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Nature´s Secrets: Sri Lankan Natural Cosmetics

The Sri Lankan Company Nature's Beauty Creations (NBC) with its natural cosmetics brand Nature's Secrets is the largest and leading manufacturer of herbal cosmetics in Sri Lanka. NBC has its own medicinal plant garden and Plant Research Centre on the west coast of Sri Lanka. The range of around 100 products is very well distributed on the island but also in many country abroad in, for example, Canada, South Africa, Middle East, Asia and Europe. The vision of NBC is to create a global brand of herbal cosmetics from Sri Lanka by 2020.

Picture: Nature's Secrets is the largest and leading manufacturer of herbal cosmetics in Sri Lanka and has its own medicinal plant garden

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