In the world of skincare, there are brands that stand out not only for their effective products but also for the inspiring stories behind them. Today, we have the pleasure of introducing you to Mpho and Mphoentle, the visionary twin sisters and entrepreneurs who founded BA Natural Cosmetics, a proudly South African skincare brand that has been making waves since its inception in 2022. At just twenty-one years old, these dynamic sisters embarked on a mission to revolutionize skincare routines by harnessing the power of nature.
BA Natural Cosmetics has gained recognition for its outstanding products formulated with gentle and authentic ingredients that cater to diverse skin needs. But what sets them apart is not just their product line—it’s their commitment to honoring their late mother’s legacy and creating a brand that resonates with the world. In this interview, Mpho and Mphoentle share their journey, motivations, and the unique philosophy that drives BA Natural Cosmetics towards success.
Hi Mpho and Mphoentle, Can you tell us a bit about yourselves and your venture, BA Natural Cosmetics?
BA Natural Cosmetics is a proudly South African skincare brand founded in 2022, by female entrepreneurs Mpho and Mphoentle the visionary twin sisters at the age of twenty-one, to revolutionize your skincare routine. BA Natural Cosmetics was born out of a shared passion for harnessing the power of nature to create skincare products that truly are effective.
Our journey began with small lip care batches driven by our commitment to quality and authenticity. Today our products have garnered attention for their outstanding results and gentle ingredients that cater to diverse skin needs.
What inspired you to start BA Natural Cosmetics?
Inspired by our late mother, Barbara Aobakwe M, whose beauty, boldness, and intelligence are truly unparalleled, we embarked on a journey to honour her legacy and create a brand that would resonate with the world.
Barbara was a dedicated beauty consultant who radiated a passion for her craft that went beyond the confines of her nine-to-five job. She went above and beyond, pouring her heart into her work, but her talents often went unrecognized within the beauty industry.
Can you share any significant milestones or achievements of your business so far?
Firstly, our achievement is when we put smiles on our customers’ faces. Additionally, our achievement is getting to work with local online marketplaces.
How do you stay motivated and continue to innovate in your industry?
A defining motivation is when we receive feedback from our customers about how our products that have positively impacted their skin and confidence. Hearing those stories affirmed that we were creating something meaningful and fulfilling a need in the market.
What sets BA Natural Cosmetics apart from other skincare brands?
We channelled our mother’s energy into crafting natural skin care products with a luxurious feel, that not only transformed skin but also empowered the souls that used them.
How did you transition from the idea stage to actually launching BA Natural Cosmetics?
It was a journey filled with learning and determination. We started by researching and experimenting with natural ingredients to create skincare products that aligned with our vision. We crafted small batches and tested them on ourselves, family and friends. Once we saw the amazing results, we knew we were onto something special.
What motivated you both to become your own bosses and pursue entrepreneurship?
We realized our passion for entrepreneurship would allow us to create products that genuinely made a difference and to build a brand that stood for something more than just skincare. Additionally, we were not keen to find ourselves working a 9 to 5 job and putting our passion in the backseat.
What’s next for BA Natural Cosmetics?
We’re excited to continue expanding our product offerings and reaching more people who value natural skincare. Our goal is to make BA Natural Cosmetics a globally recognized brand that stands for authenticity, quality, and empowerment.
Lastly, can you share any advice for aspiring females in your industry?
-Trust in your vision and don’t be afraid to take risks. Surround yourself with a supportive network, be willing to learn from your mistakes, and embrace challenges as opportunities for growth.
– Remember that your journey is unique, as success is defined by your determination and perseverance.
– Remember everything is possible with God by your side.
Getting to know Mpho and Mphoentle:
If we had to choose one person, alive or dead, as our inspiration, it would be… If we had to choose one person, alive or dead, as our inspiration, it would be our late mother Barbara Aobakwe M. We drew strength from her lessons of resilience and the importance of embracing one’s unique identity.
Our favourite hobby is… Our favourite hobby is watching educational documentaries and swimming.
Our daily mantra is… Our daily mantra is being grateful for everything we have and staying positive.
Thank you, Mpho and Mphoentle!