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AFRICOLOGY SUMMER SAFARI TREATMENTS AVAILABLE IN US SPAS

2013 World Luxury Spa Award Winner Now Offers Specialty Skin Care Products and Spa Treatment Protocols to US Spas and Consumer

Take a Summer Safari this Summer with Africology! As the 2013 World Luxury Spa Award Winner for Best Luxury Spa Group, Africology has developed a following with well-traveled consumers and spa directors worldwide. “I love the story behind the Africology line,” says Patty Field, Director of Spa Operations at the Renaissance Lodge at Sonoma. “The products smell and feel wonderful, and are truly unique in the US marketplace.”

The Summer Safari Treatment series includes:

Africology Goddess Anti-Aging Facial – 90 minutes

This therapeutic journey begins with a warm back scrub, followed by neck and shoulder massage. Features marula seed oil, rooibos extract, Coenzyme Q10, frankincense, rose otto and geranium.

Soul of Africa Body Journey – 90 minutes

Ceremonial ritual featuring prized marula oil & neroli. Back exfoliation followed by Africology’s signature mud to release tension and detoxify.

Intuitive Herbal Massage – 75 minutes

Signature Africology open and close rituals and massage blend of your choice. Choose from relaxing, detox, muscle relaxing or energizing.

Summer Safari Detox Pedicure – 60 minutes

Features a scrub, foot massage and an intensely hydrating African Potato Masque blended with rooibos, aloe and marula antioxidant.

“The Summer Safari Treatments are ideal for combatting the effects of summer sun and fun,”  said Derya Yar Atterberry, President of Africology USA.  “Spa clients will experience these delightful products in the spa and quickly become addicted to the blends of pure essential oils and indigenous medicinal herb in the balms, mists, lotions, creams, oils and scrubs. Our spa treatments are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers and celebrate Africa’s vibrant heritage and plant life.”

Africology products are found in more than 300 luxury spas in South Africa and select resorts worldwide, including Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Shanti Ananda, Mauritus and Marley Resort & Spa. Product formulations feature organically grown ingredients such as rooibos, aloe ferox, marula and African potato—many directly from Africology’s farm in Knysna.

Africology prides itself on being a company that does not put profit above humanity. Committed to fair-trade, the Company respects the earth and supports local communities.  Africology is the winner of the Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa Humanitarian Award in 2007 and Visionary Award in 2012. The Company spearheads several community-based projects, including The Ngrove Water Project which helps villages access water.

Africology USA is currently seeking select spa, resort and retail partners for wholesale opportunities. For inquiries, please contact Derya Yar Atterberry at 573-826-9577.

About Africology

Africology is the leading natural, eco-friendly and holistic spa and skincare company in South Africa, with its success spanning across international borders such as the USA, Europe and Britain. Therapeutic in its approach, Africology effectively enhances the integrity of your skin whilst simultaneously preventing premature aging. Product formulations and spa treatments are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers. Our aim is always to ensure that the body and biology are treated in harmony whilst enjoying a truly authentic African offering. Products can be purchased online at www.africology-usa.com.

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South African-Based Africology Products Now Available In The Unites States

Eco-friendly luxury skin and body care line captures healing essence of Africa

Columbia, MO. American skin care lovers can now experience the ancient wisdom of Africa. Africology, the leading luxury skin care line in South Africa, is now available online at www.africology-usa.com.  The eco-friendly products are blended with pure essential oils and indigenous medicinal herbs— free of parabens, petroleum and artificial fragrance. Africology products are found in more than 300 luxury spas in South Africa and select resorts worldwide, including Four Seasons, Intercontinental, Shanti Ananda, Mauritus and Marley Resort & Spa.

Established in South Africa in 2000, Africology was founded by Renchia Droganis, a metaphysical healer and Reiki Master. After researching indigenous ingredients, plant extracts and aromatherapy, she started creating treatments for her clients. Her next step was to find a way to generate jobs for underprivileged South Africans. Enter Africology—today the largest provider of natural skin and body care in South Africa.

“Africology means ‘the study of Africa,’ says Derya Yar Atterberry, President of Africology USA. “The line is steeped in the history of ancient healing practices. Our product formulations feature organically grown ingredients—many directly from Africology’s farm in Knysna.  Our spa treatments are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers and celebrate Africa’s vibrant heritage and plant life.”

