Kim Wellen


"My daughter surrounds our home with beautifully done positive mantras, and she is always creating and inspiring us with her positivity. She pushed me that day to follow my dreams and create as well."
"I had this idea brewing in my head, but it was not until after a long walk with my 15-year-old daughter that Mantra Mask was really born."

The term “mantra” originates from a Sanskrit word meaning “a sacred message or text, charm, counsel.” Mantras can motivate us, provide comfort and elevate our perspective on daily life. For Kim Wellen, the positive, outgoing and hardworking founder of ISPA member Mantra Mask, that elevated perspective came to her while on a walk with her daughter.

“After working for a high-end skin care company for nine years, I came to the belief that I wanted to be a part of change in the beauty industry and develop natural, high quality sheet masks that are available at an affordable price to everyone. I had this idea brewing in my head, but it was not until after a long walk with my 15-year-old daughter that Mantra Mask was really born. My daughter surrounds our home with beautifully done positive mantras, and she is always creating and inspiring us with her positivity. She pushed me that day to follow my dreams and create as well.”

Before her now 13-year stint in the spa industry, Kim majored in Nutritional Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, about 200 miles south of her hometown of Los Altos Hills, California. In addition to her love of traveling, Kim enjoys hiking, biking, visiting the beach with her husband and spending time with her grown children.

“I have spent the last seven years as part of the National Charity League with my daughter. I think our favorite philanthropy is Miracles for Kids. We’ve volunteered to help families with critically ill children fight bankruptcy, hunger and depression,” she says.

Kim has made a handful of personal mantras part of her everyday life. She constantly tells her kids to “Find a way,” encouraging them to keep their heads high and minds open to get where they want to be.

Kim’s hope is that people will take the time while using Mantra Masks to consider their own personal mantra and what makes them glow from the inside out. This elevated approach has undoubtedly brought joy to countless customers and will continue to, as long as Kim maintains her infectious passion for cultivating positivity.

Kim’s Favorite Mantras:

“‘Keep your head up and your heart open’—think before you react and be proud of yourself.”

“‘Go slow and enjoy the journey’—whether you are eating, talking, driving or spending time with family.”

“‘Be easy going’—don’t sweat the small stuff (it’s taken me 40 years to figure that out).”

“‘Stand together’—remember to respect those who came before you and stay united because there is strength in numbers.”

“‘True beauty comes from within’—our Mantra Mask may seem to be about your outward appearance, but no matter how beautiful your skin, we all know that the true beauty that makes us shine comes from within!”


"My daughter surrounds our home with beautifully done positive mantras, and she is always creating and inspiring us with her positivity. She pushed me that day to follow my dreams and create as well."