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Nigerian Blogger Lights Camera & Cheeks: Product Review – Makari Rose Gold Collection

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When I received a parcel with the Makari Rose Gold collection all the way from Makari NY i was excited and worried at the same time.  I am always delighted to try out products and just as the name implies, soon as i opened the box, I knew i was definitely holding a box of gold.

Nonetheless, I was worried because I am quite dark skinned and even though I suffer hyper pigmentation, I want an even skin tone without losing my original complexion.

The packaging of this product is everything. Allow me to judge this book by it’s cover, because the gold lids and embellishments around the containers makes you want to try out the product immediately.

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The lightening lotion is just perfect for everyday use. it’s unbelievably light weight and just glides into your skin effortlessly. If like me, you avoid moisturizers during the day because of the Lagos heat, then this is for you, as your skin will be hydrated without that greasy feeling. The great thing is that all Makari products have a lovely fragrance and are hydroquinone free.

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I love the lightening serum, especially because of the visible gold flakes from the cute little bottle. However, each time I pick up the bottle an imaginary sign pops up in face that says “Proceed with Caution.” If you are looking at lightening your complexion, then this serum works like magic.

The combination with lightening lotion,Makari gold soap and night cream will surely give you the lighter and youthful glow you desire.

If you want to maintain your complexion, you must use the serum sparingly and concentrate on problem areas. I use it once or twice weekly and Yes, I’ve got the Makari glow without altering my complexion.

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The night cream rejuvenates and revitalizes skin cells through the night. It clears dark patches and has anti-bacterial properties. It also has skin brightening properties and helps maintain your desired complexion .

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The Makari gold soap is my favourite product from the Rose gold collection. I could use this everyday and it just works. The effect is instant and your skin feels smooth even without moisturizing. I’d advise that you stock up on these cos you’re sure to love it. Now I just want to wash my face all the time, for no reason. Seriously, I’m obsessed with the 24K Gold soap.

Are you aware that in ancient times,Queens had their bath with gold, because of its anti-aging components? This is why Makari chose to go for gold; and this collection is definitely a must-have.

Without a doubt, the Makari Rose Gold Collection is truly a luxury gold skin care solution for your skin.

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Chika James-Silas

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NIGERIAN BLOGGER BARBARA1923: MAKARI 24K GOLD + MY SKINCARE ROUTINE

Makari-24k-gold-rose-review-skincare-barbara1923I’ll be truthful, skincare has never been my strong suit.

When I was little, I’d have my bath, wear my clothes and then rub cream on the parts of my body that were not covered by clothing. This was partly no, mainly, the reason for this. How do you convince a 10yr old that the part of the body that is covered can be damaged by the atmosphere?

When I was older…say in my twenties, I understood the need to moisturise my face so that became a ritual for me. Henceforth, regardless of what moisturiser I was using at the moment, I made sure to apply on my skin every time I washed my face.

Introduction to makeup kinda changed my life. One of the first things you discover is that the clean faced people on set of a film or a shoot are usually members of the makeup team. While that doesn’t always work out this way, one thing is that when this happens to be the case, their skin is flawless *think Pat McGrath*.

Great skin is the best foundation for great makeup

Thus began my quest for great skin. One of the results of literally decades of nonchalance is the darkening of my skin. Have you been out in Lagos sun in recent times? It’s HOT! No thanks to this, getting back to my normal complexion has recently topped my list of things to focus on. When Makari de Suisse approached me, it was the right time & perfect time.

It was tough I tell you, but finally I’ve come round to the realisation that as much as my face is the first thing people see when they look at me, the rest of my skin is the first thing I see when I take off my clothes and what I see is just as important, if not way more important than what others see.

The first thing I did was re-orientate my mind to the fact that I should love myself more than any other person. To love myself, I should be able to take care of myself. A realisation of taking care of myself is being conscious of what I put on my body as much as what goes inside my body.

Clean skin is the best skin. For me, clean skin begins with a clean mouth. I’m odd! I never feel clean unless I’ve brushed my mouth so every shower, no matter how many times a day, must begin with a clean mouth.  The 24k Or Rose soap is the perfect companion to a clean mouth. The flecks of gold in the soap do get on your skin and this adds to the feel of clean try bathing in gold and you’ll understand what I mean.

