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Can skincare be made without chemicals?

Can skincare be made without chemicals?

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The short answer is: of course, skincare can absolutely be made without chemicals. In fact, many our skincare practices come from the natural skincare traditions our ancestors developed using the botanicals they had around them, chemical-free. All ingredients came from the Earth and have been used for centuries with knowledge and reverence.

We at Azuri are trying to return to this tradition, where effective luxury skincare for sensitive skin is made naturally with the plant botanicals our Indian and African ancestors used for centuries before us.

Ayurveda comes from India and is one of the earliest known forms of natural medicine and body care in the world. Ayurveda is rooted in the idea that all illnesses or problems originate from an imbalance in the body. There are three types of health types, or doshas, that Ayurveda talks about: pitta, vata, and kapha. Ayurveda’s philosophy is to treat the cause of common illnesses and problems by the rebalancing of these doshas and elements rather treating the symptoms, which is typical of unnatural Western medicine. In Ayurvedic skincare, this goal is maintained – rebalancing the skin’s qualities naturally so it functions healthily and efficiently.

Traditional African skincare has also been around for centuries. Local African skincare practices were developed based on the available local plant botanicals. Africa is typically split into three biological communities: the subtropical desert, tropical savanna, and tropical forest. Each provides a rich ecological environment full of beautiful and powerful plants that provide incredible benefits to the skin and body. The collection of these botanicals is done through native farming practices or wild harvesting. These practices protect and preserve the earth’s resources while still taking advantage of their powerful benefits.

Every single Azuri product also contains the Azuri Elixir, a proprietary blend that consists of six Ayurvedic herbs. We use water- and lipid-based extractions on our skin care products to get the maximum nutritional benefit from these herbs for your skin, naturally. The Azuri Elixir is made of Ashwagandha, Anantmool, Gudduchi, Calendula, Licorice, and Manjistha. Read more about the Azuri Elixir on our blog post, Azuri Elixir – A Signature Blend of Six Ayurvedic Herbs.

Our focus is always on incorporating the deep roots of natural Ayurveda and African skincare traditions, and directly supporting those communities by purchasing from fair-trade, women-led organizations in those areas. We work to reduce our environmental footprint by utilizing organic, fair trade ingredients for our skin care products with minimal packaging. Azuri Skincare is handmade in California without GMOs, parabens, phthalates, sulfates and formaldehyde. No artificial color or fragrances. It is always vegan and never tested on animals. We want to change modern skincare philosophies by focusing not on what we are missing but rather on what the earth naturally gifts to us to nurture our skin.

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Nilotica - An Anti-Aging Ingredient for a Flawless Skin

Nilotica - An Anti-Aging Ingredient for a Flawless Skin

luxury skincare for sensitive skin

The Nilotica butter that Azuri features in our Nilotica Dew face crème, , one of the best natural skin care products, is organic and wild-harvested in its native East Africa. This type of butter comes from the Nilotica subspecies and is cousin to the well-known West African Shea butter. However, it is considered to be of higher quality than West African Shea butter. It applies effortlessly and contains significant moisturizing properties, minimal color, and a pleasant smell.

There are many benefits that the use of Nilotica butter in your skincare regimen can provide. Its high content of olein helps it to be more readily absorbed into the skin. However, since it is non-comedogenic, this absorption will not clog your pores and cause impurities. It is highly effective at healing a variety of skincare concerns including dry and cracking skin, sun damage, eczema, and psoriasis. It also contains UV-B absorbing properties that can help to protect your skin from the sun before damage occurs and can aid in cellular regeneration.

Nilotica butter, the luxury skincare for sensitive skin, is more hydrating and healing than shea butter and more easily absorbed into the skin. It also contains high amounts of Vitamins A and E, which have anti-aging properties that work from the inside out. It is a powerful oil for maintaining skin that not only looks young but is also healthy from the cells out. Nilotica butter is also full of anti-inflammatory and nutrient-rich bioactive compounds. It is rich in essential fatty acids help keep the skin moisturized and healthy. Allantoin keeps your skin smoother and brighter. It protects your skin’s natural barrier and balances your skin sebum.

It is also commonly used in Africa to reduce the appearance of stretch, moisturize the lips, repair dry and damaged hair. Its anti-inflammatory properties make it useful for formulations used to ease muscular pain and swelling.

Nilotica butter has tons of benefits for your skin and body. If you have been struggling to find a new moisturizer or are just looking for something new, check out Azuri’s Nilotica Dew, the ultra hydrating facial moisturizer. It is perfect for combination and normal skin and also dry skin. Read more about Nilotica butter and the other beneficial herbs and oils in Nilotica Dew on the Azuri skincare website.