Hi we’re Kani!
Kani was founded in 2015 on the belief that beauty isn’t built in lab by large corporations but found in nature, raw and uncompromised. We got our start as industry outsiders and created a female founded beauty brand that values purity, sustainability and harmony.
We’re building a movement where everything starts with you. Instead of aiming for unattainable perfection we believe in embracing the natural beauty in everyone. We want to create the products you want and that make you smile when you use them. The result is a culture of inclusion and positivity, all while having a ton of fun.
WHAT WE STAND FOR :
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.
ALWAYS VEGAN + CRUELTY-FREE
AT KANI EVERYTHING WE USE IS RESPONSIBLY AND ETHICALLY SOURCED AND IS NEVER EVER TESTED ON ANIMALS.
WHAT DOES CLEAN BEAUTY MEAN TO US ?
To us, Kani is the definition of clean beauty. All our products are mindfully created and produced without any proven or suspected toxic ingredients. All of products include ingredients ethically sourced and are handmade with the health of our bodies and the environment in mind.
Each product that we create is evaluated on ingredients, efficacy and sustainability. We have incredibly high standards when sourcing ingredients and have a long list of ingredients that we strictly adhere to avoiding. We ❤️ everything that is organic, wild-harvested, eco-cert, bio-dynamic, cruelty-free and fair trade.
INGREDIENTS WE DON’T USE IN KANI
AND WHY WE DON’T USE THEM.
Labeled as: methyl-, ethyl-, butyl-, propyl-
Added to products to extend shelf life by inhibiting the growth of microbes, fungi and bacteria in order to. Parabens have been linked to increases in breast cancer by mimicking estrogen and causing endocrine disruption. They have also been linked to reproductive toxicity, neurotoxicity, immunotoxicity, and skin irritation.
Labeled as: DBP (dibutyl phthalate), DEP (diethyl phthalate), BPA (Bisphenol)
Plasticizer and Skin Conditioner
Banned in the EU, but commonly found in many personal care products sold in the US. They are used in cosmetics to help ingredients penetrate the skin, extend fragrances shelf life and maintain flexibility in nail polishes. Phthalates are highly toxic and are absorbed through the skin (and nails). They have been found to cause damage to the reproductive systems for both genders and affect the fertility and genital development in males.
Labeled as: Formaldehyde, Quanternium-15, DMDM hydantoin, Imidazolidinyl Urea, Diazolidinyl Urea, Sodium Hydroxymethylglycinate
Found in nail polish and hair smoothing products. Even absent as an ingredient it can be present from the combination of chemicals such as Bronopol and Quaternium-15 which work together to form formaldehyde releasing preservatives. Formaldehyde is a known carcinogen, skin irritant and suspected to increase liver toxicity. It also can cause severe allergic rashes which become more likely with long term exposure.
Labeled as: Triclosan
Antimicrobial pesticide that may actually help create drug-resistant bacteria. Found in toothpaste, antiperspirants / deodorants and shaving creams. Triclosan has been found to be toxic to water environment and may harm the reproductive system as it is shown to disrupt thyroid functions.
Labeled as: Fragrance, Parfum
Fragrances are considered to be “trade secrets” so brands are not required to disclose the actual ingredient list. Testing has found an average of 14 different synthetic chemicals in most well known products with added fragrances. These chemicals are known irritants, allergens and hormone disruptors. Long term exposure to these chemicals may contribute to increased immunotoxicity and allergic reactions. Be sure to read labels carefully, even products listed as “Fragrance Free” may still contain fragrance ingredients to mask other scents
Labeled as: Cyclomethicone, Cyclotetrasiloxane, Cyclopentasiloxane, and Cyclohexasiloxaneand
Primarily used to help smooth and moisten products like deodorants and facial moisturizers. Suspected to harm the reproductive system, potentially impairing fertility, increasing uterine tumors and changing hormone compositions.
SLES, SLS, ALS
Labeled as: BHA (butylated hydroxyanisole) and BHT (butylated hydroxytoluene)
These two chemicals are typically found in lipsticks, moisturizers and even food products. They are synthetic antioxidants used to preserve cosmetics are also quite dangerous. Known to actually cause skin depigmentation, they have also been shown to cause damage to the liver and stomach
Labeled as: PEG, Polyethylene, Polyethylene Glycol, Polyoxyethylene, Ceteareth
Surfactants, Emulsifiers and Skin Conditioners
A set of petroleum based chemicals, these are often found as cream bases in cosmetics because of their ability to thicken and soften moisture carriers. The main issue with these ingredients is that they frequently contaminated by 1,4-Dioxane, a known carcinogen that penetrates the skin and has been shown to harm the nervous system. It is possible for this impurity to be removed, but studies show it often isn’t.
Labeled as: Petroleum Jelly, Mineral Oil
Found in 1 in every 14 personal care and beauty products in the market. There is concern that mineral oil hydrocarbons are a contaminant of the human body.
Labeled as: Phenoxyethanol
Can cause skin and lung irritation. Also toxic to the kidneys, nervous system, and liver, and repeated, long-term exposure can cause organ damage. Toxic effects can occur through inhalation, skin exposure, and ingestion.
Zero junk fillers
NO LURKING PARABENS JUST INSANELY EFFECTIVE INGREDIENTS.