Q & A with Kat Burki

Kat Burki


How did you get into skincare after studying nutrition, health law and health policy? 

Growing up in an academic household, I basically “tunnel visioned” my way through undergraduate and grad school. I was always surrounded by my mother’s nutrition and wellness books growing up so this focus was a natural fit for me.
I took every Nutrition class available in my undergraduate studies, and loved every moment of it. I decided to pursue a Health Law Degree post-graduation, so that I could work in Health Policy and apply my nutritional background to the healthcare world.

When I was introduced in 2011 to “outside the box” skincare formulators, I was immediately hooked. Imagine being able to heal the skin (your biggest organ!) through nutritional remedies? This was also the first time I realized how many skincare preparations out there not only contained chemicals, but like many processed foods, did not even possess anything good for you or to help your skin to heal itself.

This was my lightbulb moment. 

This indirect path led me to create a skincare line Powered by Nutritional Science. I wanted to change the landscape of traditional skincare. Skin cells are constantly renewing – by tapping into this renewal (healing) process, and with the correct nutrient complexes, you can actually achieve better skin now than you had in your youth. This is skincare reimagined.
Do you have a favorite product? 

Bio Correcting Face Crème
What is your daily skincare routine?

I enjoy the double cleanse of KB5 Calming Cleanser, followed by the Vitamin C Nourishing Balm, it leaves my skin cleansed but also healthy and hydrated.  I follow this with our Goji Essence, the potent combination of Lactic Acid and Neuropeptides has a softening, flawless blurring effect.  I use our new Nutrient C Eye cream, as I really like the fact that is lightweight, quickly absorbed and makes my eye area come alive.  Last but not least is the Bio Correction Creme, I can not live without it.  It is formulated to heal the skin and I can almost see that happening before my eyes.

Your Vitamin C face cream has been hugely successful. What is it in Vitamin C that is so beneficial for the skin? 

We use a stabilized form of Vitamin C called STAY-C.  We chose this for its ability to stay intact longer while packaged, and through to skin’s absorption.  This form has also shown to limits the damage of UV exposure by protecting against free radical damage through clinical studies.  We combine this with Reishi mushroom, a super anti-aging agent on its own, knows as the mushroom of immortality, as its proven to help increase the absorption of Vitamin C.   Our C Cream is lightweight and quick to be absorbed which I think it a plus for everyone.  Make Up Artist love it due to its quick absorption for make application and its instant radiance effects on the runway.
What benefits does the pH and enzyme essence have?

PH + Enzyme Essence was created to help balance the skin’s PH level.  You want to see the skin slightly acidic to ward against environmental damage and bacteria. It always possesses fruit enzymes which add a mild exfoliation which assist the skin with healthy cellular turnover.  
How often can the lift and fill marine collagen gel be used? 

We recommend using AM and PM as a serum or as needed and as a mask, it is also often mixed with foundation to smooth fine lines and added hydration.
How should customers use the Micro Firming Wand?

Apply one pump of your preferred product onto the Applicator Tip of the Micro-Firming Wand to fully activate.
- The Micro-Firming Wand operates automatically when the massage head comes into contact with your skin’s surface and treatment product. The Micro-Firming Wand must be applied onto damp or treated skin. 

- Use overlapping circular motions and massage gently into skin, targeting specific areas (around eyes, nose, or mouth) or apply all over face as treatment until fully absorbed. 

- The Micro-Firming Wand uses your own ionic energy to activate and cannot be used on others unless holding hands, completing the ionic bond. 

- The device automatically shuts off when no longer in contact with skin. It also shuts off once product is absorbed. 

- Do not wash/immerse the Micro-Firming Wand in water. 

- Wipe with damp/dry cloth or sanitise with alcohol wipes. 

What are your diet tips for maintaining a healthy skin? 

Nothing you can ingest will directly impact your skin as topical skin products can, that is the wonderful part of skin care, you can directly impact its health, and renewal by applying the right formulas directly to it - there is no digestion needed first.  But for food, you need to first make sure that you are not eating anything that your particular body finds inflammatory – a good rotation elimination diet will help you determine this. Common food groups that are inflammatory are wheat, nightshade vegetables, dairy products, and eggs. So, really an anti–inflammatory elimination is first the most important.  Water is the second!  Your skin is one of the first to show the obvious signs of dehydration.  Third is making sure you are getting the vitamins and minerals necessary for good protein (hair, nails, skin) support – you should choose vegetables that darkest in color and make sure you are getting plenty of healthy fats in your diet such as coconut oil, avocados, salmon, and almonds. 
Are your products suitable for all ages? 

Yes, our products are suited for all age types
Are you planning any exciting projects for the future?

YES! Always!  We will be rolling out a Supplement line as well Skin tint fortified with skin nutrients.