Looking for something else? Send any other questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
What payment methods do you accept?
We accept all major credit cards including Visa, American Express, Mastercard, Discover, JCB, and Diner's Club. We also accept Shopify Pay, PayPal and Apple Pay.
When will my credit card be charged?
Your credit card will be charged as soon as your order is accepted and processed.
When will my order ship?
We process + ship orders M-F, excluding holidays. Please allow 1-4 business days for orders to be processed before shipping. You'll receive a notification via email if you provide an email address (or text if you opted in for texts) when your order has shipped, along with a tracking number.
How do I check the status of my order?
You can view your order status on your Account page which is updated as soon as your payment is processed and when your order ships.
Can I make changes to my order?
Our fulfillment center works quickly, but we’ll do our best to address your request. Please contact our care team at email@example.com with your order info.
Unfortunately, we're unable to make changes to an order once it's been fulfilled.
What do I do if my product was damaged?
We're sorry to hear that! Contact our care team at firstname.lastname@example.org with your order number, and we'll take care of you.
Where do you ship?
We ship to all 50 states in the United States, US Territories, and APO/FPO.
Do you offer international shipping?
Not at this time, but we hope to offer international shipping in the future. If you sign-up to receive our emails or follow us on Instagram, you'll be the first to know when we're able to ship internationally!
What shipping methods do you offer?
Due to COVID-19 precautions and higher shipping volumes, shipping carriers are experiencing delays across the U.S. Please allow additional time for your Kinship package to arrive. We thank you in advance for your understanding -- we are so grateful for your business.
- Standard Shipping (4-8 business days after fulfillment) for a flat rate of $5. Standard Shipping is free for all orders $40+. You may experience longer delivery times if you're shipping to Alaska, Hawaii, US Territories, and APO/FPO.
- 2-Day Expedited Shipping (2 business days after fulfillment). Shipping costs are calculated at checkout. Expedited Shipping is only available for the 48 contiguous states, excluding AK, HI, APO/FPO and P.O. Boxes.
- Next Day Shipping (1 business day after fulfillment). Shipping costs are calculated at checkout. Overnight shipping is only available for the 48 contiguous states, exclusing AK, HI, APO/FPO and P.O. Boxes.
Is Kinship still shipping orders due to COVID-19?
Yes, Kinship is still shipping, and we thank you for supporting our small business. We are working hard to ensure all orders are shipped as soon as possible. However, due to higher volumes of orders, you may experience some small delays in receiving your Kinship. We thank you in advance for your patience!
We are closely following the guidelines of health officials to ensure the health and safety of all of our employees and warehouse team. Please stay safe + be well.
What shipping carriers does Kinship use?
We use UPS, DHL, and USPS, depending on your location and speed. UPS and DHL often handoff to USPS for the final leg of delivery to your doorstep.
Returns + Exchanges
What is the Feel Good Guarantee?
Let’s face it. Trying new skincare takes time, amirite? That’s why we offer the Feel Good Guarantee to try Kinship, risk-free. If you’re not totally in love within 30 days, no worries. We’ll make it right. Just contact email@example.com.
Note: On the Glow Bag, Uplift Ur Gift, and Hyram x Kinship Sea the Good set are final sale.
Holiday returns: orders placed between November 25, 2020 - December 25, 2020 are eligible for returns until January 25, 2021 with the original order information.
How do I start a return?
Contact our care team at firstname.lastname@example.org within 30 days of receiving your order, and we'll make it right. Just be sure to include your order number in your email.
I received Kinship as a gift. Can I return or exchange it?
We're sorry to hear you didn't love your gift! Contact our care team at email@example.com.
Please note that we will need the original order number to refund to the orginal payment method or exchange.
How long does it take to process a return and receive a refund?
Please allow approximately 5-10 business days for credit card refunds to process.
You will be refunded to your original form of payment. Please note, original shipping charges are not refundable.
How long does it take to see results?
Most of our products are fast acting and you can see results in 1-2 days, but to see true transformation it generally takes 2-3 weeks.
Can I use Kinship with other skincare products?
Yes. Kinship may be used with other skincare products. Consult your physician before using Kinship if you are using prescription facial products or peels, or are undergoing dermatologic procedures.
Can I use Kinship if I have sensitive skin?
We recommend a patch test before starting any new skincare regimen. To patch test, apply a small amount of the product on the lower jaw. Wait 1-2 minutes before proceeding. If any redness, irritation or swelling develops, please discontinue use of the product and contact our care team at firstname.lastname@example.org.
What if I see little bumps on my skin after using Kinship?
With any new skincare regimen, the skin may go through a purging process. Developing small bumps can happen as dirt + oil are pulled from pores, and skin is exfoliated and detoxified. These bumps typically subside within 3-4 days and should not be a concern. If the bumps do not disappear, discontinue use and consult your physician as you may be sensitive to one or more ingredients in Kinship. Please contact our care team at email@example.com for further assistance.
Is it safe to use Kinship if I am pregnant or breastfeeding?
Consult your physician before using Kinship if you are pregnant or breastfeeding. Pimple Potion contains Retinal which should be avoided during pregnancy and breastfeeding.
