Skincare For All!
Grammy Award-winning singer-songwriter Sam Smith has come out as gender nonbinary.
“I’m not male or female. I think I float somewhere in between,” Smith said Friday on actor Jameela Jamil’s new Instagram show, “I Weigh Interviews.”
Smith said when he saw the words "nonbinary" and "genderqueer" and heard people speak about these identities, which are used to describe those who identify as neither exclusively male nor female, he thought, "F--ck, that's me."
While many nonbinary and gender-nonconforming individuals prefer to use the gender-neutral pronouns “they” and “them,” several news reports claim Smith still prefers male pronouns, like “he” and “him."
Whether you're male, female, non-binary, transgender, gay, straight, young or old, here are the Top 3 skincare brands to wave your flag of inclusivity for all.
Enter War Paint: a young British brand who recently posted a new advert for their latest range of products. Clad in pharmaceutical minimalism but with a focus on how men’s men can capitalize on the existence of concealer, it was almost inevitable that people would roll their eyes the moment the video hit the internet.
Even if the brand is primarly aimed for men the founder says that War Paint's "Aims to push the boundaries of gender politics in the beauty market, offering gender-fluid makeup made in UK."
Cruelty free and using vegan formulation that is easy to select, simple to apply, is light to the touch and weightless on your skin.
Ironically enough, photographer Peter Schafrick started developing products for men (mainly to address his own personal skin concerns) but decided to make them gender-neutral once female friends and family members started requesting them. "Together with my chemist, I tweaked the formulations slightly to ensure all our products were able to address all sorts of skin issues and types of skin in order to reinforce the simplicity and appeal of the brand for women who we felt could benefit from using fewer products and men who are notorious for wanting to keep things simple," says Schafrick, who brought the brand stateside in early February after launching successfully in Canada.
Bridging the gap between the Asian & Western beauty market, Founder Ross Bey wanted to create a range of non-binary skincare that could be fun for everyone to use.
" We all want to be excited when using a beauty product. Whether you're a straight male, a Trans female or anyone in-between. We just want to have fun and thats why I came up with Corpore Sanctum to allow everyone to liven up their's skincare routine."
Priced as low as £5.99 all skincare products are Organic and Vegan. The brand also donates 5% to charities including WWF, LGBT Foundation and more.