Never Been Betta than with Ayurveda
by Sylvie Greil
will love this. First, you determine your skin type.
Are you a sluggish Kapha, airy Vata or hot Pitta? Based
on a survey, the clever folks at Body Bistro will then
use ancient Ayurvedic beauty rituals to prescribe the
proper skincare. Finally, you apply the delicious-smelling
products "with a good intention," as the small
print on every product states, and voilà, your
skin, properly fed, can finally replenish itself.
Body Bistro, based in Beverly Hills, Calif., was created
by Indian-born Carina Chatlani, whose mission is to
bring healing, health and wellness to our lives. Chatlani
gained her expertise in oils and essences as an apprentice to
Burmese sages in the Himalayan Mountains. Her Tapioca
& Soy Milk Bath Infusion, Bamboo & Wine Body
Buff and plant-based facial line use herbs from Burma,
Nepal, Tibet and India, and even the packaging was designed
with principles of Indian Feng Shui, or Vastu Shastra,
in mind (i.e. soft, rounded lines in lieu of sharp corners).
Our favorite? The vegan Chamomile & Clove Radiance
Remedy ($41 for 1 fl. oz.). It has a soothing, cooling
and deliciously plumping effect on tired skin. Body
Bistro products are available at Kitson in Los Angeles,
Henri Bendel in New York, among other locations. For
more information, visit www.bodybistro.com.