How We Formulate and Our Ingredients Policy
Africology’s product formulations and spa treatment offerings are inspired by the wisdom of Africa's traditional healers and celebrate Africa's vibrant heritage, communities and plant life.
We focus on ‘capturing the intelligence of nature’ during our formulation process to bring you a skincare line with the primary goal of inhibiting the ageing process naturally. We believe in responsible formulating practices, and therefore only use safe, non-toxic preservatives and where possible, organic ingredients.
Africology has taken much time and carried out extensive research to find powerful natural ingredients that not only indulge the senses but also work actively on the skin to produce effective results. South Africa has many wonderful indigenous medicinal plants and herbs that are beneficial to the skin, body and mind as a whole. We make use of the purifying essence of some of these plants, namely rooibos, aloe ferox, marula and African potato. We macerate our plants in a marula, rosehip and aloe vera oil blend, using a very slow process. We take great care not to harm the vital mineral content of the plants.
We believe in ingredients that are pure, naturally active and work in harmony with the body.
Therapeutic in its approach, Africology uses many natural ingredients that are bio-identical to our biology. Each ingredient is chosen for its efficacy in combating premature ageing and improving the skin’s own defences. Our aim is always to ensure that the body and biology are treated in harmony whilst enjoying a truly authentic African offering.
It is our corporate responsibility to enable customers to make educated choices when purchasing cosmetic products and therefore proudly disclose all ingredient details. We encourage customers to read ingredient labels and become more aware of potentially harmful ingredients within some skincare products.
We allow nature to contribute its wonderful fragrances to our products by natural means, calming and soothing the senses and creating a relaxed state of mind.
We only use unrefined oils in their natural state, with high percentages of vitamin A, B1, B2, and B6, and mono- and polyunsaturated fatty acids and Vitamin E. Our products therefore have a thicker, richer texture than those containing refined oils. The colour of our creams and oils may change due to them not going through this refining process.
Our products are free from parabens, propylene glycol, mineral oil, petrolatum, sodium laureth sulfate, DEA, MEA, TEA, isopropyl alcohol sd-40, imidazolidinyl urea and DMDM hydantoin, phenoxyethanol, methylchloroisithiazolinone, synthetically produced perfumes or fragrances, phthalates.
Using nearly twenty different antioxidants and a variety of anti-inflammatory and hydrating ingredients, Africology has created a powerful skincare range that will help revitalise the skin while slowing down the ageing process. Backed by full toxicology reports and skin-patch testing; Africology products are safe, effective and work in harmony with the body.