Carina Franck, Founder and Director of Kalahari Lifestyle International grew up on a farm in Africa in tandem with nature, spending her days exploring the mysteries of her desert playground. Her inquisitive nature led to her discovering many of the ancient secrets to natural health and wellbeing that have been hidden in the desert for generations. She developed a deep connection with the local Khoi San families who taught her that ‘if we all share, we will always have enough’. These childhood experiences birthed a deep passion in Carina to share the goodness of nature’s provision with the world. After being at the forefront of the fast-moving, international beauty industry for the last decade, Carina recognised that the expectation of the modern eco-smart client was changing. This inspired her to create a range of world-class skin and body products that would capture not only the earthy goodness of nature, but the unique, sensory experience of Africa. This signature range is more than a cutting-edge natural treatment. It is an experience of Africa itself –the colours of the earth, the raw textures and the rare fragrances all wrapped in life-giving goodness. The Kalahari Lifestyle experience is an intimate journey, bringing the ancient secrets of Africa to the client through touch, sound, smell and visual interaction. Each treatment has been uniquely customized to satisfy the needs of the individual and create the ultimate treatment experience. Using only naturally harvested botanical ingredients, Carina and her team of developers have captured the simple goodness of God’s creation in each Kalahari product. Superior plant oils and phyto-effective extracts are compounded into quality skincare solutions that restore and nourish your skin. “The earth and its magnificent nature are a gift from God – I have dedicated my life to discovering how we can use it to our advantage, without harming it in any way.” Kalahari Lifestyle insists on using only reputable Phytotrade organisations and certified sustainable resources. Our stringent eco-awareness protocols ensure the safety of the vulnerable African ecosystems. Kalahari Lifestyle is an original brand that combines innovative phyto compounding with phyto cosmetology for an authentic African botanical experience.
THE SCIENTIST AND KALAHARI
Kalahari Lifestyle is at the forefront of the discovery and development of new African botanical compounds by working closely with several South African Universities and their Plant Sciences Departments. African Indigenous plant knowledge is continually being researched to establish the efficacy of ancient botanical remedies and to explore the possibility of extending these hidden therapies that have survived generations to the benefit of all. The indigenous people of Africa have developed an intimate knowledge and understanding of the environment, enabling them to obtain all their food and medicinal needs from nature. They have been able to thrive for tens of thousands of years in some of the world’s most challenging environments through their extensive knowledge of local plants; this information has been handed down through the generations and ensured their survival. The need to develop a connection between the past and the present in which we can outline the benefits of traditional plants is more important today than ever before. It is here that the Kalahari brand has positioned itself as a facilitator ensuring the delivery of the best of what Africa’s fauna has to offer to the consumer.