This Women’s History Month, Downtown Brooklyn Partnership is proud to highlight the neighborhood’s many female founders and business owners. Throughout the month, we’ll be sharing their origin stories, their goals, and how they inspire others. We interviewed Amerrah Brown about her handmade vegan skincare line, Beautiful Amore.
Beautiful Amore Vegan Skincare, located at City Point, is more than just a store — it’s an experience. When you walk into City Point, follow your nose to Beautiful Amore and be greeted by a selection of plant-based personal care products that will delight. These products are perfect for people looking to move away from animal ingredients and harsh chemicals, maintain healthy skin, or ease the symptoms of eczema. Keep reading to find out how Amerrah’s own quest for healthier skin led to the founding of Beautiful Amore.
DBP: What inspired you to start this business?
Amerrah Brown (AB): The plan wasn’t to have a business – it only came as something out of necessity. About twenty years ago, my daughter and I had very bad eczema, and I found that there were a lot of chemicals and additives in the products we were using that didn’t help. So, I did the research and started creating my own concoctions. About six months later things started to change and the eczema disappeared. My friends and family noticed my skin was glowing, and they asked me what I was using.