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My all over body moisturising technique always begins with my legs. I recently had them shaved so this is the most pleasurable part of the experience. I love to watch my skin go from dry to shine as I gradually work my way to the upper part of my skin. With a little thicker formulation than most creams, you’d think the 24k lightening cream would pack with it enough grease and oil to match the heat but nope, its still lightweight once its on the skin and is easily absorbed so I’ve to apply an extra layer on my legs.

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I’ve never gotten quite used to serums so this is the most complicated/confused part of my new skincare routine but I think I’m swinging it great. I do have gold flecks on my skin after using this and it feels like a cross between a silicone primer and a moisturiser (you’ll probably never be able to understand this until you use it yourself) but that’s how it feels. With twice daily use, my chin area has gotten a lot smoother and my spots have faded. That’s a relief.

Makari-24k-gold-rose-lightening-serum-skincare-barbara1923_zpsaamj4qk0Only die-hard skin enthusiasts use moisturiser at night. Apparently, I’ve become one and I love every minute of it. Same routine ie. legs to neck but this time, with not as much care. However, I do tend to slather this on….it’s night, I need my skin to be rejuvenated and refreshed and for that, I need enough product to get the job done. Thankfully, this is a lightweight cream so no worries about being sticky while trying to get a good nights sleep.

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Lastly, to ensure the effects of my new topical skincare routine are long lasting, I’ve taken extra care to consider what goes inside my body and at what time so I never eat after 7pm these days. Results? I’ve lost weight, become lighter, fitter, I feel better, my clothes look better and my skin is brighter.

Adjusting to a new skincare routine is literally the best decision I’ve had to make in a long time but it has yielded awesome results which I’m only too happy to share with everyone.  I’d love to read about your skincare routine. Is it new or have you had it since forever?

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Skin care based upon your skin type

skin type-blog 2Your skin is as individual as you.  That’s why you should use products that match your skin type, which may be oily, dry, and normal or combination, or sensitive.  When choosing your skin care products, first do a patch test on a small area of skin to determine if you may experience any sensitivities or allergic reactions.  And if you don’t know your skin type…read below and see where you fit in the in the skin type spectrum.

Oily / Clogged Pores / Severe Breakouts All-Over

Oily, problem skin requires a careful combination of pore-cleaning exfoliants, along with antiseptic botanicals to effectively reduce breakouts. This routine helps to disinfect, calm, control oil and clear clogged pores without causing irritation or drying out the skin. Your problem skin will be clear, more even-toned, healthy and balanced with fewer blemishes.

Symptoms:

  • Extremely oily skinspring_kit
  • Large pores on entire face
  • Constant, severe acne (several new blemishes a day) all over the face, including blackheads and cysts
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Will break out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • Wants clearer and smoother skin

 

Oily / Combination / Occasional Breakouts / Anti-Aging

Combination, blemish-prone skin in need of anti-aging requires a careful blend of non-drying, pore-clearing exfoliants with hydrating antioxidants and skin-brightening botanicals. This will bring a perfect balance to your skin.

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  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Skin feels tight, irritated or sensitive when harsh products are used
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • May get occasional mild breakouts and cysts (weekly The sun soon arrivesor monthly)
  • May get clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)

 

Oily / Combination / Sensitive / Consistent Breakouts

Oily, combination, sensitive skin prone to acne and clogged pores requires a careful blend of antibacterial and smoothing BHAs to deliver maximum blemish-clearing benefits without leaving the skin feeling tight, dry or irritated. The added benefit of oil-free hydration will give the skin a perfect balance.

Symptoms:

  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Breaks out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredientsmakari_discoloration_kit_1(1)sensitive skin care
  • Skin that may become red and flushes easily, gets tight and irritated by harsh products
  • Consistent blemishes and cysts (several new blemishes a week)
  • Clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

Normal / Anti-Aging

Normal, dehydrated skin showing the signs of aging requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and potent antioxidants to brighten the complexion and return skin to a healthy and beautiful glow with a newly refined smoothness.

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  • Produces oil in the summer, mostly in t-zone
  • Skin can feel tight or dry during the winter
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
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  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin may look tired, in need of a glow
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging and loss of tone

Dry / Tired / Aging

Dry, aging, tired-looking skin in need of sun-damage repair requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and firming Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin. Energizing ingredients work to increase oxygenation and encourage a healthy glow. Your skin will be moist, firmer-looking and exceptionally smooth with a newly refined radiance.

