Thursday, February 01, 2007

Black History Month: Cosmetics for Women of Color

While being African American celebrates my past, present and future everyday, February is especially designated as Black History Month. To help celebrate, I will bring you a cosmetic brand that targets women of color (but of course, made for everyone.) The establishment of cosmetic lines for women of color is a cultural advancement, celebrating our history and our beauty!

Black Opal Beauty

Black Opal is a leading skincare and color cosmetics line specifically designed to address the unique skincare needs of women and men of color. Created in 1994 by BioCosmetic Research Labs, Black Opal was developed with the consultation of Dr. Cheryl Burgess, an African-American dermatologist who had spent years treating troubled skin and seeing the inadequacy of over-the-counter skincare products available for black skin.
Black Opal's results-oriented approach offers scientifically proven formulations, including skincare and color cosmetics for women and men's shaving products, that set the standard for quality products at an affordable price.
About Cheryl Burgess:Dr. Cheryl Burgess is a Board certified dermatologist with a successful practice in Washington, D.C. Under development for more than 5 years, Dr. Burgess has helped to create a complete line of treatment products along with BioCosmetic Research Labs to address the problems specific to African American skin care and. Called Black Opal, it is the first scientifically advanced skin care line especially formulated for sensitive ethnic skin.There are four basic skin types:
Dry- tends to be ashy, dull and feels tight- especially after cleansing. Pores are fine.
Normal- in balance. Smooth and moist. Pores are not clogged. Seldom breaks out.
Oily to blemish prone- appears shiny all over. If blemish prone there will be clogged pores and breakouts. Makeup may not last on this skin or may change colors.
Combination skin- will be oily in the "T" zone- forehead, nose, inner cheek and chin. Outside the zone it will be normal or dry.


The Home Spa Goddess said...

This is a GREAT idea!!! I'm going to do a feature like this on my podcast this month I'll totally credit you for the idea:)

yummy411 said...

Sure, more exposure! Thanks! About that bumper.. I'll get back to you soon. Cool idea!

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Anne said...

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Thanks Yummy411 for providing such valuable info.