These are naturally occurring local cosmetics. Some of them were used in the past to improve appearance. Some are still in use today. They include for example:
1) Eye make-up 'Tiro' or 'Tangere': this can be grounded into very smooth black powder. It is applied as an eyeliner using a special thin stick reserved for the purpose.
2) Camwood powder 'Uhe' or 'Oshun': this is a red wood which can be thoroughly dried and grounded into a fine powder. It can also be made into a paste by mixing the powder with little water and palm oil. It can be used in the face and the entire body. It is said to have a smoothening effect on the skin.
3) Body Paint 'Uri or Uli': this is a special body paint made from the bark, seeds or roots of certain trees. If also has some medicinal effects.
4) 'Lali or Lalle': this is a special make-up made from leaves of special trees. The leaves are ground into paste and mixed with lemon or lime juice. It is commonly used by ladies for instance to paint their finger and toe nails as well as the routine of the hands and feet.
5) 'Nzu' or 'Efun': this is a local chalk. It can be ground into a fine powder and applied on the face and body.
6) 'Odo or Edo': this is a yellow substance. It can be made into a paste and applied on the skin. It is said to have a smoothening effect on the skin.