Pan-African Green Beauty Brands to Watch
Beauty comes in all shades, but around the world there is little emphasis on some of it's basic origins. In western countries where skincare products are praised for being pure, organic, or natural, products originating in Africa have never lost their purity.
Woman of ancient Africa had access to many natural botanical ingredients that are widely used today in skin care products. They knew the secrets of those ingredients. Egyptians more than any other culture, devoted themselves to beauty and its preservation; so much so, that they buried their natural skin care remedies and tools with the dead.
They used natural oils such as sweet almond, baobab, marula & moringa, and botanical ingredients such as aloe, frankincense, myrrh, rose oil, honey etc. They were endowed with natural emollients like cocoa butter and avocado oil and they used these ingredients extensively in their beauty regimens.
In modern day Africa, skincare products are still some of the most sought after exports today, and we put together a list of some rising African Sourced Beauty Brands to watch out for this year:
Nyla Marula Beauty - Nayla Marula produces a diverse batch of skincare products sourced from the purest South African ingredients. Check out brands website www.nylanaturals.com.
Lulu & Marula - Somewhere in South Africa, theres a small batch of natural skincare products handmade with care. Lulu & Marula was born from the mind of Jesslyn Schlamm; a long time beauty enthusiast, and green beauty lover. Check out the brands website www.luluandmarula.com.
Keyara Organics - Born out of a need for organic and safe skin care, the brand has grown to embrace the purest and most premium oils butters and scents from across the beautiful African continent. With Shea butter from Uganda, Cocoa Butter from Ghana, Coconut oil from Kenya, Marula oil from South Africa, Argan oil from Morocco among many other authentically African botanicals, Keyara Organics is setting the bar high with its mix of science and authentic African natural luxury. Check out the brands website www.keyara.co.ke.
Oh-Lief Naturals - Oh-Lief believes in beauty without cruelty. This line caters to babies, toddlers, and even expecting moms. Check out the brands website on www.ohlief.com
The Body Butter Company - The Body Butter Company from Ghana has a wide range of products made specially for the Coily Crown Queen. All of this brands products can be found at thebodybutterco.com.
Oamobu - Oa mobu translating to "of the soil'' provides nourishing products, from high quality ingredients in their most natural form. Their flagship product is their unrefined Shea body and Hair butter as well the African Black Soap, with all ingredients sourced from Fair Trade Certified Producers.
Check out the brand website oamobu.co.za
Abiyah Naturals - Abiyah Naturals is as handmade as they come. As mother of Abiyah, the founders products have always stayed true to the mother of earth. African sourced, and fresh, you can find her products at whole foods market in Wynnewood, Philadelphia. Check out the website on www.abiyahnaturals.com