All-natural and organic skincare is all the rage now, and the African skincare industry isn't getting left behind. We're seeing a lot of brands incorporate organic products into their line, and new, all-natural brands are popping up every other day. From the STYLVO team, here are 7 African skincare brands that are worth knowing.
Malée [pronounced as Mah-lay] is a range of healthy, premium skincare products created in South Africa and made with 100% natural active ingredients. The brand was created in 2010, and the products are packed with vitamins and agents that boost the skin's moisture as well counter the ageing process. As they're made with natural ingredients, the products are good for both the environment and the skin. Besides the attractive packaging, and how well they work, Malée products smell so amazing you want to keep getting more.
First and foremost, Ilera Apothecary is a family business. I think this actually plays a key role in the production of their health and personal care products. All Ilera Apothecary products are made from naturally sourced ingredients, including shea butter and fragrances like Lavender and Jasmine Oil. The brand offers skin care products for both men and women, and there is something available for every skin type.
This just might be my favorite African skincare brand. ORÍKÌ is a luxurious skin care brand that gives you value for your buck.Their beauty and grooming products are made with natural ingredients that have been scientifically proven to have amazing effects on the skin. In addition to that, their products are actually quite affordable. One of the best things about ORÍKÌ is how great their products smell, added to the fact that they make products for both men and women. Their product range includes serums, body scrubs, moisturisers, cleansers, body wash, eye treatments, and an ORÍKÌ for Men product line which are all great for every skin type.
Ajali Handmade Naturals
Like the name implies, Ajali is an all-natural, handmade skincare company in Nigeria. Their products are made using ingredients mostly indigenous to West Africa; like unrefined Shea and cocoa butter, virgin coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil and aloe vera gel. Ajali packaging is very attractive and the products smell really amazing.
SOiL is a range of organic aromatherapy and skincare products born out of a family-managed, organic essential oil farming operation in South Africa. These products are designed to heal not just the body, but the mind as well and their range contains a variation of oils remedy rollers, and hydrosals. The skin care line includes body balms which are rich in coconut oil and shea butter.
Savane is an organic skincare company committed to ethical production practices, organic formulations and sustainability. All Savane products are made with African oils to care for your skin, and some of the active ingredients include Cape Snowbush oil, Kalahari Melon Seed Oil and Marula Seed Oil. What all these products have in common is that they have been proven to protect the skin from sun and ageing. This might be why their products are a little bit pricey, but it's worth it for a product that works for you.
Africology is a line of luxurious, natural and eco-friendly products,which are fragranced with only pure essential oils.All products in the range contain natural ingredients with anti-aging properties and are inspired by ancient African healing traditions. As one of the earliest African skincare brands to be established, they celebrate Africa's heritage, plant life, and communities The main focus of Africology products is helping the skin recover from stress and harsh climates.
Written by: Coco Anetor-Sokei for STYLVO