ELEMENTS: Fire and Water Your skin type is Pitta (oily). Your inner fire rules your outer world.
The Pitta dosha is ruled by the element of fire. Those with a primarily Pitta constitution are passionate, motivated, and make great leaders. You’re the warrior of the doshas and your ambition will take you places. You’re also a creature of habit and routine, and when your routine gets interrupted, it’s as if one of your inner flames gets burnt out. You get things done. Burning through your to-do lists is normal for you and you’re great at motivating others to take action. Your intelligence and perceptive nature serve you well in life. The key to embodying the positive elements of Pitta is to maintain balance and harmony within yourself and in your relations. When Pitta overpowers the mind it can manifest as aggression, recklessness, and pride. Physically, Pitta imbalance can show up as skin eruptions, inflammation, and excess stress that can lead to burnout if you’re not careful.
IN BALANCE YOU ARE… Ambitious Confident Radiant ruddy skin
OUT OF BALANCE YOU ARE… Critical Prone to working too hard Prone to oily skin acne and rashes

Your customized skincare routine

Hydrating Cleanser A luxurious hydrating cleanser that leaves skin feeling soft and supple through the combination of chamomile, lavender, neem and calendula.
Benefits Gentle, soothing and non-irritating cleanser. Gently and effectively removes make-up. Leaves skin feeling moist and silky.
Key ingredients Chamomile Aloe vera Sandalwood
Microcrystal Exfoliator Uncover beautiful, radiant skin with this exceptional exfoliation treatment. Ultra-fine silica crystals combine with aloe gel and five algae extracts to gently sluff away dry, dead cells revealing a healthy, youthful glow that is touchably soft.
Benefits Soothes, protects new skin. Gentle, non-damaging to capillaries and pores Professional quality results. Refines texture and promotes younger looking skin.
Key ingredients Silica Algae-Aloe Gel Turmeric
Daily Repair Serum – Meadowsweet Eliminate oiliness with a combination of meadowsweet, algae extract, and glycoproteins in this lush serum. This serum gently hydrates so skin is clearer, brighter, and healthier.
Benefits Use when skin that has a tendency towards oiliness to balance sebum production, replenish hydration Supports natural skin renewal Hydrating for revitalized skin Also ideal for Combination Skin (Pitta)
Key ingredients Algae Extract Sodium Hyaluronate Meadowsweet
Fine Line Moisturizer Borage oil and ylang ylang nourish and pamper your skin, so it is renewed and calm, while the appearance of fine lines just fade away. The result is beautiful, glowing skin.
Benefits Restores and maintains balance in skin including T-zone area. Provides natural sun protection. Rich in nutrients and anti-oxidants.
Key ingredients Roses Borage Oil Evening Primrose oil
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How to care for Pitta skin

Pitta skin requires cooling nourishment that hydrates and soothes the skin. When balanced it’s quite normal, but when out of balance you may tend toward dryness and sensitivity.
Avoid artificial fragrances and colors as these only create imbalance. Look for hydrating, balancing skincare products that help strengthen, nourish and rejuvenate your skin deeply.
Look for these ingredients Lavender, Licorice, Aloe Vera, Cucumber, Rosewater, Chamomile, Rosehip seed oil, and Shatavari. SHOP NOW
Uncompromised Manufacturing Process Shankara products are produced in small batches to ensure freshness andproduct integrity. Cold processing preserves the vitality and nutrients in our products raw ingredients.
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It is best to store in a dark, dry, and cool location.

Everybody’s skin will get a little dryer, thinner and loose some elasticity with age but the fundamental Ayurvedic skin type will not change. Pitta skin for example will still run warm and have a tendency towards sensitivity needing products with cooling and soothing properties to maintain balance. Both vata and kapha skin will still run cool and need ingredients with warming properties. Where vata skin needs products with some slight invigorating properties kapha skin demands stronger balancing and stimulating properties to combat it’s tendency towards congestion etc. As your skin is aging, thinning, becoming a little dryer and losing elasticity the Anti-Age Serum and the Daily Repair Serum will play a more important role and needs to be added to your skin care regime to boost hydration and rejuvenation

Your Ayurvedic Treatment Oil / Moisturizer is designed to bring balance to your skin on a deep level and maintain that balance long term. When you use a different moisturizer than the one designed for your Ayurvedic skin type, the many specific balancing qualities present in the product may cause an imbalance in the long run. For example a pitta skin may get aggravated over time by the warming and stimulating qualities of a kapha product and a vata skin may get aggravated by the cooling property or the slightly sebum-balancing qualities of a pitta product. A wiser course would be to adjust your cleanser or your Daily Repair Serum or perhaps add the Anti-Age Serum to your skin care regime. You could also try applying a thin layer of moisturizing cream on top of your facial oil or start using a facial mask to address temporary skin imbalances.

