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I must confess I’d never heard of SAMAYA as a skincare brand before, but when their diagnostic concept was introduced to me I was definitely intrigued. SAMAYA bases itself on Ayurvedic principles. This concept is about achieving a harmonic balance between your mind, body and soul. The belief is that when these three are in balance with each other you will feel the benefits both internally and externally. This concept has been around for over 5,000 years and SAMAYA has combined it with clinically proven ingredients to produce the SAMAYA Ayurvedic Skincare range.
This range doesn’t attempt to define skin by the typical dry, oily etc skin types. Instead, you take an online consultation which matches you with your dosha, or constitution. This is what will help you to achieve the ‘perfect balance’ known as samadosha. The three dosha types are Vata, Pitta and Kapha and each dosha has its own cleanser, anti-ageing cream and anti-ageing oil.
Vata– Energetic and creative in balance, but worried, tired and indecisive when out of balance. Often of slender build and suffers from cold hands and feet. Tends to have delicate dry skin and hair, which may need extra moisturising and nourishment to keep it glowing and healthy.
Pitta– Well- proportioned and compact build, with a focused mind and a love of order. Confident and passionate, enjoying challenges. Prone to anger and impatience when out of balance. Benefits from gentle skincare as skin can be sensitive and irritable, susceptible to wrinkles, sunburn and inflammation.
Kapha– Laid back and easy-going with a stable, steady energy level. Often has a strong physical frame but can be lethargic or apathetic if out of balance. Takes a relaxed, reasonable approach to life and can be compassionate, gentle and kind. Skin is usually thick and pale, can be radiant and glowing, but with clogged pores or excess oil when out of balance.
Discover your Dosha here
SAMAYA Ayurvedic Skincare Ingredients
Each of the ingredients SAMAYA uses has a specific benefit to that dosha type, for example, Jasmine is used in the Pitta range as it is known to reduce stress and anxiety with its mood boosting aroma. Turmeric root oil heals the skin whilst protecting it from damage in the Vata range, and the Kapha range features Sandalwood oil which boasts holistic effects to help soften rough skin.
My products arrived nicely packaged in a gift bag with tissue, I don’t know about you but I’m a sucker for things like that, it screams luxury and anything that comes packaged in that way is always a winner with me. Each product comes in a cardboard tube and each dosha has its own colour. The products come in glass bottles supported within the cardboard by a foam disc at the bottom. The packaging is minimalistic but luxurious at the same time.
SAMAYA Ayurvedic Skincare – Hydrating Cleanser Pitta
The cleanser needs to be applied to dry skin, massaged in then emulsified with some water before rinsing. When you press the pump only a tiny bit comes out so be prepared to pump several times, not a big issue and at least you won’t waste product. I tried using this by itself and with my Magnitone. It really didn’t do much with the Magnitone so I would recommend using by itself. You won’t get a lot of frothy lather, what you will get is beautifully cleansed skin. My skin wasn’t left feeling dry or tight after using this and I have continued to use it every day.
SAMAYA Ayurvedic Skincare – Anti Ageing Cream
The anti-ageing cream is very light. Again you don’t get a lot out with each pump which is nice as I did notice when I used too much it took a while to sink in.
SAMAYA Ayurvedic Skincare – Anti Ageing Treatment Oil Pitta
This was non greasy and worked well with my oily skin. I also used the treatment oil at night time. It was easily absorbed and my skin felt very nice the next day. I could even get away without a morning skincare routine if I was running late which was helpful.
I was impressed with this range the only thing that I didn’t particularly like was the fragrance. It wasn’t over-powering but it smelt very botanical, possibly from the jasmine. That’s a smell that I’m not fond of but I can live with it based on how well my skin responded to this regime. SAMAYA products are a high end priced range definitely but a little really does go a long way so if you are looking to invest in a good skincare routine then I suggest you check them out. Click here to discover all of the Samaya products.
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