Founder's Story

Growing up in Brooklyn, NY with West Indian and Black American roots, I was raised on the benefits of natural products to promote and sustain health and wellness.

It was easy to walk down Fulton Street and find street vendors selling everything from incense to raw Shea Butter. As I got older my diet and wellness habits began to change and so did my skin.

Years of struggling with acne, dark marks and severe hyperpigmentation, largely due to harsh treatments that ignored inclusion, highlighted the lack of intentionality and representation in the market.

My inability to find non-harsh products that gently treated both my sensitive skin, without causing irritation to my melanated skin, led her to partner with a woman of color cosmetic chemist to formulate uncompromising skin care solutions, for diverse complexions, that are both gentle and effective.

Enduring serious reactions to traditional treatments led me back to my roots of taking a more holistic approach to health and wellness, so I relocated to Paris, FR and began researching different natural properties promote efficacy and balance. 

I partnered with a highly-respected and renowned cosmetic chemist, who was also a woman of color, and together we began to lay the foundation of developing high-performance plant-based products that prioritize efficacy and inclusivity of all skin tones. 

-- Nikkia Jackson, N8 Beauty Founder