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Tap Into The Plant Based Beauty Secret With The Launch of Puressentiel’s DIY Essential Oil Kits

To have radiant and nourished skin and hair is basically the dream. To be able to do it effortlessly and naturally is beyond a dream and is now possible using the new Essential Oil Kits by Puressentiel.

The leading aromatherapy brand has launched numerous different essential oil kits, categorized by their benefits and uses. Puressentiel’s, a family-owned French brand, core ethos is “Efficacy of Nature” and the benefits of these natural active ingredients. They offer a unique range of ready-to-use plant-based essential formulas with varying benefits. These are vegan, cruelty free, Ecocert verified, pure and undiluted and consist of a 100% natural formula. Each essential oil is bottled in France and is ensured to provide the most efficient results.

The newly launched kits contain oils that serve the same purpose and contain natural ingredients that work in synergy to give you the targeted result. These kits are – Smooth Skin Therapy KitSkin Youth KitSkin Breakout Kit, and Shiny Hair Kit. These have been curated to deliver efficient results and leave the customers you with concern free skin and hair along with a natural glow.

The Smooth Skin Therapy Kit comes with Tea Tree, Ylang Ylang and Apricot Kernel essential oils which are meant for topical use on the face for blemishes and to use as a night serum. Apricot Kernel – vegetable oil is packed with Vitamin A to reinforce radiance and glow. Anyone over the age of 12 years can use this kit and it is priced at INR. 3,099.

The Skin Youth Kit contains Rose Hip, Geranium and Ylang Ylang made for use upto twice a day on concerned areas. To be followed by the youth massage protocol to increase blood circulation and give a Face lift like feeling. This is meant for those who are 15 years old and above. It retails at INR 4799

The Skin Breakout Kit consists of Jojoba, Tea Tree and Java Citronnella. For Night skin care and skin disorders like acne and imperfections. This kit is priced at INR 2999 and is has great valu for money.

Finally, the Shiny Hair Kit comes with Macadamia Vegetable Oil, Ylang – ylang and True Lavender Essential Oils, meant to be a part of your hair bath or hair massage and is suitable for anyone over the age of 7. It is priced at INR 3199. Ylang – ylang tones the scalp while true lavender helps with itchiness.

The Tea Tree essential oil has innumerable benefits for the skin and hence is a common ingredient for skin care needs. It helps to alleviate skin imperfections, soothes irritated skin, tones and improves greasy hair & flaky skin. Another common oil in the beauty kits is Ylang Ylang, great for regulating skin dullness effects, nourishing the scalp and even helping to calm nerves and relieving stress and anxiety. Other essential oils such Geranium improves skin appearance and firmness, helps to soothe the irritated skin, fights cellulitis and overweight and fight off dry and flaky scalps.

In addition it is extremely important to be eeducated and informed about the benfits and use of essentiel oils. They are highly concentrated and should never be used directly on the skin or inhaled or ingested. A carrier vegetable oil is a must. Puressentiel’s essentiel oils have the highest quality standard and have been certified under EOBBD. As there are many such oils in the market, to get the real benefits be sure to make the right choice!

With an incredibly curated combination of natural active ingredients, these Essential Oil Kits by Puressentiel are all that you need for supremely healthy skin and scalp. Get yours now!

Soon to be Available on – IDFSshop.com, Amazon, Nykaa, Tata Cliq Online. Foodhall, Le Marche and Mall Kiosks Offline.

About Puressentiel –

Puressentiel is a family-owned Aromatherapy brand.  With its own laboratory producing ready-to-use aromatherapy formulas based on a simple principle: Pure Effectiveness! The brand takes pride in its 100% natural products.  Available in a wide range of 280 Products in 90 Countries, this made in France brand is a vegan, synthetic fragrance-free, paraben-free brand for all.

