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akar Skin Banner | Dr. Koala


Inspired by Tibet’s ageless beauty, Akar’s nutrient-packed essentials bring indulgent ritual to an everyday self-care routine. Nourishing for all skin types, genders and ages, Akar harmonizes Eastern wisdom with western living to align inner peace with outer beauty 

Slow Beauty

It is these values commonly seen amongst Tibetans from all walks of life, which inspired us to create a ritual that is effortless and uncomplicated for the modern-day user. Like a deep meditation practice, we endeavor to promote slow beauty: the act of caring for self and skin by simplifying and suspending time while performing gentle skincare rituals.

akar red

Tibetan red is a life force. It is a fiery passion, representing the strength of their will as it adorns the walls inside their temples and outside their palace. It is also earthly solemnity, representing dignity, devotion, and their pride for their culture and way of life.

Unlock the mysteries of beauty wisdom with akar red.

Founder's Story

Kate started in the world of investment banking. In an accident, she was rushed into emergency surgery.

The surgery prompted Kate to take a break. As she stepped back and evaluated her life, she realized that change was sorely needed. Taking a trip to Tibet was the first step of her recovery, as it seemed to be the polar opposite of her previous lifestyle.

But it turned out Tibet had more to offer than rest and resort.

The ancient land was fertile with wisdom and knowledge, apparent in the generosity of the locals. This way of life is deeply rooted in the culture, as Tibetans are conscious about maintaining a harmonious balance with the environment.

Core ingredients

In Tibet, Kate came across what would become Akar's two core ingredients, sea buckthorn and goji berry and learned about their time-honed benefits. The raw, unadulterated nature of these berries touched her on a personal level. After incorporating these ingredients into her skincare routine, she felt the need to share her fruitful results and that was how Akar came about.