How many times have your parents tried to convince you to switch your regular day cream with Patanjali beauty products? My mother praises this rapidly growing desi brands every time I try to order a face cream online and she has a valid point!
Since its launch in 2006, Baba Ramdev’s brainchild, Patanjali has taken over the beauty industry in India like no other brand ever could. Within no time Patanjali products for skin and hair got available at all possible stores and made their way to every house in India.
Not only are Patanjali beauty products preferred by the elder generation but are also a part of every beauty blogger's favourite list. How did that happen? How did the beauty bloggers who often promote international brands fall in love with Patanjali? Well, it is because as per the brand, their products are solely made from herbal ingredients and have natural ayurvedic properties. So you get all the good stuff at a budget-friendly price. Now, isn’t that good news?!
The best part is that all products are made in India as per the needs and issues of Indian skin and hair type. Another thing that Patanjali did right was launching products of all genres including beauty, food, juices, daily essentials etc. It became easier for Indians to entirely switch from International mass-produced products to Patanjali.
It’s not just about the name, Patanjali customers often boast about the effects and the quality of their beauty products. And the fact that they include herbs and are based on ayurvedic remedies, made them even more interesting as the world’s altogether trying to walk away from chemical-induced beauty products.
If you haven’t already fallen in love with Patanjali beauty products or are unsure, here’s a list of the most beneficial Patanjali products for skin and hair.
A lot of beauty brands are trying to make a place in Indian hearts and houses but Patanjali has won the race by making desi products more budget-friendly and easily available for their customers. For example, Aloe Vera gel by an International brand with similar ingredients might be available at Rs 300 but Patanjali is offering the same at Rs 84. This difference is attracting a huge audience for the company. On top of that, Patanjali claims that their skincare and makeup products are formulated with ayurvedic herbs and remedies which are more beneficial for Indian skin. Here is a list of all the amazing Patanjali products for skin:
The aloe vera gel is one of the most bought and loved beauty products of the brand. The gel is soft on the skin but effective when it comes to rashes, dark spots, scars and pigmentation. The product is 90% aloe vera and soothes burns, cuts and insect bites. It’s a useful product for after you wax, thread or shave your skin. Vitamin E present in the gel aids skin and keeps it healthy. The only drawback of this gel is that it has preservatives and added fragrance.
Saundarya Face Wash features natural ingredients like tulsi, neem, aloe vera and orange peel extract. These ingredients gently revitalise and nourish the skin tissues and eliminate debris from skin pores, which makes your skin look clean and refreshed. This product is suitable for all skin types, from normal to oily.
As the name suggests, this face wash is enriched with the extract of orange peels and honey. Honey naturally moisturizes your skin and smoothens it immediately. If you have used a homemade honey face pack, you would know the secret powers of honey. Oranges, being a good source of Vitamin C brighten up your dull skin and make the spots less visible. Also, this face wash is gentle and hence, is suitable for all skin types.
Patanjali Apricot Face Scrub is made up of natural apricots that nourish and exfoliate the skin. The scrub also has aloe vera and wheat germ which a highly beneficial for the skin health. This scrub thoroughly cleanses the skin and improves blood circulation leaving behind a healthy and radiant glow.
This moisturising cream has a soothing fragrance that lasts long after its application. The cream contains shea butter, chamomile and olive oil which help skin tissues stay hydrated and moisturised for long. The moisturiser isn’t suitable for oily skin though. You need a small quantity of this product to obtain moisturised skin. However, this cream might not provide you with much protection from the sun.
Formulated with tea tree oil and wheat germ oil, this antiseptic cream is highly effective in soothing inflammation and in treating cuts and burns. It also helps in nourishing dry skin and healing cracked heels. The ingredients of the product can repair damaged cells over time and protect the skin from bacteria and germs.
Cracked heels can be really painful, hence, Patanjali does have a cream that heals your heels. The 21 ayurvedic ingredients in Patanjali Crack Heal cream including kayakalpa, aloe vera, camphor and wheat oil quickens the process of healing dry skin, dead cells and cracked heels.
Tejus body lotion is an amazing Patanjali product for soothing skin is packed with all-things good like turmeric, saffron, aloe vera and wheat oil. The lotion doesn’t have a runny consistency and gets absorbed easily into the skin. It hydrates and nourishes the skin with time, works on the skin patches as well. It’s more suitable for summers and suits most skin types.
This Fuller’s earth face pack has natural ingredients like mineral clay, aloe vera and gairika. Gairika makes your skin look younger, youthful and glowing. This product improves blood circulation in skin tissues and tightens skin overtime. It can also be used as an anti-ageing mask as it helps you get rid of wrinkles and dark circles. The Fuller’s earth exfoliates the skin and removes impurities from the pores while soothing the skin. After application, keep the mask on for 15-20 minutes for best results.
This might be the best face pack for your skin in summers. It helps in clearing clogged skin pores, purifying skin and treating acne. While neem and aloe vera work on treating pimples and acne scars, cucumber works on soothing and moisturising the skin. You can leave the face mask on for 10-15 minutes for best results.
