At KNESKO, we believe in doing our part to preserve the world we live in.
As a holistic luxury skincare brand with thousands of customers around the globe, we want people to trust in our industry again. This is why we’re taking the time to transparently share where we’re at as a company, as well as where we’re headed in the future.
Our face masks are designed to inspire and empower the people who wear them, which is why we want to be honest with our practices. We want our customers to be sure that they’re using products that are better for them and better for our planet.
We aim to be transparent about our clean and green beauty practices. We’re excited to share how we are evolving on our journey, and in our commitment to being a conscious brand.
Where We’re Making A Difference
Our face masks are not just great for your skin, they support a healthy planet too.
The masks are created without a plastic mesh base structure or plastic backing—both of which are very common in other masks. This makes them fully biodegradable. They begin to biodegrade as soon as they are exposed to oxygen in the air and will fully decompose in days, weeks or months depending on the outside temperature.
However, for peace of mind you can help decompose them in just a few minutes. The process is simple; just place your used mask in hot water and watch it dissolve. For the ultimate at-home spa experience, it can even be dropped into your bath afterwards as a body treatment!
Our masks have also been formulated for a second treatment. If you’d like to get a little extra life out of your used face mask, just put it back into its original packaging and place it in your fridge. The active ingredients will be preserved, just make sure you use it within a 24-hour period.
Clean & Biodegradable Ingredients
The ingredients that we do use are classified as “Low Hazard” (safe) by the Environmental Working Group (EWG).
Clean beauty means safe and non-toxic ingredients.
You can be sure that our products are 100% free of:
FORMALDEHYDE – BUTYLENE GLYCOL – BENZYL GLYCOL – PROPYLENE GLYCOL – PHTHALATES – PARABENS – SULFATES – SILICONES – TRICLOSAN – OXYBENZONE – PARAFFINS – POLYETHYLENE (PEGs) – BUTYLATED HYDROXYANISOLE (BHAs)
We are a cruelty-free brand and proudly test on friends and family, not on animals.
Our founder, Lejla Cas, has traveled the globe to handpick the ingredients that end up in our products. They are sourced from the ocean and found in nature’s finest plants.
Our minerals are always sourced from ethical resource partners and manufacturers. We also select our gemstones from fair trade companies in Brazil and China.
Our packaging has been designed to be useful and reusable. Knesko’s packaging is loved by our community as it is fully reusable and can be used to store your personal items or reuse as a gift box.
Our mask trays are required to maintain the structure of the face mask. They are made from 100% recycled plastic (RPET) and can be recycled themselves.
The pouches our masks come in are made from an aluminum sachet, which is recyclable.
As a California-based, family-owned business, we prioritize a close team and USA manufacturing whenever possible. Our products are packed and shipped with love from right here in The Golden State.
The KNESKO team is committed to using practices that reduce our company’s impact:
- Our warehouse is equipped with energy-efficient machines and equipment, all of which is unplugged at the end of each day to reduce phantom energy loads.
- We regularly reuse boxes, cardboard, and pallets.
- We actively recycle plastic, paper, and even used electronics.
- We encourage our team to use reusable and biodegradable materials, and we provide our employees with eco-friendly water bottles and biodegradable utensils.
- We utilize online training and education with our spa and retail partners to minimize our travel emissions.
Our Pledge For The Future
KNESKO bridges the gap between science and spirituality.
Now we want to bridge the gap between science, spirituality, and sustainability.
We’ve been on a journey for 8 years to create natural, results-driven skincare products. Our evolution towards sustainability is only just beginning.
FSC Certified Paper by 2022
We’ll be using Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certified paper for our rigid box sleeves and product information. This means that we’ll be using paper products that have been responsibly and sustainably harvested.
Fully-Recyclable Packaging and Shipping by 2025
We are currently exploring options to make our rigid boxes and individual mask boxes recyclable, without compromising on the quality.
In the future, expect to see packaging materials that have been responsibly sourced or made out of post-consumer recycled products, along with soy-based ink for printing.
As we currently recycle all of the cardboard we receive, we’ll begin shredding and using that as a filler, along with recycled cartons and compostable air pillows to ship products to customers.
Giving Back to Our Planet
Beyond clean ingredients, sustainable packaging, and eco-friendly manufacturing practices, we want to do even better.
That’s why we’re currently exploring options for donating a portion of our profits to organizations that share our values. Stay tuned for confirmation on our organization of choice in Quarter 1 2021.
Sustainability is a journey and we welcome you to join us. Feel free to get in touch with us on social media @kneskoskin to share your ideas on how we can become a clean beauty brand that not only promotes healthy and rejuvenated skin, but also a healthy planet.