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Honoring Innovative Beauty & Wellness Entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurship Month

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Today’s article is all about honoring innovative beauty and wellness entrepreneurs for Entrepreneurship month. We’d like to introduce you to some of these empowering entrepreneurs who are driving change and making strides in their respective industries. 

Entrepreneurship MonthOlowo-n’djo Tchala of Alaffia 

Togolese native Olowo-n’djo Tchala founded Alaffia nearly two decades ago with a mission to cultivate beauty, equality and empowerment in West Africa through the fair trade of indigenous resources and community empowerment projects. Women’s cooperatives in West Africa handcraft Alaffia’s products. Proceeds from product sales are returned to communities in Togo to fund sustainable community projects, such as maternal health care, education, reforestation and regenerative agriculture. Most recently, Alaffia launched its maternal health care program in the U.S. to help mothers in marginalized communities. To date, Alaffia’s many sustainable programs in West Africa have improved the lives of more than 250,000 individuals. 

Entrepreneurship MonthSamia Gore of Body Complete Rx

Samia Gore, Founder and CEO of Body Complete Rx, is paving the way as the first Black female founder to break ground in the male-dominated, nutritional supplement industry. The author and healthy lifestyle advocate founded Body Complete Rx (BCRX) in 2017, a wellness brand of plant-based supplements formulated by a Black woman nutritionist with a complete wellness journey in mind. Created as a result of her own wellness journey, from health to beauty, Body Complete Rx is a complete solution and has been credited in changing the lives of thousands of consumers worldwide. Samia’s self-funded start-up has successfully grown and garnered over $10 million in sales in just 4 years and seen the support of celebrity clients including LeToya Luckett and Kenya Moore. In August 2021, Gore is launching her exclusive plant-based, vegan supplements at The Vitamin Shoppe, making BCRX the first Black female-owned brand to launch in the retailer’s weight management category. 

Entrepreneurship MonthJosh Rosebrook of Josh Rosebrook

Josh Rosebrook, founder of the eponymous hair and skincare line Josh Rosebrook, is a celebrity-adored innovator in the natural beauty space. Rosebrook created a brand that only uses high-quality, efficacious products that support and protect healthy hair and skin function and structure, but also takes a deep focus on whole body-mind balance. Today he works with a team that includes industry-leading natural cosmetic chemists and herbalists. The skincare guru behind the brand counts celebrities such as Hailey Bieber, Emma Watson, Olivia Wilde, Sofia Bush, Mila Kunis, Naomi Watts, and Alicia Silverstone as fans, and they all have flawless, glowing skin to prove it.

 

Entrepreneurship MonthBeatrice Dixon of The Honey Pot Company

Beatrice Dixon, Co-Founder and CEO of The Honey Pot Company, is taking the world by storm with her plant-derived feminine care brand. Created by “humans with vaginas, for humans with vaginas,” The Honey Pot Co. provides gender, body and age-inclusive products that are free of chemicals, parabens, carcinogens, and sulfate. Dixon has been committed to educating, advocating, and supporting humans worldwide with the tools and resources that promote health and hopes to end the stigma of menstruation perpetrated by taboos, discrimination, lack of education, silence, and period poverty. Among her accomplishments, Dixon was named Inc. Magazine’s Top 100 Women Entrepreneurs of 2020, and Entrepreneur’s top 100 groundbreaking women entrepreneurs of 2019. She’s also 1 of the first 40 women of color to raise over $1 million in venture capital. 

