Pukka Ayurveda heralds a new era of skincare for mums of all ages
A new age of skincare has arrived with Pukka Ayurveda, taking beauty to a new level, with the power of super natural, creating an advanced range of active and organic skin essentials. Better known for their incredible organic tea blends, Pukka (Hindi for authentic) is the brain child of master herbalist, Sebastian Pole. Given Pukka’s outstanding organic credentials and passion for herbal, creating a skincare line was a natural evolution and Pukka Ayurveda was born. This exceptional line of modern, must-have skincare, applies ancient Ayurvedic principles of skin detox + nutrient replenishment with the highest quality, accredited organic plant and herbal formulations.
Based on the ancient Indian philosophy Ayurveda which asserts that the secret to beautiful skin lies in three key areas; how it is nourished, cleansed and rejuvenated. By nurturing skin with naturally active blends of herbs and plants, Pukka Ayurveda skincare helps to improve skin circulation, eliminate toxins and restore natural radiance. Using special super-extraction techniques so that each drop of formula provides a highly concentrated dose of essential skin-nurturing nutrients Pukka Ayuveda provides deep nourishment to help build and maintain healthy skin tissue.
Formulations that contain circulation boosting herbs and fortified antioxidant protection strengthen elastin and collagen. Rejuvenating herbs such as amla and gotu kola strengthen the skins defences and brighten its natural glow. Pukka Ayurveda products are free from parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and colours
Pukka Ayurveda Firming Face Oil
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Blended from some of the purest organic herbs and oils, the Firming Face Oil is gently fragranced with neroli and petigrain that apparently rejuvenates and protectspukka ayurveda firming face oil – but is also extremely soothing. Applied to the face and neck, this light firming oil is quickly absorbed into the skin and is not too heavy for mature skin.
Pukka Ayurveda Firming Face Oil has already achieved cult status, garnering awards and accolades for its skin transforming action. This hardworking skin repair hero blends rich seed oils and plant extracts to condition, plump and enhance tone and texture, restoring lost luminosity. This luxurious elixir blends potent antioxidant herbs and essentials oils to feed depleted skin with beneficial fatty acids including evening primrose, hemp, sesame, rosehip, starflower, poppy and wheat germ, all chosen for their restorative action. Pukka Ayurveda Firming Face Oil Pukka targets the deeper layers of the skin to leave it dewy, smooth and supple.
Pukka Ayurveda Nourishing Brightener PRIMARY TIMES VERDICT: We blended with a small amount of water or cream, into a paste and then exfoliated. Suitable for even the most sensitive skin, this delightfully light natural formula did not irritate or redden skin, pukka ayurveda nourishing brightenerand left it delicately cleansed and glowing. Exfoliate with freshly ground ingredients for a totally new experience that your face will thank you for!
Specially blended by Ayurvedic Practitioner Sebastian Pole, Pukka Ayurveda’s Nourishing Brightener- Organic Bilberry and Almond Freshly Ground Exfoliator illuminates dull and lacklustre skin. Bursting with 100% ethically sourced organic fruits, roots, leaves and seeds which gently exfoliate and deeply cleanse, Nourishing Brightener is the most innovative treatment in the collection and is activated by blending with moisture. To suit individual skin needs, combine with water, toner, oil or cream and transform the rich earthy formula into a beautiful purple paste that uniquely exfoliates, brightens and nourishes all-in-one step
For incredible results, combine Nourishing Brightener with:
Formulator Sebastian Pole says: “Nourishing Brightener is specially designed to give skin a radiance boost when it needs it most. Almond seed is rich in vitamins, minerals and deeply nourishing, shatavari root leaves skin feeling super soft and rejuvenated whilst the multitude of brightening ingredients work to target dull skin and create a glowing complexion.”
Pukka Ayurveda Nourishing Brightener €16.00
Pukka Ayurveda Radiance Serum
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This is recommended for use before applying face cream, or to combine with Nourishing or Firming Face Oil to hydrate and nourish skin more deeply. Overtones of honey and a light touch of sandalwood left us with gently scented skin that appeared to slightly tighten the face and leave it ready for further moisturising.pukka ayurveda radiance serum
Suitable for all skin types, this serum revitalises and restores with deeply effective and active botanicals.
