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Rich in antioxidants to boost the skin’s natural defences

Tuesday, 27 August 2019 09:41

Do you really need an eye cream?

Good skin care starts with the three steps – cleanse, tone and moisturise, and of course, in South Africa, applying a high-factor sunscreen if you are going to be spending more time outside than on an average day. There comes a time when the basics are not enough, and specialist anti-ageing products are needed. But do you really need an…
Wednesday, 19 June 2019 04:39

Cleansing - Step 1 to beautiful skin

The miracle of skin is that it continues to regenerate every day. Over time, this natural ability to repair and renew itself slows, unable to keep up with the daily damage inflicted by exposure to UV in the sun, polluted air with hundreds of chemical particles, heavy metals and gases coming into contact with the epidermis, or surface layer. These…
Tuesday, 18 June 2019 13:34

Toning – Step 2 to a beautiful skin

There’s a reason why we recommend a basic twice-daily routine of cleanse, tone and moisturise. Each step delivers specific benefits that over time add up to great skin. New generation toners do so much more than refresh your skin – they remove oil and dead skin cells visibly improving radiance, soothing irritation and adding essential moisture. Our Classic and Purifying toners…
Skin gets dry – and that’s why applying a moisturiser in the morning and evening on clean skin is a basic part of your skin-care routine. But treating dry skin is not the only reason why we use creams and lotions. Moisturising adds a layer of protection to the skin’s surface. A creamy blend of water and oil, a moisturiser…
Friday, 05 October 2018 13:35

Anti-pollution - the new buzz word

Skin experts say that there are only two golden rules to great-looking skin – daily cleansing and protection from UV rays. That’s still true – but now we know that too much cleansing can be as bad as none and that the environment is more dangerous than we thought. Leading the trend in the research field is the search for…
Friday, 05 October 2018 13:27

What’s your skin type?

The most frequent question we are asked at African Extracts is for advice on which of our Rooibos products to use, but to give the best advice, we need to know more about your skin. Your skin type doesn’t always stay the same – it changes over time and as a result of everything from hormones, to your lifestyle and…
Friday, 05 October 2018 12:48

Too soon to worry about wrinkles?

It used to be that anti-ageing products were aimed at the women way past 40, but how times have changed. As we understand more about how changes in the skin begin to happen, it’s clear that the time to think about preventing skin damage is just north of your 30th birthday. Beauty sleep alone is not enough to keep your…
Friday, 05 October 2018 12:30

10 top tips for tissue oil

If there’s one beauty product you should always have around it’s our new Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil. It’s the all-natural answer to dry-skin blues with head-to-toe solutions for everything from dry scalp and itchy braids to brittle nails and cracked heels. For starters, our tissue oil is not like some brands that are mainly petroleum-based mineral oil (sometimes with fancy names).…
Wednesday, 03 October 2018 11:18

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 to get rid of them.…
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Step 1 of 3: Cleanse

Step 1 of 3: Cleanse

Step 2 of 3: Tone

Step 2 of 3: Tone

Step 3 of 3: Moisturise

Step 3 of 3: Moisturise

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