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Africa Organics Kalahari Melon Body Wash wins prestigious industry award


Africa Organics Kalahari Melon Body Wash took the honours in both the Individual Product category as well as the Overall Winner category at the Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review / IFF New Product Competition Awards Function on the 17th October2013.

The difference between chemical and natural sunscreens


Do you often wonder about the difference between chemical and mineral sunscreens? Our friends at SUNUMBRA helped to explain:

Sunscreen, a health hazard?

Article compiled by Lela Rabie, using information from:


Higher sun protection factor (SPF) means better protection right? Not necessarily, various studies have shown that high SPF products may protect one from UVB (Ultra violet B) radiation but that does not mean that these products are blocking UVA rays. UVA rays penetrate the skin more deeply than UVB rays and as UVA rays are the ones linked to immune system suppression, skin cancer and the formation of wrinkles, these are definitely rays one wants to avoid!

Buchu – South Africa’s wonder herb now available from MaiCo!


Known by the Latin name of Agathosma betulina (from the Rutaceae family), Buchu, as it is more commonly known, has long been part of South African history.