Aika believes your skin and body deserve only the best. That’s why purity is essential to the brand, sourcing the very best certified ingredients from around the world. All ingredients are intentionally chosen based on authentic Ayurvedic principles to purify, restore, rejuvenate and bring radiance to your skin, body and mind.
VATA FACE BALM
Full Ingredients INCI: Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Theobrama cacao (cacoa butter), Macadamia integrifolia (macadamia oil), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Punica granatum (pomegranate), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera), Elettaria cardamomum (cardamom), Centella asiatica (gotu kola), Aniba rosaeodora (rosewood), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Citrus aurantium (neroli), Boswellia serrata (frankincense).
Cacao Butter – Aiko only use the finest quality raw, certified organic virgin, non-roasted, unrefined, and non-deodorised Cacao with a deliciously nutty golden colour and rich chocolaty aroma. This minimal processing ensures that the cacao butter retains all the essential nutrients making it a true superfood powerhouse packed full of essential fatty acids, polyphenol anti-oxidants and vitamins. It has extremely beneficial effects on the skin and improves skin health by increasing collagen retention and production, improves skin tone, skin elasticity and hydration for preventing premature ageing. It has amazing emollient properties that enrich dry skin, promoting softness, suppleness, reducing scarring and helping to keep skin oxygenated, firm and protect it from the environment by preventing epidermal water loss.
Pomegranate – Prized in Ayurveda as a power fruit for its sweet, astringent, bitter, sour and light qualities and edible leaves, flowers, bark, peel and seeds it is a tridoshic fruit that balances all doshas. It is mentioned in the ancient Vedas as a divine fruit and symbol of fertility and prosperity. Rich in iron, anti-oxidants, essential fatty acids and specifically Punicic acid known for its UV protective and free radical scavenging properties that assists with repairing sun damaged and aging skin. It promotes skin’s self-repair system by stimulating the collagen and elastin producing fibroblasts which enables skin to maintain elasticity for a healthy plump look and minimises the formation of wrinkles.
Gotu Kola – a powerful Rasayana, adaptogenic, nervine and circulatory promoting, Centella Asiatica, commonly called by its Singhalese name Gotu Kola, and known as the ‘promoter of longevity’ has been a centrepiece of Ayurvedic medicine for millenia. It is rich in amino acids, beta carotene, essential fatty acids, and anti-oxidants and is a renowned skin, body and mind rejuvenator. It is a rich source of pentacyclic triterpenoids that function to proliferate collagen production, improve elasticity, increase the strength of newly forms skin cells and prevents scar tissue formation. Its anti-inflammatory properties promote wound healing and healthy capillaries and veins. Known in Ayurvedic medicine as a sattvic brain tonic (interestingly the leaf resembles the cerebellum), it promotes cerebral circulation and supports the nervous system for concentration, memory and focus, while reducing anxiety and nervousness. Truly an exceptional Ayurvedic superfood!
Frankincense – Aika use the exquisitely rich and historically sacred ‘Serrata’ variety of Frankincense also known as Olibanum or Indian Frankincense. It has a venerated position in Ayurveda, particularly for its benefits as a powerful anti-inflammatory and used to treat rheumatoid and arthritic conditions. It is a powerful cellular regenerator that restores elasticity and reduces the signs of premature ageing on skin helping it to look smooth and toned. It has been long valued as a spiritual aid in prayer and meditation and has an anti-depressive and soothing effect on the mind.
PITTA FACE BALM
Full Ingredients INCI: Mangifera indica (mango butter), Butyrospermum parkii (shea butter), Argania spinosa (argan oil), Simmondsia chinensis (jojoba oil), Calophyllum inophyllum (tamanu oil), Aloe barbadensis (aloe vera), Emblica officinalis (amla), Glycyrrhiza glabra (liquorice), Pelargonium graveolens (geranium), Lavandula angustifolia (lavender), Santalum spicatum (sandalwood), Rosa damascena (rose otto).
