Down to Earth African Potato Cream

Down to Earth African Potato Cream

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This healing topical cream harnesses the medicinal power of a popular indigenous botanical ingredient – the African potato. Down to Earth’s nourishing African Potato Cream helps to soothe a variety of skin conditions, from irritation and inflammation to sunburns and eczema. It’s also great for joint stiffness, sprains, arthritis and muscular pain. The African potato is the star ingredient here, with high sterol and sterolin levels working to ease inflammation, accelerate healing and even to boost immunity.

  • Certified Organic Ingredients
  • Vegetarian
  • Proudly South African
  • Cruelty Free

African potato cream is ideal for treating burns, skin irritation, eczema and psoriasis, bed sores, cracked heels, sun damage, arthritic pain, sprains and stiff muscles.

Good for you:

  • Suitable for all skin types
  • Safe for children & elderly people
  • An excellent moisturiser
  • PH balanced for skin
  • No parabens or petrochemicals
  • No harsh synthetic colours or perfumes (lightly scented with camphor oil)

Good for the Earth:

  • 10% ingredients are from organic farming
  • 99.5% ingredients of natural origin
  • Readily biodegradable
  • Packaging is recyclable
  • Not tested on animals; endorsed by Beauty Without Cruelty

The botanical ingredients in this lotion have great soothing and healing benefits for the skin.

Healing & hydrating:

  • African Potato extract is a potent healing & anti-inflammatory agent; the sterol & sterolin levels promote a faster healing process. It’s also known for antimicrobial, antioxidant & immune-boosting properties.
  • Coconut oil penetrates the epidermis & provides the skin with much-needed moisture, vitamins & fatty acids.
  • Avocado oil is an easily absorbed, non-greasy moisturiser that restores & replenishes the skin.
  • Evening primrose oil reduces inflammation & nourishes the skin with essential fatty acids.
  • Wheat germ oil is also a great source of fatty acids; it’s packed with vitamin E & promotes new skin cell formation.       
  • Sunflower seed oil has a high antioxidant content that protects the skin from free radical damage.


  • Aloe vera is a great anti-inflammatory that accelerates healing, softens & soothes the skin.
  • Camphor oil is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory & antispasmodic, helping to ease muscle spasms & cramps. It has a cooling effect on the skin & is great for natural pain relief.
  • Lavender oil promotes healthy skin cell renewal, calms irritation & has antiseptic properties. The scent of lavender is also very calming.
  • Rosemary leaf oil calms skin irritation & has antibacterial benefits.
  • Tea tree oil is antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral & antifungal.


Water (aqua), aloe barbadensis (aloe vera) leaf extract*, cocos nucifera (coconut) oil, helianthus annuus (sunflower) seed oil, cera alba (beeswax), glyceryl stearate, glycerin, caprylic/capric triglyceride, hypoxis hemerocallidea (African potato) extract, glyceryl stearate citrate, cetearyl alcohol, persea gratissima (avocado) oil, xanthan gum, glyceryl caprylate, stearic acid, tritium vulgare (wheat) germ oil, ascorbyl palmitate, oenothera biennis (evening primrose) oil, benzyl alcohol, dehydroacetic acid, citric acid, melaleuca alternifolia (tea tree) leaf oil, cinnamomum camphora (camphor) bark oil, tocopherol, pelargonium graveolens (rose geranium) oil, rosmarinus officinalis (rosemary) leaf oil*
*Certified organic

Please Note: The Palm Oil (ascorbyl palmitate) used in this product is RSPO (Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil) certified.

Please Note:

Faithful to Nature is an online retail store, specialising in a wide selection of natural supplements, vitamins, superfoods and health-related products. Our green team is all about helping you unlock your full potential to live a healthy life; however we are not medical professionals. Please do consult your health care practitioner when seeking medical advice.

