The harsh British climate taking its toll on our skin is something many of us take for granted, but after arriving in 2010 for studies in the UK from Mozambique, budding entrepreneur Celmira Amade started suffering from blemishes, dryness and uneven tone almost overnight and decided that something needed to be done. Celmira has now founded TSAKA, a UK based vegan skincare company, and the TSAKA Facemask is the first product in the skincare line.

Creator Celmira Amade

TSAKA (with a silent T, pronounced SAKA,) means happiness in the Ronga dialect of Mozambique and the influence of the south African country continues throughout the brand. Celmira says: “The ancient Mozambican beauty recipes of my grandmother were an inspiration for me and my desire to develop beauty products for melanin rich skin tones.”

The TSAKA facemask, the flagship product in the skincare line, is a highly effective wonder product formulated with rare plant extracts from the Olacaceae family that are only found in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Madagascar – and it is the first beauty line in the UK to use this ingredient extensively.

The mask has high anti-inflammatory and smoothing properties that minimize post-inflammatory hyper pigmentation, which is a serious issue in melanin-rich skin. It also deep cleans, detoxifies and smoothens the skin without clogging your pores. But the real wonder of the TSAKA facial lies on its preservative free formula, boasting a one-year period after opening shelf life.

This is the first time that the beauty and science behind Mozambique’s extraordinary flora will be used in a major beauty line. As a vegan skincare company launching its first product for melanin-rich skin, TSAKA pays tribute to time tested traditional African beauty recipes – pushing the boundaries of possibilities in natural beauty.

Laudably, Celmira plans to leverage 2% of TSAKA’s profits back into the communities where the ingredients are sourced, to help provide farmers with the necessary harvesting equipment, and their children with personalized academic support and mentorship to also succeed in secondary school and beyond.

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