I hate being stuck between going for skincare products that are super natural and those that are definitely effective. Shankara Naturals, an online skincare brand, is perfect for me and those of you like me who want natural skincare that actually works instead of it just being, well, ingredients in a bottle. From facial cleansers and masks to body scrubs and deodorants, their sustainable products are pretty effective. They also donate 100% of their net profits to causes such as women empowerment and education so I knew this is a brand I can get behind.
I picked up a Microcrystal Exfoliation Treatment which came in a pretty purple jar; the crystals in it were pretty fine so they didn’t feel too rough as I used it. I felt an improvement in my skin texture after the first use so I’m keeping this one in my rotation for sure. They also have cleansers and moisturisers that are conveniently categorised into skin concerns like hydrating, purifying, deep cleansing.
They have a lot of body oils to choose from like the Muscle Release Oil, Soothing Body Oil and the one I got, the Calming Body Oil. I like to use this one before bed, it’s pretty moisturising and using it as a massage oil relaxes me so I don’t spend 3 hours trying to fall asleep, which is my usual.
Price: Facial cleansers start at INR 700, INR 1,870 for Microcrystal Exfoliation Treatment, body oils start at INR 900