Founder 5 with Akar Skin

Akar founder, Kate Chen draws inspiration for her brand from the Tibetan plateau, a place that is free from pollution at its high altitudes and houses botanicals in their purest form. “Akar” means white crystal in Tibetan and is a symbol for purity. When it comes to products applied to our skin, Akar believes that the quality of ingredients is essential. Being 100% natural means every Akar product is biocompatible with the body, enhancing your skin’s ability to repair and renew. They only source the highest grade natural ingredients that are organic, wild-harvested or gathered from the Tibetan plateau to ensure ingredient efficacy and limit exposure to pesticides and toxins from both farming and harvesting.

We had the chance to pick Kate’s brain in a lightening round about our 5 favorite topics, we hope you enjoy!



I grew up with a mom who always knew the importance of a little self-care and a disciplined skincare routine was never new to me. However, it wasn’t until after a sudden health incident that I began looking into clean, natural alternatives. I knew I needed to make major changes in life and avoiding questionable lab-manufactured synthetics in skincare was one of them.




I make time every day for a little self care, whether it’s reading a book, taking an occasional hot bath or getting some workout done. The key is to do it daily.




It’s almost impossible to choose just one, so I will have to go with both of our face oils.

If my skin is feeling on the drier side, I would opt for the Desert Rescue and the Neat Remedy if it’s feeling oily. We have specifically formulated both face oils for mature skin by including in them anti-aging benefits from myrrh, frankincense, seabuckthorn and goji berry.




I feel most beautiful when I have been taking good care of myself, when I eat healthy, exercise regularly and sleep well.





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