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  • Writer's pictureShikha Gianchandani

5 South Asian Brands that will make you a Self-Care Junkie

This week on #Trending, we're talking about 5 South Asian brands that are guaranteed to make you a self-care junkie!

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Growing up I often shied away from any go-remedies that were associated with my culture, like putting oil and going to school or avoiding drinking turmeric milk when I was sick, just so I could be like the other kids at my school. I'm sure at some point, all of us have struggled with something similar, but Ghlee has made it their mission to bring back parts of our culture by making Ghee based skincare. Ghee is a class of clarified butter that is not only used in Southeast Asian and Middle Eastern cuisine but also skincare. Ghlee Lipcare is made in small batches with triple filtering to ensure the cleanest product.

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Lisa Mattan, the founder of Sahajan Skincare, came home to find her two-year-old slathering on her face cream, which initially made her laugh but then worry about the damage all those chemicals could be doing to her skin. After that, she decided that if she's to introduce natural products in her child's regimen then why shouldn't she do so for herself. Lisa Mattan's skincare brand aims to make evidence-based products that balance healthy, mindful living with the rich heritage of the Ayurvedic traditions. Ayurveda is, deemed by many scholars, one of the oldest healing sciences. It places great emphasis on taking care of your health by maintaining balance in one's life via the right thinking, diet, lifestyle, and the use of herbs. With an array of products whether it's for hair, skin, or eyecare - Sahajan Skincare is here to stay and take care of all your Ayurvedic needs! 

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Fable & Mane was founded by siblings - Akash (entrepreneur, social media influencer, and digital marketing specialist) and Nikita Mehta (an investor and board member of Jean Patou and LVMH). The origin of the brand is rooted in Nikita's personal experience of hair oiling, where she recalled how her grandmother would massage her scalp with natural plant-based oils for thick and lustrous hair. Even though the brand was launched during the pandemic it has been featured over 100 times in publications, including Vogue and Forbes, and Nikita and Akash are already working on launching their next line of products for 2021. Beyond formulation, the brand is also dedicated to giving some of its proceeds to wildlife charities to support endangered felines. 

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With an undeniable passion for quality melded with an ardor to celebrate her South Asian culture, Michelle launched Ranavat in 2017. Born and brought up in Wisconsin, she was often considered to be 'different' and struggled with claiming her hyphenated-identity until she launched Ranavat, where she started sharing who she was through her brand. Ranavat prides itself on taking a holistic approach to beauty by including Botanics in their daily rituals, whether it's skincare or diet. You might have even come across Ranavat Botanics whilst flipping through pages of Allure, Vogue, Glamour among others. 

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Whilst the other self-care brands have origin stories that all of us with diasporic identities can relate to, Blume's focus is to build a space for young women. Founders of Blume, Taran, and Bunny, believe sisterhood is womanhood! They use their brand to de-stigmatize periods and pave the way for the next generation of tenacious, confident, and conscious women. I was very excited when I found out Blume was a South-Asian owned brand as they not only cover everything from skincare to sustainable period care products but also present their brand in a way which is very approachable for young women from any background to relate to.

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That's it for me this week! Join us again next week for some more #Trending content to come out of the diaspora.

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