24 Nov '11, 5pm

An eco beauty brand from South Africa? Introducing Africology:

An eco beauty brand from South Africa? Introducing Africology:

Think of Africa and the image that you conjure up is probably a giraffe or an acacia thorn tree silhouetted against the sunset. You might also think of teeming cities, possibly a khaki-clad soldier or perhaps a pile of lusciously ripe mangoes. What almost certainly didn’t spring to mind were beauty products. It’s one of life’s ironies that most people instantly associate France, the UK or even the United States with beauty goodies, but that many of the ingredients used to make them come straight from the Dark Continent. Rose, shea butter, argan oil and myrrh are just some of them. So it was with interest that I approached Africology, a hotly tipped organic beauty brand from South Africa that focuses entirely African ingredients and incorporates local traditions into its treatments. Perhaps I shouldn’t have been so surprised. After all, African designers are making inroads ...

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