Kumkumadi Thailam Review

by Sruthi Nair on March 3, 2011 · 49 comments

Hi all,

My first post on IMBB. 🙂 I read Jomol di writing a lot about Kumkumadi thailam, so I thought to review the same. I use Kumkumadi thailam from Kottakal Arya Vaidya Sala. I have used many Ayurvedic products from Kottakal people including medicines to curb menstrual pain. Their products really work wonders. I can see many keralites saying “YES” to that point.

Coming to the product review,

Kumkumadi thailam helps reduce blemishes, dark spots and lightens sun tan. It has anti-ageing properties and prevents anti-fungal /anti- bacterial infections. I need not say more about Kumkumadi Thailam. Jomol di has given much in detail on one of her posts.

Kumkumadi Thailam product looks like this.

kumkumadi thailam

kumkumadi thailam ingredients

Saffron is a spice derived from the flower of the saffron crocus (Crocus sativus), a species of crocus in the Iridaceae. It is the most expensive spice sold by weight.
kumkumadi thailam saffron

Usira is complexion improving herb,it cools and calms the entire body and mind.
Padmaka is used to treat skin discoloration and burning sensation.
Padmakesara also is used to lighten skin tone.
Chandana gives a cooling effect to the skin, reduces perspiration and evens skin tone.

kumkumadi thailam

kumkumadi thailam bottle

kumkumadi thailam bottle

Positives of Kumkumadi Thailam:

  • This product comes in a very handy bottle. The nozzle allows only the required amount of oil to come out of it, hence reducing the contamination. The bottle reminds me of eye drops. I had seen the same product from different manufactures coming in bottles where u have to put in your finger to take sufficient amount of oil. I feel this bottle is very easy to use.
  • It really works wonders for me. It has lightened the ugly pimple marks on my face.
  • Easily available. If not from Kottakal, you can get it from any Ayurvedic shop.

Negatives of Kumkumadi Thailam:

  • I don’t find any negative in this product. If I’m forced to say I would say the cost would be a negative.

Ways to Use Kumkumadi Thailam:

  • Simply rub the oil onto the face. It can be replaced for night creams since it has good anti ageing properties.
  • Mix the oil with your face packs. I mix it with Dhatri Fairness Face pack..:)
  • Mix it with red sandal wood paste and apply to your face.

I would give a 5/5 rating.

Also Read:

Glowing Skin Home Remedies
Homemade Face Pack for Skin Whitening
Face: Skin Whitening Products
Anti Aging Skin Home Remedies

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{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Uzma March 3, 2011 at 2:23 pm

Sruthi, Thanks for the review :))
Jomol, Any idea, where can I get this in Hyd? ?:)


jomol March 3, 2011 at 7:17 pm

Uzma there are many outlets in Hyderabad….Kottakal Arya Vaidyashala outlets……one is in trimulgherry signal……just opposite to the petrol bunk


ramya March 3, 2011 at 2:28 pm

have been hearing great reviews abt this product… :thanks: for d review sruthi…..the bottle does look very handy 🙂 any idea if it works for dark circles too ?:)


Sruthi Nair March 3, 2011 at 8:06 pm

Thanx Ramya.. 🙂 I really dont know whtr this can be used under the eye for dark circles coz its oil. U can consult the doctor at the Vaidya Shala before buying the product.. :)) :))


ramya March 4, 2011 at 4:02 pm

ho ok…. 🙂


Sonam March 3, 2011 at 2:29 pm

BUt its difficult to get this in places other than South INdia.. :weep: 🙁


flygirl March 3, 2011 at 2:34 pm

i need that bottle!great review


Jaish March 3, 2011 at 2:48 pm

great review :yelo: :yelo: Im going to pick up one for sure :thanks:


Rentu March 3, 2011 at 2:51 pm

hey how much does this cost, and great review


Sruthi Nair March 3, 2011 at 7:45 pm

This costs Rs.250/- for 10ml Rentu.. 🙂


sumsu March 3, 2011 at 3:29 pm

hi sruthikutty good job !!!
being a hard core mallu am also also a totally die hard fan of kottakkal products.I love thaikatu moosu too ..
by the way can I use it I have a combi skin.
which part of Kerala are u from ?


Sruthi Nair March 3, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Me frm Palakkad Sumsu..R u frm Malappuram??


sumsu March 3, 2011 at 3:32 pm

by the way I had completely forgoten that I had bought dhatri face pack. Your review reminded me about it .thanks sweetie


bulbul March 3, 2011 at 4:16 pm

wow, that’s a great product. but it is expensive. 258 for such a small bottle? 😯 i might look for it in my local Ayurvedic shops. it’s hard to find anything in Kolkata. 🙁


priyanka March 3, 2011 at 5:18 pm

its not at all hard bulbul….kotakkal ayurveda is readily available at lake market…..only the “high-end make-up brands” are not available…


priyanka March 3, 2011 at 10:00 pm

in kolkata that is! 😛


priyanka March 3, 2011 at 4:27 pm

wow….kotakkal Ayurveda is here in kolkata too and I’ve been there quite a lot of times…i had read about the benefits of kumkumadi tailam once somewhere and have been wanting to use this for quite sometime. thanks for the review shruthi! 🙂
Also, the price is affordable too…because other brands sell it at quite a high price (like 600+) so would definitely try this one out!
thanks once again Shruthi! 🙂


Sruthi Nair March 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Thank u Scarlett.. :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:


shanaiia March 3, 2011 at 4:59 pm

Nice review…is this particular one available in Mumbai??cos other brands like Kama Ayurvda and all are quite exp!!


