woman mud bath(Photo : Vecteezy/Yulia Ryabokon)

The skincare industry has seen a massive boom over the past years, thanks to the inclusion of potent beauty ingredients in products that prove effective for numerous skin types and issues, often even becoming essential favorites.

Isn’t it fascinating how many of the popular ingredients found in today’s skincare products have their roots in beauty rituals from different countries around the world? Originating from ancient civilizations, these discoveries have been passed down through generations and are now widely embraced for their ability to tackle skin hydration, combat acne, soothe redness, and address a spectrum of other skin concerns.

Here are a few ingredients derived from beauty practices originating in various countries across the globe.

1. Shea Butter – West Africa