African Extracts Rooibos beauty products


African Extracts has been one of my favourite beauty ranges for decades.

I loved it as soon as I first saw it in 2002. To be honest, as good as it was, I expected it to disappear in a year or so. Many good local African brands do, drowned out by the international beauty giants with their huge advertising budgets.

I am so happy to have been proven wrong. African Extracts has grown from strength to strength, becoming a bestseller, and is available in South African supermarkets, pharmacies, and chainstores. It is also available internationally, and if the prices are not too high, I will try to order some when this lot runs out.

I am not a huge fan of Rooibos tea, though it is very popular in Sweden. But I love the smell of these products, and the fact that they are mild, gentle, and cheap. It’s quite hard to find wipe-off cleaners and this range has several that suit my skin, for $4 per 250ml. My favourite products are the cleansers and toners, and the facial wipes.


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

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