The name Kumkumadi comes from its key ingredient Red-gold saffron, known as Kumkuma in Sanskrit. Considered to be a miracle skin tonic, this oil works wonders to nourish, moisturize and brighten the skin.

Timeless Kumkumadi Oil

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil is a miracle skin tonic that is light, absorbs easily and will nourish, rejuvenate and firm the skin while reducing discoloration & blemishes.

It brings a number of key benefits
  • It is superpowered by 32 deeply nourishing flowers and herbs in combination with saffron, lotus and turmeric to promote healthy glowing skin.
  • It is rich in antioxidants such as carotenoids and crocetin which help make the skin appear fresh and young.
  • It reduces appearance of pigmentation and breakouts.
Why is it so effective?

You might wonder how this ancient formula can bring about such a remarkable transformation.

The secret is in the authenticity of the recipe, the ultra-pure ingredients and the quality-focused manufacturing process we employ at our Maryland facility, right here in the USA.

Read on for more information about the ultra-pure, certified ingredients we use in the preparation of all our products, including our incredibly effective Timeless Kumkumadi Oil.

  • This aromatic herb, has since time immemorial been vital in nurturing skin.
  • An ideal ingredient that is traditionally known to have antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and helps with acne, breakouts and pigmentation.
  • Saffron has antioxidants such as carotenoids and crocetin which make the skin appear fresh and young.


Powerful skin antiseptic that helps clear blackheads and tighten enlarged pores. Tackles the appearance of early fine lines.


Lotus is regarded for its relaxing, soothing and calming properties. It is also known to generate feelings of kindness, forgiveness and happiness.


Renowned for its antimicrobial strength that helps combat acne and skin rashes.


Glabridin (extracted from licorice root), is exceptional in its ability to brighten the skin naturally and is a rich source of antioxidants.


Turmeric is renowned for its anti-inflammatory properties It is also known to be rich in antioxidants and is known to help purify the skin.

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The Timeless Sampler also includes our award-winning Anti-Age Serum and Microcrystal Exfoliator.

Anti-Age Serum

This 100% active serum combines gotu kola and chamae rose to deeply moisturize and rejuvenate your skin making it visibly brighter and healthier.

  • A 100% active serum that deeply moisturizes and rejuvenates your skin
  • Significantly reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles
  • Supports natural skin renewal
  • Deeply hydrates and oxygenates

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.

  • Soothes, protects new skin
  • Gentle, non-damaging to capillaries and pores
  • Professional quality results
  • Refines texture and promotes younger looking skin

How to Use your Sampler

Shankara’s Timeless Kumkumadi Oil’s formula has been enhanced to make it suitable for use
both during the day and night.

Step 1

Cleanse your skin and gently dry your skin with a soft towel.

Step 2

Exfoliate with Microcrystal Exfoliator in gentle small circles for about a minute (twice a week only).Rinse and pat dry your face with a soft towel.(Avoid this step if your skin is sensitive or acne-prone).

Step 3

Apply 3-4 drops of Anti-Age Serum on your face and neck with upward strokes.

Step 4

Apply 2-3 drops of Timeless Kumkumadi Oil on your face and neck with gentle upward strokes.

…. And just like that you’re on your way to healthier, glowing skin!

Frequently asked questions

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. Allour herbs have been carefully selected for their enhanced ability to deeply purify, repair, renew and protect the skin.

Yes, Timeless Kumkumadi Oil 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.

Kumkumadi Oil is an all-natural moisturizer that uses sesame oil as its base oil. It’s 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.

Timeless 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.

If you have sensitive skin, we recommend that you use our Timeless Kumkumadi Oil with our Anti-age Serum.

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.

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.

You will start seeing results with regular application in a period as short as three weeks.

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.