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Thursday 11th of August 2022

Nairobi, Kenya

What Is Skin pH? How to Tell if Yours Is Healthy, and Why It Matters

It’s official: pH is the new black. From dermatologists’ offices to the aisles of Sephora, “pH balance” is the phrase on every beauty maven’s well-moisturized lips. The market has started to flood with pH-focused cleansers, toners, moisturizers, pH strips, and even high-tech wearable pH sensors. When it comes to beauty treatments and products that claim to restore the skin’s pH balance, today’s marketplace is a bit like the Wild West: There’s a rush to stake some big claims, and certainly some snake oil being sold.

While aestheticians, dermatologists, and wellness gurus may have divergent philosophies, all agree that pH levels are important to overall skin health. So we thought it would be a good time to step back and ask some basic questions, like: What is pH balance, anyway? And why should you care about it in your quest for great skin?

What’s pH Anyway? A Quick Science Lesson for Beginners

Let’s go back to high school science class for a moment. The pH is a numeric scale that indicates how acidic or alkaline something is. On the pH scale of 1 to 14, 7 is neutral, below 7 is acidic, and above 7 is alkaline. What does that have to do with your skin?

“The pH of your skin is normal at 4.7,” says Anthony Youn, MD, a plastic surgeon based in Troy, Michigan. “The thought is that if you alter that pH, you’re altering how healthy the skin is.”

PH isn’t the only trending buzzword beauty insiders are also increasingly talking about how pH can affect what’s called the “acid mantle,” a thin barrier on the surface of your skin that helps maintain its slight acidity. Dr. Youn explains that if you disturb your acid mantle by using overly harsh products, you’re going to suffer the consequences, and they won’t be pretty. While it has recently re-entered the lexicon, the term “acid mantle” actually dates to 1928, when it was coined during one of the earliest studies on skin surface pH, according to an article published in August 2018 in the journal Current Problems in Dermatology.

How pH Became One of the Hottest New Trends in Skin Care

“Your acid mantle is made up of amino and lactic acids, plus sebum, also known as fatty free acids,” says Tiffany Masterson, the founder of the Houston, Texas–based skin-care line Drunk Elephant, which ensures its products are pH balanced. Self-trained on the subject of pH, Masterson has become a leading voice on the topic largely through the success of her brand.

“The acid mantle just so happens to protect skin from environmental factors that lead to aging and all-around irritation,” she says. The brand’s Slaai Melting Butter Cleanser debuted in April and instantly drew raves from beauty insiders for its pH-balancing powers.

Other products, like Tula’s Pro-Glycolic 10 Percent pH Resurfacing Gel, are so popular that they’re often sold out completely both online and in department stores. The buzz is so big that retailers, including Sephora and Dermstore, have dedicated spaces on their websites to pH-balancing products.

And taking the obsession with pH-awareness high-tech, La Roche-Posay in 2019 released My Skin Track, a prototype of a wearable sensor that detects trace amounts of sweat from your pores and promises an accurate skin pH reading in just 15 minutes.

Some credit the surging popularity of pH-focused skin care in the West to the success of Korean skin care worldwide. “Many people living in Korea identify with a sensitive skin type, and some of the redness and irritation is attributed to the high pollution levels in Korea,” says Charlotte Cho, a cofounder of the K-Beauty website Soko Glam. “As a result, Korean beauty brands often formulate products with low pH.” Bestselling K-Beauty brands like Corsx and Acwell, the latter of which lists the pH of each product on the label, are at the forefront of the trend.

But some medical experts question the extent to which all this focus on pH-balanced products matters to the average consumer. “The reason why we don’t put too much thought into it is because the skin-care scientists have already done that,” says the New York City–based dermatologist Cheryl Karcher, MD. “They’re very smart people, these PhDs making these skin-care products. They know that you have to have something close to the pH of the skin or else it’s not going to be cosmetically appealing it’s going to burn.”

