Founder and Creative Director
Barbara Jacques is the Founder and Creative Director of Jacq’s a vegan and clean beauty skincare line created to help women slay naturally. Barbara created Jacq's after a health scare during her pregnancy. As a way to cope with her illness, she began studying green medicine, and holistic plant botany. The more research she did, the more concerns she had about the effects of ingredients on our overall health.
After recovering from her illness and delivering her daughter, Barbara created Jacq's as a way to help inform women about the effects of toxins in beauty and bath products. She also wanted to create products that focused on addressing real skincare concerns like hyperpigmentation, acne and protecting your skin as we age.
Beauty products for Black Women are much more harmful because the products are harmful, hazardous, contain toxic ingredients compared to 60% of the beauty products sold and marketed to non- Blacks. Jacq's is committed to the purest, most ethical sourcing and formulating for safe and sustainable production. The brand creates products that help women, slay in the most natural way using glass packaging and sourcing organic ingredients. Launched in 2012, Jacq’s is a Green America certified business that’s Peta approved, cruelty-free, and an endorser of the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics.
Jacques has been featured in ELLE Magazine, NBC News, Huffington Post and the Miami Herald recognized Jacques as Miami's 2012 Top 40 Under 40 Leaders of Tomorrow. She was also featured on ABC’s WPLG Local 10 in the spring of 2012 for her entrepreneurial endeavor as a mom entrepreneur. I n 2015, Jacq’s was a warded the Healings Spas & Lifestyle Beauty Award for Best Pregnancy Product . The brand has also been featured on Byrdie, Thoughtfully Magazine, Mama Glow, Hype Hair, Blavity, DailyCandy, Organic Spa Magazine, Houston Style Magazine and Huffington Post. Jacques has been the key force behind Jacq’s.
Jacques is a Florida native and holds a Bachelor in Arts Degree in Communication from the University of South Florida. She worked in companies including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, AT&T, the Urban League and Sprint. Barbara continues to make an impact in her community by volunteering as a reading mentor with elementary students and mentoring at-risk youth in her spare time. Together with her family, they enjoy yoga, traveling and finding fun new ways to enjoy the city of Miami.