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  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin looks tired, in need of a glow
  • May have loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

 Dry / Sun Damaged / Aging

Dry, sun-damaged skin with loss of tone requires high concentrations of repairing AHAs to boost cellular turnover, bioactive Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin and nourishing lipid-rich oils to provide needed moisture. Your skin will be exceptionally smooth and supple with less visible wrinkles.

Symptoms:

  • Skin feels tight and dry year round2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Has a history of excessive sun exposure
  • May have visible broken capillaries from sun damage
  • Loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

 

Benefits of Almond Oil for Babies

African baby with a beautiful expressionThere is nothing softer than a baby’s skin.  Sweet almond oil is often recommended by dermatologists and doctors.  Almond oil has a light, sweet scent and contains vitamins A, B1 B2, B6 and E, as ell as monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. Almond oil is an excellent choice for use on babies because it is naturally rich in emollients and pure enough for sensitive baby skin.  Almond oil for babies is useful in several ways:

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Shampoo

Massage almond oil into your infant’s scalp using gentle, circular motions with just the tips of your fingers. This will help loosen cradle cap, which is a common, scaly rash that looks like large dandruff flakes, and loosening the cradle cap will enable you to wash it out more easily.

Conditioning

Pour a dime-sized amount of almond oil onto your fingers. Comb the oil through your older baby’s hair with your fingers and massage it into her scalp. Almond oil smells sweet and can help promote thick, healthy hair.

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Pour a quarter-sized puddle of almond oil into your palm. Rub your hands gently together to warm it, then massage your baby’s skin. Start with arms, working gently from shoulders down, then move to legs, chest and belly, then back. Massage stimulates respiration, circulation, digestion and elimination. Massage is also thought to help relieve gas and colic; it also helps heal the infant during illness by easing congestion and pain.

Reduces Indigestion

Massaging your baby with sweet almond oil reduces the chances of indigestion and upset stomach. This is a common problem in infants that can cause a lot of pain. Use this oil to gently massage your baby’s tummy.

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Applying almond oil on the skin regularly helps makes skin even toned and smooth.   Almond oil clears all type of blemishes.  Almond oil can be applied on the new-born babies to improve their complexion.

 

 

Warnings to remember

  • Avoid getting almond on your baby’s hands or feet, as they are likely to end up in her mouth.
  • You must never apply oil around the navel, eyes, ears and nostrils, as there are chances of an infection if the oil enters these parts.

 

Stretch Marks and treatments

Collagen in the skin is known as the main building blocks of what is known as connective tissue.61O5Lqx4a6L._SL256_ This connective tissue is what gives the skin elasticity, when there is a disturbance in collagen stretch marks can develop. Collagen is needed to keep your skin stretchy, so the less there is in your skin, the more likely it is that stretch marks will develop.

Stretch marks appear when your skin is stretched suddenly, most common ways are through pregnancy, weight gain or weight loss.  They occur in the strong middle layer of your skin (the dermis), which supports your skin’s outer surface (the epidermis).  Their severity is affected by several factors, including your genetic tendency, degree of stress on the skin and cortisone level. Cortisone — a hormone produced by the adrenal glands — weakens elastic fibers in the skin.

While many of us are genetically destined to meet a stretch mark fate, there are some things you can do to curb your chances of ending up with the pesky stripes.

  1. Avoid rapid weight gain or loss
  2. Eat a diet is rich in protein
  3. Keep skin well moisturized which allows for more give and stretch without trauma to the skin

Ways to treat stretch marks

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Bio Oil

Bio Oil treats aging skin, dehydrated skin, uneven skin tones, blemishes, stretch marks and even old scars. It works best if you apply it by massaging it into the area that is affected twice a day until the skin has fully absorbed the oil.

 

Stay hydrated

Staying well-hydrated is indeed an excellent way to reduce the possibility of getting unsightly marks on your skin. Dry skin is less elastic than healthy, well-hydrated skin. If your skin is moisturized, you are less likely to develop stretch marks, as your skin can adapt to changes in your body weight and shape more easily. If you are prone to stretch marks, make sure you use a moisturizing product after you shower every day to help seal in moisture. Also, eat a nutritious diet, with plenty of antioxidants such as vitamin A and C to help protect your skin.

