Purifying Body Oil | Uplifting

£34.99 100ml

For those prone to lethargy and fatigue, this spearmint-infused, vitalising and invigorating blend of refreshing plant oils uplifts the senses to consciously rid the mind and body of stagnant energy. Awaken your wellbeing and take a moment to embrace self-massage with a host of refreshing botanicals, including antibacterial Neem, Gotu Kola and Sesame to condition and care for skin. Voted GOLD in the Free From Skincare Awards 2021.

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Urban Veda Body Oils are designed to be used with the Ayurvedic ritual of oil-based massage, Abhyanga, which is practised to condition skin, stimulate limber movement, and calm busy minds. To follow an Abhyanga ritual, begin by rolling the bottle back and forth between the palms to lightly warm the oil. Dispense 4-5 pumps of oil, rub between palms for a moment and inhale the pure aromatherapy oils, before massaging for 5-15 minutes. Starting at your extremities, and adding more oil as needed, use long strokes along your limbs moving towards your heart, while switching to circular motions over joints, torso and chest. Allow to absorb before dressing or bathing.

 

Ayurvedic Oil For Glowing Skin Guide 

Step 1: Cleanse Your Skin With A Facial Wash 

Consider your face wash the most important step in your skin care routine. A good one will remove makeup, excess oil, sweat and dead skin cells to create a clean slate for applying the rest of your products.

 

Step 2: Choose One Of Our Natural Toners

Have you ever wondered what skincare toners do? Think of your toner as the second step to rid your skin of impurities. It also provides better absorption for all the fun stuff like serums and moisturizers that come later in your routine. Toners are lightweight hydrolats that deliver a powerful punch of skin care goodness.

  • Dry skin: Choose a hydrating toner to rebalance your skin’s pH level.
  • Oily skin: Choose our purifying alcohol-free natural toner. Our witch hazel as an ingredient is a bonus.
  • Combination skin: A Simple, balancing ayurvedic toner is great for combination skin.
  • Sensitive skin: Go for alcohol-free soothing toner with anti-inflammatory ingredients.
  • Aging skin: Our Reviving Urban Veda toner with vitamin C will help to gently brighten mature skin.

 

Step 3: Moisturizer

Moisturizers are the soothing, nourishing component of your skin care routine. A good replenishing night cream will trap and seal in moisture, a radiance night cream the skin’s natural barrier and prevent water loss so that skin stays soft, smooth and plump.

After cleansing, toning and applying serums, it’s a good idea to use a purifying day cream. A purifying cream and a soothing night cream. A little goes a long way. Warm a pea-sized amount of urban veda soothing clarifying night cream, a night cream for sensitive skin in your palms, then use circular motions to apply it on your cheeks and upward sweeps along the forehead and chin. 

 

Step 4: Face Oil

An ayurvedic face oil is occlusive, meaning it seals in all the ingredients and moisture you just applied to your face to keep them from evaporating as quickly. On their own, facial oils actually don’t moisturize your skin that well, but when you layer ayurvedic oils for skin over products, an ayurvedic facial oil helps increase your routine’s efficacy while also leaving skin soft and smooth. Just make sure to always, always apply your ayurvedic face oil last. Yes, you read that correctly: last.

 

Bonus Step: Exfoliators: Invest in a Face Polish

Exfoliating facial polishes are the cherry on top of any skin care routine. 

Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis (sweet Almond) Oil, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Pelargonium Graveolens (Rose Geranium) Flower Oil, Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Leaf Oil, Mentha Viridis (Spearmint) Leaf Oil, Olea Europaea (Olive) Fruit Oil, Prunus Armeniaca (Apricot) Kernel Oil, Sesamum Indicum (Sesame) Seed Oil, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Melia Azadirachta (Neem) Seed Oil**, Arctostaphylos Uva Ursi (Bearberry) Leaf Powder**, Centella Asiatica (Gotu Kola) Leaf Extract**, Hamamelis Virginiana (Witch Hazel) Extract**, Morus Alba (Mulberry) Fruit Extract**, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Calendula Officinalis (Calendula) Flower Extract, Cinnamal*, Citral*, Citronellol*, Coumarin*, Eugenol*, Geraniol*, Limonene*, Linalool*.

*Naturally occurring in essential oils, **Organic

*Ingredients are occasionally subject to change, as we strive to improve our formulas. Please refer to the packaging for the most recent ingredient list.

Sweet Almond - Rich in vitamins A and E, monounsaturated fatty acids, proteins, potassium and zinc, sweet almond oil is a natural oil with a slightly nutty fragrance. It helps to cleanse and moisturise the skin and is used to reduce skin inflammation and to help skin conditions such as eczema and psoriasis. A lightly hydrating oil which is non-greasy and reasily absorbed.

Rose Geranium - With a strong, floral aroma, Rose Geranium is known for its healing effects and is traditionally used to reduce the visible appearance of cellulite through massage. It is soothing to dry skin, but also boasts detoxifying properties which help to clear congested complexions.

Patchouli - An oil traditionally used to aid meditation, and with a distinctive musky and earthy fragrance, patchouli is said to help stimulate the growth of healthy skin cells and heal dry, rough or inflamed skin. This in turn helps with wound healing and to reduce scarring.

Spearmint - has a sweet, fresh and menthol aroma which can help skin conditions such as acne and dermatitis. Packed with health benefiting vitamins A, C, B6, antioxidants and phytonutrients, Spearmint helps to relieve stress and fatigue and is more gentle than Peppermint.

Neem - is a very powerful antiseptic and antibacterial plant, which makes it an excellent natural ingredient for those who have excess skin oils, and require some mild cleansing properties throughout their skincare regime. Neem helps to alleviate Kapha and Pitta imbalances.

Bearberry - contains naturally brightening compounds Arbutin and Hydroquinone, as well as Ursolic acid and bioflavonoids; active compounds which help combat oxidative damage and free radicals caused by pollution.

Witch Hazel - Widely cultivated for its medicinal properties, and known for its heavily scented flowers, Witch Hazel's astringent properties, antioxidant and bioflavonoids content help to clarify skin. Traditionally, Witch hazel is used to bathe varicose veins and soothe irritant skin rashes.