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Holi Skincare

March 06, 2020

holi skin care

This Holi,
Prep, Protect & Pamper Your Skin & Hair

It is Holi time, folks! The much-awaited festival of colours is here to make your spring even more festive, more celebratory. You need to look your glowing best not just during playing with colours in the day but later as well when you attend post-Holi parties. Here is how to go about it.

However much Holi may be the festival of joy, it brings with it the not-so-happy realization that dry and wet Holi colours we play with can cause damage to skin and hair. This is so because most colours have harsh chemicals in them. Applied on skin and hair, these can cause allergies, rashes, breakouts, flakes, dryness and dullness.

So, is there a way to shield your skin and hair while playing Holi? Is there a way to ensure your skin stays glowing and your stays silky?

Yes, there is. You can give your skin and hair the right kind of care using the right kind of regimen using quality products rich in natural active ingredients.

This regimen will help you:

Prep and protect your skin and hair for and during Holi
Pamper your skin and hair post-Holi festivities
Hair prepping & protecting before Holi
Oil your hair and scalp intensively before playing Holi. Oiling keeps scalp and hair hydrated and also resists sticking of colours. Oiling also makes washing off colours much easier later. The lesser the colours stick and stay on hair and scalp, the less the chance of damage and dryness later.

We also recommend tying hair with a cloth-covered rubber band, and covering the head with a scarf as you play Holi to minimize direct contact with colours.

Point to remember

Make sure you use a quality hair oil made using genuine cold-pressed oils and infused with real botanical extracts. It should also be totally free of parabens (harmful preservatives) and mineral oils (cheap synthetic oil substitute that suffocates scalp).

Our recommendations

Body Cupid Red Onion & Fenugreek Seed Hair Oil

Made using 100% cold-pressed sweet almond, castor, extra virgin olive, jojoba, argan & coconut oils. Enhanced with red onion oilseed extract, fenugreek seed extract and vitamin E. Contains no mineral oils or parabens. Protects hair and scalp. Also nourishes, conditions and repairs tresses.

Body Cupid Castor Oil

100% pure & cold-pressed oil extracted from the finest castor seeds without using solvents. Loaded with Vitamin E and Omega 6 essential fatty acids. Excellent for protecting and improving health and appearance of hair and scalp.

Hair pampering post-Holi

Once you have played your fill of colours, it is time to shampoo your tresses to gently wash away every remnant of colours. And then you need to condition your hair to restore lost moisture and nutrition so that your hair looks truly like your crowning glory.

Point to remember

Make sure you use gentle shampoo and conditioner that are totally free of sulphates (causes dryness), parabens (harmful preservatives) and mineral oils (cheap synthetic oil substitute that suffocates scalp).

Our recommendations

Body Cupid Keratin Shampoo

Gives your hair healthy cleansing and healing keratin protein nourishment to gently reverse hair damage caused by harsh Holi colours. Keratin – the hair builder protein present in this shampoo – goes into hair strands and gently repairs the damage. Also restores softness and sleek gloss. This shampoo is not only totally free of harsh sulphates, parabens, mineral oils, salt and synthetic color, it also contains almond and argan oils for rich scalp nourishment.

Body Cupid Biotin & Collagen Shampoo

Enriched with two power nutrients – biotin (vitamin B7) and hydrolyzed collagen (an essential body protein) – that work together to help heal, repair and strengthen hair shafts and follicles for reduced hair fall, and more strength, gloss, and volume. Also contains almond, jojoba and argan oils for rich scalp and hair nourishment. Totally free of harsh sulphates, parabens, silicones, salt and synthetic colors. Ideal for washing off colours from thin, lank & dull hair.

Body Cupid Biotin & Argan Oil Hair Conditioner

Restores health, moisture and glossiness to hair and scalp damaged by Holi colours. Its intensive natural active-based formulation is powered with Biotin – also known as Vitamin H or hair vitamin – that helps improve keratin (the protein hair is made of) production and also revitalizes scalp and hair follicles for stronger hair. Vitamin E and Essential Fatty Acids help nourish hair by increasing hydration and providing richer nutrition. Vitamin B5, Sweet Almond Oil and Jojoba Oil assist in giving your hair complete conditioning care.

