Jul 01, 2021 Marketwatch.com (Vehement Media via COMTEX) — When thinking of the making of fragrances, one would most certainly think of France or the Arabian Peninsula but not the greatly blessed nation of Kenya. However, times have changed and opportunities seem to be mushrooming everywhere in this world.
Discover Lheritier Skincare (Lheritier1789.com), an African-woman-owned cruelty-free, clean beauty brand based in Nairobi, Kenya. Francisca Ochieng founded the company. After working for a Financial Service Company in Boston as an Equity Analyst, she moved to Nairobi to work for a Fortune-500, Big-4 audit firm as a Strategy Expert. Sensing that the investment landscape in Kenya was drastically improving, Francisca later left the lucrative position to explore her ways around the growing city of Nairobi. She says “at the time, not many beauty companies were interested in offering natural products to the Kenyan consumer. A lot of them were more keen on sticking to the traditional path of producing products with questionable ingredients without valuing the changing needs of the consumers.” It is through this that Francisca jumped on the opportunity to set up Lheritier Skincare.
The most popular product by Lheritier is the Osmanthus Eau De Parfum which was the first ever fine fragrance to be produced in Kenya. The fragrance is made of pure botanicals and natural oils and to an extent is organic. It is purely vegan with no dyes, colors, animal secretions, nor synthetic fragrances. The profile of the fragrance gives it a medium sillage with a fresh opening of agrums while a heart introduces balanced aromas of rose and osmanthus. The base is created of patchouli and sandalwood. By taking a glance at the Instagram page of the company (@Lheritier1789), it is clear that the company’s message has reached far out such that a photo shows the Grammy-Award winning, India Arie partaking in the scent of this rare fragrance.
The guiding principles for the company are: products of outstanding quality; ethical sourcing of raw materials; no-animal testing; and using clean beauty ingredients. Through this and with the guidelines from the Environmental Working Group, Lheritier has produced a varying range of clean beauty products including fragrance, skincare, and hair care using ingredients sourced from within the African continent.
Aside from the fragrance, the company has other bestselling products such as the Lheritier Neroli Face Cream, Lheritier Maracuja Oil, Aloe Vera Serum, Lheritier Immortelle Radiance Lotion, and Lheritier Vanilla Bliss Butter. In addition to skincare and body lotion, the brand also produces solution-based hair care such as Argan Shea Strength Conditioner and the Nigella Leave-in Hair Cream.
The Lheritier brand is keen on partnering with like-minded retailers and for anyone keen on nabbing some of these products, the website is Lheritier1789.com or you can visit one of the distributors near you.