If you have never heard of Hanahana Beauty — you are missing out! The brand, which uses Shea Butter sourced directly from Tamale, Ghana, was founded by Abena Boamah and is all about consciously clean skincare. The brand is best known for its game-changing body butter, which comes in a variety of scents.
Here is everything you need to know about Hanahana’s top-selling product.
Hanahana Is More Than Just a Beauty Brand — It is Uplifting Women of Color
The history of Hanahana’s Beauty speaks volumes. Founder Abena Boamah-Acheampong, stands boldly behind the foundation of her products. With special attention to the sourcing of the ingredients, there’s a strong dedication to “consciously clean skincare.” Celebrating women of color and partnering with Katariga Women in Tamale, Ghana, these products are mixed directly with those natural oils to create their unique glow and tantalizing scent.
Boamah-Acheampong spent time with these beautiful women and remembered her mother’s recipe consisting of shea butter and cloves to create homemade products for her family. She was able to cultivate an amazing product with spectacular results and deep, heartfelt meaning. “I suppose it's my mom either bringing Shea over from Ghana or just the memory of us having to slather it all over ourselves daily before school. I also have a lot of memories of my mom making it herself,” Abena told Teen Vogue of her first memories of shea butter. “She would bring the raw, add cloves and another oil and mix it. It's best to use it on damp skin after the shower.”
To challenge modern beauty standards is a huge feat that is often shied away from. As women of color are often marginalized and overlooked it is refreshing to see products that not only cater to women of color but also are sourced from women of color, with our skin and roots in mind. Hanahana’s Beauty is available in a few different retailers and of course online on their own website, hanahanabeauty.com.
Hanahana Shea Body Butters Come in a Variety of Scents
This is the gift that keeps on giving! With an array of scents such as Lavender Vanilla and Lemongrass, Bamboo Coconut, each shea body butter scent is the complete rejuvenating package. The body butters consist of a few simple ingredients including Shea Butter, Avocado Oil, Frankincense, Grapeseed Oil, and Almond Oil. Because Hanahana’s products are created in small batches, the integrity and results are consistent and guaranteed in each 8.43 fluid-ounce jar.
Hanahana’s Beauty has an impactful and diligent eye on the community and its specific needs. With a mind, body, and spirit focus mirrored to healthcare, self-sustainability, and environmental impact, the dedication to empowering and improving women of color is unmatched and greatly appreciated. “Being Ghanaian is more than just my identity or my Blackness. My parents have always been around intentional impact and community,” she added. “I knew when I created this brand that it couldn't just benefit me but everyone else as well.”
It’s only a matter of time before the word gets out and these products are gone!