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Here’s what SAMAYA customers and reviewers have to say about our products.

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Here’s what SAMAYA customers and reviewers have to say about our products.

What do you think?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on SAMAYA products, so please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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‘I have been taking the Pitta supplements for 3 weeks now…’

I have been taking the Pitta supplements for 3 weeks now and have seen a positive difference in my skin already. The most noticeable being less redness on my cheeks due to rosacea which I have suffered from for a while. I think the neem and saffron have really helped to cool and calm my skin. Would definitely recommend and will definitely be purchasing again!

Lavina Chotrani

”As anyone who knows me knows, I never bother leaving reviews.”

As anyone who knows me knows, I never bother leaving reviews. Yet after coming across Samaya Ayurveda I want to share with others the wonderfully positive experience I have had. It is very rare to find beauty products that actually do half of what they promise, let alone exceed expectations.

I have searched high and low for natural beauty products that will have a real impact on my skin. Living in Arizona where the climate is incredibly harsh and dry I turned to local favourites such as Tata Harper. After one particular afternoon leaving a shop nearly 1000$ lighter and laden with serums to combat this, that and the other because the creams alone did nothing I thought “enough”. At what point did it become normal to need kilos of products to slap on one’s face every day?

Having been drawn to Ayurveda for health reasons I decided to try Ayurvedic beauty. An article in Elle sent me to Samaya’s website. The simplicity of the regimen was a massive draw and the purity of the ingredients sold me on wanting to test the range.

My first order was a small one, I started with the cleanser. What really struck me was the incredible level of care and customer service that I received from day one from Abida, the founder. My order arrived with a carefully handwritten note and generous samples. My subsequent questions were all answered quickly and with true care.

After a couple of months using the Vata range of supplements and cream, I can honestly say my skin looks better than it has in years. The fine lines and wrinkles that motherhood and life in the desert were inflicting on me have been gently erased. My skin is no longer dry and lackluster. It is hydrated and vibrant. I receive numerous compliments and comments about how much younger I am looking lately. As a nice bonus I no longer travel with a few kilos of lotions and potions. Samaya’s products multitask and deliver. Forget claims like “Botox in a bottle” to get you to fork out hundreds of pounds on a small bottle. These products don’t need silly claims, they just deliver. I no longer look at women with Botox and wish I was brave enough to trust chemicals, I now want to I introduce them to Samaya and tell them to ditch the needle.

I am a huge fan of this range and the ethos behind it. After years of being disappointed I have finally found products I can trust and that free me up from obsessing over my skin so I can focus on more the important things in life.

Emanuelle Adkins

”I have been using SAMAYA products for a year now…”

I have been using SAMAYA products for a year now.  My skin is extremely sensitive and I also suffer with rosacea. The difference in my skin is remarkable – it is brighter, clearer and more hydrated. I would highly recommend this range to anyone.
Michelle Scott

”I was never a believer in expensive face creams…”

I was never a believer in expensive face creams because in spite of trying a few high end brands, I never felt they worked well enough to be worth the money. So when I was given samples of the Pitta dosha type, I was skeptical and highly doubted that I would be seeing any dramatic changes to my skin. However as soon as I used the Pitta Cleanser, not only did all my make-up smoothly glide away but my skin also felt undeniably fresh and radiant. I looked closely and had to admit, I had never used a cleanser that left my skin feeling so clean and supple, yet deeply moisturized and bright.

Encouraged, I tried the Pitta Anti-Ageing Treatment Oil, which I loved instantly before I even put it on my face because it had the most beautiful floral smell of jasmine. What was a bigger surprise was that there is absolutely no added fragrance in these oils and that they are all naturally fragrant from the active ingredients. The heavenly smell of jasmine was from actual jasmine extract in the oil. Once I put it on my face, it felt velvety soft and glided smoothly all over my face. It was instantly absorbed and did not leave my face greasy or oily, but beautifully fragrant and smelling of fresh picked jasmine. I was a believer already.

When I woke up the next morning, my skin was remarkably soft, smooth and bright. I could not believe that I had actually seen visible results after the first use. I used the Anti-Ageing Cream before applying my everyday light make-up before I had to catch a flight back home. When I was home, it was a pleasant surpise that my family also noticed an improvement in my skin. Almost everyone told me my skin looked fresh and bright and not how it usually looked when I came back from a long, transatlantic trip. Now that is not something you hear often. This confirmed my belief that SAMAYA products had actually worked their magic on my face. I now use these products every day and my skin has never felt this good in years. I enjoy the fragrance as well as the luxurious feel of my skin after every use. I am a very happy user and hope that more people can try these amazing products so that they may see the results for themselves. I was a hardcore skeptic turned believer!

