THE POWER OF AFRICA

POWERFUL CAPE KELP MEETS AFRICAN BOTANICAL POWERHOUSES
Wild harvested Cape Kelp, nutrient dense African seed oils and exotic essential oils from the Cape Floral Kingdom bring the power and soul of Africa to your skin. It all starts at the meeting place of two oceans.

Afrakari harnesses the power of Cape Kelp, the richest source of plant-derived nutrient minerals, and loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, essential to feed, protect and revitalize skin.

Then we embrace the beauty and diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the world’s “hottest botanical hotspot”. We infuse our skincare with the exquisitely aromatic Buchu, Rose Geranium, Cape Snowbush, African Immortelle, and our precious Cape Chamomile, all of which boast remarkable skin benefits and an indulgent sensorial experience.

From our doorstep in Southern Africa we bring you the Resurrection Bush, a plant known for its remarkable ability to revive itself almost instantly from dehydration. This medicinal plant possesses compounds which protect, soothe and deliver anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin.

Drawn deeper into the vast landscape, we have carefully selected highly-prized skin powerhouses: Marula, Kalahari Melon, Baobab, Manketti, Cape Yangu, African Moringa and Ximenia seed oils.

Afrakari delivers millions of years of natural adaptation in a uniquely restorative skincare range. It is our quest to bring remarkable ingredients, their power and the soul of Africa to your skin.

The Power of Africa’s finest ingredients in luxurious, prebiotic, natural & organic skincare.

Handcrafted fresh in micro batches. 

THE POWER OF AFRICA

POWERFUL CAPE KELP MEETS AFRICAN BOTANICAL POWERHOUSES
Wild harvested Cape Kelp, nutrient dense African seed oils and exotic essential oils from the Cape Floral Kingdom bring the power and soul of Africa to your skin. It all starts at the meeting place of two oceans.

Afrakari harnesses the power of Cape Kelp, the richest source of plant-derived nutrient minerals, and loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, essential to feed, protect and revitalize skin.

Then we embrace the beauty and diversity of the Cape Floral Kingdom, the world’s “hottest botanical hotspot”. We infuse our skincare with the exquisitely aromatic Buchu, Rose Geranium, Cape Snowbush, African Immortelle, and our precious Cape Chamomile, all of which boast remarkable skin benefits and an indulgent sensorial experience.

From our doorstep in Southern Africa we bring you the Resurrection Bush, a plant known for its remarkable ability to revive itself almost instantly from dehydration. This medicinal plant possesses compounds which protect, soothe and deliver anti-aging and anti-inflammatory benefits to the skin.

Drawn deeper into the vast landscape, we have carefully selected highly-prized skin powerhouses: Marula, Kalahari Melon, Baobab, Manketti, Cape Yangu, African Moringa and Ximenia seed oils.

Afrakari delivers millions of years of natural adaptation in a uniquely restorative skincare range. It is our quest to bring remarkable ingredients, their power and the soul of Africa to your skin.

The Power of Africa’s finest ingredients in luxurious, prebiotic, natural & organic skincare.

Handcrafted fresh in micro batches. 

AFRICAN LUXURY FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Gender neutral skincare.

Afrakari is a gender fluid skincare range created for all skin types. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, our high performance natural, organic and anti-aging formulations bring efficacy and a sensorial experience to your skin.

A minimalist range, our products are able to address all sorts of skin issues and skin types to reinforce the simplicity of an effective skincare regime. Use varying amounts of each of our products, or use interchangeably, to address your individual skin needs and create a tailored skincare experience. We appeal to men and women wanting to benefit from using fewer products, keeping things simple. Less is definitely more.

Passionate about luxurious, premium and natural skincare, we will only launch what we love, what is optimal for your skin, and that offers a sublime experience.

AFRICAN LUXURY FOR ALL SKIN TYPES
Gender neutral skincare.

Afrakari is a gender fluid skincare range created for all skin types. Crafted with meticulous attention to detail, our high performance natural, organic and anti-aging formulations bring efficacy and a sensorial experience to your skin.

A minimalist range, our products are able to address all sorts of skin issues and skin types to reinforce the simplicity of an effective skincare regime. Use varying amounts of each of our products, or use interchangeably, to address your individual skin needs and create a tailored skincare experience. We appeal to men and women wanting to benefit from using fewer products, keeping things simple. Less is definitely more.

