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At AVEENO®, we are committed to helping create a more diverse, inclusive and equitable skincare industry. That’s why we’re building on our long-standing partnership with ESSENCE® to provide access, education, resources and opportunity for Black female entrepreneurs looking to grow their skincare and haircare brands. Together, we want to support those entrepreneurs whose ideas and solutions have the power to profoundly impact the health and beauty of all skin.

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ENTER THE
AVEENO® SKIN HEALTH STARTUP ACCELERATOR PITCH COMPETITION

Are you a Black female entrepreneur with a product, brand or technology that meets the skincare needs of Black consumers? We’re looking for an up-and-coming innovator of body care, facial care or scalp care products who harnesses the power of natural ingredients to address the needs of all skin types. We’re talking moisturizers, serums, scrubs, cleansers and more!

You could win $100,000 for your skincare business
and ongoing mentorship opportunities from AVEENO® business leaders, industry experts and ESSENCE®!
HERE'S HOW TO ENTER

Step 1

Step 1

Tell us your WHY. Create a 1-2 minute video introducing yourself, your business, and WHY you got started. Explain how natural ingredients play a key role in your products and your business.

Step 2

Step 2

Hit the ENTER NOW button and fill out the form between 6:30PM EST on December 9, 2020 and 11:59:59PM EST on January 25, 2021.

Step 3

Step 3

Upload your video and required information.


APPLY BY JANUARY 25, 2021

NO PURCHASE NECESSARY. Void where prohibited. Open to Black female owners of a US-based small business in the skincare or haircare industry that is (i) at least 51% owned by a Black woman or (ii) led by a Black woman who has the role of Chief Executive Officer. Starts 6:30PM EST on 12/9/20 and ends 11:59:59 PM EST on 1/25/21. For complete entry details, visit https://www.essence.com/aveeno/rules Sponsored by Essence Communications Inc.

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At AVEENO®, nature fuels our healthy spirit, just like healthy skin fuels yours. They research and work with scientists and dermatologists around the world to unlock the therapeutic power of nature’s most restorative ingredients, giving you clinically-proven products that nurture and care for your skin, so you can care for what’s most important in life.

At AVEENO®, everything is rooted in our belief that balance is the key to wellbeing. That’s why we use groundbreaking science to transform nature’s ingredients into products that rebalance and renew your skin. With clinical results to prove their effectiveness.

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At AVEENO®, nature fuels our healthy spirit, just like healthy skin fuels yours. We research and work with scientists and dermatologists around the world to unlock the therapeutic power of nature’s most restorative ingredients, giving you clinically-proven products that nurture and care for your skin, so you can care for what’s most important in life.

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