Zubi Al Aidroos

”My face does not need any more Hyaluronic Acid treatments since I have been using all three of your products…”

My face does not need any more Hyaluronic Acid treatments since I have been using all three of your products: the Pitta cleanser, cream and oil!

I am really happy with your products. I just finished my Pitta cream and I am running to buy a new one as I am addicted to it. They make my face feel really soft, and my skin is deeply hydrated. Very happy that they are all natural, that there are no chemicals in it, and that they do what they promise. Many thanks again!

Graziella Villarreal

”This holistic skincare system contains the highest quality, natural ingredients and leaves my skin glowing.”

I studied the principles of Ayurveda in relation to yoga over the course of a year and found it fascinating. I discovered many things which I could apply to my lifestyle and most importantly to my yoga teaching! To find a skincare range which follows the principals of Ayurveda is a revelation! This holistic skincare system contains the highest quality, natural ingredients and leaves my skin glowing. I use the Vata face cream daily and it is light yet deeply nourishing and moisturising. I am a typical Vata type with dry and sensitive skin, but this cream really agrees with my skin type and the botanical scent, which includes rose, is really uplifting to the senses.

Amy Quirke, Yoga teacher

”I have been using the wonderful products for over 6 months now and I love them!”

I have been using the wonderful products for over 6 months now and I love them! I fly around the globe for work and my skin was often dehydrated and sensitive. With the Vata cleanser and moisturiser my skin is finally balanced, smooth, more radiant and I have a glow right after I apply it! And the smell is lovely!! I am delighted as the products are completely natural and perfect for my sensitive skin. I always have them in my suitcase as they are perfect for travel size. I used more expensive products before and never had the result Samaya gives to my skin. I highly recommend them as they are safe for everyone and I will continue to use them and praise them!

Thank you Abida for demanding only the best ingredients for your products, it works!!! All the best and long life to SAMAYA!!!

Valerie Gauthier Laurant

”I am a repeat customer and am now on my second set of products!”

I am a repeat customer and am now on my second set of products! I started with the Vata oil, Kapha cleanser and Pitta cream and instantly found all three very calming. The Vata oil is deeply hydrating, applies with a velvety feel and does not look oily (even though I have combination skin). It also gives a soft glow on the skin. The cleanser is a real surprise – love how you can apply and get the sensation of a deep massage but the thoroughness of a cleanser in one. The smell is also adorable!

Having sampled all the creams in the range I can confirm that every single one is a delight to use – they are all deeply nourishing (especially when mixed with a drop of the oil) but also light enough to use as a base for light make up.

I don’t use Samaya all the time as I tend to cycle through a range of skincare products but since discovering Samaya, I have always returned to the products when in need of some recovery.

I have started to use Samaya products when on holiday. Knowing that I am putting only natural products on my skin when I need protection against the elements is important to me. In very hot and humid climates my skin tends to react and become very greasy but on a recent trip to Sri Lanka I used the earthy Kapha cream with sandalwood and vetivert and found it helped with open pores and I didn’t experience any oily skin.

Another thing that I love about the range is that you can smell all the goodness in the products so when you apply and use them, you feel you aren’t only feeding the skin but also the mind and the soul.

Jaini Patel

”I am converted! The products are a delight for the senses…”

I am converted! The products are a delight for the senses – the natural aromas are delightful, they feel light and nourishing on my skin and they look fantastic too. Since using the SAMAYA range my skin has a noticeably brighter tone and breakouts are soothed into submission in a remarkable way.

I first tried the complete Pitta set and recently purchased the Vata cream and oil and am equally impressed with both ranges. Highly recommend SAMAYA if you want natural products that deliver results. The stunning packaging and holistic wellness were the icing on the cake!

Hannah Senior

”I’m starting to see a healthier and brighter complexion after just two weeks!”

I’m starting to see a healthier and brighter complexion after just two weeks! I have been following an AM and PM routine with the Kapha range: SAMAYA’s Kapha Hydrating Cleanser, Anti-Ageing Cream and the Anti-Ageing Treatment Oil.

I can describe my skin as very moody, prone to acne and blemishes and easily irritated due to allergies. I use the Anti-Ageing Cream in the morning prior to my makeup application. The cream is very moisturizing, but not overly heavy, making it a very good base for my foundation application.

During my night-time routine, I use the Hydrating Cleanser, massaging it all over my face and neck, rinsing with a bit of water and a washcloth. The cleanser lets me remove my eye makeup, including waterproof mascara and eyeliner, but without drying out the delicate skin near the eyes (which created unnecessary wrinkles in the past) and without causing any eye irritation like other makeup removers do. The cleanser leaves skin feeling hydrated and moisturized as it is oil based and has natural active hydration ingredients.

