BEAUTIFUL… I just want you to know…
You’re my favorite girl!! Honey that is what you are going to be singing into the mirror thanks to Humanrace Skincare by Pharrell Williams! Products for men and women geared to help EVERYBODY attain healthy, glowing skin.
PLUS… this brand in true Pharrell style will be good for the environment. Due to 50% of the plastic packaging coming from recycled plastic. So you can feel good about what you’re putting on your skin and what’s going on with the planet.
However, it’s the products themselves you are here to learn about and we are going to break down EVERY SINGLE THING you need to know. From what you will be able to purchase beginning on November 20th, for how much and what ingredients are in the formula. Let’s go!
Humanrace Skincare by Pharrell Williams- What We Know So Far
Whenever there’s a new brand or release on the horizon there is always a bit of mystery surrounding it. Those cryptic “coming soon” posts start popping up one after the other; with the aim of creating all out frenzy due to the near to zilch information available. However, with a little persistent digging as well as beauty investigating you can always locate the intel you seek. With Humanrace, that’s exactly what we were able to do!
It looks as though for now, Pharrell is kicking things off with just a few products… three to be exact. These products cover all the basics you really need for skincare. Something that we are confident will do well with men or someone who really doesn’t know where to begin when comes to creating a skincare routine or regimen. Williams product lineup helps one and all to breathe easy by keeping things straight forward and simple.
Since let’s just be 99 plus 1 about skincare; you really just need to cleanse and take away impurities; exfoliate and then hydrate and put in good nourishing stuff for good skin. Humanrace so far is doing a great job covering all those bases. The brand’s three products include:
- A Rice Powder Cleanser
- Lotus Enzyme Exfoliant
- Humidifying Cream Moisturizer
No cutesy names for this skincare line. Just a “keeping it real” slash “no gimmicks” approach. Now let’s quickly get into some of these ingredients. We think you guys are going to love this.
Yes Loves… All Natural Ingredients Matter
If you are not looking to see what companies are putting into their products; you are not paying attention! Harsh ingredients are no longer being tolerated by masses and this is a good thing. Most of these bad ingredients should of never been in beauty products to begin with. Nevertheless, so far it looks as though Pharrell is making some good choices.
For starters, we were quite intrigued to see Williams’ use of rice powder in his cleanser. For years, this particular element was well known for it’s anti-aging as well as skin brightening properties. Basically, this means that you will see a difference in any acne OR pigmentation issues! Pharrell is obviously keeping the skincare woes of all races clearly in mind.
Moreover, rice powder just has so many skin benefits that in our humble opinion does not get discussed enough. Such awesome benefits as:
- Being an excellent source of Vitamin B which helps in the production of new cells.
- The fine particles of ground rice possess the ability to help scrub away dead skin cells without being harsh on the skin.
- It can also be used to aid in ridding the skin of blemishes and absorb excess oil.
- The para aminobenzoic acid in rice makes it a good natural sunscreen. It protects the skin and hair from damage.
- Can be combined with various other natural ingredients to prepare packs for glowing skin. Also can be used daily without any side effects.
- Goodbye raccoon eyes… rice powder can additionally be utilized for dark circles! Let the whole congregation say, AMEN HONEY!
Yes Loves… All Natural Ingredients Matter (Continued)
Shall we talk about one more ingredient that’s incorporated into the formulation of Pharrell’s skincare products? Why not! Let’s get into the use of glycolic acid.
Wish you could reveal brighter, glowing skin with gorgeous texture? Well, with this ingredient that is very possible! Here’s why, glycolic acid:
- plumps the skin and helps boost hydration levels
- it’s an effective exfoliator, using glycolic acid regularly can help brighten the complexion helps shed dead skin cells and reveal the newer, brighter layers underneath by acting on the stratum corneum (the outermost layer of skin)
- by stimulating collagen production, it aids in skin feel firmer as well as minimizes fine lines and wrinkles.
- It’s really great for acne-prone skin. Also has plenty of anti-aging benefits.
- a water soluble acid and an ingredient that increases luminosity and radiance of the skin.
Now that you have learned a thing or two about the effective ingredients found in the Humanrace formulas. Check a sneak peek of the collection in our mini Beauty Trailer below!
Humanrace Skincare, The Packaging- Baby It Plays!
When it comes to products packaging is everything. Why? Well, because really there’s nothing new under the sun and that’s a truth every industry from fashion to skincare, companies hope consumers will forget.
You see these brands rely on visual presentation to invoke an impulse into people; because they know they aren’t really giving you anything you probably don’t already have in your possession. There’s millions of mascaras, serums, face creams, face masks and moisturizers on the market. Two things make people put one product above the rest… ingredients and packaging. So far with packaging, Williams is kicking butt.
We LOVE IT. Humanrace is being packaged in a simplistic, eco-friendly green tone. That alone conveys that product lineup with most likely be free complicated ingredients and safe. Also, the color green itself denotes freshness, renewal and wealth. Attributes that can give the impression of products that will richly enhance the user’s skin with refreshing renewal. A very nice touch in our book.
