Ishq (ee-shuh-quh) is a line of ethical, organic skincare hand-crafted with ingredients sourced from Oregon companies that practice fair-trade policies. Ishq organic moisturizing creams, scrubs and masks are hand-crafted in an environment infused with positive energy, and are so rich that a little bit is all you need.
Ishq in Urdu means Love. Founded on the principle of supporting fellow local business, local & international social causes, Ishq's entire production line is carried out in an ethical & fair-trade manner. Most of the ingredients are sourced from Oregon companies that practice fair-trade policies, the labels are designed by homeless youth in Portland, the recyclable & reusable glass jars are made in USA, and each Ishq product comes with it's own bag that's handcrafted by women in a slum in Bangalore, India.
When you use your Ishq please take a couple of moments to savor the goodness, and allow yourself to be accepted & loved just as you are.
Inspired by the first stage of Love in Sufism, Luthf is when your entire being vibrates with excitement, when the thought of your beloved envelops you with warmth.
Urdu for "Enjoyment", Luthf has organic lavender essential oil making it perfect for those of us sensitive to fragrances, and for whom lavender is comfort.
Lavender essential oil is popularly used for reducing inflammation like acne, soothing irritation like eczema, and the antioxidants in the essential oil help reduce wrinkles.
Urdu for "Passion", Junoon is the second stage of Love when you & your beloved can't seem to get enough of each other, when the need to completely consume, and be consumed, by the other is at it's peak.
Junoon is saturated with pure Jasmine perfume oil, the fragrance taking you to warm Indian summer evenings where the sultry breeze weaves passion into your hair..
In addition to the deep moisturizing, skin brightening effects of Junoon, Jasmine is a known aphrodisiac, which makes it easier for you to savor the second stage of Love.
Translating into "annihilation of the self" Fanaa is one of the final stages of Love, where you & your beloved become one with Love itself, where your ethereal lines merge into a blissful continuum.
Fanaa is infused with the king of all essential oil-organic frankincense.
Frankincense has been used since ancient times for it's healing benefits, both topically & internally. Rich in anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and soothing properties, Fanaa has been known to reduce pigmentation under the eyes & eyelids.
Fanaa has a woodsy, sweet fragrance with a hint of citrus.
Urdu for "from the soul". Roohani has organic rose absolute oil making it one of Ishq's softer organic moisturizing creams. The romantic fragrance of the organic rose absolute oil takes us back to something deep within our soul, to a time before darkness, a time of safety, of pure unconditional Love.
Roohani is rich in anti-oxidants, which help in reducing skin inflammation, minimize appearance of scars, and deeply hydrate the skin.
Roohani smells and feels like a fresh, dewy rose in a softly sun-lit garden.
Urdu for "Serenity", Sukoon is infused with pure Sandalwood oil from the soul of Southern India.
Sandalwood oil has been used throughout ancient China, and India for it's anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory properties. That translates to soft hydrated skin with reduced age spots.
Sandalwood oil is unique in that it combines with your ski chemistry to release a deep, woodsy sensual fragrance. Our Sukoon makes us feel like beautiful Indian royalty.
The Turmeric Sisters
Noor is an old family recipe that's been passed down to us. Urdu for "Divine Light", what makes Noor unique is the use of organic blue poppy-seeds. Rich in anti-oxidants and omega-3 fatty acids, blue poppy-seeds are ideal for brightening, and calming inflamed skin (eczema, psoriasis).
The first note of fragrance you catch is the lavender, followed by the sultriness of the blue poppy-seeds. A hint of tropical coconut oil rounds the richness of the scrub.
Combined with organic coconut oil & dried lavender buds, Noor brings about a calm that's as lovely as walking through a field of sweet lavender.
Urdu for "Obsession", Fitoor is Ishq's salt scrub. Handcrafted with sea-salt from the coast of the Pacific Northwest, blended with organic dried red rose petals & organic coconut oil, Fitoor is your go-to scrub when you want to feel like you took dip in the warm, tropical waters of Hawaii.
