OUR STORY

IF YOU CAN’T FIND A WAY, CREATE ONE

KIVENS is a Portuguese company created in 2020, dedicated to bringing you effective and caring products, specially designed for people with sensitive skin. It took us 5 years to carve this new path and to bring you the very best innovative and effective products.

Inspired by the founder’s personal experience, we have built a multidisciplinary team, formed by a chemical engineer, a chemist, and a pharmacy technician. This team started developing prototype formulations which resulted in high-performance products that respect and optimize skin’s natural mechanisms.

We want to help you feel comfortable in your own skin, allowing you to walk confidently. We stand for unique formulas based on high-quality ingredients that are always dermatologically tested.

KIVENS is about quality and ingredient integrity, ‘less-but-better’ is our ultimate goal.

Our Team

Research and Development steered by Inspiration, Innovation and Precision

Elisabete Ramalho

CEO and Founder

Graduate from Formula Botanica in Organic Skincare Formulation and Advanced Organic Skincare Science and member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists in the United Kingdom. Elisabete brings a true passion for research and development and a deep commitment to a new generation of dermocosmetics focused on the health and beauty of skin with clean, naturally derived and clinically proven ingredients. At KIVENS, her hands-on approach to practical managing director get her involved in all aspects: from product development, customer education to digital marketing. With a degree in Management, Elisabete also brings a strong experience in management, with more than ten years of experience in program management at the Ministry of Education, which made her an advocate for Education For All as one of the fundamental pillars of society.

Sandra Santos

Technical Director

Graduate in Pharmacy in 2006, with Pharmacognosy and Galenic Pharmacy as her areas of choice, and a Master's degree in Food Quality and Health from the Faculty of Pharmacy of the University of Lisbon (FFUL). She started her career in the pharmacy team of the Hospital Pediátrico Dona Estefânia, with specialization in sterile and non-sterile manipulated medicines. In 2019 she obtained a postgraduate degree in Advanced Cosmetology from FFUL, as well as other courses in Pharmacovigilance, Drug-Food Interaction and Dermatopharmacy and Cosmetics. At KIVENS, she is responsible for the validation of scientific material, liaison with pharmacies and healthcare professionals, and research on phytochemicals with relevance in cosmetics and cosmetovigilance.

Meet the Founder

MY NAME IS ELISABETE RAMALHO AND I AM ONE OF MANY PEOPLE with sensitive skin. I UNDERSTAND SENSITIVE SKIN CAN BE CHALLENGING TO LIVE WITH AND MANAGE.

After testing several products without getting the long-lasting hydration I needed, I decided to look for a solution to my problem. So, hoping to understand these imbalances a little better and regain some control over my skin, I signed up for Formula Botanica, the School of Cosmetological Sciences, the world leader and accredited, based in the UK. Three years later I obtained my certification in cosmetic formulation and became a member of the Society of Cosmetic Scientists (United Kingdom).

Inspired by my personal experience and motivated by what I learned, I decided to found KIVENS with the goal of bringing to the market products with high-quality ingredients, focused on the protection and nutrition of the skin along with a sustainable approach.

I believe that our products, developed with innovative, repairing and protective molecules, can help you feel comfortable on your skin again!

Elisabete Ramalho.

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