From the humblest of beginnings, Israella Kafui Mansu has built her cosmetics company, MGL Naturals into one of the planet’s fastest growing African cosmetics brand and a unique natural skin and hair care products to emerge from a developing nation. She has created job opportunities, and empowered her community and country, whilst presenting a galvanized, dynamic face of African creativity to the global market.
Israella Kafui Mansu is a Ghanaian-born leading beauty and cosmetics entrepreneur. She started MGL Naturals at the age of 23, from her kitchen, when she couldn’t find a job after completing her National Service exercise. She’s since gone on to launch series of skin and hair products using organic Shea butter, raw cocoa butter, virgin coconut oil and other natural cosmetics ingredients. Today, Israella’s MGL Naturals products are sold in supermarkets and cosmetics shops all over the world and she is steadfastly dedicated to realizing her vision of building a globally respected beauty company of African origin.
Israella Kafui Mansu was born in Sogakope in the South Tongu district, a district in the Volta Region of Ghana and moved to Liberia with the family whiles young. Unfortunately it was during that period that the war broke in Liberia so the family moved back to Ghana. After successfully completed her tertiary education at the University of Ghana, Legon with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Consumer Science and Psychology. Israella thrived to get a job but to no avail. This circumstance motivated her and with as little capital of GHS300 ($80.00) which she gathered from savings during her National Service exercise she started her first company using her kitchen as a laboratory where she formulated and prepared the first few cosmetic products. Israella started her brand out of a need to survive, reason why when you ask her about beauty and skincare products, words like empower, revolution, and sustainable resources dominate the conversation.
Just as she said in an exclusive interview with Akpah Prince a Ghanaian journalist, “In starting the company, I had two main visions in mind to make money to survive and create jobs to employ people because the rate of unemployment in the country now is just so high and pathetic, so these factors motivated me to start this very company”.
In another recent interview with Pleasures Magazine, the CEO of MGL Naturalsemphasis on helping her community, she said “Because of that, our purpose – to empower people to live more beautiful lives – sits at the center of everything we do as company and compels us to keep community at our core. This spirit of purpose and empowering those around us led to our purpose-driven business model, which equips the locals with access to the opportunities and resources that enable them to create lasting value for themselves and others. It results in an ability to build stronger, self-sustaining communities and enterprises.”
Products of MGL Naturals:
Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Natural Hair Food 400g and 160g
MGL naturals Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Natural Hair Food is 90% natural. Made with nature’s best kept secret for growing hair longer, lustrous and healthier. It gives hair incredible moisture, shine, softness, thickness and conditions the scalp. Giving you the most gorgeous hair transformation with organic shea butter and virgin Coconut oil sourced from determined rural women whose livelihood is improved because you purchased this natural hair food fairly. Gently apply to the hair and massage into the scalp.
Coconut Oil Hair Pomade 400g and 160g
MGL naturals Coconut Oil, is the best natural hair pomade for hair and scalp. It helps in healthy hair growth, providing a lustrous and sleek hair texture. Excellent for conditioning the scalp. Gently apply to the hair and massage into the scalp.
Herbal Hair Treatment 400g and 200g
MGL naturals Herbal Hair Treatment is an excellent formula for super hair growth and scalp treatment. It provides nature’s best kept remedies that fertilize, nourish and moisturize the hair to become thicker and stronger. Revitalize the scalp leaving it dandruff free. Direction: gently apply to wet or dry scalp and hair base, then massage for maximum treatment. Giving you the Most Gorgeous Look from nature.
Organic Baby Care 300g
Baby’s skin is the most sensitive of all and deserves the purest natural care. Use MGL naturals Organic Baby Care as your baby’s daily body moisturizer to nourish, protect and soothe the skin. Made with 100% pure shea butter, cocoa butter and virgin oils that contains maximum amount of healing and moisturizing properties needed for the baby’s healthy skin care. Excellent for massaging, diaper rash prevention, treatment and relief, minor burns and insect bites. Giving baby the Most Gorgeous Look from nature.
