In 2010 the idea was born to use the !Nara oil in Natural Cosmetics. As the !Nara plant grows naturally in the Namib Desert without any human agricultural manipulation, this 100% pure, traditionally wild -harvested and truly “organic” plant seemed destined to be used to make up a true Namibian cosmetic line.

History had shown that traditionally the Topnaar (#Aonin) people had used crushed seeds to protect their skin in the harsh Namib Desert environment.

Today laboratory tests confirmed that the 100% pure, cold-pressed !Nara oil produced by Desert Hills is very high in Omega-6-fatty acids as well as vitamins. These fatty acid and vitamin combinations are very beneficial to dry and irritated skin conditions.

The !Nara Oil is also highly permeable, which means it has the ability to penetrate the skin and carry valuable vitamins, anti-oxidants and essential moisture deep into the hydro lipid layer to repair and re-hydrate sensitive skin.

Desert Hills use very high amounts of this healing !Nara Oil in each of their natural & organic skin care products. Together with other fine African waxes, butters and essential oils two !Nara cosmetic lines are produced by the company:

The !NARA BODY FOOD line is a natural cosmetic range especially developed for Namibian climate conditions. This well-priced line with its high levels of !Nara oil has proven to better dry skin conditions. For details regarding the products of this !Nara cosmetic line please go to the BODYFOOD page.

The !NARA NATURAL ORGANIC line has been formulated together with a professional team of skin care scientists. The scientifically backed formulations have been developed to meet the expectations placed on organic skin care today. The high permeability of the !Nara oil has been fully utilised while valuable African butters keep essential moisture and anti-oxidants “locked” in, keeping the skin naturally balanced, moisturised and protected all day and all night. All products in this NATURAL ORGANIC line have bar codes, INCI ingredient listings, as well by-pack booklets with translations into German / French / Italian and are export- ready. For details regarding the products of this cosmetic line please go to the NATURAL ORGANIC page.

Both cosmetic lines are not animal tested, further Desert Hills presses all !Nara oil using sun & wind power and subscribes to a holistic, ethical approach to the entire production cycle, this includes its out-sourced partner companies that are involved in some of the production process involving high-end equipment and technology as well as know-how not viable for a small company.