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10 Uses for Kahina Moroccan Rose Water

Our pharmaceutical grade* Rose Water is derived from the freshest petals of the Damask Rose which grows wild in Morocco’s Valley of Roses. In Morocco, Rose Water is used to cleanse and tone skin, as well as for consumption as an aid in digestion and as an ingredient in cooking.

Rose Water is anti-bacterial, astringent and anti-inflammatory so works to address a number of health and beauty concerns. Here are a few of the uses we’ve found for our 100% pure, steam distilled Rose Water:

1. Spray on cotton pad to remove dirt and makeup.

2. Soak rose water in cotton balls and apply to eyes to reduce puffiness.

3. Spray on face or into the air to elevate your mood.

4. Mix Rose Water into your favorite dry clay instead of water to create a deep cleansing and pore tightening mask. We love to use pure rhassoul clay from the Atlas Mountains.

5. Rose Water can help to alleviate sunburn symptoms. Spray directly onto the affected area.

6. Rose water can provide relief from itching from insect bites.

7. Rose water can help treat acne and balance skin’s PH. Spray on a cotton pad and gently dab it on the affected area or spray directly onto skin.

8. Combine Rose Water with epsom salts to make a beautifully scented disinfectant for your home.

9. Rose water keeps hair soft and frizz free. Simply spray it directly onto dry or damp hair.

10. Mix 1 TBSP of Rose Water in a cup of water or tea and drink to aid in digestion, relieve stress and anxiety.

*A note about pharmaceutical grade versus food grade: Food grade ingredients are unregulated while pharmaceutical grade must pass the strictest guidelines of the FDA. Potency and purity are guaranteed under this guideline.

Introducing our Moroccan Rose Water, 100% Pure Steam Distilled From Wild Damask Rose Petals

The Valley of Roses sits at the base of the High Atlas Mountains in Morocco.  Here, in a 30 km stretch of land, Morocco’s Damask Roses grow wild. The water used to steam distill these roses flows from high in the Atlas Mountains down to the Dades Gorge, infusing our Rose Water with its mineral rich content and delicate, sweet scent.

Each Spring during the rose harvest, the Berber women of the village of Kelaat M’Gouna rise before dawn to hand pick the roses, preserving their fragrance from the damaging effects of the sun’s rays.


The flowers are brought to the kasbahs and carefully sorted in order to separate the petals from the buds.  Only fresh petals are used in the rose water, while the rose buds are dried for potpourri.

The petals are then carefully steam distilled. The steam distillation process results in more health and beauty benefits than rose water made by mixing rose oil with water. Our 100% steam distilled Rose Damascena is made without added preservatives, alcohol or water. Shop our Moroccan Rose Water here

Kahina Night Cream Gets a Face Lift

We’ve changed the name of our bestselling Night Cream to Kahina Face Cream.  With the same nourishing ingredients and actives that defend against signs of aging, and with the same rich yet absorbent texture and fragrance, this product is suitable for daytime as well as nighttime use.

Because you can’t have too much of a good thing.
“This is THE moisturizer to have in my book and in fact when people ask for recommendations on a good, clean moisturizer, this is the one I’ve been recommending. …Not only do I think this is one of the best products in the green beauty world, I would consider it to be one of my favorite products in general. Clean, proven ingredients and wonderful results make this a winner.” – The Beauty Idealist

“I am LOVING the night cream. MAGICAL!” – Jessa Blades, Make-Up Artist and Natural Beauty Expert

“I LOVE IT!! Not greasy or heavy, yet incredibly moisturizing. Exactly what I would expect from you guys. A top notch product that I cannot live without!!” – Sherri Edens

“Easily the most amazing skincare product I have EVER tried. As soon as I had rubbed this into my skin, MAGIC. Pure Magic. I have really red, super sensitive, oily awful skin. This immediately calmed all the redness out of my face and wasn’t greasy at all yet still a thick moisturizer. It smells like chamomile in the most soothing way. I normally do not say this about anything- ESPECIALLY anything this expensive but at $105 it’s actually worth it. It’s been on my skin less than an hour and it’s done amazing things. Things that no other skincare item has ever managed for me.” – honeyandthemoon, via Instagram

“If there’s one thing you need to know about Kahina Giving Beauty’s Night Cream, it is this: it is nothing like any other night cream you’ve ever tried before. Why? The main reason being is that it is incredibly smooth and light. Yep, that’s right, light. Whenever I think Night Cream, I picture a heavy cream that will sit on my face for the entire night, hydrating it, but not really allowing my skin to breathe, which is the exact reason why I don’t usually use one. This cream is the polar opposite; so soft to the touch and spreads so easily, it’s a true joy to use.” – The Green Product Junkie

