From the Kitchen to an International Brand: The K&K Skin Products Story

From the Kitchen to an International Brand: The K&K Skin Products Story

Hi Everyone,


If you would like to know more about how two sisters in law started a skin care business in their kitchen and in 5 short years is now getting ready to expand to selling their products internationally, keep reading....


Our story began when I (Katie), driven by frustration with my own eczema, started making my own skincare products using natural ingredients, carrier oils and essential oils. I made over 100 different formulations and had a few hilarious disasters (like growing fungus on my face!), I eventually created products that worked, curing not only my eczema but also the cystic acne I had been dealing with for years.


One fateful day, Kristina, my sister-in-law and a scientist by trade, joined me for a fun day of making skin care products at my house. Little did we know we were about to stumble on the fate of K&K Skin Products.


Kristina had discovered a "miracle molecule" in her previous cancer research. It didn’t do much for cancer, but it had remarkable anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties, better than any molecule that she had ever worked with. When we were making products, she wondered what would happen if we combined it with my products, which also had anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties. 


Long story short, we eventually formulated a product combined with the miracle molecule, which we trademarked BioVer-X™️. We began testing BioVer-X™️ alongside our other products on ourselves and over 100 volunteers for an entire year, and the results were nothing short of miraculous – reducing wrinkles, acne scars and even stretch marks. Our products were truly making a difference in people's lives so we couldn't keep this to ourselves!


Since launching our line in 2018, a lot has happened; we were invited to the famous Eco-Luxe Lounge at the Sundance Film Festival as well as the Oscars in 2020, we were then interviewed by Kathy Ireland on her TV show Modern Living with kathy ireland©️ in 2021.

In 2022, we started getting requests to sell BioVer-X™️ Enhanced Antioxidant Serum in Med-Spas and dermatology clinics, so we started the process of rebranding to enter into the clinical setting.  In late 2022, we released 2 additional products into our K&K collection and finalized the rebrand.


In 2023, we just had the opportunity to collaborate with a company called Apigen Royal in Poland and are honored to announce we have started the process of launching our products internationally, starting in Europe.


As our products gain popularity, we know we have something special on our hands.


We have always wanted to get these products into the hands of the people who needed it, like you!  Giving people skincare products that actually work using a breakthrough ingredient, while also formulating our products with natural ingredients that our skin needs and building a truly sustainable company that values each and every one of our customers. 


So that's it, at least to date (April 2023) the story of K&K Skin Products.  I appreciate you taking the time to read our story; from humble beginnings in our kitchen to growing into an international brand, remember it all started with just an idea and the question, "What if?"...


We hope our story inspires you and shows you just how dedicated we are to creating truly amazing skincare products and helping people achieve their best skin.


Stay tuned as we continue to innovate, expand, and bring the magic of K&K Skin Products to the world!


With love and gratitude,


Katie Uilk,


K&K Skin Products

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Congratulations Katie and Kristina! Such a great story. I am so honored to have met you, Katie, that fateful day at Natural Grocers, I believe it was. Then, seeing you again at a holiday artisan craft fair where I purchased only small samples of your product, because at that point, I had thrown out so many nearly-full “natural” facial products that still ended up irritating my rosacea-prone skin. As you know, I started using your products daily, and am a huge fan of K and K Skincare, as these products have helped my skin immensely. I get compliments on my skin regularly and am always proud to tell people what products I am using. I am so glad you both began this journey!


Just order the new packaging and it’s pretty hit sooooooooo hard to read with the shiny reflective paper on the bottle. You may want to at least put the instructions against black matte for people to read. Best of luck!


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