The traditional Ayurvedic texts extensively describe numerous medicinal plants to support the health and beauty of the skin. They are even categorized based on specific actions like varnya herbs that enhance a glowing radiant complexion due to being packed with antioxidants and anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties.
These varnya herbs work on balancing pitta dosha, which is responsible for the expression of color in our upper layer of the skin and therefore act as complexion enhancers. These herbs also are madhura, tikt, kashaya rasa (sweet, bitter, astringent) in quality and are shita virya, or cooling potency, which makes them apt for pacifying pitta dosha, detoxifying the blood, and acting as natural skin toners.
Here are the Top 6 Varnya herbs or Ayurvedic Skin Brighteners that are found with our formulas:
Himalayan Cherry hydrates and softens skin and boosts blood circulation
found in Resurfacing Sandalwood Mask
Indian Madder/Manjistha reduces wrinkles, fine lines and dark spots
found in our Resurfacing Sandalwood Mask and Brightening Face Oil
Saffron helps to repair and increase skin cell turnover and production and protect against sun damage as well as prevent acne and calm skin
found in our Radiant Saffron Serum
Sandalwood replenishes moisture while removing excess sebum and treats acne and blemishes
found in our Resurfacing Sandalwood Mask
Vetiver hydrates and smooths skin and reduces the appearance of blemishes and pigmentation for even skin tone
found in our Radiant Saffron Serum and Luminous Jasmine Mist
Licorice Root helps to fade blemishes and dark spots and protect against sun damage
found in our Brightening Face Oil and Clarifying Black Cumin Cleanser