Hello there Uphoric Queen! – We’re excited to have you on our platform to showcase and celebrate Uphoric Xpressions! Tell us first, how the Brand name came about!
Uphoric Xpressions is my Beauty, Skin and Wellness Line. With Uphoric Xpressions I wanted to create an experience that helped women look and feel their best while also promoting mental health awareness, positivity, mindfulness and self-expression. I’ve always been a huge advocate of mental health awareness, positivity, self-care, creativity and women’s empowerment, so I needed a creative name to reflect just that. It took a while to come up with the perfect brand name but it finally came to me.
(E)Uphoric is characterized by a feeling of intense excitement and happiness. Different activities etc can induce a state of euphoria and bring you confidence. (E)Xpressions is the process of making known one’s thoughts and/or feelings. Focusing on your own thoughts, feelings, mindset and being creative. Uphoric Xpressions is Where Self-Care and Creativity Meet.
What has been some of your favorite feedback on your collections? Who exactly is your ideal customer?
Some of our favorite feedback has been that our customers love how our products not only help them look good and improve their skin but that the products also help them feel good. They are always complimenting the amazing scents and softness of our body butters or how our matte lipsticks have got them through the entire day!!
Our ideal customer is women ages 25 to 55 who have a busy lifestyle such as entrepreneurs, career driven women, boss moms, etc. These women may lead a fast paced life with little time or energy for self care making them more likely to seek out convenient and efficient self- care solutions. They are always on the move and the majority of the time they are helping other people whether it’s their kids, clients or their superiors. So, these women not only need a way to keep their skin healthy and moisturized throughout the day but they also need something to boost their mood and keep them going.
Our ideal customer also seeks community and will appreciate being part of the ” UPHORIC YOU-NIVERSE”community that shares their values and interests in self care, self-improvement, self-expression, personal growth in all areas, women’s empowerment, positivity and more. They are familiar and comfortable using technology to find and purchase self-care products and are open minded to learning and trying new wellness practices to improve their self care. Last but not least, our ideal customer is looking for high-quality, natural beauty and skincare products that are free of harmful chemicals and ingredients, while also treating their rough skin, dry skin, psoriasis or eczema.
We love the vibrancy behind UX! What is your overall mission and what kinds of products do you offer to customers?
Vibrancy is the exact feeling that we wanted to give for our brand. Uphoric Xpressions is a universe/ galaxy themed skincare brand that specializes in creating luxurious products from all natural ingredients. Our products are inspired by the beauty and mystery of the universe and are designed to help our customers feel like they are indulging in a celestial or out of this world experience. When using our products, we aim to create a unique experience by combining the power of the universe with natural skincare and beauty that will transport them to another galaxy while also providing a mindful and relaxing experience.
Our mission is to provide busy/boss women with convenient access to healthy skincare products that illuminate their skin AND celebrate the beauty of YOU…MIND…BODY…& SPIRIT….Our motto is “Always Put U First” and by using Uphoric Xpressions, you will love the skin you’re in, literally and figuratively 🙂
Our products are formulated with “YOU” in mind. All of our products are formulated and/or handcrafted in alignment with your goals and values and include essential oils for that overall aromatherapy feel. UX products range from body butters, body scrubs and signature soaps to beauty products such as lip glosses, lipsticks, lip liners, etc. Our products are Plant Based, Vegan, Organic, All Natural and Customizable. Lastly, customers have the option of purchasing positive affirmation bracelets for $1 in which proceeds go to girls in foster care and domestic violence victims.
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We also love that your brand is centered around self-love and self-care! Tell us more about that passion! –
Uphoric Xpressions shows how important it is to make time for yourself especially with demanding careers etc. After overcoming my own skin insecurities, domestic violence, anxiety, neglecting my own health and putting the needs of my clients/family/friends before my own, I started using products with essential oils, practicing aromatherapy and meditation to help me focus, relax, express myself and boost my mood. As a result, I noticed an overall improvement and knew it was important that I help others do the same. I started loving myself again and being comfortable in my own skin. Uphoric Xpressions aims to help boost our customers’ confidence and give you an empowering way to express yourself and show off your individuality. We are all about “Uplifting your mood while leaving your skin/lips smooth”. Each of our scents are carefully crafted to evoke feelings of happiness, joy, positivity and love. We believe that once you feel better and love yourself, you will then go out and exude that love to others at home, work, boardroom, etc. UX is big on positive messaging to uplift customers and personalization so that our customers know they are special and appreciated.
