From one pharmacy in Johannesburg, Dis-Chem Pharmacies has grown to become a powerhouse in South African retail with over 100 (and counting) stores nationwide. Today Dis-Chem Pharmacies are the destination of choice for South African shoppers looking for health, wellness, beauty, baby, personal care, and everything in between.
An Italian cosmetic brand conceived and developed by the Milan-based pharmaceutical company, Icim International. Launched in 1960, BioNike was created to serve the needs of sensitive, allergy-prone skins. Formulations are free of common allergy triggers such as preservatives, fragrance and gluten. They are also nickel tested. Without deviating from the founding principle of optimal tolerability by sensitive skin, there are special ranges that cater for specific needs – from problematic oily skins to mature skins desiring anti-ageing benefits.
Launched in the USA in 1994, Black Opal embodies a passion for beauty. It addresses the skin care and cosmetic needs specific to skins of colour and is committed to technological and formulation excellence. Black Opal has grown into a select international retail markets, including Africa. Its commitment to Africa is evidenced in its on-going sponsorship of the Georges Malaika Foundation, a project created to develop the potential of young African girls in the DRC.
Palladio Beauty Group, based in Florida USA, manufactures herbal and vitamin-enriched cosmetics enhanced with unique complexes that contain elasticity-promoting and anti-ageing ingredients like green tea, chamomile, ginseng, aloe vera and vitamins A, C, D and E. Sold in 40 countries worldwide, it is also cruelty-free and conducts product testing on human volunteers. Palladio was created to be a high quality, affordable brand of cosmetics.