When Arya Essentials asked if I’d like to try their skincare I immediately checked to see what they were all about. After reading the ingredient list on a handful of items I knew I wanted these elixir’s on my face—exotic aromas and oils are right up my alley. Truly, I’ve fallen for each product I’ve tried. They’re lovely in texture and smell, and every detail is luxe. I couldn’t be more excited for the opportunity to share them with you! If you haven’t heard of Arya Essentials, keep them on your radar as they’re bound to be the next big indie brand.
Founder Shadoh created Arya Essentials out of necessity. After suffering an allergic reaction from a well-known skincare brand, she went back to her childhood roots of Ayurvedic healing. Ayurveda skincare is simple, pure family recipes passed down from generation to generation. Arya Essentials is Shadoh’s family beauty secrets being shared with us. Add in her contagious passion for the brand and you’ve got something unbelievably special.
Each ingredient comes from natural resources, following Whole Foods and eco-friendly guidelines. These products are pure, clean, and of highest quality.
Product: Botanical Cleanser
What it is: A balancing oil cleanser for normal, combination and dry skin types
Ingredients: Sesamum indicum (Sesame Seed) Oil*, Ricinus communis (Castor) Oil*, Polysorbate-80, Polysorbate-20, Carica Papaya (Papaya) Seed Oil, Lavandula angustifolia (Lavender) Oil*, Curcuma longa (Turmeric) Oil*, Tocopherol (Vitamin E) Oil, Linalool+, Limonene+, Isoeugenol+, Geraniol+, Benzyl Salicylate+, Farnesol+
FYI: In India turmeric is a secret weapon for perfect and clear complexions. Massage onto dry skin to break down dirt and grime, then emulsify with water. Use an extra pump to break down mascara and eyeliner. I found myself reaching for this more than my usual standby for pre-cleansing/makeup removal as it breaks down makeup beautifully! Leaves your skin so dewy, supple, and happy.
Where to buy: Arya Essentials $55
Product: Purifying Toner
What it is: All natural toner to balance and purify all skin types
Ingredients: Ocimum Sanctum (Tulsi) Water, Rosa Damascena Flower Water*, Glycerine*
Cucumis Sativa (Cucumber) Peel Extract*, Water, Leuconostoc, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf*, Sorbus Aucuparia Fruit, Ferment Filtrate
FYI: Tulsi, a sacred Indian plant, decongests pores and calms skin. Rose stimulates circulation while balancing and toning the skin. Cucumber gets that glow on with brightening and rejuvenating properties.
Where to buy: Arya Essentials $50
Product: Face Oil
What it is: An oil to create a vibrant complexion for all skin types
Ingredients: Argania Spinosa (Argan) Oil, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Prunus Amygdalus Dulcis, (Sweet Almond) Oil, Centella Asiatica (Brahmi) Oil, Rosa Rubiginosa (Rose Hip Seed) Oil, Santalum, Album (Sandalwood) Oil, Phyllanthus Emblica (Amla) Extract, Tocopherol (Vitamin E), Ocimum, Sanctum (Tulsi) Oil, Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Oil, Cananga Odorata (Ylang Ylang) Oil, Pelargonium Graveolens (Geranium) Oil
FYI: Meant to be used twice a day, massage into damp skin. If you want to use this after applying serums, mist your skin with a toner and then massage in oil. Brahmi and Amla, an Indian gooseberry loaded with Vitamin C, aids in collagen production, prevents aging and diminishes the appearance of wrinkles. Indian Sandalwood balances all skin types and fades scarring. Tulsi is loaded in antioxidants creates a healthy glow. I mean, look at how glowy!
Where to buy: Arya Essentials $95