Our story begins in Cape Town, the most southern tip of Africa. A scenic beauty known for its cultural diversity, fauna and our incredible variety of flora found in the Cape Floral Kingdom, which is home to over 9,000 plant species, 70% of which are found nowhere else on the planet.
SK Botanicals is manufactured in the heart of Cape Town; our products are rich in the diversity of African flora and our bespoke multipurpose formulations utilize unique ingredients indigenous to South Africa.
Our love for South Africa’s diversity in both culture and indigenous plants has helped us to create efficacious yet natural skincare formulations for all skin types.
At SK Botanicals, our mission is to improve skin health. We are committed to advance the world of skincare by creating products that are safe for your skin and better for the planet. We promise to provide, high quality and effective skincare products backed by science.
Sustainability is an integral part of our business.
We believe in a greener planet and utilise only the highest quality sustainable and environmentally friendly natural and organic ingredients. We will always choose natural ingredients that deliver the same level of effectiveness as a chemical one.
Our functional botanicals are carefully selected for their effectiveness and delivered in an optimal formula.
We also believe in consuming fewer beauty products and creating multipurpose formulations as a way to drive the sustainable beauty movement.
Our products are halal certified, cruelty free and suitable for vegans.
Free of Parabens, Colourants, Fragrances, Petroleum, Phenoxyethonol, Animal derivatives, Sodium Laureth Sulphate, Phthalates, Silicones, Mineral oil, Formaldehyde, DEA, TEA, MEA.
Ethically conscious sustainably sourced and Inspired by nature.
About the Founder:
Shanaas Kannemeyer, Owner and Director
My journey started 14 years ago in the health industry, here I was involved with the business management, sales, marketing and scientific research of botanical ingredients for one of South Africa's oldest natural medicine companies.
I had very sensitive, dehydrated and distressed skin, which we all know can lead to visible premature skin ageing. I learned that what goes on your body, generally goes into your body. Your skin is not a raincoat. Your skin is the largest organ of your body and biologically the first line of defence from the outside world.
To learn how to improve my own skin health, I was prompted to research my skincare regime. Reviewing my beauty products, I became increasingly concerned about the ‘endocrine disrupting’ and potentially ‘carcinogenic’ ingredients found in my products, and the amount of products I was utilising. Most importantly, were the ingredients in my products effective and good for my wellness?
This inspired me to research effective botanical ingredients, including indigenous plants that were scientifically proven to have an effect on skin health.
With the love for botanicals and the help of a top cosmetic scientist, a chemist & interdisciplinary scientist, I founded SK Botanicals, innovative skincare that captures the best of nature proven with science.
Because, life is full of tough choices and what you put on your skin everyday should not be one of them.
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