If clean ingredients and sustainable packaging are things you are drawn to then this post is meant for you! I recently received some products from the brand Arata in my mail which live up to these expectations. All the products from the brand are toxin-free, vegan and cruelty-free. Furthermore, even the packaging is made using recycled plastic. Let us take a look at what products I received and how they fared for me!
Arata Refreshing Face Wash | Review
The first three products that I received were a part of the Arata Morning Essentials kit that contains a face wash, a face cream, and a toothpaste. This is a beautiful kit for gifting purposes as well. It is currently available at 25% off on Nykaa, so if you plan to gift this to someone for Diwali then grab it now!
The first product in the kit is the Arata Refreshing Face Wash. This face wash has a gel based formula that produces a gentle lather on the skin. It contains a bunch of natural ingredients, such as flax seed, lemon oil, and Mentha Oil and is SLS-free. It also contains apricot seed powder for exfoliation. I am personally not a fan of apricot seed-based scrubs and won’t recommend them to those with sensitive skin. This face wash has very fine particles though that don’t feel gritty on the skin if you go in with a gentle hand. It cleanses the skin without making it dry and offers soft and supple skin.
Arata Face Serum-Cream | Review
My favourite product from the Arata Morning Essentials Kit has to be the Arata Face Serum Cream. It is a light-weight moisturizer that settles down to a matte finish on the skin, making it perfect for oily-skinned people. It contains a number of essential oils, with the key ingredients being rosehip oil, evening primrose oil and kokum butter. It hydrates the skin without feeling greasy or sticky and I love the mattifying effect that it provides. It has a mild herbal scent which vanishes post application so it shouldn’t be bothersome for most people. Considering its ingredients, I think it will help reduce pigmentation in the long run if used daily. I will keep you guys posted on this front. Will recommend a patch test considering the essential oils in the formula.
Arata Refreshing Toothpaste | Review
The last item in the Arata Morning Essentials Kit is the Arata Refreshing Toothpaste. It is a fluoride-free toothpaste that contains peppermint, cinnamon, and chamomile extracts. It has a mild minty+cinnamon flavor which is not as pungent as the regular mint-based toothpastes. I am no expert on dental hygiene, so if your dentist recommends a fluoride-free toothpaste then you can go for this one.
Arata Lip Balm | Review
As soon as I tried the Arata Lip Balm for the first time, I added it to my winter essentials kit. This lip balm has a combination of a number of natural oils and waxes (the nykaa website says that it contains beeswax but I checked with the brand and they said that their new formula is completely vegan). It also has the scent of cardamom, which is very unique for a lip balm in my opinion. I personally like the scent and love the consistency of the balm. It does not feel too crusty or thick on the lips but manages to hydrate them well. It does have a slightly crumbly texture, so it is more suitable for nighttime use. If you do not like the very oily lib balms nor the very waxy ones, then this one lies right in the middle of the two textures and might be the right pick for you!
Overall, I am quite pleased with the quality of the products as well as the minimalistic packaging, and would love to explore more products from Arata in the future. Let me know if you would want me to try any specific products from the brand in the comments below!