Who are we?

We are makou, a skincare brand made in the USA in small batches and sent directly to you. We make it easy to care for yourself even when you don’t feel like it. We live in a culture today that glamorizes self care and sometimes it is hard to keep up. Isn’t self care supposed to make you feel good, not like you are caring for yourself wrong? Our Everything Essence is your one-step skincare routine that takes the place of your 12 step routine when you just aren’t feeling it. All of our ingredients are high quality and pure. So pure, in fact, that you could eat them. (Though we would not advise because they might taste kinda bad tbh.)



Our Founder

Hi! My name is Allison and I am the founder of makou skin. My skin journey has been life long. As a pre teen I struggled with all of the classic pre teen skin situations. Oily skin with black heads and acne. Sounds about right, huh? Then into adulthood, my problems really didn't go away like I thought they would. Take all of those pre teen issues and add in dull skin and the beginnings of wrinkles, I was concerned to say the least. I tried EVERYTHING. So many washes and scrubs, moisturizers and peels went onto my face and nothing worked. It wasn't until I discovered the true power of natural ingredients that things began to turn around. All along I thought they weren’t going to work or be strong enough to handle my skin issues and then BAM. I tried out a ton of different combinations and had a whole 12 step skincare routine that was finally starting to work. Then I ran into another problem…I’m too lazy and I don’t always have time to do a whole routine. So this posed another problem that I couldn’t quite work out. So began my formulation for the perfect one-step skincare routine. I worked for years coming up with the perfect formula to take care of all of my major skin concerns. My Everything Essence addresses acne, blackheads, dullness, dryness, dark spots, scarring and discoloration at their core and nurtures these problems back to health using the nourishing power of nature.