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Skin care based upon your skin type

skin type-blog 2Your skin is as individual as you.  That’s why you should use products that match your skin type, which may be oily, dry, and normal or combination, or sensitive.  When choosing your skin care products, first do a patch test on a small area of skin to determine if you may experience any sensitivities or allergic reactions.  And if you don’t know your skin type…read below and see where you fit in the in the skin type spectrum.

Oily / Clogged Pores / Severe Breakouts All-Over

Oily, problem skin requires a careful combination of pore-cleaning exfoliants, along with antiseptic botanicals to effectively reduce breakouts. This routine helps to disinfect, calm, control oil and clear clogged pores without causing irritation or drying out the skin. Your problem skin will be clear, more even-toned, healthy and balanced with fewer blemishes.


  • Extremely oily skinspring_kit
  • Large pores on entire face
  • Constant, severe acne (several new blemishes a day) all over the face, including blackheads and cysts
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Will break out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • Wants clearer and smoother skin


Oily / Combination / Occasional Breakouts / Anti-Aging

Combination, blemish-prone skin in need of anti-aging requires a careful blend of non-drying, pore-clearing exfoliants with hydrating antioxidants and skin-brightening botanicals. This will bring a perfect balance to your skin.


  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Skin feels tight, irritated or sensitive when harsh products are used
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • May get occasional mild breakouts and cysts (weekly The sun soon arrivesor monthly)
  • May get clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)


Oily / Combination / Sensitive / Consistent Breakouts

Oily, combination, sensitive skin prone to acne and clogged pores requires a careful blend of antibacterial and smoothing BHAs to deliver maximum blemish-clearing benefits without leaving the skin feeling tight, dry or irritated. The added benefit of oil-free hydration will give the skin a perfect balance.


  • Enlarged pores and produces oil mostly in t-zone
  • Breaks out from heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredientsmakari_discoloration_kit_1(1)sensitive skin care
  • Skin that may become red and flushes easily, gets tight and irritated by harsh products
  • Consistent blemishes and cysts (several new blemishes a week)
  • Clogged pores and blackheads
  • Post-blemish red/dark scars that linger
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

Normal / Anti-Aging

Normal, dehydrated skin showing the signs of aging requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and potent antioxidants to brighten the complexion and return skin to a healthy and beautiful glow with a newly refined smoothness.

Symptoms:sensitive skin care

  • Produces oil in the summer, mostly in t-zone
  • Skin can feel tight or dry during the winter
  • Needs hydration without heavy oils or pore-clogging ingredients
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheadsThe sun soon arrives
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin may look tired, in need of a glow
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging and loss of tone

Dry / Tired / Aging

Dry, aging, tired-looking skin in need of sun-damage repair requires high concentrations of AHAs to boost cellular turnover and firming Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin. Energizing ingredients work to increase oxygenation and encourage a healthy glow. Your skin will be moist, firmer-looking and exceptionally smooth with a newly refined radiance.


  • Skin feels tight and dry year round2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Skin looks tired, in need of a glow
  • May have loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging

 Dry / Sun Damaged / Aging

Dry, sun-damaged skin with loss of tone requires high concentrations of repairing AHAs to boost cellular turnover, bioactive Peptides to allow a tightening deep within the skin and nourishing lipid-rich oils to provide needed moisture. Your skin will be exceptionally smooth and supple with less visible wrinkles.


  • Skin feels tight and dry year round2016-10-13 16-37-55 (B,Radius8,Smoothing4)
  • Needs hydration and nourishment
  • May have enlarged pores mostly in t-zone, including blackheads
  • May have hyperpigmentation (brown spots)
  • Has a history of excessive sun exposure
  • May have visible broken capillaries from sun damage
  • Loss of tone and elasticity
  • Wants to keep skin healthy and smooth
  • Concerned about aging


Brightening from the inside out

Makari OralightA quality skin brightener should be formulated from compounds that show promise in lightening skin tone, a function that may also include reducing the prominence of freckles and other sun spots. Optimally, a skin brightener will also offer anti-wrinkle benefits to further promote the youthful appearance of facial skin. Of course, skin brighteners should also be able to help skin appear brighter and more radiant, just as their names suggests.

Out of the many skin lightening products in the market today, Makari Oralight is one of the most unique because it is in capsule form. A supplement that can me taken alongside other Makari Oralight products, this skin lightening pill aims to increase the health and glow of one’s skin and protect it against free radical damage.

