By D’Juan Hopewell

Science often gives us a slight edge over nature. When science is skillfully blended with nature, however, things advance dramatically. A Black chemist is ushering in that type of leap forward in the science of beauty. Ni’Kita Wilson is a chemist who worked decades in the cosmetics industry, developing over 3,200 products for some of the top brands. Through her company, Ni’Kita Wilson Beauty Chemist, Wilson has introduced a breakthrough line of elevated oils specially crafted to moisturize Black women’s skin and hair in a way that was, before now, unheard of. This was a job especially for a Black chemist.

Imagine putting water on your hands to moisturize them — you’d soon need more water, if you wanted to maintain the moisture. Imagine, however, if that water were covered by plastic wrap — the water would be locked in for a very long time! Ni’Kita Wilson Beauty Chemist has a line of elevated oils specially formulated to help Black women achieve and maintain moisture in their hair, body and face, in a similar way. The Replenish line of products use oils along with shea and cocoa butters from nature, combined with clean, science-based ingredients to lock in benefits. Hyaluronic acid, for example, is an ingredient that can hold 100 times its weight in water, which Replenish products uses to maintain moisture, for an extended period of time. Skillfully blending trusted natural oils, butters and a safe blend of synthesized ingredients, Replenish products help Black women lock in moisture and derive the maximum benefits. Yes, there are some things that a chemist can do, that the rest of us simply cannot.

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