Jacq’s Organics: A Brand Where Beauty is Beyond Skin Deep
We strive to be aware of what we feed ourselves and many of us can testify to the power of mindful eating and choosing organic foods. The skin is the largest organ of the body. Our skin needs the best possible nourishment since it’s permeable and absorbs everything. Our skin is an ally protecting us from microbes, pathogens and more.
Our journey to healthier skin care often comes through illness, allergies and in many cases, pregnancy. That’s how Barbara Jacques, Founder and Creative Director of skincare line, Jacq’s Organics found her way. Jacques created the line when she and her husband were expecting their first child discovered the harmful chemicals in commercial baby skin care products. However, what fueled her passion was the discovery of a life-threatening ovarian tumor during pregnancy; doctors said environmental toxins might be the cause.
A cancer diagnosis can be devastating but Jacques transformed her pain into purpose. “This was eye-opening for me” says Jacques, “I was a product junkie and realized that in addition to what I was eating, I was also absorbing harmful products through my skin and potentially supporting the growth of my ovarian tumor. I wanted to recover for my baby, my family, my friends and myself. Beyond that, I became inspired to make my own artisanal hand-crafted skin, bath and body care products that are luxurious, free of harsh preservatives, and free from toxic ingredients to share with all mothers and families.”
Now fully recovered, healthy and with a beautiful baby girl in tow, Jacques spends her time creating lotions, potions, soaps and more. With over a decade of knowledge amassed in green beauty, she will receive her Masters in Herbal Medicine in 2018. Jacq’s Organics is a Green America certified business that’s PETA Approved, cruelty-free, and an endorser of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics. Jacq’s Organics is also Mama Glow Approved.
When she isn’t whipping up her products for Jacques has focused her energy on teaching women about the importance of health conscious beauty products, safe alternative beauty rituals, and the significance of environmental toxins both in the body and on the skin. Jacq’s Organics gives back supporting J/P HRO Haitian relief organization and The Global Soap Project. The brand is a sponsor for The W.E.L.L Summit a wellness conference weekend taking place in Boston in November. Jacq’s Organics serves not only as a e-commerce site but as a platform to create awareness and education around the importance of cancer prevention, healthy living, and self care.
Glow Picks- We are obsessed with Jacq’s Organics Preggo Belly Oil with carrot root oil, calendula, and vitamin E. After a warm shower apply the oil to your sensitive areas- belly, outer hips, and breasts. We also love the Preggo Belly Cream with shea butter and mango butter for stretchmark prevention.
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