[Review] African Extracts Rooibos

Posted on by Anouschka in Anti-Aging, Product Reviews, Reviews



African Extracts Rooibos just sent me some of their  Advantage Range of products to test and review. I usually like to use products I’m sent without researching them too much at first, to get a real feel for the products without being influenced by price or other people’s opinions.




Even though I do quite a bit of research when it comes to beauty products, I’ve never studied the science behind it, so I really like to go on gut feel as well. I tend to find that some products stay at the front of the shelf and I tend to reach for them on a daily basis, while others slowly migrate to the back of the cupboard, because they lack the Wow! factor in my opinion.


My initial feeling towards the African Extracts Rooibos Advantage Range is very positive. I love that it’s a local brand, that it’s a natural brand, and that it contains rooibos (indigenous to the Western Cape – yay! for us), which I know from drinking it, is a great anti-oxidant. 


Starting to read up on it a bit more, I’m even more impressed. 


Firstly, it’s endorsed by Beauty without Cruelty, which gets 2 big thumbs up, and then I had to check the alcohol content, and yes! it only contains Cetearyl alcohol, which isn’t drying for the skin, so another thumbs up. Another plus is that they are all Paraben free as well.


I’ve been using the products for about a week, and am enjoying them a lot. So far I have nothing negative to say about them at all. I’m even tempted to go and get the night cream and the serum, as I’d like to give them a try as well. And now that I’ve seen the prices – I’m definitely going to pop into Dischem this afternoon. The Serum is very interesting as it contains hyaluronic acid and ceramides.



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Here’s some more info on the products themselves:

“Intensive Day Cream with SPF – 50ml – R160.99

Ideal for skin that needs extra protection against the ageing effects of UV, pollution and stress, including loss of firmness, puffiness and fine lines and wrinkles. Active ingredients include advanced anti-ageing complexes, Pronalen EAP™ with horse chestnut, lady’s thistle, green tea and germinated wheat to help reduce puffiness, tighten and firm, and fight damaging free radicals in the skin. Pronalen BioProtect™, with ginseng, apple, peach, wheat and barley, helps protect the skin from the harmful effects of pollutants and UV radiation.


Firming Night Cream – R160.99

deal for skin that needs extra nourishment and renewal to help reduce dryness, loss of firmness, puffiness and the visible appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. This rich night cream is quickly absorbed and non-greasy. Active ingredients include advanced anti-ageing complexes, Pronalen BioProtect™, with ginseng, apple, peach, wheat and barley protects the skin from the harmful effects of pollutants and UV radiation. ProVitagen Complex II™, with lady’s thistle, germinated soy and wheat germ, and vitamins A, C and E, helps retard visible signs of ageing, boosting moisture and firming and tightening.


Hydrating Creamy Cleanser – R74.99

This luxurious cleansing lotion leaves skin feeling clean, soft and comfortable. With Bio-Active Rooibos extract, aloe leaf extract and vitamins C and E, its gentle, non-greasy formulation removes dirt without disturbing the skin’s delicate hydro-lipid barrier.


Gentle Refining Polish – R74.99

This creamy exfoliator gently sweeps away surface impurities and daily grime to leave your skin feeling soft and smooth with a renewed radiance. Enriched with Bio-Active Rooibos extracts, jojoba and grape seed oil, apricot seed and aloe leaf extracts, it’s perfect for dry and mature skins.


Enriched Hand And Nail Cream With SPF 15 – R54.99

This nourishing hand and nail cream has the antioxidant power of Bio-Active Rooibos extract, milk thistle extract, vitamins A and E and UV protections to help reduce the visible signs of ageing. With keratin and vitamin C to promoted strong, healthy nails. Leaves hands silky smooth, protected and hydrated.


Triple Action Serum – R180.99

This advanced skin-saving serum gives dry and mature skin a three-in-one boost. With the antioxidant power of Bio-Active Rooibos, marine plant actives, aloe vera, jojoba seed oil, lavender, hyaluronic acid and ceramides, it helps to firm and lift, rehydrate and strengthen the skin’s defences for smooth, velvety soft skin and a youthful radiance. Combats the appearance of lines and wrinkles, sagging skin and blemishes.


Rejuvenating Eye Cream – R160.99

This silky eye cream has a three-in-one action to diminish the appearance of fine lines around the eyes, reduce the appearance of visible dark circles and under-eye puffiness. With Bio-Active Rooibos, sea fennel, buckwheat seed extract, skin-smoothing allantoin and light deflectors to minimise the appearance of fine lines, this non-greasy cream helps firm and moisturise the delicate skin around the eyes.”


I’ve been using the Advantage Range for 2 weeks and my skin is loving it. It’s a really gentle and hydrating range with no nasties to dry out your skin. I’d defninitely go out and buy these again.


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African Extracts Rooibos

Website: http://www.africanextracts.com/

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About Anouschka

Anouschka is a full time mom and part time Spa addict and pamper fanatic. After taking a 'mommy break' from working in the advertising industry, she started managing facebook fanpages for businesses and fell in love with social media. She divides her time writing for PamperMeNow!, managing the ‘ILoveBeingPampered’ fanpage, and running after her two young boys, with a little bit of Spa action in between.

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