Natural Skin Junkie is an organic, all-natural skincare brand exclusive to the Natural Skin Junkie Skincare Studio located in St. Louis, Missouri.
21 years ago, there weren't any African American Estheticians in the St. Louis area. Valerie became the first Black Esthetician Licensed in the State of Missouri.
More than 12 years ago, she and a local cosmetic chemist, created Natural Skin Junkie to meet the unique needs of her clientele.
Many of her clients, of all ethnicities, had problems with acne, uneven skin tone, dark marks, sensitive, and maturing skin.
They wanted a natural way of solving these problems and Valerie, along with a local chemist, went to work to come up with a natural solution.
So instead of using harsh acne products that often burn the skin, she used a Vitamin B derivative to combat acne in combination with activated charcoal and tea tree oil.
Or instead of using hydroquinone to even out the skin, she uses a product containing beta carotene which is one of the best ways to naturally fix this issue.
She realized early in her career, that many commonly used ingredients in commercially prepared products were the cause of her clients' skin sensitivities as well.
Since then, she has helped thousands of women solve their skincare issues and her advice and recommendations are not based on personal opinion, but on client results, feedback, and hundreds of case studies.
She was also the Skin Expert for Black Hair Magazine. She has been featured in Great Day St. Louis, The St. Louis Post Dispatch, The St. Louis American, Alive Magazine and has an opportunity to work with noted celebrities: Heidi Klum, Ronald Isley, and Niecy Nash, as well as a host of local celebrities.
Natural Skin Junkie Believes
QUALITY Skincare Should be Affordable and Accessible
THERE is a Natural Solution to Most Skin Problems
SKINCARE Products and Methods Should be Gentle but Effective
RESULTS Should be Visible
in USING Plant-Based Ingredients That You Can Pronounce
SKINCARE Has to Be Holistic
MAKEUP Should Be a Choice - Not a Necessity
SKINCARE is Unique to Each Person