Beauty Without Cruelty and How You Can Help FT. African Extracts

What is beauty without cruelty, what you can do to help and a skincare brand that you should try

Using skincare and make up products that are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty has really taken centre stage in the beauty world over the last few years. It’s something that most of us are aware of, and it’s definitely a talking point among beauty lovers, regardless of our stance on it. I really feel that it’s always better to be in the know than to be ignorant so in today’s post we are going to chat about what Beauty Without Cruelty is and how African Extracts has made it so easy to help them out.

At it’s core, Beauty Without Cruelty is an animal rights organisation that aims to not only inform, but also educate the public on what actually happens when products are tested on animals. Their website is really great; there is a whole section that details all of the animal cruelty issues that they are currently facing, and not all of them are beauty related, they also focus on the fashion, food and entertainment industries. It’s not all doom and gloom though, they have a really comprehensive list of how you can help them out, there is even a kids corner which I think is a great tool to help educate your little ones. And for those of us that love to online shop, you can do exactly that through the Unicorn Cafe who sell BWC approved items like body products, jewellery, clothing and a ton more!

Using skincare and make up products that are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty has really taken centre stage in the beauty world over the last few years. It's something that most of us are aware of, and it's definitely a talking point among beauty lovers, regardless of our stance on it. I really feel that it's always better to be in the know than to be ignorant so in today's post we are going to chat about what Beauty Without Cruelty is and how African Extracts has made it so easy to help them out. At it's core, Beauty Without Cruelty is an animal rights organisation that aims to not only inform, but also educate the public on what actually happens when products are tested on animals. Their website is really great; there is a whole section that details all of the animal cruelty issues that they are currently facing, and not all of them are beauty related, they also focus on the fashion, food and entertainment industries. It's not all doom and gloom though, they have a really comprehensive list of how you can help them out, there is even a kids corner which I think is a great tool to help educate your little ones. And for those of us that love to online shop, you can do exactly that through the Unicorn Cafe who sell BWC approved items like body products, jewellery, clothing and a ton more! I don't think that many people could turn a blind eye to what happens in cosmetic labs and whether you commit fully to being cruelty free or just to be more mindful and choose cruelty free where you feel that you can is completely up to you, every small action definitely helps! I have definitely noticed that there is more skincare that is cruelty free than make up and so I am trying, slowly but surely to become more informed and aware of the products that I choose to use. African Extracts is well loved by many South Africans, did you know that they are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty? It's something that they really pride themselves on, so much so that they launched their Classic Cares campaign; for every single African Extracts Classic product that you purchase until 30 April 2018, R1 will be donated to Beauty Without Cruelty. Plus there are some incredible prizes to be won including product hampers and a luxury getaway. All of the details are on the products in the form of a removable sticker so make sure to keep an eye out for that when shopping! Never tried African Extracts before or not sure what you would like? I've used the Classic Care products a few times so far and thought that I would give you a quick run down of my first impressions. Make sure to read all the way to the end for something exciting! Cleansing Facial Wipes (R52.99): I think that these are the softest facial wipes I have used in a long time, I was so chuffed! For the most part, I only use wipes to remove my eye make up before my cleansing routine and these worked a treat. Definitely a goodie to keep around. Deep Cleansing Facial Wash (R62.99): Gel cleansers are my favourite, even though I battle to find one that doesn't make my skin feel really tight afterwards. This one from African Extracts removed the rest of my make up really well, cleansed brilliantly and didn't leave my skin feeling as dry as a dessert afterwards. There was some degree of tightness but nothing like what I have experienced in other cleansers. I also want to point out that this isn't a very foamy gel cleanser, it has a fine micro-foam, but don't expect huge suds. Soothing Cleansing Lotion (R62.99): If you prefer a more creamy cleaner then this one is for you! I actually use mine after using the Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, just because I swear by a double cleanse. But it works really well on it's own if you don't wear heavy make up. Alternatively, if you do wear a fair amount of make up (like I do), you can use this as a make up remover on a cotton pad. Exfoliating Facial Scrub (R62.99): Look, we all know that I prefer a scrub that really scrubs so I used this product more as a cleanser than anything else. However, if you have a more sensitive skin, are just getting into the exfoliating swing of things or simply prefer a very mild exfoliator then you will definitely enjoy this facial scrub. A great plus is that it doesn't use any nasties as it's exfoliants, but rather apricot seed kernels. Refreshing Toner (R62.99): Eeeek, confession time, I don't usually use a toner! Personally I just don't feel like it makes a huge difference to my skincare regime. This Refreshing Toner from African Extracts however is completely alcohol-free (woohoo!) and really refreshing too when applied to the skin after cleansing. Moisturising Day Cream (R69.99): This is such a simple product and it works so well! It protects the skin with an SPF of 15 as well as a bunch of anti-oxidants but is still so lightweight and not at all greasy. If you're on the lookout for an affordable mosituriser that will still keep you hydrated and protected, give this one a bash. Nourishing Night Cream (R69.99): When I think of a night cream I always imaging a thick cream that feels incredibly uncomfortable, I am happy to report that this is not the case with the African Extracts Night Cream! Although it is slightly thicker than the day cream, it is far from thick and gloopy. I actually quite enjoyed using it and my skin felt lovely and nourished when I woke up the next morning. Are you keen to try some of the Classic Care range for yourself? Well you're in luck! I'm giving away a Classic Care hamper worth R300! All you need to do is enter via the Gleam widget below. Good luck! GLEAM WIDGET *This post is sponsored by African Extracts

