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    To keep your skin healthy and hydrated

Philosophia Botanica was established in Cape Town in 2013, and was born from a moment of inspiration and from my passion for well-being, plants, herbal remedies, aromatherapy and anything natural and botanical! I often asked myself, where could I find good quality all natural products that nurture inner beauty, as well as outer radiance? 

 

As a wellness professional, I was aware that there were plenty of  high quality beauty brands on the market, as well as spas and yoga retreats, but no one brand that combined the best of these worlds in a complete holistic and therapeutic approach to beauty and well-being.

 

Inspired by the Cape indigenous flora, the wilderness of the African plants and botanical oils, the magnificient nature surrounding the atlantic ocean as well as by my passion for eastern therapies, wellness, beauty and therapeutic treatments, I wrote a list of everything I needed to follow such a path and the Philosophia Botanica range was born with products and rituals inspired by a fusion of African botanicals and eastern traditional techniques. 

 

Philosophia Botanica is sourced from a variety of ecological sources around Africa. Each source promotes traditional plant-based knowledge, represents an inspiring story of organic agriculture, sustainability, economic upliftment, and wherever possible the preservation of botanical culture.  We strongly believe in supporting sustainable agriculture; especially within Africa so that we can contribute to local economic development for generations to come. 

We also believe that botanical treasures like essential oils and flower essences can have a significant positive influence on our mental, physical and soul wellness as well as on the economic health of small communities throughout the world.

Welcome to Philosophia Botanica.

 

Francesca and the team.

VITAMIN C SERUM

A powerful super-vitamin face serum formulated with a blend of highly concentrated antioxidants to promote collagen production, nourish and hydrate  the skin.

KEY INGREDIENTS: Neroli, Blu Yarrow, *Organic Rosehip, *Marula, *Raspberry and Sea Buckhorn oils.

ZAR 850.00

ROYAL AFRICA FACE SERUM

Feed your skin with our most powerful Face Serum! This perfect potion is rich in African natural plant extracts and is formulated to plump, hydrate & reduce the signs of aging.

 

KEY INGREDIENTS: *Organic Rose Otto, Barbary Fig Oil, Fair-Trade Baobab Seed Oil, Marula.

ZAR 850.00

ROYAL AFRICA FACE OIL

This luxurious skin food oil is pure nutrition! It nourishes 'starved' and neglected skin and assists in reducing the signs of aging for a luminous complexion. Powerful antioxidant boost!

KEY INGREDIENTS: Baobab Seed Oil, *Organic Rosehip Oil, Neroli, Calendula and a blend of pure botanical oils

ZAR 540.00

ANTIOXIDANT FACE OIL

This multivitamin rich skin food

oil is pure nutrition for timeless beauty!

It penetrates and nourishes ‘starved’ and

neglected skin giving your skin a powerful

antioxidant boost.

 

KEY INGREDIENTS: *Organic Rosehip Oil, Almond Oil, Neroli Oil and a blend of pure African botanical oils.

ZAR 360.00

SKIN THERAPY FACE OIL

Intensive luxurious anti-aging treatment

for the face and neck containing natural

plant extracts. This is the ideal liquid serum

moisturizer for anyone seeking a simple

solution to hydrated the skin for a luminous complexion.

 

KEY INGREDIENTS: African Geranium, *Organic Rosehip Oil, *Organic Evening Primrose, Calendula.

ZAR 450.00

ROYAL AFRICA EYE SERUM

Dry, thirsty skin is no match for this eye serum — formulated with high grade hydrating and moisturizing botanical ingredients. ​Can be used for both morning and evening skin care routines and as an overall face oil for sensitive skin.

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KEY INGREDIENTS: Enriched with *Organic Rose Otto, Prickly Pear Seed Oil, Argan and Baobab Seed Oil.

ZAR 580.00

Our GODDESS Gua Sha board is made from pure Bian stone and contains more than 40 trace elements and minerals, over half of these trace elements and minerals are said to have anti-aging properties.

Excellent for:


- Puffiness 
- Fine lines and wrinkles 
- Loss of firmness and elasticity 

ZAR 980

Aphrodite Rose Quartz Gua Sha board. Rose Quartz is one of the most beautifying healing stones. It helps to ease tension + stress in the body, soothes anxiety, and increases self-love, which is essential when it comes to clear, smooth skin.

 

Excellent for:


- Puffiness 
- Fine lines and wrinkles 
- Loss of firmness and elasticity 

ZAR 1200

Our GUA SHA UOMO! The manly board! Designed with larger indentations and mofre edgy curves and angles for male skin!

 

Bian stone contains more than 40 trace elements and minerals, said to have anti-aging properties.

Excellent for:


- Puffiness, Loss of firmness

and elasticity, Fine lines
 

ZAR 950 

             COMING SUPER SOON!

Now more than ever, self-care and skincare seem to go hand in hand! Face Gua Sha (pronounced Gwa Sha) is the original form of at home self-care! Traditionally it is a technique used in traditional Chinese Medicine in which a tool, usually made from Jade ( or Rose Quartz, or a Bian stone) is scraped across the skin to redirect energy flow, in order to reduce inflammation, increase blood flow and stimulate the lymphatic system to promote healing in the body. 

Face Gua Sha on the contrary helps to decongest the skin and improves blood flow and circulation, as well as assisting in clearing sinus congestion, prevent acne, dark skin pigmentation and puffiness or dark circles under the eyes.

Our stones, APHRODITE© + GODDESS© + ADONIS© have been professionally designed by Francesca Canzano-Franklin, Founder & Master Trainer at Philosophia Botanica. Every angle, every indentation, every curve, have been designed with YOU in mind! Designed to assist the lymphatic drainage to de-puff your face, shaped to assist in melting facial muscle's tension, designed to tone, lift and sculpt! And above all, to beautifully flow through your face.

Jade Nephrite stone has a natural composition that transmits heat and promotes circulation. Energetically, it helps balance the body and mind. It removes toxins, rebinds skeletal and muscular systems, and improves the flow of Qi (life force).

We are soon launching our beautiful GODDESS stone in this wonderful stone. COMING SOON!

 

Rose Quartz is the stone of the heart, a Crystal of Unconditional Love. It carries a soft feminine energy of compassion and peace, tenderness and healing, nourishment and comfort. The perfect self-love stone!           

Bian was first found in ancient China as one the first medical application tools and is said to be the ‘Ancestor of Gua Sha’. Bian stone contains more than 40 trace elements and minerals, over half of these trace elements and minerals are said to have anti-aging properties.

 

Copper is an essential element for skin health and immune health. It also detoxifies by drawing out acidity in the skin.

  • Made with high grade Rose Quartz, Bian, Copper (and soon Jade Nephrite)

  • Bespoke + Copyright © Gua Sha designed by Philosophia Botanica 

  • Designed with different angles and curves to tone, sculpt, lift the facial muscles

  • Design to assist in reducing the appearance of puffiness, dark circles and fine lines

  • Ethically Made Product

  • Vegan & Cruelty-Free

HOW TO USE:​​

  • Using gentle pressure, begin massaging from the neck upwards and from the center of the face move outwards towards the mandible, the cheeks, under the eyes, and on the forehead. Use 10-15 minutes daily

  • To help our bespoke Gua Sha stones glide across the skin with ease, smooth a few drops on clean skin with one of our facial oils 

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