Samaya Ayurveda – what is in the name?
Updated: Jun 8, 2020
Do you know what is "Ayurveda"?
Ayurveda is a Sanskrit word that means “knowledge/science of life”. Also known as the "Mother of Healing" for more than 5000 years, originating from India.
Ayurveda is about creating balance in the body, mind and consciousness but that requires the knowledge of Vata, Pitta and Kapha ( also known as doshas ).
Samaya Ayurveda, takes all these in account when deciding which dosha you are.
“Your skin is your largest organ so use dosha-specific natural actives that address your specific constitution’s needs” – Abida Halstenberg
Samaya Ayurveda is founded by Abida Halstenberg. An Indian girl who received her knowledge in Ayurveda from her grandmother.
Abida Halstenberg has received multiple awards in beauty from 2017 and winning the Beauty Shortlist Awards consecutively for three years since 2018.
Ayurveda is to skincare what yoga is to exercise…Ayurveda is on the cusp of becoming mainstream”
My dosha is 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.
Net weight : 50ml
Free from Parabens, sulphates, PEGs, TEA, DEA, propylene glycol, phthalates, petrochemicals, synthetics colour, synthetic fragrance, mineral oils and silicones.
Being more on the dry side, I opted for the VATA anti-aging cream.
First, I love the packaging of the cream and I feel packaging is a crucial part of the brand. When I see a brand putting serious thought into the packaging design, it shows they care.
Second, the texture of the cream. It is lightweight and easily sinks into the skin ( I use it under my eyes too ). Having a combination skin it gets hard using thicker creams unless it is winter. Not only that but I also have a sensitive skin and I am so thankful that this product works so well with all my skin concerns.
I added this to my night routine because it gives my skin enough time to absorb the cream without my constant touching. As I kept using, I did notice my skin looking more energetic if that makes sense ( keeping in mind this is me on a whacked up sleeping schedule ). Plus, a little goes a long way so I am still using the cream and fearing for the day it finishes. Great products don't come in cheap. This cream costs $109 (US) and reading the ingredients, you will understand the price point.
P.S if you wondering why I didn't add it to my morning routine, I use two sunscreens and didn't want them to affect the results.
Rose Flower Extract - Anti-ageing ingredient; promotes healing; helps skin look rejuvenated; transformative aroma boosts energy and mood
Rose Geranium Oil - Antiseptic, anti-inflammatory ingredient; provides natural, beautiful balance for dry, irritated skin; helps alleviate stress with its calming and uplifting aroma
Tulsi Oil - Sacred Ayurvedic herb; anti-bacterial ingredient; promotes purity; helps balance the mind, body and soul; helps even skin tone and tighten pores; boosts the skin’s immune function.
Sodium Hyaluronate - Salt form of hyaluronic acid, this naturally derived anti-ageing ingredient has intense hydrating qualities (can hold more water than any other natural substance – up to 1,000 times its weight in water) which help boost skin’s elasticity, contributing to smoother skin with decreased wrinkles and a fuller appearance.
Turmeric Root Oil - Powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant; heals skin’s barrier while protecting it from free radical damage.
Ashwagandha Root Extract - ‘Indian ginseng’; effective stress reliever and energy restorer; anti-ageing and anti-inflammatory properties help fight wrinkles and defend skin against blemishes and breakouts; helps to even skin tone and balance moisture levels.
Ribose - Naturally occurring corn-derived pentose sugar; promotes skin cell metabolism; helps alleviate wrinkles and fine lines; helps keep skin toned, firmer and more radiant.
Gotu Kola Oil - Anti-inflammatory and anti-ageing herb; helps fight chronic skin conditions by re
pairing damage done to the skin; stimulates collagen production in the skin.
Vitamin E - Natural antioxidant; helps soothe and repair skin; helps promote immunity and defend against free radicals; can help scars and abrasions to heal while fighting signs of ageing, such as UV damage.
The packaging of the VATA anti-aging cream comes in a clear matte glass bottle. I would say it is minimal luxury skincare packaging. Worried that the glass bottle might break in delivery? Don’t be because the glass bottle comes in a hard card box cylinder.
The bottle itself is sleek but the weight of it might not be ideal for travel. How about take a small travel container and squeeze it in! ;)
Overall, considering the results I have to say this product is worth it. However, thinking about the price point, I wish they had a mini version so people could test out the formula and then be able to invest into more products.
Product Rating : 4.2/5