mbiri natural skincare
The vast and desolate Namibian desert and the people and plants that inhabit it are the inspiration behind Mbiri. The core of Mbiri lies in the unique ingredient called Namibian Myrrh.
Namibian Myrrh essential oil is extracted from the resin of the Commiphora wildii plant which grows in the foothills of the Namibian desert, specifically in north west Namibia. This plant is endemic to this region and in the dry seasons it naturally exudes a golden coloured resin which has been used for centuries by the Himba women who live in this arid landscape.
Locally the resin is known as Omumbiri and is used as a traditional perfume ingredient. Omumbiri is now commercially harvested by the Himba women and they earn an income for every precious kilogram that they collect.
The harvesters collect the resin from the ground and this ensures sustainability of the resource.
The income the women generate from harvesting Namibian Myrrh resin has become an intricate part of their living and the conservancies that harvest this resin have been registered as community forests which means that the resource will forever belong to the people of this land.
All Mbiri products are 100% natural and this brand ensures that the plant ingredients that they source are being sustainably harvested.
Being approved by Phytotrade, who monitors the fairtrade and sustainability of the raw ingredients, means that the harvesters are being treated fairly and truly benefit from the plant product being processed.
Every Mbiri product bought filters benefits right down to the harvesters not only in Namibia, but in Africa.
WHY I LOVE THEM
Mbiri Natural Skincare not only produces an exquisite range hosting active wild ingredients, but they also thoughtfully develop their products to ensure that they are sustainably sourced and of the highest standard.
Before listing Mbiri on Epiphany I made sure to test their facial product range so as to ensure that this natural skincare was of a standard one would expect on our directory.
Skin care is incredibly important to me. I don't take product selection lightly no matter what we showcase, but skin is a very sensitive issue whereby the promotion of a bad product could have devastating results on other's skin.
I am so pleased to say that Mbiri exceeded my expectations. With a luxury feel, a beautiful scent and products that are packed with ingredients that produce results, I have only good things to say about this brand so far.
For anyone that loves the Earth, treasures brands that give back and that wants a well rounded, result-driven skincare range, this is for you.
THIS MONTHS CURATIONS
BRIGHTENING FACIAL OIL
THE SKIN HERO
This is a lightweight brightening facial oil that promotes skin brightening for all skin types. It improves skin softness and smoothness, while reducing trans epidermal water loss and creating long-lasting moisturisation.
As we age, our skin produces less oils and natural hydration. Supplementing with an oil, such as this, in your skincare routine is vital if we are to combat premature ageing.
Sqaulane and rosehip are known for their brightening properties, while marula and Kalahari melon seed are known for their moisturising properties.
The combination of these classic hero ingredients makes this the perfect facial oil for daily use. Just apply a few drops after you have finished cleansing and applying your serum.
I like to mix a bit of the Brightening Facial Oil to my moisturiser. This creates a fresh base that is primed for smooth, flawless make up application.
HYDRATING BODY LOTION
Our skin is constantly exposed to destructive elements like the sun, pollution, dry air, wind and water. It is imperative to not only have a good facial skincare routine, but also to have healthy body care practices too.
This is a naturally moisturising, non-greasy, all-body lotion. It will soothe and hydrate the skin, leaving it feeling smooth and silky. It is an ideal lotion to incorporate into one's daily routine.
To achieve a unique fragrance, a combination of essential oils are used, thus leaving your skin feeling and smelling luxurious.
Massage this Hydrating Body Lotion all over your body daily (or as required), preferably after a bath or shower and when your skin is warm. Best when used after cleansing with the Mbiri Body Wash.