Discover Natural Beauty in Kenya
This week we are taking you on a journey to discover the natural wonders of Kenya. We had an amazing time getting to know the culture and all that the creative local makers have to offer. And you know we have lots of goodies to share with you! Check out our product haul below and in-depth reviews.
Cinnabar Green REVIVE Face Mask
Ingredients: Bentonite clay, water, macadamia ternifolia (macadamia oil), lavendulan angustifolia (lavender oil), sodium chloride, vitamin E matricaria recutita, anthemis nobilis
Cold Pressed and Unrefined Avocado Oil
This is one product that needed no introduction for us because we are well versed in all of the amazing benefits of Avocado. However, since we love talking about it so much, here is a recap:
LULU LIFE South Sudan Shea Nilotica Body and Face Butter
Ingredients: 100% pure south sudan shea butter and ylang ylang essential oil
Did you know that in addition to it's amazing skincare benefits, Ylang Ylang is believed to be an effective natural antidepressant? Check out more in our ingredient benefits breakdown.
The ingredients in this mask have very similar properties. They all are believed to naturally clarify, soothe, protect, and brighten the skin.
Super Cosemetics Ltd.
Super Cosmetics is a beauty supply store in Kenya were we discovered several naturally-derived skin and hair care products.
Shea by Asal Clay Shampoo Bar
Ingredients: Clay, honey, Avocado oil, black seed oil, beer barley, coconut oil, glycerin, and essential oil
This shampoo bar claims to be handmade, volumizing, leaves hair shiny and defined, promotes growth. We have been hesitant to try shampoo bars as they were considered to be too drying for textured hair. So we are excited to dry this brand that is full of ingredients that focus on imparting and retaining moisture
Cinnabar Green Natural Soap – Lemon and Honey
This soap was also found at Super Cosmetics and claims to be handmade using vegetable oils and organic essential oils. This is an interesting combination of exfoliating and mositurizing ingredients and we can't wait to try it out and let you know if it worth a trip to Kenya!
O’Bao Baobab Seed Oil (unrefined)
This oil is extracted from seeds of baobab trees in Kenya. It is rich in essential fatty acids and vitamins A, C, D, E, and F. It absorbs quickly without a greasy residue.
Don't let the names fool you! These "body butters" contain natural ingredients that can be used in your hair as well as on the body. Did we mention that they smell amazing! Check out our haul video for our first impression.
Shea & Mango Body Butter
Enriched with Marula oil and pure essential oils
Shea & Honey Body Balm
Natural active ingredients, including: Aloe, Avocado oil, and Olive oil
We were excited when we came across Mugzies and can't wait to review them. They only use natural ingredients and the difference in their products lies in the formulations. We purchased the lip balm, hair butter, and body butter. The ingredients are almost all the same but are combined to serve a different purpose.
Mugzies' Lip Balm
Ingredients: Beeswax, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Peppermint Oil
Mugzies' Hair Butter
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Castor Oil, Coconut Oil, Beeswax, Tea Tree Oil, Eucalyptus Oil, Peppermint Oil, Vanilla Oil
Mugzies' Body Butter
Ingredients: Shea Butter, Cocoa Butter, Castor oil, Coconut oil, Beeswax, Peppermint Oil, Vanilla Oil
Radico Colour Me Organic Hair Color (23 natural shades)
We were surprised to come across an all natural hair dye that we felt might actual work. Like anyone else we like to change things up from time to time and have been on the hunt for the perfect hair dye that won't damage our natural tresses. But with naturally darker hair it is difficult to find products that don't require you to first bleach the hair in order to get the color pay out. We purchased two shades, Copper Brown and Golden Blonde. Stay tuned for our review of the Radico Colour Me Organic Hair Color.
Ingredients: Cassia Auriculata (Colorless Henna Leaf Powder), Lawsonia Inermis (Henna Leaf Powder), Indigofera Tinctoria (Indigo Leaf Powder), Emblica Officinalis (Amla Fruit Powder), Eclipta Alba (Bhringraj Leaf Powder), Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis (Hibiscus Flower Powder), Fenugreek Seed (Methi Seed Powder)
Ingredients: Indigofera Tinctoria (Indigo Leaf Powder), Lawsonia Inermis (Henna Leaf Powder), Rubia Cordifolia (Manjistha Root Powder), Hibiscus Rosa Sinensis (Hibiscus Flower Powder), Fenugreek Seed (Methi Seed Powder), Eclipta Alba (Bhringraj Leaf Powder), Emblica Officinalis (Amla Fruit Powder)
We have one more brand that we met in Kenya but you will have to stay tuned for a brand highlight. Come back to get our full reviews of these amazing new finds!