My name is Madison Parks and I am from Austin, Texas. I created Million Dollar Cosmetics LLC at the age of 19 in the spring of 2020. I was inspired to create MDC when I became pregnant at 18 and struggled with hormonal acne and melasma. On top of that, I was dealing with antepartum then postpartum depression and insecurities which worsened with these new skin conditions! Sadly, it was very easy to not feel beautiful and like myself during my pregnancy journey, but thankfully a new journey was beginning for me.
Knowing little about my new skin concerns; I began to research more about it and became more knowledgeable about skin care. I read articles, watched the YouTube's of estheticians and dermatologists, read skin care studies, and adjusted my skin care routine as needed. As I saw my skin become clearer and brighter, I slowly gained my confidence back. My skin care routine had become my happy place where I meditated, relaxed, and practiced self care. This was so important especially being a new mommy, you need these moments. It improved my skin and mental health. Although, I felt amazing and beautiful again, inside and out, I wanted to do more. There are so many misconceptions about skin and skin care especially in the Black community. Like how most Black people and those of darker complexions believe we don't need sunscreen, when actually we need it indefinitely! Everyone does! I knew I wanted to help people, but especially women who have had similar struggles learn more about their skin and care for their skin and therefore care for themselves better. I also thought it was important to use as many natural and organic ingredients as possible, so women who are pregnant and/or breastfeeding could enjoy my brand as well.
So boom, Million Dollar Cosmetics was born. A Black owned luxury, natural and organic cosmetics brand with an emphasis on loving yourself and self care. I want people to take the time to relax, reflect, meditate, pamper themselves, and just breathe when doing their skin care routine. I want them to feel good about themselves in their natural state. I also want people to look forward to and enjoy their routines whether its a 2-step or 10-step routine.Skin care routines shouldn't feel like job you hate going to, but a place of comfort.The goal is for my customers to look and feel their best when using my products!