#FindOfTheWeek: Kenyan-made O’Bao superfood radiance face mask


I’ve got to admit, I see the word “superfood” and my skin immediately starts to glow in anticipation of all the nutritional value its about to experience.

As if I haven’t got enough already (see here, here and here), I was on the hunt for yet another great facemask and when I came across this at Healthy U, I knew I’d hit the jackpot.

Made in Kenya

This Kenyan made mask is composed of 100% natural elements including the star ingredient, Baobab powder. As the name suggests, the powder is derived from the Baobab tree – often referred to as the ‘Tree of Life’ – which produces nutrient dense fruits.

This natural mask is packed with Vitamin C and E and the clay elements help clarify and detoxify the skin. It naturally draws out impurities and allows your skin to feel refreshed and rejuvenated afterwards.

Recommended Use

As someone who wears a full face of makeup relatively often, I slather this mask on at least once a week and I believe it would serve all skin types. However, if you do have really dry skin then I’d suggest using it sparingly – approximately once every 10 days to two weeks.

This is how you apply the mask in a few easy steps:

  • Step 1: Pour one teaspoon of the powder into a clean bowl.
  • Step 2: Mix three teaspoons of water into the powder until it forms a thick paste.
  • Step 3: Apply a thin layer onto a cleansed face. (I recommend using a flat foundation brush to get an even layer)
  • Step 4: Wait 15 minutes until it hardens and gently wash off your face using warm water.

Beware of leaving it on for a long time as it really becomes dry and can pull your skin! Finish off the process by moisturizing as usual.

I’d highly recommend this as a great, natural alternative to your regular cleansing mask! Bonus points for it being made in Kenya.

Item: O’Bao Superfood Radiance Face Mask

Price: KES550

Available at: Healthy U and Super O’Bao Facebook


Sharon Mundia

Sharon Mundia is the author of the award-winning, personal style blog, This Is Ess. As a fashion fanatic, beauty lover and home decor enthusiast, she will leave you wanting to revamp your closet, home and life in general.

  • benja

    congratulations to tuya! but to the journalist who wrote this article i ask….whats with the lazy cliche bull?…. couldn’t you find another angle?…..tuyas community is not a minority in narok! and she had no male opponents!….she was running against other women…usiogope kufikiria.

  • Ruth

    Great piece Judy – and happy that the new rep will give special attention to the issue of FGM – a battle far from being won in Narok County!

  • This goes to Judie. A little understanding of your subject and setting would earn you some cookies. You sound like a brainwashed young Kenyan female.

    You take the angle of a western women’s rights activist who’s view of an African man is and will always be distorted by political and for financial interests.

    Just in case you don’t know. The Feminist Movement was and is still funded by the top Illuminati families of New York and London e.g. The Rockefellers, Lehman Brothers etc. The aim was to make the 60% of the population (women) work so as to tax them. It would be impossible to sweet talk women out of their “social role” of home maker to work. So they picked the men as the evil/oppressor of the female being. The time was right, just after the World War 2 in which women had flourished at the same level as men. Go research the subject.

    You should not call yourself a Journalist with the kind of writing you are presenting here.

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