Jean baré originated in the late 1970’s in Namibia. Dr Chris Herbst (founder of Jean baré), was the Head Pharmacist of Northern Namibia. During that time he did research on the prevention of skin cancer. This research gave birth to various sunblock preparations, and these preparations later gave birth to day & night creams. Later, in the 1980’s, more products followed.
In 1985 Dr Herbst moved to South Africa, from where the official Jean baré range was commercially produced and marketed. During the period 1985 till 1990, Jean baré was mainly sold through independent pharmacies. This approach however changed in the early 90’s when the small pharmacy became engulfed with legalities. Jean baré then changed its distribution strategy to a franchisor-head-office and in the early 2000’s the business evolved to the selling of Jean baré franchises.
Over time the brand had a few facelift and packaging upgrades, but the latest addition to Jean baré is its market related, professional range called Jean baré ARMAMENT. With this range, not only packaging was updated, but product formulations were also altered to incorporated precise, functional, peer reviewed compound active ingredients from all over the world.
For the first time since the 80’s, Jean baré is now again available in Namibia. The new ARMAMENT range is specifically formulated and enhanced to address extreme environmental conditions that influences and alters the condition of the skin. For this reason, additional emollient, humectant and occlusive moisturisers have been included in this range, as well as various peptide combinations, enzyme blockers and collagen enhancers. The entire range is also pH balanced to ensure the delicate equilibrium of the skin barrier function is kept intact.