“The skin’s barrier is slightly acidic for a reason: to keep moisture in and bacteria out, Dr. Karcher says. “If your pH balance is off and it’s too alkaline, your skin is going to look flaky and red. If it’s too acidic, you’ll increase your chances of inflammatory skin conditions like eczema and acne.”

Masterson believes that common ingredients in products cause many of our skin troubles. Those ingredients include fragrances, essential oils, drying alcohols, and harsh cleansing agents such as sodium lauryl sulfate, which can cause inflammation and disrupt the acid mantle. “No product can make a difference in the health of your skin barrier if you’re using another product that is actively causing it harm,” says Masterson. “Your body doesn’t work that way  you can’t smoke a cigarette and then eat some broccoli and hope they cancel each other out so why would your skin be any different? This is why we are adamant about both the importance of pH balanced formulas as well as avoiding the categories of ingredients that can cause the acid mantle harm.”

Why pH-Balancing Products Might Matter Less if You Have Healthy Skin

As much as pH balance and the acid mantle matter, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Much depends on the natural state of your skin. Karcher explains that healthy skin is about more than pH alone. “pH is the flavor of the month, but it has to be part of a bigger picture,” she says. “Yes, you need to have an acidic pH to have healthy skin, but if your skin is healthy and you use an alkaline cleanser, your skin is going to revert back in just a few minutes.”

Karcher believes that pH is one of the myriad components that keep skin healthy, but it’s not the only one, nor is it necessarily the primary one. “There are so many factors that contribute to overall healthy skin that if you focus just on pH you’re going to miss so many others that are just as important, or in fact, more important than pH,” she says.

And Cho agrees, but notes that by keeping your pH at an ideal level with the right products, you may get ahead of some common complaints. “The pH of your cleansers matters because something that is high pH, 9 and above, can be too drying and stripping for your skin, says Cho. “When your acid mantle and skin barrier is compromised, it can lead to bacteria, which causes acne and dehydration, which leads to wrinkles. And when the pH of your skin is normal, it should look smooth and hydrated.”

How a Growing Understanding of Gut Bacteria Has Fueled Interest in pH Imbalance

A plastic surgeon specializing in holistic beauty, Youn believes that one reason pH balance has become so trendy in skin care may be growing research about the microbiome, which protects us against germs, breaks down food to release energy, and may affect the skin. “There’s something now called the gut-skin axis where we’re finding that the health of the gut also impacts the trillions of bacteria that live on our skin, and when your pH is imbalanced it may affect that,” says Youn, citing a review published in July 2018 in the journal Frontiers in Microbiology.

Youn says that while many in the holistic beauty world have become obsessed with pH, the acid mantle, and the microbiome, it’s not the case in the medical world just yet. “The real question is just how much impact does the pH of a skin-care product have on the skin, and for how long? I don’t think we know. If you ask 10 plastic surgeons who are recommending skin-care products about the pH of the skin and the acid mantle, they probably would have no idea what you’re talking about.”

“Sometimes research follows marketing, Youn adds. “It remains to be seen what role pH balance plays in disturbing the microbiome, but if it affects bacteria on the skin, that might explain the origins of inflammatory disease skin problems like eczema, rosacea, and acne which have no known cause in science as of now.”

Trevor Cates, ND, a Park City, Utah–based naturopath who addressed the American Academy of Antiaging Medicine about the skin’s barrier functioning in December 2018, says the foods we eat can play a part. “Eating a lot of sugar or dairy products can increase sebum production,” says Cates, who is also the author of Clean Skin From Within. “Those things can impact the acid mantle from the inside-out. But also, what we put on the skin can impact that. And the first thing that people do is use a cleanser, so it’s important that it has a mild acidity.”

The Best Way to Find Out if Your Skin-Care Products Have a Low pH

It may be that you don’t need to worry too much about the pH of your products if you have healthy skin. But if you already suffer from inflammatory skin conditions, such as acne or eczema, you’ll want to stick to cleansers, serums, and moisturizers that range from 4.6 to 5.5 to avoid stripping the skin, says Cates.

