Vata Face Balm 30ml (daytime hydration / protection)
Vata Face Balm 30ml (daytime hydration / protection)
Boost hydration, firmness and suppleness with this awakening and luxurious creamy balm. Beyond a simple daily moisturiser, it intensely nourishes lovingly embracing your skin with a potent botanical complex of antioxidants, emollients and phyto-nutrients for superior skin health. Its unique triple action provides deep hydration while protecting your skin from environmental pollution and feeding nutrients to strengthen and build your skin’s barrier function.
Nourishing Cacao, Macadamia and Pomegranate protect against free radical damage, increase elasticity and boost hydration while minimising lines resulting in smooth, revitalised skin and an instantly lifted spirit.
Precious essences of Rosewood, Frankincense and Neroli combined with rejuvenating herbal extracts of Gotu Kola and Cardamom assist cellular regeneration and promote collagen repair for a healthy dewy complexion. Let the sensual aroma cocoon you as the balm prepares you for a day of gratitude.
My wish is for you to feel at ease using your chosen products. Complimentary with every purchase, receive a personal 30min online skin care tutorial with me (Skin Therapist & Founder, Maxine). Tutorial booking link will be emailed once your products are sent to you.
See below for Intention, Ritual & Video, Tips, Benefits, Ingredients & Storage details.
Affirmation: I love and honour myself.
Aligned with morning (awakening) and evening (relaxing) energy as well as our skin and body’s varying needs at those times, Aika have created Dosha-specific products and holistic rituals to enrich their rejuvenating benefits. The delicate bonding of organic ingredients also help to restore true wellness as a loving twice-daily practice. These Ayurvedic-inspired rituals encourage us to connect within and come home to ourselves.
The Vata Balm is the third step in the Vata Arise Ritual and when combined with the Pure Polish and Tonic, its effects are amplified. As our natural metabolic functions are focused outwardly on protecting our skin from daytime environmental and emotional influences, the Vata Collection works together to create a deep and intuitive sense of wellbeing based on our individual needs.
Always start with damp skin, ideally pre-misted with Vata Tonic for the most ideal application.
Using clean, dry hands take half a pea size of Vata Balm and warm/melt it between your fingertips to activate and soften the phyto-nutrients so they infuse into your skin. Inhale deeply and enjoy the exquisite aroma.
Firmly press and release onto damp face and neck for 20-30 seconds. This press and release action allows for maximum penetration of the 100% active ingredients.
Then if needed, gently massage upwards and outwards in circular movements.
Mist the Vata Tonic again to seal the Balm in.
Mist your skin with the Vata Tonic before and after application of the Balm. The Vata Tonic provides water-soluble nutrients which help draw in the Balm. The Tonic and Balm work together delivering a complete synergy of essential nutrients and keep your skin hydrated and nourished all day long.
If you've used too much Balm your skin may look extra dewy. If you prefer a more matte look, lightly press over skin with a soft tissue. Use a little less Balm next time, a little goes a long way.
Blend with mineral makeup for a super-luxe and polished effect. Perfect for when you don’t want to use water-based liquid foundations that have emulsifiers, preservatives and unnecessary ingredients but still find powder make up too drying. This provides the perfect make up finish with day long hydration, minus the chemicals and irritated skin.
Oxygenating and vitalising – increases circulation and warmth to impart all day radiance and glow.
Phyto-nutrient rich – boosted with oil-soluble antioxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to strengthen and repair while preventing free radical damage and oxidative stress from the environment.
Long-lasting hydration – increases moisture retention and prevents trans-epidermal water loss (TEWL), reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and imparting a velvety dewy appearance.
Restores and protects – day-long comfort and skin barrier restoration and protection against the elements while helping to repair collagen and increase skin’s elasticity and firmness for a smooth and supple complexion.
Make up primer – provides a velvety soft and hydrated complexion that is the perfect base for makeup.
100% active and concentrated – devoid of formula-benefiting ingredients and all synthetics, every single ingredient works to benefit on a cellular level in this waterless formula for the ultimate in effectiveness and long-lasting value.
Believing your skin and body deserve only the best, purity is essential here at Soul to Skin. Having sourced the best certified organic ingredients from around the world, all Aika ingredients are chosen based on Ayurvedic principles to purify, restore, rejuvenate and bring radiance to your skin, body and mind.
The full Aika collection is certified organic to the ACO (Australian Certified Organic) standard - one of the top two standards in Australia and the world - which is a whole systems approach to farming, people, transport/storage, product formulas and packaging.
Cacao Butter – Only the finest quality raw, certified organic virgin, non-roasted, unrefined, and non-deodorised Cacao with a deliciously nutty golden colour and rich chocolaty aroma’s used in Aika products. This minimal processing ensures that the cacao butter retains all the essential nutrients making it a true superfood powerhouse packed full of essential fatty acids, polyphenol anti-oxidants and vitamins. It has extremely beneficial effects on the skin and improves skin health by increasing collagen retention and production, improves skin tone, skin elasticity and hydration for preventing premature ageing. It has amazing emollient properties that enrich dry skin promoting softness, suppleness, reducing scarring and helping to keep skin oxygenated, firm and protect it from the environment by preventing epidermal water loss.
Pomegranate – Prized in Ayurveda as a power fruit for its sweet, astringent, bitter, sour and light qualities and edible leaves, flowers, bark, peel and seeds, it’s a tridoshic fruit that balances all doshas. It’s mentioned in the ancient Vedas as a divine fruit and symbol of fertility and prosperity. Rich in iron, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and specifically Punicic acid known for its UV protective and free radical scavenging properties that assists with repairing sun damaged and ageing skin. It promotes skin’s self-repair system by stimulating the collagen and elastin producing fibroblasts which enables skin to maintain elasticity for a healthy plump look and minimises the formation of wrinkles.
Gotu Kola – A powerful Rasayana, adaptogenic, nervine and circulatory-promoting Centella Asiatica, commonly called by its Singhalese name Gotu Kola and known as the ‘promoter of longevity’ has been a centrepiece of Ayurvedic medicine for millenia. It’s rich in amino acids, beta carotene, essential fatty acids, and anti-oxidants and is a renowned skin, body and mind rejuvenator. It is a rich source of pentacyclic triterpenoids that function to proliferate collagen production, improve elasticity, increase the strength of newly formed skin cells and prevents scar tissue formation. Its anti-inflammatory properties promote wound healing and healthy capillaries and veins. Known in Ayurvedic medicine as a sattvic brain tonic (interestingly the leaf resembles the cerebellum), it promotes cerebral circulation and supports the nervous system for concentration, memory and focus while reducing anxiety and nervousness. Truly an exceptional Ayurvedic superfood!
Frankincense – Aika uses the exquisitely rich and historically sacred ‘Serrata’ variety of Frankincense also known as Olibanum or Indian Frankincense. It has a venerated position in Ayurveda, particularly for its benefits as a powerful anti-inflammatory and used to treat rheumatoid and arthritic conditions. It is a powerful cellular regenerator that restores elasticity and reduces the signs of premature ageing on skin helping it to look smooth and toned. It has been long valued as a spiritual aid in prayer and meditation and has an anti-depressive and soothing effect on the mind.
Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Theobrama cacao (cacoa butter), Macadamia integrifolia (macadamia oil), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera), Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom), Centella asiatica (gotu kola), Aniba rosaeodora (rosewood), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Citrus aurantium (neroli), Boswellia serrata (frankincense).
Store below 25C in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight. Use within 6 months of opening. Patch test before use recommended.