Message from Hawa:
Six years ago, I decided that I wanted to make my own skin lightening products. I have been using Hydroquinone for most of my adult life, and was not ready to give it up quite yet. Six years ago I noticed something on my face that shocked me, an abrasion on both my upper cheek areas. These spots were becoming darker than the rest of my face, this condition is known medically as Ochronosis. At the time I was thinking it must just be my imagination. I was under the impression that if I had the condition my husband or children would have told me. I choose to brush it off and thought nothing of it.
One day while at a Ghanaian grocery shop, where we lived in Canada, about a number of Ghanaian women told me to be careful because I was developing “Nansowben”. Nansowben, is the Ghanaian word for Ochronosis. Needless to say I didn’t eat that day, it was then that I decided to create my own natural skin lightening cream for myself and I noticed a huge difference in my skin it was beautiful, bright, and no “Nansowoben”! But the ingredients in the creams were quite expensive so I gave it up and went back to my cheap, store-bought hydroquinone lotion.
A month later, the “Nansowoben” came back, I told myself I was done with these products. I was ready to give up on commercial hydroquinone products because it was ruining my skin. The products also made my skin very sensitive, my face would turn red after every shower, my eye area was especially sensitive. I wondered what else is being added to these products to make them cause such a reaction.
So again I started making my own products with hydroquinone, botanical and plant extracts, and natural oils. All while keeping my fingers crossed hoping for the amazing results that I achieved last time. I waited two weeks and saw brightening, I looked in the mirror twenty times a day admiring my radiant skin, about a month later I noticed a beautiful light, smooth, even complexion.
This is how Divine Diva was born, my products have changed my skin and I wanted to share them with the world. Like many men and women I was sick of throwing my hard earned money away on products that only were not only harmful but also did not live up to their promise. It is important to note that not all of our products contain hydroquinone. I also have highly effective natural products using only natural ingredients such as , licorice, and arbutin as natural alternatives to hydroquinone.
Disclaimer: I am not in any way implying that my products will treat Ochronosis. Please see a dermatologist if you do have this condition. I am merely stating what worked for me.
I hope you enjoy my products as much I have enjoyed it with my family and friends