Indian women have kept the secret of their beauty for thousands of years, which actually cannot be attributed to expensive cosmetics, but to traditional ointments, whose formulas are also described in Ayurvedic texts. The secret of Ayurveda lies not only in the plant ingredients but also in their mutually reinforcing effects. They help the skin to regenerate and self-heal naturally. Ayurveda uses natural cosmetics to preserve the youth of the skin. A wide range of herbal soaps supports gentle, natural skin care, using preparations containing sandalwood, almond, neem, and black cumin.