Some May not know that Aveda holds its roots in the holistic rituals of Ayurveda, an ancient Indian practice meaning “the wisdom of life”. These customs and rituals have withstood the test of time in bringing youthful vitality to the lives of millions, both inside and out. Aveda has recently released a brand new skincare line working directly with Ayurvedic theory and our love of botanically derived ingredients, and manufacturing practices that respect the world we live in. Tulasara is a very exciting addition to the already amazing Aveda product lines that we have all been using, and seeing results from for years.
One of my favorite new products from the Tulasara line is the Radiant Awakening Ritual. As usual, the packaging is lovely and holds two amazing items inside. First you will find the perfectly sized dry exfoliation brush. This brush is very pleasing to hold, perfectly sized, and the handle is made of 100% post consumer recycled resin. The bristles are made of silky soft nylon, and are contoured to perfectly hug the contours of the face. The surface is almost dimpled in rounded peaks designed to help exfoliate away dry surface cells and move lymph to awaken skin and prepare it for the next step; steeping your skin in the luxurious Radiant Oleation Oil. This specially blended oil is a perfect mixture of 6 essential plant based oils including certified organic rose, jasmine, and geranium. It smells absolutely heavenly and helps to restore radiance and balance to your skin.
The Awakening Ritual itself is a very centering and relaxing way to begin your day. You start with a few deep cleansing breaths, then dry brush clean, dry skin beginning with the decollate and working up the neck and face to the forehead. It takes only a few moments and you will feel the refreshing tingle right away. It really gets the lymph moving to detoxify while exfoliating. After you complete the exfoliation you brush down the entire face and neck, ending where you began. This clears away that lymph I mentioned and leaves your skin feeling amazing and prepped for the second step. Next, you pump a bit of the Radiant Oleation Oil into your palms and warm it up with a bit of friction. Take a few deep breaths of the delicate aroma, and begin massaging it into the decollate, moving up the neck and face. The kit comes with detailed instructions on how to perform the entire ritual but you can also watch video instructions at the Aveda website (just follow the link provided below). Once you have massaged in the oil you let it steep into your skin for a few minutes while you enjoy a cup of tea or coffee, or follow your regular morning routine. Finish with cleansing and applying your regular skin care products per usual. Your skin will be left feeling silky soft, invigorated, and radiant.
I’ve been using this Awakening Ritual for about a week now and my skin has never felt more radiant. My usual dry, flaky spots are a thing of the past, and I feel like my usual breakout prone spots are looking clearer already. My products penetrate better, and my skin feels so hydrated which helps my makeup go on flawlessly. This ritual is a moment of calm in my busy day and I find it to be the perfect way to begin my morning. It helps my skin look radiant and my mind feel awake and ready for the tasks ahead. It’s suitable for all skin types, even sensitive skin like mine, it’s just as good for men as women, and for teens as it is for those of us over 30. Stop by the boutique at A La Mode to experience the entire Tulasara line for yourself, or have a look at the information and videos provided on the Aveda website.