE applying your moisturizer. Apply twice (both morning and evening) for maximum benefits. Can also be used on eyebrows, upper lips, and chin after skin treatments.
If you missed this out earlier, here's a re-look at what Replenishing Serum can do for the skin within just a few weeks of usage
Ayulogica is a modern, scientific skincare brand that’s not only formulated using Ayurvedic ingredients but also uses principles of Ayurveda in the way the products are designed and how they address different skincare needs.
Based on the principles of Ayurveda where Ayus (Long Life) + Veda (Knowledge or Science) = Knowledge or Science of Longevity in Sanskrit (the ancient language spoken in India by scholars). Ayurveda is a 5,000 year old life-science or the science of wellness considered by many scholars to be the oldest healing science, it originated in India and is more relevant now in our present day modern life where stress is the new norm.
According to Ayurveda, we can all achieve optimum health if we have a balance between our mind, body, and inner self or soul. As defined by the Global Wellness Institute (GWI), in line with the World Health Organization’s definition of health, wellness is: “a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being.” This is unlike the way modern medicine approach is - Absence of disease equals good health. The root causes of imbalances in our lifestyle that lead to problems later in life, can be addressed by knowing our current state of balance or “vikriti”. If there are any lingering imbalances after removing the root cause, balance can be attained by using opposites. For example, if it is winter season and the body is feeling cold, you treat it with warm foods and warm clothes. It is a simple approach, yet we are unable to listen to our body’s ques. We are distracted all the time and this is where Ayurveda comes into place.
There are three distinct energies or dosha – vata, pitta, kapha.
They are the essential building blocks for all forms of life and are composed of the five elements - air, space, water, fire and earth. A combination of these elements makes up the three doshas. Just like we have a unique DNA, we all are born with a unique combination of these elements (or prakriti). Our dosha changes continuously in reference to external factors like the environment we live in, our lifestyle, the food we eat, our social and mental health. This leads to imbalances and health issues. By knowing our current state of health, and following the diet that is right for our dosha, doing the exercises and sleeping at the right time, we can get back to our homeostasis.
Skin is the largest organ! Skin is like a sponge and is affected by our inner health. Stress can affect your whole body, including your skin, hair, and nails. Your emotions have a powerful effect on your skin. Since stress is a part of life, what matters is how you handle it. Stress causes a chemical response in your body that makes skin more sensitive and reactive. It can also make it harder for skin problems to heal.
You may have noticed that when you are stressed, you break out more? This is because stress causes your body to produce cortisol and other hormones, which tells your sebaceous glands to produce more oil. Oily skin is more prone to acne and other skin problems. Part of the problem is our lifestyle that forces us to have a deep disconnect with our bodies, including our skin. We neglect our skin and then cover up our flaws with make-up which leads to more skin issues like clogged pores, acne, rashes, and inflammation. It is imperative that we look after our skin by nourishing it with skin food both externally and internally based on our current mind-body profile or dosha. This is the foundation of Ayulogica – a completely customized approach towards your skincare based on your lifestyle, your current state of mind and body balance. We incorporate adaptogens, like Ashwagandha and Tulsi, that reportedly promote homeostasis, for example by reducing cellular sensitivity and immune suppression. We target towards addressing stress related skin problems using a sustainable approach where less is more and products are multi-tasking for the multi-tasking women and men. It is cruelty-free, vegan and gluten-free.
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2: Effects of aloesin on melanogenesis in pigmented skin equivalents
3: Want to know about windburn? - Medical News Today
4: Protective effect of oat bran extracts on human dermal fibroblast injury induced by hydrogen peroxide
5: Horse chestnut seed extract for chronic venous insufficiency
6: Horse Chestnut - Aesculus Hippocastanum: Potential Applications in Cosmetic Skin-care Products
7: Dhatelo Vegetable Oil – Organic eo.com
8: Topical Analgesics for Chronic Pain Conditions - Practical Pain Management
9: Traditional Knowledge on Dhatelo and its Potentiality for Commercialization - Scribd
10: The influence of water, glycerin, paraffin oil and ethanol on skin mechanics
11: The influence of a cream containing 20% glycerin and its vehicle on skin barrier properties
12: A comparative study of Vegetable Glycerine and Hyaluronic Acid- Asian Journal of Beauty and Cosmetology
13: SEPPIC study shows efficacy of Sepitonic M3 to increase cutaneous oxygenation
14: Gluconolactone – National Library of Medicine