BEHIND THE BRAND
Hi. I'm Marla Rene. I remember my mom telling me as a child, "Marla, your beauty is you, therefore there is no beauty greater than". It took me years to completely embrace that one piece of advice my mother had given me. Sadly, we as women, still battle with this issue. So, I'm feverishly passionate about self love, acceptance and empowerment. My mission is to break the stereotypes of what beauty is. We should all embrace our natural beauty. Hopefully, our line will help with any skincare insecurities that hinders us from feeling fierce, whether it's acne scarring, uneven skin tone or fine lines and wrinkles.
I was drawn to creating a natural skincare solution for women of color, after caring for my mother who passed away from complications with cancer. While caring for her, I was forced to take notice of ingredients in products she was using. At that time, I had no idea that the knowledge I was gaining would birth Marla Rene Skincare. I needed an outlet during my grieving process and dove into making my own products. Through trial and error and years of research, I'm excited to bring to you a line that was created out of passion, diligence and love. Each product is handcrafted and formulated for our melanin magic beauties.
I am a mother of two and have one fur baby named Zoe and another named Shadow.
I believe if there was just a little bit more compassion in this world, and less judgement humanity would take a huge leap. Stop allowing lack of understanding to cause you to develop fears and unwarranted labels and negative stereotypes of others. The key to unity is openness, willingness and the ability to just agree to disagree.
I cherish my solitude. A perfect night is at home with my family whether engaging with each other or in my personal space just enjoying me.
I am a lover of Disney movies, the ID channel, candles and anything that has to do with DIY. And I can't watch those ASPCA commercials without crying each time!
And finally if you remember only one thing about Marla Rene Skincare, remember this:
We are passionate in rekindling that sparkle in you! You know the kind that illuminates no matter rain or shine. When your eyes are open, your spirit gleams. Be awakened with a new found confidence, an unbreakable desire that draws sex appeal, all while loving the skin you're in. Make me proud. Represent melanin beauties. YOU darling are FIERCE!
Hi I'm Tezra but most call me Tez. Growing up I had a distorted view of beauty. It was everything I thought I wasn't. My environment constantly reminded me of how abnormal I really was, whatever that means. Over the years I've found solace in knowing that as a unique and powerful child of God, I am perfectly imperfect and BEE-U-TIFUL in every way.
Out of necessity I had to make some real life changes and a passion for health and fitness grew from the heavens. I say that because if you had told me I'd become a certified personal training, I'd have thought you had three heads. So it had to be God because if it were up to me I'd still be over 300lbs, depressed with deathly high blood pressure. None the less, fitness became the driving force to my mental, physical and spiritual transformation. That journey of joy, pain, tears, triumph, failure and a whole lot of sweat, brought forth a powerful determination, drive and passion no words can adequately define.
Partnering with the most wonderfully creative and beautiful people I know to take that love of health and wellness to a new level was something my spirit needed. How great is it to be in a space where I can positively impact women to be fit and healthy inside out and outside in. #Blessing
What we create here at Marla Rene Skincare is more than just some products. It's love, hope, dreams and possibilities. With YOU as our #1 ingredient, our hearts and souls go into every stir, mix and pour.
Beauty is relative to the heart and soul of the eyes viewing it. As I look out to my see of colorful beauties of all shapes and sizes, I see a divinely inspired sea of promise. I pray that God continues to bless my heart, Marla and empower her to continue to walk in her gift. If, in that journey, he sees fit to let me hang around for the ride, my spirit will be forever full.