One company working to minimize stigma around breakouts is skincare brand, Starface. Founded by Julie Schott and Brian Bordainick, the vegan brand uses space references and fun designs to produce high-powered skincare that’s out of this world. Known for their star-shaped Hydro-Star pimple patches, Starface brings humor to an industry that’s criticized for taking itself too seriously.
While the brand offers many stellar skincare products, Hydro-Stars are the most game-changing. The patches absorb fluid, shield pimples from outside bacteria and help prevent more breakouts in a cute, cosmic way. Plus, the starry design “hugs the more difficult-to-reach […] corners of your nose or sides of your lips.”
Most recently, the brand introduced Lift Off pore strips that remove blackheads and dirt from pesky pores on the nose. Like all Starface products, the strips work on all skin types, have fun designs and improve skin texture and complexion. They also help reduce inflammation, soothe skin and block bacteria.
For a Good Cause
Not only does Starface aim to redefine society’s outlook on acne in a fun way, but they also dedicate themselves to supporting causes that are bettering the world. The brand partners with the Hetrick-Martin Institute for LGBTQ+ youth, the Black Led Movement Fund and the UK-based organization, Black Thrive.
In fact, all net proceeds for Starface’s Rainbow Hydro-Stars in the US go to the Black Led Movement Fund and the Hetrick-Martin Institute. And all proceeds in the UK are donated to Black Thrive.