Nature is not only a cosmetologist, but an expert chemist! She has provided such versatile natural ingredients that enhance the beauty of the skin and hair and have amazing curative properties. The body's response to organic substances is extremely good and there is the advantage of protection from chemical after-effects and irritative reactions. These ingredients may even be categorised under familiar cosmetological terms... like cleansers, tonics, nourishers, fresheners, astringents, moisturisers, humectants and so on. In fact, an entire range of cosmetic products exists in nature.
Not only does Nature have a range so flexible, but there is a variety of products to choose from. Experiments have shown that these can be adapted very successfully to modern demands, in ready-to-use, bottled forms, with longer shelf life. Some natural ingredients are actually preservatives, while others are hardening agents, which can be used as bases for face masks. Many are excellent emulsifiers. Not only that, fruits, vegetables and other herbal extracts and oils have their own delicious aromas and fragrances.
Shahnaz Husain, the pioneer of organic beauty care, has achieved unprecedented international acclaim for her practical application of Ayurveda, the ancient Indian system of herbal healing. Just when there was a worldwide “back to nature” trend, Shahnaz Husain recaptured an ancient herbal system and made it relevant to modern demands. Known for product innovation, Shahnaz Husain has evolved nearly 375 formulations for general beauty care, treatment of skin and scalp disorders, health and fitness.
Her study of Ayurveda, the Indian holistic system of herbal healing, strengthened her faith in nature, finding that it could offer the ideal answers to protective, preventive and even corrective cosmetic-care. Today, her name has become a brand and she is herself the brand ambassador.
In this book, she offers a complete range of easy solutions for men and women to take care of their appearance.
"Asia's Helena Rubinstein." — Espirit, Germany
"Shahnaz Husain combines ancient herbal remedies with scientific techniques very effectively." — Washington Post, USA
"Internationally recognized authority on herbs... a phenomenal success." — B.B.C.
"Shahnaz Husain has become a legend in her own lifetime." — Ingrid Bergman
"Internationally famous — she is an established name in Skin and Hair care." — The New York Times
"She is spreading the rich herbal heritage of India around the world." — Guardian
"The uncrowned queen of India's beauty industry... Shahnaz Husain is as exotic as her name." — Daily Telegraph, U.K.