One of the primary reasons that I started the Branding and Packaging category on IAMTHELAB is to showcase real products with exceptional design. As I’ve mentioned before, there are a lot of concept projects on Behance and Pinterest, so it takes a bit of time to find actual products to share. With that said, I’m thrilled to share with you KUNYE. This line of handcrafted skincare has been perfectly paired with Studiolake’s excellent branding. The minimalistic packaging was designed by a local Vancouver artist and compliments the branding quite well. Learn more about the brand, the logo design and the product line below. Visit Studiolake’s portfolio here and start your KUNYE skincare journey here.
About the design:
Kunye is a line of skin care products, handmade by Melissa Nkomo. She designs her products for each individuals skin, using only the freshest and highest quality ingredients available.
In isiZulu, Kunye means ‘One’ – which reflects the essence of the brand. It is about taking time for yourself, taking care of your skin and only enhance it with natural products.
Lake created her brand, stationery and packaging. The wordmark used the idea of ‘One’ by integrating the number into the letter ‘K’. The pattern created is based on a microscopic view of healthy skin cells, which form beautiful and mesmerizing shapes.
The packaging is designed to be versatile and economic. Kunye is a starting business with a large amount of products in different shapes and sizes. In order to keep printing cost down, Lake created a system that works for the large variety of labels.
About the brand:
BETTER SKIN THROUGH BETTER CARE
Kunye designs products to topically support skin function using the most effective superfood, mineral, fermented, and botanical ingredients.
Each product is meticulously blended by hand and formulated with consciously curated ingredients intended to heal, hydrate, nourish, and protect. We believe that products should do as they say and that natural can be highly functional as well as completely beautiful.
We blend in small batches to avoid the use of unnecessary preservatives and to maintain a more ethical and sustainable production practice. Each formula is housed in recyclable glass packaging to reduce waste and minimize environmental impact.
MORE WITH LESS
Kunye products are multi-functional, gender neutral and can be mixed and matched for a customized skin care experience.
We believe that self-care is needlessly complicated. So we’ve created simple formulas that eliminate anything that is not essential – such as water, fillers, surfactants, and toxic preservatives – so that you get more of the naturally active botanical goodness that directly benefits your skin and products that you can be sure won’t compromise your health.
Simple products and practices mean fewer products and fewer steps in your regime and more benefits for your skin .