Written By: UMA Editorial Team |

Published on: April 24, 2024

In the ever-evolving landscape of skincare, where a plethora of products promise miraculous transformations, finding a brand that marries science with nature can feel like discovering a hidden gem. Enter UMA, a name synonymous with deeply clarifying skincare that not only delivers on its promises but also sets itself apart through its commitment to harnessing the power of botanicals backed by centuries of wisdom. In this exploration, we delve into the science behind UMA’s deeply clarifying skincare routine and unveil what truly distinguishes it from the rest.



Embarking on the journey to a clearer complexion begins with the foundational step of cleansing. UMA’s Deeply Clarifying Neem Charcoal Cleanser isn’t just your average cleanser; it’s a powerhouse enriched with natural ingredients that gently cleanse, exfoliate, balance, and nourish the skin. At its core lies the potent combination of neem and charcoal, working synergistically to rid the skin of impurities and toxins while reducing inflammation and promoting hydration.

SCIENCE BEHIND THE CLEANSER: Neem, hailed in Ayurveda for its antimicrobial properties, banishes bacteria, while turmeric lends its anti-inflammatory prowess to calm and heal. With a blend of clays, oat, and botanical extracts, this cleanser goes beyond surface cleansing, drawing out impurities from within for a brighter, more radiant complexion.

“However, encouraging data suggest that neem is consistently more effective at prohibiting bacterial growth and at targeting biofilm-grown cells than many other herbal extracts.” 

[Noor, 2011]

“From the findings, the results of this research work could suggest that plant extract of neem (Azadirachta Indica) and Tumeric (Curcumin longa) possess antimicrobial properties highly effective in inhibiting the growth of some enteric pathogens in humans.”

[academicjournals.org, 2015; Researchgate.net 2010]

HOW TO USE: For 1-2 times daily cleansing, wet your face thoroughly and apply a small amount (1.5 tbsp) of cleanser in gentle circular motions for 30-45 seconds. Rinse off with cold water and pat dry. For a deeper exfoliation, leave the cleanser on to dry for 2-3 minutes before sloughing it off and rinsing with water.



Moving on to toning, the UMA’ Deeply Clarifying Aloe Alum Toner is a revelation in itself. Infused with aloe, tea tree, and rose water, this toner regulates oil production, combats blemishes, and provides essential hydration and protection to the skin. With alum fortifying the skin’s natural barrier and aloe ensuring adequate moisture, this toner primes the skin for the next steps in your skincare routine.

SCIENCE BEHIND THE TONER: Tea tree, revered for its infection-fighting abilities, joins forces with mint to cool and balance the skin. Cinnamon steps in to regulate sebum production, while tomato delivers a surge of Vitamin C for protection and healing.

“Employed largely for its antimicrobial properties, Tea Tree Oil is incorporated as the active ingredient in many topical formulations used to treat cutaneous infections.”

[Clin Microbiol Rev. 2006]

“The antioxidant compounds predominately present in tomatoes consist of several different types of carotenoids, vitamin C, vitamin E, and phenolic compounds that confer their antioxidant activities by neutralizing reactive oxygen species (ROS) and protecting the cell membrane against lipid peroxidation.” 

[J.foodchem.2016, Molecules. 2020]

HOW TO USE: After cleansing, apply the toner to the skin using a cotton pad in gentle circular motions. 

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Now, onto the treatment phase with UMA’s Deeply Clarifying Blemish Spot Treatment. Formulated with a potent blend of tea tree, juniper berry, and clary sage essential oils, this treatment targets blemishes with precision while nourishing the skin. Say goodbye to dark spots and redness as this gentle yet powerful formula works its magic to restore clarity to your complexion.

SCIENCE BEHIND THE TREATMENT: Tea trees, juniper berries, and clary sage have been revered for centuries for their blemish-fighting properties. Grape seed oil and lavender ensure the treatment is as nourishing as it is effective, leaving the skin balanced and hydrated.

“Tea tree oil is an essential oil extracted from Melaleuca alternifolia (Maiden & Betch) Cheel with known antibacterial, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties, making it a candidate for the treatment of acne.”

[ J. Cosmet. Dermatol. 2019]

“juniper berry also has benefits when used in natural skincare. The oil’s antiseptic and astringent properties make it a valuable addition to facial treatment formulations, particularly for those tending towards oily or blemish-prone skin.”

[Stjepan Pepeljnjak 1, Ivan Kosalec, Zdenka Kalodera, Nikola Blazević]

HOW TO USE: Apply the treatment to affected areas morning and evening after cleansing, or as needed throughout the day.



Now, let’s talk about hydration and balance with UMA’s Deeply Clarifying Face Oil. This luxurious elixir moisturizes and balances oily or combination skin while combating buildup and oiliness. With a blend of clarifying ingredients like tea tree, orange, and grapeseed, this face oil brings clarity and radiance to your complexion without clogging pores or causing breakouts.

SCIENCE BEHIND THE FACE OIL: Clove essential oil targets blemish-causing impurities, while tea tree oil balances the skin. Lavender and clary sage oils regulate oiliness and prevent over-drying, making this face oil an ideal choice for oily or combination skin types.

“Linalyl acetate and linalool are the two main components of lavender essential oil and have demonstrated antioxidant properties by scavenging free radicals and decreasing oxidative stress” 

[ J. Supercrit. Fluids. 2012]

HOW TO USE: Massage a few drops(2-3) between your palms and pat onto your face, neck, and décolletage as the final step in your skincare routine.



Lastly, we come to the ultimate indulgence: the UMA’s Deeply Clarifying Face Mask. Infused with potent ingredients like turmeric and neem, this mask detoxifies the skin, minimizes the appearance of blemishes, and leaves your complexion radiant and even-toned.

SCIENCE BEHIND THE FACE MASK: Turmeric and neem work in tandem to draw out impurities and soothe the skin, while a blend of botanicals gently nourishes and revitalizes.

HOW TO USE: Apply a thin layer to clean the skin, leave it on for seven minutes, then rinse off with warm water. Follow it up with Deeply Clarifying Face Oil.  


Central to UMA’s philosophy is the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda, a holistic approach to health and well-being that emphasizes balance and harmony. Each UMA product is meticulously crafted using time-honored Ayurvedic principles and potent botanicals sourced from the brand’s organic farm in India. From neem and turmeric to tea tree and clary sage, these ingredients have been revered for centuries for their transformative properties, ensuring that every UMA product delivers not just superficial results, but deep and lasting benefits for the skin.

In conclusion, UMA’s deeply clarifying skincare regimen transcends mere beauty rituals; it’s a holistic journey towards radiant, healthy skin rooted in the timeless wisdom of Ayurveda and backed by the latest advances in science. So, if you’re ready to elevate your skincare routine to a whole new level of clarity and luminosity, look no further than UMA.