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“ On a trip to the Himalayas I came across a small group of women who were struggling to keep their farms profitable. They introduced me to a couple of the products they had created and I loved the simplicity of it all - a formulation that had been passed down generations and a strong need to use Mother Nature’s bounty to look beautiful. I came away from that trip brimming with ideas on what I could do to help this group who had urged me to do something for them. I had my hands full with another entrepreneurial venture at the time but something in me or rather in the farmers pushed me to take this project on. 

I had worked in the beauty industry so I had an understanding of what the business involved and coupled with my own commitment to living a ‘nature driven’ lifestyle I decided to plunge into Kanai. 

Kanai’s emphasis is on making nature the star of the product and avoid carcinogenic ingredients that are known to affect human health. Using ingredients like Apricot, Turmeric, Aloe Vera, Reetha, Manjistha, Sesame and Avocado, we build products that promise to enhance and beautify naturally. Our promise to the customer is that at least 95% of the ingredients used will be natural and ethically sourced by using fair trade practices. 

Our idea of beauty doesn’t just limit itself to the body but also to the heart. And what better way to prove it than to be kind and give back to those that deserve it the most? Kanai remains committed to never testing on animals and giving away proceeds from the sale of each product to the Rural Development Institute which works to address the needs of women, children and adolescents in some of the remotest parts of the Himalayas. 

I firmly believe that beauty is skin deep. With our products we ensure that we’re putting out the best that Mother Nature has to offer and with our commitment to uplift the often ignored sections of society we endeavor to prove that true beauty comes from kindness, thoughtfulness and a sense of responsibility. ”

- Aditi M Gaur

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