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    Tips for Skincare this Monsoon

    Tips for Skincare this Monsoon

    Rainy season is here! Monsoons might be favorite season of many, but it’s certainly not the best season for your skin. With high humidity, dampness, varying temperatures, exposure to contaminated water and microbes, there are high chances of skin infections and inflammations. Sweat and oil deposits make the skin dull and cause breakouts. 

    Monsoon has different effects on the skin depending on the skin type. If you are blessed with normal skin, you don’t have to do much except keep your skin clean by using a good face wash and applying a moisturizer with SPF. 

    For the rest of us, we can help get a naturally toned and cleansed skin during monsoon with these easy and quick tips. 

    Monsoon skincare tips for oily skin

    Due to high humidity in monsoons, oily skin is likely to suffer from acne and seborrheic dermatitis. The high humidity clogs the pores that increase the sebum production in turn. This excess oil attracts more dirt and dust, calling for bacterial infection, acne and breakouts. Here’s what you need to do. 

    • Use a gentle oil-free cleanser - To get rid of the excess oil as well as the dirt and dust from your face and prevent acne.
    • Use a non-comedogenic body cream - Go for body moisturizer or body butter which do not clog pores and provide UV protection. Using a sunscreen is essential even in the monsoons because even though there isn’t any sun, the UV rays are still present and can damage your skin. 

    Monsoon skincare tips for dry skin

    Dry skin need external hydration to prevent them from being itchy and irritating. In the monsoons, dry skin shows symptoms of eczema, but if you take little extra care, all can be managed. You need to

    • Drink more fluids - Water intake will keep the skin hydrated from within and prevent it from drying out. Also wash your face regularly so that dirt doesn’t get a chance to settle. 
    • Moisturize frequently - Your skin needs to be moisturized regularly to keep the outer layer of the skin hydrated while feeling soft and supple. 

    Product Recommendation

    Hemp with Neroli Body Butter is a one stop solution for most of the problems caused in rainy season. It is perfect for sensitive, sun-damaged, dry or stressed skin. It is also non-comedogenic and non-allergenic. 

    The ingredients of Neroli Body Butter are Hemp seed Oil, Moringa Oil, Jojoba Oil, Bees wax Oil, Shea Butter, Neroli Essential Oil. This is a multi-layered blend of these nutrient-rich oils in the form of a deluxe cream. This makes a body moisturizer perfect for dry to normal skin or in rainy or cold climates. Let us check why these ingredients give such wonderful results. 

    • Hemp Seed Oil - It is perfect for most skin types as it can nourish and moisturize without clogging the pores and calm the skin inflammation. Hemp oil can prevent occurrence of dryness and acne, as it regulates the oil production.

    Hemp Seed Oil contains omega-6 fatty acids, which acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory oil which encourage skin growth and new cell generation. While treating inflammation, it also treats other skin issues that may get aggravated in rainy season. 

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.


    • Moringa Oil – This oil has incredible benefits to skin such as moisturizing, reducing oxidative stress, eliminating inflammation and exfoliating the skin. It also detoxifies the body, slow the aging process, speed up the healing.


    • Jojoba Oil - Jojoba contains nutrients like vitamin B and E, plus minerals like chromium, copper, and zinc, which nourish and protect the skin from environmental damages. Jojoba is an anti-aging oil that reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.


    • Bees wax Oil - Beeswax oil has antiviral, anti-inflammatory, and antibacterial properties that are essential in fighting damaged, chapped skin and bacterial infections that affects so many people in the monsoons. It works by making a protective wall and sealing the moisture inside the skin, but without clogging up the pores. Bees wax is also rich in vitamin A making it effective in reducing wrinkles and age spots by hydrating and reconstructing damaged skin cells.


    • Shea Butter - Shea butter is a skin superfood that is naturally rich in vitamins A, E and F. It is a natural sunscreen that offers UV protection (it is SPF ~6). It also provides the skin with essential fatty acids and the nutrients necessary for collagen production. Even in monsoon, UV rays are very prominent, and you should wear sunscreen before steeping out.


    • Neroli Essential Oil – It gives a citrus and floral fragrance for the mystical aroma. It also acts as a natural fixative to maintain the original composition of the oils without losing its true fragrance.


    Why is it so effective?

    The Hemp with Neroli Body Butter is freshly prepared on order. It is brimming with fine quality cold-pressed oils with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties. It is suitable for all skin types as it maintains the right oil balance in the skin. 

    Don’t let skin problems keep you indoors this monsoon! Enjoy!


