Wildcrafted & organic ingredients
Shankara sources all natural ingredients in a responsible manner. Shankara is a natural line that sources (ALL OF THE) best natural ingredients in a responsible manner. Shankara is not a chemical or a chemical-based line.
Formulated for results
Shankara’s Ayurvedic formulations balance each individual skin type:
Vata (Dry Skin)
Pitta (Normal, Combination or Sensitive Skin)
and Kapha (Oily Skin).
Our Ayurvedic foundation comprises oils & herbs of the highest quality.
Carefully selected oils
The oils that go into the Vata products are the richest and heaviest because we are dealing with dry skin. We go to oils like sesame oil, avocado, macadamia nut, hemp seed, some of the very rich oils.
Our Pitta products are also deeply moisturizing but less viscous, suiting the nature of Pitta skin. They’re also cooling, because Pitta skin will typically run warm. Sunflower and almond oil are the two fundamental ones that work quite well. Olive oil works well too.
Our Kapha products are ideally suited for the kapha skin which is already thick and heavy in its nature — thus lighter oils are required and naturally feel soothing to a Kapha person. Ideal oils in this regard are: Grape seed, hazelnut, and jojoba….
The herbs that work best for Vata skin are herbs that have a little more regenerating-type quality. That may have a natural oil base themselves. And the reason we say regenerating and why that’s important is because Vata skin, which is very dry, is the first skin to age. You have more aging effects outwardly in a Vata skin than in any of the other three skin types. So, we look toward herbs that have moisturizing and regenerating quality.
In the Pitta herbs, we look for herbs that are cooling and calming. We also look for herbs that will create a balance between oil and dryness. Pitta skin can go both ways. T-zone type skin (mixed skin) is usually a Pitta type skin.
The herbs we select for Kapha have a slightly astringent quality and they have a sebum-balancing quality and they also have a stimulating effect, because the Kapha skin is characteristically congested. Kapha skin is thick, and can be congested so what is want to do is to stimulate circulation in the subcutaneous tissues (tissues that are on the outer dermal layers). You are moving fluid out of those tissues, and other things that will congest in the skin.
The rejuvenating and balancing herbs of amla, ashwagandha, brahmi and neem, (ARE SOME OF THE KEY HERBS THAT) provide the cornerstone foundation of Shankara formulations. These herbs have been carefully selected for their enhanced ability to deeply purify, repair, renew and protect the skin.
Skin -transforming actives and antioxidants
Actives- and antioxidant-rich to revitalize and protect including:
- Alpha lipoic acid
- Seaweed extracts
- Plant peptides
- Stabilized soluble Vitamin C Ester
- Vitamin E and Glycoaminoglycans
- ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) stimulates cell functions
- Gold, rhodium and iridium supercharge and maximize ingredient effectiveness.