All of our products are non-comedogenic. Our oils are designed to absorb quickly and deeply without clogging pores. The herbal oil blends we use are carefully selected for the needs of each Ayurvedic skin type. Each skin type has a different requirement for attaining balance and maintaining balance . Each formulation has its own therapeutic essential oil blend that serve as a carrier for all the other nutrients and actives to get absorbed into the skin. We also use olive-derived squalane which resembles the chemical composition of human sebum. It is a very beneficial and hydrating substance that contributes to the moisturizing factor in the skin. The skin recognizes it and welcomes it in quickly which also means that it is not going to clog pores.

To keep it simple, VATA is DRY (everywhere equally / no sensitivity); PITTA is either NORMAL, SENSITIVE or what we call COMBINATION skin (your skin would feel normal with an oily T-Zone or dry with a normal T-Zone); and KAPHA is OILY (everywhere equally / no sensitivity).

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All Shankara products are certified vegan by PETA except those that contain honey powder, yogurt and/or milk.

Hydrating Cleanser: Structured energized water; Coconut and Palm oil sugars; Coconut oil; Glycerin (veg.); Avocado Butter; Polysaccharide-Peptide composite; Aspen bark extract; NaPCA, Glutamic Acid, Trimethylglycine, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine and Threonine; Xanthan gum; Fennel Sweet EO; Grapefruit EO; Lavender EO; D-Panthenol; Aloe Barbadensis; Green tea extract; Amyris EO; CO2 extract of Helio Carrot; Sandalwood EO; Amla extract; Rose extract; Ashwagandha extract; Comfrey leaf extract; Neem extract; Fulvic minerals; Chamomile extract; Lavender extract; Lemon Balm extract; Gotu Kola extract; Chamae Rose extract; Calendula extract; Life Everlasting extract

Microcrystal Exfoliator: Structured energized water; Algae-Aloe extract (Macrocystis Pyrifera, Laminaria, Fucus Vesiculosus, Phaeophyceae and Rhodophyceae and Aloe Barbadensis); Amorphous Diatomaceous Earth flux-calcined; Glycerin (veg.); Sodium Ascorbate; Amorphous Diatomaceous Earth; Xanthan gum; Sandalwood EO; Melissa EO; CO2 extract of Helio Carrot; Oregano leaf extract, Thyme extract, Olive leaf extract, Rosemary leaf extract, Lavender flower extract, Golden Seal root extract; Turmeric EO; Turmeric powder; Neem; Papaya leaves; Fulvic minerals

Daily Repair Serum - Rose: Structured energized water; Carbohydrate complex; Glycerin (veg.); Microalgae extract; Algae extract; NaPCA, Glutamic Acid, Trimethylglycine, Glycine, Alanine, Proline, Serine and Threonine; Hydrolyzed Algin and Chlorella Vulgaris Extract; Aspen bark extract; Sodium Hyaluronate; Golden Flax extract; Amla extract; Ashwagandha extract; Neem; Gotu Kola extract; Chamae Rose extract; Aloe Barbadensis; Fulvic minerals; Rose; Vegetable-derived sugars; Rose Absolute EO; Life Everlasting

Anti-Age Serum: Structured energized water; Aloe Leaf Juice, Algae Extract; Glycerin (veg.); Polyglyceryl-4 Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Caprylate; Aspen bark extract; Sodium Gluconate; Echinacea Purpurea extract; Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan; Aloe Barbadensis; Rose Absolute EO; Sodium Hyaluronate; Hydroxyethylcellulose; Hibiscus extract; Golden Flax extract; Amla extract; Squalane (Olive-derived); Olive fruit oil, Olive fruit extract, Olive leaf extract; Ashwagandha extract; Neem; Mandarin EO; Sandalwood EO; Rosemary Extract; Gotu Kola extract; Chamae Rose extract; Wheat protein extract; Fulvic minerals; Rose; Life Everlasting

Rich Repair Moisturizer: Structured energized water; Diheptyl Succinate; Aloe Leaf Juice, Algae Extract; Aspen bark extract; Hydrogenated Lecithin; Galolive; Unrefined Shea butter; Sodium Gluconate; Hydroxyethylcellulose; Turmeric Oil, Xanthophylls, Crambe Oil, Beta-Carotene, Tocopherol, Rosemary Leaf Extract; Cocoa seed butter; Kukui Nut oil; Rose Absolute EO; Bergamot EO; Xanthan Gum, Lecithin, Sclerotium Gum, Pullulan; Spikenard EO; CO2 extract of Helio Carrot; CO2 extract of Calendula; Glycerin (veg.); Myrrh EO; Amla extract; Dashmoola extract; Gotu Kola extract; Life Everlasting; Rose; Green tea; Rice protein extract; Arjun extract; Ashwagandha extract; Calendula; Chamae Rose extract; Haritaki extract; Neem; Patchouli leaves; Rosemary; Shatavari extract; Shavegrass; Bala extract; Sunflower seed extract; Wheat germ extract; Ginger extract; Vetiver extract

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