Mitra20 March 3, 2011 at 6:31 pm

Hi Jomol,

Where can i find the Kotakkal Vaidya shala in Hyd? I soo want this..


jomol March 3, 2011 at 7:18 pm

HI Mitra…….Kottakal vaidyashala in hyderabad, the one I get my things for is in the trimulgghery area, signal hai na…..just opposite to the petrol bunk……:))


Mitra20 March 4, 2011 at 10:50 am

Gotcha…its very very near to my place then…wioll find out…thankuuu


jomol March 3, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Great review Sruthi………………you have written a wonderful review…..I have the same chotu bottle with me…………. O:) O:) O:) thank you for mentioning my name Sruthi :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:


Sruthi Nair March 3, 2011 at 7:41 pm

Thanx for the appreciation Jomol Chechi…U motivated me 😀 Thanx to u :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :thanks: :thanks: :thanks:


Shraddha March 3, 2011 at 7:35 pm

YAYY!! I also go to my nearby kottakal outlet for every small bimaari 😛 so i m going to grab this the next time i go there…for sure!! :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:


Asha March 3, 2011 at 9:37 pm

Hi Sruthi.. Great review.. Me too a mallu.. Am from trivandrum 🙂


Ida March 3, 2011 at 10:11 pm

Hi Sruthi. :)) Interesting product. :)) I have dark pimple marks I’d like to get rid of and I sure would love to try this! 😀


Aarthi March 3, 2011 at 10:15 pm

Nice review Sruthi.. Im adding this to my shopping list 🙂


Manorama March 4, 2011 at 11:19 am

Nice review Sruthi… 😐

There is one more product Nisha Herbal’s Kumkumadi Oil, and its pretty good too…
i have used that and found significant difference in my skin..


monika March 4, 2011 at 11:37 am

Wow……great product.I check this out in stores here in Kolkata


bhavna March 4, 2011 at 12:06 pm

hi shruti,

thanks for the review,lovely one,but plz let me know whether i can use it or not as i have acne prone skin,but my face have lots of blemishes,can i get rid of all these using this one?
i am scared if i get more pimples if i use this as this is an oil.plz reply.



Sruthi Nair March 4, 2011 at 8:46 pm

U can mix it with ur regular face packs if u have acne prone skin.. 🙂


sumsu March 4, 2011 at 1:37 pm

hi sruthy am not from malappuram but from tvm.


Samin March 5, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Hey.. Am frm Kottakkal, Malappuram.. 🙂


anita April 7, 2011 at 2:25 pm

Hey Jomol/Sumsu/Sruthy,

I have got the bottle, i have freckles and spots on my cheeks, my skin i would say is normal to dry skin. I apply this daily for half an hour in the evening after 6 and then wash off after 30-35 minutes. Is that fine? Or I have to keep it over night?
I am not sure how would i use it overnight on face as it is oil


Anjana August 8, 2011 at 11:18 am

I reside in aleppy which is a coastal area. I m really fair, but my skin gets dark when I go out, because exposure to salty air causes skin darkening in me. If i remain home without going out, for about 2,3 weeks, my skin turns fair again.I use sunscreen lotions while going out, but it doesn’t work. An ayurvedic doctor recommended me to use kumkumadi thailam + naalpamaradi thailam. Does it work?


vinitha September 15, 2011 at 3:08 pm

its really a great review. bt i dought if it wld work for my skin. i hv an brownish tone skin probably with no marks. i wld like to become fair. wl this help me??


Shruthi October 8, 2011 at 8:21 pm

Hey Shruthi,
Nice review. I have a doubt, can we mix kumkumadi thailam with Badam oil and use it for body??


Shruthi October 8, 2011 at 8:47 pm

Hi Shruthi,
I use badam oil as my after bath oil, since i have a very dry skin. I don’t like to use any moisturising creams. I also have heard about Nalpamaradhi thailam, Can i mix All the 3- Kumkumadhi thailam, Nalpamaradhi thailam and badam oil and use is as an after bath oil?? Please reply me.. I am just waiting for your reply to buy them.. :methinks:


Sruthy November 29, 2011 at 7:29 pm

Congratzzz sruthy…….Especially for reviewing our traditional beauty mantra…..I am also a mallu girl, from aluva. I am using this product since 2007. My skin is oily, but I never had break- outs, with this traditional beauty mantra. it keeps all skin aliments at bay……… :high5:


honey January 8, 2012 at 5:33 pm

isin’t it too costly and what about the size…. too small…………….. mehnga badaa zamaana hai :headbang: :nonono: :stars: what to do?


Sushmita March 20, 2012 at 11:26 pm

Hey..i searched all the stores in south bangaluru for this product but i dint find ne plz tel meh from where i’l get it in south bangaluru and does it help to make skin fairer? Plz rpl soon.


keechu July 29, 2012 at 2:02 am

Hi Jomal,

My face has freckles mainly on nose, upper cheeks, above lips and chin. It also contains few acne scars. My skin is combination skin. Sometimes it is oily, dry and even sometimes lil rough and prone to acne if i try something new. Let me assure you that I dont use makeup. never. very very rare. Will this product be helpful for these problems?

plz reply


Mansi September 5, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Hi, am new to this website. Can this oil be applied directly or it has to be mixed with coconut oil? I have heard coconut oil darkens the skin….pls advise! Thanks!


Shaheena March 28, 2013 at 12:25 am

Shud i apply kumkumadi thailam ovr n8?


Nellie September 18, 2013 at 4:59 pm

Where can i get kumkumadi tailam, and how much does it cost? Am in Mombasa Kenya
Someone told me to try it. Thank you in advance.


namrata October 13, 2016 at 3:25 pm

Guys this one is better or kama kumkumadi night serum? Anyone who has used both?


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