Because the majority of skin-care products in the United States don’t list the formula’s pH on the label the way many K-Beauty products do, you can find out what the pH of a product is by checking the brand’s website, or call the company and ask. If you want to be sure, you can also purchase pH strips and test a product yourself. “If you live in a location where the tap water is hard, that can cause your skin’s pH balance to become more alkaline,” Cates says. (If you see white spots on your glassware, or calcification on your showerheads, you likely have hard tap water, according to Sciencing.com.) One solution is to try cleansing with micellar water, which French women have been hailing as the secret to great skin for decades.

A review published in July 2014 in the Journal of Clinical and Aesthetic Dermatology cites research that suggests diet may have a bigger connection to skin health than dermatologists formerly believed. On the basis of existing data, a plant-based diet that’s low in refined carbohydrates is a good idea for overall skin health, researchers concluded.

And when all else fails, sometimes it’s best to remember that less is more. “There’s something I call the ‘hospital phenomenon,’ says Masterson. “When I was delivering my babies, I was in the hospital for several days each time and then at home in bed recovering. I really didn’t pay much attention to my skin then, and guess what? My skin was never happier. It’s because I allowed it to function on its own and left the acid mantle alone to do its job, which it did very well. If you struggle with skin issues and you don’t know what else to do, the answer is almost always: ‘Do less.’”

Content courtesy of Everyday Health & Nairobi fashion hub 

Benefits Of Lemon For Skin That Should Be An Essential Part Of Your Beauty Routine

You might love a cold glass of lemonade, a steamy bowl of lemon chicken, or, if you’re a Real Housewives of Orange County fan, you might put nine in a bowl (what’s up Shannon Beador?!) but did you know that there are tons of uses for lemons outside of the kitchen?

Turns out, your skin and hair love lemons, too. Lemons have a wide range of beauty benefits. Here are the best beauty uses for lemons:

1. Clarifying Moisturizer

Lemons have strong antibacterial properties, which makes them perfect for nixing breakout-causing bacteria. To DIY your own version, mix a few drops of coconut water with a few drops of lemon juice. The coconut will hydrate your skin, and lemon will clear and brighten it. Note: If you have sensitive skin, do a patch test on your skin first.

2. Elbow And Knee Lightener

Lemons are packed with vitamin C, a natural brightening ingredient. “If your elbows and knees appear dark, simply rub them with half of a lemon,” says Patrice Coleman, owner of DaBlot Beauty. “It’s like magic!”

3. Blackhead Treatment

It might sound too good to be true, but lemons can also help treat your blackheads. This is because they contain citric acid, a natural form of alpha hydroxy acid (AHA). After cleansing, rub a slice of lemon over your most blackhead-ridden spots (typically your T-zone) to let the AHAs work their pore-clearing magic.

4. Cleansing Wipes

“I like to mix a couple drops of lemon and tea tree essential oil in about six ounces of distilled water. I recommend it as a toner or for use with cotton pads as a cleansing wipe for problematic skin,” says Becky Sturm, founder of Storm Sister Spatique. If you’re not into making one yourself, check out this pre-made version from Clean & Clear.

5. Teeth Whitener

Does at-home whitening leave your teeth sensitive for days? Try this instead: Mix baking soda and lemon juice, and apply it to your teeth with a clean Q-tip. Then, use your toothbrush to scrub your teeth and rinse.

6. Skin Brightener

Lemons are rich in vitamin C and citric acid, so they can help brighten and lighten your skin when used over time. “Vitamin C is a great antioxidant for neutralizing free radicals and boosting collagen production,” says Marina Peredo, MD, a dermatologist. That means it can help lighten dark spots. Try it in this moisturizer from Fresh.

Just remember to wear SPF when using lemon juice on your skin, though, since the citrus fruit can make your skin more sensitive to UV rays.

7. Shine Eliminator

The citric acid inside lemon juice works as a natural astringent. If you’re prone to a greasy complexion, add a few drops of lemon juice to a cotton pad, then wipe it over a freshly washed face to stop oil in its tracks.

