How many skincare brands do you know that contain fresh, locally sourced raw honey from beekeepers? Not many, Rebranded Marla Rene Lux Skincare offers natural yet effective skincare for women of color. Learn about the process and ingredients that go into their products.

Marla Rene is one of the brands featured in our Limited Edition Spring Mega Beauty Box; please re-introduce us to your brand.

Many of the COCOBelles may know us as Naked Beaute. We have a new name, a new look but same amazing products and a few new ones too. Marla Rene Lux Skincare is a facial focus brand dedicated to developing effective natural skincare for women of color. Our goal is to alleviate those skincare insecurities that hinder us from feeling fierce, whether it's acne scarring, uneven skin tone or fine lines and wrinkles. We achieve this by diligently researching and carefully selecting natural ingredients from around the globe. Studying and incorporating European standards of cosmetic formulating ensures the highest ingredient integrity. The end result is a luxurious natural skincare line that yields results.

What are the key ingredients in the Hydro Cleanse 2 Honey Cleanser and their benefits?

The most important ingredient in our Hydro Cleanse 2 Honey Cleanser is the raw honey that we source locally from our beekeeper. With its natural pH level of 4.5, raw honey falls within the skin’s naturally healthy pH range. Raw Honey also contains gluconic acid, a mild alpha hydroxy acid that brightens the complexion, evens out skin tone, and lightens scars and age spots. Raw Honey also contains many nutrients and minerals excellent for skin health such as vitamin B, iron, manganese, copper, potassium and calcium. It also acts as a humectant drawing moisture to the skin and is perfect as a gentle cleansing solution for even very sensitive skin. When mixed with water, honey releases peroxide properties, which helps heal acne and impede bacterial growth that causes more acne.

The addition of the super nourishing and hydrating Jojoba oil is a wondrous bonus providing amazing anti-bacterial and anti-inflammatory properties. This golden ray of cleansing goodness is rounded off with the lovely sweet orange oil’s skin toning abilities and geranium oil’s reputation for decreasing the appearance of scars, blemishes, age spots and dark marks.

Can this cleanser be used as a mask too?

Yes, applying a thin layer and allowing to penetrate for 15-30 minutes soothes, hydrates and moisturizes the skin while further contributing to evening skin tone and brightening the complexion

How long after using can we start to see results?

We’ve had our beauties share that they’ve felt a difference in how their skin felt after the first use. With our beauties that are battling scarring, hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone, they have shared seeing results within the first two months.

Is this recommended for all skin types?

The Hydro Cleanse 2 Honey Cleanser is perfect for all skin types!

Is the Hydro Cleanse 2 just for the face?

Yes, this cleanser is for facial care only. We’ve even been told that husbands and boyfriends have been “borrowing” it and loving it.


Can you suggest any other products from your line to use with the cleanser?

Of course, for a fully effective system adding the Thanakha Ginger Hydrosol toner and facial oil ideal for your skin type would be the perfect additions. If we had to choose one product outside of the dynamic trio, however, we would recommend the Bamboo Rose Cleansing Grains. They instantly transform this amazing cleanser into an exfoliating powerhouse.

What’s next for Marla Rene?

We’ve launched a customized continuity Box based on your specific skin type or concern, sensitive to normal, combination, oily/acne or anti-aging. For over a year our beauties have been asking for a convenient way for them to not have to think about reordering their facial vanity stash. They’ve shared how often they forget which has lead them to grab something conveniently out of the store that they later regret. Now they can choose The Box that supports their skin the best, sign up one time and every 4-5 weeks the dynamic trio will arrive like clock-work, gone are the worries of ever being without. They’ll also have a chance to amp up their stash with masks and exfoliating add-ons.

Each of our monthly subscribers will be receiving a deluxe size sample of the Hydro Cleanse 2 Honey Cleanser in their Limited Edition Spring Mega Beauty Box, what is the one take-away that you’d like to leave them with?

Each time they stand in front of the mirror and pour that dime size portion in their palm, we want them to know that they were the first ingredient in the design of the formula. Four hands, two hearts and a whole lot of love goes into each and every batch.

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