Business & Entrepreneurship

Natural Entrepreneur

Meet Snikiwe Xaba the young entrepreneur who founded Natural:Me®. A skin care brand that is committed to produce the purest products, and to promote clean, healthier living.

Born in 2002 Snikiwe Xaba comes from a very poor family in KZN. With unemployed parents, it has not been easy for the 16 year old. She started her journey selling sweets in primary school. Inspired by her mother who raised her and 5 siblings by selling whatever she could sell to put food on table, her father applauds her entrepreneurial spirit.

After battling with skin problems in her early teens, Snikiwe developed an interest in skin care products. She quickly identified a gap in the market because it was very hard to find quality products at an affordable price.

Using her cell phone to research natural products to address skin problems, she started her skin care company in December 2017. It also took time and several attempts to find the right manufacturing partner. Using her savings and a contribution from her mother, she gathered sufficient capital to manufacture her first batch. Just to remind her how adventurous she really is, she still has to be accompanied by an adult every time she signs a contract.

Natural:Me® currently produces a facial range with 4 products (Facewash, Skin toner, Day Cream, Night Cream). The products help with pimples, dark marks, uneven skin tone, oily, dehydrated and acne prone skin and are still exclusively sold by her company.

All her products are manufactured in a SABS approved facility that follows quality management systems based on SABS ISO9001:2008.

Snikiwe clearly demonstrates that it is never too early – or too late – to start. She believes that no matter who you are no matter where you are from, your dreams are valid – and you owe it to yourself to give yourself a chance.

The products are still exclusively available from the Naturalmecare.com website or place a direct order via WhatsApp on 0786829066 and stay up-to-date by following her progress on Facebook @Natural me.

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