Unlike the many synthetic colorants on the market which have raised concerns regarding both safety in application and cruelty in production (cochineal red, for example, is derived from the juice of crushed insects), our plant-based colorants are naturally derived, biodegradable, renewal, sustainable and cruelty free.
Using Suriya Patham, an ancient technique borrowed from Tamil Nadu’s traditional Siddha medicine, the extracts from the roots, stems, leaves, and petals of 27 different plants are baked underground in earthenware pots. The resulting color cakes, when applied topically, are believed to offer a variety of skin nourishing benefits.
In addition to their anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, our bio-pigments can be used for color correcting complexion irregularities. In accordance with the basic principles of color theory, opposite hues will cancel each other out. Try a pink or orange bio-pigment to conceal veins, bruises, or under-eye circles, or a green bio-pigment to reduce the redness of rosacea, acne or sunburn.
Note: Some of our bio-pigments are water soluble and not suited for a face oil. The selections below are available for oil-based products.
Botanicals // Melia Azadirachta (Indian Lilac) Leaf Extract, Melia Azadirachta (Indian Lilac) Flower Extract, AminoEsters-1, Amber Powder, Coccinia Indica (Ivy Gourd) Fruit Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Leaf Extract, Corallina Officinalis (Seaweed) Extract, Moringa Oleifera Seed Oil Color Correction // Cancels redness, counterbalances rosacea, broken capillaries, acne, sunburn, and pimples.
Botanicals // Melia Azadirachta (Indian Lilac) Leaf Extract, Azadirachta Flower (Indian Lilac) Extract, Amino-Esters-1, Coccinia Indica (Ivy Gourd) Leaf Extract, Solanum Melongena (Eggplant) Fruit Extract, Aloe Barbadensis Flower Extract, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Ocimum Sanctum (Holy Basil) Leaf Extract, Ocimum Basilicum (Sweet Basil) Flower/Leaf Extract, Curcuma Longa (Turmeric) Root Extract, Corallina Officinalis (Seaweed) Extract Color Correction // Cancels orange, brightens porcelain skin tones.