With Aromatherapy being ‘second-most preferred’ natural therapy and the last decade seeing up to 65% growth in the Health market with 85% of people considering natural medicines & practices, Puressentiel has entered the Indian market with a range of wellness products –

  • Purifying Air Spray – creates a clean, uplifting, aromatic atmosphere in your home. Get rid of unpleasant odors and enjoy clean, fresh air without synthetic chemicals!
  • Respiratory Nasal Spray – blended with 19 pure essential oils is a 100% Natural Formula to prevent and treat the first signs of winter discomfort and seasonal sensitivities to soothe the airways
  • Rest and Relax AirSpray- a 100% natural solution to prepare to sleep for peaceful, serene, and restful nights. It provides relaxation and rest and soothes everyday stress
  • 100% natural and organic essential oils
  • Vegetable Oils
  • Diffusion Oils
  • And the DIY Kits

Puressentiel also holds great gratification in a supply chain that is 100% responsible & sustainable

  • 15,591 tonnes of plant raw material sourced from all over the world
  • 161.7 tonnes of essential oils, 52 tonnes of vegetable oils
  • 136 different essential oils, 26 different vegetable oils to make our 280 products

Puressentiel, being a socially conscious brand, has been supporting projects that protect biodiversity, environmentalism, work toward the education and protection of kids and the healthcare sector.

 

IIFL Home Finance Ltd. (IIFL HFL) in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB), launches 1st event from the flagship Kutumb series to promote green affordable housing in India

IIFL Home Finance Ltd. (IIFL HFL), in collaboration with Asian Development Bank (ADB), organised its flagship event Kutumb which is an initiative to promote Green Affordable Housing in India. The event took place at India Habitat Centre, New Delhi on December 14th, 2021 with the presence of Mr. S.K. Hota (MD, National Housing Bank) & Mr. Nirmal Jain (Founder & Chairman, IIFL Group) as chief guests. The event also had speakers from development finance institutions (DFIs) such as Asian Development Bank and Proparco (an arm of Agence Française de Développement Group (AFD Group).

Under the project ‘Resilient & Green Affordable Housing for Economically Weaker Section (EWS) and Low-Income Group (LIG) categories in India’, IIFLHFL, with the support of ADB, will be hosting series of it’s flagship event ‘Kutumb’ at various locations across the country. The objective of Kutumb is to enable and support the green building ecosystem in the affordable housing sector in India. Kutumb, Delhi Chapter, titled ‘Climate Resilient & Green Affordable Housing in India’ focussed on affordable, low-carbon and resilient homes. The programme witnessed over 120 attendees, a mix of housing developers, financiers, subject matter experts and consultants.

Mr. Monu Ratra (ED and CEO, IIFLHFL) said, “The pandemic has brought in high consciousness towards green and sustainable construction amongst the developers, as well as the homebuyers. Also, considering buildings contribute around 35% of carbon emissions and with the vast majority of housing stock yet to be built in India, it is imperative to hold platforms such as Kutumb to build an ecosystem to foster green, sustainable and affordable housing in India.”

Sharing her views, Ms. Susan Olsen, Senior Investment Specialist for South Asia, ADB said, “Building climate-resilient and sustainable communities begins by giving access to affordable and green homes, particularly for lower income groups that are highly vulnerable to climate change impacts. IIFL HFL is our partner in broadening the scope of green affordable housing in India.”

The event witnessed discussions and deliberations between industry experts such as Priya Sunder (Senior Investment Officer, Asian Development Bank), Diane Jegam (Directrice Régionale PROPARCO Asie du Sud chez Proparco),  nationally renowned architect Ashok B Lall (Principal Architect, Ashok B. Lall Architects), Mohua Mukherjee (Economist & Green Finance Professional, Independent Director, IIFL Home Finance Ltd.), Dr. Sejal Patel (Professor & Chair, Faculty of Planning, CEPT), Ravi Aggarwal (Co-founder & MD, Signature Global Group of Companies), and Saswat Bandyopadhyay (Project Director, CEPT). The event was conducted in a panel discussion format supported by presentations. The panels focused on subjects ‘Sustainable Finance in Affordable Housing’ and ‘Importance of Climate Resilience in Affordable Housing’ in India.

In the series of Kutumb, the next event is likely to be scheduled in Ahmedabad, in the first week of February, where IIFLHFL and ADB aim to bring together the affordable housing developers, planners, architects, consultants and potential homebuyers on one forum and address subjects relevant to green affordable housing in the area.

 

About IIFL Home Finance Limited:

Incorporated in 2006 and registered in 2009 with the National Housing Bank (NHB), IIFL Home Finance Limited is a wholly-owned subsidiary of IIFL Finance Limited. The Company is one of India’s leading housing finance companies and is a preferred choice for affordable home loan requirements. Through our affordable home loans, IIFL Home Finance makes people’s aspirations of owning a home a reality. As a technology-driven housing finance player, we endeavour to make our customer experience as seamless as possible. We have made the entire life cycle of our housing loans i.e., from origination to closure, completely digitized. We have managed this through our state-of-the-art IT infrastructure which has helped in reducing costs, enabled real-time analysis of customer data, and improved our control and underwriting functions, while increasing customer reach and distribution capability.