Makari Oralight specifically caters to diverse and multi-hued skin tones. It does not contain Hydroquinone and other similar skin bleaching agents. Makari Oralight contains a couple of herbal extracts that have significant effects on fortifying the skin. Bearberry Leaves have clarifying effects that cleanse the skin of its impurities and also hamper the production of melanin, a substance responsible for skin pigmentation. Lemon Fibers are enriched with bioflavonoids that increase the effects of Bearberry. Vitamins C and E are also included in Maraki Oralight’s formulation to strengthen the skin’s immunity against free radicals.

Since Bearberry Extract is also a known diuretic, it is advised to drink plenty of water when taking Makari Oralight. It is also recommended to take 2 capsules of Makari Oralight once a day with a major meal.

There are many promising skin brightening products available today that can be used to make skin appear brighter and more youthful. Makari Oralight is an additional supplement to add to your brightening regimen that can enhance performance for a radiant glow.

Makari Nigeria launches Or Rose 24K Gold with Spectacular Event!!!

Global skincarebraIMG_0941-e1476712559669-200x300nd, Makari de Suisse launched its renowned super effective formulation 24 Karat Gold Range on the 12th of Octobr.  The launch event kicked off with a training session earlier on in the day and cocktail event in the evening held at VCP Hotel V.I, Lagos.

Media influencers, beauty bloggers and journalists attended the launch cocktail event in the evening which kicked off with an opening speech by Mimi Gnoleba, Makari Trainer, and Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria, Folami Oyenuga who addressed questions raised by the guests.

Following the Q&A essions, renowned Nigerian dermatologist, Dr. Vivian Oputa explained in detail how the skin absorbs all that’s used on it and the need to always use safe and non-toxic corrective products.Mr. Oyenuga also expressed that Makari has been working consistently and relentleIMG_0378-300x200-2ssly with
NAFDAC on quality control and seizure of counterfeit products being sold at key wholesale markets and retail points of purchase nationwide.

“We remain committed to this battle against all counterfeit Makari products nationwide. For this, MAKARI DE SUISSE has partnered with 2 key exclusive distributors only and we are pleased to announce officially that you can get Authentic Makari De Suisse products which are loved globally with Kuddys Cosmetics and Chisuf Ventures in Nigeria.” said Oyenuga, Director, Makari de Suisse Nigeria. 
The training session was facilitated by a New York based Makari Trainer, Mimi Gnoleba. The training had accredited beauty representatives as well as authorized distributors of the Makari brand. The essence of the training was to educate the participants about the intense scientific and technical scrutiny that goes into every Makari product while also building confidence and trust about the brand.
The Makari 24 Karat Gold range is available at Casabella, HealthPlus Pharmacy, Kudi Cosmetics, Konga and Jumia, Perfect Trust Cosmetics.
Follow Makariofficialnigeria on Instagram and Facebook for more stockist details.




Makari Or Rose 24K Gold

Makari Or Rose 24K Gold


The benefits of gold in skincare can be traced back 5,000 years to ancient Egypt. Cleopatra was said to sleep in a gold face mask every night to enhance the suppleness of her complexion and preserve its natural luminosity.  Gold not only gives a beautiful, glowing and youthful skin but is also beneficial in many ways. It slows down the collagen depletion, increases skin’s elasticity, lightens the skin’s complexion, stimulates the cells making the skin firm, improves blood circulation and prevents premature aging, wrinkles, and many more benefits.

Here are the top benefits of gold for your skin:

1. Reduces Wrinkles, Fine Lines, and Spots

To have a clear skin, free from wrinkles & spots is every woman’s ultimate desire. Gold can activate the basal cells of the skin, which increases the elasticity of the skin. It thus reduces wrinkles, fine lines, blemishes, and marks on the skin, and will make you look younger.

2. Stimulates Skin Cells

The ions present in gold help in stimulating the cells, nerves, and veins in your body. This leads to improved blood circulation. This will increase the metabolism of skin cells and secretion of the waste. Gold can help to stimulate the cells and have a healthy skin.

3. Prevents premature ageing of the skin

Dryness of skin can lead to its premature aging. Use of gold can reduce the dryness of skin and helps in increasing the metabolic rate. This would prevent the skin from premature aging.

