African Extracts Rooibos

With a little help from nature – the big African Extracts Rooibos product review for mature skin

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When you get a little older what you did/didn’t do for your skin finally starts to show. However, you can still repair and maintain your skin going forward.

I recently got to test out a product selection suitable for ladies that have reached the 40+ mark (I’m getting a bit personal here). Unfortunately it fell over the last throes of a really bad breakout I had – but turns out that the products actually were exactly what I needed.

I have actually bought the creams and oils from Clicks before as African Rooibos Extracts is really affordable – and you know the Clicks buy 2, get 1 free promotions… I bought some 🙂

I love African Extracts Rooibos because it is affordable, they combine skin care science with proven efficacy of natural plant extracts

This is a long write-up, but it is really worth the read!

Toner – what does it do?

When you do your shopping and you have to stick to a budget, sometimes you skip steps for your skin (because cream is enough) – right?

After you wash your face, you might think your skin is clean… but sometimes there is still leftover makeup, excess oil and whatever else may have been in the air. This is where toner comes in. It is just that extra bit of cleaning and hydrating your skin needs between washing and applying cream.

What makes the African Extracts Rooibos Misting Toner special?

The Advantage Misting Toner has Bio-Active Rooibos extract (*antioxidant that helps to reduce the visible signs of ageing – plus boosts your skins natural defences), aloe vera to soothe and calm, witch hazel to purify and tighten pores, chamomile to fade dark spots and aid cellular regeneration as well as everlasting and daisy flowers to get some radiance going and counter the ageing effects of pollutants.

Use it 3 ways!

  • After cleaning your face and neck get the toner on your skin. You can apply it more than once if your skin needs refreshing.
  • Use it to set your makeup! This is a bonus that I haven’t yet tried… (It is on my list to do, because setting spray is expensive.)
  • Combine with a few drops of your Advantage Repair Facial Oil Spray on a cotton pad to remove your makeup effortlessly.

The features you need to know about:

  • Antioxidant rich
  • Free of parabens
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Endorsed by Beauty without Cruelty

Tissue Oil

Don’t roll your eyes at me, every man, woman and child should have good tissue oil within a 20m radius at all times (according to me). I say good because not all tissue oils are created equally – just read the labels.

The African Extracts Rooibos Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil is derived from 100% natural ingredients with no added preservatives, fragrance or colourants. It’s nature in a bottle with regenerative and restorative properties.

So, what is in the African Extracts Rooibos Tissue Oil?

A blend of grapeseed and sweet almond oils with Bio-Active Rooibos extract*, added Vitamin E as well as extracts from rosemary and geranium. The Rooibos extract is from organically grown (in the Cederberg), fresh-cut rooibos and extracted by steam to preserve the highest levels of antioxidants.

Before I go further, let me tell you what has been clinically proven with this product…

It improves the appearance of scars, blemishes, stretchmarks, uneven skin tone, dry and dehydrated skin, fine lines and wrinkles, brittle nails and cuticles, dry and itchy scalp.

It is literally an all-purpose tissue oil! Currently I am using it on my hands, nails, face (acne scars) and décolletage – they say it takes a few weeks to see results, so I’m going to stick it out. You will hear how the results were – I promise.

All the ways in which to use your tissue oil:

The African Extracts Rooibos Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil comes in a 125ml spray bottle (yay!).

  • You can use it under your day or night cream, just give it some time to get absorbed. It’s not as oily as you might think.
  • Spray and massage onto your nails and cuticles.
  • Add a few drops to your bathwater. (My mom used to let us do this when we had sunburns.) It just adds additional food that your skin can absorb to feel extra moisturised.
  • Apply it to your locks! It is a deep treatment for hair and you can leave it in for just 15 minutes before washing. It really works!
  • If you are bald and your scalp is dry… just rub a few drops on. You can also apply it after getting your head shaved.
  • Dry elbows, knees and heels… rub some tissue oil on.
  • This one is a secret my mom taught me as well… add a few drops into your body lotion. Or if you are feeling lavish, just spray it onto your arms and legs.
  • If you are in a diet situation, start applying tissue oil over those fatty bits now. It helps the skin when it wants to do that stretch mark thing.
  • Put it next to the hand was – you feel see the difference when you apply tissue oil after all the water works.
  • And then… we all know what tissue oil does to scars and blemishes – just put it on a few times a day.

The features you need to know about:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • 100% naturally derived ingredients
  • No mineral oils, preservatives, fragrances or colourants
  • Dermalogically tested
  • Clinically proven results
  • Suitable for vegans
  • Endorsed by Beauty without Cruelty

Eye Cream

Who spends that extra bit on eye creams that promise a bag of chips and a side of dip? I’m putting both my hands up. I have had hits, misses and meh luck with eye creams. The most expensive teeny tiny little tube I once bought cost almost 500 bucks and it was just meh.

Why should we be using eye cream you may ask…

The under-eye area is one of the most delicate and vulnerable areas on your body. It is also the place where fine lines like to “make a nest”.

