Shankara is a natural line that sources all of the best natural ingredients in a responsible manner. All the products are free from harmful chemicals.
Shankara's Ayurvedic formulations balance each individual skin type:
Vata (Dry Skin)
Pitta (Normal, Combination or Sensitive Skin)
Kapha (Oily Skin).
Our Ayurvedic foundation comprises of oils & herbs of the highest quality.
The oils that go into the Vata products are the richest and heaviest because we are dealing with dry skin. We use oils like the sesame, avocado, macadamia nut & hemp seed… some of the very rich ones.
Our Pitta products are also deeply moisturizing but less viscous, suiting the nature of Pitta skin. They're also cooling, because Pitta skin will typically run warm. Sunflower and almond oil are the two fundamental ones that work quite well. Olive oil works well too.
Our Kapha products are ideally suited for the kapha skin which is already thick and heavy in its nature -- thus lighter oils are required that naturally feel soothing to a Kapha person. Ideal oils in this regard are: Grape seed, hazelnut, and jojoba.
The herbs that work best for Vata skin are herbs that have a little more regenerating type quality. That may have a natural oil base themselves. And the reason we say regenerating and why that's important is because Vata skin, which is very dry, is the first skin to age. You have more aging effects outwardly in a Vata skin than in any of the other three skin types. So, for this skin type we look at herbs that have moisturizing and regenerating quality.
In the Pitta skin type, we look for herbs that are cooling and calming. We also look for herbs that will create a balance between oil and dryness. Pitta skin can go both ways. T-zone type skin (mixed skin) is usually a Pitta type skin.
The herbs we select for Kapha have a slightly astringent quality. They have a sebum-balancing quality and they also have a stimulating effect, because the Kapha skin is characteristically congested. Kapha skin is thick, and can be congested so what is required is to stimulate circulation in the subcutaneous tissues (tissues that are on the outer dermal layers). You are moving fluid out of those tissues and other things that will congest in the skin.
The rejuvenating and balancing herbs of amla, ashwagandha, brahmi and neem provide the cornerstone foundation of Shankara formulations. These herbs have been carefully selected for their enhanced ability to deeply purify, repair, renew and protect the skin.
Actives and antioxidants that are rich to revitalize and protect the skin include:
Alpha lipoic acid
Stabilized soluble Vitamin C Ester
Vitamin E and Glycoaminoglycans.
ATP (Adenosine triphosphate) stimulates cell functions.
Gold, rhodium and iridium supercharge and maximize ingredient effectiveness.
Synergistic blend of organic essential oils at high percentages ensure support for physical, emotional and mental balance for all body & skin types.
Key to the success of Shankara products is an unrivaled energized regenerating nutrient complex trademarked, 'Regenesis-Energen BioComplex'. This complex is molecularly structured to accelerate the activity of the proprietary blended, clinically tested select plant and algae extracts. In concert with the Ayurvedic herb extracts, amino acid and peptide complexes, fulvic electrolytes and monoatomic gold/ rhodium/iridium preparation, the synergistic result of these ingredients produces an electrifying, quantum effect in skin renewal and anti-aging skin care.
Every product in the Shankara line is pH balanced to match the skin. You never have to worry about damaging the skin in any way, destroying the acid mantle (which nature gave us to protect our skin) or destroying the natural moisture barrier.
One of the principles in the creation of this line is to do no harm
Our products truly nourish and balance the skin.
Shankara is proud to abide by the "Do No Harm" Principle – Our line is pH balanced, All-Natural, and Cruelty Free. All our products are free from harmful chemicals such as Sulphates, Parabens, artificial preservatives, synthetic fragrances etc.
Anything you put on your skin is going to be absorbed eventually. When you're using a product that contains harmful chemicals, they permeate into your body through the skin. They float around, travel though the blood stream and they end up a little bit in all of your various organs. There will be little bits of chemicals that are going to lodge themselves anywhere they feel like as they take a break in their travel through your blood stream. Most of them end up in your liver because the liver is one of the primary cleansing channels in the body.