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Founded in science,
powered by nature.

Kivu is a response to a real need Dr Benedetta Brazzini, our co-founder, has seen in her clinics for a skin product that combines simplicity, efficacy and above all the knowledge and experience of a leading Dermatologist.

Our formulation maximizes the highly effective properties of Helix Aspersa secretion with innovative peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and natural ingredients such as Witch Hazel and Bitter Orange peel extract.

  • Formulated by a Dermatologist for her patients
  • Created for sensitive skin
  • Effective formulations for visible results
  • Made in Italy & Cruelty Free

Founded in science.
Powered by nature.

Kivu is a response to a real need Dr Benedetta Brazzini, our co-founder, has seen in her clinics for a skin product that combines simplicity, efficacy and above all the knowledge and experience of a leading Dermatologist.

Founded in Science.
Powered by Nature.

  • Formulated by a Dermatologist
  • Created for sensitive skin
  • Effective and visible results
  • Made in Italy & Cruelty Free

Kivu is a response to a real need Dr Benedetta Brazzini, our co-founder, has seen in her clinics for a skin product that combines simplicity, efficacy and above all the knowledge and experience of a leading Dermatologist.

Our formulation maximizes the highly effective properties of Helix Aspersa secretion with innovative peptides, Hyaluronic Acid, and natural ingredients such as Witch Hazel and Bitter Orange peel extract.

Results driven.
Essential. Effective.

Firming Serum

Designed in London.
Made in Florence.

Here at Kivu our mantra is: 'less is more' and our approach is minimalistic. When you want to improve something—whether it’s your diet, your job, or the design of a room—you think about how to change things from the way they are to the way you want them to be. We have found that one approach is consistently overlooked: subtraction. In our eagerness to add, we neglect the other way to create change—by taking things away. Manuela and Benedetta created a skincare solution that combines ancient traditions with scientific research and medical know-how. This philosophy was the foundation for their brand Kivu. 


Free from nasties

Free from nasties

Perfume Free

Perfume Free

Non comedogenic

Non comedogenic

For sensitive skin

For sensitive skin

About us

Dr. Brazzini's clinical career in both dermatologic surgery, skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology allowed her to experience a wide range of specialities. She has private clinics in London and Florence and also worked for over twelve years for the National Health Service in London.   Manuela Gabbai is an entrepreneur and consultant in the luxury and food & wine sector. Her deep understanding of what people want and need brings Kivu the power to deliver a valuable and innovative brand that combines skincare expertise with consumer insights.

I see a wide range of patients and conditions in my clinic - I have often been asked to advise on what skincare regime to follow. I advocate for a natural and minimalist approach that is driven by results and guided by science.

Dr Brazzini

Dr. Brazzini's clinical career in both dermatologic surgery, skin cancer and cosmetic dermatology allowed her to experience a wide range of specialities. She has private clinics in London and Florence and also worked for over twelve years for the National Health Service in London.

Manuela Gabbai is an entrepreneur and consultant in the luxury and food & wine sector. Her deep understanding of what people want and need brings Kivu the power to deliver a valuable and innovative brand that combines skincare expertise with consumer insights. 

Results driven.
Essential.
Effective.

Designed in London.
Made in Florence.

Here at Kivu we have a mantra: 'Less is More'. Our approach is minimalistic.

When you want to improve something—whether it’s your job, your body, or the design of a room—you think about how to change things from the way they are to the way you want them to be.

We have found that one approach is consistently overlooked: subtraction. In our eagerness to add, we neglect the other way to create change—by taking things away.

Manuela and Benedetta created a skincare solution that combines ancient traditions with scientific research and medical know-how. This philosophy was the foundation for their brand Kivu. 

Glossary

Helix Aspersa secretion or snail secretion as it is more commonly known, is the main ingredient in Kivu products. The origins of its usage can be traced back to Ancient Greece where it was a popular treatment for inflammation and wound healing. It is a complex mix of proteins, natural antibacterials, glycolic acid and elastin developed by nature to prevent snail skin from infection and UV damage. It has been seen to have exceptional cosmetic properties that help restore the smoothness and elasticity of the skin. Its anti-ageing capabilities help to stimulate the development of collagen and elastin as well as soothing the skin and protecting it the damaging action of free radicals, repairing damaged tissue and restoring hydration. 

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ACNE PRONE & GREASY SKIN

ACNE PRONE & GREASY SKIN

For a boost of radiance and firmness.This soothing and hydrating combo will calm and restore sensitive skin leaving it visibly glowing.

AGE DEFYERS

AGE DEFYERS

For a boost of radiance and firmness.This soothing and hydrating combo will calm and restore sensitive skin leaving it visibly glowing.

CALMING ESSENTIALS

CALMING ESSENTIALS

For a boost of radiance and firmness.This soothing and hydrating combo will calm and restore sensitive skin leaving it visibly glowing.

ACNE PRONE & GREASY SKIN

ACNE PRONE & GREASY SKIN

The perfect set for oily and acne prone skin.Gently support your skin healing and regenerating functions for a clearer smoother look.

CALMING ESSENTIALS

For a boost of radiance and firmness.This soothing and hydrating combo will calm and restore sensitive skin leaving it visibly glowing.

AGE DEFYERS

Mature skin doesn't need more care than other skin types.It simply needs the right kind of care.Soothe your skin while treating signs of aging for a firmer, brighter look.

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