Marico South Africa Overview

About Us

Marico makes a difference

Marico South Africa (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of Marico Limited, is a leading FMCG company that develops and markets haircare, healthcare and baby products in South Africa. The company was established in October 2007 after Marico Limited acquired the Consumer Products Division of Enaleni Pharmaceuticals. The rest, they say, is history.

We are proud to bring you some of South Africa’s best-loved brands – from traditional brands that have been trusted for generations, to trend-setting brands that cater to our modern consumer needs.

Our Leadership
John Mason heads the Marico South Africa (Pty) Ltd business. Previously the Managing Director of Enaleni Pharmaceuticals Consumer Care, John was appointed as CEO of Marico SA in October 2007. Having also spent several years as Sales Director of Alberto Culver, Proline Division, he has over 30 years of experience in the FMCG sector. John is responsible for the FMCG Business in South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa. He reports to Saugata Gupta, CEO Marico Limited.

Our mission is to make a difference and to help you do the same – by bringing you products that you can rely on, to help you look and feel great.


Our Brands

Marico South Africa makes and sells a host of popular haircare, healthcare and baby care brands. Here is a selection of our top brands.

Hair Care
We understand the particular hair care needs of the majority of South African consumers. That’s why we have developed a collection of brands that caters for all ages, hair types and lifestyles. Designed to nourish your hair while helping it look its best, our products include relaxers, neutralising shampoos, oil moisturisers, hair foods, hair colours, treatments, shampoo and conditioners.

Our hair care brands are:

Caivil– our premium salon-quality hair care brand
Black Chic– affordable hair products that deliver best results. Hair care for the everyday South African woman
Caivil Just For Kids– a gentle yet effective range of kids hair care products, especially formulated for young hair and scalps
Isoplus– the market leader in hair styling products


Health Care
Sometimes natural remedies work as effectively as modern, chemical-based medication. Therefore Marico South Africa brings you a range of tried-and-trusted traditional remedies that use plant extracts to help boost, protect and revitalise the body.

We offer two over-the-counter health care brands:

Hercules– a brand of natural oils and traditional remedies that has been trusted for over 80 years
Ingwe– a brand of traditional African herbal remedies and antidotes.


Baby Care

We have a range of gentle skin care products that caters for babies and the most sensitive skins.

Just For Baby– a range of gentle baby care skin products that caters for babies and the most sensitive skins.