It’s a jungle out there what with a slew of, serums, moisturizers, sunscreens, primers, CC creams, pigmentation formulas and popping up every other day. There’s a host of powerhouse products out there you’re excused if you stare at that bewildering array lining your dressing table every morning not quite knowing where to start.
TOO MANY PRODUCTS CAN BACKFIRE
In fact, too many lotions can irritate the skin, making it hard to pinpoint what’s causing the problem.” Ingredients like vitamins A and C, Alpha Hydroxy Acids (AHAs), glycolic acid and retinol can cause allergies and sensitivity so do a patch test before slathering on potions containing them. Vitamin C and AHAs are acid-based and can cause redness, peeling and itching while retinol and benzoyl peroxide can cause excessive dryness and photosensitivity.
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Mist / Tone, Squalane and Moisturizer – FOR ALL SKIN TYPES.
Step 1 MIST – Rose, Neroli, Jasmin, African Wild Potato and Witch Hazel – Hydra-Vitalising Mist works to replenish and re-balance the skin naturally, while uplifting the senses.
Step 2 SQUALANE – Squalane restores the natural balance of your skin, improves cell turnover, provides moisture,
non – comedogenic, improves skin elasticity, Provides moisture, reduces the appearance of wrinkles and fine lines
and enhances skin barrier integrity.
Step 3 FACE – A natural moisturizer loaded with antioxidants and CBD to help minimize the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Promotes even skin tone. Formulated to nourish and aids in skin healing naturally. CBD-infused, Marula oil, Neroli and Ylanag Ylang to add a hit of calm to your daily routine. Face CBD formulation packs a hydrating punch, but also provides the calming and soothing effects of the ingredients.
Nourished by Africa uses a powerful combination of natural products for your ultimate, tailored skin routine. It is the natural beauty that wields the tapestry of our lives and the legacy we leave behind. Simple, authentic beauty.
Ingredients and benefits…
Squalane is naturally present in the skin lipid barrier Its exceptional moisturizing properties and ability to
penetrate the skin. Squalane is non-irritating up to 100% concentration. That means you can literally bathe in this stuff if you wanted! More impressively, squalene acts as an antioxidant, being your skin’s natural defence against UV radiation-induced oxidative stress, or more simply put — it protects skin against the damaging effects of sun exposure. Squalane serves as a lightweight moisturizer and leaves skin hydrated, supple, and luminous. Because it’s so similar to your skin’s own oil, it tends to provide just the right amount of moisture without over(or under)doing it. Because of its hydrating and antioxidant properties, squalane oil can actually help improve the look of your skin’s texture — so you’ll be baby smooth! Over time it can even help to reduce the appearance of pores and other spots on your skin. Squalane benefits include a soothing quality that can help prevent and alleviate irritation. It goes on smooth and offers a pleasant, calming sensation. Because squalane mimics our skin’s natural sebum or oil, it can actually help to control natural oils. The skin recognizes squalane as a naturally occurring oil and therefore produces less on its own, making it an excellent choice for anyone struggling with oily skin.
First thing’s first: Marula Oil is a lightweight and antioxidant-rich oil that hails from the nuts and kernels found in Marula trees. The light-yellow oil has a faint nutty scent, is fast-absorbing, and contains fatty acids, which have moisturizing and emollient properties. The amino acids found in Marula Oil (L-arginine and glutamic acid) help restore hydration and have anti-ageing properties, Marula Oil is high in antioxidants, essential fatty acids, and amino acids. It’s widely used as an ingredient in skincare products and appears to be beneficial for oily, acne-prone, dry, and ageing skin. With 4X vitamin C of oranges and 60 percent more antioxidants than argan, coconut and many other all-natural oils. It is packed with Vitamin E, oleic acid – one of the potent Omega-9s- known for their potential to ward off dryness, lines, and wrinkles. When applied on the skin, the anti-oxidants, moisture-locking and anti-inflammatory compounds act together to fight free radicals, hydrate the dull and dry skin, and prevent sagging of the skin respectively. The omega-9s and other fatty acids also assist the whole process by promoting collagen formation and skin regeneration. The anti-oxidants also add an extra layer of protection from harmful UV rays to prevent sun damage and allergies.
Cannabis oil has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, making it useful in treating a variety of skin conditions The compounds in the oil have a soothing effect. Why is this important? “Inflammation is the root of all evil, whether that’s acne or the signs of ageing. So, if you’re prone to redness, chronically dry skin, or you’ve started to notice the formation of fine lines, inflammation is likely a contributing factor, What’s more, in addition to its anti-inflammatory properties, it is also chock full of antioxidants, so it helps combat the environmental damage your complexion faces on a daily basis.
