About us

Our Story

R&R is an entirely natural,  plant-based skincare brand from Africa, founded on the philosophy of transforming one of nature’s purest and richest gifts - Shea Butter – into elegant beauty products that moisturise and renew the skin.

Founded by Beauty Entrepreneur Valerie Obaze in 2010, just after the birth of her daughter , R&R has since garnered international recognition in the world of beauty and has won several awards for the quality of its range of clean beauty products.

Through an unwavering commitment to using the purest natural ingredients and a devotion to excellence in quality, R&R offers a range of luscious beauty formulations made from shea butter and other natural African ingredients including  oils for face, body and hair; liquid and bar soaps; and lip balm. They are as good for women as for men, children and babies.

Each R&R product is an invitation to a voyage of discovery of the most beautiful versions of ourselves through the immeasurable benefits of Shea and other natural ingredients that make up nature’s gift to Africa and Africa’s gift to the world..

Our Ethics

Guided by the core values of ethical sourcing, nature preservation and job creation, R&R is one of very few companies to SOURCE, MANUFACTURE AND SELL in Africa, creating employment for hundreds of Africans, across the entire value chain in a region with high unemployment rates and a booming youth population. 

R&R uses 100% natural shea butter and other unrefined natural ingredients in all its formulations, sourced directly from the Shea countryside of Ghana, West Africa, the only region in the world where the mythical Shea tree has been growing for thousands of years. R&R Shea Butter is processed by a women’s cooperative, especially put together to process high quality unrefined Shea butter. Our manufacturer provides these cooperative societies with loans, credit facilities and quality control expertise and a higher price for their quality processed Shea butter. This initiative has in the medium term, alleviated poverty amongst the rural women and in, the long term provides employment opportunities for rural women and young people.