There is something about made-in-Nigeria beauty brands and products that just sits right with my soul. The Nigerian beauty industry is huge as Nigerian women love to look and feel their best. However, we oftentimes find ourselves sourcing for products from far and wide and in the process neglect the hidden gems right in front of us. I am all for supporting local businesses because there is something satisfying about buying from a brand which tailors its products to meet their consumers specific wants and needs. I mean the owners of these Nigerian beauty brands live under the same weather and environmental conditions as you, therefore putting them in the best position to formulate products that are just right for you and your skin. It does not get any better than that!
Facial skin care gets so much love and attention, we tend to neglect taking care of the skin on the rest of our bodies forgetting it is just as important in helping you look and feel your absolute best. Take it from a beauty connoisseur if I do say so myself, all the brands listed here are a must try. In the spirit of giving love to our bodies this summer, I have put together a list of must try Nigerian body care brands.
1. Arami Essentials
Of course I had to start with the OG’s, Arami Essentials. From their scented body butters to their luminous body oils which are sure to have you glistening like a glazed donut, Arami Essentials is a must try made in Nigeria body care brand. They recently released their Paradise collection and it comes with a travel size body oil and lip scrub, perfect for summer when you are on the go.
2. Ona the brand
Ona the label is a Nigerian luxury self care brand that goes perfectly with the Black girl luxury aesthetic. They have a wide range of scented candles, self-care essentials, home fragrances and their Divine body oil made from organic ingredients moisturizes your skin giving it a radiant look. This body oil is the truth! It smells amazing and will look perfect in your bathroom.
3. Raw Beauty
Raw beauty is an eco-luxury, clean, plant based beauty brand. Their products and packaging are made with sustainability in mind. They have an impressive range of products from body butters and oils to facial and hair products. They even make gift boxes for you to give to your girlfriends and loved ones. Formulated with love and your skin’s health in mind, this body care brand is a must try.
4. Her Skinbar
I cannot rave about this brand enough, and their products are definitely on my wish list. Her skinbar is a vegan selfcare brand aimed at making your selfcare moments fun and an even more intimate experience for you. They have everything you could possibly want when formulating a body care routine, scented body butters, body oils, exfoliating body scrubs and even a yoni scrub! If you are a lady of selfcare, Her skinbar is a brand you are going to want to try out.
Your body deserves the very best and it is time we extend the same amount of time and energy we spend on our multi-step face routine to how we look after and care for our bodies. High quality body care products aim to soothe, hydrate and restore the skin we often neglect. Why not support a local business in the process of giving our bodies some much needed tender love and care? Your skin will thank you!