Africology uses many natural ingredients when formulating our products. We aim to 'capture the intelligence of nature' in order to create products which are results driven.
Africology products have been designed with lactoperioxidase and glucose oxidase as the preservative system. This allows the lifespan of the products to be 2 years unopened and 6 months opened. Lactoperioxidase is an enzyme secreted from mammary, salivary and other mucosal glands and functions as a natural antibacterial agent. Glucose oxidase is an enzyme naturally found in honey. Tgether they work to maintain the integrity of our products while fighting infection and degradation.
Some of our ingredients are bio-identical, which means that they have the same structure as certain cells within the body and the skin. This means that the body is able to recognise, absorb and easily process these ingredients. They do not increase the toxicity levels in the body, making them safe for daily use.
All Africology products are produced in South Africa. Africology proudly endorses the use of indigenous ingredients such as aloe, rooibos, marula and African potato.
Africology products are manufactured to the highest standards in a certified laboratory. All products have undergone intensive testing by independent, internationally recognised testing laboratories. Our products are backed by full toxicology reports and have met all requirements with regards to safety and testing. Based on extensive research, and backed by skin-patch testing, Africology products are safe, effective and work in harmony with the body.
We strongly disagree with the practice of animal testing. All our dermatological testing is performed upon human test subjects with their prior consent. Our policy is NO animal testing; not just for final products, but for ingredients as well. We support the values of Cruelty Free International, the leading organisation working to create a world where testing is no longer done on animals.
Africology products will get to work immediately but it can take between two weeks to a month for visible results to be seen. This depends on your skincare routine, the specific Africology products being used and your previous choice of product.
Africology products have been on the market for just over 10 years; the brand itself however has been in conceptualisation stages and production for 5 years before that.