Big Bear Skin Care is a company that provides a natural skincare alternative to the major brands most stores carry. The idea is to make natural skincare the normal go-to when looking for personal hygiene.
Big bear skin care changes the narrative of what clean actually is. Having a clean body should not just refer to washing dirt off and smelling fresh. It should include values such as health, purification, balance, and nature
We currently operate online @ Bigbearskincare.com and through various farmers’ markets and pop-up shops. I decided to start this business because I had personally seen the results of what genuine care and concern for myself did for my health. Skin is the largest organ and we have been conditioned to put various things on our bodies without proper knowledge of what these ingredients would do to us. Everything from cancer to respiratory conditions has all been directly linked to skincare products. I, myself had severe reactions to deodorants, soaps, and lotions and made the switch by starting this business.
Big Bear Skin Care is driven more by passion than by financial gains. We are motivated by the results that our various consumers have given us feedback on. Healing scars, nourishing and moisturizing skin, clean fresh feeling skin, etc. have all been statements gained from a multitude of our customers. We are the change that we have wanted to see for so long.
As a young black male from the inner city of Detroit, Michigan, I know first hand all about resilience and self-efficiency. For a long time, I’ve battled with having severe reactions to major brand skincare products and I’d had enough. I began making my own products out of natural ingredients used to nourish and rebuild healthy skin cells.
My motivation comes from not having access to resources and being able to make a way. I have worked with KIVA and score to get financing for this business, as they have provided me both access to Capital as well as mentoring, advice, and encouragement. They have helped me launch this company. Find free mentoring from SCORE and non-profits.
As I said earlier, I come from a culture of resilience and self-efficiency. I am what my ancestors dreamed their offspring would eventually become…A Free Man.