Aloe Vera

Known for years as a natural remedy for skin issues, aloe vera is also effective when it comes to minimizing the appearance of stretch marks. With its cooling and healing components, you can achieve positive results from using this herbal remedy regularly. Just get few small aloe vera leafs, and use this to rub on your skin for a few minutes. Next, rinse the area off with lukewarm water.

Cocoa Butter

An exceptional moisturizer, cocoa butter is renowned for its anti-aging properties while promoting circulation and reducing stretch marks. Just take a tablespoon of cocoa butter and massage on the affected portion gently. Do this technique twice a day for at least two months until you notice an improvement on your skin.

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Gold helps to restore the elasticity of the tissues, slows down collagen depletion and the breakdown of elating to prevent sagging skin.

Makari Oralight

Brightening from the inside out

Makari OralightA quality skin brightener should be formulated from compounds that show promise in lightening skin tone, a function that may also include reducing the prominence of freckles and other sun spots. Optimally, a skin brightener will also offer anti-wrinkle benefits to further promote the youthful appearance of facial skin. Of course, skin brighteners should also be able to help skin appear brighter and more radiant, just as their names suggests.

Out of the many skin lightening products in the market today, Makari Oralight is one of the most unique because it is in capsule form. A supplement that can me taken alongside other Makari Oralight products, this skin lightening pill aims to increase the health and glow of one’s skin and protect it against free radical damage.

Makari Oralight specifically caters to diverse and multi-hued skin tones. It does not contain Hydroquinone and other similar skin bleaching agents. Makari Oralight contains a couple of herbal extracts that have significant effects on fortifying the skin. Bearberry Leaves have clarifying effects that cleanse the skin of its impurities and also hamper the production of melanin, a substance responsible for skin pigmentation. Lemon Fibers are enriched with bioflavonoids that increase the effects of Bearberry. Vitamins C and E are also included in Maraki Oralight’s formulation to strengthen the skin’s immunity against free radicals.

Since Bearberry Extract is also a known diuretic, it is advised to drink plenty of water when taking Makari Oralight. It is also recommended to take 2 capsules of Makari Oralight once a day with a major meal.

There are many promising skin brightening products available today that can be used to make skin appear brighter and more youthful. Makari Oralight is an additional supplement to add to your brightening regimen that can enhance performance for a radiant glow.
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Makari Nigeria launches Or Rose 24K Gold with Spectacular Event!!!


Global skincarebraIMG_0941-e1476712559669-200x300nd, Makari de Suisse launched its renowned super effective formulation 24 Karat Gold Range on the 12th of Octobr.  The launch event kicked off with a training session earlier on in the day and cocktail event in the evening held at VCP Hotel V.I, Lagos.

Media influencers, beauty bloggers and journalists attended the launch cocktail event in the evening which kicked off with an opening speech by Mimi Gnoleba, Makari Trainer, and Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria, Folami Oyenuga who addressed questions raised by the guests.

Following the Q&A essions, renowned Nigerian dermatologist, Dr. Vivian Oputa explained in detail how the skin absorbs all that’s used on it and the need to always use safe and non-toxic corrective products.Mr. Oyenuga also expressed that Makari has been working consistently and relentleIMG_0378-300x200-2ssly with
NAFDAC on quality control and seizure of counterfeit products being sold at key wholesale markets and retail points of purchase nationwide.

“We remain committed to this battle against all counterfeit Makari products nationwide. For this, MAKARI DE SUISSE has partnered with 2 key exclusive distributors only and we are pleased to announce officially that you can get Authentic Makari De Suisse products which are loved globally with Kuddys Cosmetics and Chisuf Ventures in Nigeria.” said Oyenuga, Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria. 
The training session was facilitated by a New York based Makari Trainer, Mimi Gnoleba. The training had accredited beauty representatives as well as authorized distributors of the Makari brand. The essence of the training was to educate the participants about the intense scientific and technical scrutiny that goes into every Makari product while also building confidence and trust about the brand.
The Makari 24 Karat Gold range is available at Casabella, HealthPlus Pharmacy, Kudi Cosmetics, Konga and Jumia, Perfect Trust Cosmetics.
Follow Makariofficialnigeria on Instagram and Facebook for more stockist details.

