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COVETEUR

Neroli Infused Marula Oil is featured in “9 Aromatic Oils to Soothe Your Mind and Skin.”

If this product were an astrological sign, it’d be a Capricorn: it makes sure its loved ones (you) are feeling at ease while working hard to protect them (again, you) from any dangers. Neroli flowers are macerated in marula oil, which essentially means that dried flowers are soaked in oil to achieve optimal extraction from the bloom. Neroli works to ease the mind with its floral and spiced notes. Marula oil helps to fight off free radicals with its antioxidants and eliminate breakouts with its antimicrobial properties. That means you’re calm and your skin looks great, too.

 

COVETEUR

Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish is featured in “How to Pick the Right Cleanser for Your Skin Type.” 

 

BYRDIE

Intense Skin Repair Balm is featured in “Marula Oil Is Essentially the Gatekeeper For Skin's Collagen and Elastin Reserves.”

Choice for all skin types, this is an especially ideal hydrator for ultra dry or sensitized skin, thanks to marula oil's hydrating and healing properties. And if you usually don't love super thick balms, don't worry. This one has the unique distinction of melting into more of a serum-like texture as you massage it into skin, disappearing without a trace. (Top tip: It even works great as a hydrator for chapped lips.) The subtle—and naturally-derived—floral fragrance is just an added bonus.

 

AEDIT

Neroili Infused Marula Oil is featured in “How To Treat The Most Common Types of Face And Body Acne.”

 

THE DAILY FRONT ROW

Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser is featured in “9 Products to Add to Your Skincare Routine After Wearing Face Masks.”

The Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser by African Botanics is a detoxifying and balancing facial cleanser. Ideal for those exposed to effects of urban stress, pollution, or harsh, dry climates or for anyone who’s complexion needs a little TLC.

 

DERMSOTRE

Neroli Infused Marula Oil is featured in “How This Skinfluencer Gets “Smooth as Glass” Skin.”

Relatively late to the game, I only got into face oils over the last decade or so. Ever since discovering African Botanics five years ago, their Neroli Infused Marula Oil has been in my top five of all-time favorite products. This lightweight and silky oil is grown organically, harvested responsibly and cold pressed to ensure its highest antioxidant potency. I seal my nightly routine with a few drops over whatever treatment serum I have in rotation and wake up to visibly glowing skin.

 

BYRDIE

Café Noir Body Exfoliant is featured in “13 Body Scrubs for Smooth, Flake-Free Skin.” 

When it comes to exfoliation, you can go one of two routes. There’s physical or mechanical exfoliation, which involves using some type of particle (sugar, salt, seeds) to actually scrub off dead skin. Then there’s chemical exfoliation, which uses various acids to dissolve dead cells. It largely boils down to a matter of personal preference, but if you really want to get skin silky smooth, seeking out a product that combines both methods is a good way to go.

Enter this formula, a favorite of Xue’s. It touts both coffee beans and crushed Marula nut shell powder, as well as a blend of alpha- and beta-hydroxy acids so that you get the best of both worlds.

 

COVETEUR

Regenerating Body Hydro-Serum is featured in “BODY SERUMS ARE SKIN CARE’S NEXT FRONTIER—AND WE’RE OBSESSED.”

This highly concentrated serum hydrates, tightens, and firms the skin, boosting radiance and restoring overall elasticity—even fighting cellulite—thanks to its special blend of essential oils, caffeine, peptides, hyaluronic acid, and actives found in green rooibos tea extract and Kigelia Africana.

 

WHO WHAT WEAR

Kalahari Bath Salts are featured in “Your Most-Wanted Beauty Splurges Are Now 20% Off, and You Have Secret Access.”

Steamy EOD bubble baths just hit different in 2020, yeah? Well, your ritual is about to get the best elevation thanks to these multitasking, detoxifying bath salts from African Botanics, which boast an everything-but-the-kitchen-sink laundry list of skin and wellness perks. Mineral-rich salt from the Kalahari desert helps remineralize the body to promote detoxification, muscle relaxation, and healing; seaweed hailing from wild kelp forests in South Africa help soothe skin conditions like psoriasis, eczema, and acne; caffeine helps de-puff and break down cellulite or stagnant circulation; and the aromatic melding of African buchu leaf, juniper, and lemongrass work as a natural antiseptic.

 

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Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser is featured in “Naomi Watts’ Self-Care Routine Involves Bath Soaks & Oreos.” 

In the morning I only cleanse if I’ve exercised, usually with African Botanics Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser in the shower; it’s gentle and moisturizing.

 

BYRDIE

Svelte Cream is featured in “Do Firming Creams Actually Do Anything?”

