Cape Town Etc list of 10 South African Makeup Brands You Should Know
It comes as no surprise that African Extracts is stocked in major outlets around the country, as its main ingredient is the anti-oxidant filled rooibos plant, known for its medicinal properties. Extracts from fresh, green plants, harvested in the Cederberg mountains, are used to set the brand apart from the rest. The products are affordable and they have something on offer for all skin types – from teenagers starting out with their beauty routines to anti-aging products for more mature skin.
If you’re a South African who visits beauty salons, chances are you’ve walked into a Sorbet. The brand rapidly gained ground with locals as they’re well priced and a one-stop-shop for all things beauty. From skin care products to a wide range of bath products, they also have their own brand of nail polishes.
This is one item you’re sure to find in pretty much everyone’s bathroom cabinet. Bio-Oil is known to reduce the appearance of stretch marks and scars, but it’s also used as an everyday moisturizer. Plus, it’s well priced compared to similar items on the market.
Manufactured in Cape Town, Charlotte Rhys has grown from a one-product brand into an internationally recognised beauty giant. Regardless of the company’s growth, the products remain true to the owner’s original ethos, which is all about innovation and exclusivity while being environmentally friendly and organic. Their products are sold around the globe and include luxurious bath and body items as well as perfumes and spa treatments.
DermaFix is the answer to all your skincare woes. Their range is large and includes products for just about any skin issue, from anti-aging, acne, and scarring to hyper-pigmentation. What we love about them is that they don’t use any ingredients tested on animals and regularly donate to animal welfare groups.
Esse means ‘to be’ in Latin and is another globally recognized brand with award-winning products. The brand is all about probiotic skincare and essentially creates an environment on the skin that accommodates the growth of beneficial microbes. The products are organic, vegan, not tested on animals and the company supports fair trade.
Suki Suki Naturals
Suki Suki Naturals started out by focusing on hair care but has expanded to include a body care range as well. The products are produced using natural and essential oils all derived from the abundant flora that South Africa has to offer. Products are paraben, preservative, and sulfate-free and not tested on animals.
Lulu & Marula
Lula & Marula‘s beautiful packaging is enough to get anyone excited, and that’s not even mentioning what’s inside. From scented body balms and bath oils to cleansing bars and lip balms, all products are as natural as they come. They don’t test on animals and use recyclable packaging.
Visit any market in the country and you’re bound to find people crowded around Oh-Lief’s stall. The company is all about natural skincare with olive oil as the main ingredient in all products. Products do not contain harsh chemicals, artificial fragrances, petroleum, parabens, artificial colors or nut oils and are great for even the most sensitive skin types.