10 October 2010 by Denise Slabbert

Homegrown, health and wellness

South African health and beauty products don’t offer a huge range of choice, but we do have cosmetics and creams that you won’t find anywhere else in the world. The Moya range of products are pretty exclusive, found at some spas and retail outlets as well as online. The products use the regenerating aspects of fynbos (plants and shrubs found all over the Western Cape) and other indigenous botanicals to rejuvenate and replenish the skin. Essential oils are also a highlight of the products including Buchu, Cape Camomile and Lanyana. For a real spoil there is the Africology range of products. They’re pretty inexpensive (when considering their European counterparts) and utilize the healing powers of jasmine, neroli and eucalyptus - these products are available through numerous spas and health shops and are perfect gifts to take home.

They’re pretty inexpensive (when considering their European counterparts) and utilize the healing powers of jasmine, neroli and eucalyptus - these products are available through numerous spas and health shops and are perfect gifts to take home.

The Theravine range is another name to look out for - created in the winelands of Stellenbosch, these products utilize the nurturing ingredients found in grapes (grapeseed, husks, and vine leaf extracts) all formulated to create radiant looking skin. These products are used extensively in vinotherapy, popular in the Cape’s verdant winelands region and are gaining ground with international visitors as well as us locals who enjoy a good spoil (with a fantastic view and a promise of a good lunch afterwards blessed with a glass of local chardonnay).

Annique is another product range aimed at South African skins, and some of the products also include rooibos - the wunder-plant said to restore, replenish and revive from the inside out. While our range of products are limited, we certainly offer some unique alternatives and there’s no doubt that the beauty-conscious visitors to our shores would agree.

Category: Health & Wellness

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