Humanrace Skincare, The Packaging- Baby It Plays! (Continued)
Lastly, we have to give a round of applause with the use of Braille in the packaging. Just… you go boy (Lol)! We say that because back in 2018, the blind community was not too Happy (no pun intended) with Williams’ clothing brand website. The blind deemed it as not being friendly to blind people; they had a tough time navigating it.
A lawsuit was even filed about it; so fast forward 2 years later and seeing Braille included In Pharrell’s packaging shows that he does listen to his base… ALL OF IT.
This is very important because the brand is literally named Humanrace. You can’t have a skincare line with such a vast mission statement name like that and not include everyone. It shows that Pharrell isn’t all talk, but he really is down for everyone. He may not have known in the past that his website was hard to navigate by the blind community; but heck, it really seems like he learned from it, huh?
Keeping One Hundred -Why We Like This Brand?
For one thing this line doesn’t seem like a stretch for Pharrell. In a modern era when every celebrity is jumping on beauty bandwagon; Williams manages to feel authentic. Which is refreshing.
Since honestly, we are beyond tired of the celeb skincare and makeup brands (Lol). Like enough already. In the 90s it was fashion brands, in the 2000’s it was fragrance. Now it’s like everyone suddenly has a life long passion for toners and eye palettes. The lies!
Does anyone care about integrity instead of making a money grab anymore? In all realness Williams could be “money-grabbing” too; but at least from an outsider looking in, it doesn’t appear be like that. As we mentioned above, for Pharrell to include Braille, it shows that he really has given his brand some thought. That alone stands out; we can’t readily think of other brands that have included Braille into their packaging.
It’s nice to see a celebrity actually infuse some ingenuity into the mix; instead of the whole, here’s some products with my name on it. Moreover, this music producer is literally KNOWN for his insanely flawless skin and lack of aging like the rest of us.
It has almost become apart of his brand; his identity among the masses. Even the nickname “vampire” is closely connected to him. So with people wondering how it is that his pores still look microscopic; it makes sense that a skincare brand would fit into the picture. Since my GAWD, who wouldn’t want to pull a Benjamin Button age job like Pharrell?
Humanrace by Pharrell Williams -The Allure Magazine Kick Off
Known for their yearly Beauty Awards, Allure magazine was able to add their nod to Williams upcoming line by showcasing him and it for their December/January issue.
“Introducing Pharrell, our December/January cover star. In this issue, the iconic musician and entrepreneur speaks with writer Brennan Kilbane about his enduring music career; the beauty advice he learned from Naomi Campbell (causal); and -most excitingly-his newest endeavor; Human Race Skincare.
Pharrell has a deep fascination with water: not only does it feed his artistic spirit; but it also serves as inspiration for his beauty brand. He tells Allure, ‘Water makes me feel free. Water is very inspiring to me.’
In previous interviews, Pharrell has been careful to point out that that he is not primarily an activist. But this past summer, has shown him that effecting powerful; meaningful change can be done in myriad ways.
Pharrell sees ‘Entrepreneur,’ a song that he and Jay Z dropped in August; as kindling for aspiring Black Business owners to stoke the flames of ambition within them. ‘When you hear whispers of your ambitions, act on them. You’ve generationally been told how tough it’s going to be for you. It’s like you’re on the baseball team; with one stem behind your back. How far are you going to be able to hit it? They need you to be able to make it all the way home.’”
Sounds like an interesting read. Being fans of Allure since we were like… 12 (Lol) we still get hyped about them. So be sure to check out their issue when it hits Newsstands. Until then, here’s some BTS footage for your viewing pleasure.
Humanrace by Pharrell Williams- Join the Movement and Community
If you are feeling what Pharrell Williams is putting down in Beauty; then it is time for you to join the Humanrace fambam! Already since Williams’ official announcement; there is a growing social media community. For instance, on Instagram a dedicated page to the beauty brand has already been started.
We checked it out and the page seems to be sticking to the minimalistic, clean feel of the products thus far. Furthermore, already Pharrell’s skin company seems to be receiving positive and good response. In just literally 24 hours the page has garnered almost 40k followers. Not bad!
Moreover, this page gives a little more insight into the Human Race brand. The page reveals,
“Welcome to the pursuit of wellbeing. Created by Pharrell for every human. We are Humanrace.
We believe that every believe every individual has the power and potential to understand themselves better; and to improve their wellbeing. Human Race is designed to help you in your quest to feel empowered everyday and turn good intentions into action. Join us in the journey to becoming your best self.
‘Humanrace Skincare doesn’t differentiate by race or gender. We’re creating for humans; we are all born in the same skin.’ —Pharrell”
Humanrace Skincare by Pharrell Williams- But the People Have the Final Word
So what are masses saying about Humanrace? Positive, negative… somewhere in between? Well, by all the things we have been seeing and reading the interest in this line is definitely there!
Both men and women seem to agree that since Pharrell Williams is aging SO well; even if a good chunk of it has to do with genetics; it’s still worth checking into to see what he suggests. Therefore, it looks as though Mister “Vampire” has another successful venture on his hands.
However, don’t just take our word for it. Here are some of things people are saying about Humanrace!
