A chemical engineer by training, Kasia Maslowski dreamed of working at Neutrogena, developing skincare products.
“Unfortunately they weren’t hiring at the time,” Maslowski says. “I thought to myself, how can I get this type of R&D experience in skincare? I'll start making my own products!”
She decided to focus on lip care, especially something natural that could combat and prevent cold sores.
“As an engineer, you want to be able to solve a problem,” she says. “I created a lip balm with L-Lysine and tested it on myself for about 8 months and never got a cold sore, so I started selling them. Eventually I expanded into normal lip balms as well.”
KASIA now carries multiple products, some specifically formulated for moisture, some with SPF, so you can find the product that best fits your needs. If you are having trouble deciding, let Leonardo DiCaprio help.
“Leonardo DiCaprio came into Buck Atom's while filming in Tulsa, totally incognito, and bought our KASIA Orange!” Maslowski exclaims.
Find KASIA lip balms at Buck Atom's Cosmic Curios, 1347 E. 11th St., or online at kasialipbalms.com.
KASIA will be at several pop-ups this season, including at Flashflood Print in Kendall Whittier on Nov. 26.
Follow KASIA on instagram @kasialipbalms