My final night-time routine is to massage in the oil treatment, a bit on the face, with more concentration on the neck and décolleté area.  I love how fast it absorbs into the skin – best oil treatment I’ve used that I remember from the other three or four brands I have used in the past!

I adore the Kapha range’s natural earthy aroma which creates a very soothing and calming experience both in the morning and prior to bedtime. I’m in love with my routine and the SAMAYA Kapha product line.

Denise Rosado

”SAMAYA… Finally a beauty range which is amazing and natural.”

SAMAYA… Finally a beauty range which is amazing and natural. I tried the Vata cream and oil.. I have extremely dry skin and sensitive eyes… So far all the products that I have tried even from the most popular exclusive brands have led to reactions like puffy eyes or spots.. Hence I have steered clear of all the beauty products until I discovered SAMAYA. I mixed the oil and cream to help with dry skin and most importantly no reaction…

Thank you SAMAYA!

Namita Bhargava

”I love the feel of the creams which provide the deepest moisture and hydration”

I love the feel of the creams which provide the deepest moisture and hydration yet are surprisingly light and quickly absorbed. It is a close tie between Vata and Pitta for my favourites (I am a Vata-Pitta type). I like the light Vata fragrance from start to finish. The Pitta is a bit stronger at first but quickly dissipates and I felt it lingered longer than the Vata fragrance so in the end I was torn between the two. I will probably use the Pitta in the morning as I find it more invigorating and the Vata at night as I find it more calming and it helps me unwind and sleep better after a long day.

Uri Lasker Lourenco

”I was introduced to SAMAYA by a friend and now I’m a big fan of the creams – so much so I’m writing this review!”

I was introduced to SAMAYA by a friend and now I’m a big fan of the creams – so much so I’m writing this review!

They are very well thought through and only use natural ingredients – I find this very reassuring as I want to know what I am putting on my face! After washing my face my skin can feel tight and dry. The creams absorb well, are non-greasy, and the scents have a relaxing quality. My favourite is Kapha which has a warm, herbal smell and is quite masculine. However, I sometimes change and use Vata which is lighter, fragrant and awakening.

Mark Yeung, Managing Director

”Wow…Amazing line of completely natural and organic Ayurvedic skincare products”

Wow…Amazing line of completely natural and organic Ayurvedic skincare products!  Over the years I have used many products spanning across the range of what is out there.  Recently I have turned more toward the Ayurvedic but find even products that are marketed as natural and organic (paraben-free, non-GMO etc) still contain harsh chemicals.  SAMAYA is a breakthrough in not just Ayurvedic products but in skin care as a whole.

I tried the Vata cleanser and cream.  The cleanser is remarkable in that it actually cleans and hydrates your skin leaving it immediately supple and radiant.  The cream is perfect and achieves what nourishing the skin should be all about.  After only a few days I felt my skin to be firmer and lines visibly diminished.  The natural rose smell makes me feel relaxed so I feel like I am having an aromatherapy treat while I do my daily skin routine.  As the weather gets colder I can’t wait to try the Vata oil.

You just have to try these products once to feel their difference and effectiveness.

I am won over.  Thank you SAMAYA!

Sameetah Agha, Professor

“It is wonderful to find a range of skin care products which are free from PEGs, TEAs, parabens, phthalates, silicones, synthetic colours and fragrance which are a delight to use”

It is wonderful to find a range of skin care products which are free from PEGs, TEAs, parabens, phthalates, silicones, synthetic colours and fragrance which are a delight to use. Far too many of the big cosmetic firms have failed to acknowledge that what you put on your skin passes into your blood stream.

With this in mind here we have a range of products which are customised to suit differing skin types according to the ancient art of Ayurveda. Rose for Vata, the very dry skin. Jasmine for a warmer, oilier complexion known as Pitta and the indulgent aroma of Sandalwood and Vetiver for cooler and less sensitive skin of a Kapha type complexion.

All the creams go on smoothly and are quickly absorbed releasing their delicate scents which transport you to a place of tranquillity and balance. I note that a little goes a long way so they are worth the reasonable cost of products of this quality.

One of my particular favourites is the cleanser: it goes on the skin like balm and simply adding water removes all trace of my make-up including mascara! Afterwards there is no sense of tautness in my skin, just a smooth hydrated surface. The same is true for the oils which leave my skin feeling plump and moisturised.

Finally they are so beautifully packaged making them a pleasure to use!

