Africology has taken much time and carried out much research to find powerful natural ingredients that not only indulge the senses but also work actively on the skin to produce effective results. Africa has many wonderful indigenous medicinal plants and herbs that are of great benefit to the skin, body and mind as a whole. It is important for Africology to harness the amazing properties of such plants, naturally, and formulate the perfect combinations for effective skin and body care. It has become our passion to share these amazing benefits with the rest of the world.
Hypoxis is also known commonly as the African potato. It is full of sterols and sterolins which are helpful in the treatment of acne, eczema, psoriasis, skin cancer, arthritis, and prostate enlargement.
- Boosts immune system
- Great antioxidant
- Proven to help fight cancer due to content of sterols and sterolins
Rooibos is full of essential minerals -- calcium, copper, iron, magnesium manganese, potassium, sodium and zinc -- and has a very soothing anti-inflammatory effect on the skin.
- Mild sunscreen
- Potent anti-oxidant and anti-ageing
- Soothing, relieves irritations
These actives are rich in nutritional and healing compounds and minerals, amino acids, lipids and monosaccarides (basic carbohydrate that transports energy to the mitochondria cells that transform it into energy for living cells), phytosterols, vitamins E , B, C and zinc
- Healing and soothing, great for irritation or sunburn
- Reduces scar tissue
- Psoriasis, eczema, burns
- Facial edema
- Natural oxygenator (drawing and holding oxygen in the skin) therefore great for cell renewal
- Replenishes lost moisture
- Natural astringent
Marula oil is rich in antioxidants and essential fatty acids. It creates a protective coating on the surface of the skin and is a very stable oil, having a high resistance to oxidative rancidity
- Hydrating, prevents trans-epidermal water loss
- Heals skin tissue
- Reduces redness
Rose Absolute balances hormones and assists with regulating periods, menopause and any hormonal disruptions
- Reduces redness, great on the face for high colour
- Soothing and antiseptic
- Helps to retain moisture and stimulate regeneration
Rosehip oil is an excellent source of Vitamin A and works particularly well on dry, mature skins
- Improves lacklustre skin
- Cell regeneration, slows down signs of ageing
- Regulates oil secretion
DMAE (dimethylaminoethanol) is an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory that is essential in the communication between neurotransmitters from nerve to muscle. Therefore it stimulates nerve and muscle function to assist with muscle tone and help to prevent sagging.
- Improves muscle tone
Alpha Lipoic Acid is a potent antioxidant that eliminates free radicals and has the ability to recycle other antioxidants as well. It is also an important co-factor in the production of cellular energy, and when not present in sufficient quantity in the body, muscles begin to shrink and the skin’s energy is diminished.
- Potent antioxidant
- Boosts energy production at a cellular level
Acetyl-L-Carnitine is central to the production of cellular energy as it triggers the breakdown of fats into fatty acids inside our fat cells.
- Creates activity in the cells to turn fat into energy
- Breaks down fat without losing water in cells, keeping them healthy
CoensUbiquinone: (Coenzyme Q10 ) is an anti-oxidant which supports the natural defence mechanism against the damaging effect of free radicals, particularly the lipid peroxidation of the skin.
Vitamin C is essential for the skin as it takes amino acid praline and incorporates it into collagen and elastin. Helps maintain capillaries, recycles burnt out Vitamin E and converts it back into a usable form so it can fight more free radicals—which can penetrate the skin. It neutralises reactive oxygen (free radicals) caused by UV radiation, therefore preventing photo-damage.
- Helps build collagen and elastin
- Photo-protective and repairs sun damage
Tocopheryl acetate: (Vitamin E) is a very powerful anti-oxidant, which promotes a better and younger-looking appearance of the skin. Protects the skin from internal metabolic processes and also detrimental external factors.
- Helps reduce UV light damage
Vitamin A stimulates cell regeneration as well as increased cell metabolism, and smoothes the skin by strengthening the skin’s elasticity
- Stimulates cell regeneration
- Stimulates cell metabolism
Repairs dry skin and scalp and restores natural skin barriers. It reduces transepidermal water loss and restores shine and moisture to hair.
- Strengthens hair and nails
- Restores shine and glow to skin
- Consists of fatty acids
- Linoleic acid
- Reorganizes impaired lipids barrier