Lately, essential oils and "natural" alternatives to everything are making a huge impact on society. Even though I'm not "all natural" in the way I live, and products I use, I do really like some herbal and completely natural products. In which I'm going to talk about 2 today.
First off I want to talk about the company Apsara Skincare. If you are really wanting to change to a natural skincare routine, I strongly, STRONGLY, recommend you give this company a try. They reached out to me quite a while ago to see if I wanted to try some of their products. I was more than happy to but I try a lot of skincare so I knew it'd be a while before I could give this an honest try. As I began to use them I realized how much I really liked them and when I started reading the ingredients there was quite a few essential oils in them that I really liked. I'll get into that later in the post. Then I went on to read about the company and it's motto and drive. So I wanted to get into that first.
It's slogan which is on all products is: "Go natural. It is good Karma!"
They're based off the Ayurveda ( <- translation is "life" by the way **fun fact**) health and wellness system. Which is the worlds oldest Holistic (meaning whole body) healing system. Dating back about 5000 years and started in India.
"It is based on the belief that health and wellness depend on a delicate balance between mind, body and spirit"
Ayurveda has a lot to do with essential oils along with herbs and other natural ingredients. If you didn't know right now essential oils seem to be super popular. They're often used in Holistic medicine to treat the whole body being mind, body and spirit and used to "promote optimal health". I'm not going to get into the whole debate of the traditional medicine and holistic medicine. I'm just giving you a background on what Ayurveda is so you'll understand what it is and these products a bit more.
Apsara Skincare products reflect the belief and personal care needs so that you, the consumer, don't have to resort to harsh chemicals and synthetic active ingredients for results. They also work off "good conscience" which means they never test on animals and that it's suitable for a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. They also try to provide the best all natural skincare at an affordable price. Which I really love, because I really don't feel like you should be penalized for wanting to live healthier in whatever aspect of your life that is. You know? Like my example is a bottle of water is $1.50 and a Coke is .97 cents. Just like when you eat "clean" your grocery bill is sky high as opposed to getting fast food, or frozen dinners. Sorry I'm trying to stick to the point.
Back to the company...
They have 5 key points which are:
They sent me the "Neem Cleanser" and "Rosewater and Turmeric Mist".
The Neem Cleanser is a pH balanced gel cleanser. It purifies and evens texture. I also find it quite gentle and soothing/healing for when my skin is irritated. I find that it's almost like Aloe Vera on a sunburn type thing (metaphor) it makes my skin feel much better and doesn't leave it dry and in need of tons of hydrating products. It has essential oils in Eucalyptus, Neem, and Vetiver. The other ingredients being Deionized Water and Pro Vitamin B5. I actually have Eucalyptus and Vetiver essential oils that I like to diffuse or use in blends diluted with carrier oils. So this is a cleanser that actually replaced my Purity cleanser which was my stand by. I really prefer this one in all honesty. I feel like it just does a better job and has more benefits and feels SO much better on my skin both during and afterwards of using it. While still only having 5 ingredients.
The Rosewater and Turmeric Mist is a facial mist. It is a toner for normal skin types. It's "refreshing and pore minimizing" and an "instant face lift". What I can say about this is, first I love Rosewater spray in general for the soothing effect and second, I also feel like the skin looks brighter when I use this. The essential oils in this are: Neem, Turmeric, and Geranium. The other ingredients being Rosewater and Polysorbate 20 which is a dispersing agent. It holds products together by preventing oil and water from separating. Polysorbate 20 can be naturally derived from fruit and berries. I often use Turmeric in my smoothies, like a teaspoon full. Turmeric has antioxidant benefits along with very strong anti-inflammatory effects. Turmeric oil itself is also said to be very brightening. (I knew my skin looked brighter) Neem also prevents inflammation while it's other benefits include being soothing, anti-aging, protection for your skin, and speed up the healing process. Neem is in both the cleanser and toner mist. For me this has replaced the Mario Badescue Rosewater Spray that I used almost daily, as I feel this isn't as heavy and works better.
Apsara has a wide range of products for men and women. Ranging from skincare, body care, haircare, lips, eyes, babies and children, etc. Basically there is something for everyone.
I obviously do not have a youtube channel or video for you to see but I did find one if you'd like to hear more in which Sahur specifically talks about acne, discoloration and so on, it's a good video to watch.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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