By Delfine Kernizan

As more and more beauty and skin care companies emerge across the globe, there is one company that’s dedicated to bringing natural hair, skin and body products from Haiti to the rest of the world.

Kreyol Essence (KE), a beauty and skin care line owned by Haitian American Yve-Car Momperousse that includes a range of products for skin and hair care.

I recently had the pleasure of trying two of KE’s premium oils; the 100 percent pure Haitian Castor Oil in the Rosemary Peppermint scent, and 100 percent pure Haitian Moringa Oil.

Also known as lwil maskreti, KE’s Haitian Black Castor Oil, is  loaded with vitamins and omega fatty acids 3,6, and 9.  

There are many ways to use the Haitian Black Castor Oil, however, my favorite method is as a leave-in scalp treatment. The oil has an authentic color and thickness, and the Rosemary Peppermint packs enough of a punch to mask the natural, and often overbearing, scent of the castor oil. I apply the oil to my edges a few times per week, as well as directly applying it to my scalp under protective styles or for maintenance. I also applied the Haitian Black Castor Oil to my eyebrows to promote growth.

While you can definitely use the Haitian Black Castor Oil on the body and as a bath soak or massage oil, I prefer to use the 100% pure Haitian Moringa Oil for skincare. Haitian Moringa Oil is said to be beauty’s next big thing and the next “it” product in skin care.Kreyol Essence considers it to be their “natural botox” because of its anti-aging properties.

The Haitian Moringa Oil delivers minerals and vitamins to your face and hair, and promotes a natural glow to the skin. The oil also fights against the effects of pollution, which I appreciate since I live in New York City.

Just a few drops of the Haitian Moringa Oil goes a very long way. The oil is light and lacks fragrance, which speaks to its authenticity. It goes on “greasy,” but quickly absorbs into the skin and leaves the face feeling soft and with a natural glow. I love to use the Haitian Moringa Oil as an everyday face moisturizer with and without makeup. You can also add a few drops to your favorite lotion to use as a body moisturizer.

KE also offers an extensive line of shampoo, conditioner, hair milk, pomade, whipped body creme and hair/body butter all infused with Haitian Castor Oil to promote hair growth and, strengthen, repair and moisturize damaged hair. Their products are great for gifting, and can be purchased as singles, in duos and as sets. They can be purchased online and in select Whole Foods stores.

Delfine Kernizan, or “Coco” of The Coco Gawdess, is an NYC-based fashion, beauty and lifestyle blogger and YouTuber. In addition to running her own fashion brand, she works with other fashion and beauty brands to help women master effortless & affordable style. She is also a Business and Marketing Consultant, helping brands turn problems into profit.

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