We created Annmarie Skin Care with a simple mission: to create a more sustainable and more beautiful world. We are mothers, fathers, sons, and daughters—just like you. When these recent tragedies woke up the collective conscious to the reality of injustices that occur everyday, we began to reflect and realized we needed to look at things more critically than we have in the past. We took pause to listen on how we can be a part of substantive change and we decided to make a pledge as individuals and as a company.
Some of you may have seen our post on social media. We made a pledge that we will not be silent—not on any of our channels, within our organization, nor when we’re out in public with friends, family members, or strangers.
As a company, we can also help make changes. And we will. We may not always get it right. We are all on our own journeys as a team, thinking of ways to fight and stand up against systemic racism with our voices and our actions. We didn't get here overnight and we're not looking for quick fixes. We are creating a plan going deep into every internal process to make sure we are making changes that can have a long term impact.
One program of focus we are shifting specifically is our We Heart program. This has always strived to feature conscientious, upstanding brands. But in taking an honest, hard look at the program, we’ve come to the realization that we can do more to support and promote black owned businesses. This is just the beginning of our efforts and by no means a final solution. In the weeks and months ahead, we will be sending out our plan and updates to our customers for full transparency. We appreciate your patience and understanding as we navigate this revolutionary movement and are proud to have the opportunity to do so.
black owned businesses we support
Golde is an independent, Brooklyn-born brand centered on making superfood-boosted essentials for health and beauty. Their products are always natural, easy, and (most importantly) fun—from a papaya-infused face mask to their Organic Turmeric Latte Blend.
PUR Home offers a natural, non-toxic line of eco-friendly laundry detergent and household cleaners. They select organic and raw ingredients that are plant-based and biodegradable, not to mention cruelty-free. Check out their quality non-toxic goods.
PAPA ROZIER FARMS
Papa Rozier Farms creates high-quality, freshly-harvest goods for beauty, home, and wellness. They organically grow everything in Haiti and choose the best possible seeds at peak harvest, which are then cold-pressed and bottle. Learn more, beauty.
WE DREAM IN COLOUR
Each and every We Dream In Colour piece is assembled by hand in Salem, MA, by their in-house production team. They go to great lengths to minimize their environmental impact and operate as a socially conscious company. Have a look.
BENEATH YOUR MASK
Beneath Your Mask was created as a skin, body, and hair rejuvenation line designed to restore, repair, and reverse the toxic effects of environmental hazards and health challenges. And their products are sublime.
ABA LOVE APOTHECARY
Renew your natural beauty with Aba Love Apothecary. They create lush, handcrafted botanical skincare and gorgeous aromatics with the intention of showing love and reverence to the authentic people we all are by nature. Learn more.
OUI THE PEOPLE
Oui The People believes in thoughtful beauty that does good by you, and the world around you. Their line of clean, non-toxic body care (with fully transparent ingredients) is divine, along with their selection of razors for all skin types and ages.
Motiva creates organic vitamin supplements that address the specific needs of women: breast and reproductive health, bone density, heart health, digestion, energy, immunity, and stress reduction. It’s simply whole fruits, vegetables, and herbs cultured to their best state so you can be your best self. Check them out here.
Brother Vellies was founded in 2013 with the goal of keeping traditional African design practices, and techniques alive while also creating and sustaining artisanal jobs. Now handmade artisanally across the globe, Brother Vellies creates luxury accessories that celebrate cultural histories and timeless design.