๐Ÿ”ด ๐Ÿ”ด ๐Ÿ”ด NEW PRODUCT LAUNCH: "Silver Rescue Cream" is the latest addition to the African Botanics Collection, designed for sensitive acne-prone skin. "Fleurs D' Afrique - Intensive Recovery Cream" is a new barrier boosting cream by African Botanics.
  • Acne series,  Skincare ingredients

    Retinoids

    Retinoids are Vitamin A derivatives which have proven to be the best anti-aging ingredients available; they work by affecting gene expression, neutralizing free radicals (which may cause collagen damage) and promoting collagen production. Retinoids also have been widely used for acne treatment; they prevent cells from sticking together and blocking the pores, promote healthy cell turnover, and reduce inflammation.  In order to find the best retinoid treatment for your skin you have to: a. Find the type (strength) of retinoids which is best suited for your skin concernb. Find the formulation and percentage of retinoid product which is best suited for your skin typec. Investigate brands and packagingd. Figure out the…

  • Acne series,  Skincare 101

    Acne 101

    Hair follicles cover the whole body and each follicle does have an oil gland which secrete oil/sebum. Acne occurs when skin cells clog up these follicles and sebum gets trapped inside, the C. acne bacteria starts to grow inside the pores, this overgrowth causes an immune system response, the white blood cells that come to fight the overgrowth of acne bacteria damage the wall of the hair follicle leading to inflammation. There are 2 main types of acne: Non-inflammatory: this type of acne is just clogged up pores (comedones) and the causes are hormonal imbalance, over cleansing, dehydration and using unsuitable skincare products. Closed comedones either blackhead or whiteheads can…