EDGEWATER, N.J. – When Taroob Ahmad of Edgewater was 25, people would comment on her beautiful skin.
“My husband is 11 years older than me. It is a big difference,” she said. “We would go out with his friends and family, and everyone would be like, ‘Oh wow, your wife is so young, her skin is so nice. I would really enjoy the compliments,” she said, laughing.
But Ahmad realized that glowing skin may not last forever, unless she did something to maintain it. So she started looking for something healthy to put on her face.
She was a biology major in college and understood how the quality of ingredients could affect her skin, and she never found any product she was comfortable with.
Ahmad was using at-home regiments, until she came up with the idea to create her own.
That is how her company, Honeylux was born. In November, after more than a year of interviewing chemists and searching for high quality ingredients, Ahmad, now 28, released her first product.
It is a premium vitamin C and retinol serum that promotes extreme collagen production and speeds up cell turnover in order to fight acne, and diminish sun damage and wrinkles.
“Vitamin C and retinal is like the absolute best combination. They’re a love match. When you put it on your skin it does amazing, amazing things,” Ahmad said.
“Me and my husband basically bathe in this serum, because we know how good it is,” she quipped.
Ahmad, who was born in Pakistan and grew up in Rocky Hill, Conn., is also using her company to give back.
With each product purchased, a donation is given in the customer’s name to Operation Smile, which provides surgeries to repair cleft palates for children.
“Using this serum, I want people to feel pretty and beautiful, but I also want to give that feeling of giving back to someone else,” she said.
Operation Smiles is a cause close to Ahmed’s heart. She said she worked with people with cleft palates in the past, and “would always try to empower them.”
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