We had the good fortune of connecting with Maria Jackson and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Maria, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
After hitting what I thought was the lowest point in my life back in 2019. I had a complete epiphany that took me back to my childhood when I was always teased about the complexion of my dark skin. While thinking about all the teasing, bullying, and low self-esteem I gained; I also thought about how much in my adult years I receive compliments on how beautiful my skin is and how clear it is.

Right then and there, a light bulb went off and I said “That’s it, skincare….I should create my own skincare line”. That same day I dove in headfirst and immediately started doing all the necessary research to kick off my very own skincare line. I set a launch date, connected with a college colleague (TK of Feathered Design Studios) to create a logo, and started to hit the ground running. I launched EmmJays Beauty Corner on August 11, 2019.

What should our readers know about your business?
EmmJays Beauty Corner is a skincare and wellness company with handmade products created for all skin types.

What sets me apart from other skincare lines is how I research to ensure I am using the most simple ingredients that in return make the biggest impact on the skin. Each product I come out with has been tested at a minimum of 3 months before it is launched. I am not only focused on the adult skin, but I am also launching “Baby EmmJays Skincare, Natural skincare for the kiddos”. I am inspired to broaden EmmJays to cater to toddlers and their skincare needs as well.

With simplified handcrafted products, my goal is to make sure you know that by joining the EmmJays family, you know exactly what is going into your skin, and how it’s going to work for you.

My journey is completely transparent, I share my journey with all of my followers, down to every breakout, or scar I have so they can know I am down to earth, honest, and also with consistent use and patience, my products actually work.

Any places to eat or things to do that you can share with our readers? If they have a friend visiting town, what are some spots they could take them to?
Atlantas Fave Spots:

Flying Biscuit
Boogalou day party
Ponce City Market
Chef Robs
Garden Room

Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I would like to shout out to my mother, my life partner and circle of close friends/family.

My mom is so strong, resilient, also an entrepreneur, and my own personal superwoman. She supports all of my business ventures, and always makes sure I know she’s proud of me and all of my accomplishments.

My life partner push me to be the best person and business woman I can be. He help me with investing, budgeting, and pricing strategies. He constantly remind me that he’s proud of me and that means a lot to me.

My girls inspire me, push me, support me, root for me and my success, also there to motivate me in my failures. I have been extremely blessed to have such an amazing group of women from college friends, to my home team (Milwaukee) girls.

ALL of them are my sista friends, and I can’t imagine this journey without them. They all know who they are!

Website: Www.Emmjaysbeautycorner.com

Instagram: @Emmjaysbeautycorner

Facebook: EmmJays Beauty Corner

Image Credits
Photographer: Kalida Williams Photographer: Marco Noisey

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