Inside the Brand - Makari, The Quest to Achieve the Perfect Skin Tone

Men and women, no matter the race, complain about uneven pigmentation in addition to aging and acne concerns. As a result, there are a multitude of products on the market that address these concerns but not all work equally for those affected, especially men and women of color. Realizing this disparity, the folks at Makari created a line of products specifically for those with dark skin. The luxury line includes skincare, haircare and cosmetics with natural ingredients such as Argan and Carrot Oil. Read on to find out more about Makari, their line of products and what’s in the pipelines for 2016.

Tell us the Makari story. How did the brand get its start?

Makari (pronounced muh-ka-re) is a high quality, affordable skin care brand. The Makari range was initially made to cater for dark skin complexions after entrepreneur Jack Aini noticed an overabundance of skin care products for Caucasians. In 1995 Jack Aini partnered with well-known Belgian chemist Maurice Bertrand and together they launched the highly innovative MAKARI de SUISSE line of products, in Paris.

Makari de Suisse is a unique line of beauty products made specifically to address the needs women and men of color. We have created luxurious lines of skincare, haircare, cosmetics and more designed to fit the unique skincare needs of this demographic. Our products are made with natural ingredients such as Argan Oil, Carrot Oil, and Caviar to provide added hydration and nourishment. Makari's skincare line is formulated to reduce the appearance of dark spots, stretch marks, and acne marks, which can be such a barrier to achieving the perfect skin tone.

All Makari products are still today manufactured in Switzerland, an area of Europe known for high quality products. Originally there were just 7 SKUS, although due to the positive feedback and popularity, Makari has increased to 60 and growing! The ranges are from skincare for the masses, makeup, hair care, body lotions and baby care.


What ingredients or properties make your product especially effective or unique?
Makari chemists in Switzerland patented “Vegeclarine” and “Organiclarine.” These names show the natural origin of this extract, purely vegetals and treated exclusively with non-toxic solvents, as hot water and ethanol. Other key ingredients include: Mulberry, Licorice, Lemon, Carrot Oil, Vitamin C, Purified Water, etc. Some products also contain caviar extracts, a unique ingredient that helps lighten and control melanin production.

Why does a woman need your product in her skin care routine?
Makari has proven to reduce and eliminate dark spots, uneven skin tone, acne marks, sun patches and blotches safely and effectively.

What's in the pipelines in 2016 for the brand?
Makari is soon launching “MAKARI OR ROSE” translated in English to Makari Rose Gold. It will consist of ACTUAL 24K Gold, Omega, and probiotics. It will have a 3 in 1 effect to, speed cellular processes and activates regeneration of skin cells, prevent dry skin problems from happening again and again and make skin balanced, calmer and more resistant to aging.

If you like the Makari Skin Repairing Clarifying Serum, use our exclusive discount code MFSS16 for 30% off sitewide at through May 20, 2016.