USAID/West African Trade Hub had a strong showing of African producers represented at the Cosmetic Scientist Show, held in Edison New Jersey from May 11th to May 12th. This show is aimed at cosmetic chemists and formulators of beauty products of multinational cosmetic firms.
Members of the West African Trade Hub, Shea companies and Friends
In our quest to expand the global market for shea, it is important to show skincare manufacturers the potential of shea butter and how it can be of benefit to the end user. Many of us believe that shea butter is a viable alternative to petroleum based emollients that are currently used by some cosmetic manufacturers.
Leo Ihedirionye of Saleton Nigeria, Shola and Funlayo Alabi (Shea Radiance-AgroBotanicals) with Dr Steve Maranz
Gladys of All Pure Nature in Ghana and Cindy of Delapointe in Canada, display shea butter based cosmetics
Larry of Vermont Soap displays bulk shea bulk butter