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South Africa’s very own Champagne is Rooibos

We love Rooibos, and it’s wonderful that this unique plant has now has been officially listed on the European Union’s (EU) register of iconic geographic indicators. This is the first African food to achieve this status. What does this mean? This means that our very own local Rooibos is one of the products that are […]

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HydroFirm

Tried – by over 100 South African women for 28 days

When it comes to South African consumers, not only are we very diverse but our skins face some very harsh climatic conditions. No matter how impressive independent test results for our new HYDROFIRM-C+ Moisturiser are, the real test is out there on the faces of South African women. A total of 110 people (109 women […]

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HydroFirm Tested Results in 14 Days

Tested – independent lab shows visible results in 14 days

There’s an old saying – tried and tested. In the world of skin-care science what does tested mean? Thankfully, as a brand we never have to say that we have tested our products – or ingredients – on animals. African Extracts is endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, which has some of the strictest product and […]

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Harnessing cellular energy of olive

Harnessing the cellular energy of olive tree sprouts

Our skin is in a constant state of renewal, with cells forming, moving, hardening on the surface and shedding in about four weeks. About 30 000 skin cells are shed every minute! With ageing, and other factors like stress, lack of sleep and environmental factors, this natural renewal process begins to slow. The science of skin […]

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A new level of protection and care for your skin

A new level of protection and care for your skin

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.

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Busting breakout myths

Busting breakout myths

With so much conflicting skin-care advice, products and even home remedies out there, how can you tell what’s true? These mythbusters will help clear your head – and your skin the right way

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Vitamins for your skin

Get the right vitamins for healthy skin

Vitamins are essential to your health and body functions, so not surprising they are staples in skin-care products that help feed the largest organ in your body. Eating healthy foods and taking a daily multi-vitamin supplement should give your enough, but used on the skin they also have a role to play. Everything from protecting […]

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Sea fennel is making waves in skin care

Sea Fennel is making waves in skin care

A key ingredient in our silky Advantage Eye Cream, Sea Fennel (Chrithmum Maritimum) is being featured in beauty magazines as one of the super-star natural plant extracts appearing in skin-care ingredient lists. The bluish green plant – also known as rock samphire – grows in sea sand and is packed with radiance-boosting marine minerals. According […]

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Why you should play with clay today

Are you looking for a natural ingredient that can serve multiple skin-care purposes? Kaolin clay could be your one-stop solution. This all-natural ingredient, filled with essential minerals, can be used as a cleanser, exfoliator and even a mask. That’s why it’s the main ingredient in our popular Purifying 3-in-1 Wash, Scrub and Mask. Kaolin clay […]

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Spicy Rooibos Tea

Turn to antioxidant Rooibos to boost your immunity

Stay healthy as winter tightens its grip. A recent survey reveals that when the sniffles arrive, South Africans do three things — load up on Vitamin C, rest more and sip on a hot cup of Rooibos tea.  Rooibos is known for its powerful antioxidant, immune-boosting and antiviral effects – and it’s delicious too. Spicy […]

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