  • See less of your fine lines
  • Dark circles going a bit lighter
  • Under-eye puffiness minimised
This is my actual skin with no make-up and small dots of African Extracts Advantage Regenerating Eye Cream – ready to be dabbed in. I don’t want to scare you on whats happening below my lip line – I’m treating it with the tissue oil (and I will discuss this in another write-up).

Let me tell you more about the African Extracts Advantage Regenerating Cream

It has antioxidant-rich Bio-Active Rooibos*, sea fennel and buckwheat extracts, skin smoothing allantoin (I had to google this one, but it is diureide of glyoxylic acid) and light deflectors for that bright youthful look.

The biggest plus… it comes in a tube with pump! This keeps your cream free from active ingredients like light and air.

The features you need to know about:

  • Rich in antioxidants
  • Paraben free
  • Dermatologically tested
  • Endorsed by Beauty without Cruelty

Other African Extracts Rooibos testers I have tried:

  • Intensive Day Cream with SPF 15 for Dry/Mature Skin
    It really works well under makeup and is a good moisturiser.
  • Gentle Refining Polish for Dry/Mature Skin
    Polish is just a fancy word for exfoliate, but it is a really nice one to use!

Verdict…

If you want a pocket-friendly skin range that actually gives results, then African Extracts Rooibos should be on your shopping list. I will be squeezing every last drop from every tube and bottle.

I have also given my mom and sister cream samples and they both loved it. I will never trust those 2 alone near my African Extracts products…

Where can you get your hands on African Extract Rooibos products?

Clicks, Dischem, selected pharmacies, Pick n Pay and Checkers stores – and Takealot.

How much does it cost?

These are recommended retail prices as at September 2018.

  • New Advantage Misting Toner: R119.99 for R150ml
  • Multi-Purpose Tissue Oil: R119.99 for 125ml
  • Advantage Regenerating Cream: R172.99 for 20ml

Win your very own African Extracts hamper!

The hamper contains the following products:

  • Advantage Eye Cream
  • Classic Care Facial Wash
  • Classic Care New Tissue Oil

How to enter:

  • Follow African Extracts Rooibos on
  • Follow Goddess blog on
  • (Required) Comment in the comments section below this blog post with your age and #YourNaturalAdvantage
    Which social media channels you followed and your handles.
  • Tag a friend (or 10) on the Facebook competition post.
  • The more steps you follow, the more entries you will have.

T&Cs

  • Competition closes 5 October 2018
  • Prize is sponsored by African Extract Rooibos.
  • The prize includes
    • Advantage Eye Cream
    • Classic Care Facial Wash
    • Classic Care New Tissue Oil
  • Only completed entries will count.
  • The competition is open to all fans of Goddess, who are Residents of South Africa and over the age of 18.
  • By entering the competition, you are deemed to have read and accepted these terms and conditions. All entry instructions form part of these terms and conditions.
  • If the winner is chosen and there are noted irregularities (i.e. the email address or person does not exist, is not delivered to a person, or is forwarded to a person with a different identity etc.) the winner will be disqualified and a new winner will be drawn.
  • Any entries received after the closing date will be invalid. Goddess accepts no responsibility for any errors of any other kind which may restrict or delay the sending or receipt of an entry, or for delayed or lost entries.
  • If we are unable to contact a prize winner, we reserve the right to pick another.
  • All entries will be examined and the prize shall be awarded to the winner selected at random by Goddess from all eligible participants who have correctly entered the prize draw in accordance with entry instructions. No correspondence will be entered into.
  • The winners will be notified via Facebook and/or Instagram, and the prizes will be issued as soon as possible.
  • The winner has 48 hours to respond after the winner announcement.
  • The prize will be delivered via courier.
  • Prizes are not redeemable for cash.
  • Goddess reserve the right to cancel or change the promotion at any time and will endeavour to give you advance notice of any such change or withdrawal. However, in some cases, advance notice may not be possible.

I am a Johannesburg based freelance writer, social media manager - and of course share bits from my life with you on this blog. We have 2 kids through surrogacy and 3 black cats.

7 Comments

  1. Unathi Twala Reply

    Hi There,

    Please find my entry :).

    I’ve followed all Africa Extracts Rooibos social media (facebook, Instagram, Twitter), as well as all Goddess social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram) – @ndinguunathi (Instagram and Twitter), and Nathi Masonwabe Ngofefe Twala on Facebook. I’ve also tagged more than 10 friends on the Facebook post :).

    I pray I win.

    Looking forward to it.

    Thank you and my best.

    Unathi

  2. Carolyn Augustus Reply

    Following both on Twitter @Lynn_19426, Instagram @lynnie187 and Facebook Carolyn Augustus. I’m 37 years old and #YourNaturalAdvantage is that I don’t get breakouts at all. Yay me!

  3. Enterd the compition tagged my friends. hope i win. being a single mom you dont always have extra to buy nice things for yourself

    • Susann Reply

      Even if you don’t win… Clicks is currently running a “Buy 3 and only pay for 2” special on African Rooibos. I stocked up on some day and night cream. 🙂

  4. I entered this competition as I use many rooibos products ❤️

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