Beauty Workshop

Find out more about our products and how to use them effectively for beautiful skin

Monday, 09 September 2019 12:30

Why it matters where it comes from

In a world where nothing is as it seems, it’s no wonder that ‘provenance’ is a buzzword. As with the food we eat, clothing we wear and devices we use, the source of the natural extracts in our skin-care products matter too. That’s why African Extracts is so proud of the provenance of our Rooibos extract. We can trace where…
Monday, 09 September 2019 12:22

3 reasons to say ‘eye do’

Good skin care starts with the three steps – cleanse, tone and moisturise. But how early is too early to start using an eye cream to help prevent those fine lines from appearing? Most skin experts and dermatologists agree that the delicate skin around your eyes is a bit different. Depending on your skin type, the eye area needs extra…
Friday, 24 May 2019 12:29

Why rooibos skin care in the UK?

There’s a trend towards a more natural-based life as the world rediscovers the curative properties of plants as a remedy for the ravages of modern living. People are getting to know and love the delicious, mild taste of caffeine-free Rooibos tea, and researchers are raving about its health-care benefits. The secret is the potent antioxidants that fight cell damage that…
Friday, 24 May 2019 08:23

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 treating skin damage is just north of your 30th birthday. The fairer your skin the more likely it is…
Friday, 11 January 2019 08:39

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…
Friday, 05 October 2018 13:48

Why skin loves rooibos

What is it about Rooibos that people love? Is it because it’s so mild and soothing that even babies can enjoy 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 Technology, is leading the field in research into…
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…

Why African Extracts?

Our leading South African brand is built on the values of respect for nature, integrity and authenticity

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.

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.

Scientific innovation

Scientific innovation
Our research and development team source cutting-edge ingredients for on-trend products that offer effective cleansing and light-textured, easily absorbed moisturisers. Our Advantage products, with plant complexes, have a richer texture to comfort dry skin and help reduce the visible signs of ageing.

Kind to the earth

Kind to the earth
We don’t use parabens or synthetic microbeads that pollute our oceans and rivers. African Extracts Rooibos skin care is not tested on animals and is approved by Beauty Without Cruelty for inclusion in their Humane Guide. Most products are vegan – look for the V next to each description

About African Extracts

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

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