[unpaid/sample/affiliate/ad] I tried out the Ranavat Hand Cream earlier in the year and was really impressed with it – you know when a brand just ‘clicks’ with you? So, obviously I wanted to see more. I’ve only top line tested but from the get-go, I felt impressed with it. Ranavat is made in India (the Indian beauty market is one to watch because it is incoming..) and quite new to the UK. Based around Ayurveda, the brand has taken inspiration from the skin care rituals of Indian royalty and yes, for that you can read expensive.
Starting with the Restoring Moonseed Treatment – it’s purple and I LOVE that it’s purple! With no exaggeration, I can say that this is loaded with skin loving ingredients including Moonseed (aka Cyclea peltata, a heart-leafed climbing plant with beautiful white fruits) that are aimed at dry skin and skin creasing. You only need to use it twice a week to give an intensive moisture surge using Kokum seed butter, mango seed butter, sesame oil, Dashmool (an anti-inflammatory shrub) as the first five ingredients. It’s kind of mousse-y in feel which isn’t unpleasant. At £125 HERE, I’d definitely consider this as a twice a week treatment – it would last a long time. For some reason, the scent reminds me of something Sisley – I feel I’ve smelled it before or maybe I’m just recognising the smell of expensive!
Interesting to note that despite the entire range being heavily influenced by Indian Ayurveda, it’s made in the USA. You’d use it at the end of your night time routine – so everything, then this.
Cream cleansers aren’t something I come across that often any more – this one has a more modern twist by being wash off, and by that I mean once around with a damp face cloth rather than a full on water experience – and I have very much enjoyed using this. It’s rich, smooth and distinctly non-drying – actually quite a joy to use. Predominantly using glycerin and sesame oil, it’s free of any parabens, silicones and its full name is Luminous Ceremony Balancing Crème Cleanser :-). It’s £45 HERE.
Obviously, I haven’t used the Brightening Saffron Serum anywhere like enough to attest to its brightening qualities but as a top line, it’s a beautiful oil being comfortable and light, but present. Main benefits of saffron are antioxidant, anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties with a side order of turmeric and liquorice root. It’s easy to massage over the skin (keep white clothing away from this) and sits well on the complexion. I didn’t find it as moisturising as I thought I would so I’ve recategorized it in my head as a treatment oil rather than a moisture oil. There’s no added fragrance so it has something of a raw and earthy scent – I didn’t mind it at all. It’s £135 HERE. All in all, I’m still really rating this range – I know its expensive but Ranavat has a point of difference I think in interesting products. Ayurvedic skin care can get a bit samey but this feels truly different. There’s a very nice looking discovery box for £65 HERE.
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