Beauty Workshop

Find out more about our products and how to use them effectively for beautiful skin

Skin gets dry – and that’s why applying a moisturiser in the morning and evening on clean skin is a basic part of your skin-care routine. But treating dry skin is not the only reason why we use creams and lotions. Moisturising adds a layer of protection to the skin’s surface. A creamy blend of water and oil, a moisturiser…
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 13:34

Toning – Step 2 to a beautiful skin

There’s a reason why we recommend a basic twice-daily routine of cleanse, tone and moisturise. Each step delivers specific benefits that over time add up to great skin. New generation toners do so much more than refresh your skin – they remove oil and dead skin cells visibly improving radiance, soothing irritation and adding essential moisture. Our Classic and Purifying toners…
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 Oil. It’s also in our…
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 ‘junk-food vegan’ is a new…
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:13

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 your body operating at optimal…
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:24

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. African Extracts is South Africa’s…
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 04:39

Cleansing - Step 1 to beautiful skin

The miracle of skin is that it continues to regenerate every day. Over time, this natural ability to repair and renew itself slows, unable to keep up with the daily damage inflicted by exposure to UV in the sun, polluted air with hundreds of chemical particles, heavy metals and gases coming into contact with the epidermis, or surface layer. These…
Friday, 05 October 2018 13:48

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 the Cape Peninsula University of…
Friday, 05 October 2018 13:35

Anti-pollution - the new buzz word

Skin experts say that there are only two golden rules to great-looking skin – daily cleansing and protection from UV rays. That’s still true – but now we know that too much cleansing can be as bad as none and that the environment is more dangerous than we thought. Leading the trend in the research field is the search for…
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Step 1 of 3: Cleanse

Step 1 of 3: Cleanse

Step 2 of 3: Tone

Step 2 of 3: Tone

Step 3 of 3: Moisturise

Step 3 of 3: Moisturise

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