Growing up, Katini Yamaoka would sit by her grandmother's vanity and watch her apply rice extract, Tsubaki oil, and sea algae to her immaculate skin. "She would go through each ingredient and be like, 'One day you'll learn to use these. And you'll continue to keep the beautiful skin that you have.' And that really stuck with me," says Yamaoka. With that in mind, she launched a skin-care brand that combines potent plant ingredients from the cultures that shape her.