By Carter Higgins, balckdoctor.org
Actor Hill Harper, best known for his scene-stealing role on CSI:NY for the past nine seasons has done it all. He’s worked and graduated from Harvard with our former President Obama. He’s done major films like Beloved with Oprah Winfrey and He Got Game with Denzel Washington. He’s also a best selling author with the book, Letters to a Young Brother: MANifest Your Destiny to help young men accomplish their dreams. Now, he is giving back in another way, with trying to keep your skin healthy.
The thought of a new skin care line came to Harper about seven years ago when he was diagnosed with thyroid cancer while serving on President Obama’s President’s Cancer Panel. Harper’s father died of the same cancer in 2000.
“I started learning so much,” Harper told EBONY. “Everything we put on our skin is absorbed and has to be processed through our liver, the same way as if we ate it or drank it. What I began to realize is I wanted to use all natural oils on my skin to protect my health.”
With his newfound love to use natural oils, Hill found himself spending a lot of money on one particular product and knew it was time to step up and help those who wanted the same but couldn’t afford to. “I was buying a lotion that was $100. The shampoos and conditioners were $40. There had to be a way to have affordable premium care products,” Harper said.
The oil that he fell in love with was Baobab oil. He was introduced to it while in Africa and knew it would be essential to the line.
“The oil itself has vitamins C, D and A. I think in the future, baobab oil will be as popular as coconut oil is now. It has more health-based properties than coconut oil,” Harper said.
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