The value of a simple and gentle skincare routine

The value of a simple and gentle skincare routine

Restorative, step by step routine for sensitive and reactive skin

At African Botanics, we understand the importance of a consistent and balanced healthy skin routine. All skin types will benefit from the use of a single well-formulated and pure product, but our skin will thrive and rise to healthier heights when we combine certain products together which will energize and compliment each other as they nourish, refresh and revitalize our skin. We invest in so many areas of our lives, it is very important that we invest in the health of our skin with a regular and balanced skin health and wellness routine.
While the healthy skin products we choose are very important, the order which these products are applied is also important to ensure we optimize the creation and maintenance of that pillar of good skin care, the protective skin barrier.

Step 1/ Cleanse and transform
Fleur de Rose Cream Cleanser (see link below) is an excellent choice to start your routine. It is ideal for sensitive skin, rosacea and is also great for really dry and mature skin. It is non irritating and contains many anti-inflammatory ingredients.
It is infused with Rosa Centifolia and Dragon’s Blood resin to reduce redness and calm the skin during cleansing without stripping the skin.
This soothing cleanser is enriched with Niacinamide (Vit B3), Arnica, Allantoin, Calendula, Marula Oil and Aloe Ferox which help improve skin tone and texture.
It is sulfate-free and it is formulated at 4.88 pH level. Changing up your cleanser is always our first recommendation for modifying your routine for the cooler temperatures as well.
2/ Soothe and revive
Rose Treatment Essence (see link below) saturates the skin with moisture and re-balances its pH after cleansing before any serum or face oil. It is highly concentrated and contains a blend of natural humectants, biocompatible Hyaluronic Acid to plump the skin enabling a deeper penetration into our protective skin barrier. This extra hydration from the Rose Treatment Essence allows our skin to absorb more nutrients from Neroli infused Marula Oil (step 3) even more than usual, making it more effective. If you are looking for super hydrated, firm and dewy skin using them together will keep your skin barrier healthy and happy while calming and brightening your skin.
3/ Repair and balance
Neroli infused Marula Oil (see link below) will noticeably help improve the appearance of the skin and will further amplify its performance if used together with the Rose Treatment Essence. Neroli helps repair and rebuild the skin barrier while supplementing the skin with potent antioxidants, phytonutrients, vitamin E, ceramides and essential fatty acids. 
Rose Treatment Essence is designed to penetrate the skin quickly to allow for deeper absorption helping the Neroli infused Marula Oil deliver the multi-level nourishment, hydration, nutrition and skin brightening. Fleur de Rose Cream Cleanser and The Rose Treatment Essence prepare and prime the skin for the Neroli infused Marula Oil and ensure that the skin’s barrier is well restored and protected.
Adding Le Vert Tranquil Green Clay Soak to your routine
As a weekly addition to your overall healthy skin routine, Le Vert Tranquil Green Clay Soak (see link below) is a wonderful way to relax and de-stress. Aromatic and intoxicating essences of soothing Cape Rose Geranium, Patchouli and Jasmine promote a powerful sense of wellbeing and help calm the mind. African Botanics Le Vert Tranquil Green Clay Soak contains an exquisite blend of super fine Green Clay, potent Sea Algae and mineral-rich Atlantic Sea Salt which help restore the natural pH of the skin and promote the elimination of toxins while soothing dry, irritated and flaky skin.
Key benefits of using together:
Bathing and soaking in hot water helps to boost the mood and give you some quiet time for yourself and helps you relax.
Soaking in green clay rich water helps soothe irritated skin. Le vert is designed to de-stress the body and the mind. It is rich in sea algae, Patchouli, Rose Geranium and Jasmine  - which promotes a powerful sense of wellbeing and calms the mind.
Antioxidant rich Marula Oil moisturizes and tones the skin. Atlantic sea salt and sodium bicarb helps restore balance and reduce the acidity of the skin Learn More About Le Vert Tranquil Green Clay Soak.
Next in the series
In our next article, we will be exploring how to optimize your Anti-aging Age Prevention Skincare Routine, so stay tuned to our social media pages, or make sure to join our email list. You can find links to both at African