Meet the Founder & CEO
Women of color have had difficult time finding affordable face masks to help heal skin issues such as hyperpigmentation. Many of the products that are formulated fail to enhance and heal the unique skin tones for people of color. Many times, seeking out a dermatologist to help solve issues such as melasma and hyperpigmentation ends in frustration because either the provider does not understand the issue, or the solutions are too expensive to maintain for most people.
While shopping for lipstick colors and facial masks at drugstores and beauty stores can be stressful because many brands do not have a wide array of shades of lipsticks and masks necessary to meet the needs of skin tones with melanin. In fact, many women of color have resorted to mixing multiple different shades of lipsticks and lip glosses to complement and enhance their complexion. When it comes down to skin care many women skip over the products that can truly help their unique skin issues.
Dora, founder and owner of Glamour Groupie Cosmetics has set out to become one of the leading global cosmetics brand that seek to provide women of color with affordable spa quality facial masks, soaps, and serums to solve common skin ailments. She also wishes to provide ladies with highly pigmented lipsticks with shades that compliment all skin tones. Her desire is to introduce more communities to the idea that we must pay attention to what we apply to the outside of our body is just as important as what we put inside our bodies. Therefore, Glamour Groupie Cosmetics strives to sell products that are not only spa quality, vibrant, and highly pigmented but organic, vegan, and/or cruelty-free.
Dora is a single mother of two who has known her share of struggles in life and she is passionate about social justice especially surrounding single motherhood, homelessness, and mental health issues. She was inspired to enter into the cosmetic industry to help promote women’s empowerment and wellness through beauty products. After looking around at a variety of products she noticed that it can be difficult to find affordable makeup and skin care solutions. Simply stated, there needs to be a change surrounding the way that women of color are viewed within the beauty industry. WOC need to see themselves represented physically and socioeconomically. It is hard to build confidence when you do not see people that look like you very often. It is doubly difficult to boost one’s self-esteem when the products are not affordable.
Mz. Dora realizes there is a strong link to the way someone sees themselves on the outside and confidence and mental wellness. Plagued with hyperpigmentation she knew how sheepish she was when she could not afford the dermatologic solutions that were presented to her. As a result of her experiences, she has made a commitment to keeping all of her products as low as possible while providing that quality that all women deserve.
The Glamour Groupie Website will become a source of skin care tips, lessons, and solutions for women. On October 1, 2020, the 1st of 15 installments of Glamour Groupie University will launch. GGU will cover topics that address getting started with a basic skin care routine, and issues surrounding oily skin, blackheads, facial hair, hyperpigmentation, wide pores, and persistent acne.
As she strives to become a successful entrepreneur, she also strives to make a difference in her community. That is why she has made the commitment to donate a portion of all purchases to domestic violence initiatives and homeless shelters the amount she donates to these causes. Each month she will post initiatives launched her cosmetic company in 2020. It is Dora’s hope that you will support this beauty brand and the social justice issues it plans to address.