#MyCleanBeautyShelf: What Barbara Jacques, CEO + Founder of Jacq’s, Uses In Her Daily Routine
Founder of Jacq’s, an organic skincare line created for all skin types and tones, Barbara Jacques is a woman on a mission to help women learn how to slay naturally. Jacq’s is the brand glowing up green beauty as a Green America certified business that’s PETA approved, cruelty-free and a proud supporter of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Barbara herself has been featured in ELLE Magazine and Byrdie, and her line has been named one of the Top 10 Black-Owned Green Beauty Brands. It’s also been featured on NBC News, Huffington Post, BlavityLife, Miami Herald and POPSugar. Barbara’s goal with Jacq’s is to inspire and provide education to her community about the importance of being mindful consumers. With that kind of thoughtfulness (and publicity) behind her, we can only imagine what her #MyCleanBeautyShelf looks like.
My beauty philosophy is…
Less is more. Hydration is key!
First thing in the morning, I…
Count my blessings, then wake up my little one for school.
My morning skincare routine
My morning routine is simple. I wash my face with Jacq’s Healing Face Cleanser, followed by Jacq’s Revitalizing Face Toner + Nourishing Face Moisturizer. They I hydrate my lips with Honest Beauty Magic Beauty Balm, and then spray myself with Rose Water. I finish by hydrating my skin with First Aid Beauty Cream. My skincare routine extends to my morning smoothie or my morning ginger hibiscus tea.
My morning haircare routine
I have really curly, kinky hair. To refresh my curls in the morning, I spritz my curls with a little concoction made with my favorite DevaCurl Conditioner, water, glycerin and essential oils. I spray it on my curls and go. The glycerin pulls the moisture from the dry air, helping to keep my curls from drying out throughout the day. Plus, DevaCurl hair products are everything!
My morning makeup routine
I rarely wear makeup. With the humid weather in South Florida, I like to let my skin breathe. After hydrating my skin with Jacq’s Nourishing Face Moisturizer, I’ll spray my face with rose water, brush my eyebrows into place and go. However, if I have an in-person meeting scheduled that morning, I’ll dab on a little concealer from Law of Nature Cosmetics, apply black eyeliner from Aveda and my favorite Black Tea Mascara by 100% Pure.
My favorite beauty tip
Skincare tip: Keep the face toner in the refrigerator. It’s so refreshing and the cool liquid helps reduce puffiness and helps improve your skin texture.