Urban Skin Rx®, an unparalleled line of clinical skincare products, was developed by Rachel Roff, a highly successful Licensed Aesthetician. In 2006 Rachel opened her own medical spa, in Charlotte, NC, and it quickly became the leading medical spa and laser center for treating melanin-rich skin. Through her experience working on clients, Rachel learned which ingredients and formulations most effectively improved common conditions in skin of color, including hyperpigmentation and melasma. Recognizing the wide unmet need for products to address the concerns of diverse skin tones, Rachel founded Urban Skin Rx® in 2010. Urban Skin Rx® and Pro Strength™ collections include effective, targeted solutions with scientifically researched ingredients to help reduce the appearance of dark marks and uneven skin tone. The brand also offers additional products that smooth texture, reduce the visible signs of aging and fight acne and dry skin. Urban Skin Rx® is sold online at urbanskinrx.com and at Target, Ulta, Walmart, Amazon, CVS, QVC.com, HSN.com and Dermstore.com. In 2020, the brand launched its first international distribution in Nigeria.
Aesthetician Educator & Community Engagement Manager
I became obsessed with skincare out of necessity due to the issues I was having with oily, break-out-prone skin. Knowing what I know now, I realize it was due to hormone fluctuations during adolescence. I wanted desperately to have what at least looked like “good skin” and this led me to dabble into makeup. I wasn’t sure if my parents would let me wear makeup at such a young age and quite frankly, I was a bit embarrassed because I didn’t want to draw any extra attention to myself, especially not to my skin. I made sure to wear just enough to make it “appear” as if my skin were clear and this “natural” aesthetic is what later shaped how I approach makeup styling as a professional makeup artist.
After working in the beauty industry for over two decades, I’ve acquired an expansive knowledge regarding makeup and skincare products, ingredients and how to put it all together into an effective daily regimen. After working in the industry for so long, I decided to further increase my knowledge by attending Aveda Arts & Sciences here in Charlotte, NC in 2019 and received my esthetics license the same year. I love that I get to work with diverse skin tones while helping to improve my clients’ skin. It’s such a rewarding feeling when I have clients that see their skin improve and can feel confident in the skin they're in.