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2401, 2020

Why You Need Linoleic Acid for Perfect Skin

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Prickly Pear Seed Oil has more natural Linoleic Acid than any other oil. Linoleic Acid (also known as Vitamin F), is one of the most effective compounds for strengthening the skin’s protective barrier while providing excellent moisturizing and healing properties. Linoleic Acid (Omega-6) is a polyunsaturated fatty [...]

2001, 2020

Prickly Pear Seed Oil Has the Compounds Your Skin Needs

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Riyafa Prickly Pear Seed oil is rich in powerful, naturally occurring, skincare compounds that work together to enhance, protect and repair any skin type. Prickly Pear is a “dry” oil. So called because it penetrates your skin quickly without leaving an oily residue. This means the active [...]

2709, 2019

Why Use Argan Oil to add Retinol to Your Skincare Regime

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Retinol is one of the most widely researched and effective anti-aging ingredients available. Retinol is vitamin A and is considered the gold standard for reducing fine lines, wrinkles, large pores, and more. How does retinol work as an anti aging product? Retinol neutralizes the free radicals [...]

2509, 2019

The New Riyafa Skincare Collection for Athletes

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The New Riyafa Athlete Collection contains everything you need to keep your skin healthy in two convenient shatterproof recyclable bottles and a FREE bonus Crystal Natural Deodorant. The Collection Includes 200ml Riyafa Savon Noir All in One Natural Antibacterial and Antifungal Cleaner 100ml Riyafa Argan All in One [...]

The key to Beautiful Skin is Healthy Skin – Here’s why

Your skin is a hard working protective layer that keeps water in and bad stuff like pollution, UV rays and bacteria out.

When your skin is disrupted by age, illness, dehydration, poor hygiene or external elements like wind, snow and rain it can let too much water evaporate causing serious problems if not treated.

Think of the cells in your skin as bricks and mortar: skin cells are the bricks; fats are the mortar that fills the gaps. Water in your body keeps the cells plump and fats keep the gaps filled.

If your skin is damaged then water and fats are lost faster than they can be replaced, the cells shrink as they dehydrate, this makes the gaps bigger and even harder to fill, it’s a vicious circle.

Riyafa skincare replaces the mortar with natural ingredients that are identical the ones already found in your skin, restoring moisture from within and keeping your skin smooth and looking plump and healthy.

The prickly pear serum really hydrated my skin

5.0 rating
October 9, 2019

I really loved the Riyafa products because they are natural. I have very sensitive and dry skin and I found the prickly pear serum really hydrated my skin. I also loved the toning clay mask, as a mum of two small children its hard to get to a beauty salon to get a facial so a quality natural product like this is great to use at home. – Wendy Grace, Broadcast Journalist, Ireland

Wendy Grace, Broadcast Journalist, Ireland

Works well and environmentally friendly

5.0 rating
September 6, 2019

I have been using the Savon noir and kesser mitt for just over a month and already by skin feels smoother and more supple. The team at Riyafa are very conscious about the environment and share my concerns about packaging and the carbon emissions linked to the beauty industry.


Prickly Pear for my nails

5.0 rating
September 5, 2019

I have used the Prickly Pear Serum for about a month now and applied it daily to the cuticles on my fingers and my toes. I have noticed a marked improvement to the hard skin in these areas – not perfect yet but definitely getting there.

Linda Stephens

Beautiful products

5.0 rating
August 25, 2019

I have been using different products over the last number of years and have been consistently disappointed. I have tried and struggled to find natural products that actually make a difference to my skin. Finally, my friend Elke, introduced me to the Riyafa range and I’m delighted with it. When I wash my face with the Savon Noir it feels genuinely so clean. Before I had to use a scrub to have such a feeling and then felt guilty because I always thought I was doing damage to my skin but with the savon noir it’s a wonderful texture and my face feels thoroughly cleansed. The prickly pear oil is a beautiful product. I use it mainly for my eyes. It doesn’t sting, absorbs very quickly and give a great subtle feeling to my skin. I have fair skin so it can be very difficult to find a product that doesn’t weigh on the eyes but I love this. The Argan oil is, in my opinion, exceptional. Again, I’ve used numerous different products over the years, Argan oil included, the first time I used it, I did the standard, five or six drops but quickly realized the quality of the oil is so good you literally only need three-four. I used it on my hair while it was damp, blow dried & voila, the entire texture of my hair was transformed. I absolutely love it. I am going to start some other of your products in the next weeks and very much look forward to reviewing them.

Victoria Flynn

Best ever Deodorant and the closest shave ever and no cuts

5.0 rating
August 2, 2019

I have been shaving with Riyafa Savon Noir for 5 weeks now and its much better than the gels and foams I used before, it gives a much closer and smoother shave and if I miss a few days it lets me shave straight away whereas before I needed to let the shaving cream soak for a few minutes. Using the crystal to stop the bleeding if I cut myself is like magic and really addictive.
I also use the crystal as a deo and every day I ride 35km up a mountain in 32 degrees C heat and still smell fresh as a daisy afterwards!
And the crystal’s great for soothing insect bites (and there are a lot of insects here).
PS: I work at Riyafa but I would buy the products even if I didn’t….

David Ellis


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