Packed with the power of Vitamin C, Patanjali’s lemon cleanser tones and tightens our skin with time. It’s a glycerin based soap that adds moisture to your skin. It’s perfect for a refreshing summer bath. It’s ideal for all skin types and the lemon extract will also lighten your blemishes. Once done using, keep the soap in a dry space or it will start melting.
Patanjali’s Mint Tulsi Body Cleanser works on enhancing your natural beauty. Tulsi is anti-bacterial and works to cure skin related ailments. The cleanser also features ingredients like turmeric and aloe vera amongst others which eliminate boils and prickly heat.
As the name indicates, this body cleanser has a strong rose scent. The soap lathers up well and cleanses skin without causing dryness. Rather, it fights dryness by eliminating dead skin cells making your skin feel more youthful and rejuvenated.
Aloe Vera Kanti soap is best for skin soothing purposes. In summers, it comforts your skin and deep cleanses pores by removing all the dirt in one wash. I must say, it’s natural scent is quite alluring.
Patanjali Herbal Kajal is made of herbs and vegetables along with the wax that, as per the company, helps in improving eye health and vision. It also comes with a no smudge and no smear guarantee so try it out!
Considering strawberry is a dear flavour to many, Patanjali’s Strawberry Lip Balm does justice to the fruit lovers. It hydrates and plumps your lips. It’s packed with antioxidants which protect the lips from sagging and free radicals.
Rose water is a blessing for people who aren’t a fan of summers. It’s best used as a mist or as a face wash after a long tiring day. The properties of rose petals gently cleans the pores, soothes skin tissues and evens out the skin tone. The presence of antioxidants in the product fight against the effects of free radicals and UV rays. It leaves your skin feeling soft and radiant. You can use the product several times a day to balance the pH levels of your skin in summers.
Every necessary hair product, from herbal henna for conditioning to anti-dandruff shampoos, there is a huge range of Patanjali products for hair. Much like their skin care range, Patanjali’s hair products are also easy on the pocket and the results, as per customer reviews, have been amazing. Here are some of the best ones that’ll cover your basic hair and scalp issues.
Patanjali’s Coconut Hair Wash is formulated with ingredients like methi, henna, bhringraj and ghritkumari. These natural extracts are known to work on the scalp health by making it disease proof overtime. It strengthens hair follicles, promotes hair growth, add shine and bounce to hair while combating hair loss. And is known to be one of the best Patanjali products for hair growth. With this product, you’ll be able to see results within one week.
This shampoo is formulated with shikakai, bhringraj, mehendi, neem, reetha and turmeric. The good set of ingredients make your hair shinier, smoother and stronger. The shampoo removes dryness, dandruff and split ends from your hair and does the repair work overtime. It promotes hair growth and works on all hair types.
Other than cleansing your hair and scalp, the reetha shampoo is efficient in treating other issues like dryness and dandruff as well. It strengthens roots, combats hair loss and adds natural shine to hair. It is recommended to use it thrice a week for the best results.
Kesh Kanti Damage Control Hair Conditioner works like a charm for those who have dry and damaged hair. It helps repair damaged and frizzy hair and costs much lesser than one salon visit. The conditioner helps treat split ends and leaves your hair with a pleasant scent. Some of the amazing ingredients used in the conditioner might capture your interest such as sunflower oil, hemp seed oil, almond oil, wheat germ oil, bhringraj extract and amla seed oil.
Coconut oil is probably the most versatile and beneficial oil. With Patanjali Coconut Oil, you get 100% pure product which is easy on the pocket. It can efficiently moisturise dry skin, condition your hair and is even edible. However, the packaging of the product isn’t travel-friendly.
This 105 billion INR company claims to produce good quality beauty products as per the needs of Indian skin and hair. A few favourites based on customer reviews are: Patanjali Saundarya Face Wash, Patanjali Coconut Hair Wash, Patanjali Kesh Kanti Natural Shampoo, Patanjali Moisturizer Cream, Patanjali Rose Body Cleanser, Patanjali Tejus Body Lotion, Patanjali Aloe Vera Gel, Patanjali Boro Safe Antiseptic Cream, Patanjali Damage Control Hair Conditioner, Patanjali Apricot Face Scrub, Patanjali Coconut Oil and Patanjali Multani Mitti Face Pack.
The face of Patanjali is the yoga guru, Baba Ramdev. However, 96 per cent of the stake in the firm is owned by Acharya Balakrishna.
As of now, Patanjali manufactures more than 900 products including 45 types of cosmetic products and 30 types of food products. The firm has also launched baby products and continue to launch new collections every year.
Just because a product is promoted as made in India, with Ayurvedic ingredients, and with pure ingredients, doesn’t mean it’s organic. The fact stands true for Patanjali as well. Patanjali products are formulated with Ayurvedic herbs and medicines, however, not all ingredients in Patanjali creams, cosmetics, toothpaste, biscuits and other products can be certified as organic. It’s just a swadeshi brand, not an organic brand.
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