Do your products have expiration dates?
The over-the-counter products (Pimple Potion + Self Reflect) have the expiration date listed on the package. All other products have an approximate 2 year shelf life once opened.
Are your products safe for kids/all ages?
We have formulated Kinship for younger skin, but please consult your physician and patch-test the products on anyone under 18.
Is Kinship cruelty-free? Does Kinship test products on animals?
Kinship is cruelty free and certified by Leaping Bunny. Neither our ingredients nor finished products are tested on animals.
Are Kinship products vegan?
All Kinship products are vegan with the exception of Insta Swipe, which has a small amount of honey in it.
Are Kinship products gluten-free?
All Kinship products are gluten-free.
Are Kinship products paraben-free?
All Kinship products are paraben-free.
Are Kinship products chemical-free?
Kinship formulates to EU standards and does not use chemicals that are potentially harmful to health or the environment.
Are Kinship products all-natural?
There is no official definition for “natural” in skincare or cosmetics. We are committed to clean, clinically-tested ingredients that are kind-to-skin. Kinbiome™️ and many of our active ingredients (i.e., avocado oil, papaya enzymes, coconut, turmeric, watermelon, marshmallow root) are plant-based, harnessing the benefits of polyphenols, prebiotics and antioxidants from nature. Synthetic ingredients such as preservatives are only used when needed to maintain shelf stability.
Are your products organic?
The majority of our ingredients are plant-based ingredients sourced from nature and we include certified organic ingredients whenever possible. All certified organic ingredients are noted in our ingredients lists, denoted with an (*).
Are Kinship products fragrance-free?
Kinship products do not contain synthetic fragrances which are known to be potential allergens and are often made with petrochemicals and phthalates. Instead we use botanically-based essential oils and natural essences that have an uplifting scent and can help enhance the beauty of the skin.
Is Kinship FDA-compliant?
Kinship complies with all US FDA protocols. Kinship also proudly complies with European Union and Health Canada safety standards for cosmetics—the strictest in the industry.
Are Kinship products preservative-free?
Kinship products contain proven, safe, broad-spectrum cosmetic preservatives such as phenoxyethanol and ethylhexlglycerin to ensure the shelf life and stability of the products. These preservatives are accepted by the European Union safety standards.
Is Kinship non-GMO?
Yes, Kinship does not contain any genetically modified ingredients.
How does Kinship rate on the EWG scale?
The majority of Kinship's ingredients rate a "1" or "2" on the EWG scale.
Are there any allergens in your products?
Here is a list of potential allergens in Kinship. Please consult your doctor before using Kinship if you are concerned with any of these ingredients:
NAKED PAPAYA: Non-GMO Soy-derived Lecithin (although Soy lecithin doesn’t contain the protein responsible for the allergic reaction in soy), Cacao Butter; PIMPLE POTION: Non-GMO Soy-derived Lecithin, Retinal (Vitamin A), Essential Oils of Lavender, Rosemary, Ylang Ylang, Litsea Cubeba; SUPERMELLO: Vitamin C, Non-GMO Soy-derived Lecithin; INSTA SWIPE: Pineapple Extract, Lemon Oil, Salicylic Acid; SELF-REFLECT: Non-GMO Soy-derived Lecithin, Shea Butter
Is Kinship dairy-free? Soy-free? Nut-free?
Yes, Kinship is dairy-free (and vegan, except for Insta Swipe, which contains a small amount of honey).
The soy-derived lecithin we use doesn't contain the protein responsible for allergic reactions to soy, but consult with your physician if you have allergies.
NAKED PAPAYA contains cacao seed butter and jojoba oil; SUPERMELLO contains cacao seed butter, tamanu oil and a small amount of coconut oil; SELF-REFLECT has shea butter and jojoba oils.
What is Kinbiome?
Kinbiome™ is our proprietary microbiome technology – a plant-based pre-probiotic – derived from the fermentation of lactobacillus to support a strong natural skin barrier. A strong skin barrier is linked to smooth, fresh, even tone and radiant skin versus dry, irritated, sensitive or acne-prone skin.
What is Ocean Waste Plastic?
Ocean Waste Plastic (OWP) is a sustainable solution for the plastic pollution issue in our world's oceans, developed by our partners at Pack Tech. The plastic waste that is already in the oceans or areas nearby is collected by local fisherman and then cleaned + converted into new packaging.
Where does the Ocean Waste Plastic come from?
Kinship's OWP is primarily collected in and around the Java Sea, the beaches of Bali, Indonesia, and the rivers Mahanadi and Mithi in India.
You can learn more about the collection process for Kinship x Ocean Waste Plastic here.
Is Ocean Waste Plastic recyclable?
Yes! Our OWP jars, lids and liners are recyclable (PE #1 and PP #5). We always advise that you check with your local recycling programs to see what materials are accepted.
Do you test your products on animals?
No! We are cruelty free and certified by Leaping Bunny. Neither our ingredients nor finished products are tested on animals.
Is Kinship made in the USA?
Yes, Kinship is formulated and made in the USA.
