Why Cosmetic Scientist Siyanda Dukase is raving about the Radiance range
When it comes to protecting South African skins, the antioxidant power of Rooibos extract has a proven ability to counter damaging free radicals caused by the sun and exposure to chemicals in the air. As time goes on, your skin’s ability to repair, heal and renew slows down. This can lead to uneven pigmentation, a dull look, rough surface and eventually wrinkles.
Radiance, African Extracts’ most sophisticated range, is formulated with this in mind. Boost your natural radiance and balance oil with the help of advanced cosmetic science and natural plant actives.
The botanical actives were chosen to work in harmony – and they are in all the products, which should be used as part of a routine
“The botanical actives were chosen to work in harmony – and they are in all the products, which should be used as part of a routine,” says cosmetic scientist Siyanda Dukase, who heads up the development labs at African Extracts.
“So it’s best to use the Detox Gel Cleanser, followed by the Botanical Toner, which also functions as a protective shield, and the No-Shine Moisturiser, which has your SPF15 as well. In the evening, it’s important to cleanse and tone to remove all the pollutants that have built up during the day and to use the Revitalising Night Cream which has actives that promote cellular renewal and rejuvenation while you sleep.”
The Moisturising Illuminator SPF20 can be used instead of the moisturiser to give skin an extra matte finish and a skin that reveals your natural beauty. More Matte Moisture Mask can be used as a weekly treat. It has a triple helping of Rose oil, Rose water and Rose Geranium to brighten, smooth and add moisture while reducing surface oil.
“Understanding your skin could be one of the biggest challenges an individual would have to tackle. At African Extracts, we strive to ensure that our products meet the needs of every consumer’s skin fundamentals. The Radiance range is a perfect example. The products within the range not only provide optimum hydration with a matte finish, but also incorporate the use of gentle botanical nutrients to aid the skin with cellular renewal and skin repair.
“In conjunction with this, accelerated skin repair will assist with diminishing blemishes and dark spots, while also ensuring that your skin does not overproduce sebum (oil) from the sebaceous glands. The perfect blend of botanical extracts, nutrients and Vitamin C has a synergetic effect on skin repair, especially when teamed with effective sunscreens,” he says.