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The Secret Superfood for Organic Skincare Products 

African potato, officially Hypoxis hemerocallidea, has recently started to be used in organic skincare products due to its potential health benefits and natural properties.  For that reason, it's still a bit of a trade secret and the Supersalve formulators are all over it! Here's what you need to know.

Ancient  Medicinal Properties

This humble wonder plant is native to the African continent and has been used for centuries by the locals for its medicinal and health benefits. Packed with a number of beneficial compounds, including phenolics, tannins, vitamins, essential amino acids, and minerals, makes it pretty much the superfood for topical skin formulations. All of these compounds work together to help nourish and rejuvenate the skin, providing vast benefits for those looking to achieve glowing and youthful skin. 

Antioxidant and Anti-inflammatory Capabilities

African potato is known to have high antioxidant levels, the African potato plant seriously helps with free radical damage and oxidative stress, which noticeably reduces signs of ageing. Additionally, studies have also seen the use of African potato in topical applications reduce inflammation, redness, and swelling in the skin. 

High Levels of Vitamin C 

African Potato contains high levels of Vitamin C which are known to help nurture and hydrate skin, smoothing wrinkles and fine lines. Better yet, Vitamin C builds collagen within the skin, giving Boosts Skin Hydration it a firm, strong, and youthful appearance. Vitamin C also helps restore the skin’s natural balance and reduce the risk of infection and breakouts. Overall, this helps give the skin a glowing and even tone. 

Packed with natural moisturising factors like amino acids, polysaccharides, and peptides, the humble African potato significantly replenishes the skin’s levels of lipids, promoting vital hydration and absorption of your skin. By providing a good balance of moisture and hydration, it helps reduce dullness and dryness, giving skin a more youthful and healthy appearance.


In review, organic skincare products that contain African potato packs a number of benefits for the skin. The super high levels of antioxidants, anti-inflammatory capabilities, as well as Vitamin C, all maximise skin health. Additionally, its moisturising properties help restore hydration, improving overall skin health and condition. This makes African potato a great natural ingredient for those looking to get glowing, youthful, and nourished skin.

NB: All SUPERSALVE products are completely free from petrochemicals, parabens and phthalates, and are safe for the whole family, from babies to the elderly and everything in between!

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