I don’t think that many people could turn a blind eye to what happens in cosmetic labs and whether you commit fully to being cruelty free or just to be more mindful and choose cruelty free where you feel that you can is completely up to you, every small action definitely helps! I have definitely noticed that there is more skincare that is cruelty free than make up and so I am trying, slowly but surely to become more informed and aware of the products that I choose to use.

African Extracts is well loved by many South Africans, did you know that they are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty? It’s something that they really pride themselves on, so much so that they launched their Classic Cares campaign; for every single African Extracts Classic product that you purchase until 30 April 2018, R1 will be donated to Beauty Without Cruelty. Plus there are some incredible prizes to be won including product hampers and a luxury getaway. All of the details are on the products in the form of a removable sticker so make sure to keep an eye out for that when shopping!

Using skincare and make up products that are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty has really taken centre stage in the beauty world over the last few years. It's something that most of us are aware of, and it's definitely a talking point among beauty lovers, regardless of our stance on it. I really feel that it's always better to be in the know than to be ignorant so in today's post we are going to chat about what Beauty Without Cruelty is and how African Extracts has made it so easy to help them out. At it's core, Beauty Without Cruelty is an animal rights organisation that aims to not only inform, but also educate the public on what actually happens when products are tested on animals. Their website is really great; there is a whole section that details all of the animal cruelty issues that they are currently facing, and not all of them are beauty related, they also focus on the fashion, food and entertainment industries. It's not all doom and gloom though, they have a really comprehensive list of how you can help them out, there is even a kids corner which I think is a great tool to help educate your little ones. And for those of us that love to online shop, you can do exactly that through the Unicorn Cafe who sell BWC approved items like body products, jewellery, clothing and a ton more! I don't think that many people could turn a blind eye to what happens in cosmetic labs and whether you commit fully to being cruelty free or just to be more mindful and choose cruelty free where you feel that you can is completely up to you, every small action definitely helps! I have definitely noticed that there is more skincare that is cruelty free than make up and so I am trying, slowly but surely to become more informed and aware of the products that I choose to use. African Extracts is well loved by many South Africans, did you know that they are endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty? It's something that they really pride themselves on, so much so that they launched their Classic Cares campaign; for every single African Extracts Classic product that you purchase until 30 April 2018, R1 will be donated to Beauty Without Cruelty. Plus there are some incredible prizes to be won including product hampers and a luxury getaway. All of the details are on the products in the form of a removable sticker so make sure to keep an eye out for that when shopping! Never tried African Extracts before or not sure what you would like? I've used the Classic Care products a few times so far and thought that I would give you a quick run down of my first impressions. Make sure to read all the way to the end for something exciting! Cleansing Facial Wipes (R52.99): I think that these are the softest facial wipes I have used in a long time, I was so chuffed! For the most part, I only use wipes to remove my eye make up before my cleansing routine and these worked a treat. Definitely a goodie to keep around. Deep Cleansing Facial Wash (R62.99): Gel cleansers are my favourite, even though I battle to find one that doesn't make my skin feel really tight afterwards. This one from African Extracts removed the rest of my make up really well, cleansed brilliantly and didn't leave my skin feeling as dry as a dessert afterwards. There was some degree of tightness but nothing like what I have experienced in other cleansers. I also want to point out that this isn't a very foamy gel cleanser, it has a fine micro-foam, but don't expect huge suds. Soothing Cleansing Lotion (R62.99): If you prefer a more creamy cleaner then this one is for you! I actually use mine after using the Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, just because I swear by a double cleanse. But it works really well on it's own if you don't wear heavy make up. Alternatively, if you do wear a fair amount of make up (like I do), you can use this as a make up remover on a cotton pad. Exfoliating Facial Scrub (R62.99): Look, we all know that I prefer a scrub that really scrubs so I used this product more as a cleanser than anything else. However, if you have a more sensitive skin, are just getting into the exfoliating swing of things or simply prefer a very mild exfoliator then you will definitely enjoy this facial scrub. A great plus is that it doesn't use any nasties as it's exfoliants, but rather apricot seed kernels. Refreshing Toner (R62.99): Eeeek, confession time, I don't usually use a toner! Personally I just don't feel like it makes a huge difference to my skincare regime. This Refreshing Toner from African Extracts however is completely alcohol-free (woohoo!) and really refreshing too when applied to the skin after cleansing. Moisturising Day Cream (R69.99): This is such a simple product and it works so well! It protects the skin with an SPF of 15 as well as a bunch of anti-oxidants but is still so lightweight and not at all greasy. If you're on the lookout for an affordable mosituriser that will still keep you hydrated and protected, give this one a bash. Nourishing Night Cream (R69.99): When I think of a night cream I always imaging a thick cream that feels incredibly uncomfortable, I am happy to report that this is not the case with the African Extracts Night Cream! Although it is slightly thicker than the day cream, it is far from thick and gloopy. I actually quite enjoyed using it and my skin felt lovely and nourished when I woke up the next morning. Are you keen to try some of the Classic Care range for yourself? Well you're in luck! I'm giving away a Classic Care hamper worth R300! All you need to do is enter via the Gleam widget below. Good luck! GLEAM WIDGET *This post is sponsored by African Extracts

