The beauty and cosmetics industry is constantly evolving. And for one entrepreneur, she is not only changing the face of the industry, but utilizing it as a platform to improve the quality of life of women in Haiti. Yve-car Momperousse’s affordable-luxury beauty line, Kreyol Essence, provides quality and diverse organic beauty products for hair, skin and body from Haiti that she can now share with clients in the US and around the world. Her signature product is Haitian Black castor oil, known more commonly in as lwil maskreti or Palma Christi. Her products are known for growing and thickening hair, reducing scars and muscle aches and comes in decadent aromas. Yve-Car currently employs over 50 farmers and women in Haiti to produce her unique line and she is poised to hire 400 people in the next few years as part of the companies social impact goal. Kreyòl Essence seeks to be a game changing company which represents exotic multicultural products and brands that enhance natural lifestyles and improves the world.
In addition to running her own enterprise, Momperousse is the Director of Diversity at Cornell University. . As an experienced professional, Yve-Car has consulted for international non-profits, humanitarian aid organizations, corporations, top-tier colleges and universities, and political action committees. More specifically, she has remained dedicated to service in the public interest as an advocate for AIDS awareness and research, educator of K-12 students in business and entrepreneurship, and activists for immigrant support. Yve-Car often attributes her zeal for serving others to the John F. Kennedy Citizenship Award she received in first grade which reads “Ask not what your country can do for you – ask what you can do for your country.” She was recently featured by the Haitian Embassy as a leading entrepreneur in their Discover Haiti series, the Haitian Times 13 to watch in 2013, recognized for her work by the Women Empowered to Achieve the Impossible (WETATI), and she has received numerous awards and accolades. To learn more about Kreyol Essence and Yve-Car, visit http://www.kreyolessence.com and http://www.yvecar.com