Samaya is a natural skincare range all made in england that I discovered, whilst attending the Blogosphere Valentine’s Party (read more about that here.)
…in my fifties I have noticed my skin’s requirements have changed dramatically from those in my 3o’s…
I have long been a fan of natural skincare products and now I am in my fifties I have noticed my skin’s requirements have changed dramatically from those in my 3o’s and the same products I used to rely on, no longer fulfil my older skin’s needs.
I used to have an oily t-zone or combination skin with occasional hormonal breakouts. Today my skin is thinner, more sensitive and oh so dry.
I have been using my Samaya products for over 4 weeks and I can report back that so far, I am more than happy with the results
SAMAYA: Achieving Perfect Balance
SAMAYA is an all natural skincare brand based on Ayurvedic principles, which helps you achieve samadosha or a ‘perfect balance’ in your life, beginning with your skin. It combines two Sanskrit words: sama, ‘balance’ and alaya, ‘place’ to create a ‘place of balance’. They were highly commended last year…
A quote I have taken from the website explains is far better than I can…
“Ayurveda is based on the belief that in order to achieve and maintain balance, we should pay attention to our lifestyle as a whole. Regular exercise, rejuvenating sleep and a nourishing diet all play an important role, as does looking after your wellbeing according to your dosha type.
Dosha is the name given to the energies that govern every individual. There are primarily three types of dosha: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. Each type corresponds to a set of physical and emotional traits. Often one dosha dominates, however some individuals find that a combination of two, or in rare cases all three, doshas best defines their character.
When our particular dosha is balanced, our mind, body and soul are in perfect harmony, which is revealed through radiant, healthy skin. Yet when our dosha is imbalanced, we notice the ill-effects, including on our skin. Being aware of our dosha type means we can make choices to help balance these energies to achieve wellness, peace and calm, all of which contribute to younger-looking, stress-free, beautiful skin…”
There is a very quick survey on the website to determine which ‘dosha’ type describes you best. I am a ‘vata’ I have lived my whole life with cold hands and feet, who knew that one day this knowledge would help me determine my skin care needs. I found it surprisingly accurate! Do give it a go?
I met Abida the founder of Samaya at the event and let me tell you she has perfect skin and looks about 14 even though she is in her 40’s! A walking advert and superb advocate for her natural skincare range.
My Skincare review.
For the last 4 weeks I have been using the Vata hydrating cleanser, the vata anti-ageing cream and the Vata anti-ageing treatment oil. It smells like roses it really is gorgeous…
Before: My skin was dry and itchy, I had a small patches of red flaky skin on my cheeks, and overall it was grey and dull.
After: Four weeks later the dry patches are gone, my face looks rosier, and hydrated, it no longer feels itchy. I cannot claim to look younger, but I do feel it! I will continue to use this lovely skincare.
My Favourite Product, Vata Anti-Ageing Cream
Formulated with powerful Ayurvedic botanicals and clinically proven anti-ageing ingredients, this rapidly absorbing moisturiser contains an intensive blend of active compounds that visibly reduce the appearance of wrinkles. The result is skin that feels supple and firm, with a youthful and revitalised appearance. Ayurvedic ingredients such as Rose, Turmeric, Tulsi, Gotu Kola and Ashwagandha are prescribed specifically to help balance the Vata dosha.
Did you know Turmeric Root Oil is A Powerful anti-inflammatory and antioxidant; it heals the skin’s barrier while protecting it from free radical damage.
Wishing you a happy week !