Brown Skin is Profoundly Different to White Skin

Brown skin is not just a deeper shade; it exhibits over 100 distinctive characteristics that set it apart from white skin. 

These differences span from its structural composition to its biological responses and functions. Understanding these unique qualities is crucial in providing the right care and attention that brown skin deserves.

Why This Matters to Brown Women


Brown Skin Needs

Brown skin needs are very different when it comes to skincare, as brown skin differs from white skin in over 100 ways.


Recognising Neglect

Recognising that mainstream skincare is dominated by brands that quietly ignore the biological needs of brown skin is an essential step for brown women.


Brown Beauty Reborn

For years, brown women have been fed the white-beauty narrative. Finally, we can now give brown skin what it needs to be healthy and glowing.

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The Science of Brown Skin

Discover all of the 100+ ways Brown Skin is Biologically Different to White Skin

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Brown Skin Concerns

De-hydrated & Dry Skin

Darker the skin, the lower the ceramide levels, resulting in a greater need for hydration.

Ceramides are natural components of skin that helping the skin’s protective layer which limits moisture loss. Brown skin contains lower levels of ceramides and is therefore more prone to dryness.

Adarci's Intrinsic Glow Moisturiser and Awakening Eye Cream are specifically formulated to replenish what the skin naturally needs, filled to the brim with antioxidants and replenishing ingredients, which helps skin to stay ultra-hydrated, without moisture loss.

Oily Skin, Spots and Acne

Dark skin has increased pore size and sebum secretion which can lead to oily skin, clogged pores and spots. Studies have shown that those with dark skin get more inflammation, scarring and post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation than Caucasians.

Brown women often suffer more from conditions such as polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) which causes skin to suffer from breakouts more.

Adarci skincare is formulated to reduce the appearance of pore size and balances sebum production.

Our Rich Clarity Cleanser is anti-inflammatory and will prevent breakouts (spots), as well as calming angry red skin. It also promotes balanced Cell-Microbe interaction, which balances sebum production (reduces oily skin) and so helps the prevention of skin conditions like Acne.

The Radiance Enhancing Exfoliator removes dead skin, minimises the appearance pores and unclogs pores. In addition, it stimulates cell renewal, reduces blemishes and brightens skin.

Adarci’s Ultimate Rejuvenating Serum firms, soothes and hydrates skin whilst stimulating an even skin tone. It also reduces brown spots and pigmentation caused by sun damage and helps to reduce the appearance of skin scarring.

Hyperpigmentation: Dark Spots and Uneven Tone

Hyperpigmentation (commonly referred to as melasma) is the appearance of dark spots and uneven tone on darker skin. Hyperpigmentation usually appears on the cheeks, bridge of the nose, forehead and upper lip.

Whilst lighter skin also can have issues with hyperpigmentation, it is particularly difficult to resolve in brown, melanin-rich skin. Any trauma to the skin leads to excess melanin, which causes post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation.

Adarci’s Ultimate Rejuvenating Serum reduces dark spots and pigmentation as well as stimulating an even skin tone and radiance. In addition, the serum visibly reduces fine lines and wrinkles, promotes ageing-well and silky-soft skin.

Our Radiance Enhancing Exfoliator reduces blemishes, removes dead skin and grime, unclogs pores and stimulates cell renewal whilst naturally boosting collagen in the skin. 

Dark Under-Eye Circles

Brown women, especially South Asian and Mediterranean women, are more prone to dark under-eye circles (periorbital melanosis).

The skin under the eye is impacted by hormonal changes in women and further darkens with age. The condition can be addressed by reducing the appearance of the dark circles.

Adarci’s Awakening Eye Cream banishes dark circles, targets dark spots and reduces pigmentation. In addition, it firms and plumps the eye contour, reduces puffiness and brightens up the skin around the eye, as well as regenerating skin, visibly reducing the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles and improving the overall skin quality.

Sensitive Skin

Several studies indicate that brown skin maybe more sensitive to synthetic chemicals, which is why natural skincare is important for brown skin.

The Adarci range is formulated using bio-organic plant actives and therapeutic essential oils that heal and protect our skin. We use a blend of micro-nutrients, trace minerals, vitamins and omegas - carefully selected for their benefits to skin and their ability to restore balance. Adarci skincare is vegan, organic, cruelty-free.

Compact Skin Structure

Darker skin has a more compact skin structure, making it less penetrable.

Brown skin therefore requires greater levels of nutrition, which most others skincare products aren't formulated for.

The Adarci range is specially formulated with over 40 powerful, high-concentration nutrient dense plant actives and oils from around the world to ensure you have the nutrients your skin needs.  

The Brown Skin Story

The Struggle of Brown Skin

For centuries, the world has been run by a beauty ideal that prescribes a single standard of beauty as the only acceptable one.

Brown women are often ignored when it comes to skincare but it does not mean that we are any less beautiful.

People with brown skin comprise more than half of the total population of the earth and yet brown skin is the most under-served segment in the skincare space. From pigmentation to textural issues such as roughness and dehydration, brown skin doesn't get the love and attention it deserves.

Until now, we have faced an industry that only makes skin-lightening products, even if you don’t want to lighten your skin.

Prioritising Brown Skin

We are told that dark is not beautiful, but we refused to accept this.

Over 200 years of colonisation by the West has left brown skin with a damaged moisture barrier. We repair your moisture barrier.

We challenge the assumption that dark is not beautiful by giving dark-skinned women what they so desperately need. This revolutionary skincare brand was created for brown women as a way to fight against this societal lie.

The time has come to make skincare for brown women finally a priority.

Nurturing Brown Beauty

Imagine, a skincare brand made exclusively for brown skin which nurtures it with natural ingredients, so your skin is richly hydrated, nourished and full of life. While radiating a natural glow and looking healthier than ever!

This is what Adarci offers - an exclusive skincare range with the highest quality of organic plant actives, therapeutic essential oils, micronutrients, trace minerals, vitamins and omegas from the most nutrient dense botanical sources from around the world for brown women who see themselves as equally beautiful and worthy, and who want to enjoy an effortless experience of a deep connection with their authentic beauty.

Adarci is the only luxury skincare brand designed for brown women and the unique properties of brown skin.

Adarci was founded by a brown woman who has spent years studying how to enhance and improve the beauty of brown skin and the self-love of brown women. Our customers have been loving it for years.

Founded by a woman of colour, for women of colour.


"Much respect for Adarci creating an award-worthy, tailor-made skincare collection, which brown skin will adore."

Fiona Klonarides

Founder of Beauty Shortlist Awards

Award-Winning Global Brand

Our world-leading skincare range has been winning awards since our launch.

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The Highest Standards

As skilled artisans in skincare, we are committed to crafting only the finest quality products.

Our formulations are globally renowned and meticulously created with unparalleled attention to meet the highest standards of excellence.

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