“INSPIRED BY NATURE. CROWNED WITH OPULENCE”
ORÍKÌ is a luxury skincare brand that fuses natural ingredients & scientific research to create effective and luxurious beauty and grooming products utilizing raw materials and all natural resources discovered around the world.
ORÍKÌ is for the sophisticated, health-conscious woman and man who want to look effortlessly sharp with intent and purpose. ORÍKÌ is a lifestyle, an attitude, and a way of life. The ORÍKÌ philosophy is borne from the notion that natural skin, hair & body products work better simply because they are made with superior ingredients; nature knows best.The abundance of natural resources across the globe, coupled with our expertise and commitment to all natural ingredients provide easy, smart solutions from head to toe.
We create our products from scratch in artisanal batches so we can closely monitor quality. Our products are free of unnecessary additives, parabens and sulfates.
They value knowing where their ingredients come from, the farmers who grow them, and connecting the human chain of hands that make every step possible from plant to profit, farm to factory, soil to skin, and botany to beauty. The brand combines raw materials, all natural- resources and fair-trade ingredients, with a minimum 70% certified organic content, for visible and healthy results. Botanically based, they use potent plants, and 100% natural essential oils.
ORÍKÌ also champions social responsibility and giving-back by establishing programmes like ‘From Plant to Profit,’ which is commitment to promote Sustainable Agriculture and empower farmers as a means of job creation, poverty reduction and economic development. The ORÍKÌ Foundation is a philanthropic asset of the company, supporting sustainable trade, youth women empowerment, environmental/clean energy initiatives, eco-conservation and collective relationships, while bestowing a true and meaningful reason to succeed.
The word ‘ORIKI’ [Or.eek.e] has a rich ancient history in the Yoruba language, The literal translation is “Your Crown/Your Origin” and an ORÍKÌ name is meant to inspire and bring out the best in an individual.
The company proudly states that
We love our name, not only for its rich history, but also because it’s simply beautiful
Initial Impression / Branding
Everything about this brand screams quality. You can tell that this wasn’t an overnight thought. It would’ve taken a long time to put together all the elements, the details, the way the product packaging looked. It screams “I am a brand” not “I printed my name on a box and repackaged my products using stickers”
Before you’ve even tried the products you’re already expecting alot from them. After a quick discussion I informed them that I had normal combination skin and had aging concerns. (That big 40 is not far off lol).
I received two products to test and two for the giveaway.
The Anti Aging C+ Serum
Resist aging and free radicals with the goodness of Vitamin C! L-Ascorbic Acid, high potency plant-based Hyaluronic Acid along with rich Bioflavonoids,which is designed to resist environmental factors and aggressors that diminish the appearance of your skin.
My first concern was the colour. I’m a bit fussy about the way products appear, feel and smell. But once I tried it on it easily absorbed into the skin without any sticky residue. It also didn’t leave my skin feeling tight.
Revitalizing Q10 Day Moisturiser with Avocado
The product states that it’s a rejuvenating creme that offers long-lasting hydration without leaving skin feeling greasy. Revitalizing Co-Enzyme Q10 fortifies the humectant benefits of Organic Sunflower and Jojoba Oils. Fresh Basil, Raspberry and Rosehip Oils make this creme the perfect choice for all skin types that desire a vibrant complexion. Rapid absorption makes this creme an ideal choice for those who apply foundation or matte powders.
Again.. when I saw a green cream I was a bit like *eeww*.. It reminded me of something that my mum would use. But then I remembered that I am now also a mum and it’s a natural product with Avocado lol. The thing is when I usually see Green I associate it with products created for oily skins. Alot of mattifying products are green gel/cream textures. So I was worried that it might leave my skin feeling a bit too dry. However, it was actually quite the opposite. The cream was rather heavy and I could feel it on the skin quite some time after i’d massaged it in. It’s quite a heavy rich cream. I’d prefer to use it as a night cream vs during the day but it really does what it says on the box and it would offer a good level of hydration thoughout the day so that your makeup dosen’t look too flat. But if you prefer a lighter cream you could also try the “Illuminator” or the “Licorice Mattiyfying Oil Blotting Moisturiser”.
Value for Money
The serum retails for N9,500 and the cream is priced at N9,300 which in the grand scheme of things isn’t that expensive. A few years ago I might have been a bit hesitant but in today’s economy, when you compare the prices of premium products available i’d readily buy this product over some of the international brands out there. You wouldn’t be able to buy natural luxury products at this price in London that’s for sure.
I did really like the whole vibe and look of the brand. It’s affordable luxury. I would like to have seen more of an “african” inspiration in the ingredients considering the name but I also understand that they’re bringing international quality and ingredients which aren’t locally available and not all locally sourced ingredients are able to tackle particular skin care issues.
Either way. I like them and i’d definately love to try out their spa. I’m already imagining that it’s fabulous!!
Tel: +234 (0)1291 9492 / +2348077719360
Address: 7B Oju Olobun, Victoria Island, Lagos
We have an amazing gift with the two travel size products featured in the main picture for one lucky winner. All you have to do to stand a chance of winning is;
- Make sure you’re following @oriki and @thebfcollective on instagram. Like the giveaway picture.
- Answer this simple question ‘name one of the other products available in the Oriki range?’
Winner will be announced on Monday 19th December
Feel free to leave comments and also rate the brand as well. Join in the fun. Have you ever used any of their products, what do you think? Let me know!