For some beauties, skincare begins and ends at a bath with regular soap, while some others follow a multiple-steps elaborate skincare ritual. And of course there are more than a lot who have purchased a mysterious product, for instance, a facial oil, given all the buzz around them, but are not sure how to apply it, what is the right time, is there a specific ritual, whether to accept it as an all-in-one wonder or to run away from it. So first of all, let us tell you, if you are one of those who are curious to learn about the magical world of facial oils, we have all the answers to make it super simple for you. And we must tell you that you made an excellent investment towards your skincare! Yes, you read that right, we cannot stress enough about the benefits of facial oils. These oils...
Jojoba Oil – you won’t be the first to not pronounce it correctly, so let us begin right there- it's ho-ho-ba. Not only does it sound like a little magic spell, it also works like a charm, especially for your skin. Jojoba Oil is referred to as an “oil” but it is, in fact, a liquid wax. And that makes all the difference.
Before we get into all the benefits of Jojobal oil, we’ll cover the origin of this amazing ingredient, then we’ll share with you our personal favorite Jojoba oil benefits for both your face and skin and how to use it for different purposes.
About Jojoba oil and it’s Benefits
The origin of Jojoba oil dates back to the earliest evidence from Native Americans, who used it for many benefits, Jojoba Oil is produced from the seed of the Jojoba plant, its botanical name is Simmondsia Chinensi, a shrubby tree that is...
It is about time we started giving ‘facial oils’ their due while discussing superior skincare regimes. For far too long in the conversations about beauty, facial oils have been skipped, despite historical evidences in various cultures about their benefits, efficacy and advantages for holistic skincare. Oils have been integral to Indian beauty culture, which is the oldest civilization in the world where treasured secrets of beauty have been passed along generations of women. We found the inspiration for amaiaa and our wonder beauty oils in these very treasures. So take a moment to read what we are about to tell you about facial oils and why they are so important.
There has always been a slight hesitation in the minds of new adopters about starting to use facial oils. The main reason for this is that intuitively we are not able to process the words ‘oil’ and ‘skin’ in the...
There is so much being said about the right skincare ritual, and selection of products that will help achieve our best skin yet. And among all of this, safety of products, clean ingredients, natural sources are soon becoming a top priority in the consideration set, without ever compromising on the efficacy. And one finds that there is almost never complete information available out there which can help us make the right choice.
One such mysterious product is the facial oil that always seems to have people wondering whether to accept it as an all-in-one wonder or to run away from it. So today at amaiaa, we decided to demystify it for you, so you know all that there is to learn about these amazing beauty potions.
Facial oils are those lovely magical natural oils that are extremely nourishing and emollient in nature and hence are great for delicate facial skin....
The skin is the largest organ in our body and our face is what gives the first impression of us. Therefore, at The Amazing Blog being number one fans of natural products, we like to know exactly what the ingredients are, that we’re about to put on our faces. As winners of 2019 Beauty Shortlist Award amaiaa, a natural skincare brand with Indian methodology, caught our eye, they have everything that we value with their ethos and quality botanical ingredients.
amaiaa brand is based in the USA but was born in the Himalayan Mountains of India. Ashu the founder of amaiaa, who took on a soul-searching journey that drove her to her native land, India. Inspired by her mother and grandmother as well as the culture and history of the country, she began developing what we know today as amaiaa. The brand is known for two products, atma...
Avocado, the evergreen tropical, pear-shaped, nutrient-abundant fruit has gained so much popularity over the past few years and some would even argue that it’s the world’s favorite fruit today! Avocado may have originated in southern Mexico but was cultivated from the Rio Grande to Central Peru long before the arrival of Europeans. Of course, given the popularity of the fruit, now it can be found in many other regions.
My own Sunday brunch is incomplete without a good old charred avocado toast. One can find avocados almost everywhere — from grocery stores and farmers’ markets to multiple YouTube vlogs and Instagram recipes. Once considered a delicacy, this green tree fruit is now a staple for dining tables around the world!
It’s natural to wonder what is so special about avocados. This fruit is all sorts of perfection. Surprising to believe that something that tastes so good and gave us our favorite snack...
At amaiaa, we love a good oil, which is why our luxury facial oils are formulated with the best nature can offer. This includes the exotic and seductive jasmine flower. Derived in Persia, jasmine is known for its sweet, intoxicating and arguably romantic fragrance.
We’ve all tried jasmine tea and smelled its sultry fragrance from an essential oil diffuser, but have you ever tried jasmine oil on your skin? Probably not! Let’s talk about all the amazing jasmine oil benefits for your face, skin and overall well-being (because beauty is about the inside too!).
Here are our favorite jasmine oil benefits:
Benefit 1 - Natural Antiseptic
The first jasmine oil benefit is that it can serve as an amazing disinfectant as it carries an abundance of natural antiseptic properties. Its components include benzoic acid and benzyl benzoate, which are chemicals that kill and inhibit both bacteria and fungi. Jasmine essential oil can speed...
Consumers have driven a 10% in demand for natural beauty, but how do you know what you’re using is truly natural? When you think of “clean beauty,” what comes to mind? You may think it’s products that have no chemicals... products that are “natural” or “pure,” right? You’re certainly not wrong, but there’s much more to it than that.
What is clean beauty?
Technically speaking, there is no one definition of ‘clean’ beauty. And it’s not enough to assume that all natural products are clean or that all products containing synthetic ingredients are harmful in fact. Certain natural ingredients (such as lead) are proven to be very harmful, and you may be shocked to learn that the FDA doesn’t approve skin and beauty care products (both natural and chemical-laden) before they end up on the shelves. This means that the onus is on you, as the consumer, to be a lot...
What if we told you that cool glass of lemonade doesn’t just help you hit refresh; if had regularly, it can also give you glowing skin. In our Beauty Diets blog post, we told you how what you eat reflects in how you look. The same is also true for what you drink as your pH levels are regulated from your stomach. If your stomach is alkaline, with the right balance of acids, your skin will stay dewy with the right balance of oils. And what you drink, at what time, can really make a difference here.
We, at amaiaa, believe in holistic beauty. For us, inner radiance is the road to elegance. Keeping that in mind, we’ve developed a luxuriant and aromatic energising white tea with jasmine silver needles and rose buds. This delicately-balanced fine tea is great for stomach health and promotes a sense of well-being. Rich in...
“Beauty is the illumination of your soul”
— John O’ Donohue
Did you know, the earliest historical records of cosmetic use have been found to date back to the Indus Valley Civilization? And that the earliest reference to a beauty expert has been found in the Mahabharata, the ancient Indian epic? We went back to lot of our history lessons to find some of the heritage rituals, just for you!
Historians have also found evidence of advanced ideas and practices of self-beautification in ancient India, often linked to the seasons as well as to daily life. Interestingly, these practices were directed towards not just looking good, but also towards good deeds (punya), longevity (aayush), a healthy, disease-free life (aarogyam), and happiness (anandam). The all-natural ingredients performed the four-pronged task of cleansing, allaying skin trouble, covering up imperfections and beautification. In the Ashtanga Hridaya, an ancient treatise, the use of different lepas (masks) and thailams (oils) was advised...