    Watch Out for These Toxins in Conventional Sunscreens!

    Watch Out for These Toxins in Conventional Sunscreens!

    “Only twenty five percent of the 800 tested sunscreens are effective at protecting your skin without the use of potentially harmful ingredients” said the sunscreen guide released by the Environmental Working Group some years back.

    Research also says that almost 97% of Americans have sunscreen chemicals in their blood. 

    Quite baffling isn’t it? Even I was, when I did a web search for “safe sun screens”. Turns out that my idea of using a sunscreen to protect my skin isn’t that great after all! 

    Research across the globe points out that commercially produced sunscreens use chemicals that are toxic and harmful to our skin and body. But, many do not know this. Likewise many also do not know that there are various types of sun screens too. Sunscreens can be broadly categorized into Chemical Sunscreen, Mineral Sunscreen, and Natural Sunscreen. Let us look at them in detail

    Chemical sunscreen: It is the most detrimental sunscreen available in the market. It contains many synthetic ingredients that are absorbed into the skin. Some of these ingredients are: 

    1. Oxybenzone: It is a penetration enhancer. Which means that Oxybenzone helps other chemicals to be absorbed into the skin. It is a hormone-disrupting chemical and only blocks UVB rays. These are the good rays of the sun that help in Vita-D production. It has no effect on the harmful UVA rays of the sun. 


    1. Octinoxate: It is one of the most harmful ingredients found in chemical sunscreens. This chemical gets absorbed by the skin and like Oxybenzone is a penetration enhancer. Though Octinoxate is supposed to prevent sun-induced aging, this one could actually be a culprit for premature aging. It produces frightening free radicals that can damage the skin and its cells. 


    Retinyl Palmitate (Vitamin A Palmitate): This is a combination of Retinol and Palmitic acid (an ingredient found in tropical plants). As an ingredient in sunscreens, it is supposed to improve the product’s performance against the aging effects of UV exposure. However, Retinyl Palmitate when exposed to the sun’s UV rays breaks down and produces free radicals that are toxic to cells, damage DNA and may lead to cancer. 


    1. Homosalate: It is another UV absorbing ingredient used in sunscreens. It also acts as a penetration enhancer. However, once absorbed, homosalate accumulates in our body faster than we can get rid of it. It becomes toxic and affects our hormones. 


    1. Octocrylene: This chemical when exposed to UV light, absorbs the rays and produces oxygen radicals that can damage cells and cause mutations. It is readily absorbed by our skin and may accumulate within our bodies. 



    1. Paraben Preservatives: As the name suggests this chemical is used as a preservative. Use of this chemical has acute and chronc side effects. They mimic hormones and can disrupt the natural functioning of hormones found in our bodies. Parabens also increase the risk of breast and skin cancer. 


    1. Synthetic fragrance: The chemicals used for these fragrances can cause a headache, nausea, dizziness, skin irritation and has also been associated with asthma.


    To sum it up most of these ingredients affect our hormones and can cause cancer. 


    Mineral Sunscreens: Mineral sunscreens are considered a safer option. But yes, it has its own harmful effects. Some of the sunscreens contain the chemical ingredients listed above so, the risk persists. 

    Additionally, if a mineral sunscreen uses Nanoparticles like zinc or titanium oxide these can enter the body which is again unsafe. Zinc also has devastating effect on corals and environment. 

    Given that both Chemical and Mineral sunscreens have their disadvantages, is there an option or safe alternative? Yes, there are alternatives. One is to eat the right foods and healthy fats that support skin health. The best option is to use Natural Sunscreens. 

    What are natural sunscreens? These are made with natural ingredients that are safe for our skin. They include natural oils and butters to protect your skin. 

    One may want to try products from the Red Raspberry face cream from Satliva. 

    It is made of natural and organic ingredients which are beneficial in protecting us from the Sun. The ingredients used are: 

    Hemp seed oil: The hemp seed oil has a SPF rating of 6. It also deflects some of the UV rays without actually affecting the absorption of Vitamin D. 

    Red Raspberry Seed Oil: This oil is loaded with essential fatty acids that nourish your skin and an SPF of 28-50. (depends on the quality of the oil)

    Geranium essential oil: This oil’s natural astringency helps to tighten the skin, regulate sebum and improve the look of pores.

    Jojoba oil: It acts as a natural moisturizer for the skin and has a SPF rating of 4.

    Carrot seed oil: This oil is said to have antiseptic properties, anti-aging properties, Vitamin C and E. It has an SPF of 38-40. 

    Tea tree oil: In a sunscreen tea tree oil is said to block the UV rays from penetrating the skin. 

