About Us

LOVE YOUR SKIN 

 

Born out of a love for Africa, Essential Skincare offers a range of products infused with the spirit of the continent. Through harnessing a powerhouse of plant-based oils and extracts from African species that have adapted to cope with the harshest conditions on the planet, a unique product range was born that could help your skin do the same.

Dedicated to synthetic-free beautifying, all products are inspired entirely by Mother Nature and contain only absolutely essential ingredients. Synthetic chemicals, cheap fillers, nasty additives and parabens have no place nourishing our skin.

In gratitude for nature’s gifts we tread carefully on this planet, it’s resources and the people dependent on it. By favouring fair trade practices and using ingredients that are sustainably harvested and cruelty-free, you can enjoy nurturing your skin with nature and enjoy a clean conscious at the same time.

Earth and Community Care

Plants are our heroes. Africa’s incredible and wild plant diversity is the reason Essential Skincare exists. In gratitude of this and to ensure we use our planet’s resources wisely, Essential Skincare is proud to be an accredited partner of PhytoTrade Africa. This non-profit trade association successfully alleviates poverty while protecting biodiversity in many countries across Southern Africa.

Our affiliation with PhytoTrade Africa provides you and us with the reassurance that:

  • Our impact on the wilds of Africa is a positive one.
  • Our precious African botanicals, all of which are grow in the wild bush are sourced and harvested in a fair, ethical and sustainably manner.
  • The rural communities that gather the plants are protected, treated fairly and paid competitive trade rates.

Cruelty Free

In addition to the plethora of nasty chemicals so liberally used in skincare products, the beauty industry hides another ugly secret, that of animal tested cosmetics which sees many creatures being deliberately harmed.

We passionately believe that animals should not have to suffer for you to be beautiful and as such guarantee that all our products are free from any bunny harming material. Essential Skincare does not test any products on animals and will not source ingredients from suppliers who do. Instead we rely on eager and willing family and friends in order to perfect our formulae.

In support of all our special furry friends, Essential Skincare is accredited by Beauty Without Cruelty. Being kind to animals will always be at the heart of all we do.

Certified Organic Ingredients

Jumping across to the ‘organic skincare’ bandwagon might be very much in vogue but there are many organic imposters in the green aisle, masquerading as something they are not. The sad truth of the matter is, when it comes to your skin a product is allowed to bill itself as ‘organic’ even if it only contains 1 percent organic ingredients. When brands aren’t true to their name, it is the consumer that suffers.

Essential Skincare is committed to keeping our products free of anything that doesn’t come straight from nature. We believe ‘green beauty should mean green’ which is why we strive to use only the finest certified organic ingredients, jam-packed with naturally occurring goodness. This way, we are able to guarantee that you are feeding your skin in the best way possible.

Products are available in several shops countrywide with a regular delivery service to Lusaka. Our list of stockists.

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