Urban Veda - What's Your Dosha? Skincare Review

When Autumn starts to creep in, I find myself showing more attention to my skincare routine. Blustery, chilly days play havoc on my skin and keeping it under control can sometimes be a battle. I am prone to dry hands, legs and a dry face. 

I was sent to sample a handful of products from natural skincare brand, Urban Veda. I hadn't heard of the brand before but after doing a bit of research, they seemed right up my street. Carry on reading to find out more about the brand and the products I tested. 

Urban Veda focuses on one of the oldest holistic healing systems, Ayurveda. Ayurveda is composed of two words, Ayur meaning "life"and Veda meaning "knowledge". This ancient form of healing is based on the philosophy that to live a healthy and productive life, we have to balance our mental, physical and spiritual well-being. Urban Veda's state their products "have been developed with Ayurveda principles to target primary skincare needs of the three doshas. The central concept of this Ayurvedic skincare approach is to maintain your dosha’s natural balance, helping to keep skin in optimum health." 

What's Your Dosha?
Ayurveda is based on three main body types, which are known as doshas. Doshas are known to convey everything about us including our skin types, health and personalities. The three main types of Dosha are: Vata, Pitta and Kapha. 

My dosha is Pitta which suits dry and easily irritated skin and when stressed, anti-inflammatory and fever-reducing essential oils best suit me. This is the range I tested. 

You can discover your Dosha by taking the test here

Onto the product reviews.

I should start off by saying that the Pitta skincare range is one of the best scented I've ever used. The blend reminds me of going to the spa and experiencing the luxurious, aromatic oils. The range has a true autumnal scent which definitely suits my style. Sandalwood and Ylang Ylang really stand out and instantly relaxes the mind, body and soul. 

The Pitta Soothing Body Scrub was the first product I tried. It has a gentle exfoliation making it more suited to sensitive skin. The exfoliating ingredients are crushed Walnut and Volcanic Pumice meaning there's no artificial beads inside. I use the scrub regularly along with the Body Shop Hemp Body Mitt on the back of my arms and legs as I suffer with severe Keratosis Pilaris. The product does help to reduce bumps but I suffer so severely that this just isn't exfoliating enough for me, unfortunately. It does however leave skin really soft, hydrated and has a lovely lasting scent. 

The Pitta Soothing Body Lotion although heavily scented, is really gentle for sensitive skin. The formula is light in consistency and is easy to apply. I use this regularly on my hands, arms and feet and it keeps me hydrated without the need to reapply as the day goes on. Due to my eczema, body lotion is honestly one of the hardest things for me to buy so it's great to find a lotion that doesn't irritate. I absolutely love that the scent lasts all day!

The Pitta Soothing Exfoliating Facial Polish was the last product I tried in the range. If I'm honest, I have used this much, not because I don't like it, I'm just currently happy with my face routine and any drastic changes usually causes me to break out or dry out. I think once my current products have run out, I'll give this another chance. I have noticed that the exfoliation is again, really gentle and I can see why this is suited to the Pitta range. It has the same scent as the other products and the times I have used it, I've applied at night before bed which really helps to wind down after a stressful day.

I'm so glad I was introduced to the brand and I hope to have enlightened some of you. I would recommend Urban Veda to anyone who is looking for a more ethical, botanical choice of skincare that smells great. 

Have you tried anything from the UrbanVeda range? Leave a comment below.

Thanks for reading!