Down to Earth African Potato Cream

Down to Earth African Potato Cream
Down to Earth African Potato Cream
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Price From: R129.00
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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. The Down to Earth cream also contains ultra-nourishing coconut oil and aloe, promoting healthy happy skin from head to toe.


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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.

Overall Rating
4.5 out of 5 stars from 42 reviews

39 out of 42 people would recommend this product

14/10/2017, By Bronwen
Reading through other reviews I saw someone mention this had helped with a broken toe. I crushed the top of my foot near my big toe and am really struggling. After just a couple of days application, I noticed the damaged area coming up with new bruising, so it seems the clotted blood is breaking up. I have more mobility in my toe so this product is definitely working. Also applied it to a rash on my neck and it cleared instantly. Will always keep a tub of this on hand.
13/10/2017, By Lynn
My husband has very bad raised sun spots and the African Potato has after many months resulted in them drying out and actually rubbing off leaving a smooth area. Diligently applied nightly. Wonderful for my eczema and I can truly recommend to calm down even the worst eczema break out that starts to ooze. Highly recommend.
11/10/2017, By Tandy
I received a free sample in my order and gave it to a colleague who suffers from eczema and it help so much that I ordered a large pot immediately. First product that she used that actually worked
06/10/2017, By Marlize
Great product bought it for my mother-in- law for
Psoriasis on her hands and it really helped relieve the itching and swelling.
13/09/2017, By Maureen
I purchased this to add to my minimal first aid 'kit'. Arrived just as my husband is recuperating from a should op and has a rash due to an allergy from one of the medications he was taking. Two days of using this and the rash is almost gone and the itching has stopped. A little goes a long way so it will last a while. Very happy with my purchase.
11/08/2017, By Lindsey
I love that this product worked for so many people but it did not work for me. The smell lingers long after. It did nothing for my inflamed, red skin caused by eczema. I moved on to other remedies.
30/07/2017, By Damiana
This product, for me, loved up to every claim it made on the container. My first time using this product was as a sample sent to me by Faithful to Nature and I loved the effects so much, I ordered a full on size. It's wonderful to know that we can have highly effective pain-reducing/multi-purpose creams that are 100% safe and natural!
03/07/2017, By Lauren
This is the only product that helps to relieve my itchy eczema when it comes up on my hands and between my fingers. I seem to get eczema flare-ups from stress and reducing my gluten intake helps, but this provides immediate relief, especially if I apply it before bed and sleep with gloves on.
14/06/2017, By James
Pretty awesome stuff. Helped arthritic pain in joints, as well as dry skin and even seemed to help speed up recovery from a broken toe!
03/06/2017, By Jo H
Got this as a sample, used it on irritated/inflamed skin and it's very soothing, saw results very quickly. Definitely will buy it for myself.
15/01/2017, By MarleneB
Used for rash (stopped itching immediately gone after three applications) and rubbed it on my painful neck, immediate relief. Highly recommended.
11/01/2017, By Shari
Tried this for eczema and it made my eczema worse but haven used it for anything else so not sure if this works on other issues effectively or not.
25/12/2016, By Patience
got a sample size that I tried on my sore neck muscles I have to say this is a must have. I cant wait to order my 1st tin
30/11/2016, By Sinethemba
I liked this product in the beginning. But I realize that it made my skin darker. But it does help with pimples
06/11/2016, By Mike
I am only using this for a couple of weeks now, so I still need to determine the result. So far, so good. I must admit that my skin appears to fuller (very thin) ans supple. Will give a final review soon.
31/10/2016, By Amanda
I received a sample with one of my orders and have tried it on all sorts of things, sunburn, swollen itchy hayfeverish eyes, toddler scrapes and bumps. It has worked on everything. Just ordered myself another tub because I can see us getting through the summer holidays without it.
28/10/2016, By Lorraine
I have eczema and towards the end of spring my skin gets super itchy and very dry until I get a little bit of sun. I tried my sample that I received on the eczema and it stopped it in its tracks. Hubby used it on a cut and was impressed with the relief from the pain and itch. I have order my jar and will not go without this little miracle cream in my home. LOVE it
28/09/2016, 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.
07/09/2016, 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....
06/09/2016, 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.
23/08/2016, 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.
22/08/2016, 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.
14/06/2016, 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!!!
27/04/2016, 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.
14/04/2016, 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.
07/04/2016, 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.
29/03/2016, 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.
01/03/2016, 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.
24/02/2016, By Annelien
Very soothing, will keep using it on painful muscles
11/02/2016, 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.
10/02/2016, By Wendy
I’m enjoying The African Potato Cream – so far I’ve used it on my heels only where it is working very well.
13/01/2016, 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!!!!
30/11/2015, 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.
08/09/2015, 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.
26/08/2015, By paneshri
Extremely effective cream. Provides instant relief.
28/07/2015, 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 :-)
01/06/2015, 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 :)
19/05/2015, 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.
17/05/2015, 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.
02/05/2015, 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.
10/03/2015, 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!
08/03/2015, 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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