Overall Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars from 25 reviews Write a review
24 out of 25 people would recommend this product

  • Its quite effective
    28 Sep, 2016, By Ruth I think this cream works well if your skin agrees with it. I bought it to sort out the itchy rash on my face and neck, and it took a while before I could see any effect. After two weeks I could see some reduction in the rash, but I also started breaking out. As Im very sensitive to fragrance, I suspect my skin was reacting to the strong scent, even though its a natural one. I also went about two shades darker, so there must be an ingredient in there that doesn agree with my skin. I was going to give it a month, but Ive had to give it up to stop the breakouts. It was only after I stopped using it a couple of days ago that I noticed it had been affecting my sinuses as well. If your skin (or nose) has no problem with strongly scented creams, this should work well for you. It got the job half-done for me, but Ive had to abandon it for something with far fewer ingredients (Bee Natural face balm), which has calmed my skin down. Im saving the African Potato Cream for pain and such.

  • Brilliant
    07 Sep, 2016, By Linda I am amazed at the results I have received from this product in regards to arthritis, it helped from just one application. Super ecstatic to find something that works....

  • African potato cream
    06 Sep, 2016, By Diana I bought this for my son who had a painful skin condition. He had tried several things to alleviate it. The african potato cream solved the problem. Fantastic product.

  • Love it
    23 Aug, 2016, By Amanda I got a sample last month and used it on my sore shoulder and it worked so well. It also cleared up eczema that started on my upper eyelid. This month I ordered a tub.

  • Fantastic product
    22 Aug, 2016, By Samantha Only received this cream a few days ago, but have been rubbing it into my feet at night. I normally wake up with sore swollen feet and there is a definite improvement in the morning. Great product - am about to order some more.

  • Brilliant for eczema
    14 Jun, 2016, By Anita My husband suffers from mild, stubborn eczema in winter. Hes tried everything, but all that worked was a 0.5% cortisone cream. Until now!!! This african potato cream was given to us as a sample with an order and he tried it and it works! Hes seriously impressed. You need to apply liberally and at least 2x a day - but it is working!!!

  • Disappointed
    27 Apr, 2016, By Cheri After reading all the wonderful reviews I had great hope for this cream. My Dad had arthritis in his thumbs and severe eczema on his hands. So I thought this cream would take care of both problems! Unfortunately after using it for a couple of weeks - religiously - he reported no improvement on either complaints.

  • Down to Earth African Potato Cream
    14 Apr, 2016, By Anna-Marie I am so grateful I found this cream, it seems to be helping me with my psoriasis. I have tried other brands of African Potato Cream with no great results. Thank you so much for this.

  • Good for redness and eczema
    07 Apr, 2016, By Lindsey I really like this product and I have repurchased it this week. It helps reduce the redness of my eczema and eases the itching. It takes a while to kick in. I would recommend you use it after a bath or shower and on clean dry skin.

  • African Potato Cream
    29 Mar, 2016, By Jolene I purchase this cream for my mom who uses it all the time because she suffers from osteo arthritis pain. It helps relieve the pain in her back and joints. She cannot do wihout it. Wonderful product.

  • Great product - just watch the smell!
    01 Mar, 2016, By Christelle This is a great moisterizer and I have felt it has definitely helped with my restless legs. However, it should come with a note that it has a very herbal smell to it which can be quite overpowering.

  • Down to Earth Potato Cream
    24 Feb, 2016, By Annelien Very soothing, will keep using it on painful muscles

  • This is a WINNER
    11 Feb, 2016, By Adele The Down To Earth Potato Cream is a WINNER!!!! My mom says it relieves pain within minutes and I used it on a mildly sprained ankle and within 5 minutes no more pain and it has been fine since.

  • Works well
    10 Feb, 2016, By Wendy Iím enjoying The African Potato Cream Ė so far Iíve used it on my heels only where it is working very well.

  • Amazing!!
    13 Jan, 2016, By Elzemike This product is incredible. I use it for restless leg syndrome amongst the million other uses for it. My family and friends are hooked on it now as well. Works for sinus pain when applied to area between eyebrows. Love love love it!!!!

