Hi and welcome. I’m Lourdes Liz– founder of 16J Organics™ based in New York City. I'm a native New Yorker and first generation American. I have spent my career marketing major entertainment and fashion brands and most recently a nonprofit cancer research organization. 16J Organics™
Our Skin - Our Largest Organ
I am passionate about health, wellness, food as medicine, and the toxicity in our environment and foods. These issues became even more significant to me after my mother was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease, and through my experience working in the cancer space for several years. My parents are from the Caribbean, the Dominican Republic. Growing up, if we had a problem there was always a creative natural solution and we were raised to have a do-it-yourself attitude. So when I started to suffer from dry skin over 15 years ago my natural instinct was to seek a natural solution that I could create for myself. Using organic oils to really nourish, treat, exfoliate and moisturize my skin I was able to turn my situation around. I shared my products with my friends, and they raved about their results, too! Nothing in the marketplace seemed to work as well as my "potions" as my friends called them. My oils would sink right in and not sit on the surface, and our skin loved it. I would use them in the morning and be set for the day. I have not suffered from dry skin since that time, and I always get compliments and how great my skin looks. Over the years I found the perfect balance for my formulations, and in 2011 I started packaging my creations under 16J Organics™ and giving them away as gifts to friends and family for Christmas and Mother’s day. I have been fulfilling reorders ever since.
Up to 60% of what we apply to our skin can be absorbed into our bloodstream
Most commercial skin moisturizers are loaded with ingredients like petroleum-based chemicals, preservatives, heavy metals, high-risk pesticides, flame retardants, toxic solvents, and other chemicals that are carcinogens, neurotoxins, behavioral, reproductive, and hormone disruptors, all going straight inside your body causing toxicity. When you apply simple goodness – pure, real, nutritionally dense, organic food grade ingredients that are high in vital nutrients to your skin - it responds accordingly; it glows.
I decided to launch 16Jorganics.com so that my friends could order their favorites right online and share them with their friends and loved ones, and so on. 16J Organics™ is an extension of who I am. Every part of it comes straight from my spirit, my heart and my hands. I take great pride in my products Green Quench, Mo’Butter and Scrubs and their formulations having the highest quality, most nutritionally dense, food grade ingredients and life-sustaining nutrients. My products are naturally filled with essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, and amino acids; providing nourishment to the body from the outside in and leaving the complexion soft, glowing and supremely moisturized. These products have an extended shelf life of over two years, because of the natural preservative qualities of my ingredients. The collection is packaged in nontoxic cobalt blue glass, and is handcrafted by me in small batches in New York City.
I thank you for visiting my site. I named these products 16J after my apartment number because I was creating them in my home, and I want you to feel the love of home when you use these products. I love 16J Organics™, my friends and family love 16J Organics™, and I hope you will, too!
Let’s all watch what happens when we feed our bodies from the outside in.