Aiming to add value to local fruits leading to the preservation of indigenous trees for future generation, Kunowa Essential Oils processes a wide selection of fruits into organic oils. These products offer many health benefits to your skin, hair and nails. Kunowa believes that nothing should be wasted therefore the company buys waste products from manufacturers of organic fruit drinks, for example the seeds, for the processing of essential oils. Apart from selling their range of oils, the company educates communities on the importance and health benefits of indigenous fruits. It also partners with these communities to plant indigenous trees, investing in the environment as well as people's livelihoods.
Kunowa Essential Oils organically processes a number of indigenous fruits and plants into essential oils. Some of these plants are edible such as baobab, musiniga, mango, moringa, mongongo, nsumo, tamarind and aloe vera. These indigenous fruits when processed into oils have many health benefits to the skin.
Organic processing of indigenous fruits and plants into essential oils
Products to help you maintain a healthy skin
Anti-aging skin products
Benefits of using Kunowa’s range of essential oils
Supports a healthy skin moisture barrier
Your skin’s barrier is the outermost layer of the epidermis, which plays a key role in maintaining moisturised skin. A healthy skin barrier locks in moisture, prevents your skin from drying out, and keeps skin soft and smooth. Over time, taking care of your skin’s barrier will help prevent aging and maintain resilient, healthy skin. While some skin care products actually harm the skin barrier, these oils nourish it. In particular, baobab oil, mango oil and tamarind oil contain vitamin E, which is known to moisturise the skin and support a healthy skin moisture barrier.
Preserves collagen to combat fine lines and wrinkles
Collagen makes up a third of the protein in your body. It gives skin its strength and elasticity. UV rays, poor diet, not enough sleep, and more, can cause collagen breakdown. And the older we get, the slower collagen production becomes. Kunowa's essential oils are rich in antioxidants that help to preserve collagen and keep skin soft and glowing. In addition to locking in moisture for soft skin, baobab oil, mango oil and moringa oil, in particular, keep fine lines and wrinkles at bay by protecting against collagen breakdown.
Skin micro biome friendly
The term ‘skin micro biome’ refers to the community of bacteria that live in the layers of your skin. Before you get grossed out by the idea of bacteria living on you, recent studies have revealed that the skin micro biome is actually very important for healthy skin. Unlike common skin care products that disrupt the microbes on your skin, Kunowa's essential oils are pure, wild crafted, and won’t interfere with the skin micro biome. Because of this, Kunowa's essential oils are perfect for any skin type, whether oily, dry, combination, or sensitive.
If you have oily, acne-prone skin, putting even more oil on your face may seem counter-intuitive. However, baobab oil and moringa oil are actually good for oily skin. They are lightweight, don’t clog pores, and moisturise your skin to prevent the production of excess oil that leads to acne. In addition they are both gentle on sensitive skin and won’t cause irritation.
Soothes irritation and eczema
Kunowa Essential Oils are a rich source of omega fatty acids that fight inflammation, making them a great choice for sensitive or inflamed skin. Most of Kunowa’s essential oils have anti-inflammatory properties which soothe irritation and can help with skin conditions like eczema and psoriasis.
Fights free radicals
Free radicals are unstable atoms in the body that can damage cells and cause aging by breaking down collagen. However, this damage can be reduced by antioxidants as these neutralise free radicals. Kunowa's essential oils are packed with naturally-occurring antioxidants that protect your skin from oxidative damage and thus help prevent aging.
Reduces damage from UV rays
Baobab oil contains vitamin E, which has been shown to be beneficial for reducing skin damage caused by ultraviolet (UV) rays. Vitamin E can absorb the energy from UV light and prevent UV-induced free radical damage to skin. Baobab oil won’t replace your sunscreen, but it will definitely moisturise and protect your skin at the same time.
Protects from air pollution
It’s clear that air pollution isn’t good to breathe, but did you know it also harms your skin? Pollutants can penetrate your skin’s barrier and cause free radicals to form. There’s no escaping air pollution completely but you can protect your skin by applying baobab oil to exposed areas. It contains antioxidants that fight free radicals.
Heals chapped lips
We all hate the feeling of dry, cracked lips with skin flaking off. Use baobab oil or mango oil as a rich lip balm. Apply a couple of drops to your lips to keep them moisturised, help them heal, and protect them from environmental aggressors.
Did you know that applying cuticle oil can stimulate nail growth? Strong nails start with healthy cuticles, so keep them moisturised with a good cuticle oil. Baobab oil absorbs quickly and isn’t too heavy, making it a great moisturiser for your fingertips. Just dab a drop on each cuticle, massage it in, and look forward to more beautiful nails!
The oils are clean, sustainable, and wild
The baobab tree is considered to be a 'lost crop' - an undervalued wild plant with powerful health benefits. By including baobab oil in your skincare routine, you’re helping bring value to the tree and protect biodiversity. Baobab oil is a one-ingredient powerhouse, so you can rest assured that you’re helping your skin in a tangible way (and at the same time not putting any unnecessary chemicals, fillers, or mystery ingredients on your skin).
Dry hair may be the result of a number of factors including genetics, the environment, nutrition, stress, age, hormones, amount of sleep, medications, and/or chemical treatments. Dry hair can lead to an uncomfortable dry scalp. Choose from a wide selection of Kunowa's essential oils to help you condition your hair and moisturise your scalp.
Oils that help you condition your hair and moisturise your scalp
Improve hair growth and strength
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Condition hair nowa Essential Oils for your hair and scalp
Hair needs moisture to keep it strong and healthy. Baobab oil, avocado oil and aloe vera oil have potent moisturising properties, making it ideal for hair treatment. Depending on your hair texture, these oils can be massaged from root to tip and left in overnight, or can be used to smooth frizz and protect hair during the day. Alternatively, add a few drops of your chosen oil to your daily conditioner to boost its nourishing power.
Moisturise the scalp
Healthy hair starts with a healthy scalp. In addition to conditioning your hair, baobab oil and avocado oil can be gently massaged into the scalp to keep dryness and flaking at bay. Maintaining a moisturised scalp is a great way to boost the health of your hair.
Protect your skin from cellular damage with Mango Essential. An antioxidant-rich moisturising oil that protects your skin from the sun and reduces acne
Did you know that Kunowa's essential oils can be used as skin cleansers? Oil dissolves oil, so this is a great way to gently remove pore-clogging makeup and impurities at the end of the day. As the first step in your skincare routine, massage a few drops of baobab oil or mongongo oil into your skin, then rinse off with water.
Gentle-but-effective skin cleansers
Removes every last trace of face powder, foundation or mascara
Moisturises skin as it cleanses
Gently remove makeup, soothe sensitive skin, and tame unrelenting breakouts with Kunowa’s range of cleansing oils. Adding these products to your cleansing routine instead of traditional soap or detergent cleansers can also help protect the natural lipid layer of the skin and the good bacteria that live there.
Kunowa cleansing oils contain 100% organic ingredients that not only clean the skin surface but also moisturise it. The oils act as a kind of solvent to which similar ingredients will attach. And because they are easy to rinse off with lukewarm water, these oils are perfect to remove make-up and products with an SPF from your skin, leaving your skin soft and supple.