This luxe body treatment uses botanical ingredients to tighten skin. The product combines a host of botanical ingredients: Kigelia Africana, Ivy extract, Juniper berry, Thyme, Cypress, Grapefruit, and active marine algae all work to firm skin, while caffeine stimulates blood flow and smooths and improves skin texture. Vitamin C, marula oil, and hyaluronic acid work together to not only moisturize, but promote collagen production. 

 

US MAGAZINE

Pure Marula Oil is featured in “A New York City Esthetician Breaks Down the Exact Ingredients to Look for in Skincare Products.” 

Face oils have been extremely popular for a few years now. And according to Mattioli that’s for good reason. “Face oils are amazing for dry skin,” she says. “Look for soothing, calming, non-fragrant plant oils blends which will have essential fatty acids and antioxidants.” Mattioli likes jojoba, rosehip, marula, argan and cranberry seed oil.

 

BYRDIE

Retinal Night Cream and Pure Marula Oil are featured in “Why African Beauty Deserves a Seat at the Table—Plus, 13 Brands We Love.”

African Botanics uses South Africa's unique ingredients, raw materials, and active plant extracts in its sleek line of skincare and bodycare products that protect the skin from environmental aggressors. Ethically sourced and expertly formulated, the products—including the cult-favorite Retinal Night Cream and Marula Oil—are beloved for their high percentage of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory omegas, peptides, minerals and marine biotechnology.

 

FATHERLY

Pure Marula Oil is featured in “The Best Anti-Aging Products for Men…Which Were Made for Women.” 

No, the right face oil won't make your skin greasy or shiny or nasty. This is that oil. If you have dry skin, it's your holy grail. The weightless oil is full of vitamins E and C, which make you look more radiant and refreshed. Which, after sitting in front of screens all day, is something we can all appreciate.

 

MARIE CLAIRE

Le Vert Tranquil Green Clay Soak is featured in “52 New Beauty Products That Will Change Your Life.”

Add this powder to the bath for an extra bit of luxury. Mineral ingredients detox and pacify inflamed skin, while calming scents tend to the mind. Because everyone needs some extra T.L.C. these days.

 

L'OFFICIEL

Pure Marula Oil is featured in “The 7 Best Skincare Ingredients for Dry Skin.”

Derived from the marula tree, marula oil is a rising star of the skincare world. Rich in fatty acids, this skincare ingredient hydrates, contains anti-oxidants, and is anti-inflammatory, all without clogging pores. Use marula oil on its own or combined with other ingredients in a mask or moisturizer.

 

BYRDIE

Intense Skin Repair Balm is featured in “6 Clean, Buttery Moisturizers to Bring Your Sad Winter Skin Back to Life.”

This super luxurious balm melts into a serum that is totally absorbed into your skin, leaving no stickiness behind. Powered by marula oil, it repairs damage to your skin from stress and environmental pollution; with repeated use, it can increase the firmness of skin over time. But my favorite thing about it is the wonderful scent of jasmine, damask rose and bergamot—I like to apply to my pressure points as an alternative to perfume. 

 

COVETEUR

Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser is featured in “Naomi Watts Is Here To Clean Up Your (Beauty) Act.”

And then I’ll use a foaming cleanser to make sure every last particle of makeup is removed. I’m always a big fan of the African Botanics Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser.

 

EDITORIALIST

Le Vert Tranquil Green Clay Soak is featured in “20 THOUGHTFUL SELF-CARE GIFTS FOR THE STRESSED-OUT PEOPLE IN YOUR LIFE.”

Infused with African green clay, sea algae, marula oil, and Atlantic sea salt, African Botanics' Le Vert Tranquil Green Clay Soak promises rejuvenation by balancing pH levels and removing toxins in the body. We love its decadent scent, which instantly transports you to an exotic world with an aromatic blend of Cape rose geranium, patchouli, and jasmine oils.

 

STYLECRAZE

Neroli Infused Marula Oil is featured in “15 Best Facial Oils For Oily Skin Of 2020.

African Botanics Neroli Infused Marula Oil plumps, brightens, and hydrates your skin, reduces redness and fine lines, and tightens pores. This sheer and lightweight formula seeps deep into your skin easily to unclog pores, tighten your skin, and calm your skin thoroughly. It uses rich marula oil that is fully absorbed into your skin.


THE SKINCARE EDIT

Retinal Night Cream is featured in “Editor’s Picks: The 12 Best Retinol Creams (and How to Choose the Right One for Your Skin).”

African Botanics Retinal Night Cream is a fragrance-free and silicone-free cream powered by retinaldehyde. So besides fine lines and wrinkles, it also targets blemishes, with little to no irritation. It has gentle exfoliants to improve the appearance of pores and pigmentation, and a blend of oils and fatty alcohols to lock in moisture.


BYRDIE SKINCARE AWARDS 2020

Infinite Resurfacing Mask awarded Best Brightening Mask.

