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Mulberry Extract: The natural alternative to Hydroquinone

id_fruitMulberry extracts are known to help skin. They are widely used by many people all over the globe for purposes of skin lightening. Significant research has been gathered to prove the anti tyrosinase activity of mulberry plants produces the desirable effects as far as skin lightening is concerned. Furthermore, the extract is known to slow down the ageing process. It contains rich anti-oxidant properties thus making it extremely beneficial for preventing wrinkles formation As a result, someone who uses mulberry extract will have flawless, silky smooth skin for many years to come.

REVITALIZE GLOW-EXCLUSIVE COMBOCosmetologists also promote the extract and recommend it for effective skin lightening.  The roots and the barks contain excellent healing properties and this is one of the main reason why they are used for producing mulberry extract popularly used as a skin lightener. The extract can additionally be used for removing residual rough skin as well as impurities that may be present on the skin. The extract is also recommended by cosmetology experts because it lowers melanin production that occurs as a result of UV exposure.  When used as a skin lightener, mulberry extract resolves all issues related to uneven skin tone thereby allowing a user to have a pleasant skin tone after use.

So start enjoying the benefits of this wonder plant today through Makari skin care.

Nigerian Blogger Lights Camera & Cheeks: Product Review – Makari Rose Gold Collection


When I received a parcel with the Makari Rose Gold collection all the way from Makari NY i was excited and worried at the same time.  I am always delighted to try out products and just as the name implies, soon as i opened the box, I knew i was definitely holding a box of gold.

Nonetheless, I was worried because I am quite dark skinned and even though I suffer hyper pigmentation, I want an even skin tone without losing my original complexion.

The packaging of this product is everything. Allow me to judge this book by it’s cover, because the gold lids and embellishments around the containers makes you want to try out the product immediately.


The lightening lotion is just perfect for everyday use. it’s unbelievably light weight and just glides into your skin effortlessly. If like me, you avoid moisturizers during the day because of the Lagos heat, then this is for you, as your skin will be hydrated without that greasy feeling. The great thing is that all Makari products have a lovely fragrance and are hydroquinone free.


I love the lightening serum, especially because of the visible gold flakes from the cute little bottle. However, each time I pick up the bottle an imaginary sign pops up in face that says “Proceed with Caution.” If you are looking at lightening your complexion, then this serum works like magic.

The combination with lightening lotion,Makari gold soap and night cream will surely give you the lighter and youthful glow you desire.

If you want to maintain your complexion, you must use the serum sparingly and concentrate on problem areas. I use it once or twice weekly and Yes, I’ve got the Makari glow without altering my complexion.


The night cream rejuvenates and revitalizes skin cells through the night. It clears dark patches and has anti-bacterial properties. It also has skin brightening properties and helps maintain your desired complexion .


The Makari gold soap is my favourite product from the Rose gold collection. I could use this everyday and it just works. The effect is instant and your skin feels smooth even without moisturizing. I’d advise that you stock up on these cos you’re sure to love it. Now I just want to wash my face all the time, for no reason. Seriously, I’m obsessed with the 24K Gold soap.

Are you aware that in ancient times,Queens had their bath with gold, because of its anti-aging components? This is why Makari chose to go for gold; and this collection is definitely a must-have.

Without a doubt, the Makari Rose Gold Collection is truly a luxury gold skin care solution for your skin.


Chika James-Silas

I enjoy writing, sharing Beauty updates plus my journey through life, on this blog. I love and appreciate every one of my readers, and subscribers. Thanks a million for being a part of my world.

Much Love – Miss Cheeks


Makari-24k-gold-rose-review-skincare-barbara1923I’ll be truthful, skincare has never been my strong suit.

When I was little, I’d have my bath, wear my clothes and then rub cream on the parts of my body that were not covered by clothing. This was partly no, mainly, the reason for this. How do you convince a 10yr old that the part of the body that is covered can be damaged by the atmosphere?

When I was older…say in my twenties, I understood the need to moisturise my face so that became a ritual for me. Henceforth, regardless of what moisturiser I was using at the moment, I made sure to apply on my skin every time I washed my face.

Introduction to makeup kinda changed my life. One of the first things you discover is that the clean faced people on set of a film or a shoot are usually members of the makeup team. While that doesn’t always work out this way, one thing is that when this happens to be the case, their skin is flawless *think Pat McGrath*.

Great skin is the best foundation for great makeup

Thus began my quest for great skin. One of the results of literally decades of nonchalance is the darkening of my skin. Have you been out in Lagos sun in recent times? It’s HOT! No thanks to this, getting back to my normal complexion has recently topped my list of things to focus on. When Makari de Suisse approached me, it was the right time & perfect time.

It was tough I tell you, but finally I’ve come round to the realisation that as much as my face is the first thing people see when they look at me, the rest of my skin is the first thing I see when I take off my clothes and what I see is just as important, if not way more important than what others see.

