Urban Veda is inspired by the ancient Indian principles of Ayurveda, and first launched in October 2013. Since then, Urban Veda has won over 30 industry awards and is now available in many countries across the world.
The brand was created to ‘pollution-proof’ skin and protect it from the negative effects of free radicals, leaving is less vulnerable to environmental factors, dehydration, dullness and stress. Each product is lovingly made in the UK, using traditional Ayurvedic ingredients, natural botanic extracts and clinically proven actives to help maintain skin’s natural balance.
Belief in the value of nature means valuing plants as nature intended – all products are free from genetically modified ingredients, artificial colours, mineral oil, parabens and Sodium Lauryl Sulphate (SLS).
Recycling is like karma; what goes around comes around, so all Urban Veda packaging is recyclable and the bottles are made out of post-consumer recycled plastic. Proud of their sourcing provenance, all Urban Veda cartons are Forest Sustainability Certified.
Each Urban Veda product is certified as ‘vegan’ by The Vegetarian Society, and as a holistic brand, they never test on animals. The four Urban Veda ranges are made with natural, Ayurvedic ingredients, and each range has a different key ingredient. The Purifying range contains antibacterial cold-pressed neem oil, the Radiance range contains anti-inflammatory turmeric, the Soothing range contains balancing sandalwood, and the Reviving range contains replenishing rose. Each product also contains arjuna, which is an Ayurvedic herb to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
There are four Urban Veda ranges: Purifying (for oily and breakout-prone skin), Radiance (for dehydrated and dull skin), Soothing (for sensitive skin) and Reviving (for dry and mature skin). As well as different skin types, each range is designed to suit the different ‘doshas’ in Ayurveda. This is the Ayurvedic term to describe the physical and emotional tendencies in the mind and body. The Purifying range is best suited to kapha types, The Radiance range is vest suited to vata types, the Soothing range is best suited to pitta types, and the Reviving range is tri-doshic and suitable for all three doshas.
- Purifying facial wash – This is an excellent antibacterial and antiseptic tonic to help treat blackheads, in addition to reducing excess sebum, breakouts and toxins. £12.99 for 150ml
- Purifying hydrating toner – This neem-infused toner contains organic extracts, vitamins and amino acids to hydrate the skin whilst naturally reducing shine from excess sebum. £13.99 for 150ml
- Purifying day cream – Brimming with antioxidants, this day cream is perfect for protecting oily and acne-prone skin types. £18.99 for 50ml
- Soothing facial wash – Formulated to respect your skin’s natural moisture barrier and pH level, Soothing Facial Wash has a gentle formulation to leave skin soft, clean and cared for. £12.99 for 150ml
- Soothing exfoliating facial polish – Supporting healthy skin cell renewal, Soothing Facial Polish is the perfect texture to reveal fresher-looking skin. £13.99 for 125ml
- Soothing hydrating toner – This calming facial toner effectively removes all impurities, hydrates the skin and balances the skin’s pH level. £13.99 for 150ml
- Soothing day cream – Enriched with natural Ayurvedic ingredients, Soothing Day Cream helps to smooth and soften uncomfortable, tight dry skin. £18.99 for 50ml
- Radiance facial wash – Ayurvedic anti-inflammatory turmeric, brightening botanics and antioxidant-rich extracts help to treat dry and blemished skin. £12.99 for 150ml
- Radiance exfoliating facial polish – With natural, mildly abrasive exfoliants of pumice and crushed walnut-shell powder to gently exfoliate, the skin is left feeling cleansed and looking brighter. £13.99 for 125ml
- Radiance hydrating toner – Enriched with anti-inflammatory turmeric, healing aloe vera and blemish-reducing papaya, this refreshing toner is packed with antioxidants to protect the skin against the damaging effects of free radicals. £13.99 for 150ml
- Radiance day cream – Lightweight yet deeply hydrating, this vitality-enhancing moisturiser helps to brighten your complexion and is designed for those with dehydrated, dull and lack-lustre skin. £18.99 for 50ml