It is no doubting that Kahina Giving Beauty, the premium organic skincare brand, is one of our very favorite brands in the beauty industry! Founded by Northern California native Katharine L’Heureux in 2008, she has plenty of experience in building luxury sustainable businesses and after discovering Argan oil in Morocco it inspired her to start her own label. We caught up with the beauty insider to chat about Kahina and get her top beauty tips.
Tell us about Kahina Giving Beauty…
I really never imagined that I would create my own line, but when I discovered argan oil on a trip to Morocco in 2007, I realized I had found the skincare solution I had been searching for – effective, organic, and making a positive difference in the lives of the people who produce it. I began by importing the Argan oil, and soon after decided to create the line I was yearning for; simple, effective, organic skincare products, ethically produced and beautifully packaged, with this amazing ingredient at its core.
What is your daily beauty regime?
I created the Kahina line for myself so I use every single product most days. For the seasonal transitions, I especially need some extra pampering. My daily facial routine at the moment is as follows morning and evening:
- Cleanse with Kahina Facial Cleanser
- Spray a few pumps of Toning Mist
- Apply a couple pumps of the Brightening Serum
- Massage oil into skin –Argan Oil in the morning and Serum at night
- Follow with an emulsion –Facial Lotion in the morning and Night Cream at night
- I layer my eye products, gently dabbing the eye serum all over the eye area and following with theeye cream.
- Twice weekly, I exfoliate with the Antioxidant Mask.
- Nightly, I massage the Fez Body Serum all over after I shower and before I crawl into bed.
Which are your top 3 favorite products from your collection?
It is so hard to choose, but I would have to say that our Argan Oil, my first love, is still one of my favorites for its many uses, but also because using it brings me right back to Morocco. I can’t live without our Eye Serum for depuffing my eyes and Kahina Night Cream for intensive repair and moisturizing. Both are packed with active ingredients that make them super effective.
Are there any products you particularly recommend for summer?
In the summer in New York, where it is hot and humid, I like to keep things simple and lightweight. I love how refreshing, calming and hydrating our Toning Mist is. And Argan Oil is perfect because it is so lightweight, gives a wonderful glow to the skin, and is so multipurpose, so it is perfect for taking with me when I travel. Our Brightening Serum is wonderful for summer because it helps to prevent discoloration from sun exposure from occurring.
Do you have any beauty secrets you can share with us?
Lately I have been mixing our Antioxidant Mask with a couple drops of Argan Oil to create a fabulous moisturizing mask that I leave on while I sleep. I wake up with super soft, radiant skin. For more information, visit https://kahina-givingbeauty.com/