Rooibos, your ally, IN THE FIGHT AGAINST CANCER                

Resolution Health reports that a recent study published by medical journal Lancet predicts that we could see an increase of 78% in the number of cancer cases by 2030.  From a global perspective, a 75% increase is expected, increasing the total incidence of all new cancer cases from 12.7 million in 2008 to 22.2 million by 2030.

Rooibos can help you fight cancer in the following ways:

  • Rooibos may prevent the healthy cells from undergoing mutagenesis (by binding free radicals, increasing the antioxidant capacity of the liver and helping the liver to cope with carcinogens).
  •  Rooibos may prevent a cell with damaged DNA from becoming a cancerous cell.
  •  Rooibos may prevent cancerous cells from multiplying and  forming a cancerous tumour.

 Incorporate Cancer-Fighting Rooibos into your cooking

  • Rooibos is a natural meat tenderiser; use it as the basis of your chicken, beef or lamb marinade. Give a tangy taste to stews by replacing the water with Rooibos.
  • Rooibos adds extra flavour to sauces. Dissolve stock cubes in Rooibos for an aromatic taste.
  • Rooibos can be used to substitute milk or water in almost any recipe.
  • Soak dried fruit overnight in cold Rooibos. There is no need to add sugar when cooking the fruit.
  • Add colour to your marmalade by cooking the fruit in Rooibos.
  • Make delicious ice tea by mixing ice cold Rooibos with sugar and lemon, or mixing it with your favourite fruit juice.
  • Sweeten a pot of strong Rooibos with honey to taste. Stir  well to make sure all the honey is dissolved. Leave in fridge overnight. Serve as an ice cold, refreshing drink.


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Visible Pores  -  No More!

The lighting in a clothing store’s fitting rooms can sometimes bring out our best and worst features. One of the things that always jump out at us when we take a closer look at our faces in those mirrors is the size of our pores. Are those really large enough to park a car in? Step away from the mirror, take a breath.  Annique has the solution this amazing product called Essense Pore Minimising Serum.

Enlarged pores are mostly attributed to genetics but can also be caused by oily skin. Oily and unclean skin can also cause oil to settle around the pores, making them appear larger as the skin around them thickens.  

All about the mushroom

Pore Minimising Serum’s  light-weight formula contains a special ingredient, Fomes  Officinalis -a mushroom extract from Russia that gives instant results! You may notice a 40 to 60% decrease in the size of your pores after only one application! Many pore minimising products contain harsh ingredients that leave your skin with a tight, drying feeling. The mushroom extract in Pore Minimising Serum moisturising properties that ensure your skin looks refined without drying it out. Mushroom extract tightens pores and also controls sebum (oil) production. It makes pores seem smaller as it quickly and gently clears out debris and rough flakes from the pores. Over time, the skin creates stronger supports for a tighter and smoother look and feel.

Tip   For the best long-term results, use Essense Pore Minimising Serum with Forever Young Revitalising Cream, Essense Intense Repair Serum and Forever Young Youth Boost. These products refine the skin’s texture with regular use. Essense Pore Minimising Serum gives instant results, but also has long-term benefits as it strengthens the pores. After cleansing, apply Essense Pore Minimising Serum on clean skin, before continuing with your normal skincare regime. If you use Essense Skin Detox, apply Essense Pore Minimising Serum first.


Good bacteria & Bad bacteria

Good Bacteria;  When we talk about good bacteria, a fitting example is probiotics, which are live bacteria in your intestines that support the immune system, the health of your heart and brain, and optimises the absorption of nutrients from food and other supplements. In short, probiotics protect and support your gut for excellent general health.

Bad Bacteria;  Bad bacteria are a whole different matter. It’s one of the reasons we suffer from facial redness when we are anything but embarrassed, and breakout that should have stayed behind with our teen years. Certain bad bacteria live on our skin, and there’s no getting away from it. We transfer them, for example, to our faces, necks and arms without even noticing. You pull a public restroom’s door handle to exit it, then scratch your cheek. You touch an escalator’s handrail then rub your forehead. These are some of the numerous ways bad bacteria make its way onto our faces, which leads to a host of skin problems including inflammation, acne, carbuncles, cellutis and dermatitis, to name a few.

