Karen Harwood, Founder
“I’m the person who tried everything to fix my skin; a strict diet, alternative therapies, uninspiring over-the-counter creams. I spent a decade trying to figure out the cause of my flare-ups. Despite having access to the most luxurious skincare, every new product I tried while working in my beauty job further aggravated my skin. To make it worse, there were no answers as to why my skin was reacting the way it was.
My flare-ups were red, raw and painful, which meant I couldn’t use makeup to disguise them. I felt exposed and stressed, and the greatest frustration was that even as a skincare professional, I couldn’t find a solution.
Frustrated with skincare, I made a shift to the food industry. People were becoming aware of allergens in their diet, thanks to the free-from food movement, and demanding allergen awareness in food. It struck me that many skincare products contain allergens that food products exclude, and this could be the cause for my flare-ups. I spent over five years bringing together a highly skilled team of skincare experts and together we created the world’s first Allergen Neutral™ skincare solution that eliminated food and fragrance allergens. Oodee was born, and my skin issues were resolved."