It is now clear that the use of chemicals in our everyday skin and body care products can be detrimental to our health and many well-established brands don’t seem to take note of this, or perhaps, they either simply turn a blind eye or a deaf ear until they are found guilty and charged later with allegations for their wrong-doings. Consumers are always kept in the dark and are enticed by many companies who manufacture and label household products with strange chemical compounds and then sells them to the masses throughout the globe, thus, also causing unseen dangers in the lives of millions of consumers.
History has it that our body needs nourishment not only by eating healthy foods but, carrying out several activities as well that fulfills the purpose of our overall well-being. For over a millennia, the Indian tradition has gifted us practices that still play a significant role in our everyday lives. One such gift is the caring for our body, both externally and internally through a therapy that is known as a “body massage”. Body massage is a proven therapy that really helps in rejuvenating our body, mind and soul and puts us in tranquility, while also keeping our body in good health and shape.
Ageing is a fact of life and here we're talking about grandparents' skin, who have crossed 60 and their body's cells and tissues start wearing down. Due to this, the skin starts showing ageing signs inevitably. So, if you have reached that stage of life, it's more about ageing gracefully by fighting age spots, dryness and wrinkles. At this age, the skin glands' functioning slows down and the production of sebum is reduced, causing wrinkles and dryness. With all these factors, another is the use of chemically/synthetically processed skincare products that we've been consistently using in our lifetime. So you need to ensure that your skin is well-fed with the right nourishment in the form of replicated sebum.
Gotu Kola, an Indian pennywort or more famously known as Centella Asiatica is a plant that is making a huge comeback in the Indian skin care market for its miraculous powers. Gotu Kola is regarded as a spiritual herb and is grown in the Himalayas to improve meditation powers by yogis. Being regarded as one of the most rejuvenating herbs in Ayurvedic medicines, Gotu Kola is now being used in modern science for its anti-ageing qualities. With special powers to fortify your immune system and cleanse it, this plant is used to purify blood and amounts for a good and healthy skin. Being rich in amino acids, the extracts of Gotu Kola are calming agents for inflammation, wound healing and stimulating the growth of new cells; making it an extremely resourceful herb in the skincare industry.
SNAANA wants to drag your attention to the fact that we are still living in a legal framework that was adopted in British times and has not been amended at the pace synthetics/chemicals have come into use in skin care. Import, manufacture, distribution and sale of skin care/ beauty products are regulated by Drugs & Cosmetics Act 1940 and this law till date has not given a definite and uniform definition for usage of words on labels like natural and organic which is big-time responsible for misleading the consumers.
That is why what is packed in a bottle or jar in the name of natural, organic, ayurvedic is often not what it claims. Synthetic provide comfort and convenience to manufacturers in terms of making product cost effective and extending the shelf life but they harm our bodies. This is because we have never thought that these chemicals can make cause problems like migraine, cancer, hormonal disorders etc and much more in our bodies.