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Our Story

Natural Beauty inspired by rituals of the forest and pure unadulterated ingredients.

Kani started out as a labor of love and as a simple solution for my struggles with sensitive skin. After years of fighting terrible acne and allergic skin reactions to everything from laundry detergent to lotions, I became heavily interested in more holistic and natural methods of treating my skin. I began to learn about integrative herbology, holistic nutrition and cosmetic chemistry. I also finally began paying attention to my Colombian mother and aunts who were always telling me to try oils from fruits and plants that I had never heard of. I went from that girl who spent hundreds of dollars a month on “designer” skincare treatments to one who would spend night after night in the kitchen experimenting, as well as walking into stores spending most of the time reading ingredient lists and shaking my head.

The real turning point that changed my hobby into the adventure it is today was after traveling some years back to Finland and Sweden. I was really inspired by how they protected and nurtured their skin in extreme weather conditions and by their cultural use of saunas. It was then that I realized my Colombian heritage was very similar to ones I had seen traveling, in that the people that inhabited these harsh areas took care of their skin with use of the similar natural ingredients; As a result, they had amazing skin. After much tinkering, sleepless nights, and with the help of my family, friends and my amazing boyfriend, I developed Kani.

I was sick of seeing overpriced products, whose first ingredients were alcohol or water and were followed by a list of sulfates, parabens and pthalates. These products are made overseas with an insane carbon footprint, and are also products from companies that don’t care about anything but profits and are made in factories where the workers are treated like animals and animals are treated even less. Kani will never be that. We will always be the opposite of that; A handmade product made from the best local, organic, fair-trade and vegan ingredients.

Why Kani? My childhood nickname was ‘Rabbit’ because my two front teeth came in before the rest. Kani means rabbit in Finnish, and the namesake will always be my favorite animal.

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OUR MISSION

Each product that we produce is created with special consideration for sensitive skin and in keeping with understandable ingredients and compositions. We see our products as food for the face and body, so they should be as discriminating as the food we eat. Our low-volume batches, individually made by hand are each given the human touch, literally. It should go without saying that the goods we create should be something we’re proud of, and we are. We use them everyday.

This simple yet incredibly sophisticated process celebrates the purity of plants. In honor of this concept, we promise that:

  • Our formulas will always be free of parabens, synthetic fragrances, mineral oil, sulfate detergents, phthalates, urea, DEA or TEA. All are non-irritating and non-sensitizing, just as nature intended.
  • We have never, and will never, test on animals.

 

 

Give Back

Because we believe in the power of passing wisdom down through the generations, part of all our proceeds go to charity. We are curently working on a new exciting partnership to benefit the oceans and marine wildlife around the world.

No Animal Testing. EVER.

We started Kani because we wanted an alternative to the beauty brands that only care about profits. These brands make products overseas and are able bypass certain regulations, some of those being hurting defenseless animals and people in the process. Because of this we will NEVER EVER test our products on animals. We love those furry little creatures.

Fair Trade

When sourcing the ingredients used to make our products we are dedicated to making sure everything comes from Fair Trade farms. We also try to source as many ingredients as we can from local Organic and Non-Gmo farms. That is why some of our products are seasonal and made in smaller batches.

With more than 100,000 industrial chemicals in the consumer market, KANI offers relief and natural results.

KANI is a luxurious line of holistic, high-performance skin care boasting organic, wild crafted, and sustainably grown botanicals for gorgeous skin and an ecstatic experience of your unique Beauty.

Our line of products wants to celebrate natural and holistic rituals in every way possible, in doing so all of our products will always only contain natural ingredients sourced under the strictest rules. We do not use any synthetic fragrances or parabens and we never will.

We love our furry friends, so all of our products will always be made vegan friendly and we will never ever test on animals. Kani means rabbit in Finnish.

We live and thrive in our environment, because of that all of our packaging is recyclable. Every single component we use is recyclable and is targeted to have a lower carbon footprint. We love our planet so lets keep it green.