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Get Glowing With These Celeb-Approved Indian Beauty Picks

Alia Bhatt recently posted a skincare vlog with her sister Shaheen Bhatt and she gave out all the deets on her skin concerns and daily routine. From her favourite skincare products to the exact steps in her AM skin prep, the actress is gatekeeping nothing.

Here’s every detail about the star’s skincare that will blow your mind.

What is Alia Bhatt’s skin type and issues?

Bhatt revealed that she has combination skin because she experiences both dry patches and an oily T-zone. She also shared that her pores tend to get clogged and she gets minor breakouts as well, which most of us can relate to.

During her pregnancy, Bhatt’s skin was extremely sensitive but she claimed that even sensitive skin products didn’t work for her. Her solution was to take a break from using too many skincare products altogether.

The star shared that her biggest skin concern has always been acne and also confessed that she has a bad habit of picking her pimples. But using pimple patches, specifically the COSRX Acne Pimple Master Patch, has helped her stop.

So, without further ado, here are all the beauty products the Gangubai Kathiawadi star uses in her morning routine.

Step 1: Cleanser: The actress swears by the Cetaphil Gentle Skin Cleanser because it is hydrating and doesn’t strip her skin of moisture.

Step 2: Toner: Instead of a regular toner, Bhatt loves using a toning mist. She uses the BYOMA Balancing Mist and raves about how the ceramides in the product are its hero ingredient.

Step 3: Serum: When it comes to applying serums, the new mum usually layers on two of them before putting on moisturiser. She uses the Rhode Peptide Glazing Serum and we now know why her skin is so glowy.

Step 4: Moisturiser: Bhatt loves using a lightweight gel-based moisturiser during the day, unless she’s somewhere with extremely cold weather when she switches to a cream-based moisturiser. She uses four pumps of moisturiser and even applies it on her ears and neck. The D’you In My Defence is a ceramide-infused moisturiser that she absolutely loves and can’t get enough of.

Step 5: Sunscreen: The most important step in her AM routine is SPF and we couldn’t agree more. Bhatt uses the ISDIN Fotoprotector Fusion Water Sunscreen SPF 50 recommended by her sister.

Step 6: Lip Balm: She always uses lip balm and often opts for targeted lip treatments as well. The star swiped right on the Rhode Peptide Lip Treatment, and describes it as having a salted caramel flavour.

Now, we all know that most celebrities have a team of make-up artists and access to top-notch, often-expensive products to keep their appearance looking camera-ready. Knowing this makes it all the more intriguing when a celeb gushes over a beauty product that you could run into a Sephora to grab or order with the click of a button on Amazon.

So, we did the digging, and here are some easily-accessible home-grown Indian products/beauty brands that your favourite celebrities rave about—snag them for your own routine and see photo-worthy results.

Pure Earth

Pure Earth is an award-winning, wild harvested, artisanal skincare and wellness brand, which offers ancient Ayurvedic wisdom for a modern lifestyle. With most of their ingredients gathered from the altitudes of the Himalayas by women’s self-help groups and other micro-credit groups, they aim to nourish the mind, body, and soul with their clean, slow beauty and wellness initiative.

And one celebrity that can’t stop raving about their beauty products is our bonafide Ayurveda and wellness junkie Mira Kapoor. She especially enjoys using their best-selling natural face mask, the Mitti, which is a molten, transformative concoction of raw organic honey and antioxidant cacao folded into high-performance certified organic Ayurvedic botanical actives and clays.

Buy it here.

Ruby’s Organics

This clean make-up brand brings you uncomplicated and purposeful products built on innovative plant-based formulas that do more than just sit on the surface, and add nourishment with active skin-care ingredients. Star wife and beauty blogger Jannat Khan swears by their Crème Blush in Deep Rose for an instant pick-me-up and dewy, rosy skin.

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Re’equil is an honest and effective dermatologically-tested skincare and haircare brand made from science-backed formulations, and has been selling like hot cakes lately. And who better than the fresh-faced Riddhima Kapoor Sahni to vouch for their products? Her go-to favourite from the brand includes their anti-ageing Retinol Night Cream.

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Daughter Earth

Another young, home grown brand that has been gaining a cult following lately is Daughter Earth. Recommended by celebrities like Mira Kapoor, who particularly loves using their Eternal Youth Rejuvenating Serum, the brand’s products are toxin-free, backed by science and rooted in Ayurveda.

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Ras Luxury Oils

This brand’s philosophy stems from the desire to enchant their patrons with products containing only the ‘ras’ of nature and nothing else. Being the first ‘farm to face’ venture in India with their own farms and research labs, Ras Luxury Oils makes available the luxury of a beauty regime in the form of pure, natural products. Celebrities and influencers including Debasree Banerjee, Gabriella Demetriades and Vasudha Rai swear by their nourishing, locally made face gel serums and body oils.

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Dr. Sheth’s

Everyone and their mother has been raving about Dr. Sheth’s Ceramide and Vitamin C Sunscreen all over social media, and you should too. Actress and YouTuber Shivangi Sharma is also a fan of their Shea Butter & Vit C Body Lotion which is perfect for dry, lifeless skin.

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A vegan, cruelty free, dermatologically-tested brand with no toxins, parabens and sulphate in their products, Pilgrim’s products are formulated on the basis of Korean skincare principles and loved by celebs like Kalki Koechlin. She especially adores their Red Wine Night Gel Creme, for that glowing-from-within look.

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Pahadi Local

Believing that luxury lies in simplicity, Pahadi Local defines luxury through mindfulness. Appreciating nature at its purest and bringing it right from the hills into your home with their conscious skincare and haircare range, all their ingredients are sourced sustainably from the Himalayas. The brand’s aim is to give back to the region through various green initiatives, supporting local communities, and fair pricing. Celebrities like Ira Dubey and Masaba Gupta are obsessed with their Anti-Acne Cleanser, Apricot Kernel Oil and their signature Mountain Mist for instant hydration.

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Be Ilana

A guilt-free make-up, skincare and haircare line inspiring women to make an organic switch in their life, Ilana is blending urban living with sustainability in skincare. With beauty products that only enhance your beauty and never diffuse it, one of Ilana’s first offering to gain a following was the cheek and lip tint made from beetroots. Even Vaani Kapoor has turned into a loyalist and often rocks a subtle, peachy make-up look using their beet tint blush.

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The Tribe Concepts

A thoroughly modern, all-natural range inspired by Ayurveda, curated for Indian concerns, the Tribe Concepts is a line-up of pure, bespoke and Ayurvedic results-driven skin and hair care products, formulated by vegan and natural ingredients handpicked from the Indian soil. Founded by women, the brand embarks on a journey to provide safe, sustainable and clean beauty. Advocating the ‘women in business’ notion, The Tribe Concepts offers support to women at all levels - from handpicking the ingredients to shaping up a product and ensures to give back to the homeland with plastic-free packaging, zero chemical usage and ethical practices.

Celebs and influencers including Sameera Reddy, Kirti Kulhari, Samantha Prabhu, Masoom Minawala and Sakshi Sindwani are staunch advocates of their collagen-boosting skincare and haircare ranges.

Buy it here.