KKT Consultants, a leading sustainable beauty product development and cosmetic formulation company, is thrilled to announce the appointment of Katie Harris as its new Chief Business Development Officer (CBDO) this August 2023. Harris, recognized by her peers for her commitment to client services, brings over a decade of experience and a proven record of success in B2B sales and relationship management as KKT Consultants continue to expand beyond skin care.
Since its launch in March 2020, KKT Consultants has become the go-to resource for top brands like Kopari, Bloomi, May Lindstrom Skin, One Love Organics, Peach and Lily, Wildling, and Goop to develop efficacious, clean, and sustainable products coveted by consumers. To date, it has developed over 500 formulas in skin care, hair care, body care, sexual wellness, baby care, sun care, oral care, and even pet care categories, all with an emphasis on thoughtful innovations, safer formulations, and science-forward products. From product conception to its last drop, the chemists led by Koestline consult brands on every aspect of ways to reduce their carbon footprint and environmental impact without compromising efficacy or cosmetic elegance. This includes sustainable ingredient discovery and development, supporting greener manufacturing practices, and championing more transparency.
“We are thrilled to bring Katie on the KKT Consultants team in order to better serve our growing clientele,” said Krupa Koestline, founder and CEO of KKT Consultants. “Combining her extensive relationships and industry insights, we can serve even more brands looking for fact-based solutions regarding clean and sustainable product development.
Harris is actively involved in the Society of Cosmetic Chemists. Prior to joining KKT Consultants, Harris focused on the sales of raw materials and ingredients at Glenn Corporation, a sustainability-forward personal care supplier company, where she was awarded the Scott Trippel Award in 2020 and the 2022 Above and Beyond Account Manager award as voted by her peers.
“Having worked with Krupa since before she launched KKT Consultants, I’ve been motivated and inspired by her vision and creativity in clean and sustainable product development,” said Harris. “I look forward to expanding the company alongside Krupa by bringing in new opportunities and brand partners.”
While known for their award-winning formulations in skincare, KKT Consultants is expecting an increase in body care, global hair care, and sexual wellness products. The company is expected to grow by at least 40% year over year into 2024.
About KKT Consultants:
Focusing on clean and sustainable beauty, the cosmetic chemists at KKT Consultants, led by Krupa Koestline, understand the importance of innovation in today’s competitive and saturated beauty market. Savvy modern consumers demand effective products created with thoughtful innovations and safer formulations that are free of green-, clean-, and science-washing. It’s no longer about formulating products only with simple chemistry in mind. Rather, the effects active ingredients have on the entire body’s biology and health must be considered to be truly holistic. As such, KKT Consultants’ chemists formulate clean beauty products rooted in science, free of ingredients and processes with questionable safety. Based on the latest research in cosmetic chemistry, environmental science, and skin and body biology, we refuse to take shortcuts in developing products. As a result, our products are designed to be safe for consumers and the planet. For more, visit kktconsultants.com and @kktconsultants on Instagram.
About Krupa Koestline, Founder and CEO OF KKT Consultants
Cosmetic Chemist Krupa Koestline is a thought leader, trend forecaster, and industry pioneer in sustainable and clean beauty. With over a decade of experience, Koestline has created award-winning formulations with an emphasis on sustainability utilizing the latest innovations for brands like Kopari, Peach & Lily, and Tower 28. Journalists, brands, and retailers tap Krupa as their go-to expert to gain more insight into clean and sustainable beauty. In addition to features in top outlets like Allure, ELLE, and Fat Mascara, Krupa has also served as a clean-beauty guest expert for Cosmopolitan’s Clean Beauty Awards and Byrdie’s Eco Beauty Awards. She has also helped outlets like The Zoe Report and retailers like Credo update their definition of “clean beauty” to emphasize sustainability.
Prior to KKT Consultants, Krupa’s corporate roles include VP of Product Development at a leading US manufacturing company and Chief Product Officer at Pure Haven. Krupa holds a Master of Science degree in Biology, a Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology, as well as a Business Certificate in Marketing from Cornell University. She is active in organizations such as the GRMA, Green Chemistry Council, and the Society of Cosmetic Chemists.
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