As darkness begins to dispel with the first rays of the sun, the Forest Essentials factory in Tehri Garhwal is already at work, because time is running out. To create one of the most iconic creams in the Indian beauty industry, work has to finish during the Brahma Muhurat - the hours before dawn considered the most auspicious time of day, and when pollution is at its lowest.
Crafting the Date & Litchi Cream is no small feat, because it goes beyond the recipe. It’s made from a labour of love, where succulent Date and Litchi fruits have been soaked in freshly distilled Rosewater, and left buried under ground in clay pots, to ferment for thirty days.
In its final stage, the cream is hand blend while the Maha Mrityunjaya mantra is chanted in the backdrop. As per Indian tradition, these Vedic chants have the power to purify the surroundings, such that their positive vibrations are imbibed by the cream before its sealed in jars and ready to go.
For a cream made with the skill of timeless tradition and impeccable quality, precious ingredients are scoured from all over India to ensure every part of the cream is in harmony with the other and the cream is an absolute treasure to cherish.
DATES FROM GUJARAT
The fruit is fermented for over a month to produce friendly antibiotics, lactic acid for gentle exfoliation and carbs to firm and soften the skin.
LITCHI FROM RISHIKESH
Of all the litchis in the world, the Rishikesh variety is the sweetest. The juice contains vitamin C, antioxidants and host of other substances that tone and protect skin.
ASHWAGANDHA FROM RAJASTHAN
This potent herb, is one of the world’s finest adaptogens. It boosts energy, builds strength and restores immunity.
KASTURI MANJAL FROM KERALA
In addition to its tendency to heal and boost immunity, the cooling properties of Kasturi manjal make it an especially valuable ingredient in face creams.
HARITAKI FROM THE HIMALAYAS
This powerful herb when applied on the skin, prevents UV damage, and minimizes pores for a velvety texture.
AMLA FROM UTTAR PRADESH
This berry is one of the richest sources of vitamin C - the most powerful antioxidant – which clarifies the skin and helps pigmentation.
METHI FROM RAJASTHAN
Methi is one of India’s most curative superfoods. It lightens marks and evens skin tone.