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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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’

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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

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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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