Saturated with natural minerals, Fitoor is a detoxifier. The anti-microbial organic coconut oil combined with the organic dried red rose petals will infuse your being with moisture & the gentle fragrance of crushed red roses.
"Attractive Light" in Urdu, Shamaa is a double shot of coffee & coconut. As you gently scrub Shamaa on moist skin, the organic coffee granules gently burst into power. The anti-oxidants allow your skin to heal & rejuvenate and the beneficial acids help reduce inflammation & hyper-pigmentation.
Shamaa gets the most "mmmmmm" when clients take a whiff of it . In short, Shamaa is to a lover of coffee, as a moth is to a flame.
Jugnoo - Free!
When you buy any three Ishq products, Jugnoo is yours for free!
We wanted to make your Holidays a little more special. Jugnoo, Ishq's organic "botox" mask has been the best seller througout the summer. Keep Jugnoo for yourself, or share it with loved ones.
Urdu for "Affection", Uns is a detox clay mask, unlike any other you may have used. Made with a blend of ancient volcanic mud (bentonite clay) & organic dried red rose petals, only a quarter teaspoon of Uns is enough to detox your face.
A dry powder you hydrate with an organic hydrosol, Uns if used once a week will not only firm your skin while reducing fine lines & age spots, but will also last you for more than a year.
Uns fragrance depends on the organic hydrosol used. An organic rose hydrosol will add to the gentle fragrance of the red rose petals.
Suitable for all skin types, especially mature skin, Uns is popular with clients who love a mask that gives a good stretch.
Jugnoo in Urdu means "Fire-fly". Made with a blend of organic rice flour & dried hibiscus, Jugnoo is our botox mask. The presence of vitamin C, collagen, alpha-hydroxy acid brighten & tighten skin, while smooth fine lines.
A dry powder you hydrate with your choice of liquid (yogurt,milk,rose hydrosol), Jugnoo does not expire.
The Vitmain C brings a light citrusy fragrance to Jugnoo, and a glow to your face. You can't help but shine in the evening sky.
Jugnoo is wonderful for all skin types, and is gentle enough to be used more than twice a week.
"Soulmate" in Urdu Saiyyoni is a coming together of two exotic ancient ingredients - organic Indian sandalwood & organic saffron.
Used throughout ancient China & India for anti-septic, anti-inflammatory properties, Sandalwood over time forms a barrier on your skin protecting it from harmful toxins & free radicals.
One of the most expensive spice, Saffron is high in anti-oxidants & vitamin C. Not only does it brighten, tighten & hydrate, but it also boosts the immune system of the skin.
Saiyyoni's fragrance is deeply sensual, woodsy with a hint of sweetness. It makes us feel like Indian royalty!
Suitable for all skin types, Saiyyoni can be used multiple times a week.
The Ishq Skincare Story
Our journey with skincare started seven years ago with a desire to improve connection with the Divine by making sure what we eat & wear is ethically sourced. One of the founding principles of Ishq is to share the good. We found our skin reacting beautifully to our handcrafted organic products and we shared it with the women energies in our lives. When we saw how they glowed with Ishq, it encouraged us to share with the rest of the world. Please know that the Ishq product you’re using is pure, free from chemicals, toxins, phthalates, and made in a positive environment infused with good thoughts for your health and protection.
It is very important to us that as a small business we support fellow small businesses. Our ingredients, photographer, graphic designer are Oregon based, and our jars are made in the USA. We are proud to say that the Ishq Tribe is made up of people who share our values of living an ethical life serving humanity.
Ishq in Urdu means Love. Our line of organic skin care is inspired by the Sufi tradition of love. According to Sufism, love has seven stages. If you pay attention to our organic moisturizing creams, and the essential oils used in them, they reflect the Sufi stages of love - a love that transcends all realms.
May Ishq envelop you with all the love and goodness that’s put in it.