SKINCLUSION ambassador, actor, producer and activist, Priyanka Chopra Jonas has partnered with global skin care brand Obagi on a new campaign to celebrate diversity.
Obagi’s SKINCLUSION initiative celebrates diversity and inclusion around the globe, and features SKINCLUSION ambassador, actor, producer and activist, Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has been dedicated to fighting for inclusion and diversity over the course of her 20-year career.
“I am so excited to join Obagi Medical in a global awareness initiative called #SKINCLUSION, dedicated to empowering all of us to make conscious choices about being inclusive and recognizing the beauty in our differences. I share Obagi’s passion for diversity and inclusion and believe we all have a responsibility to help elevate conversations around unconscious bias, which can create “blind spots” that hurt and divide us, says Priyanka Chopra.
“The Obagi SKINCLUSION initiative is very close to my heart because it aligns with my values and personal experience,” said Priyanka, who has been recognized by Forbes over the last two years as one of the World’s 100 Most Powerful Women. “The initiative supports the idea that we should be more conscious about everything we do, including how we address the automatic assumptions we make about others based on their skin tone. We all have unconscious bias, and it’s up to all of us to recognize it and be the change we want to see in the world.”
Obagi developed this important and timely initiative to focus on the need for people around the world to be fully inclusive and to recognize our own unconscious biases, specifically surrounding skin tone. Unconscious biases are attitudes and stereotypes that are largely unintentional, automatic and outside of our awareness. Unconscious biases can cause “blind spots” that prevent us from seeing the beautiful humanity we all share. Recognizing our own bias may allow us to challenge it, overcome it and ultimately, create a world where diversity is celebrated.
Obagi is a conscious global skin care brand with a commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its business – from its corporate to product development. Obagi has a 30-year legacy and a commitment to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of its business.As a leading physician-dispensed brand, Obagi believes that protecting and nourishing your skin depends on developing a skin care regimen with your provider, and choosing products that are highly effective, clinically proven and right for your skin tone, age, and specific needs.
“Obagi’s SKINCLUSION initiative represents our commitment as leaders in the skin care space to elevate the global dialogue about diversity and inclusion, and spark actions that are more inclusive and reflective of all of our beautiful differences,” said Jaime Castle, Obagi President and member of the CEO Action for Diversity & Inclusion, the largest CEO-driven business commitment to advance diversity and inclusion within the workplace. “We’re proud of Obagi’s 30-year legacy of providing effective, science-based skin care products for all skin tones and that we were the first professional skin care company to specifically design clinical research protocols to include all six Fitzpatrick skin types. We’re also so proud to partner with Priyanka, who has brought an amazing level of passion and integrity to this initiative, and to support the significant work being done by the International Cultural Diversity Organization and Project Implicit.”