Top 6 African Beauty Products That You Absolutely Should Use

Top 6 African beauty products

Nature has graced Africa with products of extraordinary virtues. Some of these products are real beauty accessories. Discover them


1- Shea butter

Shea butter is a substance extracted from the fruit of Shea butter, a tree found in West Africa. Very much appreciated for its medicinal virtues, shea butter is also used as a beauty product. This butter would be at the origin of the legendary beauty of Nefertiti .

Shea butter allows regeneration and hydration of the skin.

2- The aloe vera

Aloe vera is a succulent plant  found in Africa and parts of the world (India, Arabia). Aloe vera is a plant with multiple virtues. It is used as an antibiotic, anti-inflammatory.

Aloe vera helps fight some skin diseases and eliminate hair problems.

3- The moringa (tree of life)

Cultivated in tropical regions, moringa is a plant of the family Moringaceae . Moringa leaves have enormous nutritional qualities because they are very rich in vitamins, minerals and proteins.

As for moringa oil, it allows the proper hydration of dry skin.

4- Henna

Henna is a plant grown in the Maghreb and several West African countries. These sheets are used for cosmetic (skin embellished), dermatological (purifying the skin), therapeutic (antifungal, bacteriostatic) etc …

An integral part of Maghreb culture, henna is applied as a tattoo during wedding ceremonies.

5- Argan oil

Argan oil is extracted from the argan tree, a tree grown in some countries of the Maghreb (Morocco, Algeria). Rich in vitamin E and antioxidants, argan oil is a food and cosmetic oil. It prevents drying of the skin.

6- The stone of alum 

Applied alum of potassium or aluminum disulfate, alum stone is a mineral coming from several regions of the world such as Morocco.

The alum stone is a 100% natural antiperspirant. In addition to helping to fight the batteries responsible for bad odors, alum stone is used in the treatment of drinking water.

Source: Slate , Wikipedia

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