No matter your age or skin type, at some point, we all have wished our large pores could disappear!
Whether you’re 32 with oily skin or 56 with dry skin – chances are, you’ve taken a close look in the mirror at your pores and wondered why they’re so prominent (and why you can’t remember them being so visible in your twenties!) We have all been there!
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what MAY HAVE causeD YOUR enlarged pores?
While we need pores to provide safe passage of oil to the skin surface to naturally moisturize our skin, large pores can make skin look older, dull, rougher, bumpier and impure. And while part of this is just natural aging, there are solutions to make your skin look smoother, cleaner and younger!
Your derm would have probably prescribed anti-inflammatories or products with artificial salicylic acid, but while these may improve your skin in the short run, continued use of these ingredients on your skin is not sustainable!
Artificial and too strong salicylic acid can irritate and dehydrate skin further and strip it of its natural oils, drying it out more. And so, you'd have even more enlarged pores in the long run.
And found in Tulsi is Ursolic Acid – a bio-active compound the skincare world has only recently discovered, yet is still completely underused!
Currently, ursolic acid is the focus of several global human clinical trials for its potential uses on skin wrinkles(2). But several years ago, a clinical trial was done on females aged 35-60 to assess the effectiveness of twice a day usage of a moisturizer containing Ursolic Acid.
Clinical evaluations after 8 weeks showed a statistically significant improvement in all grading parameters: the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, clarity and brightness of the skin, visual roughness, tactile roughness, the look of redness, the appearance of pigmentation, and overall appearance.(3)
Another in vitro study reported that Ursolic Acid was MORE effective than retinoic acid.(4)
In fact, the CEO of an established cosmetic & research institute in Miami even wrote "Given its wide range of biological activity, and some promising cutaneous results, there is reason to believe that ursolic acid has the potential to play an increasingly useful role in topical skin care agents and dermatologic practice”.(5)
A study demonstrated Ursolic Acid, when added to skin’s lipid barrier, promoted the skin’s moisture-retaining properties as well as its firmness(6). It has also been found to discourage protein breakdown,(7) which helps skin maintain its taut appearance, supporting the pores and reducing their prominent appearance.
More modern researches and clinical studies continue to reveal even more benefits of Ursolic acid - but Ayurveda already discovered its powers thousands of years ago through Holy Basil or Tulsi.
And today, you can get those benefits in a unique serum, a targeted formulation designed for your pores that’s unlike any you’ve ever seen before!
Unlike the clear serums that you are used to, the color and the texture of this pore-refining serum is surely going to surprise you. This extremely lightweight serum has REAL Tulsi specks which you can easily spot, feel and apply. Once you apply this, these tiny particles get absorbed into the skin, delivering the balancing benefits of Tulsi effectively and more potently.
To ensure a balanced way to cleaner pores, the serum also has Aloe Vera that acts as a skin soother, and hydrator and lends to the serum, a consistency between that of water and gel.
In addition to Aloe, the serum also has Glycerin to ensure the skin gets ample hydration, which could keep skin's oiliness-dryness ratio balanced.
Rich in essential fatty acids, proteins, Vitamins (A, B1, B5, B6, B9 and E), Oligosaccharides and Phytic Acid (an excellent exfoliator), green lentils are effective in promoting clear and youthful skin. A study(8) reveals that a key oligosaccharide from Lentil Seed Extract reduced the look of oiliness by up to 29%. It also supports that the lentil active helps in reducing the appearance of pores and roughness and all volunteers reported visibly finer and smooth skin.
The lens-shaped seeds have multi-action properties as they tone, soften and clarify skin. The phytochemicals in lentils are known to have moisturizing, hydrating and gentle exfoliating properties. Although new to modern skincare science, lentils have been in use in Ayurvedic skincare for thousands of years.
Rosa Multiflora, also known as 'Seven-Sister' Rose, has a rich history in Eastern Traditional Medicine. Its Fruits or Rosehips are loaded with skin-reviving vitamin A, C, E and K, tannins (astringents), niacin and flavonoids.
The extracts from these are effective in minimizing the look of pores as they remove the build-up of dead skin cells. They also help deep cleanse and tighten the appearance of pores, leaving behind clear and purified skin.
A study(9) reports that Rosa Multiflora extract may effectively improve the look of UVB-induced aging and the look of wrinkles and fine lines. This extract is known to contain youth-enhancing phytochemicals that can penetrate deeper layers of the skin where it can improve moisture levels and reduce the look of dark spots from the inside.
These compounds are active multi-mineral chrono-energizers that are together called ‘Sepitonic M3’. These benefit aging skin by improving the appearance of aggressive signs of aging, even those seen in 20–30 year olds. As Magnesium, Zinc and Copper are essential minerals in the skin oxygenation process, the trio is also called a ‘bio energizer’.
In an external study conducted on 30 volunteers, they 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(10). As these improve the look of wrinkles, they have a profound impact on the look of pores.
New clinical trials also show that these compounds produce a visibly energizing and revitalizing effect on skin.
Aqua, Aloe barbadensis (Aloe Vera) Leaf Juice Extract, Vegetable Glycerin, Rosa damascena (Rose) Flower Distillate, Lens esculenta (Lentil) Seed Extract, Potato Starch Modified, Rosa Multiflora Fruit Extract, Ocimum sanctum (Tulsi) Leaf Extract, Magnesium Aspartate, Zinc Gluconate, Copper Gluconate, Sodium Benzoate, Xanthan gum, Gluconolactone.Click here to get yours now!
Cleanse your face as usual
Apply a few drops of the Tulsi Pore Refiner on areas where pores are most visible, especially your nose and cheeks
Let dry – you'll experience an immediate tightening effect
After a few minutes, follow with your daily moisturizer
Apply twice daily, as morning serum and as a night treatment for maximum benefits. You may notice exfoliation after 48 hours - this is a normal process. You can continue daily use or use only when needed.
Ayulogica is a scientifically formulated skincare brand.
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 medicine 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 body is feeling cold, you treat it with warm foods and warm clothes. It is simple approach, yet we are unable to listen to our body 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.