 4. Slows Collagen Depletion

Collagen is naturally produced in your body which keeps the body flexible. It is responsible for giving smooth skin and shining hair. The collagen level in the body starts depleting from the age of 25 and this is when you notice the changes on your skin. Skin care with gold can slow down the depletion of collagen level in your skin cells.

5. Treats UV Damage

Gold is praised for its purported ability to ward off UV damage as continued use reduces the production of melanin.

6. Brightens complexion

Gold re-textures skin and illuminates to reveal radiant, healthy and a youthful looking complexion.

7. Inhibits Allergens

The antioxidant properties present in gold helps in increasing blood circulation which leads to a reduction in acne and other skin allergies.

8. Treats Inflammation

Gold is said to have anti-bacterial and anti-inflammation properties that help oxygen to enter into the skin for renewal of the cells. This helps in treating ulcers and other inflammatory disorders of the skin. It is also known to rejuvenate your skin.

9. Increases skin elasticity

Skin tends to sag when its elasticity decreases or is completely lost. Use of gold can reduce the breakdown of elastin and restore the elasticity of the tissues. This will further prevent the skin from sagging making it firm and toned.

 10. Gives a Golden Glow

Gold helps in improving the blood circulation, hence it helps hydrate and maintain the skin’s moisture level. The small particles of gold get absorbed into the skin imparting a rich glow. This makes the skin healthy, fresh and radiant.

Hip Hop Weekly’s “The Next 15” Gets Sponsored by Makari de Suisse

Makari de Suisse is pleased to announce that they have recently sponsored Hip Hop Weekly’s reality TV series – “The Next 15” headed by Carlos King (executive producer “Real Housewives of Atlanta,” “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta,” “Hollywood Divas”).

“The Next 15” – A Journey to Fame

“The Next 15” – A Journey to Fame


Carlos king plans to change the face of reality TV with this show. His vision is to break the “fourth wall” between the producers, reality TV stars and the audience. He plans to show what happens during a shoot of a reality TV series along with what happens after the camera goes off. This is kind of a documentary-series that revolves around the lives of 6 reality TV stars – Laura Govan (Basketball Wives: LA), Jennifer Williams (Basketball Wives), Claudia Jordan (The Real Housewives of Atlanta), Raymond “Benzino” Scott (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta), Tiffany “New York” Pollard (Flavor Of Love) and Karamo Brown (The Real World: Philadelphia). The 8 episode series just finished its production in Los Angeles, California.

Makari was in Limelight

Makari in Limelight


Recently, Makari de Suisse along with Armadale Vodka presented a ‘behind the scenes’ accesses to the sets of “The Next 15” docu-series. A grand event was organized where Makari set up a gifting lounge for the reality TV stars and other members of the production to try and experience Makari products.


Tiffany “New York” Pollard


The beautiful Tiffany “New York” Pollard from “Flavor Of Love” fame, appraised Makari (The Multicultural Luxury Skin Care Brand) products and loved the experience. She also tried her hand on interviewing other cast members of the show.



The event was a huge success for Makari and other sponsors. Check out C. Bradley (Armadale CEO) with reality star Mally Mall (“Love & Hip Hop Hollywood) and Steve Lobel (hip hop manager/executive) posing at the Red carpet.


Next 15 Redcarpet


Lastly, don’t forget about the series premiere of “The Next 15”on 10th February, 2016 at 9 p.m. on TV One – Mark your calendars today!

50% off Makari’s Amazing Clarifying Cream!

Discoloration and Hyperpigmentation is a common skin issue that our customers have had in the past (not any more after using Makari!). Dark marks tend to stand out more on people with darker skin tones, and it can be a big cause of embarassment. We all want to have the perfect complexion and it can be so frustrating to have a stubborn mark for something as small as a pimple or bug bite. Another common problem for those seeking an even skin tone are the knees, elbows, underarms, and knuckles. The texture of the skin is different than the rest of the body making it more difficult to treat.

Regular lotions and creams are not formulated to effectively remove discoloration from these areas (though they can make some improvements). It’s important to use a richer product that delivers added hydration to penetrate the skin’s surface and get to work at evening out your skin tone.

