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 care from as early as your 20s.

Here are three reasons why:

  1. The skin around your eyes is 40% thinner and loses 50% more moisture every day than on the rest of your face.
  2. It’s also the least elastic, so it doesn’t bounce back as much, and ages quicker – some say up to 10 years faster.
  3. The area also has specific problems – like dark circles and under-eye puffiness.

 

 

Our Advantage Eye Cream tackles problems in three ways – adding much-needed moisture with allantoin and a green algae extract called chlorella vulgaris, and using sea fennel and buckwheat seed to help reduce under-eye puffiness and stimulate better circulation for less noticeable dark circles.

Innovative light deflection technology literally helps scatter light reflected from the skin to help brighten the eye area, and soften and ‘blur’ the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. So beauty really is in the eye of the beholder. Our silky smooth Eye Cream (£12.99) is now back in stock.

 

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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

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