Hi. I'm Marla Rene. I remember my mom telling me as a child, "Marla, your beauty is you, therefore there is no beauty greater than". It took me years to completely embrace that one piece of advice my mother had given me. Sadly, we as women, still battle with this issue. So, I'm feverishly passionate about self love, acceptance and empowerment. My mission is to break the stereotypes of what beauty is.  We should all embrace our natural beauty. Hopefully, our line will help with any skincare insecurities that hinders us from feeling fierce, whether it's acne scarring, uneven skin tone or fine lines and wrinkles. 

I was drawn to creating a natural skincare solution for women of color, after caring for my mother who passed away from complications with cancer. While caring for her, I was forced to take notice of ingredients in products she was using. At that time, I had no idea that the knowledge I was gaining would birth Marla Rene Skincare. I needed an outlet during my grieving process and dove into making my own products.  Through trial and error and years of research, I'm excited to bring to you a line that was created out of passion, diligence and love. Each product is handcrafted and formulated for our melanin magic beauties. 

I am a mother of two and have one fur baby named Zoe and another named Shadow. 

I believe if there was just a little bit more compassion in this world, and less judgement  humanity would take a huge leap. Stop allowing lack of understanding to cause you to develop fears and unwarranted labels and negative stereotypes of others. The key to unity is openness, willingness and the ability to just agree to disagree. 

I cherish my solitude. A perfect night is at home with my family whether engaging with each other or in my personal space just enjoying me. 

I am a lover of Disney movies, the ID channel, candles and anything that has to do with DIY. And I can't watch those ASPCA commercials without crying each time!

And finally if you remember only one thing about Marla Rene Skincare, remember this:

We are passionate in rekindling that sparkle in you! You know the kind that illuminates no matter rain or shine. When your eyes are open, your spirit gleams. Be awakened with a new found confidence, an unbreakable desire that draws sex appeal, all while loving the skin you're in.  Make me proud. Represent melanin beauties. YOU darling are FIERCE!