"THE PRODUCT I CAN'T LIVE WITHOUT." DONNA KARAN, FASHION DESIGNER.
ON KAHINA GIVING BEAUTY'S 100% ORGANIC ARGAN OIL.
For centuries, Moroccan women have used organic argan oil to protect, nourish and enhance the quality of their skin. In 2007, founder Katherine L'Heureux personally experienced the benefits of this multipurpose oil during an extended journey through the Moroccan desert. Amazed at the results on her own skin, she brought back the rare oil, encouraging friends and family to put it on their faces, hair and bodies. Through this simple gift, Katharine had found a way to connect women across the world through a shared beauty ritual.
On subsequent trips to Morocco, Katharine met with Berber women who extract the argan oil: a labor-intensive process using techniques passed down through the generations. It was in getting to know these women and listening to their stories that Katharine realized that argan oil was more than a cosmetic ingredient, but a beauty secret kept alive through the sharing of traditions. Inspired by their warmth of spirit, Katherine decided to foster a giving form of beauty would honor the Berber women and their craft while helping to improve their lives. This precious oil is known to treat acne and is a superior treatment for eczema. It's high vitamin E content makes Kahina's Argan Oil an effective aid in healing scars, including stretch marks.
Kahine Giving Beauty is a holistic line of organic skin care named for a Berber Queen and prophetess, a symbol of empowerment and heroine for the Berber women. Kahina Giving Beauty donates a percentage of profits to support programs that improve the lives of these women.
Since founding her company in 2008, Katharine has made multiple trips to Morocco to personally source the oil and ensure the ethical treatment of the women who work to extract the oil. As a testament to the essential role the female artisans play in the effectiveness and beauty of the Kahina line, their actual signatures grace the packaging on every product.