European Skincare Brand KOS Paris Launches in U.S.

European skincare brand KOS Paris has launched in the U.S. // Photo by KOS Paris (KOS Paris)

KOS Paris, a beauty collection that uses plant based ingredients, is launching in the U.S. after a successful initial release in Europe.

The brand was developed in 2010 by founder Sophie Allouche, a Paris native residing near the KOS Paris factory in in Saint-Maur de Fossés. When developed seven years ago, the brand’s only offerings included oils, butters, and a scrub. After a rapid expansion, the brand’s current full line consists of over 25 products and a full professional line, including treatments for the face, body, and hair.

The full range of products and treatments are available in top spas and apothecaries across the globe, including The Ritz Paris, Hotel Le Bristol paris, Hotel Grande Bretagne Athens, and Four Seasons Hotel Hong Kong, among others. Up next, KOS Paris is planning to launch at the Peninsula Beverly Hills in December 2017.

With the help of a trained ethane botanist, KOS Paris sources rich oils and effective ingredients from across the globe, including the Amazon forests of Finland and Japan, to Maghreb and Australia. The natural properties from ingredients the brand frequents include jojoba, argon, chamomile, macadamia, and more.

The brand works exclusively with perfumers in the south of France to develop signature scenes that can be found throughout the product line. Most notably, the brand uses hints of vanilla, bergamot, and rose scents that make its products memorable.

“We looked for the most esteemed oils for the skin and found producers who cultivated plants in a way that did not disrupt the environment,” says Allouche. “KOS Paris adheres to strict standards of quality for both the raw materials and the quality of work conditions for the women who cultivate our products.”

For more on KOS Paris’ recent stateside launch, visit its U.S. website at


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