Rooibos or ‘Red Bush’ is a fynbos that grows exclusively in the Cedarburg region and is at the heart of African Extracts beauty products, boasting a multitude of beneficial properties. African Extracts ticks the boxes for: A) being a local brand manufactured and packed in Cape Town, B) combines scientific knowledge with natural plant extracts C) contains no nasties like microbeads, preservatives, artificial colourants or flavourants D) is very affordable and E) suitable for vegetarians; (there’s a sign next to each product on the website to identify suitablility for vegans). As a beauty editor I’m inundated with oodles of products to try out, but every now and then I like to nurture the side of me that wants to only use local organic brands. I’ve included African Extracts Rooibos Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil, from the Classic Range as a fabulous multi purposer, and two from the Advantage range (aimed at older women as it is full of extra goodness), an upsized African Extracts Rooibos Rejuvenating Eye Cream and a newbie African Extracts Rooibos Misting Toner and yay, I’m doing a GIVEAWAY with the products mentioned:
The distinct smell of Rooibos takes me back to early childhood days spent in Gabarone in my grandparents backyard, drinking milky rooibos tea in the shade of a pepper tree; I continued the tradition with my own children who drank it well into their teens. On the beauty side, an advanced extract of fresh green rooibos is used; rich in minerals, powerful anti-oxidants, zinc, calcium, Vitamin C and D, Rooibos is known for its skin soothing, anti-inflammatory and protective properties. African Extracts also contain other natural botanical and marine plant actives proven for their skin-care benefits.
African Extracts Rooibos Rejuvenating Eye Cream
The eye cream boasts a triple action of diminishing those pesky problems that come with aging like wrinkles, dark shadows and puffiness. Packed with nutrients like Buckwheat which is super rich in minerals, antioxidants and flavonoids; Sea Fennel to energise, rejuvenate and said to promote anti-aging, and key ingredient Bio-active Rooibos for anti-aging and overall strength and lustre, all important for the eye area as it is the first place to show signs of aging.
One of the reasons I love an eye cream is that it can double up as a lip cream; this has a lightweight consistency, absorbs easily and doesn’t bother my sensitive eyes. The pump action bottle gives the correct amount of product needed and a hygienic preference to an eye cream in a tub.
African Extracts Rooibos Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil
A multi purpose oil that can be used literallly from head to toe, to nourish a dry scalp and hair, cuticles, stretchmarks, scars, dry dehydrated skin, cracked heels etc. The combination of Rooibos, Grape Seed Oil and Sweet Almond oil comes in a handy spray bottle. I’ve used it throughout winters and summers to keep skin moisturised as it helps regenerate, restore and rehydrate. Oils = the best!
African Extracts Rooibos Misting Toner:
I’ve landed up using this as a refreshening toner during the day as well as my second step between cleansing and moisturising. I’ve mentioned working in an air-con environment for most of my day before which dries and dehydrates my skin, so I try to frequently hydrate with water and a spritz. The toner has plant extracts like witchhazel to tighten and purify pores, chamomile to help with radiance and cellular regeneration and aloe vera to soothe and calm. It is also fantastic to help set your makeup – a spritz over and you’re good to go!
African Extracts can be found at major supermarkets, pharmacies, Dis-Chem, Clicks and online at Takealot.com and Zando
Enough of my jabberings as it’s time for a GIVEAWAY which includes:
African Extracts Rooibos Eye Cream
African Extracts Rooibos Tissue Oil and
African Extracts Rooibos Misting Toner
All you have to do is answer this easy question:
Where is Rooibos grown and cultivated?
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*This post is sponsored
I hope it’s a great week up ahead and happy Sunday evening!!