Anti-Aging Essentials: Oils for Maintaining Healthy, Hydrated Skin & Hair Against the Cold

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As temperatures drop and the days get shorter during Kapha season, our skin becomes more susceptible to imbalance, which can lead to dryness, dullness and irritation. As Ayurveda stresses, our bodies and minds are deeply connected to our external environments, making it important to adjust our beauty and wellness practices according to the season. During Kapha season, it’s vital to pay extra attention to staying warm and hydrated. These essential oils and products, formulated with nourishing and hydrating Ayurvedic ingredients, can help you do just that.

Rosehip, Turmeric, & Papaya Extract for Soft, Supple Skin

Rosehip Oil

Luxuriously aromatic, precious rosehip oil is packed with powerfully-hydrating essential fatty acids, allowing it to incorporate seamlessly onto the skin, offering deep and long-lasting moisture. Rosehip oil is also a dry oil, meaning it absorbs fully into the skin without leaving any sticky residue or shininess. Instead, the skin will be imbued with a healthy, radiant glow. 


Turmeric has been revered in Ayurvedic tradition for thousands of years for its immense healing and therapeutic effects. Full of anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, turmeric’s benefits include combating heart disease and depression and promoting potent anti-aging effects. When applied to the skin, turmeric deeply hydrates the skin and brings out its natural glow, resulting in a glowing and even complexion. It further promotes evenness and hydration by combatting inflammation, enabling the skin to radiate with health and hydration.

Papaya Extract

Papaya extract is rich in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, vitamins and nutrients, lycopenes and more, making it an excellent source of nutrition and hydration for the skin. Thanks to its high water content and its abundance of Vitamins A, C and E, papaya extract deeply hydrates and moisturizes the skin. While transforming the skin into a supple, soft complexion, it also soothes the skin and imbues it with a radiant glow, leaving one looking youthful and revitalized. 

Moringa Oil and Indian Gooseberry for Luscious, Sleek Hair

Moringa Oil

Moringa oleifera is also known as “the miracle tree” for good reason—its abundance of vitamins, antioxidants and healthy fats render it a potent remedy for numerous beauty and wellness needs. A highly-touted ingredient for radiant hair, moringa oil provides long-lasting moisture to both hair and scalp. Deeply penetrating without becoming heavy, it transforms dry or damaged hair into a luscious, bouncy mane—without any sign of oiliness. Its high antioxidant content also enables it to combat damage, further creating the effect of long-lasting hydration. 

Indian Gooseberry

Indian Gooseberry is a renowned ingredient in the beauty and wellness world for its extremely high antioxidant content—Vitamin C in particular. Thanks to its highly moisturizing properties, Indian gooseberry can provide potent hydration for dry, damaged, or dull hair. At the same time, it helps to regulate sebum production, allowing it to deeply nourish, rejuvenate and protect the hair and scalp without leaving any oily residue. As a result, this potent, damage-fighting ingredient leaves the hair looking bouncy, lustrous and healthy.

UMA Recommends

Our Intensely Nourishing Hair Oil maximizes the revitalizing, nourishing benefits of both Moringa oil and Indian Gooseberry in an indulgent blend designed to combat dryness and damage, stimulate hair growth and imbue the hair with radiance. 

Geranium for Full, Bouncy Lips

Geranium is a potent aromatherapeutic ingredient whose beauty and wellness benefits are numerous. A natural astringent, geranium soothes inflammation and redness and provides deep hydration and toning to the skin. An excellent anti-aging ingredient, we use geranium in many of our skincare products, including our Absolute Anti Aging Lip Oil, which was designed to hydrate chapped, dry lips while instilling them with potent nourishment for long-lasting renewal, freshness and moisture. 


UMA Recommends

For an indulgent self-care experience, we recommend trying out our Absolute Anti Aging Face Oil, which hydrates and softens the skin while also promoting evenness and glow and reducing fine lines and wrinkles. To moisturize and nourish the delicate, sensitive skin around our neck and chest, check out our Flawlessly Firming Neck, Chest & Décolletage Serum. To repair and revitalize skin that is extra-susceptible to dryness during the winter months, we recommend our versatile Deep Nourish Extreme Dryness Treatment, specially designed to soothe dry and irritated skin.





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