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Makari’s Clarifying Cream is a serious miracle worker for people suffering from discoloration. This hydrating and nourishing cream is just what the Doctor ordered to quickly remove unappealing discoloration, leaving the skin hydrated, even, and smooth. Our luxurious formula melts into the skin, getting to work quickly, and clearing up even your toughest problem areas.

The Clarifying Cream is a Makari best seller, and after trying it out you will quickly see why. Apply the product evenly to your problem areas daily and see results quickly.

Shop Makari Clarifying Cream Here, only $17.95 for a limited time:

Hairfinity vs Makari Hair Grow Plus

Hair is such an important part of our culture, whether your hair is natural or treated getting the perfect look can take hours of ones time and/or thousands of dollars a year at the salon. We all want to look and feel beautiful, having gorgeous hair is just another way to give us extra confidence.

Lately there has been a new trend in haircare: supplements to give you better locks my treating your hair from the inside-out. These supplements are ingested orally and deliver important vitamins to your hair follicles to help them grow longer and stronger.

Hairfinity is a popular brand in the hair supplement industry, their products have been recieving a lot of attention in the media. We want to inform our fans and customers that Makari has created an even better hair supplement formulated especially for African hair so that you can strengthen and grow your hair using a brand that you already know and trust.

Makari Hair Grow Plus supplements are taken twice a day, creating noticable results within 30 days. You will notice that you hair is stronger, more resistant to damange, healthier looking, and shinier. Makari HGP stimulates and improves the health of hair follicles deep beneath the surface, it revitalizes the hair’s DNA. Working with your natural hair growth cycle, Makari HGP helps support hair structure and revitalizes new, emerging hair. Unlike Hairfinity, HGP was formulated with the needs of our customers in mind so that you will see results whether your hair is natural, relaxed, or treated. It is also formulated with better ingredients so that it is more effective at delivering the nutrients that your hair needs.


Here are a couple of testimonials from happy Makari customers:

“I started loosing handfull of hair about 6 months after giving birth to my daughter. My hair had become very thin and limp. I had bald spots all over my head! I have been taking Makari for about 2 months now and am thrilled with the results! My bald spots disappeared completely, I have baby hair growing all over my scalp. My hair is shiny, and soft. I am so thankful for this product.”

“My name is Lucinda, I am 45 and I have a problem with balding. Now no more balding with a significant reduction in daily hair loss. The quality of my hair is much softer not nearly as coarse. I have referred friends and family. Everybody should take MAKARI! It really works.”

Shop for Hair Growth Plus Here:

Makari and Mercy Ships: Making a Difference

Mercy Ships brings vital medical care to thousands around the world with their state-of-the-art hospital boats. These floating hospitals travel to different countries where a team of highly specialized doctors aboard provide locals with medical care and surgeries that are necessary to change and in many cases save lives. The ships have visited many countries around Africa and around the world for over 35 years and provide these medical services free of charge to those in need.


Nearly 50% of Africans do not have access to medical care and many are lost to diseases that are easily treatable. Mercy Ship address this issue by providing Africans with the care they need while leaving their host nation with training and tools to set up an infrastructure to provide medical care themselves.

Makari is inspired by the work that Mercy Ships does and we want to give back to show them our appreciation. Makari will be donating a percentage of sales on every product sold to this cause. Now when you buy Makari products you are helping to bring medical attention to thousands in developing countries in Africa and around the world, making your beauty routine even more beautiful!

Learn more about the wonderful work that Mercy Ships does at

Who Doesn’t Love a Freebie?

We love our new Extreme Carrot and Argan Oil products and we think that you will too. That’s why, for a limited time, Makari is offering samples of the Extreme Carrot and Argan Lotion to you, free of charge.


This lotion is formulated lighten the skin’s tone naturally and safely. It contains key natural ingredients including Carrot Oil andArgan Oil to remove dark spots and nourish the skin. Carrot Oil is rich with antioxidents and is known to be effective at removing dark spots and evening out the skin’s tone and texture. Argan Oil is a rich and hydrating ingredient that has been used for centuries to hydrate and nourish the skin without clogging pores. This product is formulated without Hydroquinone, an ingredient that has been found to be harmful to the skin long-term.

We know that you are going to love this product and what is does for your skin, make sure to take advantage of this offer and order your free sample before the promotion is over. There is a small charge of $2.89 for shipping and this promotion is only available in the US.

Order your free sample of the Extreme Carrot and Argan Lotion here: