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11 February 2020 | 4 min read

All Natural: 7 Indian Skincare Brands You Need To Know About

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Skincare has come a long way since tubs of cold creams and Vaseline jars, and we can’t thank the skincare gods enough! We now have a wide range of natural skincare products such as face oils, serums, sleeping masks, and so much more to choose. What is even better is that new Indian skincare brands have stepped in to provide natural skincare solutions that not only make us proud of being #madeinIndia but are sufficient to give their foreign counterparts a run for their money. The best part – there are some of the best skin care products in India and you can order them online and pay with just a swipe of your card!

1. Vaunt

An Indian skincare brand I stumbled upon on Instagram, Vaunt doesn’t have a whole lot of products to show off. And that’s a good thing. Their brand philosophy is about offering daily solutions for your AM & PM skincare routine that are simple, effective, and efficient, and most importantly, don’t clutter your beauty cabinet.

As of now, they have a total of six products featuring a mix of face oils, serums, mists, and face washes. I’ve tried their Multivitamin Super Hydrator (a daily-use serum), and Daisy Extract + Vitamin B Face Wash (a non-foaming, creamy cleanser), and both have fared exceptionally well for my dry skin. Price: Starting at INR 545

2. Ilana Organics

One of the organic Indian skincare brands that pride itself on being 100% natural, Ilana was yet another Instagram discovery for me. Their serums and toners are the absolute highlights in their collection.

An oily-skin friend swears by their Argan + Tea Tree serum for its skin-clarification properties as well as for being a superb primer for makeup. I, on the other hand, have recently started using their Rose + Camellia face mist, and it gives a fresh, dewy look and preps the skin nicely for serums & moisturizers. Plus, this Indian skincare brand it smells divine!

Price: Starting at INR 650

3. Neemli Naturals

Another homegrown natural Indian skincare brand from Mumbai, Neemli does skincare that’s a 100% natural and non-toxic. If you’re on the lookout for some good serums and face creams, Neemli has some rather lovely things to offer.

Their Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin C serum is much coveted and is said to provide heaps of hydration to dehydrated skin while brightening it up as well. Other yummy offerings include Matcha & Coconut Face Scrub, Turmeric Root & Olive Squalane Elixir (a face oil), Argan & Rose Day Cream, and much more, which you can easily incorporate to your AM/PM skincare routine.

Price: Starting at INR 275

4. Organic Riot

Organic Riot is another Indian skincare brand and also is as minimal as it gets. They have only four products up for offer at the moment, and each is meant to target a specific skin type or condition. ‘Dazzle’ – an anti-pigmentation serum with superhero ingredients like Moringa oil, liquorice extract, ‘Smog-Block’ – an anti-pollution moisturizer with rosehip oil, zinc oxide, and manuka essential oil, ‘Zap’ – an anti-acne serum, and ‘Spotlight’ – a body moisturizer.

Organic Riot brings the ingredients from the rainforest of South America, the farms located near the volcanoes of New Zealand, and even the Western Ghats in Maharashtra. With an award-winning natural skincare formulator working behind the scenes for them, it’s not hard to believe that their skincare products do work! I’d consider them for their excellent work ethics, a brilliant product development team, and super chic packaging.

Price: Starting at INR 1,120

5. Dr. Sheth’s

What’s unique about this Indian skincare brand is that its products have been formulated a family of dermatologists. Even better? They’ve been crafted uniquely for Indian skin considering the difference in melanin, genes, and the environment – from their foreign counterparts. The products are 99.5% natural, vegan & Jain friendly and completely non-toxic.

Items on our radar: The Basic Brightening Extra Gentle Daily Peel – a super gentle way to exfoliate your skin to reveal glowing skin using AHA’s (alpha-hydroxy acids/ fruit acids) instead of harsh scrubs. And their Haldi & Hyaluronic Acid Sleeping Mask which is designed to hydrate, brighten, and repair the skin while you get your beauty sleep is making the rounds for being one of the best sleeping masks out there!

Price: Starting at INR 375

6. Juicy Chemistry

If I had to describe Juicy Chemistry in one sentence, it would be ‘distilled nature in a bottle.’ Every product is handcrafted with the finest local ingredients in small batches to ensure a maximum useful shelf-life.

This Coimbatore based Indian skincare brand is primarily known for their cold-pressed oils and essential oils but have many other natural skincare products such as face washes, lip balms & scrubs, makeup cleansers as well. The Helichrysum & Rosehip Facial Oil is great for anyone with scarring and pigmentation issues. Having used some of their oils, I can vouch for their efficacy – they’re all super light and get easily absorbed by the skin. They have plenty of options to pick from, so take some time to explore their website and see what works best for your skin type/condition.

Price: Starting at INR 280

7. Enn’s Closet

Remember Lush? That brand you’d see in malls once upon a time with huge black tubs full of luscious creams & scrubs and beautifully textured soaps that you’d almost want to eat? Well, Enn’s Closet reminds us of that with their products and packaging and is another one of the amazing Indian skincare brands.

Their range is natural and free of nasties you see in many drugstores and even luxury brands, yes. But what is striking is how they ‘ve made each product in a way that makes you feel like you’re in a spa session. From good face masks featuring yumminess such as cocoa & banana to face creams made from ghee (that’s been washed a 100 times) and saffron, their range sure makes my mouth water.

Price: Starting at INR 550

The opinions in the above article belong only to the writer.

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