Donna Karan shares her favorite Kahina Giving Beauty products.
“My beauty routine is as simple as it gets. I don’t use a lot of product, including makeup, unless I’m being photographed or going to a function where I may be photographed. But if there’s one thing I love, love, love – and use, use, use – it is Kahina Giving Beauty. It’s a skin care line made with certified organic argan oil sourced from women’s cooperatives in Morocco. Founded by Katharine L’Heureux, Kahina Giving Beauty combines everything I love – philanthropy and commerce. An amazing product and women helping women through a sustainable enterprise. Of course, none of that would matter if the products weren’t fabulous. I’m obsessed with them. I use the Cleanser, the Serum and the Eye Cream. Mostly I use their 100% argan oil, which I massage into my hair and skin. You see and feel the softening/conditioning effects immediately. I love that it’s natural and versatile. I also love that every purchase goes to help women support themselves, with 25% of the profits going straight to the Berber women who farm it. Argan oil is an extract from a nut of a tree grown in Morocco. The handcraft ritual of turning a nut into oil is done by Berber women in the region, for whom this is their only means of income and family support. Kahina is named after a Berber queen and prophetess, circa 700 AD. The bottles are created from 100% recyclable violet glass. I’m passionate about these divine products and the story behind them.”