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Superfood for your skin,
Superfood for your soul

What’s in a Name?
Terres d’Afrique: The Earthfullness of Africa

Terres d’Afrique is the result of a yearning to understand the full impact of what the African plant kingdom has to offer. Nature is our inspiration. Our discoveries are wrapped up in human stories as real as life itself. The products and experiences we offer are of a world that combines science and tradition in equal measure. We are also about finding new frontiers; arriving at a place where body is in balance with soul.

Name

Our name evokes an earthfulness of body, mind and spirit. Translated, it means ‘the earth’ or ‘the lands’ of Africa.

The mystique of Africa gets under your skin. The rumble of thunder over savanna lands, the smell of rain on parched plains, the humbling introspection invoked by a bare-faced wilderness.

All our botanical ingredients are uniquely African. Many are ancient tribal remedies. Using these in potent formulations, underpinned by scientific rigor, we’ve amplified their skincare benefits.

Ethos & Essence

We’ve worn our trekking heels thin, seeking out unique African botanicals.

For decades, we’ve worked with growers in remote regions: looking at what we can make happen, together.

Authenticity, credibility and integrity are the golden thread.

Unstintingly committed to biodiversity, our brand fosters a healthy exchange – for the wellbeing of our farmers, as well as for our customers who are nourished by our products, treatments and experiences.

Ideology

A FairTrade brand committed to uplifting rural producers.

Terres d’Afrique follows the principles of the Nagoya Protocol: “Fair and equitable sharing of benefits arising from the utilisation of genetic resources, contributes to the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.”

Protection of biodiversity is key, as is the use of recyclable packaging and biodegradable ingredients to minimise our carbon footprint.

What matters to us? Benefit sharing, FairTrade, the empowerment of African women, respect for indigenous intellectual property, sustainable harvesting, and farming organically without depleting resources or impacting air and water quality.

Philosophy

Scientific rigor maximises the efficacy of plant-based indigenous traditional elixirs to deliver a sophisticated luxury range that is satisfyingly benefit-driven, restoring and protecting the natural balance of the skin.

It’s in the way we formulate: a combination of a pH similar to the skin’s pH and high levels of stable Omegas (particularly Omega 3), together with potent antioxidants, makes Terres d’Afrique products extremely efficient in anti-ageing and maintaining the skin’s equilibrium.

Only a modern scientific approach can provide assurance that the end product is certified safe and well-balanced.

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Made by all of us.

Selina Ndlovu

Selina Ndlovu

Baobab Harvester
Muswodi Dipeni Village, Limpopo

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Sophie Thandavhatha

Sophie Thandavhatha

Baobab Harvester
Muswodi Dipeni Village, Limpopo

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Ndoda Maziya

Ndoda Maziya

Marula Harvester
Ka-ben Village, Swaziland

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The Himba Women

The Himba Women

Omumbiri Harvesters: Kavevarekua Tjivinda & Kambepa Tlivinda
From the Kunene Region of Namibia

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Annah Mendela

Annah Mendela

Baobab Harvester
Muswodi Dipeni Village, Limpopo

“When I first heard we could sell Baobab fruit, I went to my field and I gathered much fruit – still I wondered what all of this was about.

Then I was paid for my fruit and I got R500! It was such a gift, I was so happy, I couldn’t believe what I was holding in my hands. And I ran home, showing the money to everybody from door to door – look what a wonderful thing I had received today – and told everybody they must go out and collect Baobab fruit, because they have a great value.

My Baobab money has bought me a stand and built my house and bought me a cooking pot. I also bought corrugated iron and built my child a house close to where I live.

And there is money over to save for the end of the year. During the times that it is Baobab harvesting season we are never short of anything. And at the end of this year the Baobab fruit is buying me a carpet for my house. The Baobab fruit has changed my life.”