  • Fabulous moisturiser
    30 Nov, 2015, By Jianine My skin (face) was feeling a little dry, so I tried some of this as a moisturiser before going to bed. It works beautifully!! I use it every night now! The smell of the cream is quite herbal, but it dissipates quickly.

  • Medicine cupboard essential
    08 Sep, 2015, By Glynnis I have arthritis in my wrists and just a little rubbed in really helped with the ache. I also got a rash on my face and the morning after using this all the little red spots were gone. I imagine it would work well on acne. It is now essential for all the bites and scrapes my little boys get.

  • Excellent product
    26 Aug, 2015, By paneshri Extremely effective cream. Provides instant relief.

  • Feels great! I have very high hopes for the cream and gel...
    28 Jul, 2015, By Jessica Im only on day 2 of using this cream, but it goes on so smoothly, it is very mild and feels lovely and cool against my skin. It FEELS natural on my skin, if you know what I mean. I don know how to explain it.
    A BIG plus point for me is that it doesn burn at all on the broken skin (I have eczema on my hands, arms and legs, which I tend to scratch if I can stop myself).
    I can also feel how soft and moisturised my skin is after I have used the cream.
    It does seem to be helping with the inflammation as well, which is fantastic!

    I also got the Clear Skin Gel with this product (as a special offer) and my review on the gel is the same - goes on so smoothly, feels very mild and cool on the skin, and doesn burn at all on the broken skin.

    I have very high hopes for these two products to help me manage my eczema until I can rid myself of it for good. I am busy fixing my body on the inside (and I changed my diet, of course), and I really think this cream will help me manage the outside issues in the meantime :-)

  • It works like a bomb!!
    01 Jun, 2015, By ResendHafizah Anwary Thank you so much for cream and gel! It works like a bomb!! Grandad dislocated his foot last year, and has arthritis, he had pain and after applying, he felt almost instant relief in the african potato cream.. thank you for making such wonderful products :)

  • Excellent product!
    19 May, 2015, By Suzelle My skin is dry and eczema prone and I find this cream very soothing and healing. I get allergy flare-ups when the skin around my eyes, especially the lids, becomes inflamed - red, puffy and itchy. The African Potato Cream works wonders. Its easily as good as the expensive stuff prescribed by the dermatologist, but without the dangerous side-effects.

  • Wonderful
    17 May, 2015, By Peggy This cream is wonderful for my very tricky face condition. It moisturizes yet not oily, helps with acne, scars and I get occasional eczema, after using it for a month, no flare ups. Very happy with it.

  • Great Pain and Inflammation Relief
    02 May, 2015, By Virnessa I have been using it for about a month (3 times a day) and so far Im very pleased with its effectiveness in helping me with very stiff and often painful trapezius muscles, as well as arthritic shoulder joint pains.

    I find that it gets absorbed easily by the skin, though you must rub it in well. The smell is not overpowering like other anti-inflammatory ointments. I would recommend that you wait a few minutes before putting clothes on the area since a brownish residue may rub off on your clothing, but it will wash out easily.

    I also find it useful as a facial moisturiser at night - probably due to the aloe content.

  • Tried and tested
    10 Mar, 2015, By Lesley I have used African Potato cream for about 15 years. My father who was 92 swore by it and used it for his skin which became terribly thin as he got older and for all his aches and pains. It is also great for eczema and I always take a few tubs of cream to my daughter when we go to the UK as she has very bad eczema. I highly recommend it!

  • Superb
    08 Mar, 2015, By DrKnow This product I tried as a free gift and sample and well, I liked it sooo much I bought the product!

    It has an amazing effect on pain...arthritic joint pain in particular. You don need much but rub it on good. The pain is almost immediately eased. It continues to work for hours and you don notice its effects until you stop using it! It is best used continually to achieve maxim pain and swelling relief.

    It is also great to use as an antiseptic and has helped itchy skin.

    Wonderful product. A little goes a very long way.

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