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In addition to commercial success, R&R Luxury has become a pioneer in inspiring change in local communities in Ghana, with ethical sourcing shaping the brand’s ethos. The Women of the Savannah Development Project (WSDP) was set up by Valerie to support local shea farmers in rural Ghana, 90 per cent of whom are underprivileged women. Through this organisation, R&R Luxury provides health, safety and business training to these women to help break the poverty cycle and keep the supply chain as local and transparent as possible.
Alongside social sustainability, R&R Luxury is also committed to preserving nature by using pure, locally sourced ingredients. Products use 100 per cent natural shea butter, harvested directly from Northern Ghana and the sumptuous, indulgent skincare products continue to be sourced and created with consideration and purpose.
To celebrate its 10th anniversary, R&R Luxury is not only commemorating accomplishments so far but looking ahead to what can be achieved in the next decade - Chapter 10: The Sustainable Era. Although R&R Luxury is already a model of sustainability in many ways, Valerie and the brand are committed to exploring how they can develop their key sustainability practices even further.
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To celebrate this next chapter and a decade of sustainability and innovation, the brand is proud to introduce four new and reformulated products to its incredible range.
Body Butter Balm, £12
Made from 100 per cent natural, plant-based ingredients, the Body Butter Balm is your skincare essential while on the go. This product provides a hands-free method of moisturising your skin wherever you are. Keep it in your handbag, on your office desk or on your bedside table to revive dry and dull skin instantly; the solid balm can be applied to your face, body and lips.
Available in three classic R&R Luxury scents: Revive (Lemongrass),Serenity (Lavender, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang) and Ori Nku(unscented/fragrance-free).
Whipped Shea Butter - Repackaged in Tin, £16
R&R Luxury’s iconic Whipped Shea Butter has had a makeover with environmentally friendly tin packaging - the metal best known for symbolising 10th anniversaries. Shea butter has been used for centuries to soothe, soften and protect. Its natural healing properties make it the perfect solution for hydrating and moisturising your skin. This Whipped Shea Butter for skin and hair is rich in fatty acids and provides multiple moisturising benefits leaving behind soft, supple skin & hair. This luxurious butter is 100% natural and sourced from Ghana– the home of Shea. Vegan.
Available in Revive (Lemongrass), Serenity (Lavender, Bergamot and Ylang Ylang) and Ori Nku (unscented/fragrance-free).
Lip Butter - Repackaged in Cardboard, £5.50
This luscious Lip Butter has found a new home in sustainable paper-based packaging. The Lip Butter is made from 100 per cent natural ingredients to ensure smooth, moisturised lips for the perfect pout.
With raw shea butter as the base ingredient and enriched with virgin coconut oil, lavender oil and peppermint oil this lip balm keeps lip soothed, hydrated and moisturised no matter the season.
Check out www.randrluxury.com
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