“The beautiful texture alone would be enough for me to love this cream because a rich moisturizer that does not clog/irritate my skin has not been easy to find. So far I have been loving the results, because every morning my skin looks smooth and supple,with no excess sebum on my forehead and nose. If you are looking for a good night-time treatment and you like the idea of a light, quickly absorbed cream, this is totally worth trying. It has a luxury price tag, but it delivers and you get a lot of use from one jar because you need so little product for each application.” – Genuine Glow

“The cream is a cream-colored, fluffy mousse that smells divine. For a few days, I massaged it into my face after washing for a relaxing ritual that was enhanced by its smell. It’s moisturizing, but not too heavy, so that I feel comfortable laying my head down on the pillow right afterward. My skin drank it up.” – Alden Wicker,

Massage onto face and neck  after cleansing.   Layer over oils for additional hydration.  Shop Kahina Face Cream here

A Kahina Routine for Healthy Winter Skin

Grace L’Heureux. Photo by Wyatt Hackett

With cold winter temperatures upon us, our skin needs extra TLC.  As the chill and wind create tiny cracks in our skin, it is left less able to protect itself, leading to a loss of hydration and increased inflammation. To combat the effects of falling temperatures, give skin special pampering with super hydrating and soothing products that reduce irritation. The following are our recommendations for a winter skincare routine to keep skin healthy and glowing until spring.

1. Cleanse: It is especially important now to use a gentle cleanser without harsh exfoliants or detergents that will strip your skin of its natural oils. Kahina Facial Cleanser is a gentle, delicately scented milky cleanser with anti-inflammatory willow bark extract, argan oil to replenish moisture, and papaya enzymes to gently exfoliate skin.

2. Calm and prep: Kahina Toning Mist is an aloe vera based formula with calming rose and anti-inflammatory aspen bark extract as well as sodium hyaluronate to reduce inflammation and provide gentle hydration. Perfect for prepping skin for oil application and to mist on face throughout the day in over-heated offices.

3. Brighten: As our skin becomes paler, dark spots are more noticeable. Even skin tone and boost radiance with our Brightening Serum.  This lightweight formula contains Japanese seaweed to reduce hyperpigmentation and white lily to inhibit melanin production for a luminous complexion.

4. Nourish: Kahina Serum is our most nourishing oil blend, recommended for dry, mature skin. Argan and prickly pear seeds oils combine with seabuckthorn seed oil, carrot seed oil, pomegranate and coffee berry to provide skin with a hefty dose of antioxidants and vitamins E, A and K as well as light sun protection.  The grounding scents of ylang ylang, neroli and myrrh offer aromatherapy benefits.

5. Eyes: A richer eye treatment such as our Eye Cream works to moisturize and firm the eye area and reduce fine lines and wrinkles without being greasy. For even more moisture and to minimize dark circles, apply prickly pear seed oil underneath the Eye Cream with our convenient prickly pear seed oil rollerball.

6. Treat: Our new Moisture Mask deeply hydrates, soothes and smooths skin. Use this as a simple face mask by applying and leaving on for approximately 20 minutes. Let it absorb into skin before wiping off excess with a warm damp cloth. Or leave on overnight and wake up with a soft, even-toned complexion.

7. Moisturize: For daytime, follow the Moisture Mask with our Facial Lotion to prime skin for makeup, seal in moisture and protect against environmental factors, including pollution and UV rays.

8. Lips: Treat chapped lips with our healing Lip & Face Balm featuring calendula, immortelle, carrot seed oil, seabuckthorn seed oil and mango butter.

9. Exfoliate: Twice weekly, slough off dull skin with our exfoliating Antioxidant Mask.  Rhassoul clay from the Atlas Mountains in Morocco works to draw impurities from the skin while restoring collagen; Argan Oil replenishes moisture; and eucalyptus and mint provide healing aromatherapy benefits.

Et voila!  The radiant, even-toned and nourished complexion you’ve been seeking.

Winter meets its match with our new Moisture Mask


Introducing our most luxurious product yet, Kahina Moisture Mask is a rich treatment mask that deeply hydrates, refines skin tone and texture and reduces redness.  Combining the anti-aging properties of red-wine grapes with the moisturizing and reparative properties of argan and prickly  pear seed oils in a creamy base with a lightly floral scent, this is the decadent experience that your skin will thank you for this season.

Increase skin’s water reserves to plump skin and improve barrier function with avena strigosa and a naturally occurring unique sugar compound. These combine with powerful ingredients that deliver essential fatty acids and potent antioxidants to neutralize free radicals that contribute to signs of aging:

  • Red wine grape extract with resveratrol – polyphenols provide powerful protection against skin aging
  • Prickly pear seed oil – Vitamin K brightens skin, Vitamin E repairs damage, antioxidants prevent skin aging and wrinkles
  • Mushroom extract – soothes skin and reduces redness
  • Sodium hylauronate – Draws moisture deeply into the skin
  • Aspen bark extract – anti-inflammatory to soothe irritation
  • Hordeum distichon and melissa offincinalis – powerful free radical scavengers

Scented with rose, geranium, lavender, neroli, blue tansy and sandalwood to relax and calm.


