NAMAKA was founded in 2018, when two beach-loving design and beauty enthusiast friends from from St. Petersburg, Florida got together and envisioned a new wave of caring for skin.
Their main agenda behind founding NAMAKA? To empower adventurous, bold, vibrant women with products that enhance their natural beauty and deliver “happy skin.”
MEET THE FOUNDERS:
Lauren Albano is a quirky Florida kid who lives and breathes everything it has to offer. Whether it’s the pristine landscapes, tropical wildlife, laidback lifestyle, innovative foods or it’s ever-growing art scene; she finds inspiration around every corner.
Ever since Lauren was a kid, she has had her hands in something creative; and continues to fill her days with all things design. As an adult, she incorporated her love of design with her love of skin care to help find ways to her passions of both nature and beauty.
Alix Brett was born and raised in St. Petersburg, Florida, and is fueled by any and every thing water, travel, art and fashion-related. After working in advertising, she went on to become Creative Director of a B2B beauty startup where her love for preventative, effective, safe, natural beauty products grew.
Between formulating new products, branding small businesses, and writing, she spends her time with a motley crew including her Saint Bernard, Viszla mix and two cats named Lunchbox and Shrimp.