Never tried African Extracts before or not sure what you would like? I’ve used the Classic Care products a few times so far and thought that I would give you a quick run down of my first impressions. Make sure to read all the way to the end for something exciting!

Cleansing Facial Wipes (R52.99): I think that these are the softest facial wipes I have used in a long time, I was so chuffed! For the most part, I only use wipes to remove my eye make up before my cleansing routine and these worked a treat. Definitely a goodie to keep around.

Deep Cleansing Facial Wash (R62.99): Gel cleansers are my favourite, even though I battle to find one that doesn’t make my skin feel really tight afterwards. This one from African Extracts removed the rest of my make up really well, cleansed brilliantly and didn’t leave my skin feeling as dry as a dessert afterwards. There was some degree of tightness but nothing like what I have experienced in other cleansers. I also want to point out that this isn’t a very foamy gel cleanser, it has a fine micro-foam, but don’t expect huge suds.

Soothing Cleansing Lotion (R62.99): If you prefer a more creamy cleaner then this one is for you! I actually use mine after using the Deep Cleansing Facial Wash, just because I swear by a double cleanse. But it works really well on it’s own if you don’t wear heavy make up. Alternatively, if you do wear a fair amount of make up (like I do), you can use this as a make up remover on a cotton pad.

Exfoliating Facial Scrub (R62.99): Look, we all know that I prefer a scrub that really scrubs so I used this product more as a cleanser than anything else. However, if you have a more sensitive skin, are just getting into the exfoliating swing of things or simply prefer a very mild exfoliator then you will definitely enjoy this facial scrub. A great plus is that it doesn’t use any nasties as it’s exfoliants, but rather apricot seed kernels.

Refreshing Toner (R62.99): Eeeek, confession time, I don’t usually use a toner! Personally I just don’t feel like it makes a huge difference to my skincare regime. This Refreshing Toner from African Extracts however is completely alcohol-free (woohoo!) and really refreshing too when applied to the skin after cleansing.

Moisturising Day Cream (R69.99): This is such a simple product and it works so well! It protects the skin with an SPF of 15 as well as a bunch of anti-oxidants but is still so lightweight and not at all greasy. If you’re on the lookout for an affordable mosituriser that will still keep you hydrated and protected, give this one a bash.

Nourishing Night Cream (R69.99): When I think of a night cream I always imaging a thick cream that feels incredibly uncomfortable, I am happy to report that this is not the case with the African Extracts Night Cream! Although it is slightly thicker than the day cream, it is far from thick and gloopy. I actually quite enjoyed using it and my skin felt lovely and nourished when I woke up the next morning.

Are you keen to try some of the Classic Care range for yourself? Well you’re in luck! I’m giving away a Classic Care hamper worth R300! All you need to do is enter via the Gleam widget below. Good luck!

African Extracts

*This post is sponsored by African Extracts

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36 Comments

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    melissa cook
    March 16, 2018 at 7:29 pm

    Stunning stunning

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    Gretel
    March 16, 2018 at 7:31 pm

    I would love to be blessed with

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    STEPHANIE VIDEIRA
    March 16, 2018 at 7:38 pm

    Haven’t tried there classic range yet, only tired there body wash which was divine

  • Reply
    Ronnae Elliott
    March 16, 2018 at 7:53 pm

    Awesome range! Would love to try it.

