Kaoko Botanicals Ltd

Kaoko Botanicals Ltd

Kaoko Botanicals Ltd

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Welcome to Kaoko Botanicals. We're your go-to brand for naturally effective skincare that delivers results. We make clean formulas from African ingredients to make your skin glow. We believe in the power of nature & we're so excited to welcome you to our community that believes in inclusivity, individuality & sustainability. We create gentle yet effective formulas to deliver results. We formulate with the highest quality ingredients including antioxidant-rich botanical extracts and clinically proven actives, and we provide full ingredient lists for complete transparency to let you know our products are always clean, vegan and cruelty-free.

Key information

Vegan, Cruelty Free small batch skincare originated from Africa and hand crafted in Manchester, UK by husband and wife team, Thomas and Nicolene.


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We believe fully in our product and we are sure that you will too, one you try it. In order to entice new members to our community of gentle, yet effective natural skincare, we are offering 20% off your first order. Just enter code NATURALLYNEW at checkout

Contact information

Website: www.kaokobotanicals.com

Email: [email protected]


105 Radcliffe New Road
Manchester, Whitefield
Greater Manchester
M45 7WG
United Kingdom

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Is your organisation an independent business/brand or a corporate owned business/brand?


Are you a Grassroots organisation (for projects, charities/NGOs)?


Are you a BAME (Black, Asian & Minority Ethnic) owned/run business/organisation?


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Are you a woman-owned/run business/organisation?


Social, Economic and Environmental Justice

Which social, economic or environmental justice causes does your entity (business, brand, organisation) support or promote (e.g. through social media posts, donations, attending protests and other direct actions etc.)?

Animal rights


Climate justice

Economic justice


Refugee and asylum justice

LGBTQIA justice

Racial justice

What do you do to support or promote each of the causes you have identified?

Sustainability and charitable giving are both integral to our aim for this business & we're constantly looking for ways to give back. We are currently focused on charities that provide additional schooling in Namibia where most of our ingredients are sourced from and housing the homeless in Manchester where we are situated

Does your business/organisation have an ethical labour policy or code of practice (either formal or informal) which ensures fair labour practices?


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Is your business a member of the World Fair Trade Organisation?


Do you source products and/or ingredients from companies and suppliers that support fair labour practices?

As much as possible

Environment and Sustainability

If any of the products you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, have a sustainable production certification, please indicate which certifications apply?

Certified organic

Overall, how many of the products that you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, are certified by the sustainable production certifications listed in the question above?

Some (less than a third)

Are any of the products that you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, produced using sustainable production methods albeit uncertified?


Are any of the products that you produce and/or retail, or ingredients you use, free of palm oil?


Do you reuse, recycle and/or donate any waste products (e.g. food, plastics, packaging etc.)?


Do you only use recycled or recyclable materials for packaging?


Is all of your packaging biodegradable?


Does your business, organisation or project follow a zero waste philosophy?


Energy, Transport and Distribution

How many of the products you produce and/or retail, and/or the ingredients you use, are made in the country in which your entity (business, organisation) is based?

Some (less than a third)

Giving Back

Does your business support or give back to the local community in any way?


Ethical Banking

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What was the motivation behind your project? What did you want to change in the world?

We believe that all skincare products must work alongside and enhance the skin's own ecosystem. Too often skincare products aggressively target a skin condition or promise a result at the expense of the skin's natural regenerative processes. We only use gentle yet effective ingredients that harness and boost skin barrier function and reproductive systems to allow a long term sustainable skin glow.

Who is the team behind your project?

We are a husband and wife team.

Nicolene who was born and raised in Namibia has been the source of knowledge about traditional African herbal remedies that form the basis of our skincare formulations.

"African botanicals are an untapped treasure trove of skincare and health benefits in general. Nature provided us with all of these natural remedies which we often ignore for man-made overhyped medicines. These natural remedies are even more abundant in my home country Namibia"

Thomas is our formulator and the basis for our gentle yet effective ethos.

"Creating a new skincare line can be compared to a work of art: we carefully uncover and combine all the right ingredients in order to compose the uniquely appealing effect of every product we create."

What one thing about your project would most surprise us?

We design, develop, and create all of our skincare products ourselves by hand in small batches. We even create our own botanical extracts using our own proprietary extraction technique.

If your project could be granted one wish, what would you wish for?

A wider embrace of planet positive skincare practices. For example, if there was a larger global adoption of solid skincare which requires almost no packaging and certainly no single-use plastic as well as no water, then all brands would create and market these products rather than the cheaper to produce water-based products in throwaway plastic packaging. This could save the planet 36 million litres of water and 120 billion units of plastic packaging waste each year.

Is there anything else that you would like to share with us about your project?

We are working hard to develop new botanical extracts to expand our range on top of the Rooibos & Rose and Kigelia extracts we have already launched. We are also working on a completely solid skincare range with a solid serum and cleanser to be released in 2022.

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