Everyone knows that skin care is of utmost importance to the Ghanaian girl. The land of cocoa butter, Shea butter and gold must, after all, produce some amazing beauty products. Ghana is known for its natural and effective beauty products exported all over the world and used to make the expensive face creams, moisturisers and cleansers found in any respectable beauty shops. However, since natural is best, here are five amazing beauty products from Ghana you should definitely try out:
1. Shea Butter
Shea Butter is made from the seeds of the fruit of the karite (Shea) tree found abundantly in Ghana. It is used as a body oil, facial moisturiser and hair food and has fatty acids and nutrients great for boosting collagen production. The oil contains Vitamins A, F and E and offers UV protection to the tune of SPF 6. Its benefits include moisturizing, reducing inflammation, soothing and smoothing the skin, healing chapped lips, improving skin elasticity and fades stretch marks among other benefits.
2. Cocoa Butter
This is a natural moisturiser obtained from high-quality Ghanaian cocoa beans. It has natural antioxidants and emollient properties and is used in soaps, lotions and cosmetics. It can also be used without additives, but since is hard at room temperature, you should warm it up before use.
3. African Black Soap
This is a soap that is made from the ashes of plants, barks and leaves from plantain, cocoa pods, Shea tree and palm tree leaves. Once collected and sundried, the plants are roasted at constant temperature then water and/oil is added and the mixture stirred for a day then left to set.
The African black soap is a popular beauty product in Ghana and beyond due to its numerous benefits including properties, cleansing, oil control and acne fighting and UV protection due to the Shea butter content. Sometimes, oil such as coconut oil is added for a hydrating effect. It is also used to clear dark spots and eczema, blemishes and fine lines. The soap also known as Dudu Osun or Osse Dudu contains iron and Vitamin A & E and is great for the skin and hair.
4. Black Seed Oil
This seed oil is extracted from a herb in Ghana and is used to boost immunity, heal the skin and promote fast hair growth. It is pure and natural and nourished the hair and skin due to its hypoallergenic and purification properties.
Indulge your crowning glory with this all-organic treat with aplomb – you’ll see the difference instantly.
5. Coconut Oil
Locally known as Kube Angoa; is produced from fresh coconuts at low temperature and in Ghana, most oils have no fillers and are therefore great skin moisturisers, hair treatment oils and can be used in lotions. It has numerous benefits such as replenishing properties after sun exposure, moisturising properties for both skin and hair, conditions the hair, suppresses hair loss while promoting hair growth and improves eczema and psoriasis ravaged skin.