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Let's go back to
nature! Natural products are in vogue today. From clothes, home accessories
to beauty care products; all those manufactured from natural ingredients
are winning the race of fashion and style.
Parveen Sultana Huq started her Rupanzel Home Industries back in January 2001 from the solid drive to cater herbal beauty care products to the women of Bangladesh. While residing in New York she witnessed the craze for natural beauty care products among American girls and women, how herbal products worth hundreds of dollars were instantaneously sold over the counter. It was this off-track production, which inspired her to start a home industry back in Bangladesh that would manufacture beauty products made directly from natural ingredients.
Today, Rupanzel produces a wide range of products ranging from herbal face pack, face wash, henna conditioner to herbal hair oil and skin toner. The distinctive feature of all these products is that they are produced from 100 percent natural components, thereby the application of these products allows no negative side effects and that they are absolutely chemical-free. Mrs. Parveen completed a 6-month-long course on herbal beauty care from Astoria Japanese vs. US Herbal Institute, New York. After returning to Dhaka she started her mission by introducing a herbal hair oil, which soon began to sell like hot cakes. She gradually got interested in facial care products. Today, her products comprise a turmeric face wash (uptan) and a neem scrub, both of which prevent skin from bacteria, germs, skin allergies, aging, black and white heads, dirt and oil. Besides there is a herbal clove pack in her collection, especially suitable for skin that undergo frequent pimple attacks, this clove pack promises to remove blemishes left by acne. Then there is mudpack, sandalwood pack and a henna conditioner. There is herbal hair oil and Vitamin E oil. You can use the herbal hair oil for hot oil treatment. Oil treatment with this herbal hair oil will gift you sound sleep at night, prevent untimely graying of hair and brittleness. Rupanzel also produces skin toners, which are rich in minerals and Vitamin E; these toners act as a make up remover, cleanser and a lotion at the same time. Mrs. Parveen's new category of products, which include herbal body oil, Aloe Vera lotion and petroleum jelly (in strawberry and orange flavors), are expected to grace the shelves of all the renowned stores of the capital very soon.
Rupanzel have exhibited their herbal beauty care products in the females' residential halls of Dhaka University, which include Rokeya Hall, Kuwait Moitry Hall, and Fazilatunnesa Hall. They have also presented their products in the Dhaka Medical College auditorium, Home Economics Hall, and won the hearts of hundreds of young women of this generation. Mrs. Parveen would leave for Washington D.C. in the middle of this October to take part in a International Trade Fair, which she is hoping, would earn her international recognition.
You can purchase these superb products at Nandan, Family Needs, PQS, 3S Shopping Mall, Rapa Plaza, Pick n Pay, Banglar Mela, Mayasir, Mela, Superfresh, Uttama, Lavender, New Market, Gausia, Mouchak Market, Prabartana, Mirpur Muktijodhha Market, beauty parlors like Saaj and Figurina and pharmacies like Lazz Pharma. In other words, these skin care products are accessible in almost every nook of Dhaka.
Herbs and spices like horitoki, neem leaves, neem oil, mehendi, shikakai, bohora, amloki, methi, brahmoni, trifola and numerous other natural extracts make her products matchless in the crowd of beauty care products which are rich in artificial constituents and contain alkali. Rupanzel is adding a new dimension to our industries manufacturing beauty care products. We hope Mrs. Parveen can continue to triumph in her success and also secure a status for Bangladeshi products in the international market. And all of you out there, if you haven't sampled these impressive products then give them a try as soon as you can.
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