We had the amazing opportunity to connect with the founder of BKIND, Marilyne Bouchard and ask some questions to learn more about the story behind the products. Keep reading to find out how BKIND is making an impact.
Who are you and what is your relation to BKIND? Tell us one fun fact about yourself.
My name is Marilyne Bouchard, and I am the founder of BKIND.
Why do shoppers love BKIND products?
I think the customers love BKIND because each ingredient put into the products is carefully chosen to offer high quality products that will suit any skin type. In order to offer the best products, they’re not only good for the user, but they’re also good for everything around us since they are locally made in Quebec, eco-friendly, vegan and cruelty-free!
How did BKIND get started?
BKIND was born in 2014 in my apartment located in Verdun, Montreal. I am a recipient of a bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in microbiology and BKIND is the result of the combination between my interest for natural cosmetics and the knowledge acquired during my studies in microbiology.
What’s your favorite thing about BKIND?
At BKIND, we pay particular attention to every detail when making our products, from the choice of ingredients to the packaging of the final product. That’s why we recently introduced OceanBound Plastic into our packaging: some of our tubes are made with plastic found on ocean banks, turning cleaner oceans into durable and recyclable packaging. We also use 100% recyclable and locally printed cardboard boxes that have the FSC mention, which means that forests have been responsibly treated.
Do you have any stories of how you have seen BKIND’s impact play out? Please share!
The welfare of animals is really important to us at BKIND. This is why we are proud of being certified as a 100% vegan and cruelty free company by the Leaping Bunny Program! Every year, we also donate 2% of our sales to a different shelter or organization helping animals. In 2019, we donated to Blitz Rescue, in 2020, we donated to Refuge Pageau and, this year, we are donating 2% of our sales to SOS Miss Dolittle, a shelter for wildlife located in Quebec.
Why did you create BKIND?
I have been developing my own body products for a long time before starting BKIND. I always had a very sensitive and reactive skin and I soon realized that the products found in pharmacies and large stores did not suit my skin at all, which pushed me to lean towards natural ingredients to quickly realize the power of them on my skin.
Thank you so much Marilyne for taking the time to answer our questions! Learn more about BKIND and check out their products here.