our Story

We have the choice to remove fillers from our food. Shouldn't we have the choice to remove fillers from our skin? is the question we asked.

TAHNYC is founded on a single belief that everyone should have the choice to remove fillers, slip agents and texture makers from their skin.

Most traditional and “Natural” skin care products USE fillers, texture makers and slip agents which can cause dermatitis, acne, wrinkles as well as other adverse reactions.

But what if they didn’t?

TAHNYC is redefining skin care. We create skin care without added fillers, slip agents and texture makers.

Our goal is simple, you know that moment when you look in the mirror and you realize your Skin looks Awesome and you Love It! That’s what we at TAHNYC want to help you accomplish. And, for us, it starts with Dermal Wellness, we want to change your relationship with your skin.

Our focus is on replenishing Ingredients that naturally already exist in your skin. You might know them as Skin Identical or Skin Replenishing Ingredients. Essentially, we're helping your skin do the work. If you want to get your science hat on, simply put, Tahnyc is skin identical peptide driven skin care without added Fillers, Slip Agents or Texture Makers. Yep, we love powerful ingredients and happy, healthy skin.

Tahnyc is pronounced Tonic. We fell in love with the name because it’s synonymous with being restorative.

So, what does Tahnyc feel like? The best way to describe it is beautifully waterlight.

TAHNYC began with a personal journey and grew into passion that drives us. We want to share that story with you.

“It all really started after I found out that I unexpectedly developed a Contact Allergy to sesquiterpene lactones, parabens and the entire sunflower family, also knows as the Asteraceae or Compositae family which includes over 30,000 species of plants. I say unexpectedly, because I never experienced allergies as a child nor as an adult, then one day that changed.

Among many of my internal symptoms, the reactions would leave my face covered in oozing painful pustules that would crack and continue to puss for days. So when I heard from my doctors with simple instructions, ‘remove all products that contained those allergens’, little did I know that that was the easy part.

The allergic reactions left my skin sensitive and unable to tolerate fillers, slip agents and texture makers. Even after I removed all allergens from my skin, I found that my skin was still exceptionally reactive and not going back to ‘normal’. Being sensitive or reactive to additives in Skin Care is not so unusual, quite a large number of people who are tested are reactive or allergic to ingredients found in cosmetics. I realized then it wasn't about going back to normal, that would never happen, this was and still is, my new normal.

I remember the moment TAHNYC began so clearly. I was standing in Whole Foods looking for a dish sponge, I picked up the Twist Naked Sponge and that's when you might say I lost it. ‘Wait, I can pick up a filler free sponge, I can get a filler free toothpaste, but I can't find filler free skin care!?!’ That was the moment that TAHNYC was born, after, of course I cried in the Whole Foods cleaning aisle.”
- Irene Barsky TAHNYC CEO

We’re building a different kind of company, we want to help you love your Skin, even if you don’t use our products, we deeply care about our Customers and hope they care about us.

Now it’s time! Let your Skin make the Choice. Try TAHNYC at Home