The Golden Rx is the brainchild of Nayamka Roberts-Smith, also known as “The Beautyologist.” Nayamka is a health coach and California & New York State licensed esthetician. As a Los Angeles resident, educated & raised in Upstate New York, Nayamka focuses her expertise on the bodies of young women of color, a group unfortunately and often neglected by the wider skincare industry.
We joke as a community that “black doesn’t crack”, however that is untrue. The added stresses of oppression, plus miseducation of the way our bodies work, and lack of resources leading to poor diets, and little self-care put an unprecedented burden on the bodies of women of color. Self-care, proper nutrition, and wellness can no longer be seen as a luxury.
Through the integration of nutrition, wellness, and esthetics, she has developed a unique consultation style, and treatment protocol; holistically treating common skin issues of people of color, including acne, post-inflammatory hyperpigmentation, pseudofolliculitis barbae (ingrown hairs), and keratosis pilaris.
Her Youtube channel, found here: GoldenRx, was created as a means to provide valuable information about the specific qualities and issues affecting darker skin.
Nayamka has also been featured in Reader’s Digest.