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Beauty

October 29, 2021

Sandiva’s sandalwood-infused beauty products are multitasking essentials

Text by Avani Thakkar. Photography by Joshua Navalkar

We find out if the Chennai-based brand lives up to its promise
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Kastoori Barua
July 28, 2021

Face Value

Photography by Joshua Navalkar. Product styling by Swati Sinha

As the global skincare market for women experiences a boom, India’s growing purchasing power is seeing astronomical valuations being forecast for the domestic market as well, which includes the retail of international luxury brands. In line with the plugged-in, informed consumer’s discerning shopping strategies, Canada-based beauty aficionado Kastoori Barua offers a comprehensive guide to decoding the price-points of higher-end products
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This line of nail serums and lacquers acknowledges the diversity of Indian skin

Text by Avani Thakkar. Photography by Joshua Navalkar. Styling by Swati Sinha.

From Melbourne to Mumbai, dive into a young beauty enthusiast’s journey of forging Harkoi – a modern, pandemic-bred clean beauty brand that seeks to normalise catering to darker complexions
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Shankara

Is there such a thing as modern Ayurveda? We find out…

Text by Avani Thakkar. Photography and Styling by Mallika Chandra

Initially founded across the seven seas, the beauty brand Shankara is dedicated to upholding the values of one of the world’s oldest systems of traditional medicine in a contemporary context
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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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