Even with the Internet, people do not take time to research the ingredients in their skincare products. Instead, they follow the herd and simply purchase a product from a well-known brand, and accept what they say at face value.
Unfortunately, people swim with the flow and look at the latest fads as the basis for their purchase.
Let’s see if you remember some of these buzzwords in skincare solutions:
Natural oils are not always good for your skin. For instance, if you slather them directly to your face, they might clog the pores.
Also, some of these skincare products with natural oils use fragrances, which can irritate your face.
Now, it does not mean that they have no positive effects. It is merely a reminder not to jump on the bandwagon right away without doing any research first.
Ingredients from nature
Throughout the history of human civilization, people have been trying to find a magic cure for different skin ailments.
For example, in ancient Egypt, they used a combination of sesame oil, castor oil, and moringa to reduce wrinkles and produce more supple skin. It only means that they are too far ahead of their time.
Even when you look at shelves nowadays, you will still find the same ingredients in today’s skincare solutions.
It is not surprising that manufacturers are scrambling to find the next best thing. The skincare industry is a massive business. According to data, the market was worth $136 billion in 2016, but it is expected to grow to $195 billion by 2024, with a compound annual growth rate of 4.5 percent.
Africa’s Contribution to the Skincare Industry
Not many people know about it, but some skincare solutions are rooted in African culture, owing to the ingredients they use exclusively.
Here are some of the ingredients you might not be familiar with:
As you can see, Africa has a considerable contribution to the skincare industry because of its rich indigenous raw materials used as ingredients for different products.