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Beauty

Not just another skincare brand

Text by Avani Thakkar. Photographs by Mallika Chandra.

Broccoli seed oil, goat milk and kaolin clay – the Coimbatore-based Vilvah is experimenting with unorthodox ingredients that do wonders for the skin and hair
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Role Model

Text by Mallika Chandra. Photographed by Anish Sarai. Styled by Akanksha Pandey. Hair and make-up by Clover Wootton at Anima Creative Management. Model: Diya Patel at Feat.Artists

For aspiring actor Diya Patel, the quiet power of Meryl Streep’s talent combined with her confident self-acceptance while rising to the top of a judgemental industry has proven to be a lasting inspiration, and she channels the screen icon’s early years in an exclusive shoot for Verve
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From being ideated in a 10-by-6-foot research lab to appearing on your cosmetics shelf, a deep-dive into the birth of an upcoming Indian personal care brand
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How does a conscious beauty brand carve a niche for itself in the current landscape, when the industry is inundated with new sustainable offerings on a daily basis? Prasanthy Gurugubelli, founder of Daughter Earth, talks to us about garnering a cult following on the back of robust R&D and stringent sourcing processes
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November 09, 2020

A mother-son duo carries forward a centuries-old family tradition with their holistic wellness brand that has customised products for the hair, face and body
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Starry Night

Photographed by Mallika Chandra

The newest addition to Hermès’ Eau des Merveilles family is the L'Ombre Des Merveilles, French for “the shadow of wonders”, which serves up a tender blend using only three raw ingredients: incense, tonka bean and black tea.
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Nature’s Way

Text by Priya Mirchandani

The wisdom of past generations provides the foundation for The Tribe Concepts, Amritha Gaddam’s conscious, organic skincare brand, finds Verve
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High Stakes

Text by Sadaf Shaikh. Photographed by Mallika Chandra

Circumventing the misassigned stigma associated with hemp in India, Harshaavardhan Redi Sirupa and Namrata Reddy Sirupa have carefully carved a space for themselves in the luxury wellness industry with Satliva, a home-grown skincare brand with hemp seed oil at its heart. Here, they talk about the natural beauty brand's bestselling products, why they're great for the monsoon and the founders' commitment to sustainability
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Women’s Prickly Relationships With Personal Grooming During Quarantine 

Text by Anandita Bhalerao. Photographed by Pretika Menon

Have women reclaimed make-up and skincare as a form of empowerment, or have we simply submitted to a capitalist power structure that would like us to believe consumerism equals emancipation? Verve delves into these grey areas as four women examine their changing relationships with beauty under lockdown. 
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Inspired by the benefits of fruit and plant extracts from a very early age, Tanisha Varalwar recently founded her own natural and organic beauty line, Tsara Cosmetics. The young entrepreneur talks to Verve about the shaping of this new sustainable venture, the importance of being toxin-free and the factors that inspired her to go ahead with its launch despite the current scenario
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Mom’s The Word

Text by Sadaf Shaikh

The Moms Co. recently launched its 3-6-9 Detox with Clay range — perfect for those who are currently unable to schedule their regular exfoliating sessions due to the lockdown. Here, founder Malika Sadani gives us a peek into her own quarantine skincare routine
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Beauty Boosters

Illustrations by Swati Sinha. Product curation by Shweta Navandar

Sprung from the prolific wellness industry, a new breed of natural supplements is having its moment in the mass market. Verve spotlights the powders, oils, tisanes, kombucha teas and pills that have caught the attention of those seeking alternative routes towards inner and outer beauty…
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