Since times immemorial, people have experimented with the herbs and natural ingredients around them and tried to infuse their goodness into one powerful potion.
Ayurveda too has one such recipe that’s passed over generations as a beauty secret.
Described as ‘Miraculous Elixir’; it’s said that massaging your face with it at night will make your face ‘glow like gold.’
This beauty potion is none other than Kumkumadi Tailam.
It is considered Ayurveda’s invaluable gift to mankind for its uncanny ability to eradicate skin related issues and bring out the skin’s natural glow. The name Kumkumadi comes from one of its key ingredients - red-gold Saffron, which is known as Kumkuma in Sanskrit.
In this article, we’ll look at the main benefits of Kumkumadi oil, its ingredients, how to apply it, and answer the major questions around its usage. First, let’s get down to the basics.
What is Kumkumadi Oil? (And Its Top Benefits)
Made entirely from natural herbs and oils, Kumkumadi Oil (also called as Kumkumadi Tailam) is an Ayurvedic facial oil. It provides cosmetic as well as therapeutic effects for the skin without causing any damage. Besides nourishing the skin, it also works as a cleanser, toner, and moisturizer.
The most useful benefits of Kumkumadi Tailam are:
● Working as a natural skin illuminator by lightening the skin tone and improving skin texture,
● Minimizing dark circles and repairing hyperpigmentation as well as signs of aging,
● Getting rid of skin discoloration,
● Treating blemishes and scars,
● Brightening dull skin.
But how is one oil capable of offering so many benefits? Well, the secret lies in the ingredients used to prepare the oil. Let’s look at them.
How to Use Kumkumadi Oil: Three Simple Steps
Below are Three steps to use Kumkumadi oil in the form our Kumkumadi Oil based night serum. It brightens and treats dull, pigmented, damaged and aging skin.
Alright, here’s the first step for using the oil.
Begin with cleansing your face as usual at night. After cleansing, dampen your skin with Pure Rose/Mogra/Lavender/Vetiver water.
Take (2-3 drops) of Kumkumadi Night Serum on your palm, apply over the face with fingertips and gently massage onto the skin until fully absorbed.
In case you are using Kumkumadi Tailam, take 3-7 drops of the tailam on your palm and rub both palms together - it will make the oil a little warm. Now, apply it on your face, neck, and décolleté. You can massage for 5 minutes with outward and upward strokes until the tailam is completely absorbed into the skin.
Allow the Kumkumadi Night Serum to work overnight for best results. Wash it next morning with a mild natural cleanser.
In case you are using Kumkumadi Tailam, then you need to remove the oil with a warm towel or natural cleanser 30 minutes post oiling.
If you’re using the Kama Kumkumadi Night Serum, then here are video instructions on how to apply it.