Mango Butter – Known as a ‘Varyna’ or skin beautifying, lighteningand brightening Rasayana in Ayurveda, mango is rich in Vitamins A, C and E,and anti-oxidant polyphenols particularly the powerful Mangiferin and offers protection against free radicals and oxidation. Brimming with essential fatty acids, mango butter has wound healing, anti-inflammatory, regenerative, sun protective and emollient properties and reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles while promoting a firm and revitalised appearance. Suitable for sensitive and blemish prone skin it helps calm irritation, eczema, dermatitis and helps soothe skin while helping strengthen your skin’s barrier function.
Aloe Vera – Refered to as Kumari which is Sanskrit for young girl or princess, Pitta pacifying, cooling and soothing Aloe has been traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine for over 3000 years to clear psoriasis, acne, eczema and alleviate irritable skin conditions. Its place as a ‘Varyna’ skin enhancing herb draws from its ability to brighten skin, protect against sun damage and reduce pigmentation and dark spots. Modern research has found Aloe Vera to be rich in vitamin A, C and E, amino acids, minerals and polysaccharides particularly, the naturally occurring glucoside Gibberellin which gives Aloe its exceptional anti-inflammatory and wound healing properties. Its ability to stimulate fibroblasts to product more collagen and prevent epithelial injury results in firm and youthful skin.
Liquorice – Known as Yashtimadhu in Sanskrit, sweet tasting Liquorice has a very important role in Ayurveda as a Pitta pacifier. Containing Glycyrrhizin, which is 50 times stronger than sucrose and mimics the effects of cortisol, it has powerful anti-inflammatory actions on the skin and body. Glycyrrhizin also inhibits the activity of the enzyme Tyrosinase, which is a root cause of pigmentation and prevents future hyper-pigmentation from occurring. Clinical studies have shown Liquorice to be a natural skin lightning agent and effective alternative to synthetic hydroquinone (which has been banned in the EU). Liquorice also contains phytoestrogens namely Glabridin which encourages skin to create collagen and hyaluronic acid which aid in reducing the depth of wrinkles and firming the skin. Rich also in Linquiritin it has also has been shown to reduce pigmentation resulting from melasma. Liquorice is a great example of the multiple benefits of using the whole plant as is traditionally done in Ayurveda.
Rose – The essence of the queen of flowers and historically known as Attar of Rose, intoxicatingly rich and deep, Rose Otto has been used for thousands of years for its effect on the skin, body, mind and spirit. It has a special place in Ayurveda for its role in calming the subdosha of Pitta called Sadhaka Pitta, which governs the emotions and the heart, earning its place as the flower of love. It also balances the subdosha of Vata called Prana Vata which sits in the heart chakra and rules the mind and perception, to alleviate anxiety and depression, making Rose a bridge between the heart and mind. On the skin it is cooling, slightly astringent and its anti-microbial action helps alleviate acne and blemishes. It is anti-inflammatory and strengthens the capillaries preventing couperose skin, red veins and sensitivity. It is a strong rejuvenator and assists skin to stay bright, firm and radiant.
KAPHA FACE BALM
Full Ingredients INCI: Butyrospermum Parkii (Shea Butter), Orbignya oleifera (Babassu butter), Prunus armeniaca (Apricot kernel oil), Corylus avellana (hazelnut oil), Aloe barbadensis (Aloe vera), Hippophae rhamnoides (seabuckthorn CO2), Taraxacum officinale(dandelion), Azardirachta indica (neem), Citrus paradise (Grapefruit), Cananga odorata (Ylang Ylang), Cedrus atlantica (Cedarwood), Jasminum grandiflorum (Jasmine).
Store below 25C in a cool and dry place out of direct sunlight.
