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What’s Farm To Face Beauty?

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You’ve probably heard of the ‘Farm-to-Fork’ movement, fresh produce, free of preservatives and full of nature’s goodness, filling you with energy and good health. Now how about taking that further to ‘Farm-to-Face’ beauty, touted to be one of the biggest trends in skincare this year. Choc-full of home-grown organic ingredients, Farm-to-Face products are infused with super-fresh, natural extracts for the healthiest, glowiest skin of your life. Think of it as soul food for your skin.  

Wondering what is organic beauty and what are vegan beauty products?

Clean, vegan, cruelty-free and organic beauty are all huge trends today with consumers paying more attention to the origin and sustainability of their beauty products. This has spun off a slew of brands that operate on very simple principles; very fresh, GMO-free ingredients grown in small batches near labs (so they don’t spoil during transportation) without the use of pesticides, ingredients that are cold pressed or extracted to preserve all the nutrients of the plants, flowers and fruits, and–most importantly—carefully monitored production lines that use the entire plant from the seed to the serum making it rich in vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. Farm-to-Face beauty literally means, products harvested and delivered to your skin without the use of harmful chemicals or long-journeys in between.
This is not to say that Farm-to Face beauty is all organic, because the way they it’s grown and harvested doesn’t always grant them this certification. However, this new wave of skin and haircare is a perfect example of the confluence of nature and science, since all products are tested, and their results certified by lab tests. So, no tall claims that don’t stand up in the light of day. No wonder the trend is catching on. Consumers today no longer want to know just what effect a formula will have on their skin, but also exactly where the ingredients come from, their quality, and how they’ve been treated in laboratories.
Being able to trace the journey of that bottle of skin cream lying on your bathroom shelf has its own thrill; “Beauty fanatics are savvy today. They are paying more attention to what they eat and drink so it’s no surprise that they want to know what’s in the products they use every day,” says Ambica Chavan, a dermo-cosmetic beautician who specializes in bespoke facials using Farm-to-Face formulas. “My clients know that what they put on their faces and in their bodies affects them in the long term.” 

So here we are, rounding up some of the best Farm-to-Face organic beauty finds at Nykaa right now.

  • Just Herbs Fair'e Mulethi-Khus Skin Lightening Gel

    A powerful blend of exotic Indian herbs, Fumittory, Vetiver, Liquorice and Manjishtha, that fade dark patches and spots at a cellular level, detoxify the blood and boost circulation for visibly fairer and radiant skin. This sustainable beauty product is free from petrochemicals, parabens, SLS/SLES and GMO ingredients.
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    Just Herbs Silksplash Neem-Orange Rehydrant Face Wash

    A gently moisturizing Ayurvedic face wash infused with the goodness of Neem, Chandan, Honey, Aloe Vera, Orange peel and Calendula that removes all traces of makeup, dirt and grime, while calming, hydrating and soothing skin. Ideal for oily and combination skin types.  
  • Kama Ayurveda Bringadi Intensive Hair Treatment Oil Organic Harvest

    This intensive multipurpose hair treatment oil prevents hair loss, dandruff and premature graying. Made from extracts of Indigo, Eclipta Alba, Gooseberry, Liquorice and Balloon Vine infused into pure Sesame oil and Milk, this is the all-in-one manna your hair and scalp need. Plus, the earthy scent has a calming, meditative effect that soothes frayed nerves.
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    Kama Ayurveda Kumkumadi Miraculous Beauty Fluid

    This miraculous night serum made with the legendary Kumkumadi oil is the perfect antidote for dull, pigmented, damaged and aging skin. A precious bend of pure Saffron, Indian Madder, Sandalwood, Vetiver and Lotus, it fades fines lines, cools skin and prevents bacterial and fungal infections.
  • L'Occitane Shea Butter Hand Cream Skin Sense

    Highly concentrated organic Shea Butter meets Honey, Almond extracts and Coconut Oil to create a decadently rich hand cream that quickly penetrates skin to nourish, protect and soften hands without leaving a greasy film.
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    L'Occitane Shea Butter Lip Balm

    This ultra-rich lip balm is the perfect solution for chapped, dry lips. Made from sustainable, fair trade Shea Butter harvested by women cooperatives in Burkina Faso, this sustainable beauty product repairs, nourishes and protects lips, leaving them soft and supple. The perfect way to feel good on the go.
  • The Body Shop Strawberry Shower Gel

    Immerse yourself in the fruity scent of scrumptious strawberries as you lather up with this soap-free bodywash. This richly lathering formula that contains cold-pressed Strawberry seed oil and community trade Honey from Ethiopia, cleanses and moisturizes, leaving skin delicately scented with a whiff of strawberries.
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    The Body Shop Moringa Softening Body Milk

    Made from Moringa seed oil from hand-picked pods, this lightweight yet incredibly softening, lotion is the perfect compliment to your body care routine. Your skin will feel smoother, nourished, lightly scented and silky-soft for 24 hours. The light, milky texture is quickly absorbed into skin.
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