Bio actieve ingrediënten
Scientific Name: Aspalathus Linearis
The key ingredient in all African Extracts Rooibos products is an exclusive extract of fresh green Rooibos plant, extracted at source in Clanwilliam, the heart of the Rooibos-growing area of the Cederberg Mountains. Extracted with the use of only water and steam, the pure natural extract is rich in flavonoids and powerful antioxidants, one of which, aspalathin, is unique to the Rooibos plant. Our Bio-Active Rooibos is tested in an independent laboratory to ensure highest levels of antioxidants. Used as a traditional remedy for its anti-inflammatory, healing and soothing effects on a wide range of skin conditions, Rooibos extract is increasingly sought-after internationally as an active ingredient in skin-care products for its protective, anti-free radical action.
Scientific Name: Polygonum Fagopyrum
The extract of this fruit seed helps reduce puffiness by relaxing the blood vessels to increase local circulation. It also contains powerful anti-oxidants which help prevent the visible signs and ageing, including rutin which is beneficial in protecting against skin damage caused by the sun.
Jojoba seed oil
Scientific Name: Simmondsia Chinensis
The Jojoba plant is indigenous to the desert areas of Arizona and California. Its benefits as a skin-care ingredient were discovered as an alternative to whale oil, and it’s prized for its natural moisturising and softening qualities.
Scientific Name: Silybum Marianum
Also known as milk thistle, this member of the sunflower family is prized for its ability to moisturise and tighten the skin.
Scientific Name: Crithmum Maritimum
This hardy plant, also known as Samphire, grows on rocky beaches. With peptides so small they can penetrate into the skin, Sea Fennel is rich in minerals and vitamins A, C, E, with anti-oxidant, antiseptic, toning, skin- conditioning, and soothing properties. It is also thought to increase local blood circulation and the production of collagen and elastin.
Scientific Name: Glycine Soja
Rich in vitamin E, lecithin and essential fatty acid, soybean oil is used to reduce blotchiness and discolouration caused by hormonal changes and sun exposure, evening out skin tone, moisturise and help to reduce fine lines by stimulating the skin’s own production of collagen, elastin and other proteins.
Scientific Name: Triticum Aestivum
Wheat germ oil is extracted from the most nutrient-rich part of the plant, with significant amounts of vitamin A, vitamin D, B vitamins, antioxidants and fatty acids. These nutrients replenish the moisture in dry skin, and help to heal scars and blemishes. Wheat germ is rich in vitamin E, which helps reduce skin damage, fight free radicals, support healthy collagen formation and maintain even skin tone.
Scientific Name: Hordeum vulgare
This natural plant extract is high in linoleic acid and phytosterols. It is known to soothe and moisturise skin, assist in replenishing the skin’s protective barrier and the renewal of cell membranes. Barley is often used to treat dry and itchy skin.
Scientific Name: Aesculus hippocastanum
Extract of this hardwood tree’s seeds is a proven anti-inflammatory, with escin which strengthens the walls of blood vessels. It boosts the condition of the skin by improving the circulation and delivering oxygen-rich blood to the dermal layer. Horse chestnut also inhibits the actions of enzymes that deplete collagen and elastin, the primary cause of wrinkles and sagging skin.
This microscopic plant that grows in fresh water is a skin-conditioning and protecting agent used for its anti-ageing benefits, which include its ability to smooth out and restructure ageing, scarred and sun-damaged skin. Chlorella is rich in carotenoids, which are deposited in the skin to protect against the effects of UV, while the high levels of amino acids help to maintain, restore and stimulate the production of collagen, which is critical for the skin’s firmness and density.