How do I recycle my empty Kinship packaging?
Less than 10% of plastic waste is recycled—we can change this! While Kinship packages in Ocean Waste + post-consumer recycled plastic, there’s more we can do to close the loop. Here are a few steps:
1) KEEP 'EM CLEAN: To ensure your empties get recycled, be sure to clean + dry them out. Rules vary by city, but removing any residue will reduce the chance of contamination.
- Tubes: cut partway into them with scissors + remove excess product. Be sure to keep the tube in one piece.
- Jars: wipe + replace the caps
- Bottles: rinse + dry. Set aside the pump, which is one of those hard-to-recycle items (and see Step 3)
✨Check out the Recycling Guide in our highlighted stories at @lovekinship ✨
2) KEEP IT LOCAL: Next, check with your local curbside recycling programs to see if they accept your empties. Kinship is packaged in recyclable plastic #1, 2 and 5.
- Bottle #1, Collar/Cap #5
- Jars #1, Cap #5, Disc #2
- Tube #2, Cap #1 (Pimple Potion) or #5 (Self Reflect)
OR drop-off packaging with a local retailer that offers in-store recycling (Target and Credo Beauty)
3) If there isn’t a local recycling option, Kinship will take back your empties + recycle them with Terracycle.
- Collect 3 or more empties: at least 1 must be Kinship, but we’ll take back other brands’ empties too (including those hard-to-recycle pumps, droppers, etc)!
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your address + the estimated weight of your shipping box
- We’ll send you a shipping label + will take care of the rest! ♻️
Free Secret Lab Sample Promotion
*First 100 orders will receive a free secret lab sample of our newest product. Lab sample is clean, cruelty-free, vegan + for all skin types. Valid beginning December 29, 2020 at 12 AM PST, exclusively at lovekinship.com. While supplies last. Free secret lab sample will be automatically added to eligible carts. Excludes gift card purchases and Uplift Ur Gift. Limit one per customer. Free lab sample cannot be returned, exchanged or redeemed for cash value. Not for resale. Cannot be combined with other promotions or offers. Not valid on previous purchases. Offer terms subject to change.
Does Kinship offer any discounts or promo codes?
Sign-up for Kinship emails and you'll receive 10% off your first order. Plus, you'll be the first to hear about any upcoming promotions + other good things! You'll see the sign-up form at the bottom of every page on the site.👇
What is Afterpay?
Afterpay is a service that lets you shop + enjoy Kinship now, and pay later in four equal, interest-free installments when you pay on time.
How do I start using Afterpay?
Just add items to cart + go to checkout as usual, then select Afterpay as your payment method. If you already have an Afterpay account, log in and complete checkout in seconds. If you’re new to Afterpay, you can sign up as you checkout by following the prompts. You’ll know if you’ve been approved within seconds, and your order will ship within a few days, as it would with any other form of payment. Enjoy!
You’ll pay for your order in four, interest-free equal installments when you pay on time, every two weeks.
Are there extra fees if I use Afterpay?
There are no fees associated with your Afterpay order as long as installments are paid on time, according to the payment schedule (provided at the time of order approval). If you are overdue on a payment, Afterpay automatically applies a grace period (usually 10 days unless otherwise noted) without you having to do anything. Late fees are incurred if payment is not made within the disclosed grace period time frame.
How does the Afterpay schedule work?
When using Afterpay, your first payment is made at the time of purchase. The remaining three payments are then charged automatically to your selected payment method every two weeks in installments. If you would like to make additional unscheduled payments before they are due, you may log into Afterpay to make your payments early. Afterpay will then adjust the amount owed accordingly. You can log into your Afterpay account any time to view your payment schedule or make a payment before the next due date.
What if I can’t make an Afterpay payment?
If you can’t make a payment, you’ll be charged a late fee. For more details, please see Afterpay’s terms and conditions: Afterpay Purchase Payment Agreement (link: https://www.afterpay.com/purchase-payment-agreement)
When do my items ship if I use Afterpay?
Your items ship just as they would with any order, after your first Afterpay payment. You’ll receive an shipping confirmation email with tracking details once it ships. You can choose standard shipping or other shipping methods for an additional fee. Check out our Shipping FAQs [link to shipping faqs] for more on our shipping methods.
Does your 30-day Feel Good Guarantee still apply if I use Afterpay?
Absolutely! Contact our care team at email@example.com to start a return. Afterpay will be notified of any refunds and adjust payments accordingly.
Where can I find out more about Afterpay?
If you have a question or concern about your Afterpay order or payment, please contact Afterpay support at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also find out more about Afterpay and visit their help page here.
Where can I buy Kinship skincare products?
Find the widest selection + exclusive Kinship products at lovekinship.com.
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We're sorry to see you go! To opt-out, just click the 'unsubscribe' link at the bottom of your email. Please allow 2-3 business days for changes to take effect.
How can I collaborate with Kinship?
Thanks for your interest in Kinship! Since we’re a small, indie brand, we don’t have a formal collab program just yet but feel free to fill out this form so our team will be able to get in touch with you if an opportunity arises.