STAR INGREDIENT

Rooibos

What is it?

Rooibos, Aspalathus linearis (meaning “red bush”), is a broom-like shrub that grows in South Africa.

Main Benefits:

Anti-aging, anti-oxidant, photo-protective.

More Information:

The tea has been popular in Southern Africa for generations. It is rich in polyphenols and a rare source of the dietary dihydrochalcones, aspalathin and nothofagin. Rooibos exhibits potent antioxidant and antimutagenic activities in vitro, as well as immune-modulating and chemo-preventive activity. While scientific evidence of skin anti-aging benefits of rooibos is limited, there is plenty of studies showing health benefits of the tea, as well as antioxidant and free-radical scavenging (protective) activities of the rooibos flavonoids in vitro.

Scientific reference:

Chuarienthong P, Lourith N, Leelapornpisid P. Clinical efficacy comparison of anti-wrinkle cosmetics containing herbal flavonoids.Int J Cosmet Sci. 2010 Apr;32(2):99-106.

Magcwebeba TU, Swart P, Swanevelder S, Joubert E, Gelderblom WC. In Vitro Chemopreventive Properties of Green Tea, Rooibos and Honeybush Extracts in Skin Cells. Molecules. 2016 Nov 25;21(12):1622.

Products featuring this ingredient

  • Eye Cream
    $32.99

    Nourishing + moisturizing + firming
    Ultra-soft and rich, this delectable eye cream will go on like warm butter, and will completely melt into your skin within seconds. It has everything in it to keep the sensitive eye area soft, supple and youthful. It is based on the three most skin-friendly oils (olive, primrose and jojoba) and then enriched with key vitamins and antioxidants from the rooibos, calendula and pomegranate plants.

    Skin type: normal, dry, sensitive

    Concerns: fine line/wrinkles, dryness, visible signs of fatigue

    Size: 0.5 oz

     

     

  • Anti-aging cream
    $28.99

    With Vitamins A, B5, C and E
    Time to soak in your vitamins with our rich, silky face cream loaded with skin-essential vitamin goodness: A, B5, C and E. Built on a base of soothing and hydrating Aloe Juice, moisturizing Avocado oil and Allantoin, and smoothing Jojoba and Neem oils for supple skin.

    Skin types: normal, dry, sensitive

    Concerns: fine lines/wrinkles, dryness, uneven texture

    Size: 1 oz

     

     

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