SC Inside Out | 8 Local Skincare Brands That Will Give You That ‘Quarantine Glow’

Contrary to popular belief that less make-up means better skin, lockdown has not been kind to my skin. I haven’t put any make up on since the start of this lockdown (March, yes it’s been that long!) and still constantly break out, have redness and dry, patchy skin at different stages. I have reached out for my ride or die products, tried many a home remedies and spent hours researching local beauty products and brands, hoping to invest in better skin and achieve that elusive ‘quarantine glow’ (Maybe she’s born with it, maybe its a filter?). After all this, I believe I have managed to find products that work for me and some I cannot wait to try!

So here are 8 local skincare brands that can help you achieve that ‘quarantine glow’:

Pure by Priyanka ‘Myoho’

I have been using Pure By Priyanka since I chanced upon it over a year ago and their ‘Glow Serum’ has become a staple in my beauty regime. Also give their Onion Oil a go – it’s helped me with hair fall.

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Our Glow Serum will give your skin a beautiful radiance! With ingredients such as kumkumadi oil, Vitamin E, honey, indica flower extracts, wheat germ oil, sandalwood extracts and saffron, this one is a powerful product for dull, damaged and pigmented skin. It hydrates and revitalizes your skin without that greasy feeling. The Glow Serum works on an overdrive to reduce your dark spots, patches and any other signs of hyperpigmentation. If you have normal/dry skin, you can use the Glow Serum twice a day. However, for people with oily/combination skin, our recommendation would be to use it only during your nighttime routine! . . .. . . . . . . . #glowserum #indianskincarebrand #naturalskincare #skincare #healthyskin #healthyskincare #greenbeauty #greenbeautyproducts #beautycare #pureskin #naturalskincareproducts #allnaturalskincare #pimplecare #replenishing #naturaltoner #facialathome #skincareshop #purebypriyanka

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This local brand combines ayurveda + aromatherapy to make all-natural skincare products. Their White Clay Mask has been my go-to on days my skin needs a little more TLC.

Daughter Earth

Another local brand that makes non-toxic skincare is Daughter Earth. Their Wild Java Plum Ayurvedic Face Mask is one of my favourites and soothes skin to helps with those pesky pimples.


This brand makes good skincare available to both men and women AND is pocket friendly. I have recently introduced their overnight repair cream into my nighttime skincare regime and have also heard amazing things about their vitamin C serum.

Forest Essentials

A trusted local skincare brand whose products are rooted in the age old tradition of Ayurveda. In love with their Indian Rose Absolute collection, especially the bath and shower oil (it smells divine!)

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Indulge in the pleasures of #Cleansing this season, whether it is the post #Holi cleanse or a #Spring cleanse. Our gentle, #ChemicalFree yet efficacious head to toe cleansers will carry you through the season. To begin with the face, our #HandPounded #Traditional #Ubtans or the #Organic Fruit pulp infused #Scrub. For the body, choose a raw #CaneSugar or #SeaSalt Crystal based #BodyPolisher and #SugarSoap, and top it all with an #SPF infused Ultra Rich #BodyLotion. . Shop for INR 7,499/- and receive the Hydrating Rose Body Polisher along with our Sun Fluid, as a Holi Gift till 7th March 2020, IST. #HoliKeRang #HoliPrep #BodyCare #IntrinsicallyIndian #Rituals #LuxuryOfPurity #LuxuriousAyurveda #ForestEssentials

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Brands on my wishlist…

Dot & Key Skincare

This local, cruelty free brand is currently all over my feed and has taken the top spot in my beauty wish list. Currently eye-ing their under-eye hydrating cream (see what I did there :D) and their masks.

Enn’s Closet

Recommended by many, Enn’s Closet, a natural skincare brand aims at harnessing the power of nature to bring us products that are safe, non-toxic, and highly effective. Their ‘About To Glow’ moisturiser, made with ghee and saffron infused water, looks good enough to eat!

Kal Hans Naturals

Vegan skincare brand, Kal Hans Naturals encourages one to be comfortable in their own skin and creates products that enable this. Their Rejuvenation & Repair Night Serum with Rosehip & Pomegranate is touted to be your secret weapon to smoother, younger, glowing skin – I’m sold!

Written by Chandini Batra