Kumkumadi Oil: 5 Benefits, ingredients, and uses for a flawless skin
A miracle oil that is believed to have been the coveted secret behind the glow of Mughal empresses, this classic Shankara-curated ancient ayurvedic beauty oil boasts of more than 32 rich and exotic essential oils and herbs including its key ingredient red-gold saffron, red sandalwood, manjistha, sesame oil, black mustard, lotus, vetiver extract, olive leave, and fruit extract, is a must-have in your beauty cabinet. The oil is oxidant-rich; keeps the skin looking younger and fresh; reduces acne and fine lines; reduces pigmentation; and is a powerful hydrating and moisturizing blend.
It is a toner, cleanser and moisturizer-all merged in one.
Lightens the skin color
The use of Kumkum or saffron threads in the formulation lends skin lightening properties to it. The antioxidants and anti-bacterial benefits also help clear up the skin off harmful pathogens, improve blood circulation and prevent skin aging, as the antioxidants fight off rogue radicals. The use of kumkumadi oil can help reduce tanning and uncover the natural glow of your skin. The ingredients in the oil help regulate the release of melanin which is responsible for lightening the skin complexion and removing dark patches.
The oil, which penetrates deeply and effortlessly, also comes loaded with herbs like saffron and turmeric that help in treating and preventing scars. All you need to do is massage the oil gently on your face before going to the bed. Our skin cells repair themselves while we are sleeping. The oil nourishes and reinforces this process of rejuvenation of skin cells. The oil starts working from day one as you start using it in preventing scars and build-up of dirt or excess sebum.
Fights dark spots and blemishes
Clogged pores, overproduction of sebum due to hormonal factors that mix with dirt and pollutants can produce blemishes, dark spots, and acne. Kumkumadi oil, thanks to the presence of saffron, sandalwood and turmeric has antioxidant, antimicrobial properties that make it a powerful cleansing formula, leaving you with clear, blemish-free, radiant, and well-nourished skin.
Prevents skin tan
After a nice beach holiday, you are often left sporting a skin tan that may take several days to go and for the skin tone to get even. But the presence of saffron pollens as an ingredient in this oil makes it a potent anti-tanning agent and protects the skin from the sun. Ingredients like essential oils of almond, saffron, sesame, lotus extract, vetiver, sandalwood, and manjishtha provide the skin strong protection against harmful UV rays, while their antioxidant action fights off premature skin aging and saggy skin by holding off rogue radicals.
Kumkumadi oil is an excellent antiseptic, antibacterial, antifungal, and antimicrobial face oil owing to the presence of rich herbs like lotus extract, licorice, clove, red sandalwood, greater galangal, red ochre, and Indian berberry, among others, that helps heal wounds quickly, reduces skin inflammation and prevent infections.
Some of the potent benefits of the ingredients that go into making kumkumadi oil:
An exotic Asian herb, the red thread-like pollen structures obtained from the saffron flower are one of nature’s most diverse gifts in terms of boosting skin health, mind and giving your skin an unparalleled radiance. The antioxidants present in it help reduce wrinkles and skin aging, lighten skin tone, and balance the fire and air elements in the body.
For its extraordinary anti-aging benefits, red gold finds its pride of place among the selected herbs that go into creating the signature line of Shankara’s miracle skin tonic- Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.
Enriched with saffron, citrus stem, vitamin C, milk, extracts of symplocos bark, Indian Bay leaf, Wild Himalayan cherry, Lotus, Costus root, Shellac, Indian berberry, Cobra saffron, Forest flame, Large leaf beautyberry, among other 32 herbs and flower extracts, this miracle skin tonic promotes a healthy, glowing, and young-looking skin; reduces the appearance of pigmentation and breakouts. The most important quality of the Timeless Kumkumadi oil is its quality-focused manufacturing process employed in its preparation, with intense quality checks and herb selection.
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This herb purifies the blood and improves blood circulation in the skin too, which nourishes the skin making it look healthy and glowing. It helps reduce pigmentation, heal wounds, and minimizes inflammation.
This pacifies pitta and vata doshas; heals wounds; clears skin and manages inflammation.
This is an extremely cooling antiseptic herb that has an immediate effect in the way it reduces acne, blemishes, cools off pitta, reduces suntan, and removes skin dullness. It helps cleanse the skin and reduce skin inflammation.
This has antiseptic properties; balances hormones that regulate the secretion of oil from the sebaceous glands; calms the mind; stimulates blood circulation and reduces skin infections.
This rare flower extract, loaded with antioxidants, flavonoids, and polyphenols, is extremely calming for the body and mind. It also reduces painful inflammations. The fatty acids and other compounds present in the lotus keep the skin hydrated and nourished for longer.
Timeless Kumkumadi Oil: How to use it?
You can use it both during the day as well as at night. Here’s your step-by-step guide to applying Kumkumadi oil.
1. Cleanse your skin with a mild, sulfate-free facial cleanser like Shankara’s Hydrating Cleanser. Pat your face dry with a soft towel.
2. Exfoliate your skin twice a week, just for a minute. Rinse your face and pat it dry with a soft towel.
3. For a more profound cleansing and moisturizing action, apply two pumps of Shankara’s anti-age serum on the face and neck. Blend it lightly by making upward strokes.
4. Now you can apply two pumps/drops of Timeless Kumkumadi Oil on the face and neck. Make gentle upward strokes as you apply the oil and you blend it into the skin.