Just a quick post today discussing a new cleanser I have been trialling. It is Samaya's Ayurvedic Skincare Hydrating Cleanser for Kaphas.
It is a totally new formula for me, as it is neither a solid balm cleaner nor an oil cleanser, rather it is more like a lotion when it is dispensed but feels like a balm when applied to the skin. The container is gorgeous thick opaque glass with a pump-top for hygiene ( a detail I love to see on products). The outer packaging it a beautiful cardboard cylinder from which you remove the glass bottle with a very satisfying suck/pop type noise.
I can't say I particularly care for the smell of the cleanser but I don't dislike it either. It is a marvellous blend of naturally derived oils and therefore it smells as they themselves do. As a quick overview it contains the following:
- Almond Oil
- Ashwaghandha Root Extract
- Sandalwood Oil
- Vetivert Root Oil
- Frankincense Oil
- Turmeric Root Oil
- Rose Oil
- Aloe Juice
- Rosemary Oil
- Sage Oil
- Wheatgerm Oil
- Grapeseed Oil
- Safflower Oil
- Vitamin E
You can see it's naturally derived credentials straight up front. They say:
"Samaya carefully curates the finest authentic elements of Ayurveda, marrying them with clinically proven active ingredients and anti-ageing compounds, to provide effective skincare through a relaxing, holistic experience."
I found this to be an excellent first cleanse to remove all my makeup. I apply a few pumps to my hands, rub it between the palms to get it going and then I massage it in to my skin to remove all my makeup and give a circulation boost to my skin.
It rinses off with ease, I use a flannel to aid exfoliation. Afterwards my skin is left feeling super-soft and looking scrupulously clean. I really love this cleanser especially being able to pump out a balm type cleanser as I am not a fan of scooping or pouring.
Overall I would give it a 9/10, the 1 point being lost due to the steep price point as it cost £69 for 100ml, which whilst reflected in the high quality ingredients, is still very pricey for a cleanser.
You can buy Samaya's products here and take their test to "discover your dosha" which helps you see what range of products is best suited to your skin.
Has anyone else tried any products from this range, I would love to hear your thoughts.
*I received this product in exchange for my honest and unbiased opinion.