Hill Harper’s New Mission: Increasing Health and Wellness with New Personal Care Line
Jo-Carolyn Goode | 7/21/2017, 7 a.m.
Harper made changes in his own health routine by changing out his harmful skincare products to ones that were chemical free. The effects of the change were amazing. His skin was smoother and silky. His body more hydrated. He felt great. But he realize for the average consumer purchasing the products free of all the harmful chemicals was not cost effective as Harper was spending $40 here on like an ounce of lotion and $50 there on two ounces of this. He had to do something to help others so he co-founded a new company, The Architect & Co.
The idea behind The Architect & Co brand is to create a series of premium and healthy personal care products at an affordable price to make all healthier individuals. Harper is starting first with the launch of a his and her skin and hair care line called H2L and JUA Essentials, respectively. Made strictly from baobab oil, natural oils, and plant extracts, Harper made sure that the products were free of harsh chemicals. Beyond that, the products are being sold at a very fair price. Don’t believe me. Men can get the H2L Natural Men’s Care Premium Hair & Body Kit that includes Nourishing Body Wash, 2-in-1 Shampoo & Conditioning Cleanse, After-Shower Hydrating Oil Spray, and Invigorating Body Lotion for $55. Women can purchase the JUA Natural Premium Hair & Body Care Collection that includes Nourishing Body Wash, Smoothing Shampoo, Restoring Conditioner, After-Shower Hydrating Oil Spray and Invigorating Body Lotion for $65. But wait the prices for these kits can be reduced even more when signing up for a subscription. Men can pay two monthly payments of $24 and $24 per month for refills making the kit $48. Men can also take advantage of the shave kit that is $45 without a subscription and $38 with a subscription (monthly payments are $19). While women make two monthly payments of $29 and then pay $29 a month for refills making the kit $58. Refills come to your doorsteps every 2 months and cancelation of a subscription is possible at any time.
“This is not a get rich quick thing. This is me putting out affordable products,” said Harper. “The goal is not trying to extract much profit. The goal is to try to create a sustainable business that provides jobs, that creates quality products and makes the world a little bit of a better place.”
There is an even broader picture to this health and wellness movement Harper has started. It is his belief that with better skincare and overall health that it could make a person more confident and therefore have a higher sense of self-esteem. This in turn could lead to better people living in better companies. Harper explains the concept further. “It all starts with self-esteem,” he says. “Many of our particular community have certain self-esteem crisis where we feel like we have to throw bling on. We got to do this and we got to over sale that. So, basically impress people that don’t really care about us.” He continued, “I want people to be impressed with themselves.”