I have to admit I’m a beauty junkie. Recently I chanced upon rave reviews about a product that had taken an all-women platform by storm. There were some calling it a ‘miraculous glow potion’ while there were others referring to it as a ’10 minute substitute to a facial’. Curiosity got the better of me and I ordered this . It’s been a month and I’ve got to tell you that it is my holy grail, an incredible product that works in more ways than one. Hold on! It’s not just my favorite but my family’s favorite too. Be it my 12 twelve year old son, my 40 something husband or my septuagenarian mother, we all swear by it. In fact if I were to restrict myself to one skin care product for the rest of my life to take care of most of my beauty woes, it’d be this! Charcoal Mask from Beauty Botanica is a phenomenal product; an all natural, chemical free mask. And so are all the products under the umbrella of Teal and Terra and Beauty Botanica.
The brand produces masks, serums, shampoos, shower gels, lotions, masks and other stuff for the face, hair, and body using only top notch natural ingredients, procured from the best sources across the world. The brand believes in sourcing its ingredients sustainably and prefers to use natural plant oils, butters, and essential oils. While there’s no compromise on the quality of ingredients, another USP is the quantity (proportion) of ingredients used. While most brands use just a miniscule amount of a certain ingredient and make a hue and cry about it, Teal and Terra uses a substantial yet safe amount of natural and wholesome ingredients known for their efficacy to deal with a particular problem. Having said that, the products have botanical yet extremely powerful ingredients. There is an array of hair and skin care products to choose from. As a matter of fact, there’s something for everyone. Teal and Terra specialises in hair oils and sulphate free shampoos with a whole lot of natural stuff known to multitask as an anti-dandruff, conditioning and anti-frizz formula. Their body washes double up as face washes too. “Afterall, the skin on your body needs the same pampering and nourishment as that on your face”, being the rationale. Makes solid sense! Men also get in on the action as they’ve got a line of beard products like essential oils and beard wax to keep that facial hair game on point. Full marks! Their sun block made with 100 percent natural stuff is safe, gentle and most of all very effective in our scorching weather.
No Artificial Colours.. No Artificial Fragrances & No Artificial Promises!
It all started when Upma, a business strategist having led a successful corporate life throughout, felt the need to introduce international quality products into Indian market. Coincidentally, on a trip overseas, she stumbled upon some international brands, and was intrigued and impressed by the quality that they offered. The fact that she had already taken a conscious decision to eliminate chemicals from her life played a role too. Just what do you do when your skin is reacting to most commercial chemical laden products and you do not find genuine natural products anywhere? You create your own products. Simple as that! Yes, that’s how Teal and Terra was born. It was created from an inspiration and a genuine thought that skincare products should not have any chemicals in them, just pure natural ingredients, no compromises. A whole lot of research, development, sweat and toil later, Terra and Teal and Beauty Botanica started operations, and has now become a brand to reckon with. No artificial colours, no artificial fragrances and no artificial promises, is what sets them apart. No wonder the only form of marketing till date has been ‘word of mouth’. The products are clear winners and have many a fan following. (moi included!)
Another important fact is that this is not just a home brand selling through a network sans a valid manufacturer’s license, which is mandatory in cosmetics business. Informs the founder Upma, “Cosmetics business works pretty much like food business where licensing is a must and rules are stringent. Not only do we have a license in place, our products are made out of carefully selected botanical and food grade ingredients”. With a firm dislike for preservatives, sulphates, the range of products are suitable to almost all skintypes – even if you have very sensivite skin. The products are curative and reverse the damage caused by chemical treatments and years of mishandling hair and skin with cosmetics. The best time to start using these is teenage, so as to maintain the same skin and hair for life.
Now, isn’t that a reason enough to ditch your commercial, chemical-infused skincare products for natural and cruelty-free products. The Bonus: They are good for your skin, you reduce your carbon footprint, there’s thought and effort that goes into making these natural products, and you’ll be helping out a local brand. Voila, a win-win all the way!
Order on https://tealandterra.com/ or look up the brand on Amazon/Flipkart.