8. Lip Exfoliator

Mix a little lemon juice with some brown sugar to create your own lip scrub. The lemon juice’s AHA will work as a chemical exfoliator to loosen up dead skin cells while the sugar will work as a physical exfoliator to slough them off.

One caveat: “Obviously, if you already have severely chapped lips that have any cuts, do not try this,” says Gary Goldfaden, MD, a dermatologist.

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9. Nail Strengthener

Have you been getting too many gel manicures? Make a mixture of your favorite cooking oil (try olive oil) with lemon juice, and soak your nails. This is a good practice if your nails are dry and brittle, but it’s also a great way to help fix nails that have yellowed.

10. Hair Lightener

If your hair is already on the lighter side, score dye-free DIY highlights with lemon juice. Apply it before you expose your hair to sunlight to score a sun-kissed color. For a trendy ombré effect, focus the lemon juice just toward the ends of your hair.

If you notice start to see too much orange poking through, color correct using a blue conditioner, like this one from Joico. Remember, blue is opposite orange on the color wheel, so the two will balance each other out.

Content courtesy of Women’s Health Magazine & Nairobi fashion hub 

More info about Irritating Ingredients

Irritating Ingredients: We cannot stress this enough: Sensitizing, harsh, abrasive, and/or fragrant ingredients are bad for all skin types. Daily application of skincare products that contain these irritating ingredients is a major way we unwittingly do our skin a disservice!

Irritating ingredients are a problem because they can lead to visible problems, such as redness, rough skin, dull skin, dryness, increased oil production, and clogged pores, and they contribute to making signs of aging worse.

Switching to non-irritating, gentle skincare products can make all the difference in the world. Non-irritating products are those packed with beneficial ingredients that also replenish and soothe skin, without any volatile ingredients, such as those present in fragrance ingredients, whether natural or synthetic.

A surprising fact: Research has demonstrated that you do not need to see or feel the effects of irritants on your skin for your skin to be suffering, and visible damage may not become apparent for a long time. Don’t get lulled into thinking that if you don’t see or feel signs of irritation, everything is OK.

Generally, it’s best to eliminate, or minimize as much as possible, your exposure to ingredients that are known to irritate skin. There are many completely non-irritating products that contain effective ingredients, so there’s no reason to put your skin at risk with products that include ingredients research has shown can be a problem.

References for this information:
Journal of Dermatological Sciences, January 2015, pages 28–36
International Journal of Cosmetic Science, August 2014, pages 379–385
Clinical Dermatology, May-June 2012, pages 257–262
Aging, March 2012, pages 166–175
Chemical Immunology and Allergy, March 2012, pages 77–80
Skin Pharmacology and Physiology, June 2008, pages 124–135
Food and Chemical Toxicology, February 2008, pages 446–475
American Journal of Clinical Dermatology, 2003, pages 789–798

Jar Packaging & Anti-Aging Moisturizers: Beneficial anti-aging ingredients, which include all plant extracts, almost all vitamins, antioxidants, and other state-of-the-art ingredients, are unstable, which means they begin to break down in the presence of air. Once a jar is opened and lets air in, these important ingredients begin to deteriorate, becoming less and less effective. Routine exposure to daylight also is problematic for these ingredients.

Jar packaging is also unsanitary because you dip your fingers into the jar with each use, contaminating the product. This stresses the preservative system, leading to further deterioration of the beneficial ingredients.

Remember: The ingredients that provide the most benefit in addressing visible signs of aging must be in airtight or air-restrictive packaging to remain effective throughout usage. Buying products in this type of packaging means that the ingredients have the best chance of remaining effective—to the benefit of your skin!

References for this information:
Pharmacology Review, July 2013, pages 97–106
Dermatologic Therapy, May-June 2012, pages 252–259
Current Drug Delivery, November 2011, pages 640–660
Journal of Agricultural Food Chemistry, May 2011, pages 4676–4683
Journal of Biophotonics, January 2010, pages 82–88
Guidelines of Stability Testing of Cosmetic Products, Colipa-CTFA, March 2004, pages 1–10

Content courtesy of Beautypedia & Nairobi fashion hub 

Makeup Tips for Older Women 50 Years and Over 

Makeup is not just art that helps you express yourself. It is also incredibly empowering because it helps you look and feel like the best version of yourself at any age. When it comes to doing your makeup, your technique is a total game-changer in how the look will eventually turn out. If you’re over 50 and have concerns like fine lines, wrinkles, and age spots, don’t you worry.

