If you’re looking for a youthful glow (while keeping things simple), Alaffia has an easy routine to help replenish your skin while you catch some zzz’s. It’s just three steps—a cleanser, a serum, and night cream—so it’s easy to repeat every night with minimal fuss. And you can sleep easy knowing this beauty brand is keeping things natural by sourcing fair trade ingredients that are sustainably grown, like shea and coconut oil. The brand also helps tackle issues like gender equality, reforestation, poverty, and maternal health by empowering women in Togolese communities.
Step 1: Unscented African Black Soap
This liquid soap plays triple duty as a face wash, shampoo, and body wash. Perfect for sensitive skin, it’s infused with a black soap that’s used in West African countries to purify the skin. Lather in an upward motion for the ultimate clean feeling.
Step 2: Coconut Reishi Facial Oil
Made with African baobab, an ultra-moisturizing ingredient, plus reishi mushroom and argan oil, this serum is designed to help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. A little goes a long way so the 1-ounce bottle will last a while.
Step 3: Neem Turmeric Night Cream
This powerful night cream is whipped up with all kinds of skin food—like lotus flower, samphire greens (a bright green marsh plant), turmeric, and shea—to help your skin rejuvenate overnight.