Hyper Skin

Hyper Skin creator Desiree Verdejo gained a wealth of beauty knowledge after opening the equivalent to Sephora for women of color — a beauty boutique in Harlem, New York, called Vivrant Beauty. After being surrounded by premium skin-care products she curated, and simultaneously dealing with hormonal breakouts and the dark marks it was causing, she homed in on what was missing. Hyper Skin launched with a single product, the Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum, which combines 15 percent vitamin C and vitamin E to clear away hyperpigmentation.

Star product: The blemish and dark spot clearing Hyper Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum is also made with turmeric root extract to tame inflammation, brightening kojic acid, and hyaluronic acid to hydrate.