12 Things You Don’t Know About The Cosmetics Industry In Africa

Written by Peter Pedroncelli
Alaffia Rooibos & Shea Antioxidant Face Cream. Photo: Dyudyu.egloos.com

African ingredients used in cosmetics

Ingredients specific to Africa are increasingly used in cosmetic products both locally and worldwide for their benefits. Shea butter, for example, with its excellent moisturising properties and origins in the Shea tree that is grown in West Africa is often used in products, as are South African rooibos leaves.