“We are stars wrapped in skin – the light you are looking for has always been within” – Unknown
It has been so hard to write lately and at the same time all I want to do is write about everything. A lot has happened since this year began and to be honest the negatives have outweighed the positives but we still pushing. A couple of weeks back I received a package from Arawa.ng, a Nigerian skincare brand and I made a conscious effort to start looking after myself. I got their Body Butter, Organic Black Soap as well as their Luminous Oil. Other of their products include Coffee Black Soap and Scented Candles.
The smell of all the products was amazing especially the body butter. The packaging for was alright but can be better, also the containers for the Black soap and Luminous Oil are not so tight so they spill out if not handle properly.
Ingredients include: Shea butter, Cocoa butter, Baobab oil, Moringa oil, Coconut oil and Fragrance oil blend
Price: #3, 500
Now this has to be the softest shea butter I have used, it almost feels like a moose texture. It has a very sweet vanilla smell and is very smooth as well. I like to apply it while my skin is still a bit wet to give allow it sink it to my skin and give an all round glow from within.
ORGANIC BLACK SOAP
Ingredients include: Neem oil, Palm kernel oil, Turmeric, Cam wood, Orange peel, Lemon juice, Apple cider vinegar
Price: #3, 500
Unlike other black soaps I have used the consistency of this one is more fluid but not liquid. It has a very strong lemon scent but surprisingly it is quite pleasant. This black soap Lathers well and like the body butter it is also smooth and suitable as a cleanser as it is gentle on the skin without leaving it feeling dry and chappy. .
Ingredients include: Shea Oil, Coconut Oil, Moringa Oil, Baobab Oil, Fragrance Oil blend.
Price: #2, 500
I’m not really a fan of oils on my skin but I decided to use this on my face at nights after my skincare routine and I noticed how my face looks so radiant when I wake up. I used to think Putting oils on my face would only make my skin more oily but I was most definitely wrong. It is a lightweight oil and smells good as well, however, because of how hot it is during the day I only use this oil at night when it is cool and when I use my DIY sheet masks.
For the price of the luminous oil and body butter I’d say it is totally worth the coins however, I think the black soap is a bit pricey. I will definitely purchase the body butter again alongside their other products. Overall rating would be 7/10. Check out their Instagram page for more details. That’s it for this post guys, do have a wonderful weekend and stay blessed!
Have you used any Arawa Products before? What Nigerian natural skincare brand are you loving right now? Please leave a comment, lets interact!