About Us

We are a Brooklyn born beauty brand, founded by Afro-Guyanese American sisters, Deenea Shepherd, Esq., and Dessa Shepherd. Our mission is to bring you skincare products that make you feel confident, radiant, and beautiful in your own skin.

Say goodbye to skincare struggles! With our sustainably and ethically sourced, organic, non-GMO ingredients, we're here to provide you with the ultimate skincare experience. Whether you have sensitive skin or a deep, melanated complexion, we've got you covered.

We believe beauty should be inclusive, embracing all skin tones and types. Discover your perfect match with Peony & Lark, Co. and join us on a journey towards a sustainable and healthy future for you and our planet.

Together, let's protect the environment for generations to come while looking and feeling fabulous. Experience the difference that conscious beauty can make – explore our products and start embracing your natural radiance today!

Founding Story

As a Black woman who has personally encountered the challenges of battling eczema, I possess a unique understanding of the struggles in finding effective skincare solutions tailored to our specific needs. In my pursuit of relief, I tried various prescriptions, only to encounter adverse reactions due to the presence of bleaching agents and emulsifiers in those products.

My academic journey, culminating in a degree in Plant Biology with a specialization in ethnobotany, has endowed me with an expert grasp of natural ingredients and their historical applications in promoting skin health. Drawing upon this knowledge and driven by my personal experiences, I resolved to create a skincare line that not only addresses my own concerns but also resonates with women of color facing similar skin challenges.

The guiding philosophy of our brand centers on sustainability and ethical sourcing. We are profoundly committed to curating ingredients that celebrate and respect the diverse array of skin types and tones within our community while diligently avoiding the incorporation of any harmful additives. It is our firm belief that through these intentional choices, we can offer skincare products that genuinely empower and uplift women of color, fostering a sense of confidence and well-being.

The heart of our approach lies in a deep appreciation for the botanical sciences. Armed with this expertise, we meticulously select ingredients that have stood the test of time, exhibiting proven efficacy in nurturing and revitalizing the skin. This dedication to harnessing the power of nature enables us to craft formulations that transcend the superficial and offer a profound, transformative skincare experience.

Our mission extends beyond merely providing a product range. We strive to foster a sense of community and shared experience among our customers, transcending the traditional notions of beauty to embrace a holistic approach to self-care. We firmly believe that the pursuit of healthy, radiant skin goes hand in hand with empowering women of color to embrace their uniqueness, confidently navigating the world with their heads held high.

Through our rigorous research and development processes, we have meticulously fine-tuned each product, ensuring its effectiveness, safety, and suitability for diverse skin types. Every formulation that bears our brand name carries the mark of expertise and dedication, the fruit of unwavering commitment to the well-being of our community.

We are a passionate advocate for women of color, determined to forge a new path in the skincare industry. The journey has been both transformative and empowering, and we are honored to share the fruits of this labor with all of you. Together, we shall redefine beauty norms, celebrate diversity, and elevate the art of skincare to new heights.