Reveal your Katavi glow
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 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.
Katavi scientists identified extracts that help African plants retain moisture and stay hydrated.
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”!
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.
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”.
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.