An authentic and traditional Skincare Brand with its foundations laid in the ancient science of Ayurveda, Forest Essentials is a pioneer in the Luxury Ayurveda segment. The name “Forest Essentials” comes from the fact that the ingredients within all products are sourced from plants, trees and herbs naturally grown in the Himalayan forests. Each handmade product uses traditional methods and adheres to the highest standards of purity, authenticity, and quality. There is a perfect fusion between ancient recipes and modern technology to create a whole new experience — Elegant, Luxurious Ayurveda.
The brand has had a pioneering approach and sustainable outlook since its inception, applying practices that respect both the environment and community in every sense. Today, since its inception in the year 2001, Forest Essentials retails from over 100 company-owned retail stores across India and has a major online business, exporting products to over 120 countries worldwide. The brand is celebrated by celebrities ranging from global film stars to politicians and is the largest player in the luxury hotel and spa business catering to over 540 hotels and resorts including the prestigious Taj, Oberoi, Four Seasons and Ritz-Carlton hotel groups, providing bespoke in-room amenities and treatments.
November 2022 marked the opening of Forest Essentials first international standalone store in London’s iconic district - Covent Garden; and the only prestigious ‘Made in India’ brand to open a luxury retail store in the UK.
Forest Essentials has always represented the blend of a contemporary touch and traditional wisdom that also reflects in the new store at Covent Garden. The store harnesses luxury in purity, scientific Ayurvedic knowledge and traditional Indian craftsmanship while presenting the multicultural vision of the brand.
Upon entering, one is greeted by a fragrant burst of essential oils and fresh flowers while the sounds of chants and mantras soothe the soul instantly. Beverages that relax and rejuvenate with ginger and jaggery infused teas are presented upon arrival. The store is a visual delight displaying the extraordinary journey of India, routed through Ayurveda. The cabinetry is evocative of an ancient Ayurvedic apothecary replete with wisdom and treasures while the ceiling lights are crafted like magical globules of oil; a common ingredient featured in the brand’s offerings. As the perfect end to a sensorial experience, the gifting and packaging ritual becomes extra special via the fragrant packaging with essential oils and fresh flowers.
Through its range of beauty products and experiences, the flagship store proves to be an indulgent haven, wherein shoppers uncover and harness the secrets of coveted Indian beauty treatments and the holistic, wellbeing benefits of ancient Ayurvedic rituals, interpreted for modern everyday life. Inherently experiential in its offerings, the store also provides the brand’s signature Dosha consultations with certified Ayurvedic practitioners.