Over the last few years, we have seen a tremendous increase in people indulging in Korean skincare products, which has now turned into a global phenomenon. With more Asian beauty regimes and ingredients coming into the limelight, many brands in western countries are now expanding their product range and including popular Indian ingredients such as Bakuchi and Turmeric.
Here are some of the most popular Indian skincare ingredients that are making it big in the international beauty market.
The one ingredient that people in the west love has to be Turmeric, which is also known as Haldi. From ‘chai tea’ lattes to ‘golden milk’, Turmeric has already made its presence known in the western food world, and now, it is a part of their everyday skincare routine too. Turmeric has great antiseptic benefits as it was traditionally used to heal wounds; it is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory properties, which makes it a coveted ingredient in most skincare products.
Known for its anti-ageing properties, Ashwagandha is a great ingredient to not only improve your immune system but to also delay signs of ageing. The high antioxidant properties in it reduce immediate signs of wrinkles, and fine lines while also reducing dark spots, giving your skin a healthy glow.
Brahmi is an ingredient that is not only great for your skin but also your hair. The medicinal herb helps in cell regeneration and renewal which is great for treating skin problems such as Eczema and Psoriasis while also soothing irritated skin and scalp.
Himalayan clay is the best natural ingredient that helps, cleanse, and exfoliate your skin. Found in the Himalayan region, the mud is extremely rich in minerals that help in absorbing excess oil, removing blackheads, and opening clogged pores. It also has anti-inflammatory and cooling properties that help remove dirt and impurities from your skin, which are often caused by pollution. Using Himalayan clay will help your skin feel soft, fresh, and nourished, making it the perfect ingredient for face masks.
Bakuchi or Bakuchiol is a plant-based retinol and has been a key ingredient in Ayurveda for many years. Bakuchiol is great in improving cell turnover, without causing extreme inflammation or dryness, which often happens with regular retinol. It’s also great in soothing irritated skin and is now quite a popular ingredient in many international skincare products.
Saffron is a great ingredient that not only helps in bringing some much-needed glow to your skin but also cures acne, acne scars, and pigmentations. Similar to Turmeric, Saffron has anti-bacterial and antioxidant properties, making it perfect to consume as well as use in skincare products.