Finding Your Zen Center: Q&A With Kaitlyn Lockman of Zen Society Skincare
Zen Society Skincare believes beauty comes from simplicity. Meet Master Herbalist Kaitlyn Lockman and get your zen on!
Take a deep breathe, Bettys. Breathe in… hold it for a few seconds… and breathe out. Aaaaaah! Don’t you feel better just taking a second to breathe properly, even on a hectic Monday morning?
And that, Bettys, is the philosophy behind Zen Society Skincare. Founded by Master Herbalist Kaitlyn Lockman, Zen Society believes that beauty comes from simplicity. Through the company’s 100 percent natural, organic, and preservative free, Kaitlyn hopes to foster a world free of chemicals and toxins and to promote overall well-being. Doesn’t that sound like a lovely place in which to live? We think so! Even the most sensitive of skin will positively eat up these fabulous skincare products, so be sure to head on over to BettyConfidential Shop and give them a try in our exclusive flash sale!
Kaitlyn sat down to chat with us about Zen Society’s philosophy, what inspires her, her personal skincare routine, and more. Read on and Zen out!
BettyConfidential: How did you become a maker of skincare products?
Kaitlyn Lockman: I grew up handcrafting my own natural and organic products because I had a very hard time finding products that were completely natural or preservative-free. I made essential oils and herbs a daily part of my life. This allowed me to gain exposure to many different types of ingredients. My mother would create natural herbal remedies for my brother and I and I applied her basic principles to my own formulas. I’m now a Master Herbalist studying at the Global College of Natural Medicine and I am just a few months away from being Board Certified by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners.
BC: Congrats! Can you tell us a little about the history of Zen Society Skincare?
KL: When I founded Zen Society, I wanted to be different—I wanted to create a line that was one of the purest on the market. I didn’t want to compete with hundreds of other natural companies that all have the same products and ingredients and claim to be natural. With my background as a Master Herbalist, it was an easy goal to accomplish: I learned ways to heal through simple, holistic treatments and applied those theories to my formulas. My line specifically appeals to people with sensitive skin, those bothered by fragrances or those who want a line that is safe for the whole family. To an Herbalist, “100% natural” means absolutely no fragrances, no preservatives, and no chemicals. It means the products smell like the oils and extracts that they are made of, not a synthetic fragrance. Zen Society is a member of PETA’s Caring Consumer Program and recognized as a cruelty free and vegan company. We are proud signers of The Campaign for Safe Cosmetics and The Natural Pledge.
BC: Do you have a favorite Zen Society Skincare product? What is it and why?
KL: Well, I’m a little biased because I use all of my products and love them all equally. If I had to choose, though, I’d say that I love my toner and body oils the most. When I was younger and didn’t know better, I used alcohol-based astringents—and my face was horrible! It was always so dry and irritated. But my Elderberry Toner is extremely mild and helps prevent wrinkles. I also am a huge fan of floral waters because of the wonders they work on your skin; the Elderberry Toner also contains lavender water, which I love because it makes my face feel so soft.
Then there’s my Macadamia Body Oil—it’s one of the most quick-absorbing body oils I’ve ever used. In fact, it’s managed to turned people around who said they would never use oil on their body, to using my oil daily! I also love that it’s unscented, because it can be used anytime
Up next: The one product Kaitlyn would want to have if she was stranded on a deserted island and more!