I’m Tara-Tekahentakhwa my name means “picking up,” or “holding the earth.”
Home is on the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne where Niawen Skincare was Founded and created, while I was recovering from cancer at age 37. In Mohawk, “Niawen” means “to give thanks” or ‘thank you.” So I was in a “giving thanks” frame of mind.
Looking to fill a need. One I felt deeply about. And one spiritually tied to a culture that isn’t represented on the shelves of Sephora — I bet you’ve felt this need, too:
Crazy but I couldn’t find any skincare products that were for me. No night cream, daily moisture, cleansers, serums or anything for glowing, beautiful skin had anything to do with my Mohawk native roots or traditions. These things are radically important to me.
Researching started, I went to spa and manufacturing conventions. Toured labs. Googled. But nothing. Not even in Native American casino spas!
Most importantly, I knew I had to create Niawen….A line that fuses the best of nature and science (for incredible results) with the sacred power of our traditions (and their proven healing effects).
Our ancestors knew and used the spiritual healing medicinal uses of mother earth. We are honored to bring you a Native American herbal legacy that live on thru each our products. To have you gathered here, and join us in holding the earth — conquer whatever is thrown at us — by taking part in the new tradition that is Niawen.