To maintain a truly authentic African offering, Africology retains leading anthropologist Petra Terblanche to consult on indigenous healing modalities, ingredients and rituals. Key ingredients are South Africa’s indigenous healing plants, including rooibos, aloe ferox, marula and African potato. Africology prides itself on being a company that does not put profit above humanity. Committed to fair-trade, the Company respects the earth and supports local communities.

Africology is the winner of the 2012 Les Nouvelles Esthetiques South Africa Humanitarian Award in 2007 and Visionary Award in 2012. The Company spearheads several community-based projects, including The Ngrove Water Project which helps villages access water. “Spas are privileged enough to have almost unlimited running water, it is only fair to give back to communities who have to walk many miles to collect only as much as they can carry,” says Droganis.

Africology has developed a cult following with international travelers who previously could not purchase the products in America.  The Company is currently seeking select spa, resort and retail partners for wholesale opportunities. For inquiries, please contact Derya Yar Atterberry at 573-826-9577.

About Africology

Africology is the leading natural, eco-friendly and holistic spa and skincare company in South Africa, with its success spanning across international borders such as the USA, Europe and Britain. Therapeutic in its approach, Africology effectively enhances the integrity of your skin whilst simultaneously preventing premature aging. Product formulations and spa treatments are inspired by the wisdom of Africa’s traditional healers. Our aim is always to ensure that the body and biology are treated in harmony whilst enjoying a truly authentic African offering. Products can be purchased online at www.africology-usa.com.

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Eco Friendly Spa

Our promise to you!

Here at Africology we have developed two logos that signify our promise of purity and enviromental practice to the consumer.
Wherever you see our logo you can be assured of the following:

Free from harmful chemicals commonly used in skincare and cosmetics; see “safety in skincare

We do not use ingredients derived from animals, nor do we endorse or practice animal testing

We use 100% pure natural Essential oils to fragrance our products

We use packaging that is enviromentally friendly and recylable

Where possible we source organic ingredients

All of our business helps to promote and raise awareness of enviromental issues

We are constantly striving to uplift and develop those less fortunate

It is important that as an ethical brand, spa or person, that you put into practice actions that respect our environment and help to preserve our planet’s resources. You have taken the first step by choosing a brand that is ethically orientated and chemical free, so well done! And here are a few more tips on how you can promote this pattern of ethical awareness within the entire spectrum of your work place and life.

 Water

Water is one of the most precious resources we have and probably one of the most taken for granted, so here are some great ideas on how to preserve this vital liquid.

  1. Between use, always turn off your tap; do not leave it running while you go to fetch your bowl to fill it with water. Don’t run the shower before a client gets in — explain how you are conserving water as part of the spa’s ethical policy. See it as an opportunity to impress your client with your attitude towards social responsibility. The public are becoming increasingly aware and appreciate the need for this kind of commitment and approve of it when they see it. Put a note by your basins asking clients to also consider conserving water
  2. When washing linen always fill the machine to use a full cycle instead of doing lots of small washes — this also helps to cut costs by reducing the water bill! Try and use a front loader machine instead of a top loader. On average a front loader can use up to 10 gallons of water per full load vs a massive 40 gallons per full load for a top-loading washer
  3. Black, thick fluffy towels use less water to clean and you will not have to use chemicals to remove stains as one would have to do if using white towels! What’s more they have fantastic visual impact with our Africology decor and merchandising as well! See the image above on how we propose that you decorate your Africology spa
  4. Use heated mittens in your facials instead of having to use lots of bowls of water. Rather use one bowl of water instead of constantly running to the tap
  5. Another good water saving tip is to use a frying pan for all facial mittens. No more running water to warm a mitten, or water to use in the actual facial. All warmed up in the frying pan. Another good energy saver!
  6. When cleaning floors or the spa area do not fill your bucket with water. Only take what you need;  about a 10th of a bucket
  7. Recycle water where possible. If you are using eco-friendly products and cleaning materials you can set up a system to capture your used hydro bath or shower water to water your spa garden
  8. Catch water by placing a tank in a water capture area, for example let it run off your roof. This can then be filtered and used in your spa. Of course this also brings an economic benefit
  9. Encourage therapists to carry a water bottle and refill it instead of buying new bottles every time. Get a water cooler for refills in the spa instead of supplying guests with a plastic bottle each time. This will cut back on plastic wastage. Also provide guests with a glass rather than disposable cups for your water dispenser — once again limiting wastage. Glass also does not carry the risk of xeno-estrogens. Why not brand some glass water bottles for your spa? These can be given to clients or you can encourage them to purchase them. This is great and effective marketing for you –and your clients will be impressed by how you are preventing waste build-up

Chemicals

Chemicals can damage us, Mother Earth and the plants we rely on. Always be aware of what you are putting down the drain, especially if you have a septic tank or reedbed system.