Neroli oil stimulates skin cells to regenerate, giving it anti-scarring properties. This makes Neroli a fantastic ingredient to rub on stretch marks, age spots and scars. It’s really good at giving added glow and dewiness to your skin. Neroli oil also contains antibacterial properties, which means it helps to keep skin clean, and guards against breakouts. Neroli is an incredible emollient, offering conditioning and nourishment to the skin, so it is the perfect addition to any skin product, but its additional benefits are even better truly offer an amazing skincare treatment. Neroli oil has been linked to skin cell regeneration and improved elasticity in the skin. As such, it smooths fine lines and wrinkles, scars and stretch marks. As a natural oil, it fully comes to life once applied to the skin, interacting with the natural oils within the skin layers. Neroli is brilliant for use on oily or acne-prone skin. This may sound like an oxymoron, but the bitter orange oil helps maintain and balance the skin’s oil and moisture levels. It tones skin, balances sebum and assists in reducing inflamed blemishes. This balancing act means it also works wonders for dry and combination skin types.
Wild Power Root
African Potato Extract is rich in plant sterols, which are abundant in plants but are highly concentrated in the African Potato. Plant sterols greatly enhance the functioning of T-cells, which control and regulate the immune system, and possess potent anti-inflammatory properties similar to cortisone, but without the side-effects. African Potato possesses antinociceptive, anti-inflammatory and anti-diabetic properties and this supports the anecdotal, traditional uses in the management of painful inflammatory conditions. The African Potato extract aids in the skins ability to heal naturally, soothe and calm the skin, eliminating redness and puffiness caused by inflammation.
It’s good for all skin types. Gently clarifying, soothing, hydrating—jasmine does it all. “Jasmine Oil and extracts can help balance moisture in the skin, as well as protect skin with antibacterial properties,” Above all, it’s gentle and balancing, which means it won’t irritate sensitive skin or cause breakouts for the acne-prone, despite its deeply moisturizing properties. Jasmine Oil contains elements such as benzaldehyde and benzoic acid which are known for their antiviral and antibiotic effects. Jasmine Oil is the ideal remedy for external infections as well as boosting the immune system. Regenerate – Rich in antioxidants and with active ingredients that stimulate cellular regeneration, Jasmine Oil helps to fight the signs of premature skin ageing. Nourish Jasmine Oil boasts strong moisturizing properties. Replenishing your skin, Jasmine Oil provides natural hydration that won’t clog pores. Heal – Jasmine oil boosts the healing effect. Jasmine oil is highly effective in evening out skin tone, healing scars and reducing the appearance of blemishes as well as fighting off that seasonal skin fatigues.
Ylang Ylang is a great balancing Essential Oil which is perfect for regulating sebum production. So, if you have oily/combination skin, like so many people do, or you’re going through a hormonal shift that is throwing your skin out of whack; Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is a perfectly natural way to balance out your skin, maintain moisture in mature, dry and irritated skin. Acne problems? Ylang Ylang is antimicrobial so it’s good for clearing up acne and fighting off bacteria and overall irritation. Skin booster – when applied topically to the skin, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil is well known for its ability to stimulate a natural glow. Antiseptic – Thanks to its antibacterial compounds, Ylang Ylang Essential Oil can help fight infections by purifying, protecting and healing. The emotional attributes of Ylang Ylang are if nothing but alluring. It has been known to help soothe and reduce anxiety, dispel anger and negative emotional states.
It is easy to get lost in the heavenly fragrance of rose water. This amazing ingredient is a staple in most skin care routines. Contains Antioxidants Damascena has antioxidant properties. The extracts of the petals of this rose and the essential oil derived from it have free-radical scavenging properties. Helps to ease redness. Rose Oil and rose water have an astringent effect on the blood capillaries closer to the skin surface. Applying rose water helps ease redness caused by the enlarged capillaries. Has an anti-inflammatory effect. Attributed to vitamin C. The essential oil and absolute has a strong antibacterial effect against strains of S. Aureus (cause acne), E. Coli, C.Violaceum, and several other bacteria. Since rose water also contains rose oil, it aids in keeping your skin healthy. Other than these benefits, rose water is considered to be incredibly soothing and refreshing for the skin as well as maintaining the skin’s pH balance and slows ageing