At RA Egyptian Skincare we believe we all have a responsibility to our planet and the communities that inhabit it. Wherever possible we use organic, sustainable ingredients and we choose our sources not only for their high quality, but also for their impact on surrounding communities and the environment.
Desert Date Oil
Our desert date oil comes directly from a small province in Uganda, where local women harvest the desert dates and produce this incredibly high quality oil. Not only do the proceeds from the harvest and oil production help these women support their communities through providing food and shelter for families, but they actively fight devastating deforestation in the area by vigorously defending and tending their desert date trees.
Our moringa oil comes from a collective of more than 2,500 small farmers in Ghana. Not only do these famers produce moringa oil of exemplary quality, but the production of moringa oil and moringa powder has helped these farmers pull themselves from poverty and to build sustainable income through sustainable farming. All moringa processing and production takes place in Accra, Ghana, adding value and creating jobs locally.
We work directly with the Eden Reforestation Projects to ensure a tree is planted for every RA product purchased. The destruction of healthy forest systems causes so many different problems. Trees provide a habitat for animals, purify water sources, control flooding and erosion and help to replenish the soil with nutrients needed for farming. When farmers can’t grow anything their farms fail and they have no option but to move to the overcrowded cities looking for work. Often they have to resort to selling themselves or their families into slavery just to survive. Eden Reforestation Projects supports these farmers by providing much needed income, pulling them out of destitution while at the same time fighting climate change and degradation.
As a small business, we strive to keep our packaging simple and made out of easily recyclable materials. With the exception of our bottle caps and our heat shrink sleeves, which we are striving to find greener alternatives to by 2020, all packaging and shipping materials are recyclable and/or made from recycled material. We also try to keep our environmental footprint low by using minimalist packaging in an effort to combat waste.