Auravedic is one my favorite natural beauty brands. Not only are their products pocket-friendly and affordable, but they also work well and show results. I have previously reviewed Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil, Auravedic Pure Lightening Skin Polish, Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask, Auravedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask and Auravedic Aloe Vera Gel. Do checkout the reviews in the above links. Today I will be reviewing one of their bestselling products, Auravedic Kumkumadi Oil. I would say this is the most affordable Kumkumadi oil I have ever come across. So let’s see whether it is really effective.
Kumkumadi is a unique blend of rare oils and herbs with pure saffron, formulated to help your skin look young, healthy and spotless. This very rich oil nourishes and adds radiance to the skin keeping it free of dark spots and blemishes.
Free of parabens, SLS, harmful chemicals and colors.
Red Sandalwood, Saffron, Sweet Almond Oil, Laccifer Lacca, Manjistha, Arbutin, Tribulus Terrestris, Plaksha, Mahua, Wood Apple, Goats Milk, Sesame Oil
Rs.250 for 100ml
Auravedic Kumkumadi Oil looks orange in color and has a sweet saffron kind of fragrance to it, similar to other kumkumadi oils that I have tried. The texture of the oil is thicker than the Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil.
I have been using Auravedic Kumkumadi Oil mostly as a body oil. My arms and feet were terribly tanned and I wanted to see if this will remove the tan and bring back glow and radiance to my skin. I just take around 4-5 drops and massage my hands with it. And same for my feet. As the consistency of the oil is thicker than the other variant, Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil, I find it is more nourishing to the skin than that. But skin does feel oily and greasy for sometime after applying, till it gets absorbed completely. If you live in a very humid, sweating place, this might not be suitable for you and I would suggest you to go for the Skin Lightening Oil instead.
Coming to the results, yes, Auravedic Kumkumadi Oil does help in brightening skin and giving glow. But you have to use it patiently for atleast 2 months continuously. I think for the price point, it is not as highly concentrated as the kumkumadi oils from other brands. Nevertheless I am happy with this as I am able to use this affordable kumkumadi oil for my body. It makes skin so smooth and soft. I have also noticed some slight effect on pigmentation, though not much. And my skin does feel young, healthy and radiant.
By the way, this is not a vegan product as it contains goat’s milk and Laccifer Lacca. The latter is a slick serum and secretion from a scale insect species Laccifer Lacca. These insects suck the sap of several plants and bushes and secrete Lac as a protective covering (This is the info I found in google about Laccifer Lacca. If I am wrong, Auravedic team, please clear 😀).
If you are confused between choosing Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil and Auravedic Kumkumadi Oil, I would say choose one depending on your skin type and climate conditions. If you have oily or combination skin or stay in a humid place, go for the Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil. If you have normal to dry skin or stay in a dry weather place, go for the Auravedic Kumkumadi Oil. The results have been more or less same I feel in both the oils – glow, radiance, brightness, fading blemishes and pigmentation. But whichever you choose, be patient and use regularly for 2 months to see the results.
Does it satisfy all its claims?
Yes, it satisfies all its claims.
What I like?
* Great ingredients list (except for the Laccifer Lacca thing 😕 )
* Super affordable and pocket-friendly kumkumadi oil.
* Nourishes skin and makes it smooth and soft.
* With regular use, gives glow and radiance to skin.
* Brightens skin.
* Reduces pigmentation and blemishes to an extent but slowly.
* Keeps skin young and healthy.
What I don’t like?
* That Laccifer Lacca ingredient, I find it to be gross! 🙊
Would I recommend?
Would I repurchase?
Value for money?
100%. Its super affordable and pocket-friendly.
IBeautySpy Rating: 4.75/5
Tip: Apply this on slightly damp skin as soon as you are out of shower for better results.
Overall, Auravedic Kumkumadi Oil is a fantastic replacement to our regular body lotions which are loaded with chemicals. Not only does this contain skin nourishing natural ingredients, but it also brightens skin and adds glow and radiance. Definitely a must-try product for everyone!
* Auravedic Skin Lightening Oil
* Auravedic Anti Blemish Face Mask
* Auravedic Ritual Skin Lightening Mask
* Auravedic Aloe Vera Gel and Comparison with other Aloe Vera Gels
* Review of InstaGlam Natural Beauty Products – Vitamin C Foaming Cleanser, Kumkumadi Brightening Face Pack, Bridal Glow Serum, Sugar Kiss Lip Serum
* Review of Iraya Saffron Elixir | Comparison with Iraya Kumkumadi Oil and Kumkumadi Balm | Which one should you go for?