It’s the science or wisdom of Ayurveda, used to formulate each and every Rasasara product, that makes them so effective.

Sonia Lloyd Rasasara Founder Photoshoot

Before discovering Ayurvedic skincare I was forever searching for a skin care range that would balance and heal my skin, however most products, including natural skincare, only exacerbated it. Different ranges might start out well, but over time owing to their complex ingredient structures, my sensitive skin would flare up & repeat a dry to oily cycle, along with a new batch of breakouts.


Prior to developing & creating the Rasasara product ranges, I was passionate about Traditional Chinese & Ayurvedic dietetics. Study and practice of both modalities, eventually lead to my teaching whole food cookery classes, with a strong emphasis on healing with wholefoods.


During this time however, no matter how much cleansing & nourishing I practiced internally, via wholefood healing &  detoxification, I was unable to achieve the glowing balanced complexion I longed for.


I mixed up the skin care formulations recommended for my Ayurvedic skin type, felt the results straight away and never looked back. I discovered via Ayurveda that my skin type is combination skin, prone to an oily T – Zone,  & cheeks that heat up and go red, after eating spicy foods, drinking red wine; or during exercise.  People with combination skin often say they have dry, sensitive, oily skin.

They find it difficult to choose the right skincare range. This skin type is what’s known by Ayurveda as pitta skin. It’s surprisingly easy to balance once you know how!

The powerful efficacy with which the products worked, so visible, others began asking me about it, or could I help them, combined with how much happier I felt about my skin, created a strong impetus within me to share Ayurvedic wisdom.  In 2003, with an intention to make products that heal all manner of skin ailments, (including low self-esteem) without harming the environment , Rasasara officially & successfully launched & became stocked by organic health food stores in & around Melbourne.

Being a long-term practitioner of classical Buddhist philosophy, mother of three, wife and small business owner, it has always been of primary importance for me to integrate my livelihood, spiritual  practice & family life;  I feel blessed to be able to say that Rasasara has given me this opportunity.


I would like to thank my precious teachers for the wisdom they have imparted so generously to me. It enabled a ripple effect of healing that stretches from my own precious inner world, to my family, to everyone involved in the creation of Rasasara, and to the community of people that love and generously appreciate what we do.