ABOUT OUR FOUNDER
Temika Walker, the founder of a vegan/natural plant-based black-owned skincare company “B4URSKN” in Brooklyn, NY, is a strong leader and puts all her energy into passionate adventures and business ideas. Even though she’s a native Floridian, she has resided in New York for 15 years and enjoys the best of NY’s hustling lifestyle. Her educational background consists of a BA in International & Trade and Marketing from the Fashion Institute of Technology and she has traveled abroad to Shanghai, China, while studying at Donghau University. Her field of study was to understand product development and logistics of the import/export of the global economy. Further, she has worked for a cosmetic company for two years and used the basic knowledge to assist in her vegan/plant-based skincare line.
My Dream. My Life. My Destiny” Temika W
Temika’s inspiration to start this skincare brand
Skin Care Issues. As a child, Temika had to deal with dry, scaly alligator skin. Her mother would have to combine vaseline and cocoa butter and slather it on her legs at night to have some moisture during the day. Then Temika started to have adult acne, which was very frustrating.
After 20 years of maintaining her skincare issues with over-the-counter products that seem to stop working for some time, she researched different kinds of fruit butter and plant oils to help heal her acne-prone and dry skin.
Family Roots. Temika’s late great Uncle, Dr. Glensford Lester Craig, inspired her to work in the beauty and cosmetic industry, and it was her calling that came full circle. In Temika’s early 20’s, her great uncle Dr. Craig wanted her to join the Guyanese business side of the beauty schools and hair care industry in Florida. And she politely declined because she had other goals and aspirations to become a fashion model.
After years of hustling in NY and a few paid gigs, Temika realized modeling wasn’t supplementing her income for her two boys and herself. Per her bio, she accomplished everything to be in the Corporate Americas fashion industry. And to say that never happened until she approached a cosmetic company hiring for a Data Integrity Coordinator position at “FIT” college job fair. Temika worked for the company for two years and realized she was not appreciated for her diligent work ethic while pleasing everyone and was underpaid.
Dr. Glensford Lester Craig guided her with his spiritual presence to continue a business in beauty and skincare
“The Guyanese Gold of Skincare”
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