Local Teen Brings Homemade Skin Care Products to WHOLE FOODS!

September 15, 2017

Written By

Mary Friona Celani

I just love this.

If you’ve never heard of Zandra Beauty and Skin Care Products, you really should check them out.

The products are great.

The story is amazing.  I’ll get to that in a second – but, first up – this local teenager has gotten her products into Whole Foods – which says something about the quality of the line!

Zandra Azariah Cunningham is a 17-year-old entrepreneur from Buffalo, “My fascination with entrepreneurship began when I was 9 years old. It was totally a result of my dad’s refusal to buy my beloved lip balm. His “NO” forced me to do the work and make my own.” With help from family and a focus on something big, Zandra went to work. Just shy of her 10th birthday, she sold those first products – lip balms and whipped shea body butter – at a local farmer’s market! It was gangbusters from there.

Zandra’s mission is to provide beauty products without any unhealthy ingredients. She’s an entrepreneur and a role model for girls everywhere.

You guys, she makes her own products.

She’s 17.

Zandra is as sweet as can be, too. She was a vendor at our Totally Buffalo Festival back in May – and we are so happy she’ll be back from our 716MAS Festival in December! 

For Zandra, this is an amazing time to empower others, “I believe that young ladies should be confident in their own skin and learn what beauty is from the inside out.  My hope is to inspire youth to take action and make things happen for themselves and their communities. I aspire to create natural products that promote healthy skin care regimens and motivate you daily.”

So here’s the deal with Whole Foods…

To mark the first time that Zandra products will be available in Whole Foods, Zandra Azariah Cunningham the Teen-Founder, and CEO will offer product demos, samples, and

promotional offers to customers from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Friday and 3 to 7 p.m. on Saturday. (September 15 & 16) “We are so excited to offer Zandra’s unique brand of American made fun, fresh, natural bath and body products at our very own local Whole Foods to girls in Buffalo. We know that Zandra customers want the convenience of being able to shop for our high-qualityskin-healthy products in more stores and, with partners like Whole Foods, we’re making that happen,” said Zandra the 17-year-old entrepreneur.

To start, Whole Foods Market Buffalo will stock several Zandra products including:

Hair & Body Soufflè, Scrubs, Artisan Soap, Hand & Body lotions, and more! Prices range from $8 to $20.

From its Buffalo-based lab, Zandra combines the art of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) to create 40 nutrient rich skin care products; each naturally proven to nourish, heal and improve teen-sensitive skin. Natural ingredients are the bedrock of Zandra skin care and a lasting alternative to commercial products with yucky unhealthy ingredients.

This is an amazing way to inspire others and teach all of our girls (and boys) that they can do anything they want – if they work hard and focus!

Let’s support Zandra and her mission – check out the products online HERE.

Determination – pass it on!


About Me

Welcome to Totally Buffalo! My name is Mary Friona-Celani and I am the creator of this site! After spending 20 years in the Buffalo media, I moved on to focus on my beautiful family. Now, the time has come for a new project. I was ready for something new. Something mine.
I am born and raised in WNY and my pride runs deep. My husband, Scott and I are very happy to be raising our four daughters here.





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    Fantastic. Girls C.E.O. Connection interviewed Zandra. It was so cool we made two videos rather than editing the full one. I suggest everyone visit the Buffalo Whole Foods and then tell everyone they know to visit their local Whole Foods-to get Zandra in all Whole Foods nationally.

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