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OUR STORY

IF YOU CAN’T FIND A WAY, CREATE ONE

Worn out by painful and embarrassing psoriasis flare-ups caused by other products, our founder embarked on a journey to create a solution for herself and others. She pursued professional scientific training with the goal of creating a healthful, beautifying skin care line. She wanted something soothing and fortifying, that wouldn’t trigger dry, flaky, red, irritated skin.

Thus, KIVENS® was established in 2020 in Portugal, 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.

We built a multidisciplinary team, formed by a chemical engineer, a chemist, and a pharmacy technician to bring the best performing skincare to you. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and exceed European Union purity requirements to deliver proven effective skin care products to you.

We developed KIVENS® so you can feel comfortable in your own skin and step out in confidence. We hold ourselves to the highest standards and exceed European Union purity requirements to deliver proven effective skin care products to you. Our high-performance products use natural ingredients to work with your body to restore your glow of health and vitality.

 

KIVENS® focus on quality ‘less-but-better”  ingredients and integrity, enables us to reach our ultimate goal of helping you feel good in your skin again.

Our Team

Research and Development Steered by Inspiration, Innovation and Precision

Elisabete Ramalho

CEO and Founder

Elisabete is a graduate from Formula Botanica in Organic Skincare Formulation and Advanced Organic Skincare Science and a 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 as practical managing director gets her involved in all aspects of operations: from product development to customer education and 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

Sandra has extensive experience with both cosmetics and pharmacy. She is a 2006 pharmacy graduate 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 NOW THRIVING WITH  MY 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 in your skin again!

Elisabete Ramalho.

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