Passionate about luxurious, premium and natural skincare, we will only launch what we love, what is optimal for your skin, and that offers a sublime experience.

THE LOVE OF AFRICA
Afrakari is born from the love of Africa. A common love shared by 3 people with a common vision to bring the best of Africa to your skin. A love that empowers, transforms, and feeds back to this great continent.

Our products have been formulated by an award-winning biochemist who has designed scientifically proven skincare for international brands. She has spent over a decade refining the essential components of transformative skincare.

As such, a deep understanding of the skin microcosm is built into every product. Combining knowledge of skin flora, cellular chemistry and communication, and the role of genetic factors, led to the design and development of Afrakari – a holistic and conscious skin solution.

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A biodiversity specialist brings conservation and powerful ingredients to the forefront of our brand. Her special interest in the unique and threatened flora & fauna species in Africa have been critical in selecting the finest ingredients while ensuring sustainability in what we do. She has conducted biodiversity assessments and conservation management across the Cape Floral Kingdom and surrounding Cape regions. It is this knowledge and passion which has helped fuel the Afrakari journey, and help bring species with remarkable benefits to your skin. This love and knowledge drives our quest to continue our ongoing search to bring the finest ingredients from Africa to your skin.

Driving the Afrakari vision is a skincare entrepreneur whose mission is to transform skin while showcasing the power and magic of Africa. By bringing the finest African ingredients and products to your skin, his objective is to improve the lives and confidence of men and women everyday, and show the world just how great this vast continent is.

Africa boasts the finest and most treasured and exotic ingredients in the world.
Africa is powerful.

THE LOVE OF AFRICA
Afrakari is born from the love of Africa. A common love shared by 3 people with a common vision to bring the best of Africa to your skin. A love that empowers, transforms, and feeds back to this great continent.

Our products have been formulated by an award-winning biochemist who has designed scientifically proven skincare for international brands. She has spent over a decade refining the essential components of transformative skincare.

As such, a deep understanding of the skin microcosm is built into every product. Combining knowledge of skin flora, cellular chemistry and communication, and the role of genetic factors, led to the design and development of Afrakari – a holistic and conscious skin solution.

READ MORE

A biodiversity specialist brings conservation and powerful ingredients to the forefront of our brand. Her special interest in the unique and threatened flora & fauna species in Africa have been critical in selecting the finest ingredients while ensuring sustainability in what we do. She has conducted biodiversity assessments and conservation management across the Cape Floral Kingdom and surrounding Cape regions. It is this knowledge and passion which has helped fuel the Afrakari journey, and help bring species with remarkable benefits to your skin. This love and knowledge drives our quest to continue our ongoing search to bring the finest ingredients from Africa to your skin.

Driving the Afrakari vision is a skincare entrepreneur whose mission is to transform skin while showcasing the power and magic of Africa. By bringing the finest African ingredients and products to your skin, his objective is to improve the lives and confidence of men and women everyday, and show the world just how great this vast continent is.

Africa boasts the finest and most treasured and exotic ingredients in the world.
Africa is powerful.

SUSTAINABILITY FOR AFRICA.
It is our quest to search the vast continent of Africa for remarkable ingredients that will help transform skin and also reinvigorate rural communities and their natural environment. We understand that we are custodians of the natural world and our future is directly dependent on it. We respect our source, Earth gives us everything, it is our desire to give back.

Sustainable Harvesting

Inhabiting a pristine marine environment near the southernmost tip of Africa where two great oceans meet, our Cape Kelp is sustainably harvested from the wild and entirely done so by hand. Among the fastest growing species of kelp in the world, it has fast regrowth and self-regeneration helping to ensure its sustainability for generations to come, maintaining its role in the ecological balance, empowering rural communities with sustainable employment, and stimulating their local economy.

With only 10% of the wild biomass being harvestable, sustainable harvesting practices and strict government guidelines are adhered to, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the species. Through efficient utilisation of the raw material, the entire biomass of the kelp is used, resulting in nearly zero percent waste, and requiring very little to no waste management.

Our luxurious Marula is sustainably sourced from the Marula Belt in Limpopo, South Africa. The marula tree can yield up to 3 tons of fruit, and once they have fallen to the ground is sustainably wild harvested by hand. The Marula fruits enable empowerment of rural communities with employment, benefit sharing and resource protection. Our producers minimise waste, distributing all other vegetal material to other industries. Fair trade practices and an organic certified value chain ensures the entire process is ethical and respects the environment.

