Cosmetic or Ayurvedic: What Is Best for You?

Cosmetic or Ayurvedic: What Is Best for You?

Most of us have had this debate at some point in our lives, and yet when we are asked to differentiate between the two—most of us would get it wrong. So let’s start there, shall we?

The word cosmetic comes from a Greek word kosmetikē tekhnē; it means a technique of dress and ornament. Any external treatment to enhance your skin using natural or synthetic compounds is cosmetic.

Ayurveda is a 5000 years old medicine science, and also widely & actively used one for overall well-being. Ayurveda believes in healing, longevity and prevention. Ayurveda is more than just a cure; it’s a way of life.

Intending to make Ayurveda more accessible, some Indian businesses came up with practical solutions using modern techniques. All these years Ayurveda coexisted on the shelves with synthetic products in health, wellness and skin-care categories. However, the recent change of events saw peoples’ preference shift towards “Ayurvedic” products, which caused quite a stir in the synthetic industry. Since then, terms like “herbal”, “natural” are being used by these brands in misleading ways (by adding negligible extent of one or a few natural ingredients in their existing formula.)

Only a handful of Ayurvedic brands like Vicco have been using the same all-natural herbs and ingredients till date. So if you are planning to focus on holistic health with such Ayurvedic brands rather than opting for quick-fixes or temporary results with synthetic brands, here’s proof that you are on the right track:
The biologically active ingredients in natural substances work on your skin at the cellular level, whereas cosmetics with synthetic substances merely do a cover-up.
Ayurveda doesn’t give only symptom-specific solutions but also solves the problems at the root level, so there’s a low risk of reoccurrence or side-effects.
Most essential ayurvedic herbs like turmeric, ginger, ashwagandha, etc., have anti-inflammatory properties.
Ayurvedic practices focus on removing toxins out of your body regularly, hence preventing half of your worries—be it pimples or eczema.
Ayurvedic medicines and practices emphasize on immune health, hence keeping you healthy actively.
Ayurveda works in harmony with your body and mind, without causing any disturbance in the functioning of your system.

Many western countries have also realized the potential of Ayurveda and are gradually adapting it welcoming Ayurvedic products into their lifestyle. Vicco alone exports to 40+ countries. Whether you are a newbie to Ayurvedic lifestyle or getting back to it after a long break, make sure to look for certifications of your preferred Ayurvedic brands.

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