  1. Use only eco-friendly chemicals for cleaning purposes — they can be more expensive but you can offset this against your treatment costings. Enchantrix is a good example of a local, green product
  2. Be wary of products that claim to be natural- always read the labels, and see our No-No’s list
  3. If you serve food or beverages in your spa, try to go organic
  4. Use an eco-friendly skincare brand, so that you can recycle your water knowing it does not contain chemicals which will damage plants and Mother Nature
  5. Clean windows with newspaper, water and a little vinegar for stubborn stains. It works better than any other window cleaner. It appears that some brands of white vinegar may be derived from petroleum (crude oil) and fossil fuel products. Synthetic ethyl alcohol can be created from the liquefaction of coal or the hydration of ethylene. Ethylene is produced in the petrochemical industry. It’s important to check the label or, better still, with the manufacturer to ensure that the brand you buy does not originate from these sources
  6. Pour boiling white vinegar down a clogged drain to remove any obstruction instead of a commerical drain cleaner
  7. Soak items covered in limescale in vinegar regularly instead of applying harsh chemicals. If you regularly soak such items, it is easier to remove build-up.
  8. Eucalyptus oil is a great multi-purpose product to use around the spa or home. Here are some suggestions:
  • Add 1-2 teaspoonsful of eucalyptus oil to your load of washing for a fresh scent as well as the important benefit of its anti-microbial action.
  • Use the oil, undiluted, to help remove paint, grease and ink from clothes.
  • If you have a room freshener, or hanging car air-freshener that is almost dead, reinvigorate them by adding a few drops of eucalyptus oil.
  • Half a teaspoon mixed with half a litre of water makes for a good bug repellant for plants.
  • Use it as a stainless steel cleaner.
  • To use as a room air-freshener, mix a quarter of a teaspooon or 15 drops of eucalyptus oil with a half teaspoon of vodka, place in an atomizer/spray bottle and add two cups of water. This should be quite subtle, so you may need to add more.
  • Make a spray and wipe with water, eucalyptus oil and some washing up liquid. The idea comes from a hospital cleaner and works well. Proportions do not need to be exact. Fill the bottle mostly with water – add a generous splash of dishwashing liquid and then a capful or thereabouts of 100% eucalyptus. Shake gently to mix. Works well on all surfaces

 

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Home Care

Africology products have been developed so naturally that it grants you the freedom to custom-blend and change your daily routine to accomodate your changing body and skin. Throughout a single month our bodies go through various processes that effect appearance, oil secretions, redness and hydration levels and many more functions of the skin. We have discovered and learnt that if we treat the skin on a dalily/weekly basis we are able to give the skin what it requires, thus assisting the body’s natural processes and ensuring great results.

With this in mind we have developed our range to create a simple-to-use homecare routine that teaches the consumer to understand what their skin needs, and how to benefit from this.
We have two simple Cleansing lines that both work to clean the skin and remove make up. One is for a more

We have a beautiful, effective exfoliator suitable for all skin types that is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skins, so as not to scratch or damage the delicate acid mantle.
From here you can select your serums, choosing the formulations that adress your concerns and enable you to balance and restore the skin back its natural beauty. We call this “Africology Radiance”.

Finally, we look at protecting and renewing the skin with our moisturiser and night cream, always protecting against sun damage during the day and nourishing the skin at night, encouraging cell renewal and hydration.
Our body range gently cleanses the skin and hair with no harsh chemicals, full of wonderful, natural antioxidants that combat damage from free radicals. We use 100% natural plant oils and shea to maintain moisture levels, and essential oils to treat skin conditions.

We recommend that skin is cleansed morning and evening, especially ensuring that traces of makeup are removed. Cleansing is followed by your serum of choice, pressed gently into the skin, followed by your protection or cell renewal followed by your protection or cell renewal, or treatment oil.