Babassu Butter – Cold pressed unrefined Brazilian Babassu butter quickly absorbs into the stratum corneum (top layer of skin) tolock in moisture and prevent trans-epidermal moisture loss. Thisresults in an improved lipid barrier function of skin to make it smoother, softer and healthier. High in essential fatty acids, particularly Myristic and Lauric acid, which have anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties for reducing the effects of acne and blemishes. Rich in anti-oxidant Vitamin E and phytosterols for supporting collagen and elastin from free radical damage and help stimulate new collagen which preventing premature ageing of the skin. Babassu is a non-comedogenic lightweight butter that is ideal for protecting and nourishing oilier and more reactive skin types.
Apricot Kernal – An ancient fruit indigenous to Armenia and the Himalayas the apricot is considered to promote longevity and health. The cold pressed unrefined oil of apricot kernel is an emollient full of essential fatty acids for deep dermal nourishment. It is a silky, lightweight oil that is quickly and deeply absorbed into the skin. It is rich in Vitamin A which helps repair the cellular structure of skin by building collagen and reduces pigmentation. It contains a large proportion of Vitamin C and E for powerful anti-oxidant support to assist neutralizing free radical damage.
Dandelion – Named after the leaves resemblance to lion’s teeth ‘dent de lion’, dandelion is a bitter green rich in Taraxacin, and considered in Ayurveda to be a blood and liver cleansing herb that pacifies Kapha and Pitta. Rich in minerals particularly Potassium, its diuretic properties help eliminate metabolic waste and reduce acid and toxin build up to reduce skin blemishes, acne and eruptions. Dandelion is a rich source of Vitamin A, K, anti-oxidant Vitamin C, and the B group, all important in maintaining healthy tissue and skin.
Grapefruit – With anuplifting aroma with bright citrus notes Grapefruit is a natural anti-depressive and stress relieving plant essence that increases mental focus and clarity. Its anti-bacterial properties help fight the bacteria that causes acne while reducing excess oil in the skin. As a diuretic and powerful lymph mover grapefruit helps reduce the effects of fluid retention, cellulite and puffiness.
Use within 6 months of opening.
Patch testing before use recommended.
- Melt a tiny amount between your fingers and inhale the warming aroma. Massage with gentle upwards and outward movements onto cleansed, moist face and neck after misting first with the Aika's Tonic.
Watch the Face Balm ritual
Mist your skin with Aika's Tonic before and after application of the Balm. The Tonic provides hydrophilic (water soluble) nutrients which help draw in the Balm which contains lipophilic (oil soluble) ingredients. The Tonic and Face Balm work optimally to deliver a complete synergy of essential nutrients and keep your skin hydrated and nourished all day long.
If you have put too much Balm your skin may look extra dewy. If you prefer a more matt look, lightly press over skin with a soft tissue. Use a little less Face Balm next time, a little goes a long way!
Blend with mineral makeup for a super luxe and polished effect. Perfect for when you don’t want to use water based liquid foundations that have emulsifiers, preservatives and extraneous ingredients but still find powder makeup too drying. This provides the perfect make up finish with day long hydration, minus the chemicals and irritated skin.
VATA : For dry and mature skin
Vata Dosha products are mindfully created to be warming, nourishing, regenerating and grounding for your skin, body and emotions.
VATA FACE BALM. Dramatically boost hydration, firmness and suppleness with this ultimate all-you-will-ever-need awakening luxurious creamy balm. You will feel instant softness, smoothness and lift as this regenerative nutrient-dense balm cocoons your skin for deep cellular repair.
Nourishing Cacao, Macadamia and Pomegranate protect against free radical damage, increase elasticity and boost hydration while minimising lines for plumped, supple and revitalised skin. Precious essences of Rosewood, Frankincense and Neroli are combined with rejuvenating herbal extracts of Gotu Kola and Cardamom to assist cellular regeneration and promote collagen repair for a healthy dewy complexion. Let the sensual aroma cocoon you as the balm prepares you for a day of gratitude.
