As we’re moving towards a ‘New Year, New You’ type of season, I want to show you a brand new concept in skincare – personalized, Ayurvedic Skincare by Samaya.
Ayurveda is the traditional Hindu system of medicine. It’s based on the idea of balance in bodily systems and uses diet, herbal treatment and yogic breathing. In Ayurveda there are three main body types also known as doshas: Vata, Pitta, and Kapha. So before you can use the Samaya products, you need to work out which dosha applies to you.
I worked through the Dosha tool on the Samaya website to get a diagnosis of my personality type. Turns out I’m a Kapha (Water and Earth):
Laidback 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.
So I’m calm with a tendency to laziness and a face as pale and glowing as the moon. Yep, sounds about right.
I quite like the personalization aspect to this brand. It makes buying it more of an experience and forces you to sit down and think about yourself in a deeper way right from the start.
Samaya then sent me an appropriate product based on my diagnosed dosha to try out: Kapha Anti-Ageing Treatment Oil
- Sandalwood Oil
- Frankincense Oil
- Vetivert Oil
- Ashwagandha Root Extract
- Almond / Sweet Almond Oil
- Gotu Kola Oil
- Spilanthes Acmella (Paracress) Flower Extract
- Turmeric Root Oil
- Apricot Kernel Oil
The Samaya range of Ayurvedic Skincare is available via their website here. The tool to discover your dosha is here.
What do you think of the concept of ayurvedic skincare? Leave a comment, I would love to know your thoughts