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How to use our Purifying range

If you are a teenager starting to care for your skin, experiencing your first spots and breakouts, or someone with an oily skin, who is concerned about shine, then our Purifying range is the one for you. Don’t be confused by the choice of products, there are options to choose from, depending on your preference and skin problem.

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Look better, feel better with Rooibos

New research shows more and more of South Africa’s 30 million-plus tea drinkers are choosing our very own Rooibos tea for its health benefits. This is according to the Rooibos Council, following the release of Insight Survey’s latest South African Tea Industry Landscape Report 2016.

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Rooibos - a cancer-fighting hero?

South Africans have always known that Rooibos is good for you. This fine-needled plant grows only in the Cederberg area in the Western Cape, and has been used for centuries by the early San and Khoi people as a healing medication for skin. The temperature shift is massive – with searing heat in the summer and freezing cold winters.

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What’s your skin type?

The most frequent question we are asked at African Extracts is for advice on which of our Rooibos products to use. But to give the best advice, we need to know more about your skin. Your skin type doesn’t always stay the same – it changes over time and as a result of everything from hormones, to your lifestyle and even medication you may be taking. Basically, your skin type depends on the balance between the water content of your skin, which affects its comfort and elasticity, and the oil (or lipid) content, which affects its softness.

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