Makari (“Beautiful in Swahili”), was born in 1995 by Dr. Jacques François. Fuelled by his passion for skincare, Dr. François founded Makari with the goal of creating luxury beauty products for women of colour.
Dr. François partnered with the renowned Belgian chemist Gérard Pinault and launched the highly innovative Makari De Suisse line of products specifically formulated to address the needs of skin of colour.
At the time many women of colour resorted to using harmful chemical products to address skin issues such as discoloration. They were seeking gentle high quality products for their skin needs and Makari created the answer.
For over 20 years Makari De Suisse has offered luxury skincare products addressing the skincare needs of women all over the globe. From hyperpigmentation, excess oil production, hydration to anti-ageing, Makari’s revolutionary products aid in improving skin’s overall health and prevent future damage.
Our products are carefully formulated in Swiss laboratories ranked amongst the highest quality skincare labs in the world. It was there that Makari’s team of chemists formulated and patented “Organiclarine”. Through it’s regenerating plant-based power, organic high potency brightening formulas effectively fade dark spots and even the skin’s tone all while minimising the signs of ageing. Organiclarine comes from the root of the white mulberry tree. The white mulberry tree grows in many parts of the world, but is predominantly found in Asia and Europe.
Today our ever-growing global distribution spans across 3 continents. We continue to offer advanced high quality products that are gentle to the skin and deliver undeniable results for women all over the globe.