Fanny Coste, a French cosmetic scientist with over 18 years of experience, has worked all over the world including her personal favorite, Japan. Her first job had her developing antiperspirants, which she knew could be better if only she could formulate them to work with your skin microbiome rather than against it. She was constantly getting requests from her friends and family for a natural deodorant, but she knew that those ‘kitchen recipes’ weren’t always effective.
Chelsi Oestreich has been in the beauty industry for over 20 years specializing in Marketing and Product Development. She started her career at Laura Mercier when the brand was just coming to life and it was here that she fell in love with working for entrepreneurial brands. After rising to the VP level, she joined several other young brands, each time building positioning stories, strong product lines and marketing campaigns to catapult the brands to success. She then turned to consulting, advising in all aspects from corporate structure, marketing, product and ecommerce.
When Fanny decided to develop and manufacture her own formulas, she partnered with Chelsi and Kinkō was born.
Kinkō brings together science along with the clean formulas of Japan and the elegance of French beauty and is the safe, non-toxic personal care brand that works with your skin’s natural microbiome for better skin health.