Beauty Workshop

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

Friday, 05 October 2018 13:27

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…
Friday, 05 October 2018 12:48

Too soon to worry about wrinkles?

It used to be that anti-ageing products were aimed at the women way past 40, but how times have changed. As we understand more about how changes in the skin begin to happen, it’s clear that the time to think about preventing skin damage is just north of your 30th birthday. Beauty sleep alone is not enough to keep your…
Friday, 05 October 2018 12:30

10 top tips for tissue oil

If there’s one beauty product you should always have around it’s our new Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil. It’s the all-natural answer to dry-skin blues with head-to-toe solutions for everything from dry scalp and itchy braids to brittle nails and cracked heels. For starters, our tissue oil is not like some brands that are mainly petroleum-based mineral oil (sometimes with fancy names).…
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:28

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 increasing pressure from consumers around…
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:23

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. African Extracts have made great strides along the road towards…
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:18

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 to get rid of them.…
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 10:40

Dual-Action Moisturiser or Vanishing Cream?

When it comes to keeping your skin hydrated, which of these two would be best for you? Dual-Action Moisturiser Choose Dual-Action Moisturiser to restore moisture without adding oiliness. This moisturiser also has Vitamin C and plant extracts, specifically baobab, to help reduce oiliness and salicylic acid to dry and clear pimples and spots. Moisturisers are absorbed into the skin. Both…
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Step 1 of 3: Cleanse

Step 2 of 3: Tone

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Step 3 of 3: Moisturise

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