Active ingredients and benefits

We specialise in natural ailment and skincare products that harness the healing goodness of plants. We use researched botanical actives in our formulations, some from certified organic farming. Here we highlight some of the star ingredients in our formulations.

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African Potato Cream   Clear Skin Gel   Revive Moisturiser

African Potato extract is particularly rich in phytosterols, which are natural steroid compounds. Phytosterols possess potent anti-inflammatory properties and greatly enhance the functioning of T-cells which control and regulate the immune system. African Potato also contains active antimicrobial and antioxidant-rich compounds which help to purify and protect the skin. It is excellent for auto-immune disorders such as arthritis, and relieves pain, stiffness and swelling. It helps restore inflamed skin conditions like eczema, sunburn, acne and general rashes.
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Used in: African Potato Cream and Revive Moisturiser

Aloe Vera is well documented to be helpful for almost any skin condition. It has antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory properties which help soothe and restore wounds, burns, insect bites and skin irritations like eczema. It contains antioxidants which protect the skin from environmental pollutants and help combat ageing. It softens the skin and accelerates new cell growth which reduces scars, fine lines and blemishes. It absorbs well, drawing in the beneficial qualities of combined ingredients. It also contains natural steroids which reduce inflammation and help relieve pain.
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Used in: African Potato Cream, Clear Skin Gel and Revive Moisturiser

Avocado oil is rich and nourishing, and is high in amino acid proteins, Vitamins A, D and E and potassium. It is known to be the most moisturising of any fruit oil and is great for very dry or mature skin. It can reduce age spots and help heal sun damage and scarring due to its regenerative properties. It boosts your skin’s ability to regenerate cells, and accelerates wound healing. It absorbs well and due to its high concentration of anti-inflammatory oleic acid it’s a great treatment for eczema or psoriasis.
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Used in: African Potato Cream and Revive Moisturiser

Calendula oil is a good wound healer and soothing treatment for scarred, damaged and irritated skin. It is high in carotene, phosphorous and vitamins A and C. It possesses excellent anti-inflammatory and tissue regenerating properties and is suited to all skin types, including sensitive skin and babies. Calendula provides one of its greatest benefits in relieving eruptive skin disorders such as shingles, a viral infection. It is very helpful in treating a variety of skin disorders, ranging from burns to eczema through the antiseptic and anti-inflammatory action.
Used in: Clear Skin Gel

Coconut oil is really nourishing skin-food and is ideal as an all over body moisturiser and skin conditioner, especially for sensitive skins. The fatty acids in coconut oil reduce inflammation and help relieve the symptoms associated with skin disorders like eczema and psoriasis. It provides excellent after-sun relief through its cooling and soothing properties. It is antioxidant rich which helps to protect the skin from free radical damage and it possesses both disinfectant and antimicrobial properties helping to protect against as well as heal microbial infections.
Used in: African Potato Cream and Revive Moisturiser

Echinacea is widely used to fight infections, however it is also used in topical applications to treat boils, eczema, psoriasis, sun-damage, herpes simplex, bee stings, mosquito bites and haemorrhoids. It is used as an analgesic to help with pain from cuts and burns. Through its anti-inflammatory action it soothes swelling of the skin. Its antiseptic properties disinfect wounds and eliminate acne-causing bacteria. Echinacea is furthermore effective in improving skin hydration, reducing wrinkles and preventing damage to collagen.
Used in: Clear Skin Gel

Shea fruit oil has many applications through its therapeutic and moisturising abilities. It possesses anti-inflammatory properties that help soothe and heal skin conditions like dermatitis, eczema or psoriasis. It is rich in fatty acids that absorb easily and help retain moisture. It is used to treat dryness, stretch marks, blemishes and burns. It improves skin tone and strengthens elasticity, protecting the skin from the effects of aging. Shea fruit oil contains vitamins A, D, and E which help protect the skin from free-radical damage, speeds cellular regeneration and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles.
Used in: Revive Moisturiser

Tea tree oil has a long history of uses as a remedy for skin infections. It is well-known for its powerful antiseptic properties and ability to treat wounds. It’s been documented in studies to kill many strains of bacteria, viruses and fungi. It also contains anti-inflammatory benefits and helps to tone and soothe the skin affected by eczema. It is used to treat acne, cold cores, athlete’s foot, toenail fungus, ringworm, itchy insect bites, sunburns, boils and more.
Used in: African Potato Cream, Clear Skin Gel and Revive Moisturiser