    Mango Butter: This forms the base of the cream. Mango butter has Vitamin C which keeps your skin youthful and also beneficial for dry skin. 

    The cream from Satliva is a great product to be used. Why go back to the toxic commercial sunscreens? Shift to a healthier and safer option. Try one today! 

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.


    Hemp Seed Oil – A boon during the Monsoon

    Hemp Seed Oil – A boon during the Monsoon

    Monsoon is one of the most awaited seasons as it brings relief from hot summers. The growling dark clouds, the cool breeze, the smell of wet soil, the refreshing rain drops, makes everything romantic. You want to go out, enjoy the nature, play and dance, but your skin and hair doesn’t share the same fervor.  

    Due to high humidity, both the skin and hair get sweat and oil deposits making them dull, tangled and flat. If you don’t take proper care, there are chances of getting fungal infections and bad odour. Not just skin, people suffer from itchy scalp, hair fall and dull hair with the onset of monsoon. Specially with long hair, as they do not dry completely and quickly in this season. 

    All you need to do is follow a more disciplined skin and hair care regime with the right cosmetic products.


    Hemp seed oil is getting the due attention lately, thanks to its high versatility and nutritive value. Hemp seed oil contains numerous fatty acids, rich proteins, vitamins, 21 amino acids including 9 essential amino acids and other nutrients, that offer abundant benefits to skin, hair and scalp.

    Hemp seeds are rich in fatty acids Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9. Fatty acids are important for the normal functioning of all body systems, including our hair, skin, circulatory system, brain and organs ensuring the wellbeing of your entire body. 

    Hemp seed Oil is a wonder oil that can penetrate the skin better and is far less sticky. This makes it a popular choice of oil for use in cosmetics and hair-care products.

    What makes hemp seed oil awesome for skin? 

    Hemp oil’s comedogenic rating is zero, meaning there is no chance of breaking out or clogging your pores. Specially in monsoon, skin gets more acne prone, but if you use products with hemp seed oil, you can actually help maintain skin sebum (oil) balance.

    Humidity during monsoon season makes oily skin worse. But Hemp Seed Oil can be used for oily skin as well.

    What makes Hemp seed oil awesome for hair?

    Hemp seed oil is loaded with lipids, which gives required nutrients and prevent hair loss. The oil helps to strengthen fragile strands of hair, make them supple and thicker. 

    Using hemp oil topically in the hair and scalp can reduce various scalp problems. It can relieve itchiness and dryness in the scalp and reduce the occurrence of dandruff. Because Hemp oil improves blood circulation and reduces inflammation, it helps to avoid infections.


    Hemp with Moringa Body Oil

    This superior quality body oil by Satliva constitutes Hempseed Oil, Castor Oil, Moringa Oil, Rosemary Essential Oil and Tea Tree Essential Oil. It is specially suited to treat dry skin and acne, caused with the change of season and in the rainy season. The unique blend of cold-pressed natural oils helps replenish dry skin, have an anti-ageing effect on skin, therefore reduces wrinkles. Rosemary essential oil has astringent qualities, that makes skin suppler. The refreshing scent of Tea Tree oil adds on to the soothing experience. 

    To know more about the product, please refer to Satliva.

    Hemp with Avocado Hair Oil

    This special blend of hair oil constitutes Hemp seed Oil, Castor Oil, Jojoba Oil, Avacado Oil, Peppermint Essential Oil and Tea Tree Essential Oil. The goodness of each one of them helps to stimulate growth of new hair while making them healthy. The scalp is moisturized, so no dandruff, hair strands get nourished, so no splittants or frizz and overall protection from damage is done, all in one go. 

    Avocado oil stimulates new hair growth and maintain overall health. It moisturizes, nourishes and strengthen hair strands, while preventing the damage. Peppermint oil is an astringent cleaner, so that the scalp can breathe by clearing the pores. Tea tree oil moisturizes the hair so the scalp is not dry and itchy. It adds lusture to the hair. 

    On the whole, the sweet scent of Avocado Oil added to the freshness of Tea-tree and Peppermint oil makes it an exceptional hair oil, which no one can dislike. But of-course you have to try it to feel it yourself.  

    How do you find the right oil?

    Cold pressed hemp seed oil is the best one, which is seen in green color with a nutty flavor. The refined oil is clear with little flavor, and hence lesser skin-nourishing qualities. As per the general rule, the cold pressed oils are the most healthier ones. 

    At Satliva, you can trust the quality blindfolded.  For maximum benefits, apply oil before bedtime. This ensures maximum absorption and you get all the goodness out of it.