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Black-Owned Beauty & Wellness Brands To Support During Black History Month

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Now more than ever, it’s important to lift up the Black community. What better way to do this than to honor and celebrate black-owned businesses this Black History Month. Below are some Black-owned beauty and wellness brands to support this February—and every other month of the year.

black-owned businessesBody Complete Rx

Body Complete Rx (BCRX) is a wellness and lifestyle brand with a holistic approach to healthy living that offers a complete range of plant-based, vegan nutritional supplements, products and apparel designed to help customers discover what it feels like to achieve their best self. The Black, female-owned company was founded by Samia Gore in 2017 after the busy mom of four found it difficult to maintain her weight and self-care journey. Gore’s venture has proven to be successful; in just three years, the self-funded brand created by women for women has garnered thousands of healthier and happier customers, including celebrities LeToya Luckett and Kenya Moore. Products range from all-natural, vegan protein powders and multivitamins, to calming relaxation capsules and energy drops. 

black-owned businessesThe Honey Pot Company

The Honey Pot Company is  the first full plant-derived, all-natural feminine care system in the market founded by black female entrepreneur, Beatrice Dixon. Founded on the belief that all products should be free of chemicals, parabens, carcinogens and sulfates, The Honey Pot Company offers an extensive range of organic and natural feminine care products for humans with vaginas. The Honey Pot Company’s mission is to educate, support, and provide people around the world with the tools and resources that promote menstrual health and wellness. The Honey Pot Company’s products can be found across the nation in select stores at national retailers including Target, Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, Whole Foods, Bed Bath and Beyond, Urban Outfitters, and Wegmans locations, as well as online at www.thehoneypot.co and select retailers. Products range from natural menstrual products such as tampons, pads and cups, to panty sprays, vulva creams and much more. The brand also has a Mommy-To-Be collection consisting of wipes, a hygiene wash, postpartum herbal pads, among others.

Alaffia

Alaffia was born from a deep sense of responsibility and genuine love for humankind. Officially founded by Olowo-n’djo Tchala in 2003, Alaffia is a green, clean and fair-trade beauty company that is redefining the natural products industry through its values of beauty, equality and empowerment. Women in West Africa handcraft indigenous, fair trade ingredients, such as unrefined shea butter and African black soap. These products are then crafted using traditional African recipes and methods at their U.S. headquarters in Olympia, Washington. Proceeds from the sale of their beauty and grooming products are returned to communities in Togo, Africa, to fund community empowerment and gender equality programs, including maternal health care, education, regenerative agriculture and reforestation. Products range from bubble baths, body washes, hand soaps, body lotions, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants, shave creams, and more. 

 

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Black-Owned Businesses To Support This Christmas

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With the holiday season just around the corner, checking your gift list is of the most importance. You can take care of that list with some of these black-owned businesses:

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1. Telfar– Founded by black fashion designer Telfar Clemens, this brand has quickly risen in popularity over the last couple of months. Selling out within minutes of restocking, due to its limited supply and accessibility. Their most popular item which is their bags have even been on Oprah’s favorite things list. 

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2. TheNuBamboo– This brand which was created by Jusme Kamil makes handmade bamboo earrings. These handmade bamboo earrings add a bit of style to any outfit and come in various colors, sizes, and styles. They have been seen on Kehlani in her “Open(Passionate)” music video and Jackie Aina was seen sporting them on her Instagram.


3. Loudbrand Studios– Loudbrand was founded by British fashion designer Jedidiah Duyile. It is currently being run by a team of three black women with the aim of creating fashionable and sustainable clothing. Loudbrand rose to popularity after Kylie Jenner posted a picture of herself in one of their dresses.

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4. MatteBrand– This black-owned business was founded by 24-year-old self-taught fashion designer and artist Brianna Wilson. Matte is a high fashion but simple clothing line that is often modeled by Wilson herself. This brand’s target audience is black women, and this can be seen in the neutral tones that are used throughout the Wilsons’ clothing line.

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5. The Honey Pot Co.– The Honey Pot Co. is run entirely by women and was founded by Beatrice Feliu-Espada. This plant-based feminine care brand provides a healthy alternative to most feminine care products. The wide range of products are gynecologist approved and are completely natural. 

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6. Fenty Beauty– This beauty brand was founded by Rihanna in 2017. Fenty Beauty is most widely known for its wide and inclusive shade range. The brand includes everything from foundation to perfume and the price range of the products is accessible.

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