In fact, embrace the aging process because you can always rely on a bit of makeup to help you put your best face forward.

Prepping your face is a must if you want your makeup to look flawless and last all day long. Use a hydrating moisturizer and a primer to go with it. A primer will even out your skin tone and reduce the appearance of large pores, fine lines, and wrinkles.

What is Recommend: NARS Smooth & Protect Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 50

Ladies, no matter what your age is, everyone needs sun protection. This primer is a must-try because it doubles as a sunscreen. Its lightweight formula creates the perfect canvas for the rest of your makeup, while your skin is protected from harmful UVA and UVB rays. It also makes your makeup last longer and brightens up your complexion in an instant.

Use A Foundation That’s Lightweight

Using the right foundation or BB cream makes a world of a difference. A lightweight formula will help your base look more natural and radiant (and nobody wants to end up with a cakey finish). Apply your foundation with a damp Beauty Blender or brush, and blend it in really well to achieve the right amount of coverage.

What is Recommend: Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup

This long-wearing formula is ideal for all skin types (and is available in 50 different shades!). It is extremely easy to apply and blend and leaves you with a natural “second skin” finish. When it comes to aging skin, it is best to opt for products that won’t leave you with a powdery finish – and this is perfect! You’ll be left with a subtle, satin finish that stays on all day long. Apply this using a dense brush for gorgeous coverage.

Befriend A Concealer

If you have problem areas like dark circles, age spots, and redness, all you need is a bit of concealer to get them sorted. Remember, always use your concealer after you’ve applied your foundation. That way, you won’t need much coverage. Find a shade that exactly matches your foundation for best results.

What is Recommend: Yves Saint Laurent Touche Eclat Radiant Touch Concealer

This concealer pen from Yves Saint Laurent is a must-try if you want to fake a good eight hours of sleep with just a click. Its formula is amazing, especially when it comes to brightening up your complexion, smoothing fine lines and wrinkles, and covering up minor imperfections. You’ll be left with your skin, but only better. Also, you won’t have to be worried about it creasing or looking cakey. Give this a shot for a natural and luminous finish.

Add A Flush Of Color To Your Cheeks

A dab of cream blush that will leave you with a subtle hint of color is perfect for older skin. You need to take into account the shape of your face and apply the color at the height of the apples of your cheeks. Blend this upwards along your cheekbones to define and instantly lift your features. You’ll be surprised by how well this trick works to not only add radiance to your face but also to make it look livelier and youthful.

What is Recommend: M.A.C Cremeblend Blush

This cream blush from M.A.C has a beautiful texture. It is super easy to apply and blend and stays put all day long. You can also choose a color of your choice from its wide shade range. The intensity of the color is buildable, so you can start out sheer, building up as you go. You need to try this if you want to achieve a natural flush of color that really lasts.

Define Your Pout

One of the most notable areas where you develop fine lines is around the mouth. If you want to prevent your lip color from feathering and bleeding into these lines, all you need is to dab a small amount of concealer around your lips and use a pencil lip liner to define them. This simple trick will add fullness to your mouth. Choose a color that matches your natural lip color for best results.

What is Recommend: Jane Iredale Lip Pencil

You need to try this lip liner from Jane Iredale if you want a mineral pigment-based formula that’s soft and won’t tug at your delicate lips. It is available in 11 shades, and we recommend trying colors like peach, pink, rose, and spice. It blends beautifully and makes for the perfect base for your lip gloss or lipstick.

Choose Lighter Lipstick Colors

It is a good idea to stick to moisturizing lipsticks or glosses that won’t bleed or feather into the lines around your lips. Choose lighter colors because they tend to make your lips look fuller and poutier than darker shades. If you have thin lips, you don’t want to make them look thinner with dark lip color. If you like a pop of vibrant color, don’t be afraid to experiment.

