Skin Care Innovation

Vitamins, advanced ingredients and patented plant complexes

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These amazing substances are essential for life and proper function in every part of the human body. Recent research has shown how potent they are in skin-care science – from anti-ageing to problem skin and pigmentation problems..

Our Philosophy

Authentic, effective, affordable products that combine the science of contemporary skin care with the proven efficacy of natural plant extracts.

Vitamin Therapy

Vitamin Therapy

Eating plenty of fruit and vegetables tops up your vitamin intake, but your skin care is important too.

Vitamins, naturally found in food sources, are essential for the health of your skin, which is the largest organ in your body. Used in skin-care products, vitamins complement other ingredients or everything from treating wrinkles and dryness to excess oil and pigmentation problems.

Vitamin A helps to regulating skin cell growth and differentiation in the surface layers, which reduces roughness and minimises lines and wrinkles, for smoother, younger-looking skin. This vitamin that also functions as an antioxidant.

Also known as niacin or niacinamide, this is a potent antioxidant and is a proven skin-lightening agent. Proven to help even skin tone, reduce imperfections, brighten the complexion and control blemishes, for radiant, young-looking skin.

Also known as pantothenic acid and d-panthenol, Vitamin B5 helps prevent water loss and improves skin barrier functioning. This water-soluble vitamin attracts moisture to the skin and has regenerating and softening effects.

Vitamin C, or ascorbic acid, is a well-known antioxidant, protecting the skin from free radical damage caused by environmental aggressors and increasing protection against sun damage. Research shows that it helps create collagen, the connective tissue that keeps our skin firm, can reverse the signs of photoaging like hyperpigmentation. It is thought to have an energising effect which gives skin back its radiance, even tone and luminosity.

Another antioxidant, this oil-soluble vitamin helps protects the skin from free radical damage and is good for skin prone to acne. It’s a hero ingredient for treating dry and sensitive skin. It’s intensely moisturising and this keeps the skin looking and feeling plump and smooth. An effective antioxidant, Vitamin E is known for protecting against pollution and other environmental stressors.

Technology

Technology

Natural beauty is often a trick of the light, so sophisticated skin uses ‘blurring’ effects with mineral particles that scatter light from the surface of the skin. Your complexion appears smoother, with fine lines minimised and imperfections seeming less visible. Who says beauty is not in the eye of the beholder.

Preserving the integrity of the skin’s waterproof barrier is vital for retaining moisture. Ceramides occur naturally to prevent dehydration but need topping up to help keep skin hydrated and feeling soft. They help protect against dry air and pollution. Cold, dry winter air or air-conditioning, over-use of exfoliants and age all deplete ceramides. Experts say from the age of 20, skin loses 1% of its ceramides every year. Skin-care products with ceramides help replenish moisture levels and restore the skin’s protective barrier.

This natural beta hydroxy acid derived from a plant is the enemy of spots and pimples. It penetrates the skin to dissolves some of the ‘glue’ that holds cells together, softening and flaking away surface skin cells and material that clogs pores and results in pimples and blackheads. It’s also an anti-inflammatory that can help calm inflamed acne.

This is another of the skin’s natural elements that becomes depleted over time. It’s not an acid at all but a moisture-holding gel that can trap 1000 times its own weight in water in your skin cells, creating plumper, smoother, more radiant skin.

Patent Complexes

Patent Complexes

African Extracts Rooibos skin care doesn’t use pseudo-scientific names to promise benefits. Instead, our development team sources cutting-edge patented and proven complexes, based on natural plant extract combinations, from leading international research and development companies.

These ingredients work synergistically to address current skin-care challenges – how to promote optimal cellular function over time, so that skin continues to behave like younger skin, to heighten protection against aggressive chemicals and pollutants in our air and water, and to help fade dark marks and uneven skin tone and to restore the radiance and healthy glow of youthful, even-toned skin.

As a company, we remain deeply committed to incorporating new ingredients, technologies and formulations as the science of natural skin care progresses.

Our Ingredients

Bio-Active Rooibos

Bio-Active Rooibos
Rich in antioxidants to boost the skin’s natural defences
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Natural Plant Extracts

Natural Plant Extracts
The extraordinary power of plants inspires our research and development team
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Skin Care Innovation

Skin Care Innovation
Vitamins, advanced ingredients and patented plant complexes
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About African Extracts

Inspired by South Africa's natural beauty and the unique skin-care benefits of the indigenous rooibos plant.

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