“Yep… I’m getting this. Pharrell has vampire skin.”
“VERY here for Braille on the packaging.”
“Oh honey… HUNNNNNAYYYYY. If any celeb makes a skincare line that I would try, it’s definitely Pharrell. His skin has been FLAWLESS for almost 20 years.”
“I mean… Pharrell never ages so I’m here for it!”
“Listen, idc if it’s genetics, melanin, or facials; that man hasn’t aged one bit so I’m sold.”
“Considering he still looks 28, I may have to trust him.”
“Have you guys seen his skin tho lol; give me whatever he’s using!”
“For those who are saying this is random must not be too familiar with Pharrell. This man literally just starting showing signs of slight aging within the last 5 years lol. He’s known for his great skin. I’m curious to see reviews and what else he comes up with!”
“Literally been asking for his receipts for years for that skin!”
“I didn’t expect this, but you can’t lie, Pharrell has amazing skin; and the description of the products seem hella effective. Count me curious.”
Humanrace Skincare by Pharrell Williams- How Many Coins?
Wow… can you believe with everything we have been discussing we haven’t even talked price yet (Lol!)? Well, you are going to learn today. We are told that as of right now all of the products will range between $30-$50. Below is quick price point breakdown on the first three releases:
- Rice Powder Cleanser $32
- Lotus Enzyme Exfoliator $46
- Humidifying Cream $48
As you can see, pretty good prices. Skincare can get REAL expensive, but Humanrace so far seems to be sticking to the affordable end. Remember that beginning on November 20th you can begin purchasing your Humanrace goodies. Get yours by heading to Humanrace.com. Happy shopping Loves.
Humanrace Skincare by Pharrell Williams- BUT WHAT THERE’S MORE COMING OUT!
This not a test! While it is true that Pharrell Williams’ skincare brand will start with just three products. However, there is already plenty of talk and news about a fourth product that will soon be released. What is it?
Something many people ignore but really shouldn’t… SUNSCREEN. Yes, it does not matter your skin tone; dark or light skin, you should always protect your skin from the damaging effects of the sun. Sunscreen includes active ingredients that can help prevent the sun’s UV radiation from reaching your skin.
Moreover, NEVER EVER FORGET… Even when it’s overcast, up to 80% of the sun’s rays are still being absorbed by your skin. So everyday, regardless of what the weather is outside you should apply sunscreen.
There are many benefits to regularly and consistently wearing sunscreen. Nevertheless, a few others than the ones discussed above to keep in mind are:
- Decreases your risk of developing deadly cancer.
- It keeps you looking young
- Sunscreen keeps your skin tone even
- Reduces risk of sunburn
And yes, while it is true that darker skin contains more melanin [ a pigment that gives skin its color]; that helps block UV rays from penetrating. Due to ozone depletion the risk of skin damage becomes even a problem for melanin rich skin. Therefore, it’s great that Pharrell will be addressing this with his beauty brand as well.
The Behind The Scene Truth… How Pharrell Williams Got Bomb Skin
Want to know another good reason you can trust and get excited about the release of Humanrace? It’s because it partly came together and was inspired by a renown supermodel. Who?
YES… The Queen of the Catwalk herself, Naomi Campbell! But how?
Well, Pharrell revealed in an interview with DAZE years ago that Campbell had a big thing to do with him having such flawless skin. Williams recounts that it was Naomi who had taught him a few skincare tips as well as encouraged him to seek out a dermatologist. Did he act on her advice?
He sure did! Not only did Pharrell follow all of the tips Naomi educated him on; but he also went searching for an amazing dermatologist. In time Williams ended up coming across dermatologist, Dr. Elena Jones.
Pharrell states that Jones ended up putting him onto a skincare routine. A regimen that included a Glytone Self-Foaming Cleanser, as well as a Clearing Toner and Moisturizer. Williams admits even now, that Naomi Campbell’s beauty push helped him on his journey to “ageless” skin; and put Humanrace on the path to being born.
The Behind The Scene Truth… How Pharrell Williams Got Bomb Skin
So we have model icon and musical royalty who both appear to be aging AMAZINGLY; behind the Humanrace Skincare scene. Very reassuring don’t you think? Uhm… yeah!
Who would you rather trust, someone who looks plucked and pulled; or people who are aging gracefully and seem to be drinking from the fountain of youth? Both Naomi and Pharrell are the vampire poster children of timeless beauty and have looked fabulous for decades.
“I exfoliate like a madman. When you exfoliate and you drink a lot of water, that does good for you. To me, the key is just exfoliating, like a monster. There’s a lot of dead skin. All the time. Like a narcissistic madman.”
“My dermatologist, Dr. Elena Jones, gave me the Glytone Self-Foaming Cleanser, which I wash off with cold water to close my pores. I follow that with a Clearing Toner and Moisturizer, also from my dermatologist. You have to take care of your skin. Years and years and years ago, Naomi Campbell pulled me aside and said, ‘Listen, this is what you have to do—you have to go to a dermatologist; you can’t keep using drugstore products.’ Well, you can, but with the store products you have to be really diligent.”
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