Award-winning Africa Organics relaunches in SA

With a second Dutch Beauty award to its name, Africa Organics has relaunched in South Africa with a brand new website and a host of proudly South African products on offer.

The sustainable, eco-friendly brand which has been in the market for the last decade, once again wowed industry experts at this year’s Dutch Beauty awards, previously known as the Astir awards.
The awards see a jury of experts go through the best in the year’s beauty innovations to award prizes in 20 categories. Africa Organics has impressed both in 2021 and 2022. This is an accolade that the proudly-South African brand owners, Kyle and Brigitte Hartley, do not take lightly.

“Dutch Beauty recognizes some of the top brands in our industry, in one of the largest conscious consumer markets. To not only be nominated for an award but also to be awarded two years in a row is an achievement that we are proud of and a testament to the hard work that our distribution partners in Europe are putting into growing the brand and creating brand awareness.’
“We are honoured that the brand we represent proudly in the Netherlands is also recognised by professionals from our national beauty industry. The jury is very experienced, knowledgeable and influential within our industry which makes it even more special to receive this kind of recognition for the brand and its values,” they said.

The brand is COSMOS ORGANIC, certified by Ecocert Greenlife according to COSMOS standards, 100% Natural Hair and Body care range using Africa’s powerful natural and organic plant ingredients. Ranging from shampoos, conditioners, shower gels, and body lotions to hair treatment oils, this is a perfect fit for the couple who were in the market for a natural and sustainable “lifestyle” business with international potential when they stumbled across the opportunity to take over the company.
“We share a passion for nature, sustainability, and preservation in a world that is experiencing devastating biodiversity loss at the hands of humanity,” they said.

The pair started their journey with Africa Organics as loyal users and supporters of the product.
“We are one of few organic brands in the market that are carbon and plastic neutral and that genuinely support African communities through the sourcing of our raw materials,” said Kyle.
“Our formulations are self-preserved and gentle, suitable for all skin types, especially sensitive skin. We are focused on holistic, lasting efficacy and not short-term results. We aim to minimise the disturbance to the natural ecosystem (the skin microbiome) and we pH balance all of our products to match the skin’s natural pH of 5,” he added.

The pair are passionate about Southern Africa and proud that it is home to a quarter of the world’s plant species and is one of four global biodiversity hotspots. Our goal is to share the benefits of Africa’srich biodiversity with the rest of the world.
“They say sustainability and environmental preservation start at home. Anne Marie Bonneau said it best: “We don’t need a handful of people doing zero waste perfectly, we need millions of people doing it imperfectly.”


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