The first thing I did was re-orientate my mind to the fact that I should love myself more than any other person. To love myself, I should be able to take care of myself. A realisation of taking care of myself is being conscious of what I put on my body as much as what goes inside my body.

Clean skin is the best skin. For me, clean skin begins with a clean mouth. I’m odd! I never feel clean unless I’ve brushed my mouth so every shower, no matter how many times a day, must begin with a clean mouth.  The 24k Or Rose soap is the perfect companion to a clean mouth. The flecks of gold in the soap do get on your skin and this adds to the feel of clean try bathing in gold and you’ll understand what I mean.


My all over body moisturising technique always begins with my legs. I recently had them shaved so this is the most pleasurable part of the experience. I love to watch my skin go from dry to shine as I gradually work my way to the upper part of my skin. With a little thicker formulation than most creams, you’d think the 24k lightening cream would pack with it enough grease and oil to match the heat but nope, its still lightweight once its on the skin and is easily absorbed so I’ve to apply an extra layer on my legs.


I’ve never gotten quite used to serums so this is the most complicated/confused part of my new skincare routine but I think I’m swinging it great. I do have gold flecks on my skin after using this and it feels like a cross between a silicone primer and a moisturiser (you’ll probably never be able to understand this until you use it yourself) but that’s how it feels. With twice daily use, my chin area has gotten a lot smoother and my spots have faded. That’s a relief.

Makari-24k-gold-rose-lightening-serum-skincare-barbara1923_zpsaamj4qk0Only die-hard skin enthusiasts use moisturiser at night. Apparently, I’ve become one and I love every minute of it. Same routine ie. legs to neck but this time, with not as much care. However, I do tend to slather this on….it’s night, I need my skin to be rejuvenated and refreshed and for that, I need enough product to get the job done. Thankfully, this is a lightweight cream so no worries about being sticky while trying to get a good nights sleep.


Lastly, to ensure the effects of my new topical skincare routine are long lasting, I’ve taken extra care to consider what goes inside my body and at what time so I never eat after 7pm these days. Results? I’ve lost weight, become lighter, fitter, I feel better, my clothes look better and my skin is brighter.

Adjusting to a new skincare routine is literally the best decision I’ve had to make in a long time but it has yielded awesome results which I’m only too happy to share with everyone.  I’d love to read about your skincare routine. Is it new or have you had it since forever?


This Month’s Makari Contest: Share the Love for a $200 Prize Package!

Last month we ran a contest on the Makari Facebook page ( where readers were encouraged to share their experience with Makari in the comments. The response was overwhelming, we were so delighted to hear of everyone’s positive experiences using Makari skincare products and how our products have helped them overcome issues such as embarrassing dark spots and acne marks.

One winner was chosen from dozens of submissions for a $200 Makari prize package (featuring products of her choice. Here’s what last month’s winner, Khadija Johnson, had to say about Makari:

“When I was young I did a lot of tree climbing to pick mangoes, my legs were all covered with scars. I have been using the Makari Toning Serum and, to be honest, it has cleared all the scars on my legs. I am now able to wear dresses and skirts. I faced a lot of bullying in school as people use to tease me as the scars did not heal very quickly.
Using this product for few months now – the scars are finally fading away after 22 years – thank you Makari ”


Khadija loves her Makari prize package, she chose the Day Treatment Cream, Exclusives Serum, and Body Beautifying Milk, and the Beauty Milk Premium +. We followed up with her and she says she loves the products we sent and that her skin is glowing!

We were so happy with the response and feedback that we have decided to run another contest this month! Visit our Facebook page HERE and comment on the top post about this contest. Tell us why you love Makari. You could be the winner of a $200 prize package featuring products of your choice. What will YOU choose??

Makari Caviar Cream Perfects and Clarifies the Skin Better than a $400 Cream

Makari de Suisse is known as in innovator in skincare, with products formulated specifically for men and women of color. Our products are manufactured in Switzerland, a country known for quality, innovation, and attention to detail.
One of our best-sellers, the Caviar Face Lightening Cream, is an ultra-rich face cream designed to fade darks spots and discoloration while leaving the skin hydrated and bright. The cream is formulated with Caviar Extracts to balacne moisture levels and even out the skin’s texture.
At only $52.45, this cream is a steal compared to similar creams on the market that sell for hundreds more. Makari’s cream is also the only Caviar-infused cream that is formulated specifically for people of color with their unique skincare needs in mind.

Here’s what people are saying about Makari’s Caviar Face Lightening Cream:

“Makari’s cream has rejuvenated my skin giving it shine, a beautiful texture and looking younger than ever before. These days friends are interested in what I use on my skin and I have been recommending Makari to them.”

“This fantastic product does exactly what it says. No gimmicks whatsoever.”

Check out the Makari Caviar Cream and our full product line at:

Makari Caviar Cream

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: