Baobab oil is a unique, truly African product that offers a multitude of benefits, and has been used and trusted by locals for centuries. Native to Eastern and Southern Africa, the baobab tree is unique both in its appearance and its uses.
Sometimes referred to as the “upside down” tree, it is known for its thick stem and unusual spindly branches that resemble roots. What is most interesting about this tree, is that every part of it serves an important purpose for man.
Its leaves are edible, and are often eaten as a spinach substitute. The fruit are used to make tasty and nutritious drinks, marmalade, or are added to stews. The seeds from the fruit are cold-pressed to extract baobab oil, but they can also be roasted for coffee. And lastly, the bark of the tree has strong fibres that are used to make rope.
Baobab oil has been used by Southern and East African people for centuries. It is rich in vitamins A, D, E and F and essential fatty acids Omega 3, 6 and 9. And while it offers a myriad of benefits, it’s most well-known for its moisturising abilities. The rich oil locks moisture into even the driest of skins. The high vitamin C content allows the oil to help lighten dark marks and pigmentation, and because it’s filled with potent antioxidants, it helps protect against skin-damaging free radicals.
Baobab oil is suitable for people of all ages and skin types, and can be safely used on eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis and acne. It absorbs quickly, helps improve skin’s elasticity and does not clog pores.
Baocare is a proudly South African brand that produces a range of natural and organic baobab oil products. Manufactured in Limpopo, BaoCare uses only the finest quality baobab oil and other natural ingredients to manufacture hardworking skincare that’s simultaneously gentle yet effective.
BaoCare offers a range of six 100% natural healing baobab oil serums suitable for the whole family. Each oil addresses a common skincare concern such as very dry skin, itchy insect bites, eczema, psoriasis, cradle cap, nappy rash, acne, scarring, stretch marks, wrinkles and ageing skin.
The key ingredient in all six serums is certified organic baobab oil, and each serum is made from 100% natural plant-based ingredients and is free from artificial additives and chemicals. True to the BaoCare philosophy, all products are cruelty-free, vegan-friendly, Halaal-friendly and safe to use during pregnancy.
The range includes
BaoCare Baobab Oil
R167 – 50ml
Baobab Oil absorbs quickly and is clinically proven to deeply hydrate and moisturise your skin without clogging pores. With its light, natural, slightly nutty scent, this rich oil-serum is suitable for those sensitive to fragrance. It can be used to soothe sun burn, skin irritations, hydrate and moisturise skin, hair and body.
Baocare Nourish – Baobab and Vitamin E Oil
R159 – 50ml
Rapidly absorbed, Nourish Tissue oil serum is clinically proven to hydrate and moisturise your skin. Enriched with vitamin E, this blend is a natural nourishing serum for dry skin, scarring and stretch marks. It is a great option for dry and flaky winter skin.
This rich, luxurious serum smooths, softens and plumps up your skin, giving it a satiny finish and a naturally radiant glow. It helps reduce fine lines and wrinkles as well as dark marks and pigmentation and is a good option for the face, neck and hands.
BaoCare Soothe immediately takes charge to soothe and calm uncomfortable skin. Suitable to use for eczema, psoriasis, itchy and very dry skin, it helps reduce underlying inflammation, leaving you with clear, healthy skin. It’s also suitable for use as a calming after-shave product and to soothe insect bites.
BaoCare Clear is a gentle yet effective spot treatment serum for skin flare-ups of all kinds. It calms and soothes upset skin, gently working to reduce redness, swelling, bumps and spots and helps balance the skin’s sebum production. It is suitable to use on problematic teenage skin, as well as for adult acne and breakouts.
BaoCare Baby Baobab & Green Rooibos Oil
R200 – 50ml
This gentle baby oil serum is made with the gentlest plant-based ingredients to give your baby’s skin all the nurturing attention it needs. It soothes irritations, insect bites, cradle cap, nappy rash, teething rash and other skin irritations common among babies.
The Baobab Foundation – Initiative of Ecoproducts (Baocare)
To preserve and protect this incredible tree, The Baobab Foundation, a non-profit South African organisation, was started by Ecoproducts and works closely with communities who live among these trees to support, educate and improve their lives. They provide a means for people all around the world to make direct contributions to the care and preservation of these ancient trees, and to the communities that live among them.
The Baobab Foundation’s objectives are:
- Plant baobab trees in the arid area of Venda where climate change and livestock affect the recruitment of young baobabs.
- Involve rural women, who collect baobab fruit, in the growing, planting and protection of baobab trees.
- Create awareness about baobab ecology and conservation locally and internationally.
- Protection of baobab trees and seedlings.
BaoCare’s baobab oil is sourced ethically, meaning you can enjoy your BaoCare products knowing that local communities benefit from each purchase.
BaoCare is sold at Faithful To Nature, Wellness Warehouse and on Takealot.