The mask is phenomenal!  I’m serious.  I’ve tried so many moisturizing masks and this one really, really made such a difference.  Congratulations on this, Katharine.  Fantastic job.  I’ll be recommending this like crazy.
— The Green Product Junkie

Just in time is this new release from Kahina Giving Beauty, their luscious Moisture Mask.  I could not be more thankful to them for sending this to me for review.  Normally I wait a few weeks until I decide if I love a product, but after just one use, I am crazy for this pot of skin soothing gold.  When I applied it to my face this morning, my skin just drank it up.  I left it on for probably 20 – 25 minutes, wiped off the excess with a warm damp cloth and then warmed two pumps of Kahina’s Facial Lotion and two drops of Pai Skincare BioRegernate oil in my hands and put that all over my face and voila!  Ready to take on the cold with a plump and hydrated visage.
— Scent Hive

The Moisture Mask is amazing in transforming the skin’s texture plus improving the appearance of the skin.  Outstanding!!
— Former SVP Brand Development, REN Skincare


Apply a thick layer onto face, neck and around the eye area after cleansing.  Leave on for 15 minutes, then massage in and remove excess or leave on overnight for a deeply nourishing treatment.  Layer over oils for additional hydration.



Kahina Serum gets a boost


Our cult favorite gets a boost with the addition of Prickly Pear Seed Oil to its vitamin-packed ingredients. The addition of Prickly Pear Seed Oil to our beloved Serum makes this oil blend even more amazing!

Moisturizes skin, reduces redness and the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles, and offers protection against UV damage.

Loaded with vitamins K and E and essential fatty acids, Prickly pear seed oil has been shown to brighten, hydrate and reduce inflammation that can damage collagen, effectively preventing skin aging and wrinkles. In our Serum, it is combined with proven restorative ingredients including:

Carrot seed oil – offers natural spf, nourishes, tightens and rejuvenates skin
Pomegranate extract – effective in cell regeneration, UV protection, and anti-aging
Seabuckthorn seed oil –rich in vitamins C and A, promotes skin elasticity and cell regeneration
Coffee berry extract – rejuvenates aging skin while combatting UV damage
100% pure argan oil – rich in vitamin E and essential fatty acids to heal and prevent free radical damage

Our Serum still has the same seductive fragrance – neroli, ylang ylang and myrrh make this effective oil blend a truly transcendent experience.


Andrea’s Fall Beauty Routine


Meet Andrea Lee, Kahina’s Manager of Operations. If you’ve called to place an order or with a question about our products, you probably already know how sweet and helpful she is. In addition to her naturally upbeat disposition, she has enviable glowy skin and shiny hair that always seems perfectly coiffed, even on ponytail days. Read below for Andrea’s personal beauty routine and Kahina favorites.

As summer transitions into fall, I’m sure of two things:

1. Wedding season has finally come to an end
2. Wellness & skincare changes are in order

While New Years Eve/Day marks the end and beginning of the year, in my mind, fall is the true restart button. It’s the perfect time to repair my body and skin after a busy, sun-filled season. Being as fair-skinned as I am, I spent the last 3.5 months coating my body (especially my face!) in sunscreen. Now, I make a point to exfoliate my body and face multiple times a week to get rid of the dead skin, cleanse, and improve overall skin tone. I love coffee in any and every form. I want it in a large mug and on my body. I recently made my own scrub out of Kahina Argan Oil and coffee grounds – Its ability to help diminish cellulite when applied topically, improve blood flow and make skin glow has me incorporating it into my routine in every way possible.


On my face I’ve been using the Kahina Giving Beauty Antioxidant Mask 3x a week, followed immediately by the Toning Mist. I follow with the Brightening Serum to help take care of any sun damage and discoloration that may have occurred during the summer. October in New York requires extra-moisturizing products for my skin due to the decreasing temperatures and finicky seasonal changes. Time to step up the hydration! I have normal/dry skin and have been using the Kahina Giving Beauty Night Cream during both the day and night as well as the Eye Cream. The face serum has been my favorite, “can’t live without, go-to product”. I use it in the morning and in the evening, and also put a few drops into my cream for extra moisture. The serum is my everything.


Wellness emerged as an October priority. So far, my summer-fall wellness transition has been slow. But, I’ve started incorporating green smoothies into my diet multiple times a week (which, let’s be honest, should be a year-round practice…) and had my comeback to yoga at Yoga To The People. I’m a seasonal runner and am partial to cooler temperatures. I only run during fall, winter and spring and once summer begins, I [temporarily] retire my running shoes until the temperatures drop. I live a short walk away from Central Park, so exploring all of the paths has been an incredible running adventure so far. Exercise is known to improve circulation, so hopefully the post-workout glow and healthy habits will stick!