What is Recommend: Clinique Long Last Lipstick

This lipstick from Clinique is perfect for mature lips. Its long-wearing formula moisturizes your lips and won’t stain, feather or dry them out. It will also leave you with a “just-applied” look for hours. The formula is allergy tested and 100% fragrance- and paraben-free, so it won’t irritate even the most sensitive lips. With 21 shades to choose from, this is one lipstick you definitely need to try.

Ditch Sparkly Eyeshadows

When it comes to aging skin, the skin on the eyelids can become loose and also descend over them. There are many ways you can combat this concern. Your eyeshadow can play a crucial role in the appearance of your eyes. Steer clear of very dark shades and overly glittery eyeshadows as these tend to recede things. Instead, use lighter colors without a lot of shimmers to bring your eyes forward.

What is Recommend: Bite Beauty Multistick

This blendable multi-stick applies like a cream and can be used for your eyes, lips, and cheeks. The range features universal shades that complement all skin tones, and they are formulated in a way that they can be used anywhere on your face. If you want a long-lasting, weightless color, try a few shades from this range. You will not be disappointed.

Fix Your Brows

As you age, your eyebrows tend to become thin and sparse and also lose their shape. Grooming your brows will help you bring your whole look together. You only need to add some color and brush them up to add definition, texture, and depth to your brows. It’s easier than it sounds!

What is Recommend: Anastasia Beverly Hills Brow Wiz

This retractable brow pencil is perfect to fill in any sparse areas on your brows. It will help you create precise, hair-like strokes and comes with a custom spoolie to help blend the product out for a flawless finish. It is also long-wearing and smudge-proof and available in 10 shades. You can also add a transparent brow gel over this to keep them in place.

Always Curl Your Lashes

Love your eyelash curler, ladies! Curling your lashes makes you look a lot younger. It’s important to always curl your eyelashes before you apply mascara or else you risk breaking off your lash hairs and ruining your curler with mascara gunk.

What is Recommend: Brilliant Beauty Eyelash Curler

This eyelash curler from Brilliant Beauty will help create the most voluminous curls. It does not cause any tugging, pulling, or broken lashes, so don’t be afraid to try!

Wear Black Mascara

Wearing black mascara that’s designed to create thicker, darker lashes will help define your eyes and leave you looking bright-eyed and youthful. Choose a product that’s designed for your needs – be it curling, volumizing, or lengthening – and apply it once you finish curling your lashes.

What is Recommend: Diorshow Iconic Overcurl Mascara

Dior’s Iconic Overcurl mascara is a must-try for thinning, sparse lashes. Two coats of this will instantly amp up your lashes, leaving you with a whole lot of volume and length. It is a high-end product, so it’s a tad bit pricey but worth every penny!

Yes To Eye Pencils (No To Liquid Liners)

Instead of a liquid eyeliner that may look too heavy on you, opt for a pencil eyeliner in a soft brown or taupe shade. Use it to subtly define your upper lash line and tight line your lashes. It’s a good idea to leave your lower lash and waterline alone because defining them can make your eyes look smaller and tired.

What  is Recommend: Urban Decay 24/7 Glide-On Eye Pencil

This creamy eyeliner pencil is all that you need. It glides on smoothly without tugging or pulling at your skin. It is easy to use and will last all day long without smudging. Also, we can’t get over its creamy texture. It is available in around 40 shades.

Highlight Your Cheekbones

Pronounced cheekbones will lift your face and draw attention to your eyes. Make sure you are light-handed while highlighting this area as you don’t want to look overdone during the day. Just a subtle glow looks truly flattering and can be done on a daily basis within a few seconds.

What is Recommend: RMS Beauty Magic Luminizer

If you want a natural, lit-from-within kind of glow, this luminizer from RMS Beauty is perfect. This is one of the best cream highlighters and adds a healthy sheen to your face. Although its packaging is simple, and it comes without a mirror, its formula is what makes it a cult favorite.

