I recently had the pleasure of being interviewed by Organic Spa Magazine to discuss the Hammam ritual in Morocco for their May/June issue. Read the full transcript here.
Spring is here and it feels like life is – slowly – beginning to return to normal. Our skin is feeling particularly dry and in need of support after this long, hard winter. Here’s a KAHINA routine we’re loving right now to move into the new season and prepare skin for the brighter days ahead.
At KAHINA™, we have always made authenticity and transparency a cornerstone of our brand. But we realize that sometimes our labels can still be confusing and ingredient lists hard to understand. In this post, I’ll break down exactly what our labels mean and why we do things the way we do, step by step.
At KAHINA™ it begins with Argan Oil, also known as Morocco’s “Liquid Gold”. We carefully source our Argan Oil from high in the Anti-Atlas Mountains and closely monitor the harvesting and extraction process to ensure the highest quality oil, the protection of the argan forest, and the livelihood of the women who do the labor to collect and crack the nuts prior to cold-pressing.
With the cold winter months fully settling in, your skin probably needs some extra help combatting dryness. Here’s our tried and true six step solution to keep skin plumped and hydrated.
In 2018 I was invited by Net-a-Porter to discuss “wellness” with their staff during the company’s “Wellness Week”. After giving it some thought, I decided to focus my discussion on the “Wellness Lessons I’ve learned from the Berber Women of Morocco”. These women have touched me deeply with their way of life, their strength and their creativity. I am celebrating the achievements of the Berber women of Morocco who have inspired me in creating the KAHINA™ brand.
We source the highest quality certified organic and fair trade argan oil from high in the Anti-Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Watch the video to learn more about our careful sourcing and impact on the Berber women who do the work of extracting our oil.
I’m sad to say goodbye to summer. But as much as I mourn the waning days of my favorite season, summer’s heat, sun and pools have left my skin in need of a fresh start! Longer nights mean more time for restorative repair and I have the perfect twosome to jump-start my skin’s revival.
For centuries, the hard work of extracting oil from the nut of the argan tree has been performed by Berber women, the indigenous people of North Africa, many of whom live in Morocco’s argan region. The work is extremely labor intensive. It can take one woman up to eight hours to crack the nuts for one liter of oil. This labor provides the women with an opportunity for social and economic freedom that they would not otherwise have.
Using the highest quality argan oil as our core ingredient, Kahina Giving Beauty offers innovative and proven-effective skin care solutions, taking inspiration from Morocco to combine ancient traditions with modern science. Native Moroccan ingredients are combined with high quality natural ingredients carefully sourced from around the world and formulated in a state-of-the-art facility in the US. The end result: a truly effective and ethical line of luxury skin and body care products that bridges tradition and modernity.