About Us


Embracing the Wisdom of Our Roots, Crafting Natural Elegance for Your Skin


Image of the founders of Luyana Natural Skincare

Growing up as the daughters of African immigrants in the United States, our journey has been one of heritage, transformation, and a deep-rooted passion for natural skincare. Our mother, shared her knowledge passed down through generations of timeless, natural ingredients and products like marufa butter, baobab oil and African black soap. However, the era we grew up in, the 80s and 90s, left us with limited access to these precious ingredients, leading us to resort to products like Palmer's cocoa butter and vaseline.

In those formative years, glossy pages of Teen Vogue and Cosmopolitan beckoned with chemical-laden cosmetic trends. Like many, we were drawn to these readily available products, attempting to blend in with the evolving beauty standards of the time.

Fast forward a couple of decades, and we found ourselves in Denmark, embracing our Nordic adventure. Along the way, our perspective on life and our choices began to shift. It was during a routine medical checkup in Copenhagen that we received a shock – the discovery of multiple benign tumors. This health scare ignited a profound reevaluation of the toxins we had unknowingly exposed ourselves to.

Research revealed that through skincare and makeup products women can be exposed to hundreds of chemicals daily, including harmful ones like BHA, Formaldehyde (a known carcinogen), Phthalates, and Parabens which have been linked to reproductive disorders and cancer. 

Determined to protect not only ourselves but also our young children the urgency to find truly safe products intensified. We wanted to have full understanding and control of exactly what went into the products we used. Our solution? Create our own!

Introducing Luyana Natural Skincare ✨

Our mission was clear – to create products that are 100% natural, clean, and effective. We are tapping into the wisdom of our African heritage, delving into ancient ingredients proven effective and safe over centuries. Each of our products is a celebration of ancient wisdom and the uniquely potent power of African botanicals. We meticulously source our ingredients from across the continent with purpose, crafting them with love in Denmark.

Why Choose Luyana?

- African Wisdom Meets Modern Elegance: Our products are a harmonious blend of ancestral knowledge and modern skincare solutions, offering you the best of both worlds.

- 100% Natural and Safe: We guarantee that our products are free from harmful chemicals and synthetic additives, providing you with peace of mind.  When it comes to our products, they are derived from nature and made to nurture. 

- Handcrafted with Love: Every product we make is infused with the love and care of two passionate sisters who want the best for your skin.

- A Commitment to You and the Planet: We are dedicated to sustainable practices and packaging to protect both your skin and our environment.

Join Our Celebration of Natural Beauty

We invite you to join us in celebrating the natural elegance and wisdom of our heritage. With Luyana Natural Skincare, you not only pamper your skin but also support a mission to spread love, awareness, and the joy of radiant, healthy skin.

Much love,

Mari-Anne and Melinda

Founders, Luyana Natural Skincare