Beauty Source is a store that curates organic skin and body products from the best (international) beauty brands and brings them onto a single platform. Apart from their stores in Bangalore, Mumbai, Delhi and other places they have an online presence where you can score these products from. They are the authorized retailers of brands like Egyptian Magic, Sigma Beauty and more in India.
Our long search for sulphate, silicone, and paraben-free products came to a successful halt when we discovered Sans[ceuticals], a New Zealand-based luxury hair and skincare line on this website called Beauty Source. Let’s address the elephant in the room: What’s with the name? So, ‘sans’ in French means ‘without’; extended to the context of this brand, it means ‘sans’ any kind of sulphates, preservatives, chemicals, and harmful ingredients. The first thing we suggest upon heading to their website is to answer a small series of questions, which upon completion, will give you your own personal prescription with products best suited for you. Fancy schmancy! Curly hair is a blessing, but in all honesty, can be quite high maintenance (there are some hacks around that though). So we were very eager to try the shampoo and conditioner suggested for by their website.
The Nourishing Hair Wash, comprising wheat amino acids and sunflower seed extract, cleans hair with minimum lathering and without stripping hair of its natural oils—a huge plus for dry hair. The hair felt soft post the shampoo itself and we hadn’t even taken the conditioner out of the box yet. That almost never happens. Now let’s get to the hero product: The Nourishing Hydrant Ultra+. While we've found quite a few shampoos that have worked well for curly hair, conditioners have always fallen short of expectation. Well, not anymore. This super-rich, luxurious formula is exactly what we've been looking for. It delivers the right amount of slip to make detangling all those stubborn knots easy-peasy. Not to forget, the hibiscus extract and shea oil infuse intense amounts of hydration to the hair. It smells awesome too.
We’ve made a good case here for the shampoo and conditioner for dry hair, but there are many products for other hair and skin types as well. These products are quite expensive though, so it might be good for an occasional indulgence when your hair and skin is in need of some major TLC. Apart from skin, hair and body care products they also have aroma oils and sprays, makeup essentials (including brushes, ladies) and a bunch of men's grooming products too. They've also listed out the brands whose products they retail in their stores and on their website.
Price: Ranging between INR 2,195 – INR 3,495 for most products.