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Colin Kaepernick Joins Naomi Osaka's Skincare Brand KINLÒ As An Investor And Board Member

After launching her skincare line in 2021, Naomi Osaka has recently onboarded new members to KINLÒ’s leadership team. The tennis star and her partners at A-Frame Brands have added fellow athlete Colin Kaepernick to the brand’s board of directors, according to Black Enterprise. He will now be joining alongside Osaka, A-Frame co-founders Hill Harper and Ari Bloom, plus Osaka’s agent Stuart Duguid. The announcement comes in addition to the news of him and his partners Jim Nikopoulos and Akim Aliu investing in KINLÒ’s seed round. Osaka’s brand advocates for the Black community’s skin health, which Kaepernick fully supports. “Not only does KINLÒ produce compelling and sustainable personal care products, but it also calls attention to the ways that melanated skin-toned communities are often marginalized in research around sun care and often excluded from clinical studies on skin cancer. I believe KINLÒ has the capacity to right this wrong,” Kaepernick said, according to the outlet.

Mar 17, 2022

After Struggling With His Skin, Here's How Kri Peck Worked With Chemists To Create A Skincare Line Of His Own

This founder turned his acne woes into dough! Kri Peck has always been one to stand out and go against the norm. Whether it’s through his work as a publicist or an advocate within the LGBTQIA+ community, he isn’t afraid to use his platform and voice to prompt change. Now, he’s changing the skincare game ! KRI SKIN was launched to help others with their skincare journey. The publicist, actor, and now entrepreneur has made the decision to use a solution that worked for him to help eradicate acne , hyperpigmentation, and acne scars.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by @kriskinllc   After struggling with horrible cystic acne for over 10 years and coming up short on finding products that worked, Kri took matters into his own hands. “I basically tried everything on the market, everything over the counter and everything prescribed to me by dermatologists and nothing works,” said Kri in an official interview with AfroTech. “And so I was like I’ve got to figure out a way to...

Jun 30, 2021

Urban Skin Rx® Adds Black Girl Magic to Board of Directors, Appoints Melissa Bulter & Deisha Barnett

Urban Skin Rx® has added some Black girl magic to its board! According to PR Newswire , Melissa Butler, and Deisha Barnett have been appointed to the company’s Board of Directors. Barnett serves as the Chief Brand & Communications Officer and Head of Diversity & Inclusion at the Metro Atlanta Chamber. In her previous roles, she used her expertise in multicultural consumer-focused initiatives as she led marketing and communications strategies for Procter & Gamble and Walmart. Butler is the CEO and founder of The Lip Bar and a groundbreaking entrepreneur dedicated to the disruption of beauty industry norms, and prioritizing vegan beauty products, and beauty industry diversity. The women will join Cheryl Moss, Rachel Roff, and Steven Skoler. Moss is the director of Friend Skoler & Co., an investment firm that recently made an investment to support the rapid growth of the company dedicated to leading brands in the smaller end of the middle market. Roff is the founder and CEO of Urban...

Nov 12, 2020