PROBLEM DAILY USAGE WEEKLY USAGE MONTHLY / EMERGENCY USAGE
Injured skin, skin recovering after surgery, laser treatment or inflammation
  • Skin care Skin renewal serum
  • Use for 24 hours on the hour; then introduce the Anti–Oxidant serum, and the Moisturiser
Skin Renewal Serum: Anti-Oxidant After the first 3 weeks you may now introduce the Cleansing lotion and Tonic to your skincare treatment: use the Rose Balancing Facial Home spa, then the Body soak followed by Body Butter.
Anti-stress treatments
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant
  • Rose Absolute Body Care
  • Body conditioning Marula oil or Neroli
  • Lavender and pine body balm
  • Anti-Oxidant Masque x 1, Exfoliator x 1
  • Body Scrub and Relaxing Massage oil
  • Sleep gel
  • Foot balm
  • Body soak – relaxing bath
  • Spa treat: Rooibos and Lavender Mud
Rejuvenating for Anti-fatigue
  • Skin Care Aloe Ferox serum
  • Anti-Oxidant serum
  • Body Care Ginger and Cinnamon Balm
  • Black Pepper Balm
  • Vitamin-Boosting serum blended into: Masque x 1, Exfoliator x 3
  • Body scrub Energising massage oil
  • Natural Spring Water Mist (charged with crystals)
  • Spa treat: Detox Mud
  • Home Spa: Herbal bags – stimulating bath
General well-being, change of season, hormonal skin eruptions, stiffness
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant serum
  • Balancing Serum – Clear, Refine, Brighten
  • Body Care Jasmine and Lavender Balm
  • Cape Snow Bush Balm
  • Vitamin boosting serum: strengthens and supports
  • Anti oxidant Masque x 2 or as needed: this can be used daily on the reactive area.
  • Exfoliator x 2
  • Body Scrub
  • Muscle Relaxant Massage oil
  • Spa treat: Tropical Immune-Boosting Mud
  • Home spa: Bath Salts
Stimulating circulation and firming skin
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant Serum – revitalise, rejuvenate
  • Aloe Ferox Serum – calm, lift
  • Firm Body Care Black Pepper Balm
  • Slimming Detox Cream
  • Aloe Ferox serum blended into: Masque x 1, Exfoliator x 2
  • Body Scrub
  • Cellulite / Detox massage oil
  • Tissue Oil
  • Natural Spring Water Mist (charged with crystals)
  • Home spa: Herbal bags – stimulating bath
Anti-Aging
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant serum – revitalise, rejuvenate
  • Aloe Ferox Serum – calm, lift, firm
  • Body Care Body Butter / Lotion
  • Neroli Balm
  • Rose serum blended into: Anti-Oxidant Masque x 2, Exfoliator x 2
  • Body Scrub
  • Body conditioning Marula Oil
  • Energy Charge Sleep Gel
  • Spa treat: African Potato Body Wrap

For further advice on specific skin conditions, please

 

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Home Care

Africology products have been developed so naturally that it grants you the freedom to custom-blend and change your daily routine to accomodate your changing body and skin. Throughout a single month our bodies go through various processes that effect appearance, oil secretions, redness and hydration levels and many more functions of the skin. We have discovered and learnt that if we treat the skin on a dalily/weekly basis we are able to give the skin what it requires, thus assisting the body’s natural processes and ensuring great results.

 With this in mind we have developed our range to create a simple-to-use homecare routine that teaches the consumer to understand what their skin needs, and how to benefit from this.

We have two simple Cleansing lines that both work to clean the skin and remove make up.

We have a beautiful, effective exfoliator suitable for all skin types that is gentle enough for even the most sensitive of skins, so as not to scratch or damage the delicate acid mantle.

From here you can select your serums, choosing the formulations that adress your concerns and enable you to balance and restore the skin back its natural beauty. We call this “Africology Radiance”.

Finally, we look at protecting and renewing the skin with our moisturiser and night cream, always protecting against sun damage during the day and nourishing the skin at night, encouraging cell renewal and hydration.

Our body range gently cleanses the skin and hair with no harsh chemicals, full of wonderful, natural antioxidants that combat damage from free radicals. We use 100% natural plant oils and shea to maintain moisture levels, and essential oils to treat skin conditions.
We recommend that skin is cleansed morning and evening, especially ensuring that traces of makeup are removed. Cleansing is followed by your serum of choice, pressed gently into the skin, followed by your protection or cell renewal followed by your protection or cell renewal, or treatment oil.

