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5 of Africa's Best Beauty Secrets are Out

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Africa, the second largest continent in the world filled with jungles, deserts, and even a glacier, is flourishing with unique plants, herbs, and oils. Many of the most effective ingredients in skincare come from Africa. It's no wonder the news of Africa's beautifying secrets has been spreading across the globe. 



Lifestyle of Beauty's five favorite beauty secrets from Africa are getting rave reviews and should be put into your beauty routine STAT.  


Rooibos Tea. 


This South African tea has more skin-protecting vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including calcium, zinc, and iron than green and white tea. Rooibos is loaded with the super antioxidants aspalathian and dismutase, and both antioxidants protect cells from age-related damage that cause fine lines and wrinkles. Together they're the fountain of youth, protecting and keeping cells young. Drink 1 to 2 cups daily to reap the benefits.  More Info
Roobios Teas

Shea Butter 


Shea butter is one of the most common ingredients in skincare, and for a good reason. Shea butter, which is derived from the nuts of a West African tree, is loaded with anti-inflammatory compounds and moisturizing vegetable fats. Shea butter naturally protects against damaging UV rays. It’s best to apply the lotion on damp skin after a shower. In four weeks, you should have noticed smoother skin. Ooh, La La! MORE INFO


Pure Organic Shea Butter

Black Soap 


Love. Love. Love—this soap from Ghana. Black soap is made by combining the ashes of plantain skins, palm leaves, and cocoa pods, and natural moisturizers like shea butter. The potent combination of these beautiful ingredients will even out skin tone, reduce age spots and give you a smoother, dewy, and radiant complexion.   MORE INFO

 Black African Soap
Before and after using African soap

Black Seed Oil 


Regular use of this beautiful oil can stop hair from graying and thinning. The oil is derived from black cumin seeds and is filled with essential fatty acids, vitamins, and minerals. The mixture of these super anti-agers creates strong, shiny, healthy hair. **Fun fact: In ancient times, the oil was so valuable, a bottle of the oil was placed in King Tut’s tomb for use in the afterlife. Apply after shampooing and leave on 5-10 minutes, then wash out.  MORE INFO

Black Seed oil Organic

Kigelia oil 


This oil is pressed from the Kigelia tree and is known as the ultimate healer. It’s a natural anti-inflammatory and is loaded with amino acids and anti-bacterial compounds known as indoids. Several British studies confirm this oil reduces redness and swelling from rosacea, helps clear rashes, acne and psoriasis.   MORE INFO


Kigelia Oil African Oil

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