It’s that time of the year when hair starts gaining extra volume without the shine, much like politicians’ fluff without the substance. It’s there but doesn’t do anything. Skin is on a different trip altogether with its oily glands on a functional overdrive to perform. One invariably recalls Monica’s Barbados trip in FRIENDS and her humidity induced hair woes. We all go through skin and hair issues in monsoons due to change in temperature and humidity; the only solution is to change your daily skincare products to monsoon friendly alternatives. Natural, vegan and organic wave has engulfed the beauty industry giving us different brands to select from India. CICERONI has compiled a ready list of best skin care products for monsoon for your benefit.
The beauty about these natural products is that they make you visualize the ingredients and give you this instant feeling that all will be well with use of this product. World, oh well, atleast your skin and hair will feel better definitely. Go ahead and make that shift.
Coconut Milk, Lavender & Lemongrass Scalp Mask by Soap Square
Sort your first and foremost worry of brittle hair, itchy scalp and hair-fall with Soap Square’s Coconut milk, lavender & lemongrass scalp mask. Soap Square, a fairly new brand from Delhi started in 2015, offers cruelty-free and natural products in skin and hair. Its hair mask has coconut milk that is beneficial for restoring dry, damaged and brittle hair whereas French Lavender essential oil has anti-microbial properties and promotes hair growth. Lemongrass essential oil has astringent property promoting contraction of hair follicles, thereby preventing hair shedding with regular use.
Think of the heady fragrance and health benefits; now don’t you want it ?
Natural Rose Scrub in Cold pressed coconut Oil by Olixir
Get rid of the dead cells and keep your skin baby soft in monsoon with a weekly scrub routine. We all know the elixir of skin and hair is coconut oil in India but what if it was mixed with farm fresh natural rose too? Double whammy for the skin cells indeed. Olixir, a new Cold Pressed Oil brand launched by Future Trading Company from Gujarat, offers a natural rose scrub mixed with finest quality of extra virgin cold pressed coconut oil and Himalayan pink salt and Epsom salts.
In a bid to support farmers around Ahmedabad during times of lockdown, Olixir launched a new product, natural rose scrub, to engage women from these farm families in cottage industry.
Rose and coconut oil not only hydrates your skin but their aroma in unison acts as mood enhancer. Just that little pick me up we need for troubled times, no ?
Thai Lemongrass Body Cleanser by Global Beauty Secrets
The fresh fragrance of lemongrass is invigorating, not just in desi chai but also as body wash , perfume and room fragrance. Traditionally used in the massage oil in the Luk-Pra-Kob beauty rituals of Thailand, Lemongrass is infused with anti-fungal and anti-bacterial properties. The latest monsoon offering from Global Beauty Secrets, an Indian brand that focuses on natural offerings from different cultures across the globe, is their Thai Lemongrass Body Cleanser.
Its astringent properties helps in toning the skin and acts as a soothing agent for pores. The cooling effects of Lemongrass make it an excellent bathing ingredient to experience, as it freshens the skin and leaves it glowing and rejuvenated.
Plum BodyLovin’ Drivin’ Me Cherry Shower Gel
We can’t physically vacation to far off places in these times of pandemic but we surely can travel mentally to beaches, sun and martinis, right ? Drivin’ Me Cherry shower gel by Plum, India’s foremost 100% vegan beauty brand, is their all new vegan bath and body product.
Made of sustainably sourced acai extracts from Amazon rainforest, this shower gel smells lush, juicy, sweet & peppy with cherry infusions. The olive oil hydrates skin while the sweet cherry extract gives antioxidant protection and a little zing to the fragrance.
Just the fragrance for beach vibes…
Japanese Adzuki Bean Soap by Global Beauty Secrets
If you are the one who doesn’t use body wash and believes in shifting to traditional handcrafted soaps, this monsoon delight might be just the right fit for you. Japanese Adzuki Bean Soap by Global Beauty Secrets brings you the beauty secret of Japanese women.
Adzuki beans, a regional beauty secret of Japanese women, have been used as a skin exfoliator since the ancient Nara period and have become more popular in skin usage since the 18th century. These legumes are high in antioxidants and contain a naturally occurring foaming agent known as saponin that helps to deeply cleanse your skin.
For the love of exotic fragrance and cultures, this could definitely top your list for monsoon self-care.
Jejuindi Camellia Vital Rich Cream
How about applying pure natural and vegan products made from ingredients from Jeju Island, a Korean island known as ‘Hawaii of Korea’ ? Yes, Jejuindi-India, a 100% subsidiary of Jejuindi, a popular South Korean cosmetics major has brought its world renowned pure natural and vegan products to Indian shores.
Jejuindi Camellia Vital rich cream can be your answer to myriad night creams available in the market. The natural plant based Jejuindi products have more vitamins and minerals that absorb in skin quickly. Marigold, which contains the highest content of lutein among foods, is used as a powerful anti-aging ingredient along with Jeju Camellia Japonica Extract and Camellia Japonica Seed Oil to protect and retain the moisture of skin. Pore tightening and soothing effects shows in form of visibly supple skin.
A step towards natural night time routine from trusted Korean ingredients.
Turmeric Root & Olive Squalane Elixir by Neemli Naturals
Going back to the ancient Ayurvedic concoctions, Neemli Naturals from Mumbai, brings forth small artisanal batches of skin and hair care products that are a blend of ancient Ayurvedic science and modern botanicals. Created to restore the skin balance at night, their turmeric root & olive squalene elixir is a heady mix of ancient ayurvedic touch of turmeric and Japanese olive squalene.
An effective blend of vitamin-rich essential oils, this face elixir with its age-defying powers works while you rest, reversing signs of early aging like wrinkles and dark spots while brightening your skin tone. Olive Squalane is easily absorbed and works to repair and regenerate skin while turmeric root oil supports skin health and creates brighter looking skin.
The Neemli Turmeric Root And Olive Squalane Elixir uses 100% natural ingredients and is free from sulphates, parabens, petroleum, formaldehyde, PEGS, artificial colour and synthetic fragrances.
Poly Indigo Moist Gel Cream by Jejuindi
Looking for a perfect day cream that doesn’t make your skin extra oily and break into zits in monsoon? Gel based products are the perfect formulation for hydrating skin without rendering it oily. Poly Indigo Moist Gel Cream by Jejuindi has active Polygonum indigo, a natural extract from Jeju islands of Korea. It has sedative effect on skin and induces fast water absorption thus ensuring proper hydration of skin. It not only helps relieve stress, high heat, and hot flash but also plumps it up with hyaluronic acid.
All natural and plant based, try this poly indigo moist gel cream to avoid monsoon zits and dullness of skin.