Hi everyone! Kama Ayurveda is one brand that is purely organic and sources its recipes from Ayurveda. It started back in 2002 and has garnered positive reviews ever since. I have its Lavender Patchouli Body Moisturiser for review today. I already confessed to being a true blue lover of bath and body products, and I naturally tend to pick up body lotions or shower gels when I come across a body and skincare brand. 🙂
Product Description :
A rich formula that transforms dry skin by sealing in a rich blend of lipids and essential ingredients to continually nourish and nurture. This moisturizer is infused with extracts of Aloe Vera, Sunflower and Olive Oil to add moisture and essential nutrients to skin. Soothing Lavender essential oil calms skin to heal irritation and infections. Refreshing Patchouli essential oil acts as a natural antibacterial, antiseptic and anti-inflammatory active to give well-hydrated, comfortable and smooth skin.
• 85.9% Natural
• Relieves dryness and discomfort
• Soothes and nourishes
• Calms irritation and tightness
what to expect
A rich, milky and deep nourishing moisturizer that leaves skin soothed and scented with earthy, floral notes.
Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Body Moisturiser retails for INR 695 for 200 ml. It is available on their own website as well as on Nykaa and Amazon. I got mine from Nykaa.
My Overview of the Product :
The Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Body Moisturiser comes packaged in a transparent plastic bottle with a golden cap. The product name and descriptions are on two mint green labels with golden highlights. Just as much I love bath and body products, I also adore packaging that are aesthetically pleasing. So this product completely wins me over in terms of the easy-to-use and simple, yet sophisticated presentation. Beneath the cap, there is also a white translucent stopper that could control spillage when carrying. Although the 200 ml body moisturiser may not always fit in your vanity for regular to’s-and-fro’s, but with its sleek and precautionary packaging it can easily accommodate in your travel bags! 🙂
The Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli body moisturiser is a thick, white liquid that has a runny consistency. It easily spreads and is instantly absorbed by the skin without feeling greasy. I use it post bath because damp skin helps moisturisers to seep in better. The skin feels nourished and soft to touch post application. It also has a mild cooling effect that soothes dry or irritated skin. Its effects last on me for around 6-7 hours and weather is still dry at this point. I think it should be great during the humid months, so I’m stashing it away for that time of the year. 🙂
Kama describes the fragrance to be “earthy and floral”. But I find it is more earthy than floral and I am not quite a fan. But my olfactory senses got accustomed to it in a matter 4-5 days. While I had some issues with the fragrance initially, my mom was fine with it right from the start. So the preference in this regard, just depends. After the first few minutes of application, the smell fades away so I am ok with that.
Some More About the Ingredients :
I was quite impressed when I found out that Kama has essentially broken down and enlisted all major ingredients alongwith their benefits on the website’s product pages. Check here for the information. I curated the below list for your ready reference :
The oil of Aquilaria Agallocha is astringent and bitter it is also known as Aloe vera. It is useful in cases of abnormal Vata and Kapha, can also cure arthritis and a good anti-inflammatory agent, and is widely used in skin care. It is also a chief ingredient in incense sticks, due to its aroma.
LAVANDULA ANGUSTIFOLIA (lavender):
Traditionally it has been used for its healing powers from a sedative to a natural antiseptic. It is an herb, also used to make medicine.It is highly used in depression, insomnia, nervousness, acne, joint pain, nerve pain etc.
OLEA EUROPAEA (olive oil):
It is nothing but fruit juice extracted mechanically from olive fruit. It is rich in antioxidants, vitamin E, K, and A as well also polyphenols, squalene, oleocanthol, triterpenes and hundreds more micronutrients make olive oil a healthy choice. Perfect for Dry and sensitive skin.
POGOSTEMON CABLIN (patchouli):
It has properties of antibacterial, anti fungal, antiseptic and antiviral. The oil has great anti-aging properties as well. That’s why it makes a good skin care product. That’s why it keeps skin young & healthy.
Sugar is known for its startling effects on ageing skin. One of the major benefits of sugar for your skin is that it maintains the oil balance. It also has a natural anti-ageing effect on the skin and helps keep it young. Sugar is a natural humectant which means that it draws moisture from the environment into the skin. Sugar is a big depository of skin-beautifying qualities as well. When used topically on the skin as an exfoliating agent, it can deliver excellent results in brightening and polishing your skin.
Wheat-germ oil is derived from wheat germ, which is considered the “heart” of wheat. Due to its anti-oxidant properties, it is beneficial for your health and skin. Wheat germ oil has age-defying properties that help soften and moisturize skin. The oil’s natural ability to be easily absorbed into the skin makes it incredibly versatile. Wheat germ oil is also rich in vitamins A, B, D, and E, and high in antioxidants thereby helps in fighting the signs of aging. It is one of the best oils to support collagen production. Wheat germ oil is an emollient which is the key to keep skin and hair moisturised. Wheat germ oil reduces oxidative stress and depression, due to which skin problems like acne, wrinkles and scarring can be prevented.
Apart from the above, the Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Body Moisturiser is also enriched with Glycerin, Paraffins, Rice extract and Sunflower oil.
The Final Verdict :
The Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Body Moisturiser is lightweight yet hydrating, and is perfect for the summers and monsoon. It does not leave the skin greasy, and for the entire 6 hours that I wear it, I do not feel the need for hydration. I only find the fragrance a little overpowering for my nose, but thankfully it fades away in a few minutes of application. The bottle is good to carry on long tours as well. I’m looking forward to use it during the hotter times of the year and think this would suffice for more than 7 hours on me during those months. 🙂 Not sure about its efficacy on dry skin though.
Overall, I quite like the lightweight formula of the Kama Ayurveda Lavender Patchouli Body Moisturiser, and only wish it had a milder fragrance in the bottle.