Coconut Oil For ‘Makeup Remover’

How you finally take off your makeup at the end of the day is essential to your skin’s overall health. Coconut oil works as a wonderful makeup remover as it melts even the most stubborn makeup away. Also, it is good for your skin and acts as a natural moisturizer. Apply it directly on your face as an oil cleanser, let it sit for a bit, or gently wipe it off with a wet wipe. Then, wash your face with water and your regular cleanser. Thank us later for your glowing, beautiful skin!

Remember, Less Is More

Ladies, less is indeed more because nobody likes a plastered face. Use your makeup to highlight your best features and not to hide underneath its layers. As your skin matures, you need to be careful with your application technique because one wrong step can make you look older than you actually are (because makeup sometimes tends to accentuate wrinkles and fine lines). So, keep it simple!

 Confidence Is Key

A dose of confidence is all we really need to let ourselves genuinely shine! Even if you’ve only just started out wearing makeup, wear it boldly and with confidence. Remember, you’re gorgeous either way, so why not flaunt it?

David Bowie once said, “Aging is an extraordinary process where you become the person you always should have been.” We couldn’t agree more! Don’t forget to embrace the process.

Content courtesy of Style Craze & Nairobi fashion hub

Benefits of Biw Biw

The unique benefits of Biw Biw products 

  1. This is  the most effective 4 in 1 beauty cream on the market.
  2. Lovely light texture with great coverage and glow enhancing properties. It also has an SPF 50 and is waterproof.
  3. Mineral pigments conceal small imperfection and diminish the appearance of pores. Oil infused moisturizing qualities for beautiful skin glow. Its radiance boosting components leave skin looking effortlessly healthy.
  4. Buildable coverage from light to medium.
  5. Biw Biw defines, delays, defends, delights and delivers.

How to Apply

Dispense a small drop on the back of your clean hand and rub gently on your face with your finger, sponge applicator or face brush. Apply a smooth, even layer to your face and neck for Pure Radiance!

  • Can be used as a moisturizer, BB cream, primer, and sunscreen based on your coverage needs.
  • Suitable for all skin types.
  • External use only. In case of contact with eyes wash with water.
  • Shake well before use.

Other benefits of Biw Biw

  • Self-adjusting coverage
  • Anti-ageing properties
  • Even skin tone
  • The appearance of skin pore reduction
  • Bountiful nourishment
  • Sun protection
  • Blemish reduction
  • Brighter, healthier looking skin
  • Mattyfying properties to make your face less oily and shiny
  • And is an ideal face primer

Content courtesy of Biw Biw & Nairobi fashion hub

Biw Biw

The Biw Biw range of beauty products are manufactured to international standards, that are created to protect and enhance your skin, improve self-confidence, and empower users to become the best version of themselves. Every formulation is produced and tested under the strictest health and safety standards in a modern pharma cosmetics facility that meets international best practices.

RBGT are the marketers  and  distributors of  Biw Biw in Kenya, the 4 in 1 Biw Biw pure radiance face cream . Coming soon is a range of specialized Biw Biw products offering a solution to a variety of your skincare concerns; all designed to enhance beauty within and without. With Biw Biw you don’t just look good, you feel good!

Which Biw Biw products are available in Kenya 

Face Cream
You hold in your hand the secret to a visibly younger, more glowingly radiant you. The unique formula contains the important vitamins necessary for skin health, including vitamin F to nourish and even your skin tone.

Essential oils gently heal and liven the skin. The SPF 50++ protects it from the sun’s harmful rays. Added glycerine provides for a silky and smooth application, laced with a fresh, delicate scent and a touch of shimmer. You will feel the difference immediately.

Body​ Cream
You hold in your hand the secret to beautifully brighter looking skin, glowing with health. Essential vitamins to nourish and moisturize. SPF 50++ to shield you from the sun.

Added glycerine, aloe vera and mineral oils for silky smooth skin all over. And a fresh, delicate scent that will make heads turn. Get ready to dazzle your world.

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