Ingredients

Find out the properties of the amazing African Botanicals that Luyana Natural Skincare love to add to its products.

butter & oil

SHEA NILOTICA

Suitable for: All skin types, including dry and sensitive

Rich in: Vitamins - A, E, F, and K, Fatty acids - 25% more omega-9 (oleic acid) than conventional shea butter

Benefits: Provides superior protection, Skin healing properties, Anti-aging and anti-inflammatory qualities, Relieves itching and peeling skin, Heals wounds and skin ailments, Soft and creamy texture that's easy to spread, Deeply moisturizing

Similar to: Mango butter, Shea butter (West African)

Source: Uganda (Native to East Africa)

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Oil & powder

BAOBAB

Suitable for: All skin types, including dry, mature and sensitive

Rich in: Vitamins - B & C, Antioxidants, Fatty acids - omega-3, 6 & 9, Palmitic acid, Essential minerals

Benefits: Reduces the signs of aging, Lightens dark spots, Prevents water loss from the skin, Increases collagen production, Promotes a healthy skin barrier

Similar to: Safflower oil, Hemp seed oil

Source: South Africa, Kenya (Native to mainland Africa, Madagascar and Australia)

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oil & powder

MORINGA

Suitable for: All skin types, including combination

Rich in: Nutrient dense (90+), Vitamins - A, C & E, Antioxidants, Fatty acids - omega-3 & 6, Essential minerals

Benefits: Antimicrobial and healing properties, Soothes skin inflammation, Combats breakouts, Brightens hyper-pigmentation, Fights fine lines and wrinkles

Similar to: Jojoba oil

Source: South Africa, Kenya (Native to East Africa and South Asia)

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oil

MARULA

Suitable for: All skin types, especially sensitive

Rich in: Vitamins - A, B, C, E & K, Antioxidants - flavanols, Fatty acids - omega-6 & 9, Essential minerals

Benefits: Reduces redness, Helps regenerate skin cells, Has anti-aging, anti-inflammatory and antibacterial properties, Seals in moisture, Smoothes the skin

Similar to: Argan oil

Source: South Africa, Kenya (Native to Sub-Saharan Africa)

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oil

KALAHARI MELON

Suitable for: All skin types, including oily and acne-prone

Rich in: Vitamins - A & E, Antioxidants, Fatty acids - omega-3 & 9, Palmitic & Stearic acid

Benefits: Cleansing, Hydrates the skin, Prevents fine lines and wrinkles, Provides sun protection, Aids cell regeneration, Tones and smoothes the skin

Similar to: Evening Primrose oil

Source: South Africa, Zambia (Native to Botswana and Namibia)

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oil & powder

ROSEHIP

Suitable for: All skin types, especially mature and dry

Rich in: Vitamins - C, Antioxidants - Retinoids, Fatty acids - omega-3 & 6

Benefits: Anti-aging properties, Improve the skin barrier, Increases collagen production and skin elasticity, Soothes inflammation, Heals and brightens the skin

Similar to: Peach kernel oil, Bakuchiol oil

Source: South Africa, Kenya (Native to Northwest Africa, Northwest Asia, Europe and North America)

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Essential Oil

TEA TREE

Suitable for: All skin types, especially acne-prone

Rich in: Terpinen-4-ol

Benefits: Fights acne, Promotes wound healing, Soothes skin inflammation

Similar to: Citronella, St. John's Wort, Witch Hazel

Source: Uganda (Native to Australia)

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oil

TAMANU

Suitable for: Dry, Acne-prone, Combination

Rich in: Vitamins - C & E, Antioxidants, Fatty acids - omega-3 & 9

Benefits: Anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties, Promotes wound healing, Reduces scarring, Provides antioxidant protection

Similar to: Castor oil, Tea Tree oil

Source: Kenya (Native to Asia, Oceania, Madagascar)

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grounds & oil

COFFEE

Suitable for: All skin types, including combination

Rich in: Antioxidants

Benefits: Reduces puffiness and dark circles, Brightens the skin, Increases collagen production, Fights acne, Reduces fine lines and wrinkles

Similar to: Guaraná seed, Cacao beans, Kola nuts

Source: Kenya (Native to Ethiopia)

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Cleanser

AFRICAN BLACK SOAP

Content: Plaintain Skins, Cocoa Pod Ash, Palm Kernel Oil, Coconut Oil, Shea Butter

Suitable for: All skin types, start gently for sensitive skin

Rich in: Vitamins - A & E, Fatty acids - lauric acid

Benefits: Deeply cleanses and exfoliates the skin, Evens out skin tone, Reduces inflammation, Fades discoloration, Clears up acne

Similar to: Tea tree cleanser

Source: Uganda (Originated in West Africa)

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