New from Samaya is its Renewing Exfoliant, designed to refresh skin while you sleep using Ayurvedic principles.
The range consists of three products to suit each dosha type: Vata Dry Skin, Pitta Sensitive Skin and Kapha Oily Skin.
Effective on dead skin cells, fine lines, pores, pigmentation, scarring and sun damage, the brand says the exfoliant speeds up cell turnover, helps prevent breakouts and reveals a smooth, clear and radiant complexion.
“Enzyme exfoliation is ideal for sensitive skin as you can’t over-exfoliate like you can with other exfoliants,” explains Samaya founder Abida Halstenberg. “Enzymes digest only the dead cells attached to the upper layer of the skin, so you won’t damage the healthy skin underneath.”
The natural actives in the product include pumpkin (vata), pomegranate (pitta) and pineapple (kapha) enzymes to exfoliate and smooth away dry, dead skin cells. Amla oil, which is high in antioxidants and vitamin C, is included to fight off the damaging effects of free radicals and prevent premature ageing. Hyaluronic Acid is included to hydrate, and vitamin E to protect against environmental stressors and help tighten skin. Ayurvedic ingredients such as turmeric, gotu kola, saffron, tulsi and ashwagandha are also incorporated to transform clogged pores and dull skin.
“Today’s beauty cognoscenti are investing in hard-working facial exfoliants to achieve that coveted ‘super-glowing, flawless skin’ and our new enzyme exfoliant does exactly that – and with the added wellness benefits that Ayurvedic herbs bring, we’re changing the skincare game,” adds Halstenberg.