Brand story

KAHINA GIVING BEAUTY

WHO

KATHARINE L’HEUREUX

WHAT

An exquisite, ethically-sourced range of skin and body care with a mission to support the communities who supply their organic ingredients.

WHERE

New York, NY

WHEN

2008

WHY

A trip to Morocco led to Katharine’s enchantment with the region’s centuries-old beauty practices. She envisioned Kahina as a way to offer luxe, effective skincare while honoring and giving back to the local Berber women who extract the argan oil.

Q&A

Hometown?

San Francisco.

Comfort food?

Popcorn.

Favorite bloom?

Hellebore.

Power color?

Navy blue.

Secret talent?

Karaoke.

AM ritual?

First a cup of water with apple cider vinegar, then a cup of coffee mixed with milk and Coco Rau Holy Body powder while I read The New York Times, then a fifteen minute ab workout before hitting my desk.

PM ritual?

A family dinner, a glass (or two) of wine, and Netflix.

Best habit?

I am religious about skin care and seven to eight hours of sleep.

Worst habit?

French fries.

Ideal vacay?

The Hudson Valley with family.

Currently reading?

The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World by the Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu with Douglas Abrams.

Currently listening?

99% Invisibleem> podcast.

Greatest challenge?

Overcoming self-doubt.

Greatest blessing?

My family.

Mantra?

Thank you.