Josanne Hernandez creates a natural way of glowing beauty
JOSANNE HERNANDEZ, 34, wants to help feed the world and keep it vibrant. She hopes to do this with her line of skin care products, Glow n Grow Infuse.
The products include anti-aging oils, conditioning oils, and oils to stimulate hair growth. Its products include ingredients such as avocado, black seeds, olive oil, and vitamin E.
The Woodbrook resident is in the process of registering her oils with the Department of Health’s Chemicals, Foods and Drugs division and then hopes her products will be stocked on drugstore shelves as well as in the chain’s store. Pennywise health and beauty product supply.
The idea for Glow n Grow Infuse began when Hernandez began to think of ways to return to nature and the earth.
“I started researching all of our natural plants and herbs,” she says. Prior to that, Hernandez worked as a billing clerk at St Clair Medical Center, Elizabeth Street, Port of Spain, and then decided to enter the world of entrepreneurship.
Hernandez uses the process of cold pressing extraction to obtain the oil needed to create his products.
Berlinpackaging.com says cold pressing uses a hydraulic press to separate the different parts of a fruit, plant, vegetable, seed or nut from its oils or juices. It does not involve any form of cooling or refrigeration. Rather, it reduces exposure to heat and oxygen, which allows for high nutrient retention and taste, he said.
For Hernandez, cold pressing makes the most of the fruit or product.
She has always loved nature, especially since she noticed that when she used products in pharmacies or in beauty salons, they did not react well with her skin. She started creating products for herself and her daughter, Jenae Serville, about five years ago.
“My daughter was in elementary school and I mixed my own oils for her skin and hair. She kept coming back to me and saying, “Someone, mom, wants to know what you use on my skin, because my skin has this natural glow.
“Then more people started asking. Then people started asking me questions, so I started giving people around me the product to use and they started getting the same feedback.
“That’s when I realized, ‘You are doing something right.'”
Hernandez then took an online herbal course, learning how to blend oils and what could be used on the skin to achieve the desired result. She had also done a lot of research for about six months to a year before taking the course.
Since then, she has built up a small following and sells her produce in pop-up markets around TT, such as the Rootsyardd Night Market and South Market.
Hernandez typically takes around three days of prep time to create their line of oils.
She sees Glow n Grow Infuse becoming a “very, very big business over time” because more and more people are now drawn to natural products.
While the “glow” has to do with her oils, the “growth” part of her brand talks about the products she sells for indoor and outdoor growth, such as plant nutrients and grow bags.
She also hopes to get into farming and wants to “teach people how to grow what they eat because you know what you’re going to feed your plants and you know what you’re putting in your body.”
The entrepreneur is also working on building his website and building an app for his business.
For now, Hernandez can be found at the Rootsyardd Night Market on the corner of Newbold Street and Saddle Road, St Clair. It is a 100% local craft and craft market, and it is there from Wednesday to Sunday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Hernandez wants TT: “Keep that glow on your skin. Stay healthy, stay strong. “