    The best part of Hemp seed oil is that it suits all skin types and all hair types. If you have clogged pores or dryness or both, Hemp seed oil soothes while providing just the right amount of moisture to the skin and hair.

    Your look and feel will change once you start using these natural products. 

    Try them, you are worth it!!

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.

    Hair Cream: What, Why and How-to?

    Hair Cream: What, Why and How-to?

    What if you are told that one product can tame your frizz, help in styling as well as provide nourishment to your hair without making them look greasy!

    Don't believe us? Read on to find out more about the one-stop solution to your hair woes.

    Why Hair Cream?

    Just like our body, our hair needs nourishment too, and a lot of it! Oils can provide nourishment but it makes hair look sticky. Hair cream does not only fulfil styling needs but also work to make hair healthy.

    Natural ingredients like Rosemary oil, Hemp, Peppermint Oil and Almond Oil give your hair a shine and nourishment, while fighting off damage done by harmful pollution, UV rays and dirt.

    Earlier style conscious men would use a hair gel for that back-comb-hair look and add serious shine. It looked good, but felt heavy and greasy. Today's hair cream gives a more natural look. Specially for dull hair, hair cream application gives a well-groomed look, effortlessly.

    What is hair cream?

    Hair cream, commonly termed as styling cream, adds natural shine to rough hair. It smoothens the tamed hair and holds them well so that they don't fall. In simple words, it removes frizz and fly-aways without making them heavy.

    However, high maintenance and party wear styles like spikes, mohawks and pompadours are not possible with creams. That require a more sticky wax kind of a thing found in styling gels.

    Cream is for casual and natural finish that styles while nourishing. Hair creams are not solid like wax, or sticky like a gel, they are thick creams that works for all hair types. Hair cream is especially a boon for curly and long unmanageable mane, that gets easily entangled. Applying cream boost the curls or wavy hair without weighing them down.

    How To Use Hair Cream

    For daily use

    Hair creams can be used before and after shampoo.

    If you are applying it before shampoo, use it like any other oil, the cream strengthens the roots, conditions the hair, prevents hair fall and also promotes hair growth.

    a) Take a dab of cream (pea size) in your palm and using fingers apply directly on the roots as well as hair.

    b) Give a gentle massage for a minute or two and leave the cream on your hair and scalp for atleast 30 minutes before wash.

    If using after shampoo, apply hair cream after you towel dry your wet hair. Take some cream on your palm and after rubbing, run the hair cream through damp hair. Evenly cover all hair and style as desired using fingertips, scrunch for curly styles or smooth down with a brush for a straight look.

    For a spa experience

    Try using  hair cream as a hair mask before shower. After massaging softly into the roots and hair, put on a shower cap and cover the head with warm towel. Keeping it on for 40-50 minutes allows nutrients to penetrate deep into the scalp making hair visibly luscious. For extra conditioning and managing rough frizz, cream can also be applied after the shower.

    What to look for in Hair cream

    Conventional hair creams, gels and wax, can deliver soft hair, but the chemical laden products deliver only short term benefits. They slowly damage the health of your hair and scalp.

    Be sceptical and read the ingredients carefully. What goes in your hair and scalp finds a way into your body.

    Satliva specialises in creating perfect blend with rich ingredients which improve the texture and strength and aids in hair sculpting. You must try their Hair cream with rosemary essential oil to restore softness, shine and manageability of parched, unruly locks. 

    Take a look at the ingredients used in Satliva products, and their benefits:

    Hemp seed Oil - Rich source of Omegas 3 and 6, essential amino acids, vitamins and minerals. It is also a great source of protein and high in antioxidants. It hydrates the hair deeply and rejuvenates.

    Argan Oil - Full of vitamins and anti-oxidants, it works as an ideal hair conditioner to treat frizzy hair and split ends. Prevents from UV rays and air pollutants.

    Jojoba Oil - Used as a natural skin conditioner because of its anti-inflammatory, regenerating, calming and softening properties. It stimulate hair growth.

    Bees wax - It is a natural moisturiser with anti-allergic and anti-inflammatory properties makes it a useful ingredient

    Rosemary Essential Oil - It offers soothing, cleansing and stimulating effect to your hair and scalp. It works to strengthen hair follicles and improves blood circulation in scalp by penetrating in deeper layers of skin.

    Peppermint Oil - The menthol in peppermint essential oil is a vasodilator, and hence it improves blood flow. Its pleasant fragrance and microbial properties makes it a solid ingredient. You must try Satliva's hair cream with peppermint oil

    Are Hair Creams Water Soluble?

