Reveal your Katavi glow

Katavi’s renowned skin care products harness potent
antioxidant-active extracts from our big 5 “cosmetic superfruits” of Africa.

Our range specifically targets the noticeable effects of environmental stress on our skin.

Exposure to environmental elements such as sunlight, smoke, dry and polluted air are significant causes of premature aging.
Skin can become dull-looking with fine lines, deep wrinkles, dark spots and uneven skin tone in a process known as photoaging.

Growing up in Africa, we saw first-hand how a harsh climate accelerates the look of aging.
We found the perfect solution to a more youthful-looking, glowing skin.

Our Philosophy

Our journey began with the curiosity of our co-founder’s father, a cosmetic scientist, who mixed formulas for many international brands.
He started researching extracts that indigenous tribes living in harsh African climates were using for health and beauty.


Our founding philosophy was:
Nature always had the answer;
we just had to find it.


Obviously plants thriving in fierce, sunny, dry climates must have discovered the secret to surviving the elements.

Cosmetic Superfruits
Cosmetic Superfruits

Katavi scientists identified extracts that help African plants retain moisture and stay hydrated.

Perfect Mix
Perfect Mix

Over 25 years Katavi scientists perfected what ingredients we would combine and in what ratio.

Our customers love the results they achieve using our products. We are confident you will too.
Enjoy a smooth, firm and more youthful looking skin with the help of Katavi’s unique proprietary formulas—and release your natural radiance.

We call it the “Katavi glow”!

  • All-natural ingredients. Contain no parabens or harmful chemical toxins.
  • No animal testing is done in the production of our products.
  • Our African extracts are ethically and sustainably sourced, and rural communities benefit directly from their sale.

See amazing results

using our specially formulated products

Cosmetic superfruits from Africa

Potent “cosmetic superfruits” from hot, arid Africa make Katavi products a truly extraordinary skin care range.

These astounding, hardy and rich plants withstand onslaughts from the harshest climates across dry, arid, sun-beaten Africa.

To survive, they developed natural photo-protective abilities, unique compounds, potent phyto-chemicals and antioxidants.
These powerful extracts make these plants highly adept at preserving vital nutrients to stay hydrated.

Our proprietary formulas perfectly combine these extraordinary extracts to help hydrate, rejuvenate and refresh our skin.


A true "cosmetic superfruit”

The Kigelia Africana tree is found throughout the dry-land regions of Africa.

Its distinctive, sausage-shaped fruit has an extensive history of traditional use for a healthy-looking skin.

Well known as one of Africa’s cosmetic “superfruits,” it has been shown to promote the appearance of enhanced density and elasticity and smooth the look of wrinkles.

Kigelia fruit extract helps skin appear smooth, luminous and radiant.

Early European explorers in Africa documented many of its miraculous properties, especially those associated with the sun’s harmful ultraviolet radiation.

Our co-founder’s father was fascinated with stories he heard about this strange-looking fruit. He researched how indigenous tribes used Kigelia and other local plants for health and beauty—and he experimented with it for skin care. He and Janine were blown away with the results.

Since then, over half a century of scientific research into Kigelia has shown that this extraordinary extract contains potent, unique compounds.

The phytosterols, flavonoids, and caffeic acid in Kigelia have significant antioxidant effects that help reduce oxidative stress by scavenging free radicals.

As with many natural extracts, the synergies between the individual compounds within Kigelia magnify each other’s performance—strengthening and reinforcing their actions—to make Kigelia a genuine “cosmetic superfruit”.

Kigelia is the signature ingredient for our Katavi skin care products.
This is a key source of the Katavi glow.


Baobab Oil: rich in Omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids.
Baobab has ORAC values seven times higher than pomegranates and cranberries.


Marula Oil: one of the most stable natural oils known to science.
High oleic acid content (up to 80%) makes it easily absorbed by skin.


Mongongo Oil: this nut oil is highly prized for its skin care influence.
Its single largest ingredient (up to 54%) is linoleic acid making it deeply hydrating.


Moringa Oil: with 46 different antioxidant compounds, Moringa is one of the most nutrient-rich natural oils in the world.

  • soothes tired skin and visibly improved elasticity
  • skin appears firmer, with a more even-looking skin tone
  • rapidly hydrates the skin
  • skin appears firmer and smoother looking
  • helps maintain skin’s natural moisture balance
  • skin looks firmer
  • long-lasting softening, moisturizing, and soothing influence
  • for healthy-looking, glowing skin