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Natural Beauty Who's Who in 2023, Apinke Efiong #23

Natural Beauty Who's Who in 2023, Apinke Efiong #23


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Apinke Efiong, Founder Ekó Botanicals has been voted in the Top 25 in the latest ‘Who’s Who in Natural Beauty’, which recognises the organic beauty sector’s leading personalities, and those driving change and growth in the industry.

The Top 25 is published in the autumn issue of Natural Beauty News and represents a compilation of “…the personalities who have helped make plant-powered skincare the world-changing sector it is today … ambitious entrepreneurs, exacting formulators and rigorous regulators, industry cheerleaders, thought leaders and tireless advocates. With their forward-thinking ethos, style and passion, the natural beauty sector is sure to soar into a cleaner, more ethical and sustainable future.”

This is the first time that Apinke has featured in the Top 25!

23 The Melanin Maven

"After discovering many natural beauty products weren't designed for her needs, Apinke took matters into her own hands. Inspired by her great grandfather - a botanist at the Royal Botanic Garden, Kew- she dedicated herself to discovering potent plant based skincare that suited her maturing and darker skin. A brand lusted by beauty lovers for its spa-like qualities, its multi-tasking abilities and its focus on serving the requirements of melanin-rich and mature skin. Combining ancient African and British botanical rituals and wisdom, Apinke has built something entirely new, and the awards world is taking notice." Natural Beauty

2023 Who’s Who In Natural Beauty Top 25

1. The Weleda Leader, Jayn Sterland, Managing Director, Weleda UK
2. The First Family, Alex and Kim Barani, Co-Founders, Kinetic Natural Products Distributors.
3. The Bio-Luxe Legend, Anabel Kindersley, Co-Owner, Neal’s Yard
4. The Beauty Flag-Bearer, Millie Kendall, CEO, British Beauty Council
5. The Gourmet Go-Getters, Jo & Stuart Chidley, Founders, Beauty Kitchen
6. The Clear-Skin Winner, Kyle Frank, CEO, Frank's Remedies
7. The Blomma Bloomer, Karen MacDonald, Owner, Blomma Beauty
8. The First-Choice Formulator, Lorraine Dallmeier, CEO, Formula Botanica
9. The Anti-Greenwash Guru, Mark Smith, Director General, NATRUE
10. The Skin Saviour, Lauren Murrell CEO and Co-Founder, By Sarah London
11. The People's Choice, Charlotte Vohtz, Founder, Green People
12. The Organic Amplifier, Paige Tracey, BD Manager, Soil Association
13. The Core Creative, Terence Chung, Co-Founder, FRUU
14. The Hyper-Pigmentation Pioneer, Yaw Okyere, Founder and CEO, Ava Estell
15. The Natural Kri-ator, Rupa Wincell, Kri Skincare
16. Style with Substance, Lisa Oxenham, Beauty & Style Director, Marie Claire
17. The Ethical Evolver, Vic Wood, Founder, Greener Beauty
18. Best Faace Foward, Jasmine Wicks-Stephens, Founder, Faace and The Known Community
19. The Skin Soother, Nazma Bashir, Founder, Solo Skin London
20. The Pursuer of Pure, Alice Wu, Founder, Peace & Pure
21. The Obvious Choice, Sian Louise, Founder, Obvs Skincare
22. The Glowing Entrepreneur, Roshanne Dorsett, Founder and CEO, The Glowcery
23. The Melanin Maven, Apinke Efiong, Founder, Eko Botanicals
24. The Grown-up Glow-Up, Jenni Retourne, Founder, Willowberry
25. The H20-Free Hero, Emma Thornton, Founder, True Skincare

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