Nuya’s Essence, Zanzibar: was founded in June 2013 in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania and moved to Zanzibar Island in October 2015.
Our goal is to change the face of cosmetic industry in Tanzania and beyond by creating safe, all natural skincare products that are handmade from plant oils, butters, herbs and spices. Our ingredients are sourced locally and around the world, to give you the most unique plant experience and true results you look for.
Our Passion is to connect the gap between human nature and plant power. Plants are so powerful and possess great wisdom and healing in and on themselves and we are proud to be able to extract this goodness and fill it in a bottle for you to embark on a full swing of healing, connection and experience. We believe in clean skincare, biodegradable, eco-friendly, free from any potential harmful substances and thats what Nuya’s Essence stands for. Be a part of our story, today!
Nuya’s Essence, Zanzibar was founded by Hellen Dausen. Miss Universe Tanzania 2010, a follower of Christ, a lover of nature and a citizen of the world. From her love of travel, nature and reading, she discovered there was a gap that needed to be filled. There wasn’t enough all natural skincare products in the Tanzanian market and that she could make that easily available.
At the age of 26, Hellen Started testing and making concoctions in her parents’ backyard to no success, She then traveled to Johor Bahru, Malaysia where she learned the basics of organic skincare formulations. Making safe skincare products that can be used by whole family members became a starting point, a dream.
Now, Sitting and wearing multiple hats as the founder and organic skincare formulator at Nuya’s Essence, Hellen still enjoys the art of formulating a product from scratch., works with various farmers, designers and artisans to build the brand. The values still stand, creating skincare products that are safe, clean and potent. We now have three shops across Tanzania and multiple resellers, who work hand in hand with us to help us change the face of cosmetic industry in Tanzania and beyond.
Hellen Dausen, Founder