To assist us choose the winners of Romper’s Pregnancy Beauty Awards, we requested a various group of style-savvy mothers — medical professionals, make-up artists, hairstylists, magnificence editors, model consultants, and entrepreneurs — to appoint the merchandise they discovered to be secure, efficacious, and even luxurious, each throughout being pregnant and after.
From these nominations, the Romper editorial group did intensive analysis, narrowing down the merchandise to a listing of finalists based mostly on ingredient security, efficacy, and constructive opinions.
Simultaneously, we enlisted two docs — Dr. Kiarra King, board-certified obstetrician-gynecologist, and Dr. Anna Karp, board-certified dermatologist — to function Romper’s Advisory Board, sharing the elements they inform their sufferers to keep away from throughout being pregnant, weighing in on murky Internet data, and customarily serving as a sounding board for all of our medical-related questions when it got here to magnificence merchandise, being pregnant, and well being. Their suggestions was instrumental in shaping our listing of winners, and we really feel assured that the merchandise we suggest have all been seen by these two medical leaders.
Ahead, get to know the ladies on Romper’s Advisory Board and Nominating Committee.
The Expert Advisory Board
Dr. Kiarra King is an obstetrician-gynecologist based mostly in Chicago. As a board-certified doctor and surgeon, King has spoken on crucial girls’s well being matters resembling breast most cancers and has written on key topics like cervical most cancers and postpartum despair. Her medical recommendation has been sought out by retailers Buzzfeed, Cosmopolitan, Self, Black Enterprise, and extra. King’s mission as a creator is to have interaction together with her neighborhood and brazenly champion for ladies’s well being and Black visibility within the medical subject in the present day. Aside from her profession as a medical skilled, she has a flare for vogue, magnificence, and wholesome residing. Her candid tackle motherhood and dealing as a mom is a refreshing perspective within the fashionable age, and King hopes to be a lighthouse to girls in her neighborhood.
Dr. Anna Karp is a double board-certified dermatologist practising at SINY Derm in NYC and an assistant scientific professor of dermatology at NYU School of Medicine. She has printed a number of articles in peer-reviewed journals and has been featured in main media retailers resembling Allure, People, InStyle, Self, Women’s Health, and NY Magazine as a skincare knowledgeable. She has served as a marketing consultant creating AI know-how in skincare. Karp focuses on medical, beauty, and surgical dermatology and is a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology.
The Pregnancy Awards Committee
Sunnie Brooke has been on the forefront of the sweetness business for greater than 20 years. As an skilled superstar hairdresser and educator, she infuses her creative information into creating kinds which might be progressive and exude relaxed luxurious, working with shoppers resembling Elisabeth Moss, Amy Poehler, Hailey Bieber, and extra.
Dr. Umbareen Mahmood is an Ivy League skilled board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeon practising in NYC. She focuses on beauty surgical and nonsurgical procedures of the face, breast, and physique, and is a proud new mom herself.
Carly Cardellino is among the most highly-respected consultants within the magnificence business with greater than 17 years of expertise. Carly has labored at Health, Shape, Cosmopolitan, and Cosmopolitan.com, previously performing as magnificence director for the latter two.
Aya Kanai is the top of editorial and artistic at Google Shopping. Before that, she spent a few years as an editor at magazines like Marie Claire, Cosmopolitan, Women’s Health, NYLON and extra. She lives in Brooklyn together with her husband and 4-year-old daughter.
Kathy Lee is the editor-in-chief at The Zoe Report and a mom of two energetic, mild monsters. A lately transformed sunscreen aficionado, Lee is at all times looking for the very best skincare merchandise that do not require a 10-step routine and a shortcut to wanting rested whereas juggling the fun of household life and work.
Tina Kolokathis is the manager editor at Elite Daily, the place she oversees protection throughout all verticals. She’s been with the model for seven years. Outside of the workplace, you possibly can most likely discover Tina booping her Chihuahua-dachshund combine, Luna, on the nostril or juggling one — however most likely each — of her sons (Erik, 2, and Sean, 6 months) in her arms.
Tabitha St. Bernard-Jacobs is a mother, author, organizer, and artist. She writes the column Raising Antiracist Kids for Romper.com. Her work may also be present in Parents, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy’s Cubby At Home and extra.
Jamie Rosen is an award-winning editor and storyteller who works with magnificence, wellness, tech and journey manufacturers on the luxurious degree. Her goal is to create magnificence that resonates: concepts, merchandise, and types which might be compelling, covetable, and inconceivable to disregard.
Kaitlin Cubria is the deputy editor of experiences & type at Elite Daily, the place she oversees all vogue, magnificence, and way of life content material. When she’s not on the workplace (aka her sofa), she’s navigating the world of pandemic parenting because the proud mother of her 2-year-old son, Tanner.
Anne Vorrasi is Romper’s senior way of life editor. She is a mother of two, based mostly in New York, and has believed within the magic of a stable skincare routine since center faculty.
Jessica Richards is the powerhouse behind Brooklyn’s premiere magnificence vacation spot, Shen Beauty. Jessica continues to function a marketing consultant for wellness manufacturers throughout the globe and was hand chosen by Goop founder Gwyneth Paltrow to develop its wellness division.
Janice Kinjo is a New York-based groomer and make-up artist. Specializing in melanin-rich pores and skin tones has made her broadly widespread with the likes of Idris Elba, Donald Glover, Forest Whitaker, John Legend, and extra. Her work might be seen in publications resembling Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, Paper, The Hollywood Reporter, Esquire, and GQ Korea.
Parizaad Khan is a New York-based freelance magnificence author and editor. She is a contributing editor (and former magnificence director) at Vogue India. You can learn her items in Allure, The Cut, The Zoe Report, Bustle, and Self Magazine.
Alex Taylor is the founding father of Perelel Health. She is is a Forbes 30 Under 30 honoree and was the president and govt editor in chief for Clique (FKA Who What Wear). Ultimately, Taylor is a passionate artistic strategist with a pure penchant for management, advertising, and constructing actually iconic manufacturers that engender neighborhood, encourage motion, and supply id to its followers and followers.
Jenny Wu is a Shanghai-born, L.A.-raised authorized counsel at a Fortune 500 firm, a magnificence/type content material creator, and mommy to 2 rambunctious boys. She loves creating content material that includes straightforward to recreate magnificence seems, sensible type tips, and relatable parenting moments.
Janell Hickman-Kirby is a Brooklyn-based digital communications strategist and copywriter. She is an skilled senior girls’s magnificence and way of life editor with a give attention to range and cultural consciousness. She may give your model a personalized, digital-first content material advertising technique that draws customers of colour, cultivates a definite product POV, and focuses on sensible storytelling that builds buyer engagement, belief, and loyalty.
Shari Siadat is the power behind TooD Beauty and the #myfiercebrow motion. As a first-generation Persian American, Siadat seeks to dismantle concepts of “otherness,” as an alternative placing glitter on the components of ourselves that carry us disgrace.
Meaghan O’Connell is the options editor at Romper and the writer of And Now We Have Everything: On Motherhood Before I Was Ready. She lives in Portland, Oregon, together with her husband and two sons.
April Daniels Hussar is the managing editor at Romper. Her focus is on the day-to-day content material that solutions the questions preserving dad and mom up at evening, in addition to big-picture initiatives like partnerships, particular points, and bold content material packages.
Elizabeth Angell is the editor-in-chief of Romper, the place she oversees all content material on the positioning. Previously the digital director for Town & Country and Elle Decor, she has additionally labored at Allure, Lucky journal, Brill’s Content, and Newsweek.