Chanise Gibbs – Businesswoman, CEO, and owner of BareSkin USA


By Staff

What inspired you to become an entrepreneur?

I started my entrepreneurial journey at the age of 7 years old. Growing up in New York City, I remember going into a black-owned candy store and asking how they got their business started. I wanted to be just like them! So I sold candy, designed clothes and eventually created the brand we all know today as BareSkin USA.

During the pandemic, I lost both my jobs and, as a single mother of two, had a moment of reflection. I wanted to create a product that not only helped others, but could also join me on a self-care journey. Having suffered from acne my entire life, I aimed to create a solution that would work for my skin type and others.

Tell us about your products.

At BareSkin USA, we take pride in creating high-quality skincare products that are tailored to meet the needs of all skin types. Our award-winning handcrafted products are made using only the finest raw ingredients, which offer numerous benefits to help restore and protect your skin. From moisturizing lotions and nourishing serums to rejuvenating masks and more, our range of products is designed to promote healthier, more radiant skin.

What kind of feedback have you gotten from your customers?

BareSkin USA products are “addictive”.

The proof is in the results – our customers consistently report healthier, more radiant skin after using our products. We believe that everyone deserves to feel confident and beautiful in their own skin, which is why we’re dedicated to providing high-quality, effective skincare solutions that you can trust. Experience the difference for yourself and try BareSkin USA today.

What is the most challenging aspect of being an entrepreneur?

The most challenging part of being an entrepreneur is facing growth challenges. This includes adding employees, working with larger budgets, and more customers interaction. Though it may be scary, you enjoy the process as the business continues to grow and scale.

Where would you like to see your business in the next five years?

BareSkin USA will revolutionize beauty standards for all shades and expand to major retailers and international markets within 5 years. Our products will continue to connect with the African Diaspora and impact communicators by storytelling through skincare.


Chanise Gibbs, founder of BareSkin USA and skincare product formulator, who overcame fear and doubt in the face of the pandemic to pursue her dreams. With two sons to provide for, she bravely stepped into entrepreneurism and created a natural and organic skincare company. Her passion and hard work are truly inspiring!

As a token of her visit to one of the first free towns in the Americas, she brought back coffee beans from Palenque, Colombia. Though she was not a coffee lover, she wanted to share her experience with her friends and family. She decided to grind up the beans and make a decadent Colombian Coffee Scrub – made from fresh coffee beans, coconut oil, and sugar.

Using natural ingredients, she formulated products that are gentle enough for teenage skin yet highly effective in keeping acne at bay. These products are rich in botanical oils, antioxidants, and vitamins known to nourish skin and reduce inflammation. By balancing hydration and targeting bacteria, the products encourage the skin to heal and function optimally, leaving skin clearer and balanced.

Chanise founded BareSkin USA in 2020 with one goal in mind: to tell the story of the African diaspora through ingredients sourced from all over the world. Her mission is to reconnect melanated people with their roots and to promote self-care by bringing meaningful ingredients to her customers. All are inspired by love, understanding of our collective histories, and storytelling through skincare.


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