Morocco's beauty secrets are captured in this new serum and face oil by Kahina Giving Beauty
BY AMY BRADFORD
Ethical New York skincare brand Kahina Giving Beauty makes use of the finest ingredients from Morocco, such as Fairtrade argan oil, which is harvested by Berber tribeswomen. Its latest launches also pay homage to Moroccan ingredients. 'Essaouira Body Serum' is inspired by the coastal town of the same name, west of Marrakech, a whitewashed paradise designed by a group of European architects in the 18th-century, where Jimi Hendrix chilled out in 1969. Containing precious argan, coconut and olive-fruit oils, it’s exotically scented with a blend of damask rose, lavender, sandalwood and petitgrain.
The brand has also unveiled its Prickly Pear Seed Oil, a wonderful face oil derived from the fruit of the prickly pear cactus. The plant is known for its extreme tolerance to drought and contains powerful levels of antioxidants and essential fatty acids, as well as vitamin K, which banishes under-eye circles. The work of extracting prickly pear oil is difficult and time-consuming – it takes around four days to collect and dry enough tiny seeds to create one litre of oil – making it one of the world’s most expensive beauty elixirs.