The song “My Girl” recorded by The Temptations was a number one hit in 1965. It was written by Smokey Robinson who followed with several solo hits of his own, including “Cruisin”, “Being With You” and “Just to See Her.” So, what’s Smokey up to these days?
Well, the successful singer-songwriter, record producer, and former record executive and his wife, Frances, have started a new skincare company called Skinphonic featuring products made for people with pigmented skin.
Named after his hit songs
Smokey, who is 76 years old, and his wife Frances have created two lines of skincare products, appropriately named after his hit songs “My Girl” for women and “Get Ready” for men. Both products help with cleaning, hydration, and nighttime treatment of skin. Their natural ingredients include tea tree oil, avocado oil, cucumber extract, mushroom extract, bilberry fruit extract, and vitamin A.
The products are advertised to clean pores, reduce wrinkles, heal sun damaged skin, and improve skin elasticity. The Skinphonic team included board-certified dermatologists and took 2.5 years to research and test.
Helping African Americans stay young
Smokey and Frances wanted to create skincare products for people of color because most skincare products are created for use by everyone but are tested on only Caucasian skin.
Looking at Smokey, you would never guess he has been in the music business for over 50 years. Even Essence Magazine recently commented on Robinson’s ageless appearance. Could be he’s on to something…
For more details and/or to order the Skinphonic products online, visit www.skinphonic.com