We operate a financially inclusive customer-centric lending business and strive to ensure that our business model contributes significantly to the upliftment of the EWS and LIG segments. As of March 31, 2021, 74.90% of our live accounts were from customers who belonged to the EWS and LIG segment. Through the provision of loans for the purchase of homes to a customer segment that is not serviced by the mainstream financial services sector and our employment of personnel in rural and semi-urban locations across India, we are fulfilling an important social objective of economic upliftment for these segments of the Indian economy.

We offer our customers a range of mortgage-related loan products, these include (i) housing loans, for purchase of ready built residential units, under-construction property by approved builders, self-construction, home improvement on pre-owned property, and purchase of land for construction of residential property; (ii) secured business loans, for primarily meeting working capital requirement, business use and purchase of commercial property; and (iii) affordable housing project loans, to meet construction expenses of affordable housing projects of reputed developers. For more details, please visit www.iiflhomeloans.com

National Geographic’s SUPERFACTORIES turns lens on Welspun Group’s mega facility

The latest edition of National Geographic’s SUPERFACTORIES is taking viewers into the workings of textile & line pipes industry by giving a behind-the-scenes preview of the sprawling state-of-the-art factory at Welspun Group. Premiering on December 24, 2021 at 8.00 pm, the documentary is bringing to light the inspiring journey of the Group – exploring its offerings and giving a glimpse into the inner workings of the brand. 

The documentary will showcase the company’s operations and how it has managed to establish a large footprint in the country with its mega facility. The 44-minute documentary will celebrate the accomplishments of the Welspun Group and the journey of establishing itself as one of the leading brands in the highly competitive industry in India and abroad. Providing an insight into the manufacturing process at the Welspun factory, the film will also highlight the vision, achievements and challenges of the legacy brand; with the second generation now carving out the future path. 

“Our special programming- SUPERFACTORIES was created with an aim of providing viewers with an unprecedented access to information and help them deepen their understanding of the functioning of high-tech factories. Textile & line pipes are undoubtedly one of the most prominent and largest industries in the country and through the inspiring narrative of Welspun, one of the most established players in the industry, we are giving viewers a peek into their story,” said a National Geographic India spokesperson. 

“Welspun Group has been serving customers and communities from a position of strength for over three decades. We’re grounded in our purpose to lead tomorrow together and create a smarter, more sustainable world. In doing so, we are setting new benchmarks in the industries we represent. So, to have one of the world’s premium informative networks chronicle this journey is a proud and exciting milestone for us,” said Ms. Dipali Goenka, CEO & Jt. MD, Welspun India. 

Echoing similar sentiments, Mr. Vipul Mathur, Managing Director & CEO, Welspun Corp Limited added, “We are elated to partner with National Geographic to capture how we’re building a global energy transportation network and growing beyond national borders. As Welspun moves towards a thriving future in an ever-changing world, this documentary will capture our transformational story.”

Welspun Group is among India’s fastest growing multinationals and has a strong presence in over 50 countries and noteworthy businesses in Home Textiles, Infrastructure, Warehousing, Steel, Retail, Advanced Textiles, Line Pipes, and Flooring Solutions. 

Myntra’s ongoing EORS-15 is also the greenest, going plastic free and reducing dependency on the grid

The 15th edition of Myntra’s flagship EORS, being held from 18th to 23rd December, will be the most environmentally-friendly EORS edition to date, with a slew of environmental friendly initiatives undertaken by Myntra over a period of time. Investments in paper packaging in place of plastic packaging and solar power utilisation, are two broad areas where Myntra has made significant in-roads in its commitment towards building a greener enterprise.

 

Myntra operates 5 Fulfilment Centres (FCs) across India, of which the ones located at Bilaspur in Haryana and Bhiwandi near Mumbai in Maharashtra are solar powered. In addition to this, Myntra has enabled roof-mounted installation for a solar plant at one of its RPCs (returns processing centres) in Mumbai, taking the collective capacity of solar panels to 2.35MWp.