As women of color specifically, tell us what you think about self-care awareness and what that looks like for us in 2023!
Self- Care awareness in 2023, especially for women of color, starts with just that: Awareness. It involves us understanding the unique experiences, challenges, and needs that come with being a woman of color. This means recognizing that there may be cultural and societal factors that impact our mental, physical, and emotional well-being, and taking steps to prioritize self-care in order to address these factors.
Self Care Awareness is important because it helps us to prioritize our well-being which can in turn lead to our overall improved health and mood, increased resilience and better ability to cope with life’s challenges. In 2023, it is especially important in today’s fast paced and stressful world, where we often neglect our own needs in favor of work or other responsibilities. It would be beneficial for women of color to start:
- Acknowledging and addressing the impact of racism, discrimination, and microaggressions on our mental health and well-being.
- Understanding the barriers or challenges when it comes to self-care for women of color such as lack of social support, financial stress, societal expectations of having to be independent and self-sufficient and demands of professional roles
- Seeking out culturally competent healthcare providers who understand the specific health concerns and experiences of women of color.
- Prioritizing rest, sleep, and relaxation as a means of combating stress and fatigue.
- Engaging in regular physical activity that is enjoyable and sustainable.
- Practicing mindfulness and meditation as a means of reducing stress and promoting mental well-being.
- Connecting with communities and engaging in meaningful social support networks.
- Nurturing one’s creativity through artistic expression, hobbies, or other forms of self-expression.
- Investing in self-care products and practices that promote physical and emotional well-being, such as skincare, aromatherapy, or massage aka UPHORIC XPRESSIONS 🙂
It’s amazing that your products are either vegan, organic, all natural, customizable, unisex and/or contain some of our favorite essential oils and/or scents! – What is your thought process behind this flex?
Uphoric Xpressions just understands that our customers want and need products that are not harmful. We are about wellness, realness and rawness, PERIOD!!! Also, although our products are catered to women, we understand that our men need a little extra loving and self care sometimes too. So yes, our products are unisex and a few times during the year we may offer products for men as well. For our customizable products, we understand that everyone’s skin is different and has different needs and we are big on self expression so we wanted to create that option for our customers who love a personalized touch of creativity.
Please tell us about your “Spend a Night Bag”! What can we expect there?
The Spend A Night Bag or The Boss Bag is what we call every woman’s best friend. It is a go to bag that has all of your essential items in one place, “just in case”. It will hold more than your purse can and it is something you will always have with you. When you are always busy or on the go, it is essential to have all of your important items in one location so that you are always prepared. This bag includes items such as: Uphoric Xpressions products (body butter, body scrub, natural soaps, matte lip gloss, lip liners etc), body wash, extra pair of socks, underwear, change of clothes, hair essentials, medication, deodorant, perfume, water bottle, wipes, straws, tweezers, floss, toothbrush, toothpaste, gum, mints, pens, notepad, makeup items, hair tie, makeup remover, wash cloth, feminine products, hand sanitizer, snacks, back up chargers, etc. Our bags are fashionable, consist of a variety of quotes and are a great addition to your life and essential needs.
We notice that UX gravitates towards “mattes”. Tell us about that preference! What are the benefits of using your matte glosses?
The Best Liquid Matte has just joined the galaxy. The “U MATTER” Collection is our signature bold liquid matte that reminds YOU… just how much YOU, YOUR Dreams, YOUR Hope, YOUR Voice and YOUR Story matters. Our Liquid Matte is Creamy, Vegan, Long-Lasting, Smooth, Smudge and Stick Free. This collection dries to a lightweight finish and stays on all day. The “U Matter” Collection has a variety of colors that look amazing on all skin complexions. It is great to wear in the office, during brunch, on a date, for girls night out or just because. Matte glosses are beneficial because they have intense pigmentation and create bold , statement looks. The lack of shine gives a more sophisticated feel that can be more suitable for certain occasions or outfits. Matte is suitable for all skin types because it is versatile , can be worn by just about anyone and is very useful for those with oily skin. With matte you can always find a shade that suits your skin tone and personal style.
