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About us

Much more than skincare

Our vegan beauty products are driven by natural ingredients rooted in Ayurvedic teachings that are validated by modern science and our own clinical studies. We take an interconnected approach to prevention and rejuvenation, combining topical treatments with nutrition and movement.

Ayurveda, reimagined.

We believe in a new era of Ayurvedic skincare and medicine.

Ayurveda is a centuries-old traditional Indian medicinal system. Its practice lies in balancing the mind, body, and spirit through naturopathy. We have scientifically researched Ayurveda’s most impactful botanical and adaptogenic ingredients to create a highly efficient wellness routine.

Born in the Himalayan mountains

Almora is a region nestled in the Himalayan Mountains – the birthplace of many Ayurvedic ingredients.

Famous for its remarkable biodiversity, Almora features extreme variations in altitude and weather conditions that give rise to a powerful plant ecosystem that has existed for millennia.

The area is immensely rich in herbs and plants and is an abiding source of inspiration and discovery for us.

DISCOVER OUR INGREDIENTS

Meet Ravi

Almora Botanica was born out of a meeting of minds between founder Ravi Prasad, creative director Sujata Keshavan and chief technology officer Dr Deeleep Rout. With a lifetime career in Ayurvedic medicine, Ravi spent over five years developing Almora Botanica.

His knowledge and expertise are supported by Dr Deeleep Rout, who most recently led natural products development at L’Oréal, and Sujata Keshavan, a multi award-winning designer.

Meeting the highest standards

We follow strict guidelines to ensure our ingredients are natural, vegan and non-toxic. We strongly believe in transparency and are dedicated to serving our customers and protecting our communities.

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COSMOS
CERTIFED

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RESEARCHED
AYURVEDA

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100%
VEGAN

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CRUELTY
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More about our certifications


COSMOS Natural

COSMOS is an international non-profit association controlling and regulating standard requirements and definitions for natural cosmetics. Its certifications are very advanced and provide a commitment and proof of following the highest standards of performance and sustainability in natural products of every stage, from seed to shelf.

At Almora Botanica, all our products are certified to the Soil Association COSMOS Natural Standard, which means we meet standards across:

• Natural origin: a minimum of 98% of ingredients are plant-based. Any non-natural compound must follow strict green chemistry protocols and cannot exceed 2% of the formula.

• Sustainability and ethical sourcing: ingredients must come from sustainable agriculture, respecting biodiversity and following responsible practices and guidelines. Packaging must be sustainable, and the supply chain must be fully traceable.

• Green chemistry principles for derived ingredients: use renewable raw materials, eliminate waste, and avoid using toxic and hazardous reagents and solvents in manufacturing and application.

• Biodegradability: more than 95% of ingredients must be biodegradable and non-toxic to aquatic environments (LC50, EC50, IC50 > 1 mg/L).

• Cruelty-free: no animal testing.

• Free from: heavy metals, aromatic hydrocarbons, pesticides, dioxins & PCBs, radioactivity GMOs, mycotoxins, medicinal residues, phthalates, nitrates, nitrosamines, and any other controversial chemicals.

• Transparency: authenticity in product communication and claims.

GACP

Our ingredients are cultivated and collected under GACP (Good Agricultural and Collection Practices), ensuring soil fertility, contamination level, and molecular markers level with no bacterial and fungal impurities.

The Vegan Society

The Vegan Society is an internationally registered charity and the oldest vegan organization in the world. Each product's formula and fabrication process is checked against the following criteria to ensure they meet the highest vegan standards:

• No animals are used in the manufacture of products

• No animal ingredients or derivatives (e.g., honey)

• No animal testing

• No GMOs

Cruelty-Free International

The Cruelty-Free International Leaping Bunny is a global organization controlling and approving brands with its cruelty-free certification. At Almora Botanica, we have the highest respect for all life forms and believe in a better science without cruelty.