Ayurvedic cosmetics. What is it?

Ayurvedic cosmetics is an ancient practice of traditional Indian medicine that focuses on balance and harmony of the body, mind and spirit through the use of natural and herbal ingredients. In this article, we will explore the origin, history and current approach of Ayurvedic cosmetics.

Origin of Ayurvedic cosmetics

Origin of Ayurveda

The word Ayurveda comes from the Sanskrit roots "ayur" (life) and "veda" (knowledge or science), together they refer to "the knowledge of life." Ayurvedic medicine is based on the belief that health and well-being are achieved through a proper balance of the body's three doshas: vata, pitta and kapha. Each person has a unique combination of doshas, ​​and it is important to keep them in balance.

What are doshas?

Ayurveda doshas what are they

Doshas are three basic principles in Ayurvedic medicine, a traditional Indian system of medicine. As we have mentioned before, these principles are Vata, Pitta and Kapha and are believed to represent the three basic elements of nature: air, fire and water.

Each person has a unique combination of doshas, ​​and it is believed that their balance or imbalance can contribute to physical and emotional health problems. Ayurveda seeks to balance the doshas through changes in diet, exercise, lifestyle, and herbal medication.


Vata is considered to represent the elements air and space , and is responsible for mobility and change in the body . Physical and mental characteristics associated with Vata include dry skin, thin bones, a tendency to have intestinal problems, difficulty sleeping, anxiety, and a restless mind. When Vata is in balance, a person can be creative, flexible and with good adaptability. However, when Vata is imbalanced, it can manifest itself in problems such as constipation, insomnia, arthritis, and nervous disorders.


Pitta represents the elements fire and water , and is responsible for metabolic functions and digestion in the body . Physical and mental characteristics associated with Pitta include clear, sun-sensitive skin, strong digestion, a tendency to have skin problems, a sharp mind, and a tendency to be competitive and ambitious. When Pitta is in balance, a person can be intelligent, organized and able to make clear decisions. However, when Pitta is out of balance, it can manifest itself in problems such as heartburn, inflammation, irritation, and skin disorders.


Kapha represents the elements water and earth , and is responsible for stability and structure in the body . Physical and mental characteristics associated with Kapha include soft, moist skin, a tendency to be overweight, slow digestion, a calm mind, and a tendency to be patient and loving. When Kapha is in balance, a person can be stable, compassionate and self-confident. However, when Kapha is imbalanced, it can manifest in problems such as overweight, congestion, depression, and lack of motivation.

A little history of Ayurveda

Ayurvedic medicine has been practiced in India for more than 5,000 years. It was developed by the rishis, or sages, who based their knowledge on observation and experience. Ayurvedic medicine is based on ancient texts called the Vedas , which are considered the sacred scriptures of India. These texts include information on the use of medicinal herbs and plants, diet and lifestyle to maintain balance in the body.

Cosmetic vision of Ayurveda

Ayurveda cosmetics

Ayurvedic medicine has been used to treat a wide variety of illnesses , from common illnesses like the cold to serious illnesses like diabetes and arthritis.

But it is also used from a perspective and vision of "beauty" since Ayurvedic medicine considers that the skin is a reflection of the general health of the body and mind.

Ayurvedic products are based on natural and organic ingredients , such as herbs, plants, oils and mineral essences , and are used to treat a variety of skin problems, such as acne, dryness, wrinkles and blemishes .

Some of the fundamentals of Ayurvedic skin care are:

  • Diet: a balanced diet adapted to each dosha is recommended to nourish the skin from within. Fresh and organic foods are recommended, and processed foods and sugars are avoided.
  • Abhyanga: is a massage with specific oils for each dosha, performed before bathing to nourish and soften the skin.
  • Exfoliation: It is recommended to gently and regularly exfoliate the skin to remove dead cells and stimulate cell renewal.
  • Cleaning: It is recommended to clean the skin daily with natural and non-aggressive products, and avoid chemicals and artificial perfumes.
  • Hydration: it is recommended to hydrate the skin with natural oils and creams.
  • Sun protection: it is recommended to protect the skin from the sun with clothing and hats, and use natural products with sun protection.
  • Treatments: Specific treatments for each dosha, such as clay, seaweed and herbal masks, are recommended to nourish and purify the skin.

We would like to emphasize that the vision and approach of Ayurvedic Cosmetics is fully aligned, and even complements, with holistic cosmetics . A cosmetics that goes beyond the use of products of natural and plant origin... is also a philosophy of life, a way of seeing and understanding ourselves and the universe itself.

At Golden Pyramide we draw and draw inspiration from ancient cultures such as Ayurveda to propose and formulate our holistic cosmetic products.

With us, you have access to a whole range of Emulsions, Bach Flowers, Mineral Essences and Synergies , which will allow you to take care of your physical and mental well-being... in addition to our entire Cosmetic Range , all formulated with 100% natural ingredients and in line with a vision of Holistic Beauty .