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You Should Know About These African Skincare Brands

You Should Know About These African Skincare Brands

There are a lot of skincare brands out there. With the big names dominating the scene, smaller companies don't always get a chance to shine. We're going to introduce you to some lesser known African skincare brands, because we love what they are doing!


This South African brand is inspired by its surroundings. Africology makes natural and eco-friendly products, drawing on traditional practices. It began as a one-person operation in Johannesburg, and has since won several awards and available in luxury hotels and resorts around the world. As well as products for the face, body, and hair, Africology has a lifestyle line which includes candles and even tea.

Ajali Naturals

Handmade in Nigeria, Ajali prides itself on using only natural products, and does not test on animals. The company's name comes from the Igbo for 'sand' or 'red earth', further emphasizing their natural credentials. Ajali promises that at least 50% of the ingredients in their products are sourced from Nigeria or a nearby West African country.

Coming straight outta Kenya, started out importing shea butter from South Sudan to make hair products. A hair and skincare company, the Narobi-based brand still uses shea butter in many of their products, including their turmeric soap. If you're a fan of shea butter, is perfect for you!

G O O D M O R N I N G fam🤗 . This week we'd love to take you through our entire product range as well as currently stocked up distributors as many of you have been asking us to put up a catalogue, for ease of purchase 🍃 . We Begin with the #baobab oil, a clear Golden yellow liquid, pressed from the super fruit harvested from the baobab tree, growing right here in the motherland, kenya🇰🇪 . #Baobab oil is rich in vitamin A, D, E, F, all of which make it an excellent moisturiser for skin. Other benefits include: ✅ It's ideal for skin mature rejuvenation and healing of scars/blemishes. ✅ It has anti inflammatory properties, making it ideal for healing breakouts and skin infections. ✅ It is ideal for dry scalp and split ends ✅ It is ideal for healing sun burns. . Have you tried this liquid gold? What was your experience? We'd love to hear from you...🤗 . #baobaboil💚 #madeinkenya #artisanskincare

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Amagara Skincare

Trailblazing Amagara Skincare claims to be the first natural skincare brand in Uganda. The Kampala-based company was founded in 2012. Using local ingredients, Amagara wants to be a serious contender in Uganda, and take on the lives of Nivea and L'Oréal, international companies with a strong brand presence in the country. From handwashes to body lotion and much more, Amagara Skincare wants to bring homegrown beauty to the forefront.

Tree Of Life Ghana

Herbal luxury anyone? This Ghanaian company promises just that. Tree Of Life prides itself on its natural ingredients and being fairtrade. Tree Of Life says they combine traditional knowledge with modern methods to make their products, which range from oils and scrubs to herbal teas and natural remedies.

There you have it! Five African skincare brands that you should know about. Which is your favorite? Are you going to order something?

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