A lovely collection of natural/ organic beauty products created for Kenyans on Kenyan soil with Kenyan ingredients. From the sustainable luxury brands you already know to the new instagram stars taking over your skin. The brands promise luxurious skincare, relaxing aromas and a price-tag that’s as kind to our purses as it is to the Kenyan community. Featuring only premium oils, shea butters and homegrown extracts, the range not only helps to rejuvenate, nourish and purify your skin, but helps you get involved with social conscious issues affecting Kenya. Every product boats its own unique scent. Some seriously delicious smells from companies like By Earth to supporting a great cause, as seen with companies like Organic Savanna. The organic skin care craze has just started in Kenya.
The new and highly popular Instagram organic company states that they are “handcrafted organic goodness.” The versatility of their products range from hair to skin products. The castor oil and custom blends are a noticeable naturalista favorite. The versatility truly shines due to the fact that the products can be used on the face, body and hair. Their pages boasts an array of familiar Kenyan faces, all advocating for their favorite products.
Ladies, gentlemen and babies are all catered to. If you expect to get the hemp oil and cream, just know it is beyond popular. The fact that this is a baby friendly company and that is the biggest bonus of all.
Tried and Tested:
PEPPERMINT ESSENTIAL OIL: Add a few drops into your shampoo, conditioner and hair (about 5-10 drops). 15ml Available (Kshs 1,500).
PEPPERMINT LIPBALM: The best for chapped lips, especially with the drastic environmental change and harsh weathers. 250grams Available (Kshs 750).
Established in 2017, Organic Savanna is an all-natural skincare brand with a mission to empower people. Made by hand in Kenya, products are created in small batches using only the richest ingredients sourced locally from women’s groups and farmer co-ops across East Africa. 100% of profits are reinvested back into the surrounding communities to sustainably drive impact. They are available online, at Kipusa Beauty stores and the Made in Kenya store in Nairobi, also Organic Savanna ships worldwide.
Each product sold helps to fund classrooms and educational programs for vulnerable children, clean up the environment, employ women and build up the local economy. Organic Savanna strives to connect consumers to the women who make the products, the farmers who grow the ingredients and children who are directly benefiting from each sale.
Tried and Tested:
ALOE & AVOCADO SOAP: Not to heavy on the skin. In fact the Aloe worked as a great soothing agent after a lot of harsh contact with the sun. Available in packs of three (Kshs 2,500) or as a single bar (Kshs 1,000).
HIBISCUS & COFFEE SOAP: Can’t believe this is a scrub! Not to grainy and not to weak and the best part is the hibiscus didn’t have an overpowering scent. Available in packs of three (Kshs 2,500) or as a single bar (Kshs 1,000)
BAOBAB LIP BALM: The peppermint was a nice surprise. The baobab was smooth and creamy too. Available as a single tin (Kshs 800)
Established in September 2019, By Earth has a lovely long lasting scent. Shea butter has a plethora of benefits to the skin. Everything from treating blemishes and acne to providing relief to itchy skin, you really can’t go wrong with a jar of shea butter in your bag. By Earth have taken it one step further by adding unique and delicate scents to their products
By Earth clearly indicate each ingredients in their product (all natural ingredients to be exact). However, if you are allergic to nuts I wouldn’t recommend using any shea products.
Tried and Tested:
SANDLEWOOD & BOURBON: The most popular of the scented shea ;eaves a nice shimmer on the skin. A lot smoother then expected as well. Jar Available (Kshs 1,700).
LAVENDER – VANILLA: Lavender is a natural anti anxiety. Great before bed for a soothing sleep. Jar Available (Kshs 1,700).
- Instagram: @Byearth
- Instagram hashtag: #ByEarth
With a versatile range of hair and skin care products, you’re sure to find something for everyone. The African black soap and shampoo range has proven to be a naturalista hit. The liquefied blend of natural oils and extracts makes you question the need for solid soap. There no harsh additives or preserves formula guarantees an all naturals safe environment for your skin. Their limited edition Whipped Pink Lemonade! That was recently sold had 50% of proceeds going to support cancer research, all while using all Kenyan ingredients.
Tried and Tested:
AFRICAN BLACK SOAP: unlike the bar of soap, this has all the same great benefits without being to harsh on the skin (DM for price).
JOJOBA OIL: Jojoba is considered a super oil. From head to toe it is easy on the skin and not greasy at all. (DM for price)
VITAMIN E OIL: Constant use after the shower is a great natural way to reduce signs of scars and eczema. Also forms a great alternative to acne prone skin (DM for price)
- Instagram: @shea_organics
- Instagram hashtag: #sheaorganics
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