When the summer (sun, booze) is written all over your face, chances are it’s a scary story.
Edit out the bad parts with Savane Organic Skincare, restorative South African potions that hit New York this week.
Founders Jennifer Peters (an anthropologist who develops health products for rural communities) and Stephane Helary (an ecologist studying plant biochemistry and conservation) based the line on botanical tribal traditions. It launched this year.
In the products’ table of contents? Sustainably harvested Sub-Saharan plants, such as antioxidant-packed rooibos and marula oil, skin-firming kigelia fruit, soothing aloe ferox, antiaging baobab, and omega fatty acid-rich manketti nut and Kalahari melon oil.
Like summer best-sellers, the moisturizer (light, silky, and smells like a grassy garden of health) and gentle exfoliant have captivated us. Spritzes of toner (our favorite) are refreshing, while nightly dollops of cleanser, tightening serum, and face oil leave skin feeling bare and pure.
Photo: Niki Dankner
|Summer’s almost over, but the beauty party’s just getting started.|