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The Mawena story begins with a backpacking trip to Mexico, where founder Helena Mendès lived with a community of Maya women. As she immersed herself in their culture, she discovered their authentic beauty practices and in particular a specific plant with amazing active principles: Mimosa Tenuiflora. She left the country and she created Mawena, « I am seen as I am » in a West Africa dialect, a 100% natural, organic and slow brand. Because of human values are for her essential, she created also a cooperative to insure at the Maya women a better pay and a fair validation of their ancestral savoir-faire. Each Mawena product is without suspicious, controversial and useless component.


Mawena products are free of parabens, mineral oils, triclosan, EDTA, palm oil, PEG, phtalates, GMO, alcohol, gluten, artificial fragrances and colourants. It’s composed only with quality active ingredients with nutrients and vitamins that skin naturally recognizes.

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