We had the good fortune of connecting with Kenyé Pierce and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Kenyé, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
I’ve always been a huge fan of using highly fragranced products that moisturize your skin however once I started reading the ingredient list for each lotion and actually researching the ingredients, I quickly learned about the horrible toxic ingredients that I was putting on my body each day. Most of, if not all the ingredients were very toxic. The idea behind my business Skin Flo™ came about when I started researching plant derived ingredients for skincare and body care and the benefits of using botanical & essential oils.
Alright, so for those in our community who might not be familiar with your business, can you tell us more?
At Skin Flo™ our handcrafted products range from body oils and scrubs, soaking bath salts and aromatherapy roller ball blends. We believe skincare and body care should heal, moisturize and nourish the skin without any harsh toxic chemicals. Our product formulations are based on one guiding principle and that is fewer Ingredients is better. Using plant derived ingredients to get healthy glowing skin mixed with a little aromatherapy can boost the highest levels of confidence in our book. We use the finest ethically sourced ingredients in our bath, body & aromatherapy products. Our products are NEVER tested on animals, only humans that are willing to try something new in their daily skincare and body care routine. As the owner, I would say the thing that makes us different, we don’t use synthetic fragrance oils to scent our products. We only use 100% pure therapeutic essential oils in which each oil that is used has an amazing benefit for your skin. One will never find Fillers, Silicones, Parabens, Phthalates, Synthetic Colorants or Dyes, Synthetic Fragrances, Mineral Oil, or Formaldehyde in any of our products. We use packaging that is recyclable and we are a vegan friendly company. I would say I’m most proud of producing a product that actually works! It’s great for all skin types, okay for everyday use, and if you’re a person that may be having a few skin issues such as eczema, acne prone skin or psoriasis. I’m truly excited to see the business/brand grow, to say “Yes” to new opportunities that would benefit the brand and to hear all of the success stories that people have had using Skin Flo™ products. It’s a new business, but one thing I’ve learned is don’t give up. If something does not go as planned or you’ve taken a lost in business keep going. It’s normal and things will definitely get better.
Any great local spots you’d like to shoutout?
The first place I would take my friends upon visiting Fort Worth would be the Fort Worth Stockyards for a little souvenir shopping, we would then go over to the Fort Worth Botanical Gardens, the Fort Worth Water Gardens and end the day at Sundance Plaza for live music and dinner.
Who else deserves some credit and recognition?
I would like to shoutout my Father and Mother for providing me the knowledge and value of entrepreneurship at a very young age and instilling in me that anything is possible in life if you work hard for it. God for giving me amazing creative talents to support me in the creation of my business. My husband, for being a major comforter when things don’t go as planned and supporter of my business and my small product focus group for testing my products on themselves during the formulating phase.
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