Christal is a Botanical line of skin care targeted for the special needs of Black skin, with a growing number of Black women seeking products for their skincare regime using natural ingredients, these products offer the perfect solution for Dynamic Hydration, Ethno-Radiance, and Sebum Balancing.
Why launch a product range specifically for women of colour?
Although basic skin-care needs are the same for everyone, there are some issues that darker skin tones are more likely to experience. For example, it may be more prone to skin issues like keloidal (raised) scarring, pronounced hyperpigmentation, sensitivity and ingrown hairs.
Do you believe that the skin we have is inherited genetically or can be by good diet and skincare? I’ll agree with both statements, but genes don’t determine everything. If your parents have skin that is enviably fine, smooth, glowing, firm, and blemish-free, there is a good chance that you are predisposed to having skin that behaves similarly. A good chance, not a guarantee; your genetic architecture isn’t limited to your parents after all. And every person is unique—you may be the only person in your family to develop acne or a sensitivity to a particular ingredient that is common in most cosmetics. As well, our environments are changing all the time. In other words, just because your family may have great skin does not automatically mean that you will, too, especially if you abuse your skin or do not take care of it.
Do black women have particular skin issues that differs from other women? Black skin is prone to stubborn hyperpigmentation (dark marks) that lingers long after any trauma (blemishes, scratch, burn, acne…) has come and gone. Black skin has specificity: it can be dehydrated and at the same time continue to shine, while a white skin lacking water does never shine. When there's a buildup of dead cells, it can make your skin look gray and ashy.
Drinking water and other liquids often and throughout your day is the best way to keep your body and skin hydrated and supple. Hydrated skin is more elastic and plump, but dehydrated skin is more likely to crack and let in irritants that can cause blemishes. Green juices, which are packed with fruits and vegetables, are a great way to hydrate. A healthy, wholesome diet is a key component to looking your best. Eat fresh, complex fruits and vegetables full of vitamins and nutrients and leave behind processed foods and refined sugars.
What products are in the range?
CLEANSING MILK eliminates all traces of make up and impurities in one single step.
SEBUM BALANCER FACIAL WASH See blemishes disappear before your eyes.
CLARIFYING TONING LOTION Lift off dead skin, living the complexion clear, smooth and even toned.
SEBUM BALANCER MOISTURISER An all natural lightweight cream that has powerful moisturising agents, superior conditioning and anti-aging properties.
The problem solver
PURIFYING CLAY MASK Removes dead skin cells creating visibly smoother, glowing skin.
BRIGHTENING REFINING SCRUB For an instant luminous complexion, removes dead skin cells and blemishes.
Anti Bumps solution Soothes razor burn and helps release trapped ingrown hairs.Fights bacteria reduce inflammation and minimize bumps.Advanced formula infused with Lavender, Tea tree, Vetiver and Lemongrass.
The Body Care
4 different scent: Natural, Baby Powder, Strawberry and Lemon Sherbet
MOISTURISING BODY WASH Thanks to its high concentration of moisturizing and lipid-replenishing agents, This Pine enriched body wash maintain your skin hydration.
BODY POLISH SCRUB remove dead skin cells creating visibly smoother, glowing skin.
DOUBLE WHIPPED BODY CREAM A rich texture, becomes a creamy oil on application. Regenerates and nourishes the skin. This luxurious cream offers rich moisture for 24 hours. Do you have plans to expand the range or develop other products?
We are developing a collection to target male skin concerns with rough texture, enlarged pores, stressed skin, and ingrown hair.