How to choose the right face cream

How to choose the right face cream

It is easy to become overwhelmed with the amount of options available today, so streamlining your options according to your skin type can be helpful. Dry skin benefits from a rich cream that will deeply moisturise and leave the skin feeling dewy and hydrated. On the other hand, oily skinned individuals will find that a light water based cream works well to control oil production. Those with sensitive skin should search for non-irritating, fragrance free options.

Skin Eats

The skin literally eats what is applied to it as skincare ingredients penetrate into its deepest layers. This makes it crucial to be mindful of the products we use, and ensuring that they are free from harmful chemicals and ingredients like parabens, fragrances, and preservatives. Other common ingredients to avoid are BHT, which is a widely used preservative and known carcinogen, and synthetic fragrances, which often contain compounds linked to cancer, birth defects and nervous system disorders. The clear alternative to products containing these potentially dangerous chemicals is skincare made from natural ingredients that are safe for the skin and body.

Applying Creams

Correct application is key to ensure that you get all the benefits the cream promises. Taking the time to perfect application also preps the skin for makeup and prevents it from sitting on the surface, clinging to dry or rough patches and becoming cake-y. First, apply small dots of your chosen cream all over the face. Then, massage in outward and upward motions on the face, and downwards on the neck.

Ohria’s Creams

All of Ohria’s creams should be used twice daily, in the AM and PM.

Turmeric & Saffron Cream

The turmeric and saffron cream is a potent dose of antioxidants (curcumin and sandalwood), blood purifying herbs (manjistha) and anti-bacterial agents (triphala)- a trio of powerful ingredients that help fight against breakouts, making the cream ideal for oily, acne-prone skin. It is formulated with nalapamaradi oil- an ancient Ayurvedic formulation that treats acne and its accompanying post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, while also preventing future breakouts through its antioxidant properties. It also contains powerful herbs, Kulanjin and Yashad Bhasma, that are known to protect against harmful sun rays, while promoting healing and cell regeneration.

Rose & Pomegranate Cream

The rose cream is a light, hydrating and cooling formula that suits most skin types, especially dry skin that needs an extra dose of hydration. Apart from rose and pomegranate extract, it contains jojoba, wheatgerm and almond oil to deliver long lasting hydration that translates to dewy, glowing skin.

As the skin absorbs the ingredients that are applied to it, it is critical to make educated decisions while purchasing cosmetic products and choose chemical-free, natural options that are both safe and effective.


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