Himalayan Heritage

Heritage - SairaSkin I’m happy to let you in on a few family secrets if it means giving you true peace of mind when it comes to choosing our products.

The inspiration for SairaSkin came from my Kashmiri heritage. My family come from the foothills of the Himalayas and my Kashmiri mother showed me the power of natural plant-based oils from a young age. I’ve suffered with chronic skin conditions all my life but with a little self-care and a lot of family knowledge, I now have first-hand experience of the healing, nourishing and cleansing powers of oils.

During my frequent visits to the Himalayas over the years, my cousins introduced me to all their beauty secrets. They showed me how to make wax for hair removal using sugar and honey; a brightening face mask using turmeric, yogurt and chickpea flower; hair masks with hot almond oil; a brightening and antiseptic toothpaste using the bark of the walnut tree; and a body oil using sesame oil infused with crushed rose petals. I drank it all in.

For the last 30 years I’ve tried and tested natural plant-based oils on my skin. All this experience has proven to me that they really are a ‘super ingredient’ when incorporated into skincare treatments. That’s why I had to include them in all our SairaSkin products.

Heritage - SairaSkin

Our organic oils are carefully selected for their natural ability to hydrate and nourish. They are naturally high in good-for-you ingredients such as polyphenols, fatty acids and antioxidants, to help reduce inflammation, lock in moisture and soften the skin. They’re easy to use as well, absorbing well with no greasy after-feel.

Our signature SairaSkin fragrance uses 19 organic essential oils to energise the senses, uplift the mood and stimulate the skin. The bespoke elixir contains sweet almond oil, apricot kernel oil, pomegranate seed oil, sea buckthorn fruit oil, orange oil, bergamot peel oil, sunflower oil, cypress oil, petitgrain oil, Cedrus atlantica bark (cedarwood) oil, patchouli oil, ginger oil, black pepper oil, cinnamon bark oil, black cumin seed oil, clove bud oil, mulberry oil, fig oil and rose oil.

Our unique blend includes oils of mulberry, fig, pomegranate, apricot kernel and sweet almond, all fruits found in abundance in the Himalayan region from where my family originate.

SairaSkin products are made in Britain, certified organic by Cosmos and Soil Association,  vegan and cruelty-free. Every ingredient is farmed without pesticides and naturally preserved, and can be traced back to its source. The products are therefore free from GM ingredients, synthetic colours, fragrances and oils, have not been tested on animals, and are manufactured with the highest possible standards of integrity, with minimum impact on the environment.