Body Cupid Keratin Hair Conditioner

Gives your hair rich care of hydrolyzed keratin protein that heals hair damage caused by harsh Holi colours. This conditioner also has pure almond oil and argan oil – two traditionally valued hair care marvels – to revive gloss and boost silkiness. Using this conditioner after shampoo will help ensure stronger, silkier and glossier hair.

Prepping and protecting your skin during Holi

Apply aloe vera gel all over exposed skin. This will give your skin moisturizing treatment.
Apply body butter (if your skin is dry) or body lotion (if your skin is oily or normal) all overexposed areas to minimize contact of colours with skin.
On face too, apply aloe vera gel followed by a thick cream.
Wear full-sleeved clothes to minimize direct contact with colours.
We also recommend wearing sunglasses to shield the delicate skin around your eyes.

Our recommendations

Body Cupid Body Butters

Body Cupid has a superb range of body butters enriched with cold-pressed plant oils and butters, vitamins, and botanical extracts. Each of these body butters has par excellence skin hydration qualities that keep dryness and rough skin at bay. Just what your skin needs during Holi.

Take your pick from:

Body Cupid Red Plum Body Butter
Body Cupid Wild Strawberry Body Butter
Body Cupid Citrus Love Body Butter
Body Cupid Pink Lotus Body Butter
Body Cupid Shea with Argan Oil Body Butter

Body Cupid Body Lotions

Body cupid has a rich range of premium body lotions with prized active ingredients including the finest cold-pressed oils to give your skin lush care.

Take your pick from:

Body Cupid Aloe Vera & Green Tea Body Lotion
Body Cupid Coconut Milk & Cocoa Butter Body Lotion
Body Cupid Vanilla & Almond Milk Body Lotion

Skincare post-Holi

First of all, take a plain water shower.
Use a sulphate-free face wash to cleanse the facial skin.
Use a sulphate-free shower gel to cleanse skin all over.
Use a body scrub to give your skin deeper cleansing and exfoliation.
Use a face scrub to give your facial skin pore level cleansing.
Towel dry gently.
Apply face serum followed by aloe vera gel or a quality day cream on the face.
Apply body butter or body lotion all over.

Our recommendations:

Body Cupid Shower Gels

Premium, luxurious and delicately fragrant shower gel range enriched with natural actives for lush and nourishing skincare.

Take your pick from:

Body Cupid Balinese Mango Shower Gel

Body Cupid Aqua Wave Shower Gel

Body Cupid Pink Lotus Shower Gel

Body Cupid Wild Strawberry Shower Gel

Body Cupid Cherrylicious Shower Gel

Body Cupid Berrylicious Shower Gel

Body Cupid Citrus Love Shower Gel

Body Cupid Face Washes

Body Cupid has a premium range of speciality face washes with natural actives. These cleanse your delicate facial skin gently and soothingly while restoring hydration and glow.

Take your pick from:

Body Cupid Vitamin C Brightening Face Wash – Suitable for dull and lacklustre skin
Body Cupid Deep Clarifying Face WashSuitable for aging skin

Body Cupid Tea Tree & Neem Anti-Acne Face Wash - suitable for sensitive and acne-prone skin

Body Cupid Face Serums – Face serums are the greatest way to give your skin intensive moisturizing and restorative care. Body Cupid has two superb face serums in its portfolio. Both are enriched with Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate your skin.

Take your pick from:

Body Cupid Retinol Face Serum

Face Serum with a really high amount of Retinol (a form of Vitamin A). Also contains Aloe Vera Leaf Extract, Witch Hazel Extract, Hyaluronic Acid & Vitamin E. Helps deliver 9 visible skin benefits: faster cell renewal, increased collagen, less dryness, plumper skin, reduced fine lines & wrinkles, less free radical damage, less age spots, tighter pores, & lighter & brighter complexion. Ideal post-Holi skin elixir.

Body Cupid Vitamin C Serum

Face Serum with a really high amount of Vitamin C. Enriched with extract of Kakadu Plums, the Australian fruit that's the richest known Vitamin C source. Vitamin C stimulates the skin to make more pro-collagen for firming effect, shields from pollution damage. Also contains Hyaluronic Acid for enhanced moisture retention and suppleness. Also has Vitamins B3 & E for more even-toned and brighter skin.

Bonus tip:

Holi revelry means getting people getting in close physical proximity. To ensure you smell really good, wear a good body mist and a perfume.

Body Cupid has a superb range of fragrances – mists and perfumes – for you to choose from.


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