Your body butters and scrubs seem to be a huge hit! Tell us about these hand-crafted products! What can we expect to experience?
Our body butters are the number one seller at Uphoric Xpressions. They are made fresh and have numerous benefits. Uphoric Xpressions body butters are Moisturizing, Soothing, Softening, Protecting, Enlightening. We have our Signature 3: Oasis, Synergy and Bliss body butters as well as the “U” Collection. In the “U” Collection customers have a more personalized experience. It focuses on the uniqueness of “You”, mixed with your favorite scents such as Pink Sugar, Gucci Guilty and more. In the “U” Collection you can also add CBD oil etc.
With the body butters, you apply it to your entire body after showering/ bathing or during the day to freshen up. It is particularly suitable for dry skin areas such as hands, feet, elbows, knees, etc. A little definitely goes a long way and it is best to store your UX Body Butter in a cool area for best results. They are portable and easy to use on the go and can fit in any bag, gym bag, purse etc. They can also be applied quickly and easily without the need for another lotion or cream. They are good for getting ready for the day, during the day and at the end of the day while winding down. With all of our body butters you can expect to have your skin smooth and your mood improved!!!
As a Certified Aromatherapist, what is your take on essential oils and which of the products you carry/ contain them?
They also have anti-inflammatory, antibacterial , antifungal and anti-aging properties allowing them to help with treating eczema, psoriasis, dryness, acne and pain relief. Our body butters, body scrubs , natural soaps and other products all contain various essential oils. Our Signature 3 Body Butters : Oasis, Synergy and Bliss are most popular. Their benefits include:
1. Oasis- Lavender infused. The lavender has a calming effect and can help with sleep and relaxation. It also treats skin conditions, including acne and excess oil on the skin; reduces blood pressure, treats allergies and asthma; soothes bruises and burns; eases headaches; combats mild bacterial and fungal infections and repels insects.
2. Synergy- Eucalyptus and Peppermint infused. Eucalyptus is great for relieving aches and pains as well as healing mouth ulcers , itchy skin, and insect bites and stings. The oil tones and balances the skin, and its sharp aroma helps increase concentration and lift feelings of depression. It can also soothe arthritis, muscle pains, sinusitis, coughs, bronchitis, reduces acne and boosts the immune system. Peppermint is excellent for promoting greater mental focus and can help make learning new information easier. It is useful for calming the mind and easing fear. It soothes aches, pains, and itchy skin, including psoriasis and eczema; eases tension and headaches; soothes respiratory infections/asthma, relieves nausea and other digestive problems and combats viral and fungal infections.
3. Bliss- Sweet Orange and Lemongrass infused. Sweet Orange is widely used for its uplifting and detoxifying effects. It can also help ease tense muscles,combat anxiety and depression, relieve insomnia, and its rejuvenating properties help skin maintain a youthful appearance, improve skin tone and reduce appearance of wrinkles. Lemon Grass works on the body and mind to refresh and stimulate. It has antiseptic and astringent effects that work on oily or acne-prone skin. Lemongrass is deodorizing, antibacterial, and makes an effective insect repellent. Lemon Grass clears the mind and heightens awareness while promoting feelings of hope,courage, and optimism.
It’s exciting to see that UX offers a playlist! What inspired this and how can our readers connect and download?
UX has a playlist for our Uphoric customers as we understand the positive impact that music also has on self-care. It is a stress reliever, mood regulator, helps with mindfulness and movement similar to our products. Usually when I get out of the shower, I am always playing music as I am getting ready. There is just something about the music flowing through the speaker as I’m rubbing my body butter on or doing my makeup with UX products that puts me in a better mood.
We wanted our customers to get that same feeling everytime they use our products, so a playlist was just the cherry on top. We also have some meditation sounds to assist our customers with winding down at night while they rub on their Oasis Body Butter or when they are feeling stressed, can’t sleep, need to clear their mind etc. Lastly, there are also motivational speeches on this playlist to give our customers that extra boost of confidence before getting the day started. You can go to www.uphoric-xpressions.com to scan the QR code under the “playlist” tab or simply visit us on youtube at https://www.youtube.com/@uphoricxpressions .
How can we keep up with UX news and announcements?
You can keep up with Uphoric Xpressions by following us on instagram @uphoric_xpressions and by going to www.uphoric-xpressions.com