PURE INGREDIENTS, FROM PLANT TO BOTTLE
Pure, potent, non-toxic, natural and effective. Every single active ingredient that we use has to meet these strict criteria. We source our raw ingredients directly from each supplier so we know and can trace everything that goes into the creation of our products. We regularly visit our suppliers from the highest altitude mountain estates to the deep, hot Savannah, this allows us to make sure that only the purest, freshest and most recent crop of extracts are purchased and used in every product we make.
African Botanics range was created after many years of research, with a team of experts including botanists, aroma therapists and various scientists who continue to work with us to source the finest and safest naturally derived ingredients based on various plant oils, potent African botanicals and nourishing minerals found only in South Africa.
SUSTAINABLE SOURCING FROM REMOTE LOCATIONS
Our ingredients come from every part of Southern Africa: the desert, the sea and the land. We are committed that all our raw materials and products be as natural and environmentally friendly as possible. Our unique botanicals, plant butters, oils and minerals originate from remote, untouched regions, near and far, all with special qualities creating new endless skincare possibilities and carefully blended to make products that enhance your day and care holistically for your skin, body and mind.
We constantly seek new combinations in order to develop the best benefits and sensory sensations that our products bring.
> All natural, non-toxic and biodegradable.
> All active ingredients are naturally derived.
> Bioactive, unrefined, wild-harvested and certified organic ingredients used.
> Only pure, cold-pressed natural plant oils from sustainable sources are used.
> We use therapeutic grade essential oils which are predosed to ensure perfect safety.
> Authentic botanical essences used.
> Advanced extraction methods.
> Traceability of all raw materials.
> We are against animal testing.
> 100% Vegan.
> Environmentally friendly packaging used from sustainable sources.
OUR PRODUCTS DO NOT CONTAIN
THE POWER OF AROMATHERAPY AND ESSENTIAL OILS
Cellular regeneration is the key to a youthful skin, and essential oils provide a way of doing this. The nutrients and proteins in essential oils help maintain healthy collagen levels and encourage the regeneration of new cells. We complete our formulas by using non-photosensitizing, therapeutic grade essential oils, obtained by gently hydro-distilling certain parts of plants. These oils naturally scent our products and also contribute to our products efficacy.
True aromatherapy is the art and science of using pure extracts from aromatic plant materials, termed essential oils, to address a specific layer of our health and well being. Scent is perhaps the most evocative of the senses. Due to the proximity of the nose to the brain, and specifically the limbic system, which holds memory and emotion, we have the ability to shift our mood in the moment. Daily use of true aromatherapy offers the ability to feel better about who we are as individuals, excavating our authentic selves to experience a greater degree of passion, joy, health and inner beauty.
African Botanics products have been developed with a leading aromatherapist to deliver pure natural goodness from essential oils, rich in botanical activity and antioxidants. These oils encourage healthy, firm and radiant skin, working at a cellular level to keep the complexion soft and youthful while enhancing the mood and emotions.
AFRICAN BOTANICS ON ANTIOXIDANTS AND OMEGAS
Urban pollution, industrial emissions, cigarette smoke, UVA and UVB rays, stress and modern diet creates a permanent danger to the skin. Since the skin is in constant contact with the environment, it is vulnerable to premature aging, skin oxidation and a loss of radiance and firmness.
Oxidation and skin dehydration are the main factors responsible for dull, aging skin. Oxidation, a natural process of the body’s metabolic functions, releases unstable molecules called free radicals. These unstable molecules damage skin cells, collagen and elastin, creating inflammation and wrinkles.
Antioxidants prevent skin oxidation, protect skin from premature aging and keep collagen at a high level in the skin. In developing African Botanics skincare products we closely focus on harnessing the power of antioxidants and omegas in our formulations to make sure that the full benefit and potential of every ingredient is used to its full ability to protect and inhibit the negative effects of free radicals, help restructure and regenerate skin cells, while hydrating the skin to assist with the production of collagen and elastin.
Used long term, application of antioxidants and omegas has also been shown to reduce spots, pigmentation, help maintain healthy skin and improve moisture content.
FROM PRISTINE NATURE TO FINISHED PRODUCTS
Imagine listening to a Baobab tree tell its tale from the time it was just a seed nearly two thousand years ago. Or ask a Resurrection plant to share the magical secret of how it can live in the Kalahari desert for a hundred years without any rain, then spring to life the moment it feels the first drops. Every African Botanics product is the result of a discovery path with a unique story highlighting each ingredient and it’s immense therapeutic benefits.
Sourced, blended and curated time tested indigenous African plants are now validated by rigorous scientific testing to prove what nature already knows. African Botanics harnesses this ancient knowledge to create an exceptional experience.
Behind every African Botanics product, stands a team of highly technical and creative specialists who each define a different level of expertise to perfectly incorporate our chosen ingredients and bring our products from initial development to life.