Lejla’s career in the beauty industry led her to the United States in 2007, where she worked in roles ranging from education to marketing to product development. In addition to working with globally recognized brands, she continued providing her intuitive skincare and makeup services to private clients.
In these personal, hands-on-skin interactions, Lejla realized that many of her clients sought the same thing: intentional time for themselves to recharge and a skincare routine that was effective, luxurious, and healing. This led her to founding KNESKO with her husband, Sean Nezhad, in 2012.
Origin StoryAn industry & Celebrity Favorite
With unwavering dedication to high-quality ingredients and carefully perfected formulas, KNESKO’s premium collagen hydrogel face masks garnered enthusiastic attention from the beauty industry’s most discerning consumers. In the brand’s first year, the spa director of The Four Seasons Beverly Wilshire on Rodeo Drive called Lejla directly to integrate KNESKO’s masks into their premium spa services.
Today, top estheticians, salon owners, and makeup artists across the globe rely on KNESKO’s entire product lineup to create a lavish experience and remarkable results for their clientele. The products are also used in treatment rooms in over 1000 5-star spas and high-end resorts, and are a staple for celebrities such as Halle Berry, Pamela Anderson, Nina Dobrev, and Ashley Graham among others.
The beauty of KNESKO’s gemstone serums, collagen masks, and facial tools is that they allow anyone to enjoy a luxurious, spa-level experience at home. KNESKO provides intentional moments of self-care that you can indulge in daily, in-between appointments, or whenever you want to nourish your skin and feel more grounded.
We celebrate precious gemstones and minerals not just for their beauty and healing properties, but for their ability to uniquely optimize our skincare formulations. Our groundbreaking Gemclinical® Technology infuses genuine gemstone particles into proprietary formulations that are developed by a collaborative team of board-certified dermatologists, cosmetic chemists, and founder Lejla Cas.
“At KNESKO, we work closely with a team of doctors to harness these incredible properties and create cutting-edge products that are as effective as they are opulent.” — LEJLA CAS
These ethically sourced gemstones and minerals—which include gold, diamonds, black pearl, and others—help amplify active ingredients by improving the delivery process, stabilizing ingredients, and making powerful actives more bioavailable. The result is highly effective, cutting-edge formulas that deliver visible results.
High Vibrational Skincare
Crushed precious gemstones and minerals activate chakras, invite positive intention, and rejuvenate skin. To further elevate this moment of self-care, Lejla herself supercharges every KNESKO product with loving, healing, and balancing Reiki energy for an authentic, high vibrational skincare experience.
All KNESKO products utilize natural, skin-nourishing ingredients. The formulas are paraben-free, cruelty-free, hypoallergenic, and biodegradable, and are both ophthalmologist and dermatologist-approved. Follow KNESKO’s exciting journey @kneskoskin.
- Inc 5000 2020 America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies
- Inc 5000 Regionals California 2021
- Marie Claire
- Harper’s Bazaar
- Oprah Daily
- New Beauty
Celebs Who Love Knesko
- Jessica Alba
- Halle Berry
- Ashley Graham
- Nina Dobrev
- Pam Anderson
- Sharon Stone
- Kate Upton
- Brooke Burke
- Ashley Graham