Africology

We are proud to sell Africology through our store in Tattenhall.

For a skincare brand, Africology has unusual roots.

From its humble beginnings 15 years ago at the kitchen table of founder Renchia Droganis, Africology has grown into South Africa’s leading natural and ethical skincare brand and is quickly spreading its wings across the globe. 

But it’s not its kitchen table origins that sets Africology apart , 

it’s the fact that the company was born out of a desire to help heal the wounds inflicted on Africa by apartheid.



Renchia’s background is a counsellor and therapist who worked to give people a chance to heal past pain and nurture a healthy self-esteem and this is what she focussed on in her treatments.

Today, Renchia still uses her intuitive ability to select herbs, plants and oils for her formulations and now grows many of the ingredients used in Africology products on her own farm.  

Lavender and roses are grown there, together with ingredients indigenous to Africa, including aloe ferox, rooibos, marula and African potato.

South Africa has many wonderful indigenous medicinal plants and herbs that are beneficial to the skin, body and mind as a whole.  

Africology make use of the purifying essence of some of these plants, namely rooibos, aloe ferox, marula and African potato.

Marula - oil hit of the global beauty market a few years back has successfully secured a spot as one of the most sought-after skincare oils.

It is extracted from the kernel of the fruit, is light with a non-greasy feel and is easily metabolised by the body as its molecular structure is similar to, and mimics, the oils produced by our own bodies.


The marula tree features in many African legends. It’s also known as the Elephant Tree because of the elephant’s love of the marula fruit.

  Elephants go to great lengths and travel long 

distances to get the fruit during harvest season.


Marula trees are not cultivated, they grow in the wild - from Ethiopia down to South Africa - and are protected in communal lands under the local chief. In South Africa there are strict policies in place to ensure environmentally friendly treatment and sustainable harvesting of marula fruit.


The ripe fruit falls from the trees and is harvested by hand by members of the local community on whose land the trees grow, contributing to the social economic development of African communities by generating a guaranteed source of income that helps improve living standards.

          If you’d like to try this wonderful product yourself and aren’t near our store in Tattenhall then so visit their UK website at Africology.