We want to shine a spotlight on the healthy beauty brands that you’ll find at Elth. Our mission is to connect you with valuable brands, helping you to select their best products by making sure their ingredients are excellent for your body. We’re extremely proud to say that all of our products are healthy, and INKA Berber Botanicals is no different.
What’s The Story Behind INKA?
INKA’s brand founders are three sisters from Marrakech who now live in London.They create organic skincare from botanical extracts, focusing on argan oil and multipurpose skincare products. INKA’s products can be used on your face, body and hair for a true multifunctional experience.
The name INKA means ‘clean’ in Berber - a language spoken by large groups of people in Morocco - and represents the values of the brand, coupled with the Moroccan heritage that’s found throughout the business. Brand founder Hourea wanted to create a brand with true Moroccan roots, rather than other brands who have leveraged the term without truly being a part of their heritage. They’re in tune with their ancestral beauty rituals.
Their products are ethically made in the Atlas mountains in Morocco - where the products are sustainably sourced - and are hand-bottled in London. Every ingredient that INKA sources is grown by co-operatives and produced by local communities. This means that INKA directly contributes to the livelihood and economic independence of people in Morocco. They also donate a percentage of their revenue to local outreach programs.
As a brand, INKA takes their inspiration from ancient Moroccan beauty traditions. Combining years of scientific research with aromatherapy, they wanted to share Morocco's best kept beauty secrets, in an elevated and therapeutic skincare range that does wonders for both the skin and the mind.
What Is Argan Oil?
Argan oil is a plant oil that comes from the kernels of the Moroccan Argan tree. It’s used in Moroccan culture in beauty and in cooking. It’s risen in popularity in recent years outside of Morocco and is now used in a whole host of different beauty products from skincare through to makeup and hair care.It’s an ideal multipurpose ingredient that works well across the body to hydrate and nourish the skin.
It contains high levels of vitamin E and moisture-boosting properties that help keep skin hydrated and hair frizz-free. One downside of argan oil is that it’s more expensive than other types of oil as it can only be extracted by hand.
INKA’s Argan Oil Products
INKA creates multipurpose products that use almost 100% active ingredients for pure, concentrated formulations. They don’t rely on filler ingredients and firmly believe in quality over quantity. Their products don’t include long ingredients lists and their ingredients are sustainably sourced.
The products that INKA create encourage beauty, wellness and self-care routines that aim to make a difference to the mind and body. They’re committed to health and wellness too - all of their products have an INCI rating of 17 and above, meaning that INKA’s products are good for you and your body.
Here are the INKA Berber Botanicals products that are available on Elth:
Argan Dust is a gentle exfoliator that can also be used as a mask. The lavender scent is deeply relaxing, while the essential oils blend is deeply nourishing and moisturising.
The soft Argan shell particles help gently remove dead skin cells, aiding skin regeneration and giving you a radiant and glowing complexion. It’s suitable for all skin types and ideal for dull, uneven or congested skin.
Atlas Garden Night Oil
Atlas Garden Night Oil combines argan oils and neroli oils for nourishing hydration that’s suitable for all skin types, but especially dry and mature skin. Lightweight and invigorating, pamper mature and dry skin with this precious blend.
Packed with cell-regenerating ingredients that help tone the epidermis and activate the cellular reparative process, this oil helps to combat signs of ageing. Naturally scented with a rich yet delicate intoxicating mix of aromas, each application will ease you into gentle sleep, resulting in a youthful, glowing skin the next morning.
Soft on the face, this naturally sweet-scented mask works wonders as it melts onto the skin. The honey’s healing properties are aided by the perfect dose of soothing Neroli oil blended with honey.
Deeply nourishing, hydrating and (most importantly) anti-stress; this gentle mask is an A+ remedy for skin in need of a little pamper especially in cold winter months when temperature drops, leaving your skin dry and sensitive. It’s suitable for all skin types.
This delicate mist is infused with orange blossom essence to add some vitamin C to your skin. No matter your skin type, this 100% pure flower essence offers the perfect way to incorporate toning into your daily routine. It’s the ideal hydrating boost for dry and mature skin.
Extracted by steam distillation from orange blossom flowers, this hydrosol (a water-based product made from the distillation of fresh flowers, leaves, fruits and other plant materials) offers rich hydration, ensuring the skin maintains its youthful elasticity and glow.
Moroccan Argan Oil
Indigenous to the forests of Southern Morocco, Argan oil is particularly rich in Vitamin E (150% more than olive oil on average!) and essential fatty acids which are paramount for healthy hair, skin and nails.
This multitasking oil is deeply nourishing and moisturising, all while having a light consistency. It is ideal for multiple uses, a few of our favourite applications:
Rose & Lavender Spa Set
This beautiful discovery set is the perfect mix of products to try out INKA while also offering yourself the perfect stay-at-home pamper spa. It includes three of the most sought-after products from INKA:
- ARGAN DUST exfoliating milk mask (30ml)
- ROSE GARDEN night oil (10ml)
- MORROCAN ARGAN OIL (30ml)
The Rose & Lavender Spa set makes a great gift or as an indulgent and relaxing self-care treat for yourself.
Replenish, Rejuvenate and transport yourself to the rose valleys of Morocco all with one spritz. Made of 100% pure flower essence, this toner will rehydrate and calm your skin, while the plentiful benefits of rose work at regulating your skin's PH level.
The naturally fragranced rose scent is also known in aromatherapy to relax the mind. It’s ideal for sensitive, combination and oily skin.
Rose Garden Night Oil
Pamper and nurture your skin with this luxurious botanical oil mix. Combining the nourishing properties of Argan oil and the multiple benefits of Rose, this concoction helps regenerate and revitalise the skin tissue, providing you with a dewy and healthy glow for face and body.
It’s suitable for all skin types, including sensitive skin, but works particularly well for oily and combination skin that’s in need of hydration.
A Focus On Ethics and Sustainability
INKA are dedicated to sustainability and believe that this goes further than just clean ingredients and ethical production - for them, sustainability is a state of mind and ethical beauty is essential.
All of INKA’s products are certified by ECOCERT. They’re one of the largest organic certification organisations in the world, and are one of the best known certifiers of natural cosmetics. In order to be certified as natural and organic by ECOCERT, products need to contain a minimum of 95 per cent of plant-based ingredients, with 10% from organic farming. They also check that harmful chemicals like parabens, silicone, synthetic perfumes, PEG and GMO ingredients aren’t in the formulation.
They also ensure that their packaging is recyclable too, with outer packaging made from recycled materials and bottles made from high-quality recyclable glass sourced from Spain and Italy.Shop INKA Berber Botanicals on Elth and discover the benefits of argan oil for yourself.