29 May 2024

Founder Spotlight: Guyana’s Karen Young and Oui the People

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Karen Young’s story begins in the vibrant streets of Brooklyn, but it’s her formative years in Guyana, that truly shaped her entrepreneurial spirit. Growing up in a family that cherished body care, Karen learned firsthand the significance of looking and feeling good. Her grandmother’s rituals—using coconut oil and tending to her skin meticulously—left an indelible mark on Karen’s soul.

Karen’s personal struggle with razor burn and ingrown hairs sparked a quest for change. She questioned why women were left with lacklustre shaving options while men enjoyed luxury razors. Observing this disparity, Karen realized that women deserved more—a shaving experience that was both luxurious and inclusive. Thus, the seeds of OUI the People were sown.

In 2015, Karen took a leap of faith and founded OUI the People, an inclusive body-care brand. The name transition from “OUI Shave” to “OUI the People” symbolized her unwavering commitment to celebrating everyone’s unique beauty experiences. Her mission? To revolutionize shaving by offering state-of-the-art, hand-crafted razor blades from Germany.

Karen’s vision extends beyond mere shaving. She recognizes that dry skin often leads to various skin inflammations. Enter the Featherweight Hydrating Body Gloss Serum, OUI the People’s best-selling product. This serum delivers true hydration without the greasy aftermath, penetrating deep into the skin’s layers.

But it’s not just about products; it’s about community. OUI the People embraces non-binary customers, emphasizing inclusivity. Karen’s journey embodies resilience, creativity, and a steadfast commitment to positive impact. Her brand thrives, reminding us that beauty should be accessible to all.

Oui the People is available on the brand’s website and Sephora.

Source: ouithepeople.com

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