Introducing “the most luxurious soap on the planet”


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Now, everyone’s favorite Moroccan hammam treatment comes scented with Moroccan Rose essential oil for a superluxe, skin calming take on the original.  InStyle Calls it “the most luxurious soap on the planet” turning “perfunctory bathing into a gorgeous routine” and The New York Times includes it in its story on cleansers that “very seriously detox, scrub and lather.” Kahina Moroccan Rose Beldi Soap can be used on body and face to calm, soften and cleanse skin.  Read about the famed damascena rose and the Rose Festival in Morocco and click here to shop.

Kahina’s Moroccan Beldi Soap rapidly rose to cult status after launching earlier this year.  The skin softening olive oil soap with its unusual soft gel consistency attracted attention from Town & Country and The Wall Street Journal.  Well + Good said  “This purifying black soap is incredibly loyal to the one used in a traditional hammam experience, where you’re lathered endlessly with a mitt and olive oil soap and doused with pans of water. Kahina’s has only two all-natural ingredients: traditional eucalyptus leaf oil and saponified olive oil, and it comes with a seriously exfoliating kessa (mit) for an all over skin-smoothing detox scrub. Grab one, fill your shower with steam, and you’ll be stepping into a beauty ritual that’s centuries old.”



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Who doesn’t love raspberries and cream? This summertime favorite now comes together in our newly reformulated Facial Lotion, upgraded with the addition of Raspberry Seed Extract. In addition to being an excellent source of vitamin A and antioxidants, raspberries have been shown to help protect the skin against the sun’s rays.

A 2000 study found that raspberry seed oil provides a UVB protection of 28-50, and an SPF protection factor against UVA rays of around 8.  We recommend you use our Facial Lotion to enhance your existing sun protection.

As always, Kahina Facial Lotion features our highest quality argan oil, shea butter and sodium hyaluronate to protect and nourish skin in a lightweight formulation that is easily absorbed by the skin.  Tip: some of our favorite makeup artists swear by it as a natural primer for the skin to smooth skin in preparation for makeup application.

We’ve also eliminated Japanese Honeysuckle extract in our preservative system.

A note on Japanese Honeysuckle Extract:

Japanese Honeysuckle (lonicera japonica) is a natural ingredient with a similar molecular structure to parabens. At Kahina Giving Beauty we strive to formulate our products to the highest standard. While giving first priority to product performance and the health and safety of our customers, preservative systems in the product are weighed heavily in our formulation decisions. We have never felt that there have been any health and safety issues with the previous formulation containing Japanese Honeysuckle. However, after hearing some customer concerns, we decided to reformulate so that consumers wishing to avoid parabens of any kind may use our Facial Lotion without concern.

Ingredients: water/aqua/eau, Argania spinosa (argan) oil, glycerin, Butyrospermum parkii (shea) nut butter, maltooligosyl glucoside/hydrogenated starch hydrolysate, cetearyl olivate, sorbitan olivate, behenyl alcohol, glyceryl caprylate, glyceryl undecylenate, betaine, cetearyl alcohol, Acacia senegal gum, xanthan gum, Apis mellifera (beeswax) wax, sodium hyaluronate, Argania spinosa (arganyl) leaf extract, maltodextrin, Rubus idaeus (raspberry) seed extract, phospholipids, glycolipids, Glycine soja (soybean) bean oil, Glycine soja (soybean) bean sterols, hydrogenated lecithin, PCA, arginine, levulinic acid, sodium levulinate, sodium anisate

Ingredients in bold are Certified Organic

17.75% Organic and 100% Natural

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New! Kahina Prickly Pear Seed Oil Now Available in Roller Ball Bottle


Our bestselling Prickly Pear Seed Oil, featured in Allure, the Zoe Report, and Town & Country Magazines, is now available in a 5ml bottle with a stainless steel roller ball applicator. This new format makes this vitamin K and E studded product perfect for targeted application on the eye area to help reduce under eye dark circles, moisturize and fight free radical damage. The stainless steel roller ball works to cool and soothe the eye area to reduce puffiness.

To use: Roll under eye area as needed after cleansing. For daytime and nighttime use.

Prickly Pear Seed Oil is extremely rich in amino acids, Vitamin K, essential fatty acids and antioxidants, and has been shown to:

• Moisturize and soften skin
• Restore elasticity
• Neutralize free radicals that cause signs of aging
• Brighten under eye circles and minimize spider veins

100% organic
Made in Morocco

5 ml/.15 fl. oz. $40 Shop here.

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