Genetics has a lot to do with how clear and youthful a person’s skin looks, but any good skin care aficionado knows that after genetics comes the power of really great products. Singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams also knows that our collective fixation with good skin and great products is gender neutral, which is why he created Humanrace, a skin care line for everyone, just like the name implies.
“Humanrace Skincare doesn’t differentiate by race or gender,” said the singer in a press release. “We’re creating for humans; we are all born in the same skin and Humanrace celebrates this.”
The 3-product launch, out November 25th, includes a Rice Powder Cleanser ($32), Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator ($46) and Humidifying Cream ($48) and is modeled after Pharrell’s own 3-step skin care routine. To develop this line, the star consulted with his longtime dermatologist of 20 years, Dr. Elena Jones, MD. “I wanted to share my 20 years of experience and education through this product and routine. It’s created to take three minutes morning and night. Your face is the result of the spirit behind it, it’s important to take care of your skin and to also take time for yourself each day,” says Pharrell.
From the line’s “formulated for all skin types” philosophy to its bright green refillable, sustainably-focused packaging, Humanrace seems to check off all of the clean and sustainable boxes and we can’t wait to try it. “We wanted to choose ingredients that are clean, effective and friendly for all skin types,” says Dr. Jones. “We adhered to the European standard of 1,300 banned ingredients as an important starting point and then we went further to develop our own restrictions. We worked to create products that had no rocks, nuts, seeds, or plastic particles in our formulas to ensure no microtears occur which can result in damaging your skin.”
For his part, Pharrell says one important aspect in creating this new line was filling a void in the beauty space where he saw something was missing for skin care enthusiasts like himself: “My most favorite place to be is on the precipice of what doesn’t exist, imagining what it can be and then working with an amazing team of architects to reverse engineer and build that thing that didn’t exist before.”
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