Sure rubbing moisturiser on your skin before you hit the bed seems like the best self-care routine. However, the chemicals used in these products could lead to damaging results in the long run.
Studies reveal that the skin absorbs up to 60% of the chemicals from the products we apply and certain harmful chemicals like paraben and ethanolamine can even lead to cancer.
However, don’t throw out all your products just yet. Here are the top four Indian skincare brands that are chemical-free.
1. Enn’s Closet
A Delhi-based natural beauty label, Enn’s Closet offers you all your natural skincare solutions bottled up as skincare products.
From cinnamon lip plumping scrubs to moisturisers with ghee, the ingredients come from fresh fruit and plant extracts with infusions of essential oils.
Founder Nandeeta Manchandaa believes in offering products that are ‘in harmony with nature and you”. Whether you’re looking for natural skincare or paraben-free products, Enn’s Closet has it all.
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Their cleansing-toning-serum and a weekly face pack routine is great for the skin.
2. Organic Riot
Started by artist Siddharth Somaiya, this Mumbai-based brand prides itself for its all-natural, sustainable, and safe line of products made specifically to cater to the Indian skin.
One of the most recommended products of the brand is Zap, an anti-acne serum. It has a clear formula, so all you need to do is apply it on your face – it’s not visible once dry – and let it silently work its magic.
Literally meaning remedy, Nuskay uses sustainably sourced ingredients from across Asia for its luxurious line of beauty products.
The one-year-old brand was founded by siblings and doctors Pooja and Drishty Chhabra who credit their travels for the inception of their brand.
“From our travel across India, Singapore, Thailand, Taiwan and Japan, we realised that every country has its own local remedies and we wanted to create something similar for India. We wanted to bring these effective time-tested remedies in an easily accessible, modern and fuss-free format, and that’s how we came about Nuskay,” they state on their website.
Try their activated charcoal scrub that “pulls impurities from the skin, de-clogs pores and makes your skin look soft and supple.”
4. Gulnare Skincare
Gulnare Skincare offers a range of 100% natural and handmade products including a range of baby care products. The brand gives credit for its inception to founder Shonali Bedi’s dedication to living an all-natural lifestyle.
A special shout-out to that mini range that lets you try and test their products without spending too much.
One of their most reviewed products is the Aloe and Vit E Face Cream that hydrates, heals and protects your skin.
So, replace the bunch of chemical-laden cosmetics with these all-natural alternatives and watch out for soft and supple skin.