Inside the sleek, black container of G.L.A.M. Body Scrubs are all-natural, organic, skin-friendly ingredients that will help exfoliate your skin to silky smooth. The founder, Tiffany Cartwright – also a Detroit attorney – started mixing products in her kitchen to develop a remedy to alleviate her daughter’s eczema.
To her relief, she created a chemical- and steroid-free formula that was able to soothe her daughter’s skin condition. That was in 2015. She had no idea then that she would have a beauty brand on the shelves of a major retailer within a few years.
But things got hard before they became rewarding. In 2018, she found herself at a crossroads when she lost her job to budget cuts. She went from being a judge presiding over unemployment hearings to collecting an unemployment check. Inspired by an empowering message about entrepreneurship, she decided to graduate from creating products in her kitchen for friends and family to producing for consumers.
It was this determination that birthed G.L.A.M. Body Scrubs. Feeling like she had everything to gain, she pitched Walmart’s Made in America campaign and secured a deal that landed her products on the shelves of select Walmart locations in all 50 states and online.
The skin care line has seven deliciously scented scrubs infused with essential oils to address a variety of skin woes. Cartwright says each serves a different purpose. She recommends the Coffee Craze to reduce the appearance of cellulite. “I consider coffee to be one nature’s best kept secrets,” she says. “The same way that coffee wakes us up in the morning is the same way coffee wakes up our skin cells.”
She recommends Bubblin’ Brown Sugar – the best seller – for a less coarse exfoliate. Lavender Lush can be used for calm and relaxation. “What’s fascinating about the line is that each of the products are very different,” she says.
After only a few months in Walmart, G.L.A.M. Body Scrubs are receiving rave reviews. One shopper wrote, “Excellent product, feels so good and the smell is wonderful, it’s like a spa treatment in your home.” Another wrote, “Smells SOOOO good!! Leaves my skin so soft!!”
G.L.A.M. Body Scrubs are a product line of Amarra Products. Cartwright plans to expand to include body butter and soap.