African Nurture

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Johnson's new African Nurture rangeWe had such a celebration with Johnson’s the other day: there was singing and dancing, face painting and DELICIOUS food, and, obviously, bubbles. The cause for such a party was the launch of a new South African range of Johnson’s called African Nurture.


As you know, Johnson’s is a massive international brand, but this range was developed and designed in South Africa for South Africans to ‘deliver on the specific needs of African women’.

The ingredients are derived from African plants (think Baobab, marula, aloe, buchu, rooibos… you get the idea) because Johnson’s believes African plants are better suited to treat our skin types (doesn’t that make so much sense?).


Irene: I just love the design of the bottles, all brightly coloured and with a swathe of Shweshwe-inspired print swirling about them. The lotion is designed for African skin so it is particularly rich. It is also particularly scented – which can be a good or bad thing, depending on whether you like the scent or not! It does mean that the fragrance lasts for a good portion of the day, so you know you’ll smell sweet all day. And that’s always a good thing.

Zoe: I liked the size of the bottle – it’s nice and big and will last me a while, always handy in an economic climate such as ours. And, given that the price is already so unbelievably reasonable, that makes the Johnson’s African Nurture range an absolute bargain. The body lotion absorbed into my skin really easily and I didn’t have to spend hours rubbing it in. I did find, though, that if I applied too much the smell was a bit overpowering.

Ryan: Because I shower more often than having a bath, I find my skin usually becomes dry. So when I was given Johnson’s African Nurture Body Wash I thought: “well, let’s see”. I can say that for the last month or so, my skin feels clean and best of all, not dry. Add to that the refreshing smell of aloe and water mint and we have a winner! Thanks, Johnson’s!

The Body Lotion costs R9.95 (for 200ml) and R13.95 (for 400ml), while the Body Cream costs R15.95 (for 300ml) and R19.95 (for 500ml).

The Johnson’s African Nurture range will be available from July 2012 in all leading retail outlets.

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  1. de Klerk

    I tried this and I disliked the smell, texture and everything else about it.

    5 years ago •

  1. Sharon Sharynkay Kariwo

    I’m in love with the Energising Marula and Kigal. I use it together with the shower gel. It smells amazing and is super moisturising. I got it because I loved the colourful advert on television… I’m glad it did not disappoint!

    6 years ago •

  1. AmyR

    I have the Energising Marula and Kigali and I use it often. It moisturizes really well but I find it to be runny – which I don’t like in a lotion. It smells fantastic though. The cocoa butter smell made me nauseous after a while. This product is perfect for traveling – not pricey if you lose it but effective nonetheless.

    6 years ago •

  1. Miss Addy M

    This is by far the best body moisturiser. I use it religiously. I have the Energising Marula and Kigali! FANTSASTIC stuff.

    6 years ago •

  1. RoseAngel

    I have the rooibos and cape camomile one and I just love it! It’s a big hit with my whole family

    6 years ago •

  1. McPherson

    I have the hydrating aloe and mint lotion. Smells wonderful but it’s a bit too thick

    6 years ago •

  1. NaturalDiva

    the price is nice but i was not impressed with the cocoa butter lotion. i found it to be runny and it felt greasy on my skin. generally johnson’s products are good but i wont be repurchasing from this range again

    6 years ago •

  1. Redpinkynail

    This is the first time I’m seeing this range from Johnson’s!! I will definitely look out for it next time I’m out doing my monthly shopping

    6 years ago •

  1. Ladyconfused

    I actually have only used the shower gel before of this range and it was great, but I agree the smell was a bit strong but I enjoy that makes me feel clean

    6 years ago •

  1. Joka

    I love the colourful packaging & this product is not even pricy at all although it doesn’t seem to moisturize my skin the way I thought it would.

    6 years ago •

  1. Angiah

    At 1st I thought because its cheap the product is not that good of a quality…..but its actually very good mainly because its from Johnsons! It smells devine and its not to thick so it absorbs easily. Actually was impressed,however because I have a lot of marks on my body I’ve reverted to using bio oil.

    6 years ago •

  1. Yvette76

    I love the Body Cream, have been using it for the last couple of months and wont change to anythign else. It really makes my skin feel soft and smell nice

    6 years ago •

  1. Nuuh

    I love their body lotion and its very affordable

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I was pleasantly surprised at the price range of these products!

    6 years ago •

  1. Pris

    I’ve tried the Cocoa Butter and Honeybush and was very impressed.

    6 years ago •

  1. Charles

    I am in love with this range! I have very dry and sensitive skin and I struggle to find body creams that are moisturising enough, without leaving me skin greasy. Cocoa Butter & Honeybush is perfect! Love the smell, size of the pot and the price!

    7 years ago •

  1. kunene

    well i just do not know, i hate the packaging, i just dont like this. i am speechless and that is rare for me. i am almost sure the product is not that bad, but i cant get over the ghastly packaging….sorry

    7 years ago •

  1. Botes

    When this product came on the shelf I took one of each variant, my favourite, Cocoa Butter & Honeybush!!!!! It smells heavenly……. and they are super cheap!!!!

    7 years ago •

  1. Joubert

    I saw these at Clicks the other day. They are very lightweight and smell yummy! They are also super affordable…

    7 years ago •

  1. McMenamin

    I have always loved Johnsons body lotions and creams and find the new African Nurture range equally good and moisturising. At those prices its a beauty steal!

    7 years ago •

  1. Bella

    I never go without Johnsons products.

    7 years ago •

  1. Debsie

    Johnsons has always been a trusted product in my house

    7 years ago •

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