Another important area where Myntra has achieved immense headway in sustainability, is packaging. As of November 2021, Myntra has completely discontinued the use of polythene covers or plastic for outer packaging and replaced it with paper packaging. This has led to reduction in plastic consumption by over 1.4k tonnes in 2021 thus far. Myntra has also replaced plastic tapes with paper tapes, saving another ~115 tonnes of plastic this year and is using recycled carton shreds for inner packaging wherever possible.

 

Myntra’s sustainability journey has been marked by an orchestrated effort to create a positive environmental impact. With the goal of going 100% plastic-free packaging achieved, Myntra is set to leave a profound mark on the industry. One of the other key earlier initiatives by Myntra include, partnering with Canopy, a not-for-profit environmental organization, to ensure that the packaging used does not encourage deforestation, by scaling packaging from recycled and alternative materials. Myntra is also the first fashion e-commerce company in the country to partner with the Better Cotton Initiative, the largest cotton sustainability programme globally that aims to make cotton farming sustainable. In addition, through ‘Myntra For Earth’, a dedicated store offering conscious collection on the Myntra app, the company offers thousands of styles from over 90 brands to provide ethically and consciously made fashion, lifestyle and beauty products to customers looking for eco-friendly choices.

 

The six-day event, scheduled from 18th to 23rd December, is slated to cater to the fashion, beauty and lifestyle needs of over 4 million unique customers across the country, with ~25000 Kirana partners delivering their orders  in recyclable paper packaging, thus making it the greenest EORS thus far.

 

Sharing her excitement for the ongoing greenest EORS, Sharon Pais, Chief Business Officer, Myntra, said, “At Myntra our commitment towards sustainability is entrenched into multiple facets of the organisation, be it sourcing, manufacturing, storefront or delivery.  With     the 15th edition of our flagship EORS underway, we are excited about the fact that we will serve our customers across the country with their orders delivered in plastic-free sustainable packaging. It is also heartening to see how our partners have also joined us in this mission.”

About Myntra

Myntra is India’s leading platform for fashion brands and pioneer in m-commerce play.  An integral part of the Flipkart Group, Myntra brings together technology and fashion to create the best experience in the fashion and lifestyle space in India. The company has partnered with over 5000+ leading fashion and lifestyle brands in the country such as Nike, Adidas, Puma, Levis, Wrangler, Arrow, Jealous 21, Diesel, CAT, Harley Davidson, Ferrari, Timberland, US Polo, FabIndia, Biba, and many more, to offer a wide range in latest branded fashion and lifestyle wear. Myntra services over 27,000 pin codes across the country.

BEE organizes virtual workshop under Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav

The Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE) organised a virtual workshop on Technology Transfer for decarbonisation of Industry on December 9, 2021, during “National Energy Conservation Week: 8th–14th December 2021”, marked as Iconic Week under “Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav”. The opening remarks were given by theDirector General of the Bureau of Energy Efficiency (BEE), followed by the commencement of the workshop in various stages.

DG, BEE said that on the occasion of National Energy Conservation Week, today’s dedication towards decarbonization of industry is very important. There are definitely a lot of challenges, but the efforts put into this and the transformation will not go unnoticed.

The speaker for the outcome of the first consultation meeting on “Green Public Procurement (GPP) for the Decarbonisation of Industry” was the Manager of Partnerships, Clean Energy Ministerial. It was also acknowledged that cement manufacturers should adopt “cleaner, more efficient, greener technologies for cement production.” Participants also identified a few voluntary actions on GPP at the state (sub-national level) and large-scale private sector level.

Head of the Secretariat Leadership Group for Industry Transitions, Stockholm Environment Institute spoke about the best available technology options for decarbonisation of the steel and cement sectors. Member from Climate and Energy Fund, Austria, deliberated on the Net Zero Industry Mission of Mission Innovation and its implications for industry. Sr. Director, TERI highlighted the best available technology options for decarbonisation of the steel and cement sectors.

The breakout groups on Steel and Cement discussed the main barriers to the application of the best available technologies within India; main opportunities for applying the best available technologies within India; role of Green Hydrogen in decarbonisation of cement and steel industry; role of material circularity in energy efficiency in Steel and Cement sectors; incentivizing the private sector to invest in technology innovation that would support the decarbonising of steel and cement industries; and the main gaps constraining investments in new technologies.

The workshop zoomed into specific technology transfer options for the decarbonisation of the steel and cement sectors in India. The workshop also facilitated discussions on the state-of-the-art technologies and know-how, as well as opportunities for deployment within India.