Ex-beauty queen, researcher and entrepreneur Dr. May
Ikora in her bid to fight against bleaching beauty products in Nigeria,
launches anti-bleaching range of skin products, L’Avyanna Organic Skin
Care Natural Products.
The one-time 1st runner up Most Beautiful Girl in Nigeria
(MBGN), 2003 and Miss ECOWAS, is ready to put an end to the unhealthy
choice to the attainment of beauty by proffering easy access to natural
and healthy skincare in the country and abroad.
Speaking with Naij.com, May Ikora disclosed that her new range of
beauty products are targeted at women to love their natural skin and are
not ready to compromise it. Adding that it is also targeted at because
often times they are forgotten when it comes to skincare even though
they are very loyal customers.
She further added she is not establishing L’avyanna Skin Naturals for
a short time business but for a life time business that can stand the
test of time.
May Ikora said: “I am looking for to more people patronizing me
because this is not a short term cash and carry business for me but more
of a long term business. I want to see L’avyanna grow into a franchise
and be the next body shop store in your neighborhood and Africa at
large. I am not looking forward for profit but an African brand over
“Although we are based in the United Kingdom (UK), but I am
looking forward to manufacturing my products in Nigeria. My products are
made from natural oils which can be found in Nigeria. I am looking
forward to having a store back home where people can walk in to at any
time and shop for themselves, friends or loved ones.”
May has worked in many African and European countries on the area of
Gender and Peace building with organisations like the United Nations
(UN) and the Kofi Annan Peacekeeping Institute. She has a PhD in Law
from the University of Hull, UK where she also taught Law students. She
continues to advocate for the empowerment of young women through her
Raising Girls Project in Nigeria.