Specially blended by Ayurvedic Practitioner and qualified herbal dermatologist, Sebastian Pole, Pukka Ayurveda’s Radiance Serum contains organic aloe vera and Manuka honey to soothe and refresh dull and dry skin, while Gotu Kola and Lemon Balm tone and brighten. Containing Supercritical Carbon Dioxide Extracts, a unique concentrate of Ayurvedic herbs to promote effective rejuvenation, metabolism and detoxification Radiance Serum boosts microcirculation and enhances the skins natural functions of elimination and tissue repair.
With the growing understanding that what you put on your skin is as important as what you eat, Pukka Ayurveda’s Organic Skincare Collection offers up to 100% certified organic ingredients, that are all naturally highly effective. Top supermodel Erin O’Connor, commented, “…the packaging is beautiful and the products themselves, though gentle, are wonderful.”
Deeply effective and active botanicals
The majority of essential oils are produced using steam or water distillation which also extracts ineffective plant residues that have no active value. Some essential oil extraction uses a solvent, such as hexane, to extract the essential oil from the plant material. Solvent extraction can leave behind small amounts of solvent residues and therefore cannot be used to produce organic essential oils and extracts.
The sophisticated supercritical carbon dioxide extraction produces a very special extract. Under pressure carbon dioxide is used to extract the active constituents of the organic plant material without leaving behind undesirable chemical residues. This produces clean, organic, highly concentrated active plant extracts of which are the essence of Pukka Ayurveda. A remarkable benefit of supercritical carbon dioxide extracts is that they are fat soluble, helping to ensure that the active components of each extract are delivered deep within the skin’s tissue layers.
Pukka’s supercritical extracts are so concentrated it takes 100 kilos of dried amla fruit, made from 1000 kilos of fresh fruit, to make 1 kilo of our supercritical amla extract.
Pukka Ayurveda Radiance Serum combines supercritical carbon dioxide extracts of amla, turmeric, gotu kola and tulsi. This revitalizing formula increases microcirculation and encourages detoxification through the lymphatic drainage system, thus enabling the vital nutrients to reach and hydrate dry tissue. With the perfect balance of invigorating extracts to tone and uplift, Pukka Ayurveda Radiance Serum leaves skin feeling soothed and refreshed.
Formulator Sebastian Pole says: “These incredible extracts, in synergy with carefully selected pressed oils and herbal extracts, embody the principles of Ayurvedic health: to promote rejuvenation, detoxification, and nourishment, protection, healing and anti-ageing. These benefits blossom in our skin - the barometer that communicates our vitality to the world.”
After cleansing and toning, apply a thin layer of Radiance Serum to the face, neck and décolleté before moisturising with Pukka Ayurveda Balancing Day Cream or Deep Moisture Day Cream. For deeper nourishment try mixing with Nourishing Face Oil or Firming Face Oil.
Naturally free from parabens, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances and colours. Adopting the most rigorous organic standards, Pukka Ayurveda skincare is organically certified by the Soil Association and is made using sustainably harvested ingredients and industry leading recyclable packaging.
Pukka Ayurveda Radiance Serum €40.20 Pukka Ayurveda is available in Ireland from:
•Hopsack, Rathmines • Restore, Camden Street •Down To Earth, South Great Georges Street •Neighbourhood Pharmacy, Santry • Organic Supermarket, Blackrock•Wholehealth Centre, Ballybrack•Evergreen Health Stores, Galway and evergreen.ie • Dargan Healthfoods, Limerick •Priya Therapy and Store, Cork • An Tobairin, Bandon • An Siopa Beag, Killaloe • Horan’s Health Store, Fermoy • Meanwell Wholefoods, Ennis • The Aquarian, Caherciveen, Co. Kerry • The Health Store, Bridgewater Shopping Centre, Arklow, Co. Wicklow • The Health Store, Blackrock, Dublin • The Health Store, Blanchardstown, Dublin •The Health Store, Dundrum Town Centre, Dublin 16 • The Health Store, Liffey Valley Shopping Centre, Dublin 22 •The Health Store, Pavillion Shopping Centre, Swords, Co.Dublin