Cocoa Butter Black Soap 400g and 150g (Alata Samina)
MGL naturals Cocoa Butter Black Soap, is an organic traditional hand crafted soap made entirely from natural ingredients and enriched with unrefined cocoa butter for its sustaining, conditioning and moisturizing properties. This 100% natural soap cleanse the face and body thoroughly, helps treat and prevent minor skin problems and to wash off makeup, leaving the skin revitalized and smooth. Excellent for normal skin and everyday use. For external use only. Direction: rub soap with wet bath cloth or sponge, wash face and body for a soft, smooth and healthy skin.
Shea Butter Black Soap 400g and 150g (Alata Samina)
MGL naturals Shea Butter Soap, is an organic traditional hand crafted soap made entirely from natural ingredients and enriched with unrefined shea butter for its nourishing, soothing and moisturizing properties. This 100% natural soap thoroughly cleanse the face and body, helps treat and prevent minor skin problems and to wash off makeup, leaving the skin refreshed and smooth. Excellent for normal skin and everyday use. For external use only. Direction: rub soap with wet bath cloth or sponge, wash face and body for a soft, smooth and healthy skin.
Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Peppermint Shampoo 4.5L
MGL naturals Coconut and Shea Butter Peppermint Shampoo deeply cleanse moisturize and replenish the hair and scalp. Gently apply to wet hair, lather, rinse well and repeat if required.
Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Peppermint Conditioner 4.5L
MGL naturals Coconut Oil and Shea Butter Peppermint Conditioner deeply nourish, restore, condition and repair the hair and scalp. Gently apply after shampooing and massage. Leave in for 2 minutes. Rinse off well leaving hair soft, lustrous and shiny.
Pure Cocoa Butter 300g
MGL naturals Pure Cocoa Butter is a natural body butter that has healing, emollient and anti-aging properties, it easily absorbs into the skin to nourish, hydrate, protect and soothe the skin. It helps restore elasticity to the skin that treats and prevents stretch marks especially before, during and after pregnancy. Use as an all body daily moisturizer to preserve and improve the natural skin leaving it healthy and glowing. Made with 100% natural cocoa butter and essential oils. Giving you the Most Gorgeous Look from nature.
Pure Shea Butter 300g
MGL naturals Pure Shea Butter is natural body butter made from 100% pure shea butter, virgin oils and fragrance. It absorbs into the skin easily. Use as a daily body moisturizer by massaging into the skin to nourish, protect, soothe, preserve and enhance the natural skin ensuring an even skin tone. Keeps skin healthy and glowing. Perfect for all skin types and age groups. Protects the skin during cold and dry seasons.
Africa Shea Oil 250ml
Strengthen + grow + restore +moisturize
Castor Oil 250ml
Nourish and Restores
Virgin Coconut Oil 250ml
Revitalize, Promote, Nourish, Restore Anti-Dandruff, Anti-wrinkle
Israella remains an inspirational role-model and mentor to young entrepreneurs and aspiring beauty business owners across Africa.
In 2013, Isrealla was awarded the 2nd Runner Up of ABL UT Bank Business LaunchPad competition in Accra, Ghana.
In 2013, Israella won the 1st Runner Up of Ghana StartUp Cup competition in Accra, Ghana.
Also in 2013, Global Women Inventors and Innovators Network (GWIIN) awarded Israella with WEISED 2013 Africa Innovationhonorary award in Cape Town, South Africa.
In November 2013, Israella received a Special Recognition Award for her inspiringbusiness achievements in Stockholm, Sweden from the European Women Inventors & Innovators Network.
Entrepreneurs Foundation of Ghana awarded the Best Cosmetics Product Of The Year 2015 to MGL Naturals Coconut Oil & Shea Butter Natural Hair Food in Accra, Ghana.
In April 2016, The Business Executive Excellence awarded Israella the Most Outstanding Indigenous Female Personality in Accra, Ghana.
In August same year, The Business Executive Excellence awarded Israella Most Outstanding Business Developer Accra, Ghana. And a few weeks later, Minox 2016 Latvia awarded for Innovationin Riga, Latvia.
You can reach MGL Naturals on +233 201 00 0254/5 for very effective and affordable natural cosmetics products for that naturally gorgeous skin and hair.
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