Shea Radiance is an incredible company dedicated to sustainability and fair trade practices founded by the lovely Funlayo Alabi. Their journey began while seeking a natural solution to their children’s’ dry & eczema prone skin. They re-discovered Shea butter, a natural healing balm sourced from the Shea fields in West Africa. Their curiosity in the efficacy and sustainability of Shea butter led them on an adventure back to West Africa where they developed a relationship with women Shea producers. Their connection with these women changed the focus of their business. Funlayo realized that She Butter had the potential to change women’s lives by alleviating poverty and providing women with an income to meet the needs of their families. Find out more about this company that is changing the nature of beauty!
What’s your favorite part about running Shea Radiance?
I love the freedom to be creative and express my unique gifts through the products we make to solve customer problems. I really love the opportunities to visit our shea butter suppliers. I’m always inspired when I visit the shea producing communities in Northern Ghana and Nigeria.
Of the products you make, which is your favorite?
It’s so hard to pick one, they are all my favorite children. I would have to say since we are in the middle of a very cold and dry winter here on the East Coast, the intense moisture balm, layered with the Shea & baobab Antioxidant cream are my skin salvation.
What’s the hardest or most important life lesson you’ve learned?
Failure is not fatal or final. Never give up because the
Do you have a favorite beauty boosting meal you’d like to share a recipe for?
I love smoothies; I can practically feel my body perk up as I drink them.
I don’t really measure, I just toss ingredients into my Ninja blender and Voila, I get a creamy smoothie
· Organic Tuscan Kale (Trader Joe’s) – Use a lot of kale
· Coconut water or just plain water
· ½ Avocado
· Slither of fresh Ginger
· ½ Apple
· 2 Handfuls of fresh berries
· 1 Medjool dates for sweetness (optional)
· Scoop of protein powder (optional)
· Chia seeds
What do you do to stay active and why?
I run for cardio, lift weights for strength and do barre/pilates and yoga for flexibility. When I am fit and strong I am a better, wife, mom and CEO.