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Choose animal-friendly skin care

African Extracts is one of the most widely available and affordable brands in South Africa endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty. This means that our products and their ingredients are not tested on animals. Many multi-national brands, including some of the biggest names based in Europe or the United States, face questions from consumers. Although testing […]

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Choose a more natural alternative

Your skin and hair love oil to help prevent moisture loss and restore suppleness and shine. But, starting with baby oil and moving on to big-brand body oils, many companies use synthetic mineral oil as their primary ingredient. Why not choose a plant-based, natural alternative? Our tissue oil has loads of organic Rooibos extract and […]

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Visible results in six weeks

If there’s one beauty product you must have, it’s African Extracts Tissue Oil. This blend of Sweet Almond and Grape Seed oils contains extracts of organic Rooibos, soy bean, rosemary and geranium, plus Vitamin E. It’s a versatile, lightweight oil helps to protect, moisturise and restore skin, nails and hair. Independent laboratory testing shows it’s […]

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Three simple steps to purified skin

Keeping breakouts at bay and oil under control just got a little bit simpler with our African Extracts Rooibos Purifying Range. Here are a few simple steps designed to give your skin the much-deserved care it needs. Choose a gentle face wash  Face wash needs to be as gentle as it is effective. Your skin […]

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Restore, repair and revitalise

Wouldn’t it be amazing to put your face inside an age-defying bubble to protect it from the damaging effects of daily life? Exposure to sunlight not only causes wrinkles over time, but also dark spots and uneven pigmentation. This is exacerbated by the effects of hormone and common medication. Plus, increasing levels of pollution – […]

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Jojoba, the plant oil that ‘mimics’ your skin

Move over avocado oil – the skin-care ingredient that’s all the rage is jojoba oil. A review of beauty magazines and websites in 2019 picks up over 1 000 articles, raving about the benefits of jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba). You can find it in African Extracts Rooibos anti-ageing super treatments, Advantage Serum and Daily Repair Facial […]

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Putting the plant at the heart of skin care

The influential Economist magazine has declared 2019 ‘the year of the vegan’, as soaring interest in a plant-based lifestyle turns veganism and vegetarianism into a mainstream choice. In the United States a quarter of 25 to 34 year olds say they no longer eat meat, while a plant-based diet is the norm in Europe, where […]

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Reveal your natural radiance

For a long time, the world of skin care didn’t recognise that women with melanin-rich skins have different issues from their fairer-skinned sisters – like overactive sebaceous glands that produce a shine as the day wears on, and a slightly ashy dullness when skin’s not well moisturised, not to mention uneven skin tone and pigmentation. […]

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Supercharged moisture to transform your skin

Everyone’s talking about hyaluronic acid to trap water in the skin to smooth, plump and diminish wrinkles. Enjoy benefits of a supercharged hyaluronic acid in our Advantage Triple- Action Serum that provides five times the moisturisation after 24 hours. Drinking water throughout the day is recommended as the way to feel energetic and to keep […]

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Why skin loves Rooibos

What is it about Rooibos that South Africans love? Is it because it’s so mild and soothing that even babies can enjoy it? It eases away their tummy cramps, or because more and more it’s being hailed around the world for its health-giving benefits? One of South Africa’s experts on Rooibos, Dr Jeanine Marnewick from […]

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Why we don’t test on animals

African Extracts Rooibos skin care is one of the most widely available, affordable brands in South Africa that is endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty. This means that our products and their ingredients are not tested on animals. Many multi-national brands, including some of the biggest names based in Europe or the United States, are facing […]

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The rise of plant-based beauty

One of the biggest global lifestyle trends is towards vegetarianism, where people don’t eat meat, fish or chicken, or veganism, which totally excludes any use of animal-based ingredients.  An increasing number of vegan consumers are also saying that they would prefer not to have animal ingredients in their personal products. At African Extracts, we have […]

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Don’t overuse to prevent dryness

The number one enemy of spots and pimples is salicylic acid. Derived from willow bark, it’s a powerful beta hydroxy acid that is absorbed into the pores and clears out infected cells to help heal and dry out spots fast. When you have a problem skin it’s tempting to use as many products as possible […]

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Bio-Active Rooibos...

Nature's protection against
environmental stress

Our products are inspired by the unique antioxidant power of the Rooibos plant that grows naturally only in one place on earth - the rugged Cederberg mountains of the Western Cape.

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