Angel Cornelius is a New Orleans native that grew up mixing beauty elixirs and concoctions in her kitchen. Her childhood love of creating products would prove useful in adulthood. After deciding to ditch chemical relaxers and toxic beauty ingredients in 2012, she became frustrated with the lack of products that were both effective and affordable.
Angel returned to the kitchen and started blending multi-purpose butters and creams. She formulated products with simple and pure ingredients that were also able to withstand all climates and temperatures without oily residue or stickiness.
She created her signature Pomegranate Kiss Body Butter that quickly went viral in her church community in Sugar Land, Texas. That body butter was eventually introduced to nearly 15,000 ESSENCE BeautyBox subscribers in 2016, which officially launched the brand and catapulted it to national recognition.