Our roots lie in manufacture as that was the vehicle through which Bev could create employment opportunities for the underprivileged. We were initially a manufacturing wholesaling company before opening our first Rain branded store in 2005. The concept soon took off and further stores have been opened since then including two international stores in Amsterdam and New York. As far as products go, at our core we are African and we search out the rich, ancient pharmacopeia of tribal Africa to incorporate into our skincare products. We also proudly seek to showcase Africa to the world.
Mission / ethics – Sourcing approach
In Africa, rain means life. The arrival of the first rains after the long dry season are celebrated with thanksgiving. When the rains come the rivers fill, grass grows, herds fatten and prosperity blooms. So profound is Africa’s gratitude for rain that the Sotho people say “Khotso, Pula, Nala” (Peace, Rain, Abundance) in their traditional greeting. This ancient blessing reflects the spirit that drives our business. Our ethic is one of peace, provision and giving. In today’s demanding world with its focus on achievement and measurable deliverables, we believe that to function optimally people need quality time to de-stress and pamper their tired bodies. Our skins immediately reflect the state of our wellbeing. All our treatment products are formulated to help protect the skin from the harmful effects of modern life’s stresses. Our products harness the powerful active ingredients found in natural plant extracts. These essences and extracts penetrate the skin and the limbic system via the nasal passages, entering the blood stream and delivering therapeutic benefits to the body and mind
That people are precious and everyone deserves a chance at a meaningful, fulfilling life. We aim to make a difference in the world, offering opportunities to the disadvantaged and improving lives and whole communities in a lasting way.
We put our core beliefs into action by:
Providing training for those who have not had the opportunity to learn marketable skills, helping them earn a sustainable living, ending the destructive cycle of poverty and changing their lives for the better and for generations to come. Providing opportunities for people of all races and ethnic groups. Also providing opportunities for people with disabilities. Offering high quality products made from the finest raw materials in a sustainable way. Forbidding animal testing for any of our products or our raw ingredients and components. Supporting local small industries and the people who work there. We have a policy of giving – giving value-added products with the best possible ingredients, value-added service, and a value-added experience in our stores Winston Churchill said:
“We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give”
African Mafura Butter Olive Oil Soap
100% pure natural old fashioned handmade soap containing peppermint and eucalyptus essential oil. Create a foamy lather all over your body while in the bath or shower and then rinse off thoroughly. Contains oils of marula, olive, coconut, sunflower and palm.
African Rain Body Butter
Enjoy the subtle fragrance of amber, lemon, mandarin, freesia and moss in our moisturizing body butter with the natural goodness of Shea butter. Food for a very dry skin. Apply generously all over body. Contains Shea butter and organic wild harvested baobab oil.
Aloe and Avocado Body Butter
Our aloe and avocado body is full of healing and health giving properties of aloe combined with the goodness of Shea butter and avocado oil. A single floral fragrance note of roses and geranium to be found in the essential oil of Cape Malva part of the unique cape fynbos plant kingdom. Great for dry skin and after a good exfoliation. Apply generously all over body.
BEE Essential Remedies Honeyquat & Propolis Bee Butter
- Honeyquat: potent moisturizer for skin
- Beeswax: moisturizing and sealing effect on the skin, anti microbial functions
- Propolis: antifungal and anti-inflammatory
- Cocoa butter: deeply hydrating, antioxidant
- Shea butter: skin softening, contains vit a, e
- Grapeseed oil: antioxidant
- Macadamia nut oil: easily absorbed, moisturizer, anti-ageing
- Mafura butter: wound healing, free radical scavenger
Biologie Pulse Point Balm
A cool and refreshing balm to massage onto temples and behind earlobes. Helps relieve mild headache and tension. Contains: Grapeseed Oil: nourishing emollient oil Mafura Butter*: anti-inflammatory, free radical scavenger, moisturizing Eucalyptus Oil: clears sinuses Peppermint Oil: relieve irritation, refresh Menthol: cooling
Biologie Baobab & Rooibos Body Butter
A rich creamy delicious butter full of intensely nourishing oils and antioxidants. Contains: Rooibos: contains aspalathon – the powerful & potent antioxidant. It decreases melatonin pigmentation and improves circulation. It is anti bacterial and anti ageing. A free radical scavenger Shea Butter*: emollient, anti inflammatory, increases softness, Vitamin A, E and F, Nourishing, Natural sunscreen Mafura Butter*: Intense, free radical scavenger. Strong anti-microbial (kills or inhibits the growth of microorganisms such as bacteria, fungi, or protozoa. Rich in essential fatty acids, (palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic), antimicrobial and anti-inflammatory activity due to the presence of limonids such as Trichilin A. Baobab Oil*: highly moisturizing, emollient, soothing, vitamin D, vitamins A and F – rejuvenation and renewal of cell membranes, vitamin E – superior antioxidant which helps to fight aging. Treats dry and damaged skin, soothing properties for eczema and psoriasis, Omega 3, 6 and 9, improves skin elasticity , encourages the regeneration of skin cells without clogging the pores. Alleviates pain from burns. Regenerates epithelial tissues in a short time, thereby improving skin tone and elasticity. Sweet Almond Oil: Improves complexion, Softens and smooths skin
Savannah Body Butter
A fresh citrus body butter with shea butter to nourish a hungry skin.