PITTA : For sensitive/combination skin
Pitta Dosha products are mindfully created to be cooling, calming, soothing and pacifying for your skin, body and emotions
PITTA FACE BALM. Soothe away all sensitivities with intuitive, silky kindness with this all-you-will-ever-need awakening luxurious creamy balm. You will feel an instant lift and lasting hydration as this regenerative nutrient dense balm envelops your skin for deep cellular repair.
Enriched with Mango Butter, Tamanu, Argan and Aloe to reduce redness and sensitivity, while boosting hydration and repairing your skin’s barrier function, this balm will make your skin breathe with sweet relief. Precious essences of Rose Otto, Sandalwood and Geranium are combined with extracts of Liquorice and Amla for lightening, brightening and a cocoon of softness.
KAPHA : For normal to oily skin
Kapha Dosha products are mindfully created to be invigorating, detoxifying,
enlivening and energising for your skin, body and emotions
KAPHA FACE BALM. Enliven your skin to a state of clarity and balance with this ultimate all-you-will-ever-need awakening luxurious creamy balm. You will feel instantly refreshed, clear and smooth as this this regenerative nutrient dense balm penetrates quickly into your skin for deep cellular repair.
Enriched with Babassu Butter, Hazelnut and Apricot for boosting hydration while regulating oil production, this lightweight, non-comedogenic balm balances your skin for a clear and smooth complexion. Precious essences of Jasmine, Grapefruit and Ylang Ylang are combined with extracts of Dandelion and Neem to decongest and clarify, refine pores and banish blemishes for incredible softness and lustre. Dive in deeply to experience the aroma that will delight your senses in the fresh morning light.
Exceptionally pure, hydrating and nourishing Aika's facial balms work in rhythm with your skin’s daytime cycle to actively protect you from environmental damage for day-long comfort.
Beyond a simple daily moisturiser, this intensely nourishing balm lovingly embraces your skin with a potent botanical complex of anti-oxidants, emollients and phyto-nutrients for superior skin health. Its unique triple action provides deep hydration while shielding and protecting your skin from environmental pollution and feeding it with nutrients to strengthen and build its barrier function.
CHOOSING THE RIGHT DOSHA
Your skin and body have different needs at night to the daytime, so Aika''s Dosha-specific treatments are aligned with a time of day and your body’s needs at that time. The delicate bonding of organic ingredients helps you to mindfully restore true wellness, as a sacred loving twice-daily practice. These rituals are Aika's gift to you to ascend, escape and ultimately find your way home.
VATA – For dry and mature skin.
PITTA – For sensitive/combination skin.
KAPHA – For normal to oily skin.
FACE – Arise Ritual 3Intention: Rejuvenate
The Face Balm is the third step in your Aika Arise Ritual. For true wellness with the deepest commitment, use the Pure Polish (1), Tonic (2) and Face Balm (3) as a collection. As your natural metabolic functions are focused outwardly on protecting your skin from daytime environmental and emotional influences, the Arise Collection works synergistically to create a deeper, intuitive wellbeing for your body, mind and soul, based on your body’s individual needs.
Affirmation: I love and honour myself
Oxygenating and vitalising – increases sub-cutaneous circulation and warmth in de-vitalised, dull and sallow skin to impart all day radiance and glow.
Phyto-nutrient rich – boosted with lipophilic (oil soluble) anti-oxidants, vitamins and essential fatty acids to strengthen and repair skin while preventing free radical damage and oxidative stress from the environment.
Long lasting hydration – assists skin retain optimal hydration by increasing moisture retention and preventing trans-epidermal moisture loss, reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and imparting a velvety dewy appearance.
Restores & protects – day long comfort and skin barrier restoration and protection against the elements while helping to repair collagen and increasing skin’s elasticity and firmness for a smoother and supple complexion.
Make up primer – provides a velvety soft, plumped and hydrated complexion that is the perfect base for make-up.
100% Active and concentrated – devoid of water, fillers, emulsifiers and thickeners, every single ingredient is active in this waterless formula for incredible efficacy and long lasting value
Made in Australia