My name is Day Bibb, and I am the founder and CEO of Helen Rose Skincare. I was born and raised in Portland, Oregon to parents originally from New York. I am a mother to two beautiful daughters, and I am a domestic violence survivor and advocate. I founded my company in 2019 and named it after my mother who also passed away in 2019. Helen Rose skincare is a tribute to her legacy of kindness, creativity, and tenacity.
Helen Rose Skincare creates handmade, all-natural, vegan, eco-friendly skincare products designed to moisturize, heal and restore dry, damaged, and irritated skin while using aromatherapy to soothe mood disruptions such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.
Our hero product is Cupuacu Whip Moisture Butter, developed for people who may not be able to use Shea butter and other tree-nut ingredients due to allergies. Other products in our portfolio include multi-purpose moisturizing oils for the face, body, and hair, body scrubs, masks, toners, bath salts and soaks, and lip butter.
I started Helen Rose Skincare for two reasons. First, because I was desperate to heal my daughter’s severe eczema. By the time she was 4 years old I had tried everything. Steroid creams, lotions, oatmeal baths, shea butter moisturizers. There were things that helped, but nothing healed her. I began doing research on butter and oils and found out that people with certain allergies, including tree-nut allergies, can have an aversion to using shea butter and other tree-nut derived ingredients.
I searched the market and could not find any natural skincare products without shea butter or coconut oil or almond oil or argan oil. I had no idea it would be so difficult to find products without these types of ingredients. That’s when I decided to make my own. I did more research and made a chart of all the butters and oils I could find. After making and testing out dozens of blends, I found my signature Cupuacu Whip Moisture Butter blend. This is now my best seller and signature product.
The second reason was to create a steady stream of income for my nonprofit organization, Om Thrive, that I founded in 2018. Our mission is to provide yoga practice and wellness services to survivors of domestic violence and underserved communities of color to promote healing from trauma. It is incredibly difficult to secure grant funding as a new nonprofit, and even more so as a Black led organization. I sold butters to friends and family first, then branched out into local events and markets. I had so much success that I decided to go full time with the business in 2020 after I lost my job due to COVID.
Like I mentioned previously, I am a domestic violence survivor. I used the element of healing from trauma when creating the 10 scents of my butters and oils. The scent blends were chosen specifically for what they do to support mood. For example, Rose Petal brightens skin with a calming effect on emotions. Lemongrass has anti-inflammatory properties and is blended with Melissa oil to soothe anxiety and depression. Jasmine Flower reduces depressive symptoms associated with menstruation and menopause, and aids in lactation. I am passionate about creating a holistic wellness experience for my customers.
Now Helen Rose Skincare offers a wide variety of organic, all-natural, vegan skincare products such as butters, oils, toners, masks, scrubs, soaps, and soaks. I am very proud of what I have accomplished. Our signature Cupuacu Whip Moisture Butter can be found in three different scents at six Whole Foods Stores in Oregon and Washington, as well as our Cupuacu Lip Butter.