About Us

We’re no Mother Theresa. But we are kind to the pore.

We are real people with real skin (and everything that comes with it!) And we know that real people want products that work. Botanicals proven to soften lines and protect the skin from all the unkindness the world throws at it. That’s why every aspect of our products has been thoughtfully, intentionally formulated. No nonsense here. Just ingredients that get you glowing. How do we know? Because they’ve worked on us. Check out our ingredient page to discover the sweet treats we have in store for your skin.

Our vision is clear.

In our vision the world looks a whole lot more kind. Not saccharine sweet. But authentic and generous. We want to share with people the remarkable benefits of clean, multifunctional skin care, utilizing gold standard ingredients like hemp, vitamins A, C, and E, peptides, aloe, avocado, and coconut (just to namedrop a few) — redefining how simple it can be to get a beautiful glow. We aim to create a community that supports one another with a little kindness and a whole lot of sass. And even beyond that, we want to be part of a world that finds more kindness through authenticity, thoughtfulness, and that glorious butterfly effect that begins, first… with loving ourselves.

Cofounders, Mary Katherine Schenkel and Suzanne Zelov, are native Southerners, the ultimate besties, and complete skin care junkies. In early 2018 they discovered they both had been successfully using hemp extract, and in their discussions, they began to notice that it was remarkably improving the look of their skin. Conspiring to expand on that, they worked with cosmetic chemists with over 30 years experience to create age defying skin care that brings the most clinically proven effective ingredients to Sweet & Kind’s skin and body formulations.