• Chris


In the upper echelon of aromatic skin, hair, and self-care brands sits RANAVAT Botanics. Rooted in luxurious rituals with a nod to Ayurvedic tradition, there isn't a product in the line that doesn't feel entirely transformative for both skin and soul. The Luminous Ceremony cream cleanser is their newest launch, and it's one for the books. I have read countless glowing reviews from my peers and customers alike, and the praise is entirely deserved. This is special folks!

If you've gotten a whiff of the luscious Radiant Rani serum, this cleanser will smell similar: like a nose full of rare top-shelf roses with a hint of golden spiciness. The Manjishta, or Indian madder, in the formula may likely be what's lending that buzzy quality - a quick Google search revealed this plant to be part of the coffee family. Notably, most of the ingredients in this cleanser are Certified Organic or vegetable-derived. In one word, this stuff is decadent.

I reach for this in the morning if my skin feels dull or dry, but especially when I crave utter cleansing indulgence at any time of day. Applied on dry skin, Luminous Ceremony instantly softens and cushions the skin like a blankety moisturizer. For a cream cleanser, it's spreadable yet concentrated. There's enough slip for a brief facial massage, though this isn't the cleanser I'd choose for that.

Fatty surfactants help this cleanser gently milk up and rinse away with just water, though removing with a washcloth is utterly transformative. It leaves the skin feeling hugged, comforted, and baby soft. There isn't any waxy residue, though normal or drier skins may appreciate how moisturizing the finish is.

I wouldn't be surprised if Luminous Ceremony makes its way to my permanent top shelf in the very near future. It's really that good!


Water (Aqua/Eau), Vegetable Glycerin**, Sesame (Sesamum Indicum) Oil*, Manjishta (Rubia Cordifolia)*, Cetearyl Alcohol**, Cetearyl Glucoside**, Glyceryl Stearate**, Cetearyl Olivate**, Sorbitan Olivate**, Dehydoacetic Acid, Benzyl Alcohol, Acacia Senegal Gum**, Xanthan Gum**, Tocopherol+, Rose Essential Oil (Rosa Damascena), Sodium Benzoate.

*Certified Organic / **Vegetable Derived / +Non-GMO Soy

$42 for 3.4 fl oz (100 mL)

Available from Credo Beauty and Ranavat

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