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Handmade with Certified Fair Trade Shea Buter / Fair for Life
Sustainable Skin Care™
This extremely gentle lotion cleanser removes dirt, oil and most makeup without stripping skin's natural protective lipids. Synergistic skin soothing blend of shea leaf, baobab fruit, and green tea extracts gently tone and protect, while melon seed oil and shea butter loosen dirt & impurities. Aloe vera and Kaolin clay gently draw out toxins to complete the process. Gentle and non-drying for all skin types, including sensitive. Recommended for combination, dry and mature skin.
Alaffia was founded to alleviate poverty and advance gender equality in West Africa through the fair trade of handcrafted shea butter. Alaffia's mission embodies three clear principles:
Create - Alaffia formulates and creates their products based on indigenous beauty knowledge and fair trade ingredients.
Inform - Alaffia's products inform the public about the interconnections between communities and how, together, they can alleviate poverty through fair trade and sustainable choices.
Empower - Alaffia's fair trade shea butter cooperative and community projects encourage self empowerment and gender equality for women in their West African communities.
Alaffia Believes Fair Trade requires a solid commitment to their communities. Alaffia returns at least 10% of all sales to fund community empowerment projects in West Africa. Their ongoing projects include:
Bicycles for Education: Since 2005, Alaffia has collected and sent over 3,000 used bicycles to disadvantaged students in Togo so they can get to and from school.
Maternal Health: Each year, Alaffia provides pre and post natal care to 70 women in central Togo to help reduce high maternal death rates in West Africa
School Supplies & Repairs: Alaffia donates metal roofs, seats, and school supplies to schools in rural Togo to help communities educate their youth.