The skin protects the body from illness and bones from dissolving during rainstorms. Maintain nature's poncho with this Groupon.
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- $20 for $40 worth of natural, handmade bath and body products
- $30 for $65 worth of natural, handmade bath and body products
Chic Afrique Herbals
Growing up in Nigeria, Victoria Onwuchekwa became familiar with the treatment of human-health issues at a young age. That's because pharmacology was her family's legacy—her mother was one of the first female pharmacists in the nation. Advised by her mother to “do something to benefit your people,” Onwuchekwa earned degrees in physiology and pharmacology. Then, she earned a master's of science degree in industrial pharmacy and cosmetic science and began designing bath and body products for a company she named Chic Afrique Herbals.
In her West Philadelphia laboratory, Onwuchekwa fuses modern cosmetic technology with traditional African ingredients such as shea butter and sweet-almond oil to produce natural products that moisturize and protect the skin and hair. Among her creations are jojoba-rich Odara moringa conditioning hair food, enriched black soap that deep cleans with a luxurious lather, and Oyin honey butter, a natural emollient. Dermatologist-approved and never tested on animals, the company's products are made in small batches and packaged by hand.
“The owner was really nice and helpful.”
“Nice local business. I bought some healing balm for my hands that seems to be doing wonders for my super dry skin.”