Magical and natural body butters spun from moonlight and African soil.
This is the skincare they don’t want you to know about. This is skincare without the nasties, the things you can’t pronounce, the ineffective, and the fillers.
This is where you can get 100% vegan all-natural hand-made skincare products, made using the best of what Mother Earth has to offer. With ingredients like organic unrefined shea butter, organic raw cocoa butter and extra virgin coconut oil, which are rich in nutrients like vitamins A, E, F, and other antioxidants that promote circulation and healthy skin cell growth, we mean what we say.
All products are free from parabens, mineral oil, silicones, sulfates and other substances that are harmful to the Earth and ourselves. Ngwedi Beauty is 100% Black-owned and proudly South African.
No Synthetic Fragrances
Ingredients such as synthetic fragrances, parabens, and phthalates are toxic for our bodies. Many synthetic chemicals in fragrances are derived from petrochemicals (petroleum-based), and can be harmful to human health. Chemicals found in man-made fragrances include phthalates, which are endocrine disruptors, and benzene derivatives, aldehydes, and toluene, which are known carcinogens. Some fragrance compounds are neurotoxicants and others are linked with reproductive birth defects. Some people have allergic or hypersensitivity reactions to fragrance chemicals, which we aim to avoid to have the most inclusive products possible.
Preservatives are used in cosmetics to prevent the growth of harmful bacteria and mold in products, especially those high in water content. The parabens used most commonly in cosmetics to preserve them are methylparaben, propylparaben, butylparaben, and ethylparaben. Scientific studies suggest that the effect of parabens absorbed through the skin go beyond skin irritation: they can disrupt hormones in the body and harm fertility and reproductive organs, affect birth outcomes, and even increase the risk of cancer. We don’t want to give you cancer.
Sulfates are a class of chemicals that manufacturers use as cleansing or foaming agents. They are the reason we think suds equal cleansing – spoiler alert: they don’t. Popular sulfates are sodium lauryl sulfate (SLS) and sodium laureth sulfate (SLES). These compounds can be produced from petroleum or plant sources. These chemicals are simply too stripping, they remove all the good natural oils (sebum) your body produces to keep your skin and hair moisturised. We are all about hydrated skin and hair, so you won’t be seeing sulfates in any of our products.
While some silicones are readily biodegradable, others can persist in the environment, accumulate and be toxic. Silicones that are rinsed off into the waterways can pollute our waters, which is exactly what we at Ngwedi Beauty don’t want. While silicones give the illusion of moisturising because of their silky texture, they do not absorb and they leave an impenetrable film, leading to dry skin and hair.