Can you tell us, who is Chiquita Zachery?
I am a native of New Orleans and currently reside in Atlanta Ga. I am a wife, mother, and CEO of Skyn by Chi. For the past 18 years, I’ve had a career at Delta Air Lines. I created my skincare line while on a temporary leave of absence from work during the pandemic. I was experiencing a hormonal imbalance due to a hysterectomy that caused my face to break out, resulting in emotional distress and scarred skin. I tried everything that you can imagine to get rid of my adult acne, facial hyperpigmentation (dark spots), and dryness. After countless hours researching effective ingredients that addressed my adult acne, hyper-pigmentation, uneven texture, and dehydration without reducing the natural collagen, I birth Skyn by Chi.
Working in the airline industry, did you find it difficult to do your job effectively?
Although Skyn by Chi is doing good, I’m not in a rush to leave just yet. I believe that timing is everything and I’ll know when that time comes. Of course, it’s difficult trying to run a business and working a job that is very critical and needs your full attention. I’ve learned to balance the two but it’s not always easy.
During the pandemic you created your company, can you tell us about Skyn By Chi?
Skyn By Chi was established in 2020 and is a black-owned, woman-owned Atlanta-based company dedicated to skincare. The products focus on achieving healthy glowing skin for women and men of all skin types. Natural, affordable, and luxurious is what our products represent. Skyn By Chi is cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated with clean ingredients made in the USA.
Being that the beauty industry is oversaturated, what makes Skyn by Chi different?
I differentiate my business in this saturated beauty industry by making sure that my products are actually solving the customer’s skin concerns. Natural, affordable, and luxurious is what our products represent. Skyn by Chi is also cruelty-free, vegan, and formulated with clean ingredients made in the USA. Another thing that differentiates my business from the competition is that not only do I sell skincare, but I’m also a skin specialist (Esthetician). That’s a big deal when customers are discussing their skin concerns. They want to be able to trust that you’re helping them make the right choice when choosing a skincare product.
Is Skyn by Chi good for all skin types?
Yes! Skyn By Chi is good for all skin types because the products are formulated to target the skin’s pH level. So if your skin type is oily, dry, or a combination, our product’s performance is to correct and balance the skin back to its normal pH.
What is the best way to apply Skyn by Chi for best results?
Step #1 Rosewater Cleanser
Step #2 Rosewater Toner
Step #3 Vitamin C Serum
Step #4 Moisture Cream
What advice could you provide, as well as the best skincare regimen?
Follow your passion. Work hard and do it all while keeping your skin glowing and hydrated with Skyn By Chi 4 step regimen.
What can we expect from Skyn by Chi in the future?
Skyn by Chi started with the goal to create good skincare but now I’ve since gone to school and become an Esthetician. I want to open up a full-service luxury spa here in Atlanta. My goal is to provide a tranquil atmosphere for everyday people to come to relax and have a luxury facial experience.
What advice would you give to a woman that has gone through a Hysterectomy and dealing with adult acne?
Now that I’m more knowledgeable about hysterectomies, I would let them know that it’s very common for the skin to change in the weeks and months following a hysterectomy. Most women experience increased oiliness and breakouts due to hormonal imbalance. I would recommend implementing a consistent morning and nighttime skincare routine that has effective ingredients that help to balance the skin’s pH. If your skin issue doesn’t improve after a few months, I recommend seeking an esthetician or dermatologist.
What would you like our viewers to gain from this interview?
I would like the viewers to simply be inspired by my story and know that you can absolutely do anything you put your mind to.
How can people connect with you to learn more?
You can learn more about Skyn by Chi at www.skynbychi.com