    Yes, they can be easily be washed with water. It feels slightly sticky like hair conditioner, but can be rinsed away with water.


    Hair cream boost hydration while keeping frizzy hair in control. More and more people are now getting on the hair cream bandwagon and they are loving it. Tell us about your experience!

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.

    Ingredient Spotlight: Argan Oil

    Ingredient Spotlight: Argan Oil

    Argan oil is gaining a lot of popularity worldwide and for a good reason. The legendary oil is chock full of antioxidants, fatty acids, and vitamins E and A. Argan oil is also known as “Liquid Gold” because of its restorative and natural hydrating ability.

    It is among the rarest oils in the world, mainly due to localised supply in Morocco. It is 100 percent organic and offer abundant benefits to skin, hair and nails. As a skin care product, it is used for nourishing, moisturizing, soothing and anti-aging effects. Similarly, Argan oil is useful for all hair types including colour/ treated hair. It helps to strengthen the roots and restore damaged hair.

    Let's read along to find out more details of Argan oil, it's benefits and what makes it so nourishing.

    What is Argan Oil?

    Pure argan oil is a precious oil that is harvested and extracted from the nut of the argan tree. Since ancient times, women in Mediterranean region have used argan oil in their beauty regime for vibrant and healthy looking skin and hair.


    The aromatic Argan oil delivers both health and beauty benefits.

    1. Night time Moisturizer

    Argan oil is quickly absorbed in skin without irritating the skin or leaving any oily residue. This oil is gentle and safe to use around your eyes. Credit goes to high vitamin E and unsaturated fatty acid content present in oil.

    2. Anti-Aging effect

    A powerful anti-oxidant, it reduces the affect of environmental agressors and prevents signs of ageing like wrinkles and spots, making your skin look supple and soft.

    3. Acne Remedy

    An effective acne buster, Argan oil reduces sebum levels in individuals with oily skin. It has high linoleic acid content that help reduce inflammation caused by acne, rashes, infections and bug bites.

    4. Stretch Marks Remedy

    Argan oil can hydrate and improve the elasticity of the skin. The presence of vitamin A and vitamin E rejuvenates the skin, prevents and reduces the chances of formation of stretch marks.

    5. Cut, bruise or Burn Treatment

    Argan oil is a soothing oil for skin post shaving, for a small bruise and even burn. It can help boost cell production which results in healthier skin.

    6. Whole Body Moisturizer

    Argan oil is all natural moisturizer. Get rid of those lotions and moisturisers with harsh hidden chemicals. Just add a few drops of argan oil to coconut, olive, jojoba, sweet almond or sesame oil to gain its therapeutic benefits.

    7. Hair Care and Conditioning

    Argan oil has proved its mettle to make hair softer, silkier and shinier. Loaded with vitamins and anti-oxidants, it works as an ideal hair conditioner to treat frizzy hair and split ends.

    If you are looking for complete hair nourishment and treat scalp problems, you should try Satliva’s Hemp with Argan Hair oil.

    8. Hair Styling

    Argan oil is also used as a hair styling agent. It makes hair more manageable and adds an attractive shine to any hair style. Just take a few drops of the oil on your palm and comb your fingers through your hair to apply.

    9. Foot, Hand and Nail Treatment

    The softening property of Argan oil act as a panacea for brittle nails, cuticles, dry hands and cracked feet. It moisturises and softens the hard skin, leaving hands and feet soft.

    The oil will not just condition the nails, but will also keep the cuticles moisturized so that you don’t develop painful hangnails.

    For dry feet and cracked heels, you may apply a couple of drops to moisturize the area. Leave it for at least 20 minutes or overnight for better results.

    10. Lip Conditioner

    Argan oil makes a wonderful lip balm. It can heal cracked lips, and keep them soft, smooth and conditioned.

    What to look for when buying Argan oil products

    You should buy premium quality oil. A low-quality oil may not offer the same benefits as it will not have the same concentration of nutrients. When selecting argan oil, look for pure argan oil that has been cold-pressed.

    Satliva uses pure Argan oil that is certified organic.


    Try Hemp with Argan Oil Shampoo Bar or Hemp with Argan and Activated Charcoal Shampoo Bar. Shampoo bar may be a new concept for you, but you must give it a try and switch from chemical shampoos, that you have been using from years as they have done more harm to you than good. Read more about Shampoo bars, which are the best alternative to chemical infused conventional shampoos here.

    Written by Namrata Kothari, Upward Media.