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Yoga helps increase mental and physical wellbeing for a more balanced skin and body

At Africology we focus on the philosophy of a holistic approach to health and wellbeing and are passionate about creating wellness - not only for the skin but the body and mind as well. Yoga aims to increase overall mental and physical wellbeing and therefore a healthier, more balanced skin and body.       Yoga can help reduce stress and anxiety, lower blood pressure and bring a sense of peace and calm to the everyday stresses of modern living.   We caught up with yoga teacher and aficionado, the lovely Hannah Juliano of Zone In Yoga for a brief look into the o..

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Meet Africa's miracle oil

Rich in tradition, Africa is a land of legends passed down from generation to generation. The marula tree features in many African legends. It’s also known as the Elephant Tree because of the elephant’s love of the marula fruit. Elephants go to great lengths and travel long distances to get the fruit during harvest season.                            Legend has it that Hare acted kindly towards Elephant by helping him find water during a year of drought and was rewarded with a tusk. Hare planted the tusk in hi..

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Wonderful Watercress

I love the strong, peppery taste and gentle crunch of watercress. It’s a welcome addition to any salad and adds a lively flavour to green smoothies. Not only does it taste great, watercress is a powerhouse of nutritious vitamins and minerals and it’s in season now. Watercress is part of the cabbage family and the robust flavour comes from the mustard oil components of the plant. Given its rich abundance of health benefits, I wasn’t surprised to learn that Hippocrates, the ‘Father of Medicine’, opened a hospital near to a stream plentiful with wild watercress so that he could use t..

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What’s in it, not what’s not, is where it’s at

Growth in the global natural and organic beauty market has been phenomenal in recent years and shows no sign of slowing down. By 2024, sales are forecast to be double what they were in 2016. Natural skincare formulators and brands create products using plant-based oils and botanical extracts as they love the incredibly therapeutic benefits these ingredients offer the skin. Is this love of powerful, active and beneficial natural ingredients the reason behind the unprecedented growth? Apparently not… Formula Botanica (Internationally-accredited organic cosmetic science school) recen..

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Is it love at first sight or love at first scent?

There is more to smell than meets the eye... The rose: the queen of flowers, the empress of scent. Our most powerful fragrance, as precious and rich as gold. We have captured it for you, keeping it preserved through the intelligence of nature. What is it about smells? One of the 5 senses granted to us humans, olfaction, the act of smelling, or, as defined by the Oxford dictionary - The faculty or power of perceiving odours or scents by means of the organs in the nose. Although humans can smell thousands of different aromas, researchers reveal that there are only 10 basic categ..

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12 Small things you can do this Earth Day that will make a big difference

We’re stepping away from our favourite subject, your skin, to chat about something else close to our heart, Mother Earth. The 22nd of April is Earth Day. “You cannot get through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall What is Earth Day? Earth day is when we celebrate Mother Earth. People from all over the globe unite to raise awareness and act against the environmental problems affecting our world. The first Earth Day celebration was a nationwid..

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Why you should use a clay mask - even if you have dry or sensitive skin

Cleansing is an essential part of your daily skincare routine as it washes away the day’s dirt from the surface of the skin and removes sweat, dead skin cells and natural oils. But washing isn’t always enough and sometimes your skin can do with a little extra help. Enter, the humble clay mask. The genius multitasker with a long list of skincare benefits. Clay masks give the skin a wonderful deep cleansing boost. They are super absorbent; acting like sponges, they attract and draw out grime from deep within the skin. They stimulate circulation, increasing the supply of oxygen and nutri..

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Weatherproofing your skin

Whether you’re out walking the dog, playing in the park with the kids, gardening, training for a marathon or skiing down the side of a mountain, spending time in the great outdoors does wonders for your wellbeing. But what effect does it have on your skin? The skin is a complex organ that performs several vital functions; it acts as a barrier - protecting the body from external elements, disease and trauma, it regulates body temperature and moisture loss, collects sensory information and eliminates harmful substances. Continually exposing your skin to periods of environmental aggressors ..

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The important skincare step you should never skip

Getting a good night's sleep is one of the best things you can do for your skin, but, as tempting as it might be to slip into bed at the end of a long day without removing your makeup and washing your face, this skincare step is just as important for your skin’s health. Your skin is exposed to all kinds of attacks during the day. It works hard to protect itself from the sun’s rays, pollution, free radicals and temperature changes. At night, your skin repairs the damage caused by these environmental onslaughts. When asleep, blood flow to your skin increases, cell regenerate faster, pores..

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Why you should fall in love with serums

Not getting the results you want from your current skincare routine? It may be time to consider including a serum. Used properly, serums can make a significant difference to the condition of your skin. Serums are highly concentrated, potent formulations bursting with active ingredients like anti-oxidants, vitamins, minerals and peptides. They are formulated using very small molecules that quickly and deeply penetrate the skin to target specific skincare concerns.  From working to slow down the signs of ageing to revitali..

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Meet the Africology ‘Super Actives’

Africa has many superb indigenous plants and herbs that can do wonders for our skin, body and mind. And harnessing the amazing properties of these plants has been Africology’s passion from the beginning. Much time and research has been dedicated to exploring natural ingredients that indulge the senses and work on the skin to produce fabulous results. We call these our ‘Super Actives’. Marula Marula oil is harvested in South Africa from the kernel inside the fruit of the Marula tree. Rich in antioxidants, this pure oil contains high levels of fatty acids which allow rapid skin absorbency,..

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The Story of Africology

For a skincare brand, Africology has unusual roots. From its humble beginnings 15 years ago at the kitchen table of founder Renchia Droganis, Africology has grown into South Africa’s leading all natural and ethical skincare brand and is quickly spreading its wings across the globe. But it’s not its kitchen table origins that sets Africology apart — it’s the fact that the company was born out of a desire to help heal the wounds inflicted on Africa by apartheid. Renchia Droganis, founder of Africology Renchia’s background as a counsellor and therapist involved working with vict..

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  • OUR STORY BEGINS IN SOUTH AFRICA