Before departure to Sierra Leone, many expatriates stock up on a substantial supply of sunscreen, children's supplies, prescription medications, cosmetics, feminine hygiene products, contraceptives, glasses, contact lens and lens solutions, and over-the-counter remedies. Don't forget to pack an extra pair or two of sunglasses, particularly if they are prescription. Mosquito repellants and netting are also recommended.
What's available locally
Personal care items are available in most of Sierra Leone's major cities, but may be difficult to find without a long search. Keep in mind that items sold in stores may also not be the brand names customarily sold in your home country, and may also be more expensive.