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    Anusha Naidoo
    March 16, 2018 at 7:55 pm

    I absolutely enjoyed reading this interesting, informative and enlightening article.
    And a heartfelt thank you for a wonderful giveaway which I will be be grateful for.

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    Venessa JUGDEO
    March 16, 2018 at 7:59 pm

    Would super love to try these

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    Candice Vincent
    March 16, 2018 at 9:01 pm

    Would love to give these a try

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    Nadia Hall
    March 16, 2018 at 9:25 pm

    I keep seeing advertisements for these products…I’m so dying to try them out ❣️❣️❣️

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    Tumisang
    March 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Ance is uncontrollable and graduation is due next month would definitely want to look the part when it’s the 24th .Rooibos make anyone’s day my face will be small waters.

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    Ann Foster
    March 16, 2018 at 11:03 pm

    What a great socially conscious prize. And a wonderful proudly South African brand too

  • Reply
    Sabine Palfi
    March 17, 2018 at 12:48 am

    Anything beauty without cruelty is already a good thing!

  • Reply
    Judy Padayachee
    March 17, 2018 at 7:05 am

    l would love to try this awesome range 😁😍❤

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    Thandie Phakati
    March 17, 2018 at 7:07 am

    One of the main reasons I use their products is because they’re cruelty free products. They’re driven and dedicated to this cause. Their products are also gentle on my skin, I was tired of harsh product that were doing more damage. The apricot seed kernels in the Exfoliating Facial Scrub makes the scrubbing non traumatic to my sensitive skin.

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    Soraya asmal
    March 17, 2018 at 7:24 am

    Wound be a pleasure to give this range a go 💜💕💜💕

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    Bianca Balutto
    March 17, 2018 at 7:35 am

    I haven’t tried this range

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    Grace Madigoe
    March 17, 2018 at 8:11 am

    Awesome giveaway. I would live to win

  • Reply
    Ashley Padayachee
    March 17, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Would love to try this range 🙂

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    Chloe adams
    March 17, 2018 at 1:58 pm

    So awesome wow! Always wanted to try their range, unfortunately can’t afford it. Seeing my friends use it makes me want to try it so bad! And also because of how sensitive they are on the skin the few times I’ve used my friends ones😻😻🦋

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    Lynnith
    March 18, 2018 at 11:07 am

    Would love to try them x

  • Reply
    Zoleka
    March 18, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    I have read some lovely reviews about this brand and am eager to try their products.

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    Zoleka
    March 18, 2018 at 1:44 pm

    I have read some lovely reviews about this brand and am eager to try their products

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    Sharleen
    March 18, 2018 at 8:31 pm

    I do like Cleansing Wipes

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    Bongiwe Mbhele
    March 19, 2018 at 8:51 am

    I would love to try out this Classic Care range

  • Reply
    Nicolette Nunes
    March 19, 2018 at 9:05 am

    I love using and only use the african Extracts rooibos range products

  • Reply
    Anthea Williams
    March 22, 2018 at 12:21 am

    Wow awesome giveaway, would love to try the whole range.

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    Yasmeena Salie
    March 22, 2018 at 9:16 am

    Awesome……everything of the best with this range😃

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    Kim Dyer
    March 22, 2018 at 9:27 am

    Products look amazing, what a treat. 💛🙌🏼💛

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    Glynis Fredericks
    March 22, 2018 at 10:08 am

    Have seen this product at Clicks and would love to try it.

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    Samantha Lebo Lee
    March 22, 2018 at 11:14 am

    I love the African Extracts Rooibos Range Products they have done wonders to my skin I’ll really love to win ❤

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    Cornell Botha
    March 22, 2018 at 11:23 am

    My skin would love this!!!

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    Melanie
    March 22, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    I’m using the day cream and had the toner I really love this product. I’m just in need of the exfoliater and night cream

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    Sarah Lord
    March 22, 2018 at 3:55 pm

    Awesome South African product for the South African persons skin.

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    Megan-Rose
    March 22, 2018 at 5:15 pm

    Whenever I can I always make sure to push my student budget so that I can get a few African extracts skincare products. Having sensitive skin and being prone to allergic reactions I always look for something that can do the job but it also not too harsh on my skin and the environment.

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    Patience
    March 22, 2018 at 5:42 pm

    I have not used the whole range, just the Cleanser, toner and mosturiser and my skin reacted positively to it! The mosturiser is anti-shine and makes my skin glow. Even the dark spots from pimples are vanishing quiet quickly! I would LOVE to try the whole range, I’m a student so my budget has been a bit tight:)

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    Salochana Naidoo
    March 22, 2018 at 9:44 pm

    I’d love 💘 to try out this African Extracts range!

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