The African Extracts Story

South African skin-care products inspired by the natural antioxidant power of rooibos

African Extracts Story

Founded in 2002, African Extracts Rooibos skin care is a South African beauty brand inspired by the unique antioxidant power of the rooibos plant that grows naturally only in one place on earth – the rugged Cederberg mountains. Known for centuries by the first peoples of the region, the Khoi and the San, and developed later as a red tea, rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is widely acknowledged for its health-giving benefits.

From this natural heritage, the company developed a range of skin-care products with Bio-Active Rooibos extracted from organic rooibos. Because the company believes in the power of nature, our Bio-Active Rooibos is supported in each of the products by a host of proven natural active ingredients, carefully selected for their skin-care benefits. Each one is a testament to our down-to-earth approach.


 

Launched in 2002, African Extracts has grown from a single range available in selected pharmacies to one of South Africa’s best-selling brands with four ranges sold in all the major stores, supermarkets and online retailers.

 


The company – a family business started by Cape Town entrepreneur Rob Tiffin – has its own sophisticated manufacturing facility, and also makes skin-care brands for leading retailers.

We hope you enjoying finding out more about African Extracts.

Nature’s gift from the Cederberg

The green rooibos used in our extract has organic and Fair Trade certification

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Rooibos is a fynbos plant unique to the Cederberg Mountains.

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Green rooibos is not fermented but taken from the fields to the extraction plant nearby.

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Steam and water are used to produce pure green rooibos extract for use in our skin-care products.

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Leaves are harvested when the sun is hot to ensure high levels of antioxidants.

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Rooibos is checked according to strict quality control standards before processing.

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Independent checks ensure that our rooibos extract contains the highest levels of antioxidants.

Nature’s gift from the Cederberg

The green rooibos used in our extract has organic and Fair Trade certification

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Rooibos is a fynbos plant unique to the Cederberg Mountains.

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Leaves are harvested when the sun is hot to ensure high levels of antioxidants.

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Green rooibos is not fermented but taken from the fields to the extraction plant nearby.

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Rooibos is checked according to strict quality control standards before processing.

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Steam and water are used to produce pure green rooibos extract for use in our skin-care products.

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Independent checks ensure that our rooibos extract contains the highest levels of antioxidants.

Why African Extracts?

Integrity and authenticity are the values that our thriving African brand is built on

Skin loves Rooibos

Skin loves Rooibos
Our brand is based on the proven benefits of rooibos, a fynbos plant with unique antioxidants grown only in the Cederberg mountains of the Western Cape, South Africa. Every one of our products contains Bio-Active Rooibos extracted from organic rooibos, with guaranteed highest levels of antioxidants.

No animal testing

No animal testing
We are proud to be one of the largest brands endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty, meeting rigorous standards for inclusion in their Humane Guide. Our products are also overwhelmingly vegan. Recognising a world trend away from animal ingredients, we have eliminated these from all but one or two of our products.

The power of nature

The power of nature
Because we believe in the power of nature, the Bio-Active rooibos extract in our products is supported by 35 natural plant active ingredients carefully selected for their skin-care benefits. Each one is a testament to our down-to-earth approach.

Made in Cape Town

Made in Cape Town
African Extracts skin-care products are made in our own manufacturing facility in Cape Town, creating many local jobs and supporting the South African economy. Being close to our customers is also the reason why we can deliver immediate attention to queries and give skin-care advice based on local knowledge.

Scientific innovation

Scientific innovation
Our research and development team source cutting-edge ingredients for on-trend products that offer solutions to the wide variety of South African skins and concerns. Advanced formulations contain anti-ageing plant complexes, anti-pollution agents, light deflection technology, hyaluronic acid and ceramides.

Widely available

Widely available
We want to make it easy for you to buy your skin care products, so African Extracts is in all the major retailers – Clicks, DisChem, Pick ‘n Pay, Checkers and selected pharmacies. You can also get them delivered to you via Takelot.com, Zando.co.za and Pick ‘n Pay home shopping. Clicks and Dis-Chem offer click-and collect services.

Kind to the earth

Kind to the earth
Our commitment is to use no parabens. We don’t use synthetic microbeads that pollute our oceans and rivers and our hair and bath and body products are biodegradable. We’re also on a journey towards recyclable packaging and ask you to please recycle wherever possible.

Great value

Great value
We believe that quality skin care doesn’t have to cost the earth – that’s why we offer such a great value proposition and why African Extracts is now one of South Africa’s best-selling skin-care brands.

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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