Annique was the first cosmetic house in the world to combine the power of Rooibos tea with skincare
"Rooibos Products" (previously known as Annique UK) has been distributing Annique Products and Tea since 2004. The full Annique Range of products is available on our website. Enjoy!
The Grande Dame of Rooibos Tea Dr Annique Theron (18 April 1929 - 22 February 2016) was the first person who fully realised that the Rooibos plant Aspalathus linearis may have some beneficial properties that warranted further investigation. Largely due to her perseverance with her own initial research efforts beginning in 1968, this traditional herb soon became a hot topic in scientific research all over the world.
The scientific name for the Rooibos plant is Aspalathus linearis. The plant contains an exceptional configuration of plant compounds of which the flavonoid Aspalathin is the most abundant. Aspalathin has wonderful anti-allergic properties and it is absolutely unique to the Rooibos plant – to date Aspalathin has not been identified in any other plants.
In the 1980's Japanese and American scientists found that Rooibos tea contains a powerful and stable antioxidant called Super Oxide Dismutase (SOD).
Later researchers verified that Rooibos tea has anti-allergic, anti-spasmodic, anti-bacterial, anti-ageing, anti-viral, anti-carcinogenic properties and that the tea contains no caffeine and low tannin.
The Company was established in 1971 by Dr Annique Theron.
To honour her discovery of the anti-allergic properties of Rooibos tea; Dr Theron received the coveted Best Woman Inventor of the Year award at the 25th International Inventors Exhibition in Geneva, Switzerland in 1997.
Even after numerous studies through the years the list of beneficial properties of Rooibos is still growing and ongoing research is focusing on the application of both regular Rooibos and Green Rooibos tea in health and skin care.
Rooibos (Aspalatus linearis) or Red Bush tea as it is also known as, provides essential minerals when taken as a hot or cold beverage but research has shown that it can also be applied topically to the skin and that is why Dr Theron created the Annique Range of products over 40 years ago. The products are uniquely rich in antioxidants providing excellent anti-ageing results and are suitable for all ages and all skin types, even sensitive skin.
Dr Theron at 84 years of age 2013
Annique Health and Beauty is affiliated with:
- The Society of Cosmetic Chemists (Coschem) regarding latest ingredients and methods in the cosmetics industry
- The Health Products Association (HPA)
- The South African Cancer Association (CANSA)
- The Cosmetics Toiletries and Fragrances Association (CFTA)
- Beauty without Cruelty
Ansie Earle the owner of "Annique Rooibos Products" in the UK has a Library and Information Science Degree (1976) and a Spa Therapy NVQ 2 (2007) and is the author of "Tea for Two, For Baby and You" and other ezine articles on Annique Rooibos products.