Beauty Review: Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin’s Body Butter and Lotion

Yay to finally getting the chance to review products from a line that I’ve been eye-ing for quite some time. In this post I discussed Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin line and many of you were excited about it! I, too, get excited about brands made specifically for brown skin beauties….that’s a rarity, you know.

“So, B….tell me a little bit about this brand.”

So glad you asked!

Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin is a unique collection of cleansers, toners and moisturizers designed to meet the special needs of skin of color. This includes a wide range of women of heritages including Asian, Latin, Middle Eastern and African-American, among many others. This over-the-counter collection was designed specifically to target a variety of brown skin specific issues such as sensitive skin, easily irritated reactive skin, blemishes, uneven skin tone and most importantly, hyperpigmentation –top concern for brown skin. (source)

My younger sister, Courtney, is a huge fan of the Bright & Healthy line: these products , formulated with Grape seed, Green Tea, Aloe Vera, Witch Hazel and Glycerin is for normal, dry or sensitive brown skin. There is also the Bright & Clear for acne prone skin and the Bright & Even for dull mature or hyperpigmenting skin.

Dr. Susan Taylor’s Rx for Brown Skin has recently (as of August 2008) launched their Body Collection and it is available exclusively at Sephora and

Allow me to introduce to you the Skin-Evening Body Butter and Body Lotion:

Aside from smelling heavenly because of the vanilla citrus infusions, these babies are more than your average ash-bustin’ lotions. Combined, their ingredients do everything from repairing pigmented areas to locking in moisture for 24 hours to even inhibiting melanin formation so skin tone appears more even.

All of that in a body product? Yes ma’am…..and sir. I would imagine that you would have to use these products for a few months to see visible results, and let me assure you….that isn’t difficult at all. I LOVE the way they smell.

Both the lotion (left) and body butter (right) feel divine on the skin.

The butter, I find is great after a bath and before bed. It is wonderful for keeping the ash at bay during these harsh winter months. <--okay, not so harsh for this Floridian, but hey---I'm trying to relate with you snow birds. :) I can't get over the smell! It is rather intoxicating. Imagine a vanilla bean, orange peel and lime swimming together in a creamy butter pool. And it's a long lasting, but no over-powering scent. Look how "illuminated" my skin looks (click pic to enlarge).
The lotion and body butter contain teeny tiny glitter golden glitter stuffs that give a certain “glow” to my skin. Calm down…it’s not at all super noticeable.

I’m sold! The Skin Evening Body Butter retails for $27 (6.7 oz) and Body Lotion at $25 (8.5 oz). I can’t even pretend that those prices aren’t expensive. But consider how often you need to purchase lotion. I am almost positive that I can get a good 3 months out of these babies here. And besides, should you really put a price on healthy and beautiful skin?

I think not!

What do you think? Would you purchase these lotions? Or buy them for the pretty brown skinned lady in your life?

To my Brown, Black, Indian, Latina, and Asian fam…check out I have had it bookmarked for months and it has been instrumental in keeping me cognizant about all things brown skin.

Stay beautiful!!

  • The Pretty Brown Girl

    Thanks for the link to I think I’d pass on this product because I absolutely cannot stand the smell of vanilla. I’m waiting for a review of a great body scrub. I live for exfoliation. LOL!

  • Shez…

    OMG I thought I was the only one that new about Rx I lovw this lotion, My skin has never been so soft. Thanks for the great post, I’m so happy I found your blog

  • PBW

    Thanks for the review. I’m definitely buying!

  • Courtney- ur sis

    this would be a grat christmas present please and thank you…

  • Product Junkie Diva

    Love this post and the RX line. I have the lotion and I like it a bunch!

  • Charmaine

    Great post! I’ve been watching that line for a while and wanted to try their products. They are a little pricey though….but if it works then it’s worth it. Definitely on my “WANT” list!

  • diana

    I love the smell of vanilla. For african american women like myself it is very essential to use skincare products that will improve and compliment your skintone. it’s great to see a beauty product that’s specifically made for us. Great find! I’ll definitely have to check this one out.

  • Dyvalicious

    Oooo I may have to check this product out! Those pricey are a bit scary but if it is that good…..

    I live in Chicago where the wind can kill your skin so I know all about those tough winters. I have hyper-pigmentation also so I’ve been looking for a great product for it. Gotta throw it on the Christmas list :)


  • yummy411

    i guess it’s in sephora for a reason… where they product’s price tag doesn’t stick out like a sore thumb at the drugstore. i would love to indulge, but the prices are pretty steep (i get angry at the drugstore over $8 lotions and $12 cremes..) a gift set perhaps??

  • Amina

    thank you for the review..
    your sis is so pretty!!

  • Fashion’s Darling

    i have been dying to try this line!!!

  • beautychemist

    Dr. Taylor really put thought into her skin care line She purposely avoided using ingredients that could end up irritating your skin causing/increasing hyperpigmentation. I am a fan of the Bright and Even Line!

  • Airbrush Makeup

    Seems a great thing for getting natural glow of skin.