The African Extracts Story
South African skin-care products inspired by the natural antioxidant power of rooibos
Founded in Cape Town in 2002, over 20 years ago, African Extracts Rooibos skin care is a South African beauty brand inspired by the unique antioxidant power of the rooibos plant that grows naturally only in one place on earth – the rugged Cederberg mountains. Known for centuries by the first peoples of the region, the Khoi and the San, and developed later as a red tea, rooibos (Aspalathus linearis) is widely acknowledged for its health-giving benefits.
Our Bio-Active Rooibos extract is rich in unique antioxidants, natural alpha-hydroxy acids and minerals, including zinc. Organically grown, watered only by the rain and nourished by mineral-rich soils of this unique climate, fresh green Rooibos is harvested by hand. Steam is used to make an extract that captures and preserves the highest possible levels of antioxidants for use in our skin-care products.
From this natural heritage, the company developed a range of skin-care products with Bio-Active Rooibos extracted from organic rooibos. Because the company believes in the power of nature, our Bio-Active Rooibos is supported in each of the products by a host of proven natural active ingredients, carefully selected for their skin-care benefits. Each one is a testament to our down-to-earth approach.