MULTICULTURAL HAIR & SKIN CARE
SheaMoisture’s new range of products contain certified organic shea butter and dragon’s blood and coffee cherry extracts.
Dragon’s Blood, called Sangre de Drago, is a resinous sap sourced
from the Peruvian Amazon.
When applied topically,
the sap dries quickly to form
a protective barrier, much
like a second skin. Providing
reparative benefits, it helps
to renew and protect skin
from daily stressors. It coats
the strands, adding density
and volume to hair, mak-
ing it look fuller and thicker.
Coffee cherry extract, rich
in invigorating caffeine and
antioxidants, helps boost
skin’s natural cellular functions and strengthens the
hair shaft, according to the
By way of cosmetics, Shea
In addition, Ulta served as the launchpad for the company’s
first prestige skin care line, Nyakio.
Inspired by her family of medicine men, farmers and educators, founder Nyakio Kamoche Grieco, a first-generation
American of Kenyan descent, partnered with Sundial Brands to
bring global secrets of naturally ageless beauty to the US. Based
on Nyakio’s family recipes, as well as beauty traditions from 13
countries across the globe, each formula evokes “a luxurious,
culturally transcendent experience,” according to the company.
The 16-SKU line draws ingredients including manketti, neroli, maracuja and yangu oils, red ginseng and quinoa from such
countries as Kenya, China, Brazil, Spain, Egypt, India, Morocco
Rhythm & Heat is the theme of CND’s Summer 2017 range.
Art deco design and endless beaches set the scene for the season.
The bright hues are inspired by Caribbean destinations and range
from Mambo Heat to Shells in the Sand and are available in both
Vinylux and Shellac nail formulations.
“This season’s trend story is rooted in nature with a sultry
blend of color and design,” said Jan Arnold, CND style director
By 2050, more than 50% of the US population will have skin
of color. This multicultural marketplace comprises the majority in California, New Mexico and Texas…and soon will
be the mainstream in Arizona, Nevada, Georgia, New York
and Florida. The Skin of Color Society is expanding its global
outreach—specifically in India, Australia and Africa, according to McMichael.•
Palmer’s Cocoa Butter teamed up with DJ Khaled this season for a limited edition collection.