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Meet Dr. Lorraine Beraho of GlowRx Skincare

Today we’d like to introduce you to Dr. Lorraine Beraho.

Hi Dr. Beraho, we’re thrilled to have a chance to learn your story today. So, before we get into specifics, maybe you can briefly walk us through how you got to where you are today?
A board-certified pediatrician, founder Dr. Lorraine Beraho struggled to find skincare products specifically for sensitive melanin-enriched skin. She understood that, as the body’s largest organ, skin requires special care and consideration for things like dehydration, luminosity, and hyperpigmentation.

Using mild actives and botanical ingredients like moringa oil (which she imports from Rwanda herself!), Lorraine offers effective clinical skincare to help melanin-enriched skin look and feel radiant.

For years, Dr. Lorraine she struggled to find multitasking products that helped balance and treat her skin challenges and she recognized the same challenge in many of her patients.

During a work trip to Liberia to help develop a child vaccine for Ebola, Dr. Beraho ran out of her trusted hair oil and resorted to the local remedy: Cold-pressed Baobob oil. The results were immediate and impressive, leading her to investigate other natural wonders the continent had to offer.

Originally from Uganda and Rwanda, Dr. Lorraine works in a clinic daily treating patients who are newborns up to 23 years old (parents sneak questions in as well, lol). Daily, at least 25% of my schedule involves a skin complaint which has been extremely helpful in the formulation of my products by hearing what teens/young adults are looking for and what hasn’t worked for them.

My mother is an ICU nurse and she helps me ship packages on her days off–I know super cute, right? She’s an angel and has supported me through this journey. I have a squad of brilliant friends who help me with operations, BD, and customer experience. Contractors have helped me along thus far as well.

In Summer 2018, I resigned from my job at a community health center in Washington, DC to travel to Liberia in support of an Ebola Research Project led by the National Institutes of Health. Two weeks into my trip, I ran out of scalp oil and perused local stores stumbling upon a Baobab cold-pressed oil which my hair loved!

I began to research what other cold-pressed oils were on the continent that I could try realizing that many seed oils are bursting with nutrients helpful for topical use.

On my way back to the U.S. I visited my grandmother in Rwanda and met with a company that supplies community trade Moringa oil, cold-pressed twice for optimal extraction of a lightweight oil bursting with antioxidants. More importantly, we are proud to work with a company that supplies income to farmers in eastern Rwanda.

This sustainably sourced oil is the star behind GlowRx Skincare’s hero product, Moringa Luminous Face Oil.

Upon my return to the U.S., I traveled across the country to resume my clinical practice in Los Angeles. I currently work at a community health center taking care of patients who are publicly insured and socioeconomically challenged because that’s the demographic I have always wanted to serve.

In the evenings and on the weekends I have been working tirelessly to spread the GLOW contracting a U.S. FDA-approved lab and formulating vegan, multi-tasking skincare products that your skin will thank you for.

I’m sure you wouldn’t say it’s been obstacle-free, but so far would you say the journey has been a fairly smooth road?
I am currently self-funded so there are economic limitations that encourage me to get creative with my goals as well as strategically plan for the next steps–staying prepared so that I won’t have to get prepared when an opportunity presents itself.

I work full time and I love being a Physician, it is my calling and I often wonder how I will be able to juggle everything since GlowRx Skincare is a natural offshoot of my medical mandate to educate and promote healthy practices for the skin and wellness in general.

I take things one day at a time viewing entrepreneurship as a journey and not a race. It has been particularly challenging to be an owner-operated business in the context of being a Physician practicing during the pandemic.

We’ve been impressed with GlowRx Skincare, but for folks who might not be as familiar, what can you share with them about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
GlowRx Skincare is a Physician who created a sensitive skin-friendly formula that actually works to combat hyperpigmentation and dry skin. Without irritation.

Our products are Vegan, Cruelty-free, USA-made, Pregnancy-safe, Black-woman owned, and the supplier of our Moringa oil that I import directly from Rwanda where my mother is from provides farmers with interest-free loans to assist them with home repairs and payment for their children’s tuition!

We have a full routine including Foaming Cleanser, Vitamin C Serum, Hydrating Gel Cream, Moringa Face Oil, and Detox Charcoal Mask for a comprehensive routine that’s effective.

GlowRx aims to redefine “good skin”, understanding that healthy skin is good skin. GlowRx seeks to be a trustworthy source for individuals with melanin-enriched skin, offering solutions that effectively meet their skincare needs.

Alright, so to wrap up, is there anything else you’d like to share with us?
In February 2022, we launched on Target.com as well as 300 Target stores across the Nation–our proudest moment to date!

At GlowRx we value, community over competition — We believe in lifting others as we climb because success is best when shared. We take care of those around us, from the farmers who provide our ingredients, to the customers who enjoy them, to other founders looking to pursue their dreams.

We honor authenticity & transparency — We exist in the light, offering a close look at our simple-yet-powerful ingredients because we have nothing to hide.

Our ethos is healthy skin is good skin — We believe in the importance of feeding your skin with restorative, replenishing ingredients for a nourished glow. While there’s no way to turn back the hands of time, there are products to help maintain and support the health of your skin no matter your age.

We take a holistic and preventative approach to melanin-rich skincare by infusing our products with non-toxic ingredients that simply help your true glow shine through.

Pricing:

  • Gentle Foaming Cleanser $15
  • Vitamin C Serum $40
  • Hydrating Gel Cream $35
  • Moringa Face Oil $30
  • Detox Charcoal Mask $35

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Image Credits
@pixelpalacephotography and @soonastudios

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