To continue with our list from the previous post, here are 5 more sustainable and ethical African beauty brands you can check out:
Natural Nigerian is a 100% female owned business that has been influential in building the natural lifestyle community. They are committed to the use of naturally derived ingredients alongside safe synthetics, certified by Ecocert and COSMOS, in their hair and skincare products.
To draw attention to Nigeria’s rich ethnobotanical ingredients, Natural Nigerian focuses on utilizing them in product formulations in hopes that the world will begin to appreciate their value. Finally, Natural Nigerian is owned by a qualified chemist and is ‘Inspired by Beauty, Sourced from Nature and Backed by Science’.
Skin Gourmet is a raw handmade skincare brand sourced from the wilds of Ghana. Products are free from preservatives, fragrance, artificial colours, stabilisers, and parabens.
Sustainable packaging is very important to Skin Gourmet as it maintains the freshness of their products. As a way to contribute to a healthy and more quality environment, they run a recycling program that offers great discounts to clients.
Naturally Tribal is a luxury skincare brand that aims to transform natural African seeds, nut trees and oils into innovative and enriching products. Ingredients are ethically sourced from the local women of Essan in a sustainable manner.
Their products are cruelty free and are approved under the Cruelty Free International Leaping Bunny programme, the internationally recognisable gold standard for cruelty free products. The impressive thing about this brand is the supplier monitoring system which helps to ensure their products meet the appropriate standards.
Ajali prides itself in sourcing the finest natural and mineral ingredients, that are indigenous to Nigeria, to produce effective handmade products. These ingredients are wild-harvested in remote, untainted regions by artisan producers who value sustainable practices. Ajali products are cruelty-free, 100% natural, non-toxic and biodegradable. They have a fair-pay policy which ensures that everyone in the supply chain is remunerated fairly and treated with respect.
Makariah Scrubs is a handmade natural skincare line that uses organic and natural ingredients to promote healthy skin. They believe in empowering local trade by investing in indigenous raw materials to create business opportunities for the local traders in Nigeria. Makariah Scrubs also encourages recycling as a way to promote sustainable practices and position themselves as an impact driven brand.
If you know any other sustainable brands we might have missed, let us know.
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