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What inspired me to create my own skincare line?

Growing up with a mom who went the extra mile to take care of her skin, I have always understood the importance of a disciplined skincare routine. However, it wasn’t until after a sudden health incident that I began looking into natural alternatives.

How and why was I drawn to Tibetan-inspired beauty?

While on a trip to the Tibetan Plateau, I fell in love with the area. The clean air and abundant wildlife was truly breath-taking and I was set on formulating a skincare collection around native Tibetan ingredients.

What is my current personal skincare rountine?

I have a pretty simple skincare routine, but I do it every single day. Consistency is key. In the morning, I like to cleanse with a clay cleanser to lightly exfoliate and detoxify the skin. While in the evening, I always do an oil cleanse to remove all the makeup and environmental pollutions from my day. I follow that with our Lush Balance Toning Mist, which is perfect at balancing the skin’s natural pH balance and tightening pores. It also contains vegan stem cells from saffron that helps your skin repair. Then while the skin is still wet from misting, I apply a few drops of the Neat Remedy Face Oil, perfect at calming irritations and balancing your skin’s oil production. However, I sometimes mix that up with the Desert Rescue Face Oil, particularly in the winter seasons when my skin tends to be drier. To finish it off, I tap in one drop of our eye brightening, puffiness reducing Nutrient Boost Eye Serum for both eyes. And I always apply our lip butters before I leave home and before bed. They are so amazingly moisturizing that I sometimes don’t reapply till I get home.

What is my vision for Akar?

My mission is to restore the beauty industry with 100 percent natural and effective skincare. I want people to know that they can get effective skincare, which also happens to be 100% natural and non-toxic and they don't have to choose between the two.