5 South African Superfood Products That Do Amazing Things To Your Skin

Can you say elasticity, plumpness and uber glow?


Gotlhokwang Angoma-Mzini |

When it comes to summer skin, there are two things we know for sure: We want glow. And we want to show off that glow… now. Skincare products that’ll help? Superfoods. Superfood-infused skincare products are said to contain anti-oxidants and minerals that benefit your skin. How? Can you say healthier complexion. Softer skin. Less dullness. We could go on… but we have a variety of homegrown beauty picks to go through. Going local has never been easier.

Rooibos

Skin feeling a tad dry and irritated? The high levels of flavonoid in rooibos help to prevent skin disorders like eczema and acne.

African Extracts Rooibos Daily Repair Facial Oil (R180)

This treatment oil helps to reduce the appearance of dark marks and spots and protects skin from environmental damage. It uses the antioxidant power of Bio-Active Rooibos, vitamins and essential oils to help reduce the signs of lifestyle stress. Available at

Clicks Skin Care Collection Rooibos Bar (R17)

Gently cleanse and care for your skin with this soap, then say goodbye to dark sports and oiliness. Available at .

Baobab

Get this: When slathered onto your skin, baobab is known to reduce the appearance of wrinkles and stretch marks. Its high vitamin C content promotes collagen formation, boosting the skin’s natural elasticity and smoothness. We’ll get truck loads then!

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Soil Organic Baobab Oil (R142)

This is an excellent skin moisturiser, which absorbs quickly into the skin without clogging pores, leaving it feeling super-soft. It contains omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, which contribute towards maintaining a healthy skin. Available at Faithful-To-Nature.

Soil Organic Baobab Oil

Pure Beginnings Baby Bum Cream (R95)

This isn’t just for babies! You can use bum cream to reduce redness, help with razor burn, for bites and stings and even wrinkles. This one is infused with baobab, so it will do all of that while giving your skin that delicious glow. Available at

Buchu

Historically, buchu has been used to treat inflammation, and kidney and urinary tract infections. But when it comes to your skin, it also provides anti-fungal and anti-bacterial benefits. Result: Your skin is proper fortified.

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O’live Cape Buchu & Lemongrass Soap (R59)

Refresh your skin as you gently cleanse with only the purest natural ingredients. Made with a blend of invigorating and uplifting lemongrass and peppermint essential oils, this soap features a hint of buchu oil, which smooths and brightens skin. Available at Faithful-To-Nature.

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