African range – oils
Coffee, Cinnamon & Orange …….
A ‘pick-me-up’ invigorating aroma guaranteed to enhance body contours, and refresh both the mind & body.
Primarily, coffee and caffeine are finding their way into skin lotions and creams because of antioxidant properties and tightening and firming qualities. Caffeine applied to the skin operates in three ways – as an antioxidant, a diuretic and a vasoconstrictor.
Cinnamon has a long history both as a spice and as a medicine, Cinnamon’s unique healing abilities come from three basic types of components in the essential oils found in its bark. These oils contain active components called cinnamaldehyde, cinnamyl acetate, and cinnamyl alcohol, plus a wide range of other volatile substances.
Kalahari Melon …….
Don’t search any further; this blend will quench any skin that requires hydration and moisture
Has moisturizing, regenerating and restructuring properties, thanks to its high content of essential fatty acids (50 to 70% linoleic acid), which are not synthesized by the body. They contribute to the integrity of the cell wall and to the suppleness and beauty of the skin. It plays a role in regulation of hydration and restructuring of the epidermis.
Mongongo Nut …….
A truly detoxifying experience that will leave you feeling energetic, and full of vitality
The bright yellow oil pressed from the seeds of the mongongo tree contains high levels of vitamin E (tocopherol), linoleic and eleostearic acids, making it a very useful oil for skin protection. It is effective not only for hydrating the skin but also for restructuring and regenerating the epidermis.
The eleostearic acid reacts rapidly with UV light, producing polymerisation and providing a protective layer. The high vitamin E content also provides the oil with excellent stability which is proven in the heat of Southern Africa where the oil does not become rancid.
Mafura & Ylang Ylang ……..
Leaving your skin nourished and revitalise as well as conditioned with this soothing oil blend, leaving you ready to take on the next challenge
Oil from the seeds of the trichilia tree forms a solid butter at room temperature and melts at 30˚C. The butter is rich in essential fatty acids (palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic) and has been shown to have antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity due to the presence of limonids such as Trichilin A. It has also been shown to scavenge free radicals more effectively than many other oils on the market.
African Ginger ……
A complete heat reviver to warm-up your body, and to aid in skin firming, rid your body of lumpy toxins and improve tone
Benefits to the skin are lightening age spots, cellulite reduction, and increases skin radiance. Ginger is an antioxidant which means it inhibits harmful free radicals that cause damage and aging to the skin. Ginger improves skin tone and promotes smoothness to the touch of the skin.
Marula & Neroli …..
The ultimate blend for total relaxation. A unique body oil specially formulated to leave you with a distinct sense of African tranquillity
Is a popular ingredient for our skincare products because it naturally softens, nourishes and revitalises the skin. It is easily absorbed and contains high proportions of oleic acid and linoleic fatty acid, Marula oil has also been shown to improve skin hydration and skin smoothness, and to reduce redness. In studies it performed better than sweet almond oil for each of these properties.
Kigelia & Ximenia Oil……….
The traditional use of kigelia fruit in Africa has been both medicinal – as a treatment for skin complaints from eczema to skin cancer – and cosmetic, as a preparation to firm and enhance skin
tissue. Several scientific studies in recent years suggest that kigelia may indeed have remarkable healing and conditioning effects on the skin. Ximenia seed oil has been shown to be an effective treatment for dry skin prone to ageing since it increases moisture levels and improves the function of sebaceous tissues. It also has anti-inflammatory properties and the presence of active ximenyic acid has been shown to improve blood flow in the skin.