I was recently introduced to these new moisturizing creams called GLOW Moisturizers and have discovered some new and interesting things I never knew about the science of cosmetics creation as well as things that aren’t in moisturizers that make them even better. You can read more in my interview with Safiya Morgan, CEO & Founder of GLOW.
I was able to try the products (after requesting fragrance-free because of my allergic skin reactions) and was pleasantly surprised that first of all they really are whipped like butter- or at least they look that way, which is a whole lot of fun to a foodie (even more so than in the photo below, which looks more like whipped cream and I’ll take either one). Secondly, I tried the Lavender Lush and found that the fragrance actually didn’t bother my skin at all, which is a testament to the quality products they must be using. At first the product can seem a bit oily, but as Safiya told me, it really does go away in a few minutes, absorbing quickly into your skin. I wasn’t bothered by the smell because it was light enough to not overpower me or my surroundings, which I find to be a very good thing. There’s nothing worse to me than entering someone else’s personal fragrance space…
I’ll let you meet Safiya now, as she’s energetic and very enthusiastic about telling her story and getting you to try her products and even become part of the GLOW family. She’s set up a Kickstarter program to help her grow the brand, which I encourage you to check out, especially if you want to win the giveaway at the end of this post. Find out more on the GLOW brand Kickstarter campaign page here.
Here goes our interview…
MHK: Tell us a little about yourself and the GLOW brand.
GLOW: My name is Safiya Morgan and I’ve been a huge fan of natural products all of my life! I was raised in California where I earned my Bachelors Degree in Health Science. I studied Holistic Healing for a while and I have always been fascinated with the idea that we can heal and care for our bodies with natural remedies that come from the Earth; that’s where my true passion for all natural products was born!
Glow Moisturizers brand taps into what our customers like, so when we come up with a product we first find out if its actually something they want. We hand out samples in order to get feedback and when we realize we’ve got something people want, we start with production.
MHK: Safiya, why did you start making GLOW products at all and what sets them apart from other beauty products in the market?
GLOW: I wanted to make something unique, something I couldn’t find in stores. I also wanted to give people a healthier alternative to skincare than what was on store shelves and to help empower women by allowing them to sell Glow products as their own home-based business.
What makes GLOW unique is that the products are anhydrous, meaning they don’t contain water. This improves the quality of the lotion and increases the nutritional benefits found in both the coconut oil and the Shea Butter. It also lasts very long and requires no preservatives to sustain the shelf life.
Another thing is that GLOW products contain only 3 ingredients: Coconut oil, Shea Butter and scent infusion, either through essential oils or pure undiluted fragrances. We only need to use less than .5% of fragrance so the base remains quite pure.
Glow Moisturizers keep all skin types in mind by carrying three lines: an essential oils line made only with essential oils; an original line, with no scent infusion involved; and a fragrance line made with pure undiluted fragrance to wow your senses.
MHK: What makes your products completely halal?
GLOW: Our products are not made with any animal ingredients so they are vegan, paraben-free, alcohol-free, not tested on animals and do not contain any artificial color. Instead they are made with coconut oil, shea butter, cold-pressed therapeutic grade essential oils, and pure fragrance without added carriers oils.
MHK: What’s the #1 thing you would recommend to people about choosing a cosmetic that is right for them?
GLOW: Don’t put anything on your skin that you would not be able to eat. Yes, you technically could eat GLOW Moisturizers as they are just fats and plant oils. I suggest always going the safer route with anything you put on your skin- it’s transdermal, which means it penetrates your skin and goes into your bloodstream! Many cosmetics today have ingredients we can’t even pronounce, let along understand where they’re coming from.
MHK: What are your hopes for the future of GLOW Moisturizer products?
GLOW: I want to help people attain healthy natural looking skin; and I also want to empower women by affording them the opportunity to become part of the GLOW family by selling our line of products, too. Women love the idea of making extra money yet not being tied to a full time job that may take away time from their children and home life.
Now for the Giveaway Details! UPDATE- we have a WINNER! Congratulations to Leena Ali who was our randomly-selected winner of this giveaway for GLOW Moisturizers. Please be in touch with us so we can get that out to you as soon as possible!
GLOW Moisturizers is giving away the following to ONE randomly-selected winner:
- All 6 Scents of GLOW moisturizer (8-oz. tin each)
- 3 body brushes for dry brushing
- 3 facial cleansing brushes
- 6 sample tins (.5 oz each)
Total retail value is $225.00
To enter, visit the GLOW Moisturizers Kickstarter Campaign page here and watch the cute video explaining who Safiya’s products helped first! I love her story and what she’s done to build her brand. Come back to this post and leave a comment about what you like most about her story and whether or not your interest is peaked enough to try. And don’t forget to make a pledge on her campaign- even $5 can help, every little bit does!
*Please read the MHK Giveaway Guidelines here as your comment entry indicates you have done so and understand our terms for winning. Giveaway ends November 4, 2014 at 12:01 AM CST.
**This post is sponsored by GLOW Moisturizers. I received complimentary products to sample and provide feedback on the product, however, all opinions expressed are my own and not that of the product owner.