PRAI Beauty: An Interview with the Animal Loving Owner - Cathy Kangas
Do you ever try a product and you're just like... WOW, that worked?!
Well, I have discovered an amazing company that I am beyond excited to share with you. As you know, I do not share companies, products or services that I don't find absolutely superb, so when I do share one... you know they impressed me.
PRAI Beauty. Have you heard of them?
They are known for their best selling throat and decolletage products. I am actually currently reviewing a few of their creams and I am blown away. (Review posts to go live soon!)
How Did I Discover Prai Beauty?
So, I had been looking for a product for my throat and decolletage area for quite some time. I've read a few articles over the years that the decolletage area can be a very sexy and attractive part of a woman.
Well, not for me! I would love to have that beautiful and glowing area that looks great in all of my clothes. But, the sad truth is that starting around age 26-27, I started getting a lot of lines and wrinkles in that area. Now that I've reached my 30's, it's even worse. My own mother has made (with love) comments.
I find myself wearing tops that hide my chest and neck area. In the winter, I wear hooded sweatshirts instead of cute tops. I'm so self conscious about it. I fear it's only going to get worse with age.
I've tried exfoliation, oils, lotions, expensive creams and nothing has helped. When I came across PRAI Beauty, I was immediately intrigued because of their unique products and great reviews.
Once I started to dig a little deeper (you know me!), I learned more about the company and was even more impressed. The owner, Cathy Kangas, is a real inspiration. She is not only a beauty industry veteran, she is an animal philanthropist. To me, this woman is the definition of doing business right.
Cathy is a board member for the Humane Society of the United States, and because she is so passionate about helping animals, she has literally built PRAI Beauty on that foundation.
After doing all of my research I thought to myself, "not only does this company have an amazing mission behind it, they have a product that can help me with my extremely difficult decolletage area? I've got to contact them!"
I reached out and asked to put their products to the test for my audience. I was floored with the results.
I love doing interviews on this blog, so was interested to interview Cathy and learn more about her company and visions. Of course, she was eager to help and provide some answers. Here you go!
Cathy, what made you decide to start PRAI Beauty?
I created PRAI Beauty because I felt the beauty industry completely shut out older women and only used younger women in advertisements for wrinkle creams and anti-aging products. This didn’t make sense to me! I wanted to create an authentic brand that celebrates and gives visibility to women 50+ and provides access to great skincare at an affordable price. When women love their skin it’s a tremendous confidence booster!
You say the heart of your brand is your love for animals, what do you mean by that?
My great passion for animals has always been the driving force behind my brand. I was determined to create a brand that would not only help women feel good but inspire them to do good. It’s extremely important to me to give a voice to animals in need. That’s why a portion of every PRAI Beauty purchase goes to animal rescue efforts across the globe.
You are proudly Cruelty-Free and Leaping Bunny certified; can you explain that for us?
Leaping Bunny certification is regarded as the global gold standard for cruelty free cosmetics. It ensures that all our products are 100% cruelty-free and never tested on animals!
You focus on giving back through your company, why is this important to you and what are some ways you give back?
It’s very important to me to give back through my company. In addition to the charitable arm of PRAI Beauty (PRAI for PAWS), my foundation, The Cathy Kangas Foundation for Animals, supports a variety of animal welfare efforts and has rescued more than 6,000 animals nationwide. We also participate in Beauty with Benefits on HSN that contributes a portion of proceeds to Cancer and Careers to empower people with cancer in the workplace. I also serve on the board of the Humane Society of the United States and a local charity, Adopt-a-Dog. I’ve always felt compelled to give a voice to the voiceless and to
stand up for the causes that are near and dear to my heart.
What is PRAI for PAWS?
With our PRAI for Paws initiative, a portion of every single sale goes to fund animal welfare projects we care about. We’re particularly proud of our Free the Shelters campaign which sponsors the adoption fees for thousands of rescue animals, helping them find their forever homes. This past April, we sponsored free adoptions at 10 shelters across the country to help ease the burden during the pandemic. By the end of the month, we had found homes for more than 1,200 animals!
Do you have a current favorite product or two we should definitely check out?
My #1 favorite product and our global bestseller is of course our Ageless Throat & Decolletage Creme. It can take you from “Turkey Neck” to “Swan” in just seven days. The neck is an area most women feel self-conscious about and our customers love that they can see a difference immediately. My other favorite product is our 24K Gold Precious Oil Drops. It’s a beautiful blend of real 24K Gold, Bulgarian Rose and our precious PRAI oil. It gives you a tremendous glow like no other product!
We love that you have products for the throat and decolletage, why is this an important area to include in your beauty routine?
The neck & decolletage has been a long-forgotten area. Almost all beauty brands focus on products for the the face and eyes, so women forget to take care of the skin below the chin. This area is so important because the skin is thinner and can age 20 times faster than the face! That’s why we created a targeted line of products designed specifically to address the signs of aging that occur on the neck like crepey skin, sunspots, and tree trunk lines. We’ve become known globally as “The Neck Authority”. Once women start using our products, they’re no longer covering up with scarves, instead they feel confident showing off their favorite tops and necklaces – it’s truly life changing!
So there you have it! When you purchase from PRAI Beauty, not only are you getting a great product... you're doing good for animals because a part of each sale goes to great causes. PRAI Beauty gives back in so many ways. What an incredible company to support.
My Final Thoughts
I think what I love so much about PRAI Beauty (besides the animal love!) is that they focus on targeted solutions for problem areas that a lot of other companies seem to overlook. They say their products are guaranteed to make a visible difference in 7 days (and so far for me, they were making visible differences in less time than that!) I don't know about you, but that's my kind of product! From the packaging to the actual product itself, the quality is exceptional. They have so many products to choose from, I just want to use them all!
Thank you so much PRAI Beauty and Cathy for taking the time to do this interview!
To explore PRAI Beauty's website, visit: https://praibeauty.com/
This post is for educational purposes only and is not meant to be professional or medical advice of any kind. You should always consult your Doctor before doing anything. Because I love PRAI Beauty so much, I joined their affiliate program meaning posts on this website may contain affiliate links. Affiliate programs provide a way for me to earn income, but all opinions are my own and I pride myself on only working with companies I truly love and support. This is not a paid posting. I was gifted products from PRAI Beauty to review after I reached out to them.