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Organic skincare helps underprivileged in Africa

Each of home-grown green beauty brand Luxe Botanics' three product lines supports a specific project

(Above) Rainforest Revival Discovery Kit from Luxe Botanics, $75. Ms Jene Roestorf in Kenya in 2019.
Ms Jene Roestorf in Kenya in 2019.PHOTO: LUXE BOTANICS
(Above) Rainforest Revival Discovery Kit from Luxe Botanics, $75. Ms Jene Roestorf in Kenya in 2019.
(Above) Rainforest Revival Discovery Kit from Luxe Botanics, $75. PHOTO: LUXE BOTANICS

A life-changing trip to Tanzania in East Africa prompted biologist Jene Roestorf, 38, to create her own line of nature-derived skincare.

She is the founder of Luxe Botanics, a trailblazer in the home-grown green beauty scene. The brand uses only certified-organic, natural and naturally derived ingredients in its vegan and cruelty-free formulations.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 30, 2021, with the headline 'Organic skincare helps underprivileged in Africa'. Subscribe