It’s a fact of life: bacteria are everywhere and we will never be able to escape it. What we can do is manage it and the effect it has on our skin. And before you start scrubbing everything, including yourself, know that there are good bacteria as well as bad bacteria, and Annique has a great product to help protect your skin against the bad kind.

Essense Anti-Redness Serum fights bacteria and redness for you, and contains Pro-Immune X Anti-inflammatory Complex, which is clinically proven to do the following:

  • Reduce bacteria growth by 54% in 4 weeks
  • Increase cell renewal by 31% in 1 week
  • Reduce skin reactivity by 37% in 1 week.
  • Increase rehydration by 17% after only 1 application y 37% in 1 week

Pro-Immune X reinforces skin’s innate immunity and reduces inflammation. Bacterial growth is curbed, thereby reducing acne characteristics, and skin is less reactive and less sensitive.

Why should you use  Anti-Redness Serum and what  are its advantages?

According to the above, clinical studies have proven that Anti-Redness Serum will help your skin fight bacteria, increasing its resistance to it, while at the same time leaving it looking smoother, your pores less visible, and also making your skin less reactive to bacteria. Anti-Redness Serum rapidly renews damaged skin cells, prevents chronic inflammation, strengthens skin’s immunity against inflammation, and hydrates the skin. It also cools and calms the skin, relieves visible redness, and reduces flare-ups. Anti-Redness Serum is also a natural vasoconstrictor (it narrows the veins to restrict blood flow and reduce redness).

Who will benefit from Essense Anti-Redness Serum and how will you get the best results?

Everybody benefits. There is not a single person alive who doesn’t come into contact with some type of bacteria. To get the most out of Anti-Redness Serum, we suggest regular application over an extended period of time to help the skin build up its resistance to bacteria and the skin conditions it causes.

Different ways bacteria are transferred to your face:

  • Touching
  • Cell phones
  • Face-to-face contact/hand-to-face contact
  • Bedding like pillowcases and duvets
  • Sports equipment like headgear
  • Affectionate pets

Cancer Prevention is better than cure!

What exactly is skin cancer?

The Skin Cancer Foundation describes it as ‘the uncontrolled  growth of abnormal skin  cells.  It occurs when unrepaired DNA damage to skin cells (most often caused by ultraviolet radiation from sunshine  or tanning beds) triggers mutations, or genetic defects, that lead the skin cells to multiply rapidly and form malignant  tumors.

We bet that’s a word you don’t hear too often, but it’s one you should ommit to memory. In short, chemopreventors are substances used to stop or keep cancer from developing, and that’s what Rooibos is. Chemopreventor is the fancy way of saying protector. And you’re in luck if you’re a regular Rooibos user, no matter in what form, because a South African research team has found that Rooibos acts as ‘chemopreventors’ in skin cancer.

The Chemopreventor says the following about chemoprevention:
Chemoprevention is divided into three groups:

• Primary prevention strategies seek to prevent malignancies (cancers)  in an otherwise healthy population. These individuals may have a history that puts them at higher risk, such as a history of smoking or particular genetic mutations predisposing them to cancer development.
• Secondary prevention involves patients who have known premalignant (precancerous) lesions utilising medications or vitamins in an attempt to prevent the progression of these lesions into cancers.

• Tertiary prevention focuses on the prevention ofnew cancers in patients cured of an initial cancer or individuals who have been treated for premalignant lesions. Clinical trials of chemoprevention are based on the idea that interruption of the biological processes involved in carcinogenesis (the process of normal cells transforming into cancer cells) will inhibit this process and, in turn, reduce cancer incidence. The ideal chemopreventive agent will not significantly alter quality of life, is inexpensive, safe, well tolerated, and effective.

Considering that just about all of Annique’s products contain Rooibos, you can say that we are doing our part to help you fight cancer. Which leads us to one form of cancer we need to pay attention to now that summer is officially here…
‘Cancer prevention’, ‘sun protection’ and ‘skin cancer’ are words we frequently hear once summer’s made its return, and we hear them for a very good reason. According to CANSA,  Australia, has the highest incidence of skin cancer in the world.

