Initially, it might be hard to fathom that our company is not only founded by a woman, but our CEO, Kristin Smith, is a mother, entrepreneur, and the chemist behind the magic. Kristin first started researching & creating handmade products from scratch for women after winning her fight with breast cancer.
It was 2013, and Kristin was literally fighting for her life after being diagnosed with Stage 2 Breast Cancer. After several rounds of chemotherapy & surgery, she found her calling when she created her own nourishing cream to keep her skin from completely burning from daily radiation treatments. “Two things I swear by are the important properties of shea butter and aloe vera. These two items alone represent HEALING. My nurses would tell me, had I not taken amazing care of my skin, with me being a fair complexion individual, I should have burned 10x worse than I did.… but I didn’t.”
After battling and winning the fight over cancer, Kristin then started making her own nourishing cream, goat milk soaps made with oats to help soothe eczema and emulsified body scrubs. It started as a hobby to share with close friends and family, but when the feedback was received, there was no way she could not share her creations with the world. A few years after, Kristin co-founded a successful brand that was predominately for women, but saw she saw there was a need to switch things up. Realizing men are ALWAYS left out of the equation when it comes to skincare and frequent trips to Sephora, it prompted her to formulate products specifically & targeted for the wellness of all men. Her mission is not only skincare, but to create overall thought-provoking conversations pertaining to mens health and essential needs that may or may not be brought up in your favorite barber shop or a random outing with the fellas.
Klēn is luxurious products, crafted with quality, organic, and clean ingredients that are NOT clinically shown to be toxic or carcinogenic. Our belief and efforts are to create the foundation & platform to solve the problems men aren’t aware of, and/or are afraid to discuss.