SKIN OF COLOR: MOSAIC OF SKIN TONES
Melanin is the secret to having olive, tan brown or ebony skin. It is known as a natural protector against the sun and environments’ harmful rays and it impedes aging skin. Women of color have on average have a natural SPF 13.4 ( this varies) vs. their Caucasian sisters 3.2. It is important to continue nurturing and protecting the skin daily for the longevity of a healthy, beautiful and ageless looking skin by using specific ingredients of highest clinical grade made available.
Many products on the market target skin types I-III based upon the Fitzpatrick Scale. Globally, EIGHTY percent of the population are skin of color, skin types III-VI. The majority of skin care or cosmetic companies focus on the TWENTY percent of skin types I-III. These skin types are Scandinavian, Irish, or "Northern European" with very fair to pale white skin tones which burns very easily when expose to sun light or UV rays.. These skin types are also resilient to many chemical peels, laser therapies and other derma therapies. The darker the skin the higher the sensitivity to various chemical peels, resurfacing agents etc., Unfortunately, this is not disclosed to the public on a mass market scale or online via company websites. Most women of color discovers this after an incident or adverse reaction and as a result, must seek immediate professional medical treatment . It is important to know your skin type, your sensitivity to many products out on the market today, perform research and/or seek recommendations from a professional , licensed dermatologist that treats skin of color.
Morena Bella offers an extensive product line to meet the needs of various skin conditions and concerns. Our natural and clinical grade products are focused on skin types III-VI. It is not to say our products will not respond to skin types I-III. However, all of our products were formulated for the most sensitive skin and include specific ingredients to address skin of color. Our products include Brown Seaweed Extract, Vitamins A, C, and E Plant Extracts, herbs, essential lipids and amino acids most beneficial to skin of color. Since EIGHTY FIVE percent of the population experience some sensitivity to products, we focused on manufacturing gentle cleansers, toners, exfoliator, moisturizers and serums for even the most sensitive skin.
CLEANSE, TONE, EXFOLIATE, HYDRATE, MOISTURIZE AND PROTECT
Six Steps to a healthier radiant skin!
The products are parabens free, hydroquinone free, no harsh buffers or additives or harsh preservatives. All products are manufactured in the United States in a FDA approved facility, adhering to "GMP" guidelines.