Our skin is one of the most exposed organs of our body. Unfortunately, issues like food and inclement weather can often cause damage, leading to embarrassing blemishes like acne and eczema. Fortunately, an array of skincare products are available at our disposal, ready to help fight off those pesky impurities.
Hollywood power couple Idris Elba and his wife Sabrina recently launched their new skin line S’Able Labs and it’s geared toward all types of skin. Whether our skin is oily or super dry, S’Able Labs has the answer to our prayers.
Launched on July 12, the skincare line includes only three products at the moment; the Qasil Powder, the Black Seed Toner and the Baobab Moisturizer. Making this line all the better, it even comes in a sample-size, Discovery Kit. Not to mention, the star-studded skincare line has several natural ingredients that help promote healthy skin from the inside out.
A Brand With Black People In Mind
More importantly, the Beast actor and his wife were dead set on developing a brand that could promote inclusivity. In talking about the brand with PopSugar, the Hollywood couple wanted a product to fight skin issues specific to the Black community. Typical skin problems found in Black people are hyperpigmentation and inflammation.
“We want to be catered to. Not in a way that excludes anyone else, but in a way that just brings everyone together, which is a lot easier to do than you would think, because so many brands just aren’t being inclusive,” Elba said during the interview.
While Target has done its part in promoting Black businesses in the skincare industry, the hosts of the podcast Coupledom have contributed greatly to the cause.
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Ingredients Made Straight From Africa
Idris and Sabrina Elba have gone the extra mile in delivering customers a skincare line that actually caters to all ethnicities. Even better, many of the ingredients found within the three-product skincare line hail from the Motherland, Africa.
While many contributing factors went into producing the skincare line S’Able Labs, the biggest one stemmed from Sabrina’s connection to the continent. Last year, the model visited Kenya and Somalia as a Goodwill Ambassador for the International Fund of Agricultural Development.
During her and Idris’ trip to Africa, the ambassador recalled her fondest memory as “sitting beneath a massive Baobab tree.” Furthermore, the superfood Baobab is a key ingredient featured in S’Able Labs’ Baobab Moisturizer. The product comes packed with anti-inflammatory properties to prevent skin breakouts. It even promotes hydration with a hint of shea butter and squalane.
In addition to discovering the healing power of Baobab, the Elba’s included their version of the Qasil Powder in their skincare line. In particular, Sabrina draws on her earlier memories of her mother, who’s from Africa, covering her face with what she describes as the “green substance.”
For the longest time, Qasil Powder has remained a Somalian secret to help cleanse and detoxify our skin. One of the biggest advantages of having any kind of Qasil Powder in our skincare arsenal is that it eliminates the appearance of acne, uneven skin tone, scarring, dark spots, and especially, eczema. Furthermore, the S’Able Labs Qasil Cleanser combines the Somalian plant with shea butter and purifying kaolin clay, to keep our skin feeling good.
Happy Environment, Happy Skin
Last on the list comes S’Able Labs Black Seed Toner, which coincides with the couple’s other mission to protect the environment. At the start of their skincare brand, Idris and Sabrina sought to promote healthy relationships between us and the planet. They know that often times environmental factors can affect our skin in a number of ways.
While Black Seed Oil itself has beneficial properties that help fight off skin conditions such as psoriasis, the Elba’s toner protects it from environmental aggressors. Additionally, the Black Seed Toner can turn back the hands of time by improving our skin’s elasticity and radiance.
With so much to offer, it’s no wonder that Idris and Sabrina Elba have become beauty gurus. The power couple’s skincare line comes packed with tons of healthy properties and even better health benefits. Try out the couple’s new skin products this summer.