At Ranavat Botanics, we’re committed to the belief that beauty starts from within. Your attitude, energy, and true self shape your outward image more than anything. The nutrients you allow into your body are just as important as—if not more impactful than—whatever you apply topically. For this reason, we craft products comprising the same hardworking ingredients we know work wonders from within. For a holistic approach to beauty, incorporating beautifying botanicals into your daily ritual—via your skincare routine and your diet—can help unlock that inimitable inner glow. Here we’ve outlined just a few of the trusted ingredients we rely on to tap into beauty from the inside out.
Vitamin C has been a fan favorite in the beauty industry as of late and a new lineup of brightening serums is quickly becoming a mainstay on every beauty enthusiast’s bathroom counter. With “brightening” being the buzzword on everyone’s lips, we can’t help but draw our attention to an ancient remedy that’s been used for brightening for thousands of years. Saffron, which itself is rich in vitamin C, offers many of the properties of the buzzy ingredient—and then some. We’ve touted the numerous benefits of saffron before, but now we’d like to dive into all the reasons the potent spice is a powerful ayurvedic alternative to vitamin C.
It’s impossible not to be left with a bittersweet feeling as summer days wind down and the season comes to a close. But just because we’re bidding adieu to summer Fridays and long weekends doesn’t mean we have to say goodbye to all of summer’s goodness. That sun-kissed complexion and carefree radiance your skin has earned over the past few months can be something you carry with you into the fall. By making time for a handful of ancient beauty rituals, you can unveil your natural luminosity even as the sunlight begins to dwindle.
Today we are profiling Stephanie Liu Hjelmseth, the beauty behind Honey and Silk a destination for style, travel and beauty and mom of Jacob, her 8 month old son. I fell in love with Stephanie's impeccable style. She is the epitome of effortless chic combining Parisian influences with her California style - and shares with us how her routine has changed since becoming a mom.
Where would the world be without moms? They give us life and then become our biggest champions. They shower us with unconditional love and provide us with unrelenting support. Especially when it comes to beauty, moms play a special role for many—instilling us with confidence when we need it most, introducing us to the world of skincare and self-care, and serving as our eternal muses. In celebration of Mother’s Day, we’re showcasing some of our favorite inspiring moms throughout the month of May. Covering all things beauty and beyond, we’re inviting these extraordinary women to get real about motherhood, spill their skincare secrets, and walk us through the rituals they swear by.
Make it Reign
As part of our commitment to building a community around empowerment, Ranavat Botanics celebrates strong women who rule: women who stand at the helm of their personal and professional lives, determine their own definitions of success, and don’t wait for the world to assign their worth. We’re shining a spotlight on inspiring women who are carving out their own paths in life as founders, CEOs, and industry disruptors. These are the go-getters cultivating dynamic careers in line with their passions. The trailblazers igniting new paths in unlikely industries. The motivators fueling others to rise to the occasion and realize their dreams. These are women who Make It Reign. Our next CEOs in the Make It Reign series are Ali Heiss and Stella Simona, the founders and co-owners of Amarilo and Haati Chai. We caught up with Simona to talk about her and Heiss’s unique journey, how they’re disrupting the jewelry space, and their advice for becoming your own boss.
Face masks have long been a skincare essential. Face and body masks called ubtan, a hardworking mix of herbs, flowers, and roots, were a part of ancient Ayurveda tradition and adopted as a ritual for religious festivals such as Diwali and the Haldi ceremony in Indian weddings. When you’re cultivating your own personal ritual, masks are an especially pleasant way to pamper yourself and reveal glowing skin. At Ranavat Botanics, we value fresh, organic ingredients, so our all-time favorite face masks are powder. Powder masks boast a number of benefits because of their composition—beyond making an easy travel companion due to TSA guidelines. We’ve highlighted five major advantages of powder masks below, explaining why they’re a worthwhile addition to your skincare routine.
As we navigate the cooling temperatures of autumn and head into winter, our hard-earned summer glow is steadily slipping away. But just because the season of sun-kissed skin is long gone, it doesn’t mean we can’t maintain a warm-weather radiance year round.
As we delve into the Secret Garden of Ranavat Botanics to dig deep into the science that has powered our ancient formulations over the past 5,000 years, we’d be remiss not to spotlight one particular ingredient that’s worth more than its weight in gold—literally. Saffron, a revered spice more expensive per ounce than gold, boasts a rich history that can be traced back over three millennia. In Ancient Egypt, healers kept saffron in their medicinal arsenals to help relieve gastrointestinal ailments. It is said that even Cleopatra incorporated the sought-after spice into her bathing rituals. In Ancient Rome, saffron was used as a deodorizer. Today, the expensive spice may be best known for its culinary use as a popular seasoning, but its beauty benefits and medicinal properties are still tapped into by many. Below, we highlight just a handful of the ways this magical botanical can help enhance your wellbeing, from the inside out.