Our Mission

At KZA Cosmetics, our mission has always been to celebrate and support our community’s natural beauty and strength through our products, people, and actions. In short, if it is kind, valuable, or charitable, we want to take part.

A portion of that mission, we are committed to giving back in ways that empower women and other disadvantaged groups. That’s why 5% of all product sales are donated to a network of charitable organizations, programs, animal shelters, and more.

As of 2022, we have donated over $11,500 to those in need.

We are proud to be able to make cash and product contributions to our community. From all of us at KZA, thank you for joining our mission and making a difference.Learn more about the organizations we donate to below!

For Women:

Young Women’s Resource Center

This non-profit organization supports, educates, and advocates for girls and young women ages 10-21. Their ultimate goal is to help girls and young women become strong, self-confident, and successful. Visit their website here.

Beacon of Life

Their treatment programs address mental health and relationships as well as emotional building blocks through art therapy. Learn more about their mission here.

Dress For Success

A global non-profit organization that provides support networks, professional attire (including cosmetics), and development tools to help women thrive in both work and life for economic independence. Learn more about them here.

Dorothy’s House

A safe place for survivors of human trafficking and exploitation to discover their healing journeys. Learn more about their program and the mission we support here.

For Animals:

Animal Rescue League

Iowa’s largest non-profit animal shelter, serving people and pets from across the entire state through pet adoption, humane education, pet behavior training, animal cruelty intervention, and other programs. Visit them online here.

For Children & Teens:

Variety - The Children’s Charity

Variety – the Children’s Charity’s purpose is to serve less fortunate children who live and grow up with a severe illness, disability, or other disadvantages. Learn more about the organization’s great work here.

For the Good of All:

Gigi’s Playhouse

Gigi’s Playhouse is the only network of Down Syndrome Achievement Centers with a mission to change the way the world views Down syndrome and to send a global message of acceptance for all. Visit them online here.

Dream Catchers Foundation

This group of volunteer licensed beauty professionals use their talents to support women, men, and children with chronic or terminal illnesses feel beautiful on the inside by helping them see it on the outside. Check out their story here.

Our Story

Working as a highly successful makeup artist for over 15 years, our founder, Kelsi Ziemann, recognized a need for vegan, cruelty free products that were easy to use and even easier to shop for. To pursue this need, she returned to school and graduated from Drake University in 2015 with a degree in Marketing & Entrepreneurship.

Just three years later, KZA was awarded a utility patent for package design, which allows the user to clip coordinating lip liner and lipstick together for convenience and ease. In 2020, during the pandemic’s peak, we launched our first product: Opulent Lip Gloss, and donated 10% of our profits to supporting young women in need.

Today, KZA Cosmetics has continued to elevate what began as a dream to make cosmetics easier to use and better for the world. All our lines are designed to deliver stunning, professional looks while never sacrificing the health of our planet or animals. Finding the right products to help you look and feel your best (without a guilty conscience) has never been easier.

Awards & Certifications

We are a TSB Certified Woman Owned Business, and a graduate of The Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses Program.