BC: If you were stranded on a deserted island and could have only one skincare product with you, what would it be and why?
KL: Easy: Toner, because it’s so universal. It can cleanse the face, moisturize, and tone—and it can also be used all over the body if needed.
BC: What’s your background like? Had you ever dabbled in making body products or in other types of design before creating Zen Society Skincare?
KL: I originally went to school for business. My undergraduate degree is in Marketing and my MBA is in General Business. I even worked in investment banking for four years, but I had always wanted to pursue a career in health and wellness. I grew up in a health-conscious family, so I began self studies at a very young age. Combining my passion for health and wellness with my business background, I created Zen Society. Within the past year, I’ve even gone back to school for Herbology; I’m incredibly eager to get my Board Certification!
BC: Zen Society is 100% eco-friendly, contains only healthy ingredients used in healthy formulas, and is USDA certified organic. What are the benefits to using organic skincare products instead of non-organic ones?
KL: Organic means greater quality and aroma. By purchasing organic, you help to reduce the toxic load on the environment and to improve your health. Organic farms are also held up to higher quality standards, so when you purchase organic, you know you’re purchasing from a reputable supplier and that you’ll be getting quality ingredients. And finally, organic foods and oils contain higher levels of vitamins and minerals that are naturally good for your skin.
BC: Can you tell us a little about what inspires you?
KL: I love to travel, work out, read, be outdoors, and help others, and I believe strongly in supporting local businesses. I care deeply about offering natural and organic products; I also place a huge emphasis on overall wellness, nutrition, and giving back by helping to save the environment (in fact, I donate a percent of every sale to Friends of the Earth, the world’s largest grassroots foundation).