Q TO Z African Beauty Ingredients for Glowing, Dewy Skin

Q TO Z African Beauty Ingredients for Glowing, Dewy Skin


Qasil Powder is one of those ingredients used for over 2000 years in Somalia 🇸🇴 to give radiant, clear & flawless skin!

It is made from the dried leaves of a desert plant named ‘Ziziphus spina-Christi’ or ‘Christ’s thorn jujube’

It is another powerhouse that detoxifies your skin and is excellent for acne, acne scars and controls the overproduction of sebum which blocks your pores + so many other benefits 💫

It’s great for your hair as well! Qasil leaf face masks are increasingly popular, just ask Dr google & you will see a flood of women with a green paste made from this powder on their faces

You can buy this powder and use as a face mask or buy a product that incorporates this amazing ingredient ⭐️

Let me know the results after 28 days if you choose to add this to your skincare regimen 💯



Just when you thought that the fun was about to end, we bring you this powerful antioxidant all the way from South Africa

Also known as ‘red bush’ tea is made from the fermented leaves of the Aspalathus linearis shrub 🍃

Yes in addition to drinking this herbal teal, it can also be applied topically to the skin & will give you a more even-toned complexion ✨

It also helps with wrinkles,sun burn, irritation, eczema & damage to the skin from harsh or extreme weather conditions.

🛑 Do you want to know more about how to apply this to your skin? Subscribe to our mailing list to get in on all the action!



This needs no introduction at all! Shea butter has completely taken over the beauty industry and is the numero uno when it comes to multipurpose butters💯

Extracted from the nut of the African Shea tree native to Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda

There is also a variety called Nilotica Shea Butter which is native to South Sudan & Uganda which is softer than the West African Variety

Both are luxurious, creamy & melt easily into the skin ✨Excellent for eczema, allergies, scars, rosecea & dermatitis

All our soaps contain this remarkable ingredient in the right concentrations , & will give you the soft silky smooth skin that you desire ⭐️⭐️⭐️



Tiger nut oil is a little known secret used by African civilizations including ancient Egyptians for centuries ✨

Native to Egypt, Madagascar, Mali, Nigeria & some other North & West African Countries

Excellent for repairing skin & for moisturizing extra dry skin & hands, especially if you’ve got cracked, rough hands✨

It also makes your hair soft, shiny & silky ✨

Can be used directly on skin after depilation to reduce redness & itching because of its active healing properties ✨

You can check for hand creams & serums that contain this ingredient to rejuvenate your skin 💯



Uzara is also known as milkbush or milkwort, native to many countries in Southern & Eastern Africa like Namibia 🇳🇦 & Kenya 🇰🇪

Its roots are used to treat wounds & abscesses on skin✨

Also a popular remedy for menstrual & post birth cramps



Vanilla needs no introduction! The mere thought evokes warm, sensual & comforting feels as a result of the rich aroma✨

Madagascar 🇲🇬 is the World’s largest producer of the popular variety even though its native to Mexico amongst other countries!

There is a variety known as polylepis native to Africa but there’s no research into any skincare benefits

Vanilla Planifolia is the amazing variety that is incredibly popular & the world’s second most expensive spice!

Rich in antioxidants & antibacterial properties, it reverses & prevents skin damage while leaving you with that gorgeous scent ✨

The fruit extract is also great for hair & will slow down the ageing process by reducing fine lines, wrinkles & age spots



Watermelon Seed Oil is the real MVP!

It is the Star ⭐️ ingredient in our Tikiti Luxe Facial Oil

Its origins can be traced to over 5000 years ago in the Kalahari Desert of Africa!

The seeds were used by ancient Egyptians for their skin and it was even found in the tombs of Kings 👑 due to the belief that it would feed their skin in the afterlife 😲

Native to South Africa, pressed from the sun dried seeds of watermelon 🍉

Eliminates scars, acne spots, treats psoriasis, eczema and adds a natural glow to your complexion

We ensure that the freshest, premium quality & sustainable watermelon seed oil is used in our luxurious facial oil made in small batches to preserve the nutrients and;



Ximenia Oil is an incredible skin softener! Just ask the Body Shop! Their spa range includes a softening body scrub made with this wondrous oil!✨

It is native to tropical Africa, especially countries like Angola, Namibia & Niger !

It will make your skin as soft as a new born baby’s skin and it is also used to prevent sunburn, to smoothen and hydrate the skin and to prevent stretch marks in pregnant women l!

It is also quite popular as a hair conditioner!

Let me know when you try this out! ⭐️


Yangu Oil

Yangu Oil is an excellent African beauty ingredient that you should know! 💯

Native to Kenya & South Africa

It’s an excellent golden oil that is popular among the Maasai ✨

It’s the reason why they are able to spend long hours in the sun & develop no wrinkles or sunburn!

It is very popular in Africa as a natural sunscreen! 🌞

It is used in a lot of spa treatments, as a massage oil and also in hair & scalp treatments ✨



Yessss!!!! Z for Zawadi Naturals✨✨✨✨✨

Why? Because all our skin treats are infused with African beauty ingredients!

We are here to take you on a journey of self healing & reconnection by embracing the potent power of MOTHER NATURE 💫💫💫

The best version of yourself starts here! What are your top 3 skin challenges?

I would love 💕 to know, drop a comment below or send me an email - hello@zawadinaturals.co.uk

You just might be lucky to get a free gift! 💃🏾 💃🏾 💃🏾

Previous >> I-TO-P African Beauty Ingredients for Glowing, Dewy Skin