"Clean beauty is honest. It doesn’t gatekeep, it doesn’t hide any secrets behind confusing labels, and it always holds itself accountable. It is about honoring your skin, our consumers and the planet."~ Kate
A self-discovery journey in Tibet
Kate Chen, CEO of Akar Skin, witnessed the healing power of plants during a trip to Tibet. This trip sparked an exploration for more botanical superfoods around the globe to be used as skincare. Sustainability is a constant work-in-progress as we strive to learn, educate, and make meaningful changes happen. It’s a non-stop mission that we will carry on forever. When you read our story, you will learn that our sea buckthorn and goji berries are wild harvested once a year by Tibetan farmers. Our gratitude extends to the Tibetans who work with us, as well as to our global community of customers for joining us in our efforts for economic empowerment and environmental preservation in the Tibetan Plateau.
Conscious consumption is kinder to our planet, it's about looking beyond the price tag and caring for the environment. By being conscious about what you purchase, you avoid feeding into unethical business practices and becoming victims of harmful ingredients. Oftentimes, it can get overwhelming because every purchase we make is impactful in some way or other on the environment. At Akar Skin, one of the most meaningful ways in which we commit our stance to sustainability and non-toxicity to our consumers, is by obtaining the Enivronmental Working Group Verification, as we call ( EWG Verification ) , for 100% of our products. Unlike other organic labels, the EWG Verified mark ensures that we are fully committed to sustainable sourcing and manufacturing, are fully transparent about our formulations, and only select the safest ingredients for our consumers’ skin.
The Impact of Manufacturing on Consumers
For most of the consumers, ‘natural’ represents a lifestyle that considers the impacts of manufacturing on our earth and our bodies – therefore making better choices in life or in skincare. For those who are looking for a skincare line that is firm on using non-toxic ingredients and dedicated to sustainable practices, that’s why we founded Akar. Every individual action has the power to change the world, and one of the actions we can take is to demand that companies are more responsible with the ingredients they use, in the products we consume. As human beings who have endured toxicity for years, we are in a position to provide better for others around the globe.
Act of empowerment
Sustainable procedures for growing and producing eco-friendly products are costly. From organic farming practices to acquiring certifications, creating the liquid to sourcing the bottles, soy ink and our red paper-boxes. It’s a long and challenging process – and yet that’s exactly what makes us proud of the green products that are so sought after.
We believe that consumers deserve to have full knowledge of what goes into their skincare products, which is why we provide extensive write-ups of every single ingredient we include. By educating consumers to look for non-toxic products, we empower individuals to demand the answers they deserve, and to seek choices that are better for themselves and for our planet.