Get ready for a legendary glow.
Seemingly ageless singer John Legend is the latest celebrity to get into the beauty business, with a new skincare line aimed at the needs of darker, melanin-rich complexions, on the way this fall.
“Of course, I’m in the public eye, and so there’s a bit more of a premium placed on making sure we take care of ourselves and present ourselves well to the public,” the perennially youthful-looking musician, who is somehow 43, told Fortune.
“But everybody has skin, and everybody cares about their skin, and everybody cares about presenting themselves well in every situation … It’s such an important part of who they are, and how they present themselves to the world, and how they feel.”
Legend is developing the yet-unnamed label with A-Frame Brands — which worked with Naomi Osaka on the launch of her sun and skincare range, Kinlò, and is also partnering with Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade on their forthcoming baby care line, Proudly Company. Both of those brands are similarly geared toward consumers of color.
Does this man look like he’s 43?! We’ll have what he’s having.Getty Images for Gucci
Per Business of Fashion, the “Ordinary People” crooner’s will target key issues faced by many with darker skin, such as dryness and pH imbalances. Prices and product specifics haven’t been announced just yet.
But Legend faces stiff competition in the celebrity skincare space; fellow baby-faced Grammy winner Pharrell launched his Humanrace line in 2020, and Jennifer Lopez’s JLo Beauty also offers products that promise a younger-looking complexion. (Your move, Paul Rudd.)
Hailey Baldwin and Kris Jenner also have skincare brands in the works.