Our 100% natural Shea Butter conforms to EcoCert and Cosmos cosmetic standards. A Sustainable Beauty Award Winner and Best Sustainable Ingredient at the 2014 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, our shea butter ethyl ester is derived from renewable sources and produced using energy-saving catalysts and processes. Conventional processes for making esters require high amounts of energy and in contrast, our ester is made using lower temperatures, shorter processing times and biodegradable catalysts, reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas footprint. Harvested through a community outreach program, shea butter is a significant enabler for conservation and development in West Africa.

Our ingredients are ethically derived, sustainably sourced, and harvested by hand, minimising our impact on the environment. Our small artisan farmers participate in sustainable resource conservation programs, fair trade practices, and conform to Ecocert and Ceres certifications, empowering rural communities with employment, contributing to landscape conservation and ensuring the ecological balance remains intact.

Sustainable Packaging

We use reusable, recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials where possible. The Afrakari collection is packaged in beautiful dark-stained glass with special protective properties that block damaging visible light, and preserve and prolong the durability & potency of our active ingredients. 100% Reusable and Recyclable.

Our miniature Afrakari ceramic spoons are sustainably handmade and locally sourced.

All paper and board packaging is locally printed, fully recyclable and 100% FSC-certified. When shipping, we use a mix of post-consumer waste, reusable, recycled and recyclable materials.

We are constantly seeking ways to improve our sustainability footprint and our collective impact on the environment.

SUSTAINABILITY FOR AFRICA.
It is our quest to search the vast continent of Africa for remarkable ingredients that will help transform skin and also reinvigorate rural communities and their natural environment. We understand that we are custodians of the natural world and our future is directly dependent on it. We respect our source, Earth gives us everything, it is our desire to give back.

Sustainable Harvesting

Inhabiting a pristine marine environment near the southernmost tip of Africa where two great oceans meet, our Cape Kelp is sustainably harvested from the wild and entirely done so by hand. Among the fastest growing species of kelp in the world, it has fast regrowth and self-regeneration helping to ensure its sustainability for generations to come, maintaining its role in the ecological balance, empowering rural communities with sustainable employment, and stimulating their local economy.

With only 10% of the wild biomass being harvestable, sustainable harvesting practices and strict government guidelines are adhered to, ensuring the long-term sustainability of the species. Through efficient utilisation of the raw material, the entire biomass of the kelp is used, resulting in nearly zero percent waste, and requiring very little to no waste management.

Our luxurious Marula is sustainably sourced from the Marula Belt in Limpopo, South Africa. The marula tree can yield up to 3 tons of fruit, and once they have fallen to the ground is sustainably wild harvested by hand. The Marula fruits enable empowerment of rural communities with employment, benefit sharing and resource protection. Our producers minimise waste, distributing all other vegetal material to other industries. Fair trade practices and an organic certified value chain ensures the entire process is ethical and respects the environment.

Our 100% natural Shea Butter conforms to EcoCert and Cosmos cosmetic standards. A Sustainable Beauty Award Winner and Best Sustainable Ingredient at the 2014 Sustainable Cosmetics Summit, our shea butter ethyl ester is derived from renewable sources and produced using energy-saving catalysts and processes. Conventional processes for making esters require high amounts of energy and in contrast, our ester is made using lower temperatures, shorter processing times and biodegradable catalysts, reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas footprint. Harvested through a community outreach program, shea butter is a significant enabler for conservation and development in West Africa.

Our ingredients are ethically derived, sustainably sourced, and harvested by hand, minimising our impact on the environment. Our small artisan farmers participate in sustainable resource conservation programs, fair trade practices, and conform to Ecocert and Ceres certifications, empowering rural communities with employment, contributing to landscape conservation and ensuring the ecological balance remains intact.

Sustainable Packaging

We use reusable, recycled, recyclable and biodegradable materials where possible. The Afrakari collection is packaged in beautiful dark-stained glass with special protective properties that block damaging visible light, and preserve and prolong the durability & potency of our active ingredients. 100% Reusable and Recyclable.

Our miniature Afrakari ceramic spoons are sustainably handmade and locally sourced.

All paper and board packaging is locally printed, fully recyclable and 100% FSC-certified. When shipping, we use a mix of post-consumer waste, reusable, recycled and recyclable materials.

We are constantly seeking ways to improve our sustainability footprint and our collective impact on the environment.