Why green rooibos extract in skin care?

Why green rooibos extract in skin care?

Green rooibos extract is a relatively new ingredient in skin care products that is quickly gaining popularity.

This extract is derived from the unfermented leaves of the rooibos plant, which is native to South Africa. Unlike traditional rooibos, green rooibos has a lighter color and a milder flavor. However, it is just as rich in antioxidants and has similar health benefits. Here are some of the ways that green rooibos extract can benefit your skin:


Green rooibos extract has been shown to have anti-inflammatory properties, which can help to soothe irritated skin and reduce redness. This makes it a great ingredient for those with sensitive skin or conditions like eczema or rosacea.


Green rooibos extract is rich in antioxidants, including aspalathin and nothofagin. These antioxidants help to protect the skin from free radicals, which can cause oxidative stress and lead to a range of skin issues.


Green rooibos extract is hydrating and can help to improve skin moisture levels. This can help to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, leaving your skin looking and feeling smooth and supple.


Green rooibos extract has been shown to have a brightening effect on the skin. It can help to even out skin tone, reduce the appearance of dark spots, and leave your skin looking radiant and glowing.

In conclusion, green rooibos extract is a powerful ingredient in skin care products that can help to improve the health and appearance of your skin. With its anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, hydrating, and brightening properties, it is an ingredient that is worth considering for those looking to achieve healthy, glowing skin.

Face and Body Hacks for Winter!

Face and Body Hacks for Winter!

Winter weather may bring a lot of fun things, like sitting in front of a cosy fire and hot chocolate runs, but it can also do a number on your skin. The cold weather, the decreased humidity, and cold winds all wear down your skin’s barrier. The results? Red, dry, irritated skin. If your skin is suffering in the cold, try out these 5 hacks to solve all of your winter skin woes.
Winter hacks
What’s in the Miracle Tissue oil?

What’s in the Miracle Tissue oil?

Work miracles with your skin with the Essense Miracle Tissue Oil.

It improves the appearance of scars, acne marks and blemishes while calming and reviving skin.

Miracle Tissue Oil Is a dry oil – gets absorbed quickly and doesn’t leave an oily after-feel.


  • 85% said the product absorbed quickly
  • 79% said it didn’t feel sticky
  • 71% said it reduces stretchmarks
  • 67% said it reduced uneven skin-tone
  • 51% said it helped reduce the appearance of scars
  • 71% applied it once a day
  • 58% used it daily
  •  No adverse reactions were reported

*Based on an independent panel test completed by 52 participants.

Key Ingredients

Rooibos Infused Oil

  • Calms
  • Soothes
  • Revitalises

Soybean Oil

  • Improves skin blemishes and skin-tone

Sweet Almond Oil

  • Firms and treats pigmentation and fine lines

Rosehip Oil

  • Minimises dark spots

Vitamin E Acetate

  • Protects against sunburn and promotes healing

Boabab Oil

  • Rich in vitamins
  • Renews and relieves itchy skin

Request a free sample of the Rooibos Miracle Tissue oil, and see the effect on your skin

Perfectly Matched: Find Your Perfect Annique Foundation

Perfectly Matched: Find Your Perfect Annique Foundation

It’s important to take care of your skin, not only after you’ve taken off your foundation and make-up, but before you apply all of it as well.

When you say the word ‘foundation’ to a make-up enthusiast, they’ll tell you it’s what they use to cover their imperfections and even out the skin-tone on their face. But it is so much more than that. It’s part of a routine wherein they empower themselves and instil a sense of confidence and self-assurance that help them tackle the world head-on.

It’s important to take care of your skin, not only after you’ve taken off your foundation and make-up, but before you apply all of it as well. Prepping your skin before applying your foundation also holds its own benefits, including a clean, easy to- work on canvas, which will promote lasting stay of any make-up you apply.

Preparing Your Face for Annique’s Foundation
Rinse your skin with Rooibos-infused water, then pat dry. Apply the Annique serum best suited to your skin. Use the following products: Skin Detox, Liquid Skin Nutrition, Miracle Tissue Oil, your eye product of choice, the moisturiser most suited to your skin type, Q10 Therapy, a Freshener, and a sunscreen. Wait a minute or two for the products you’ve applied to settle.

Different Ways to Apply Your Annique Foundation
Wash your hands before you start. When applying foundation with your fingers, you should never put more foundation than the size of a 10 cent on the back of your hand. Place bits of foundation onto your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose with your ring and middle finger. Spread out your foundation before you gently and with light fingers, blend your foundation until you have even coverage.

Foundation brush
Make sure your hands and brushes are clean before you start. Believe it or not, you only need half what you use when you apply it with your fingers, about the size of a pea. A brush is most effective to cover a greater area of skin when using a small amount of foundation. For the most effective application with a foundation brush, you’ll get the best results with a clean, flat brush, preferably with synthetic fibres. You’ll put the initial foundation on the back of your hand and use the brush to place it on your forehead, cheeks, chin and nose. Start in the middle of your face and work outwards with downward strokes.

Latex wedge/Make-up wedge
The great thing about applying foundation with a wedge is that it can get into all the nooks and crannies we would otherwise struggle with or miss. Start with a clean wedge and use the foundation you have on the back of your hand. Work the wedge and foundation from the centre of your face outwards. Don’t forget about your nose and to blend the foundation out towards your ears and neck.

Find Your Perfect Annique Foundation


Ideal for people with a normal, combination and oily skin.

The Velvet Touch Foundation is a soft foundation that imparts a velvet touch to the skin and contains a light-reflecting peptide.

Green Rooibos extract
Grapeseed Oil

It has remarkable spreading ability and is transfer resistant, leaving your skin moisturised and protected.

Suitable for dry, dehydrated, mature or combination skin.

Feels Like Silk Foundation helps you create the perfect complexion whilst retaining moisture in the skin.

Green Rooibos extract

A premium, rich,silk-like textured foundation offering ‘pro-youth’ ingredients.

Works well with all skin types.

A satin-smooth 5-in- 1 skincare sensation that offers multiple benefits, including evening out skin imperfections, adding nourishment and moisturisation, while facilitating the elimination of blemishes.

An advanced Anti-Ageing
Peptide complex
Green Rooibos extract

Provides exceptional sun protection and minimises the appearance of fine lines using anti-ageing peptides.

Top Tip: Essense Liquid Skin Nutrition makes for a wonderful setting spray after you’ve applied your make-up. You can also use Liquid Skin Nutrition during the day for a radiant, glowing look.


What exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it?

What exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it?

Dark spots, age spots, sun spots – what exactly is pigmentation and how do we treat it? Annique has the solution!

Pigmentation is uneven brown patches on not only the face but hands, décolletage and shoulder areas. It is a skin problem caused by sun exposure and specifically UVA rays which penetrate deep into your skin, causing ageing and pigmentation. UVA stimulates your pigment cells called Melanocytes to manufacture the pigment called Melanin, which gives human skin, hair, and eyes their colour. Melanin is also responsible for your tan and your unwanted dark patches.

It is a problem frequently troubling South Africans due to our extreme African climate (similar in Australia), and these sun spots may take up to 10-20 years to develop, so if you notice some showing now it could have been caused when you were a child.

During the treatment process your skin will need extra protection from UVA and UVB damage, so applying a daily sunscreen suitable for sensitive skin, like Annique Essense Derma Protect SPF 20, is compulsory when using Essense Brightening Treatment.