VitC and Sun Care

There’s more you can do to help protect your skin against harmful events. Drinking your daily dose of Vit C helps with the following:

• Reduces sun damage
• Encourages collagen production
• Decreases inflammation and skin irritation
• And most importantly, it increases your skin’s resistance to UV rays and it boosts your sun-care products.


Rooibos, a miracle ingredient

in modern skincare

Where did it all start?

For generations, people have celebrated and cherished the healing and calming qualities of Rooibos tea, and over the past few years, more and more people have begun to discover the benefits of using Rooibosinfused products as part of their daily skincare routines.
Initially, the spotlight was placed on Rooibos tea in South Africa, when Dr Annique Theron claimed it soothed away her baby’s colic. After that, researchers began considering and exploring the vast benefits of the Rooibos herb.

Rooibos is an Anti-Ageing Ingredient

Recent studies have shown that using skin care products that include Rooibos as the main ingredient not only revitalises the skin, but also slows the ageing process. One of the main properties of Rooibos is zinc, which is believed to smooth and refine wrinkles making it the ideal ingredient to use in modern anti-ageing products.

Rooibos Heals and Soothes Sensitive, Problem Skin

Rooibos also has the ability to dramatically ease the redness and discomfort associated with severe acne, and to relieve the pain and irritation caused by skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or dermatitis. No wonder it has often been referred to as the ‘wonder herb’.   Rooibos-inspired skincare ranges are perfectly suitable for people with sensitive skins too, as it contains no harmful chemicals or preservatives, so there is no risk of increased skin irritation or painful outbreaks. 

Annique The True Rooibos Company: 

As one of the leading lifestyle and cosmeceutical brands, Annique utilises and embraces the restorative powers of  Rooibos by developing skincare and body- care ranges inspired by the therapeutic  Rooibos herb. Unlike many other products that contain toxic and artificial  ingredients that could be harmful to pregnant or breastfeeding mothers and their children, Rooibos is completely safe to use with no known disadvantages or side effects.



Ladies, drink Rooibos tea for your health

nature-sunset-person-womanIt’s women’s month and therefore the perfect time to celebrate all things feminine! The perks of being a woman are endless: A slick of red lipstick can make us feel more confident; soaking in a bubble bath can wash away our stress; and basking ourselves in a florally fine fragrance is the best antidote to a bad day at work. But, the best spoil must surely be enjoying that calming cup of Rooibos tea at the end of a hard day to help you relax and improve your health.

Keep calm and drink Rooibos tea

As a woman, you have many roles to play each day including that of mother, daughter, wife, career woman and many others. Many women often lead demanding lives that can make them feel listless, tired and even anxious. The good news is that Rooibos is extremely energising, but in a calming manner. Rooibos has the ability to enhance mental focus, fight fatigue and help you stay chirpy, even after lunchtime. Drink Rooibos tea every day to keep calm and to re-energise yourself.

 A natural beautifier

Rooibos is well known for its extremely high antioxidant content. It can be classified as a superfood, because it is such a rich source of flavonoids – powerful compounds that fight ageing and enhance your skin tone. It even helps reduce wrinkles and is well known to clear acne due to its strong antioxidants. 

Aerobics recovery

After a hard session in the gym, muscle pain may stop you from wearing your favourite pair of heels. The good news is Rooibos is great for fighting muscle pain. It fights inflammation in the muscles and helps reduce pain within about an hour after drinking it. Rooibos is so high in nutrients that it has the same effect on pain as many over-the-counter pain relievers.

Your secret ingredient

Rooibos has a natural sweet, pleasant taste with many nutrients and health benefits. By adding it to your sauces, or using it in a smoothie, you are increasing your daily health benefits. It is also extremely affordable, so adding it to your recipes is an affordable way to make your meals healthier.





Concealed Weapon


Annique’s Colour Caress Liquid Concealer provides colour, with exceptional skincare benefits!

• Creamy 
• Transfer resistant
• High coverage
• Anti-ageing (a peptide complex helps  conceal fine lines and imperfections)
• Green Rooibos extract provides youth-promoting and anti-allergic benefits
• Fragrance free


Look younger in 5 minutes!

Concealer hides the discolouration around the eye area to make eyes
look more awake and younger. Makeup artists always apply concealer,
as it is the key to achieving a flawless look.