A Beauty Minute with Michelle Ranavat
9 months ago by
Michelle Ranavat has created a line of Ayurvedic skincare that combines our two favorite things — science and rituals. She has fused her deep knowledge of Ayurveda and adaptogens with her science background to develop Ayurvedic formulations for skin and hair that deliver on results! RANAVAT grounds us into ritual while improving all our skin concerns, so we were thrilled with Michelle agreed to share more of her beauty routine with us.
What is your morning beauty routine?
After my alarm goes off, I like to catch a few last minutes of peace and quiet in bed while my husband gets our two sons ready for school (those moments to yourself are so important as a mom!). After I workout and drive my kids to school, I then shower and start my morning beauty routine. I cleanse with the Luminous Ceremony Cream cleanser and spend a few extra moments to massage it into my skin because it feels like I’ve stepped into a spa and I need that moment of calm before the morning rush! I always follow with my RANAVAT Brightening Saffron Serum – Radiant Rani all over my face and neck. It gives me an instant glow without feeling greasy like most oils. The saffron scent is super calming, and it makes the routine feel more like an indulgent ritual.For my hair, I add a few drops of my Fortifying Hair Serum – Mighty Majesty to add some shine and protection. The divine jasmine scent actually doubles as my perfume! On days that I want to wear some makeup, I love Westman Atelier’s Vital Skin Foundation Stick for a super natural look! I mix it in with a few drops of my saffron serum to create a dewy second-skin finish. Then I add the Super Loaded Tinted Highlight in Peau de Pêche, also by Westman Atelier. It’s the perfect pink/bronze shade for my skin tone. I swipe on the Jillian Dempsey Khol Eyeliner around my eyes – it glides on beautifully and lasts all day. Then I finish the look with the ILIA Balmy Tint Hydrating Lip Balm.
What products do you use throughout the day and why?
During the day I’m all about sun care and reapplication and a fresh mist of our Hydrating Jasmine Mist – Royal Refresh, which is incredibly hydrating and refreshing. It boosts my mood and gives me that moment I need in the middle of zooms to take a moment to myself.
What is your evening beauty routine?
I begin with a relaxing face massage using the Detoxifying Facial Massage Tool – Kansa Wand while reading a book. Used for over 5,000 years by Ayurvedic practitioners, the Kansa Wand helps to plump, de-puff, firm, and soften fine lines, and is made from teak wood and Kansa metal—a mix of copper and tin.
I also enjoy ending my day with hair oiling – a South Asian tradition that has popularized over the years, and a ritual that I personally love and have seen incredible effects from. I use our best-selling Fortifying Hair Serum – Mighty Majesty as a weekly overnight mask, plus the serum has a natural jasmine scent that helps calm me down after a long day.
Once a week (usually Friday) I do a major glow up- by using our Resurfacing Saffron AHA Masque – Radiant Rani. It’s a 2-5 min flash mask that gives my skin a glowy boost and preps it for the weekend!
What is your definition of beauty?
Feeling authentically comfortable and confident in yourself is beauty to me. Take note of who you are around and what you are doing when you are feeling authentically at your best. I have found it to be notably serving as I take a moment out of every day to reflect!
When do you feel most beautiful?
I feel most beautiful when I am surrounded by my family, team, and other dedicated individuals working towards the greater good. I love the simple joys my boys bring out of me – and they always serve as a grounding reminder for what is important.