Angela Hope-Murray, Ayurvedic Practitioner

“What a lovely set of products”

What a lovely set of products! I have tried all three ranges (Pitta, Vata and Kapha). The dosha test showed that Pitta was most suited to my characteristics, and indeed I’ve found the Jasmine range has had a lovely effect on my skin, which looks and feels softer, plumper and clearer after a week’s use. I love the cleanser, which is very easy to apply, leaves no stickiness or dryness and gets rid of all my makeup, even waterproof mascara and eyeliner. The cream feels luxurious and smells divine, and I’ve found my foundation goes on much more smoothly after applying it, too. In particular, I love using the oil. In the past I have never used oils, partly due to concern that they might be greasy or cause break-outs. In fact my skin looks much clearer since using these products and the oil has a noticeable effect on reducing the fine lines around my eyes. I have applied it morning and night – it’s light and doesn’t sting / puff up my eyes at all, and it creates a beautiful glow!

Despite the Jasmine range suiting my dosha best, I adore the smell of the rose products (Vata). Since I also had a high amount of Vata in my test, I would potentially use the jasmine cleanser and cream along with the rose oil so that I can enjoy both scents. My husband loves the scent of the jasmine! I think all the aromas are well judged; they are not at all overpowering but are noticeable enough to make using the products a pleasurable and calming experience.

I’m really pleased to have discovered SAMAYA – it’s great to use natural products that really work and the Ayurvedic principles appeal to me.

Victoria

”The scent I like most is Kapha as the earthy fragrance really appeals to me”

The scent I like most is Kapha as the earthy fragrance really appeals to me. This is incredible because the whole range is ‘perfume-free’ as SAMAYA only uses natural ingredients and pure essential oils. Yet the aroma of sandalwood and khus comes through mildly and beautifully. The Kapha ritual leaves me feeling balanced and carries me through the day feeling good about myself.

With summer approaching, I now feel like making a change from the Kapha to the Vata range. The fresh and delicate rose fragrance of the Vata products are perfect. The cleanser is refreshing. The oil works wonders overnight and I like using the cream during the day.

Saba Ahmad

”A chemist’s review of the Vata range”

Having been attracted to the holistic wellness system offered by the SAMAYA range, I am finding that my usual few minutes skincare regime has become an essential part of my day, not just for my skin, but also for my internal balance and well-being.

The cleanser is a ‘hero’ product, being much gentler on my sensitive skin than the market leading product that I currently use.  Its formulation is a total breakthrough, as it is easily removed with a splash of water, leaving no trace of any make-up, not even my water-resistant mascara.  The hydration it provides is beyond anything that I have ever known and as my skin is dry, this has been a revelation, allowing me to use a lighter foundation, which shows off, my now, radiant skin.  My skin is hydrated, cleansed and my inner soul calmed, from only a few minutes cleansing.  Moreover, the delicate aroma of the Vata cleanser is uplifting, transporting me to a place of total relaxation.

When I apply the Vata oil, before going to bed, my skin gleams and I feel a deep sense of stillness.  It is as if I am in a beautifully perfumed garden where all is tranquil.  As my head touches the pillow I rest assured that in the morning my skin will be deeply hydrated and gleaming.  I combine the oil with a little cream applied over the top if my skin feels in need of additional hydration.

With subtle undertones of rose, the cream re-balances my skin, removing sensitivity and dryness.  My skin regime has become a vital part of my day, unifying my mind and body, restoring my sense of well-being, allowing me to fly through my hectic schedule with flawless, glowing skin.

Jane Lyons, Chemist

”It is not often that I steer away from my usual products to try something new”

It is not often that I steer away from my usual products to try something new. However, having made the exception and trying the Vata range from Samaya, I don’t think I can go back to my old products ever again! I have always believed in keeping things natural and that is exactly why Samaya has such appeal. Made completely with natural Ayurvedic infusions, Samaya’s range is a breath of fresh air amid the chemicals that surround us.

The soft delicate fragrance combined with deep hydrating properties makes the Vata range perfect for my dry and sensitive skin. I particularly like the cleanser as it manages to take off every trace of my stubborn kohl without ever burning my eyes! The anti-ageing oil is also great and gets absorbed in the skin within seconds, leaving it nice and moist for a long time.

Namrata Nanda, Investment Marketing Manager

“I fell in love with SAMAYA’s Kapha range”

At first, I fell in love with SAMAYA’s Kapha range because of its beautiful warming scent. Since I started to actually use the products my skin has been enriched with the right alchemy of prime natural ingredients.

The cleanser is fantastic, its consistency is silk.  It works very well clearing away all makeup and rinses out without leaving your skin feeling dry, but rather very hydrated and supple.

The oil is light yet nourishing, it is rapidly absorbed, reduces the visibility of fine lines, revealing a smoother complexion.

I am very impressed with SAMAYA’s Ayurvedic philosophy and I am enjoying the holistic experience from using their effective and relaxing products.

Audrei, Interior Designer

What do you think?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on SAMAYA products, so please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

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What do you think?

We’d love to hear your thoughts on SAMAYA products, so please get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Email us