A new level in skincare
Cascara Beauty products contain a wealth of skincare benefits: from hydration and protection, to anti-aging and brightening.
Cascara Beauty was founded by beauty industry veteran Christopher Drummond in July 2020. As a true pioneer in the skincare industry with a standalone product to utilize upcycled coffee fruit, which is the potent and antioxidant rich part of the coffee bean that is typically discarded while producing coffee oil, Cascara Beauty products contain a wealth of skincare benefits: from hydration and protection, to anti-aging and brightening.
In doing his researched and development, Drummond learned that the coffee fruit (also known as the coffee berry, coffee cherry and coffee husk) when first farmed is incredibly unstable, leading it to spoil quickly and easily. However, through a proprietary method to extract the healthful benefits of the coffee fruit without spoiling after harvesting, Cascara Beauty is able to boast the world’s first-ever coffee fruit oil infusion.
The clinical formulas utilized by Cascara Beauty are healthy and holistic, while simultaneously fusing current science with natural ingredients. All ingredient lists contain words you can pronounce and feel confident are the most beneficial you can apply to your skin. In other words, you can finally have professional-grade products with a high standard of healthy skin ingredients.
Cascara Beauty believes in upcycling, recycling and supporting the farmers who help to provide our most important ingredient. This is why Cascara Beauty only uses fair-trade ingredients, where the origination is always known, and ensures that the farmers who help to create the products are treated fairly and paid an honest wage. Furthermore, it is Cascara Beauty’s mission to help “clean up” the cosmetic industry by offering recyclable and/or recycled containers and never using exterior boxes to reduce excess waste.
And, as a minority-owned business, it will always remain a point to believe in and promote true diversity in the beauty industry. All products must work for ALL skin types and tones, respecting everyone’s skin and beauty preferences. Cascara Beauty’s ultimate goal is to have everyone who uses their products find a texture or ingredient that is their perfect fit.
His career began following graduating from the University of Michigan when he worked as a catalogue model. His modeling days left his skin worn out, dull and battling acne due to the heavy makeup required for long days on set. Christopher was constantly on the hunt for the right products that would heal his sensitive, yet acne-prone skin, but came up empty-handed each time. A combination of ethnic skin (Christopher is African-American and Italian) also added to his issues since most cosmetics and skincare did not cater to his skin tone and concerns.
Before long, he was looking for something more “behind the scenes” where he could put his college education truly to use, leading him into the beauty industry. His work with a variety of beauty brands enabled him to learn about ingredients, formulations, various skin types and their unique needs, techniques and customizing regimens and resulted in his obtaining an esthetics license.
Simultaneously, Christopher began practicing as a pro makeup artist, eventually working with celebrities such as Jennifer Lopez, Halle Berry, Brooke Shields, Kerry Washington, Glenn Close and Jane Fonda. But even throughout his makeup artist career, he still couldn’t find a color cosmetics line he felt he could truly stand behind, which eventually led him to create and launch Christopher Drummond Beauty. But skincare was still a passion point and something he felt he needed to conquer by putting his years in esthetics to use.
Enter: Cascara Beauty. An avid coffee drinker (even a coffee connoisseur, he might say), Christopher was well-versed the benefits of coffee in cosmetics. While looking into developing a coffee oil, he stumbled upon the miraculous coffee fruit. He discovered this superfruit, despite its amazing antioxidant skin benefits, was rarely used in skincare and was typically discarded for the more popular coffee bean inside. Further research and development led Christopher to create a proprietary method to get the benefits of the coffee fruit into a high nutritious oil unlike any other currently on the market.
Christopher launched Cascara Beauty in July 2020 with the Coffee Fruit Oil and plans to continue to roll out face, body and wellness products to expand the range to a full portfolio containing the ever-powerful coffee fruit.