Over the past two months I have been using the African Extracts: Rooibos – Purifying range on and off. Three weeks ago, after my skin has been in a much better space I decided to commit to the range fully and get to see what the hype was all about. I have used African Extracts products before but not this range and I have noticed that this range was the most popular in the beauty community. I purchased this Daily Purifying Pack from a friend so I am not entirely sure where you can get it from but I do however know that you can buy each product individually from stores like PnP or even online at Takealot.One thing that I love about this range is how affordable it is. Skincare can get quite pricey and finding a range that is affordable and does the job is always a great thing. So the Daily Purifying pack consists of a face wash (R45.99), 3 in 1 wash, scrub and mask (R57.99) and a moisturiser (R45.99). Firstly, I don’t use all three products on a daily basis and I tend to alternate between the face wash and the 3 in 1 wash, scrub and mask.Spot Control Face Wash
If you’re in the market for a facewash that is suitable for everyday use then this will be your bestie. I love how gentle this is on my skin and even when I was experiencing major facial issues, I could use this face wash without it irritating my overly sensitive skin as it was flaring up. Like I mentioned it is very gentle on the skin and your skin doesn’t feel like it is being stripped from its natural oils. If you’re looking for a face wash that will remove your makeup at night then this product will not work as it is not abrasive enough. If you do however want to use this product but still want your makeup removed then I would suggest using this face wash along with the 3 in 1 facial wipes that retails for R48.99.3 in 1 Wash, Scrub & Mask
This 3 in 1 product is perfect for those days where your skin requires a proper detox. If you have clogged pores or oil build up or need all of those dead skin cells removed then I would highly recommend this product. Even though this product is in a “daily purifying pack” I will not recommend this product for daily use as it does a really great job at removing excess oil from the skin but you don’t want it removing natural oils and leaving your skin feeling stripped or dry. On days when my skin was acting up (at its worse) I couldn’t use this product at all as it irritated my skin but as soon as my skin returned to “normality” this 3 in 1 wash, scrub and mask became my holy grail Sunday night ritual.Dual-action Moisturiser
Now this product is a firm favourite of mine as it is so great at injecting moisture back into the skin after using the 3 in 1 wash, scrub & mask. This moisturiser is quite gentle on the skin and doesn’t leave your face feeling greasy or heavy. I love how this moisturiser preps my skin on a day that I will be wearing a full face of makeup and on some days even skip using a primer. It smooths out the skin perfectly and leaves your face feeling soft and supple.
For a budget friendly brand I have to admit that I quite like the scent of this range as it smells quite fresh and high end. It’s not overwhelming and is definitely quite pleasant to have a whiff at every now again. Will I repurchase products from this range again? Absolutely! Next on my “to try” list is the Dual-Phase Eye Makeup Remover, the Spot Treatment and the 3 in 1 Facial Wipes.