Let’s start by stating the obvious: the ubtan is a great way to get skin that’s clearer, fairer, and younger looking.
Almost every Indian will remember their grandmother making her own special ubtan recipe using herbs, seeds, nuts, flours, spices, oils, floral waters, and a few more secret ingredients she would pass on only to her daughter or daughter-in-law.
However, in the rush filled modern lifestyle, no one has the time to gather umpteen ingredients and prepare complicated ubtan recipes. The need is for ready-to-use ubtan products that retain the goodness of traditional Ayurvedic recipes. Products that one can rely on completely for quality as well as results
More on that later. First, a bit more on ubtan.
What Is Ubtan?
Ubtan (Sanskrit word: ubvartan) is a paste that’s applied to face and other body parts as a beauty ritual. This paste is applied on skin, left for a while, and then washed off. An ubtan is much more than a simple face/skin pack. It works as a cleanser, detoxifier, scrub, softener and polish for the skin. Regular ubtan application also helps remove fine hair from skin’s surface.
Ubtan as tradition:Evaluation of Ubtan,Ubtan as Skincare
Applying ubtan is a millennia-old tradition dating back to Vedic times that’s counted among the solah singar (16 essential beauty steps for women) recommended in Ayurveda. Queens and royal ladies of yore used to apply ubtans as an essential part of their beauty regimen.
The ubtan is also an essential pre-wedding ritual (called haldi) where a turmeric-based ubtan is applied to the bride and the groom to get them ready for marriage ceremony.
What are the ingredients added to Ubtan
There are hundreds of ubtan recipes that are often closely guarded family secrets. However; chickpea flour (besan), turmeric (haldi) and rosewater are some of the most used ingredients in a very basic ubtan recipe. Depending on their affordability and knowledge, people also add more expensive ingredients like saffron (kesar), sandal (chandan), almond (badaam), and almond oil (badaam tel).
Some key ubtan ingredients and their benefits
Also known as gram flour or besan, made by grinding chickpea lentils. Naturally rich in zinc, protein, vitamins and fatty acids. Helps remove dead cells, tan and fine hair from skin’s surface.
Has celebrated anti-inflammatory and antiseptic qualities. Chock-a-block full of antioxidants that take care of harmful free radicals. Heals minor skin issues, fades blemishes, enhances skin’s overall glow and luster.
Floral water made using real rose petals. Natural skin toner and coolant. Refines pores. Helps heal cuts and irritation. Helps check acne too. Boosts skin radiance.
An expensive and rare spice. Reduces pigmentation and blemishes. Lightens skin tone.
Soothing, anti-aging, cooling and calming for skin. Helps control breakouts. Promotes even skin tone. Removes tan.
Almond powder/ oil
Rich in fatty acids and vitamin E. Excellent anti-aging and moisturizing qualities.
As you can see, when these wonderful ingredients come together, the skin benefits immensely.
Ubtan in Today’s Rushed World
Well, who has the time to gather all the ingredients (some of which are really expensive!) and then measure and mix to create ubtan! How convenient it would be if there were skincare ubtan products made with the finest and the purest ingredients that you could just scoop/squeeze out, apply and wash off.
We have created a luxurious range of ubtan products enriched with the finest ingredients. Combining traditional therapeutic goodness of time tested with modern scientific research, ingredients – chickpea flour, sandalwood oil, turmeric extract, saffron extract, almond extract, and rosewater – these products are ideal for overall improvement in the way your skin looks and feels. All the products are free of sulphates, parabens, mineral oil, silicone and color. All products are also suitable for all skin types.
Ubtan Face Wash
Soap-free face wash made from traditional natural ingredients known for their cleansing, clarifying and rejuvenating properties. Washes away dirt to restore freshness and glow to skin. Helps remove deep-seated dirt from the skin, lighten patchy skin tone. Aids in moisturizing skin and brightening complexion.
Ubtan Face & Body Pack
Refines and restores tired, sluggish skin. Brings radiance to complexion. Powered with traditional and natural ingredients known for skin toning and refining properties. Also contains fine almond shell and walnut shell powders for effective exfoliation. Helps draw out deep-seated grime from pores, also minimizes pore size. Helps skin get a clear, refined look and smooth texture. Protects skin from pollutant damage. Helps fade skin imperfections, control excess oil and soothe skin.
Ubtan Face & Body Scrub
Helps reveal softer, fresher skin with brighter and more radiant complexion. Made from traditional natural ingredients known for their exfoliating and skin rejuvenating properties. Contains fine almond shell and walnut shell powders for effective exfoliation. Assists in removal of dead skin cell, deep-seated dirt and surface tan. Also helps moisturize and soften skin for velvet feel and lush glow. This Body Scrub Helps protect skin from pollutant damage. Supports skin renewal process for anti-aging effect.
Ubtan Body Wash
Helps refresh and revive dull skin, aids in removing impurities. Has a de-tanning and brightening effect. Also helps tone up and moisturize skin. Apart from all the key ubtan ingredients, also contains pro-vitamin B5 and aloe vera extract for additional skin moisturization. Soothing, cooling and fragrant body wash a spa like experience that leaves skin looking lush, and mood feeling lighter.
Ubtan Body Lotion
Experience the transformation with our Ubtan Body Lotion, specially crafted to revive tanned, uneven skin. Enriched with saffron extract, rose water, sweet almond oil, turmeric root oil, sandalwood oil, and hyaluronic acid, it revitalizes and enhances radiance. This non-sticky, non-greasy formula absorbs seamlessly, bestowing velvety smoothness. Awaken your senses with its natural fragrance.
For those who would like to experience the wonders of ubtan intensively along with sun protection to further protect the visible benefits, WOW Skin Science has also launched Ubtan Luxuriant Kit that contains ,Ubtan Face Wash, Ubtan Face & Body Pack, Ubtan Face & Body Scrub, and Ubtan Sunscreen Face Serum SPF 55. This Kit is also an excellent present idea for wedding, birthday, anniversary and return gifting.
What Is Ubtan Made Of?
Ubtan typically consists of natural ingredients like turmeric, chickpea flour, milk, sandalwood, and various herbs, blended to create a traditional skincare mixture.
What Is the Meaning of Ubtan?
Ubtan refers to a traditional South Asian skincare preparation involving a mixture of natural ingredients used to cleanse, exfoliate, and brighten the skin.
Can I Use Ubtan Every Day?
While using ubtan daily might be too abrasive for some skin types, using it a few times a week can help exfoliate and rejuvenate the skin. Adapt frequency based on your skin’s response.
What Are the Benefits of Ubtan?
Ubtan offers multiple benefits including exfoliation, skin brightening, removal of dead skin cells, reduction of tan, and a natural glow, thanks to its blend of nourishing ingredients.