Is Shankara’s Kumkumadi Oil Chemical-free?
Yes. Shankara is not a chemical or a chemical-based line. Shankara is proud to abide by the "Do No Harm" Principle. Our entire line is pH balanced, All-Natural, 100% Chemical Free and Cruelty Free. All our herbs have been carefully selected for their enhanced ability to deeply purify, repair, renew and protect the skin.
Can the Timeless Kumkumadi Oil be used for oily skin? What about sensitive or acneic skin? Are there any side effects? When do you recommend I use the product? What is my ayurvedic skin type?
Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil is a Tridosha product and we have created it to be suitable for all skin types. That being said, you might have some more questions about specific skin conditions. Letís break this down for ease of understanding.
What is my Ayurvedic skin type?
As you might already know, Ayurveda is a sister science to Yoga that focuses on inner and outer wellbeing through harmonizing the five elements in the body.
According to this ancient science, each one of us exhibits a particular bio-energy that come together through the five elements (earth, water, fire, air, and ether) These are called 'doshas'.
There are three types of doshas Vata (air+ether), Pitta (fire+water), Kapha (earth+water) these combinations of the elements coalesce into three body-mind arche types & dominate our physiological activities and also skin type.
At Shankara, we are primarily concerned about your Ayurvedic skin type ñ and have handcrafted effective formulations to address your skincare needs. Please take our skin quiz to learn about your Ayurvedic skin type here.
Is the Kumkumadi Oil suitable for oily skin?
Yes, Kumkumadi Tailam is suitable for oily skin. We do recommend, however, that you not overuse the oil if you have oily skin. Our recommendation is to reduce the amount to 1-2 drops of oil per application.
Is the Kumkumadi Oil suitable for dry skin?
Kumkumadi Oil is an all-natural moisturizer that uses sesame oil as its base oil. Itís Vata-pacifying nature enables it to balance dry and rough skin. If you have dry, Vata-skin, you can increase the amount to 4-5 drops per application.
Is Kumkumadi Oil suitable for acneic skin?
Kumkumadi Oil is suitable for acneic skin. However, depending upon the severity of your acne, we would recommend that you explore our award-winning Clear Skin Kit for optimal results.
Is Kumkumadi Oil suitable for sensitive skin?
If you have sensitive skin, we recommend that you use our Timeless Kumkumadi Oil with our Anti-age Serum.
Can I apply Kumkumadi Oil after my night cream?
Most creams have some form of natural or synthetic wax in them, which prevents oil from being absorbed in order to achieve the maximum benefits.
We would recommend that you use the Kumkumadi oil by itself, or apply our Anti-Age serum or Daily Repair Serum prior to applying the Kumkumadi oil.
Can I apply Kumkumadi Oil during the day time?
Most Kumkumadi Oils on the market should not be used during the day-time. However, we have enhanced the formula to make it suitable for use even during the day-time.
How long does it take for Kumkumadi Oil to start showing results?
You will start seeing results with regular application in a period as short as three weeks.
Should you apply anything before or after Kumkumadi Oil?
We recommend cleansing your skin with Hydrating Cleanser (for Vata and Pitta Skin) and Purifying Cleanser (for Kapha Skin). You may also apply after Daily Repair Serum or Anti-Age Serum if desired.
Where can I buy the best Kumkumadi Tailam?
Shankaraís Timeless Kumkumadi Oil offers all the benefits of Kumkumadi Oil and is perhaps the best on the market. Check out what customers like you are saying here