Seeing as it's the month of love, we thought that a little self-care was in order. But who are we kidding? Self-care is always in order!
Our bodies work tirelessly everyday just to keep us alive. Dedicated to our survival, every bone, beat, and breath is happening without thought. Our beautiful hard-working bodies deserve all the care and love we can give them.
So, in the spirit of loving our bods, we've found a selection of products that are bound to show your body the love and appreciation it deserves!
Damp believes that taking care of oneself is something that should be practiced daily. It entails becoming aware of our own bodies' rhythms as well as the rhythms of the world around us. Their ingredients, plants, and minerals are all sourced from the earth and contain no hazardous petrochemicals or toxins. And there is no one size fits all, you will find a shampoo bar to suit your hair's requirements for beautiful, soft and silky results.
Shampoo Bars - Damp
It's no secret that unprotected exposure to the sun's UV rays can cause damage to skin and that this damage can lead to skin cancer or premature skin aging . CF Suncare is passionate about providing quality products to assist in preventing sun damage. Their formulations provide a chemical free, environmentally friendly, skin nourishing sunscreen with high UV A blocking capacity, preventing pre-mature skin aging and damage. Broad spectrum UV A and UV B sunblocker, with one of the highest ratios of UV A to UV B blocking capacity found in any sunscreen, their formulations protect against both UV B sunburn and UV A induced skin cancer.
Variety of CF Suncare UV protection - CF Suncare
Mbiri's plant-based range is a celebration of natures greatest gifts to our skin, especially those found in Africa. They source clean ingredients from nature’s most precious plants that are effective and work synergistically with your skin. This gentle chemical exfoliator promotes cellular turnover whilst also having a moisturising effect. It reduces trans-epidermal water loss, softens the skin, reduces pore size and acts as an astringent.
To complement an all-natural skincare routine, try using the toner with the Mare & Itis Scrubbies. These 100% cotton toner and make-up removal pads are a great minimal waste alternative.
Exfoliating Toner - Mbiri Natural Skincare
Reusable Cotton Scrubbies - Mare & Itis
To ensure your skin and hair is enriched in the best possible way, Luamu believes in ritualistic self-care using African ingredients that are clean, effective, affordable, organic and vegan friendly. Their products are handcrafted in small batches and sustainably packaged with care. Luamu's organic Marula oil is infused with South African cold-pressed prickly pear oil (Itolofiya). It is packed with nutrients and fatty acids to moisturise, nourish and rejuvenate skin for a youthful glow.
Cold-Pressed Virgin Marula Oil - Luamu
We hope that you find joy in these incredible local products. Shop your favourites and let us know what you think in the comments below! We would love to hear your reviews!