Play Pretty Beauty began out of a need to to relieve eczema.
I’ve had it since I was a child. My dry patches itched and would leave dark patches on my skin, especially the backs of my knees and crooks of my elbows. Like most people with eczema, I treated it with prescriptions and over the counter remedies. Over time, my skin grew irritated and the solutions were short term. But it wasn’t until my young son developed eczema that I really started taking a hard look at what we were putting on our bodies and why it wasn't working. To work on the inside, I eliminated certain things from our diet and on the outside, started feeding our skin with natural butters and oils. But individually, the butters and oils were either too oily, too cumbersome to use or the moisture wouldn't last.
As a television news anchor and reporter, I was used to doing research and gathering information to present a finished piece. I turned those skills inward and started researching butter and oil blends and botanicals that would help relieve the dryness and itchiness, but also deliver lasting moisture without being super greasy.
For two years I blended countless batches of butters and oils, looking for that perfect mix of good and good for you. I would not only have my friends and family try the butters, but I started taking them to local farmer’s markets to get feedback. What I learned was that customers were looking for that sweet spot, too; a natural product that delivered a deep, lasting moisture but didn't leave a greasy mess on their clothes. And unique, but not overpowering fragrances were a bonus!
Finally, after countless batches of homemade butter and 'test audiences' and another five years of farmer's markets, I felt I had a winner; a blend that helped relieve itchiness, blotchy patches and deeply moisturized but you could still get dressed right after applying. Sweet! While eczema can come and go, we found these butters help keep it under control without the continuous use of harsh steroids or chemicals.
While making the butters, I fell in love with creating natural, beneficial skincare. Our products keep skin sensitivity top of mind while addressing blemishes, dark spots, acne and sun damage.
Play Pretty makes beauty skin deep. Our products contain no sulfates, parabens, mineral or petroleum oils, harsh detergents, drying SD alcohol, phthalates or lanolin. And we test on people, not animals. I hope you enjoy our products as much as we enjoy bringing them to you. It’s our passion to Play Pretty, naturally.
❤ Danielle Knox Ross
Founder, Play Pretty Beauty