One of the changes that I decided to start the year with was taking yoga classes at least once a week. For starters, practicing asanas helps me to get rid of muscle pain and neck stiffness (that’s been with me ever since I started writing on my laptop 15 years ago). It also helps me to reboot my brain and just relax take a much needed break from all things technology and reading I’m exposed to on a daily basis. Even though I decided to get back to yoga just lately, I’ve been researching auyurveda for many years now. I also wrote on the blog about the benefits of skincare created based on the generations of auyrvedic knowledge. Lately, I’ve been back on my zen skincare track so I decided to review a few new hot products by Aveda so we can decide whether brand’s Tulasara skincare line is hot or not.
The Promise: “A daily ritual inspired by Ayurveda: gentle dry brushing exfoliates to help reveal smooth, glowing skin and massage with 100% naturally derived oleation oil awakens microcirculation and nourishes.”
Packaging: The product comes in a cute glass bottle with a pump which makes it travel-friendly. My favorite part about this set design though is a brush which is extremely soft and luxurious. Think about the quality of this brush as of Artis brushes for skincare—it’s divine!
Scent: It’s very soothing and pleasant. I like it!
How To Use: Have you ever heard about dry brushing for your body? Aveda’s Awakening Ritual Kit proposes similar experience, but for your face. Basically, it’s a morning practice of massaging your face with soft brush and oil to promote skin health, exfoliate dull cells, and promote natural cell turnover. While there is a whole technology of auyrvedic facial massage, I didn’t follow there recommendations and simply massaged my face in circular motions before washing my face.
Effectiveness: I would compare it to Clarisonic! With additional bonus: dry brushing your face with oil adds additional nourishment to your skin!
Price Point: $89 (including the brush) at Aveda.com.
The Best Part: The oil smells amazing and it helps to prepare skin for the upcoming morning routine. It’s all natural product that helps to relax your mind and properly exfoliate your skin.
The Worst Part: Dry brushing is daily dedication so it’s only great for those who can find time to do so.
The Conclusion: It’s a “hot” for all auyrveda lovers and also a perfect gift!
The Promise: “Tulasāra concentrates restore firmer, brighter, calmer looking skin with 97% naturally derived, highly concentrated treatments.”
Packaging: Each serum is individually packaged in dark colored glass jars with dispensers. In my understanding, the package is designed that way to preserve some of the ingredients.
Scent: My favorite product from the line based on scent is Bright Concentrate. All products have a very pleasant scent to them which more on a natural side than fruity or floral.
Effectiveness: I’ve been using each serum for a while and I think that these products are much more effective that many other all natural products I’ve tested. Especially, the Firm Concentrate which starts tightening the skin almost immediately. It took a few days for the Calm Concentrate to kick in but as I mentioned in my October favorites post it really helped to sooth my irritated skin.
Price Point: $59 each at Aveda.com.
The Best Part: Highly effective and all natural!
The Worst Part: Didn’t like the scent of the Bright Concentrate.
The Conclusion: These concentrates are totally “hot” and I will continue using them.
Disclosure: I received samples of the products mentioned in this post for review purposes, but all opinions are my own. As mentioned earlier, I’ve been testing these oils and serums for a few months now in order to provide you with an educated review of this skincare line.