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The Edit: 3 Natural Beauty Brands for Springtime Skincare Essentials


As spring officially begins in the Northern Hemisphere, we can start to look forward to a season of renewal and reawakening. It’s also a time when your skin emerges from the dry and harsh conditions of winter.

And if a healthy glow is on the cards for spring, then a skincare routine that uses natural ingredients is a wholesome way of combining beauty and nature. The beauty brands available here on The Folklore create their formulas with natural African ingredients that repair, soothe and hydrate the skin, making sure to remain environmentally friendly and free of toxin compounds. 

Building a simple but effective beauty routine for the new season is easier than ever with the options below. Read on to find out more.



Natural, vegan, and free from parabens, the skincare products from UK-based beauty brand Liha are rooted in wellness, sustainability and self-care. Founded by friends Liha Okunniwa and Abi Oyepitan, Liha was born from the desire to create innovative organic skincare that blends the rich botanical life of West Africa with traditional English aromatherapy and folk remedies. The result is ethically sourced vegan products handmade in small batches such as the signature Ivory Shea Butter and Idan Oil. Made up of cold-pressed coconut oil infused with a fragrant tuberose flower, the Idan Oil is the perfect post-shower balm, thanks to its warming and moisturizing qualities. The super absorbent oil works its way into the skin for a long-lasting smoothness that goes beyond the surface. Use it on your body, in your hair and your face, hands and feet for all-over nourishment.

Suki Suki

Creating natural products that nurture, soothe and heal skin and hair with harm-free ingredients from Mother Nature’s pantry is the goal of South African beauty brand Suki Suki. With a focus on the quality of its ingredients and discovering underused natural remedies, Suki Suki’s holistic formulas for facial oils, hair cremes and conditioners are handcrafted to celebrate Africa’s rich and diverse plant life. The Rosehip Brightening Facial Oil and Prickly Pear Rejuvenating Facial Oil are packed with natural ingredients that will leave the skin soft and radiant while improving tone and texture. They’re suitable for all skin types and are great for combating the dryness of harsh weather.

Ilera Apothecary

Detroit-based Black woman-owned brand Ilera Apothecary values creating plant-based skincare products with the highest quality and ethically sourced ingredients, keeping West African practices and philosophies alive through delivering sustainable ingredients naturally found in the Earth. Its natural beauty products are designed to help you put your best face forward. Ilera’s range of Body Butters offers hydrating moisturizers that work on all skin types while the Revitalizing Night Oil is great for improving radiance.