 

 

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GIVE SKIN THE GOLD STANDARD

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The benefits of gold in skincare can even be traced back 5,000 years to ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was said to sleep in a gold face mask every night to enhance the suppleness of her complexion and preserve its natural luminosity.  Gold not only gives a beautiful, glowing and youthful skin but is also beneficial in many ways. It slows down the collagen depletion, increases skin’s elasticity, lightens the skin’s complexion, stimulates the cells making the skin firm, improves blood circulation and prevents premature aging, wrinkles, and many more benefits.

Here are the top benefits of gold for your skin:

1. Reduces Wrinkles, Fine Lines, and Spots

To have a clear skin, free from wrinkles & spots is every woman’s ultimate desire. Gold can activate the basal cells of the skin, which increases the elasticity of the skin. It thus reduces wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and marks on the skin, and will make you look younger.

2. Stimulates Skin Cells

The ions present in gold help in stimulating the cells, nerves, and veins in your body. This leads to improved blood circulation. This will increase the metabolism of skin cells and secretion of the waste. Gold can help to stimulate the cells and have a healthy skin.

3. Prevents premature ageing of the skin

Dryness of skin can lead to its premature aging. Use of gold can reduce the dryness of skin and helps in increasing the metabolic rate. This would prevent the skin from premature aging.

 4. Slows Collagen Depletion

Collagen is naturally produced in your body which keeps the body flexible. It is responsible for giving smooth skin and shining hair. The collagen level in the body starts depleting from the age of 25 and this is when you notice the changes on your skin. Skin care with gold can slow down the depletion of collagen level in your skin cells.

5. Treats UV Damage

Gold is praised for its purported ability to ward off UV damage as continued use reduces the production of melanin.

6. Brightens complexion

Gold re-textures skin and illuminates to reveal radiant, healthy and a youthful looking complexion.

7. Inhibits Allergens

The antioxidant properties present in gold helps in increasing blood circulation which leads to a reduction in acne and other skin allergies.

8. Treats Inflammation

Gold is said to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties that help oxygen to enter into the skin for renewal of the cells. This helps in treating ulcers and other inflammatory disorders of the skin. It is also known to rejuvenate your skin.

9. Increases skin elasticity

Skin tends to sag when its elasticity decreases or is completely lost. Use of gold can reduce the breakdown of elastin and restore the elasticity of the tissues. This will further prevent the skin from sagging making it firm and toned.

 10. Gives a Golden Glow

Gold helps in improving the blood circulation, hence it helps hydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture level. The small particles of gold get absorbed into the skin imparting a rich glow. This makes the skin healthy, fresh and radiant.

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Exclusive Toning Serum

 

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The only skincare line with Organiclarine
The most effective even skin toning

Makari Exclusive Toning Serum with Organiclarine, fights
discoloration, dark spots, and uneven skin tone. With its
advanced lightening formula,this serum will help lighten the
intensely discolored areas for a clear, bright, and even skin tone

Instructions:

The serum may be applied to dark spots only.

This serum should only be used with the Makari Hand Body Lotion

This product is recommended for Body Only, DO NOT USE MORE THAN TWICE A WEEK, once or twice a day.

Ingredients:

Glycerin: Humectant and emollient, binds water to the skin

Carrot: Vitamin a, softens lines and wrinkles

Mineral oil: Coats and soothes the skin, also used as an emollient

Root: purer than extracts, potent fibers of plant

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EXCLUSIVE TONING GEL

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You need to take care of your skin during night… That’s why Makari propose you the Exclusive toning Gel !

For the skins  mature, dehydrated, mal-nourished, damaged and sluggish.

Makari Exclusive Gel fades dark areas of skin such as freckles, age and liver spots.

With its active lightening ingredient, Organiclarine, this gel will help to prevent premature aging, promoting a radiant youthful complexion.

Instructions:

This product is recommended for face only!
Use once or twice per day 3 times a week Only, for best results use the Day cream for Combination skin on alternate days and Night Cream for dry skin on alternate days

Ingredients and their functions:

Glycerin: Humectant and emollient, binds water to the skin

Carrot: Vitamin a, softens lines and wrinkles

Mineral oil: Coats and soothes the skin, also used as an emollient

You can discover all products of Exclusive range on our website !

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