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Tuesday, 19 May 2020 06:32

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In the 17 years since African Extracts first introduced our first range with an organic green extra of South Africa’s very own Rooibos plant, we’ve become one of South Africa’s top-selling skin-care brands. Every month, thousands of consumers choose from our Classic, Purifying, Advantage and now new Radiance ranges of facial skin-care products or treat themselves to our pampering bath…
Move over avocado oil – the skin-care ingredient that’s all the rage is jojoba oil. A review of beauty magazines and websites in 2019 picks up over 1 000 articles, raving about the benefits of jojoba (pronounced ho-ho-ba). You can find it in African Extracts Rooibos anti-ageing super treatments, Advantage Serum and Daily Repair Facial Oil. It’s also in our…
The influential Economist magazine has declared 2019 ‘the year of the vegan’, as soaring interest in a plant-based lifestyle turns veganism and vegetarianism into a mainstream choice. In the United States a quarter of 25 to 34 year olds say they no longer eat meat, while a plant-based diet is the norm in Europe, where ‘junk-food vegan’ is a new…
Wednesday, 24 April 2019 08:13

Supercharged moisture to transform your skin

Everyone’s talking about hyaluronic acid to trap water in the skin to smooth, plump and diminish wrinkles. Enjoy benefits of a supercharged hyaluronic acid in our Advantage Triple- Action Serum that provides five times the moisturisation after 24 hours. Drinking water throughout the day is recommended as the way to feel energetic and to keep your body operating at optimal…
Wednesday, 17 April 2019 13:24

Reveal your natural radiance

For a long time, the world of skin care didn’t recognise that women with melanin-rich skins have different issues from their fairer-skinned sisters – like overactive sebaceous glands that produce a shine as the day wears on, and a slightly ashy dullness when skin’s not well moisturised, not to mention uneven skin tone and pigmentation. African Extracts is South Africa’s…
Friday, 05 October 2018 13:48

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 the Cape Peninsula University of…
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…


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