Dr. Stephan Helary’s deep connection to Africa has inspired his high-end skincare brand, Terres D’Afrique. His story and line are quite remarkable, as a ton of creator's experiences has been shaped by his origins in Madagascar that led to expertise in agricultural science, botany, conservation, and ecology. Terres D’Afrique is the accumulation of all of these influences that have shaped Helary's product line.
The brand literally translates to ‘the earth’ of Africa, and his products attempt to capture the purity and beauty of the land. "Terres D’Afrique uses many African indigenous plants but one of our signature ingredients is Kigelia Africana. The ultra-versatile Kigelia Africana helps clarify the skin, reduce or prevent blemishes, reduce congestion and inflammation, and tighten and firm," said Helary. "It helps reduce premature signs of aging, acne, sensitivity, eczema, and psoriasis due to potent antioxidants, anti-inflammatory molecules, and natural steroids.”
Some of their highlighted products include the Omumbiri body butter, Uplifting Serum, and Facial glow, which are all produced following the principles of the Nagoya Protocol: fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilization of genetic sources to promote conservation and sustainability. Needless to say, the products are a 10 out of 10, on both the eco-sensitivity and user-friendly scale! Customers rave about the purity of the products that care for skin with the finest of resources. For the locals looking to benefit from these marvelous potions good news is the brand is expanding in the U.S. and is available at some stores out east, including Ryland Life Equipment.
Photography by: Terres D’Afrique