12 beauty ingredients to sublimate your black skin

So long skin bleaching ! Hello beautiful black skin

According to the World Health Organization, 77% of Nigerian women use skin lightening products on a regular basis, as do 59% in Togo, 35% in South Africa, 27% in Senegal and 25% in Mali. The popular trend of whitening is moving toward brightening and lightening (new shape of light, emphasizing the contrasts created by the beautiful face’s forms).

African women become more and more aware of their skin needs. FC Beauty College educates the Ghanaian youth about skin care product and promote products which emphasize the beauty of the black skin, at a time when many companies are selling dangerous skin-bleaching formulas.

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Forever Clair : Dedicated to black skin

 

Creating  products which emphasize the beauty of the black skin.

Finding the right products addressing your skin needs is quite challenging for African women with black skin. They want tailored-made products. They understand how the sun is damaging their skin and they need products targeting specific needs, no more multi-purpose products.  People with black and very dark skin tend to believe that they are fully protected against the damage of the sun which is not the case. Their skin needs to be protected, nourished and they need products to address their hyper-pigmentation issue.

Beauty made in Africa

African women are celebrating their roots and fully embracing their heritage. We see more and more women flaunting their beautiful afro. The Africa’s young and talented entrepreneurs are animated by a strong will to create luxury ventures through reinvesting in ancient rituals and precious African ingredients.

12 beauty ingredients and their benefits

 

  1. MACADAMIA

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  • Macadamia nuts are becoming more and more mainstream.
  • Speeds up the healing of post-acne marks.
  • Moisturizing, anti-ageing, nourishing.
  • Gives to the skin and hair a silky touch.

Try this product: Macadamia Oil Extract Exclusive Nourishing Body Butter

    2. AVOCADO OIL

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  • Avocado is your go-to, you can use it for pretty much everything and any skin type.
  • Soothing, anti-ageing, nourishing, moisturizing, refreshing.
  • Sun protection, anti-dandruff, gives silky touch, revitalizing.

Try this product: Sephora – Face Mask – Avocado

 

  3. COCOA BUTTER 

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  • Anti-ageing, soothing, moisturizing, hair conditioning, skin healing.
  • Soft and full lips.

Try this product: Fresh – Cocoa Body Exfoliant

 

4.BLACK CUMIN

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Also known as Nigella Saliva, this ingredient was used by Pharaohs to cure pretty much everything. Somehow they were right to do so.

  • Soothing, moisturizing, anti-ageing,  protection.
  • Pigmentation: Shows significant results against Vitiligo
  • Wound/ acne healing.
  • Antibacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral.

Try this product: Charmes d’Orient – Face Cream Sensitive Skins

 

5.BLACK PEPPER

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Used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine.

  • Anti-microbial,  anti-ageing, skin toning, Stimulant. Can also be used to exfoliate dead skin.
  • Anti-inflammatory helps prevent acne.
  • Anti-dandruff and revitalize your hair.

     Try this product: Molton Brown – Black Peppercorn collection

 

6. BLACK COFFEE

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  • Anti-ageing, soothing, anti-inflammatory.
  • Reduces cellulite, under-eye dark circle and redness.
  • Can also be used to exfoliate dead skin.
  • Stimulates hair growth and repairs sun damages.

Try this product: Lush – Cup O’ Coffee

 

7. ARGAN OIL

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  • Anti-ageing, nourishing, moisturizing, hair conditioning (sleek and shine Styling).
  • Wound/ acne healing.

Try this product: Argan Infinity Cream Intensive Creamy Oil

 

8. MARULA

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The size of golf-balls, ripe marula fruit consists of a pungent, apple-like odor, and a soft-leathery butter-yellow colored exterior, which encases an exotic tasting juicy white pulp. Enclosed within the pulp is tightly-held brown-colored stone, which consists of 2-3 cavities. Each cavity consists of a small, fragile, yet prized marula seed.

  •  Anti-ageing
  • Ultra nourishing and moisturizing.

Try this product: Pure Marula Facial Oil or African Botanics South Africa – Marula firming botanical oil

 

9. ROOIBOS

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  • Anti-ageing, anti-inflammatory, nourishing, moisturizing, soothing.
  • Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol.
  • Speeds up the healing of post-acne marks.

Try this product: Annique – Forever Young Creme de nuit

 

10. MONGONGO OIL

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  • Anti-ageing , ultra nourishing and moisturizing.
  • Sun protection
  • Protective and conditioning hair care products.

Try this product: Drunk Elephant – Lippe or Jersey Shore Cometics – Mongongo or Eden’s Theory – Ximenia And Manketti Hair And Body Oil

    11. MAFURA

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  • Anti-ageing, ultra nourishing and moisturizing.
  • Protective and conditioning hair care products.

Try this product: Manuka Honey & Mafura Oil Intensive Hydration Masque

 

12. BAOBAB

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  • Strong moisturizing skin and hair properties; easy absorption, improves elasticity, encourages regeneration of skin cells.
  • Scalp: protection of hair fibres, adds shine to shampoos and moisturizes dry hair
  • Hands/Nails: Strengthens fingernails from breaking

Try this product: PHYTOSPECIFIC Baobab Oil

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