Pure & Natural! That ahhh feeling. Great fragrance, glowing skin and shiny hair! Why not share the not so secret beauty formula I’d discovered?
As a teenager, my parents & I struggled to find a happy medium with bath products that were natural as well as effective for my sensitive skin. I always wanted the trendy bath products from the mall that looked great in my bathroom, but who’s ingredients caused irritation and drying of my skin and hair. At my parents insistence, it was back to the basics. Plain soap, natural ingredients and quite frankly down right boring, not to mention not very showy on my bathroom shelf. As a young adult without my parents input in what I was ‘encouraged to purchase’ or their bank account to fund my trendy bath product habit, I began experimenting with everyday items that were already in my cupboard. I mixed, I sampled, I shared with friends and came up with something that was effective and made my skin as well as my bathroom shelf happy! That’s how Four Twenty 6 came to be. The name Fourtwenty6 actually comes from my birthday, as i was born on the 26th day of April. I chose this simply because I love the way it sounds and it constantly reminds me of who I am and where I came from.
My new found concoctions made my body feel good & the all natural ingredients made me feel good in knowing I was caring for my body and hair like my parents did for me as a child.
Just as I was thinking of launching my product, my hero, my father, became ill. He was diagnosed with Lou Gehrig’s disease (ALS) in 2014. As his body succumbed to this horrific disease, his skin became more fragile and dry. Natural products seemed to soothe the dryness, and the gentleness of pure ingredients was key. Once again confirming that my desire to create a natural product was on point.
Sadly In 2015, my dad lost his battle with *ALS. His battle was a short one, his optimism and positive attitude reminded me that no matter how many times you fall down (as he literally did often early in his fight), get back up and give it another try! My dad always encouraged me to experiment -a true science geek- and to follow my dream of being an entrepreneur. It’s been a long time coming, but today is the day ! I bring you Four Twenty 6 to try for yourself! The hair growth oil is perfect for the whole family. The body scrub is recommended for those members of your family over the age of 8 due to the exfoliant properties.
I hope that you and your family enjoy my products ! Please share your experience with me! I’d love to hear your Four Twenty 6 story!
*There is still much to do in the search to find a cure for ALS. My family and I continue to fight for families affected by this disease . Each year we participate in the Greater Philadelphia Walk to defeat ALS. The name of our team is Clyde’s Champions! Four Twenty 6 will donate 10% of each product sold to The Greater Philadelphia ALS Association in memory of my father , Dr. Clyde Knox, JR. Thank you for your support!
To find out more about ALS please visit alsphiladelphia.org