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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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Ndoda Maziya

Ndoda Maziya

Marula Harvester
Ka-ben Village, Swaziland

“My husband died some years ago. I have 10 children. For survival I brew traditional beer called Mkomboti and if it’s Marula season I brew some Marula beer and sell it.

I saw some women around the community carrying lots of cash and they said they were selling Marula kernels. And I thought because I am poor and I don’t have a husband to help me, I can make another income from selling Marula kernels, because I am good in cracking the kernels.

All of us in my village have learned how to do the organic harvesting and processing. We crack for a month then we have to sell fresh in the next month. I was able to buy many things from Marula, I was able to buy a goat, and that goat now has some little babies. I can say my life and my children’s lives are sweeter because of the fruit of the Marula.”