The Praise: "The first time I tried this mask was just after spending a week with family in arid Arizona. My normally-dry skin was drier and duller than ever, so I was more than impressed when I used this mask and my skin suddenly felt ridiculously soft and supple, with all my congestion gone. It's truly a facial in a bottle that's gentle enough for sensitive skin. I love using it regularly in between facial appointments to keep my skin in check and help brighten my skin tone." - Braina Laviena.
The Eco Factor: African Botanics sources its botanical ingredients from Fair Trade communities in South Africa, allowing it to help local communities invest in the preservation of their land.


COVETEUR

Neroli Infused Marula Oil is featured in “9 Aromatic Oils to Soothe Your Mind and Skin.”

If this product were an astrological sign, it’d be a Capricorn: it makes sure its loved ones (you) are feeling at ease while working hard to protect them (again, you) from any dangers. Neroli flowers are macerated in marula oil, which essentially means that dried flowers are soaked in oil to achieve optimal extraction from the bloom. Neroli works to ease the mind with its floral and spiced notes. Marula oil helps to fight off free radicals with its antioxidants and eliminate breakouts with its antimicrobial properties. That means you’re calm and your skin looks great, too.


W

Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish is featured in “The Best Clean Beauty Products for Quarantine and Beyond.”

The most important step in a facial is the exfoliating process—we don’t have to forgo that step now that we’re at home. This gentle, exfoliating face polish uses papaya and pineapple enzymes to clear and minimize the appearance of pores, while sun-dried Buchu and Baobab fruit work to refine texture and reduce the appearance of sun spots and fine lines. The crucial ingredient here is micro-algae which is rich in mineral salts and proteins to penetrate while protecting the skin barrier. Fans of African Botanics include Kate Hudson, Naomi Watts, Goldie Hawn, and hair maven Jen Atkin.


MARIE CLAIRE

Retinal Night Cream is featured in “Found: The Best New Beauty Products to Try in Isolation.”

African Botanics, a brand birthed in South Africa, uses thoughtful and ethically sourced ingredients to create luxury products with highly effective results. This retinal night cream is filled with active anti-aging ingredients to boost collagen and increase skin elasticity overnight. Indulge in this before lights out time, then wake up with supple skin.


V MAGAZINE

Jardin Sauvage - The Wild Gardern Botanical Body Cream is mentioned in “V125 Next Gen: Adut Akech.”


GLAMOUR

Neroli Infused Marula Oil is featured in “How to Layer Products in Your Skin-Care Routine Correctly.”

If there's one step in your daily skin-care routine that surprisingly divides experts, it's face oil. The most common recommendation is to apply it last at night and second-to-last before sunscreen in the morning. That's because oils are occlusive, says Mona Gohara, M.D., dermatologist and associate clinical professor at Yale School of Medicine. Meaning, they help trap moisture in your skin.


WELL + GOOD

Kalahari Desert DeTox Bath Salts is featured in “12 Self-Care Beauty Buys That Make The Ultimate Mother’s Day Gift This Year.”

Give your mother the gift of a truly decadent bath soak. These are mineral-rich salts from the Kalahari desert mixed with skin-soothing seaweed and marula seed oil for deep moisture.


BYRDIE

Pure Marula Cleansing Oil is featured in These Are the 15 Best Face Washes for Men, According to a Byrdie Boy.”

This rich cleanser created by the South African cult brand offers antioxidants and AHA acids. It's gentle enough for daily removal of SPF, dirt, and grime. The marula cleansing oil also provides gentle exfoliation. This is suitable for all skin types.


V MAGAZINE

Cafe Noir Body Exfoliant is featured in “Give Mama What She Wants.”

She opened up the package, breathed deep to inhale this minty coffee body exfoliant and said, “If only I had a lover who could rub me down with this in the shower.” TMI Mom. TMI. But I get it. When the days start to blur, a whiff of this in the shower will bring her back to focus.


EDITORIALIST

Botanical Hand Cream is featured in “The Best Hand Lotion to Help Revive Dry, Stressed Hands.”

African Botanics' 'Marula Botanical Hand Cream' is one of the best hand lotions recommended for those with dry, chapped, sensitive or irritated skin. Packed with oils (marula and baobab), butters (shea and mango) and botanicals consciously harvested in South Africa, it's specially formulated to sooth, soften and hydrate while also combating the appearance of age spots and uneven tone so that hands appear healthier and younger.


BYRDIE

Intense Skin Repair Balm is featured in “Marula Oil Is Essentially the Gatekeeper For Skin's Collagen and Elastin Reserves.”

"Marula oil contains the phytochemical epicatechin, which has strong antioxidant properties," explains Haley. And all those antioxidants are choice for helping to stave off the free radicals caused by exposure to UV rays and pollution (which can lead to things like spots and changes in skin texture).