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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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