Mom-preneur Sylvia Emuwa and her husband Augie, founders of Dinobi, were driven to create a gentle enough product to combat their family of six reoccurring skin irritations. With no response from the detergent companies to determine the ingredients used, they decided to take matters into their own hands by creating a safe detergent that’s greener, cleaner, and gentle enough for people to use every day.
Teni Adewumi has spent the last six years advocating for and educating black women on the hidden dangers found in the ingredients of personal care products. Using her background in industrial hygiene, health sciences, and as a PhD candidate at the University of California, Los Angeles, Teni is at the grassroots level working to find better solutions to limit the negative health impact of cosmetic products predominantly used by women of color.
There isn’t a lot of regulation for what goes into mainstream personal care products and how they’re labeled, so it’s really important to know there are people who are in our corner and producing products that will not only benefit us, but help us thrive.
The current health care crisis appears to be grinding the world to a halt. So, if the intense pressure of working remotely, homeschooling and maintaining a shred of self-care is starting to take a toll, know you are not alone.