 

PROBLEM DAILY USAGE WEEKLY USAGE MONTHLY / EMERGENCY USAGE
Injured skin, skin recovering after surgery, laser treatment or inflammation
  • Skin care Skin renewal serum
  • Use for 24 hours on the hour; then introduce the Anti–Oxidant serum, and the Moisturiser
Skin Renewal Serum: Anti-Oxidant After the first 3 weeks you may now introduce the Cleansing lotion and Tonic to your skincare treatment: use the Rose Balancing Facial Home spa, then the Body soak followed by Body Butter.
Anti-stress treatments
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant
  • Rose Absolute Body Care
  • Body conditioning Marula oil or Neroli
  • Lavender and pine body balm
  • Anti-Oxidant Masque x 1, Exfoliator x 1
  • Body Scrub and Relaxing Massage oil
  • Sleep gel
  • Foot balm
  • Body soak – relaxing bath
  • Spa treat: Rooibos and Lavender Mud
Rejuvenating for Anti-fatigue
  • Skin Care Aloe Ferox serum
  • Anti-Oxidant serum
  • Body Care Ginger and Cinnamon Balm
  • Black Pepper Balm
  • Vitamin-Boosting serum blended into: Masque x 1, Exfoliator x 3
  • Body scrub Energising massage oil
  • Natural Spring Water Mist (charged with crystals)
  • Spa treat: Detox Mud
  • Home Spa: Herbal bags – stimulating bath
General well-being, change of season, hormonal skin eruptions, stiffness
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant serum
  • Balancing Serum – Clear, Refine, Brighten
  • Body Care Jasmine and Lavender Balm
  • Cape Snow Bush Balm
  • Vitamin boosting serum: strengthens and supports
  • Anti oxidant Masque x 2 or as needed: this can be used daily on the reactive area.
  • Exfoliator x 2
  • Body Scrub
  • Muscle Relaxant Massage oil
  • Spa treat: Tropical Immune-Boosting Mud
  • Home spa: Bath Salts
Stimulating circulation and firming skin
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant Serum – revitalise, rejuvenate
  • Aloe Ferox Serum – calm, lift
  • Firm Body Care Black Pepper Balm
  • Slimming Detox Cream
  • Aloe Ferox serum blended into: Masque x 1, Exfoliator x 2
  • Body Scrub
  • Cellulite / Detox massage oil
  • Tissue Oil
  • Natural Spring Water Mist (charged with crystals)
  • Home spa: Herbal bags – stimulating bath
Anti-Aging
  • Skin Care Anti-Oxidant serum – revitalise, rejuvenate
  • Aloe Ferox Serum – calm, lift, firm
  • Body Care Body Butter / Lotion
  • Neroli Balm
  • Rose serum blended into: Anti-Oxidant Masque x 2, Exfoliator x 2
  • Body Scrub
  • Body conditioning Marula Oil
  • Energy Charge Sleep Gel
  • Spa treat: African Potato Body Wrap

For further advice on specific skin conditions, please email us your questions. 
For a more detailed description of all our products, please view our full product range

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Africology skin care products

Africology skin care products have been developed to revitalise the skin and prevent damage done to the skin by free-radicals, stress and the harsh South African climate.

Africology makes use of the healing essences of some of South Africa’s indigenous plants. The active ingredients in our skin care products are valuable in the repair process and assist with the restoration of damaged skin tissue. You can never be too young to start this preventative process.

While our physical bodies will eventually age, we can slow the process down in a powerful way. Derma cosmetics focus on the dermis, protecting it from water loss and damage from free radicals. The use of energy in daily practice helps repair damage in each and every cell in our bodies, working from the inside out.

A positive inner world creates an ageless being. With every thought, sensation and feeling you have, your nervous system undergoes subtle shifts in physiology, generating chemical messages that regulate your body. These bio-chemical communicators continuously mould the molecules that comprise your cells, tissues and organs.

Africology – Kind to you, kind to the world: 100% Natural Essential Oils, Natural Plant Extracts, Eco Friendly.

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Heavenly Aromas

The effect of aromas on the mind and the body is now more widely recognised than ever.  It is known that when we smell an aroma a message is sent to the part of the brain that controls memories and emotions. 

We acknowledge that aromas can have a strong influence on our moods, memories and even behaviour, so we go to great lengths to ensure that we use only pure natural essential oils to unlock the senses and calm the mind.

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