We are excited to share with you that KNESKO Skin has been named to the 2020 Inc. 5000 List!
Inc. magazine, a renown publication esteemed for recognizing and promoting up-and-coming start-up companies, hosts an annual award program where they single out companies who have achieved monumental growth. This award is given to the fastest growing private companies in America and recognizes the ability of small businesses to triumph against the odds, and KNESKO was named to the 2020 list! We are honored to join the ranks of past winners including Microsoft, Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Patagonia, and more, who also were named to the Inc. 5000 list in their early days before proceeding to achieve great success.
KNESKO was formed in 2012 by my husband, Sean, and I, based on the fundamental belief that beautiful skin starts from within – and a dream to bring our message and mission to the public via an unmatched luxury and holistic skincare line. As a celebrity esthetician and Reiki master for years, I came to the realization that something was missing in the world of skincare: treating skin wellness holistically as a process that starts from within. It’s a proven fact that inner balance promotes outer – or, in this case, skin – wellness. When our energy centers are off-kilter, our skin is the first to show signs of unbalance. At the time, no one in the skincare industry was standing behind this message or devoted to creating intentional products to promote healing inside and out. So Sean and I took the money we had saved for our dream wedding and instead invested it in building KNESKO to bridge the gap, marrying proven, scientifically-backed ingredients to heal and nurture your skin from the outside with Reiki energy and power crystal gemstones to rebalance and restore wellness from within. The early days were tough; we worked from home and our garage was our warehouse! But we were devoted to our cause and knew that fundamentally, what we had to offer through our philosophy and our products was meaningful.
We got our first break when the Spa Director from The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire (yes, the notorious hotel from Pretty Woman!) called to say they loved our masks and wanted to have a meeting. The rest is history! To have evolved our company from this simple principle – skin and outer wellness starts from within – to where we are today, with customers like you and with the honor of the Inc. 5000 award, is beyond comprehension. Thanks to devoted customers like you and the good fortune of finding celebrity fandom (link to iconic women pg) and the proven effectiveness of our masking line, we’ve achieved tremendous success.
This is truly an honor we would not have accomplished without the continued loyalty from spa supporters like you – our beloved “#KNESKOMMUNITY”. In that spirit, we share this award with you.
Thank you for taking this journey with us. We look forward to continuing to bring you healthy skin and inner wellness for years to come.
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You can view the full list of winners here: https://www.inc.com/inc5000/2020
In Gratitude and Good Health,
Lejla Cas & Sean Nezhad
KNESKO Skin CoFounders