The development of Milk Marvel comes from a personal place. “I grew up with bad acne and hyperpigmentation growing up,” Glover says, “and it was such an isolating experience. I was made to feel like I was the only one experiencing these things, but really it’s the reality of so many.” A commitment to their community is what drives Eadem.

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“The news was really painful to watch for both of us throughout this past year,” Glover says. “But we were lucky to have one another through it all. It also just reminded me of our purpose.” The founders want to steer the beauty industry away from tokenization, and towards the celebration of women of color with brands that are by and for them.

While they were building their brand during the pandemic, both Amouzame and Glover were pregnant around the same time, making self-care extremely important to stay afloat. Both extol the importance of the simple things: Amouzame makes sure to wash her face at night and play music, while Glover finds solace in her morning routine: drinking tea and taking a bath with salts. These grounding practices seem destined to support them as their brand begins to grow. “We will be launching in Sephora very soon,” Amouzame says. “We have a lot more products coming soon, too, so we want people to be prepared—it’s only the beginning.”

Eadem Milk Marvel Dark Spot Serum