African Botanics products are made in South Africa utilizing advanced extraction & encapsulation methods & are potent with highly effective phyto actives & South African plant species for their heightened antioxidant concentration, molecular structure, natural peptides and omega content.
The Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser is a water-soluble formula that gently eliminates impurities without drying the skin.
+ Coco Glucoside: a cleansing agent which is gentle on the skin.
+ Bentonite: an absorbent which can help to clear the impurities from the pores.
+ Vegetable Glycerin: a humectant/moisturizer.
+ Marula oil: can improve skin hydration and smoothness.
+ Baobab fruit powder: is an antioxidant rich in vitamin C.
+ Aloe ferox leaf extract: does have much higher level of aloin and amino acids than Aloe vera.
+ Ascorbyl Palmitate: a less effective type of vitamin C.
+ African Potatoe Extract: has antioxidant and antibacterial properties.
+ Kigelia Africana Fruit Extract: contains fatty acids & flavonoids with anti-inflammatory, antibacterial & firming properties.
The Baobab clay oxygenating cleanser has a gel texture & smells incredible. I have combo/sensitive acne-prone skin and use this every evening after taking my makeup/sunscreen off. A pea size amount covers the face perfectly. Sometimes upon application you might feel a slight tingle which goes away soon. To cleanse the pores thoroughly you should massage it on the face for a minute, leave it on for another minute and then rinse. If you don’t have oily skin do not leave it on or it might dry out your skin. The cleansing ability of this product is amazing, it unclogs congested pores, eliminates blackheads, leaves the skin polished, radiant and plumped without causing any redness or stripping the skin; it It also is rich in ingredients with antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties which make this cleanser perfect for acne prone skin.
I have a weird skin that reacts to almost everything! The reaction is some type of temporarily inflammation of hair follicles; I get little bumps all over my face, especially the lower part, you can barely see these bumps but when I touch my face I can feel them and they go away after a few hours! While I’ve had many good cleansers that did perfectly cleanse my face without drying out the skin, they all left my skin bumpy for at least 30mins after wash no matter how I use them! The Baobab clay cleanser is the only cleanser that does not leave me with a bumpy skin! It probably is because of some anti-inflammatory ingredients that are formulated into this amazing product!
In summary, this is a high quality cleanser potent with excellent ingredients to clear the impurities from pores; exfoliate, absorb and regulate the oil production; protect, hydrate and moisturize the skin without causing any inflammation or breakouts. I highly recommend this cleanser to people with combo acne prone skin. Better to be used only once a day. Do not use it around your eyes.
Price: $60 for 100ml
Buchu Botanical Enzyme Polish has a wonderful earthy aroma that greatly enhances the sensory experience of using this exfoliator. While it is formulated for most skin types, people with sensitive skin should mix a very small amount with their favorite cleanser. I routinely mix it with Baobab Clay Oxygenating Cleanser when I only want light exfoliation, but I use it alone at least once or twice a week.