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Feb 9, 2023

Hope’s Glow – the Marie Sharp of Facial Butters

In tonight’s episode of Belize On Reel, we feature a facial butter that is now available in the Belizean market. Hope’s Glow is the brainchild of a woman battling skincare issues who stumbled upon the right all-natural ingredient and created a product that finally solved her skin woes. Now she’s offering it to others who want to improve their skin. News Five’s Duane Moody reports. 


Rhonda Crichton

Rhonda Crichton, Entrepreneur, Hope’s Glow

“Hope’s Glow will be the Marie Sharp of Facial Butters. That is where it is going to go.”


Duane Moody, Reporting

She is well known for her online show Morning Matters, but Rhonda Crichton refers to herself as the ultimate entrepreneur. She’s the owner of Hope’s Glow, a facial product she stumbled upon while trying to remove dark spots and blemishes that she has been battling for fifteen years. The product is named after her daughter, Hope.


Rhonda Crichton

“I have always had problems with my face If you look at my face, depending who you ask, it is not the perfect face, but it is my face. And my face has always given me some level of trouble, if you will, so I have always experiment with different things to try and find a solution. And I always have the discussion with my daughter, whose name is Hope. So we’re always looking for natural products that would work, simply because I have used a lot of other products. You name it, I have tried it.”


While she is not a scientist, Crichton says she experimented with many natural products because her face is sensitive. Turmeric is among the base products for Hope’s Glow, which Crichton says she acquires specifically at the Michael Finnegan Market but is sourced from Punta Gorda.


Rhonda Crichton

“I was just about done looking for products when I said this will be what I will try. I will try turmeric with this coconut oil and vitamin E and all the other bits that we put in here. And so, in the house, there’s a lot of experiment; there’s lots of little bottles in the house – some with oils, some with more turmeric than anything else. I just made a turmeric paste one time, but those things kinda work, but they were not something that I could use consistently. when we realised that it was working, we said, well we could help other people with this same problem. It’s exciting for me to find something that find something that works for me that I could share with the world. We tried it a long time before we put it out on the market and all those things that we used worked. We have something that people can try, we have something that is all natural, we have something that is fully Belizean made – all the ingredients in this, except for the can weh ih deh ina is Belizean grown. I get it from Indira Spice at the market; that’s where I get my turmeric. I used coconut oil, but not any coconut. You need a special coconut oil for it because your face is not egg. Yo understand. I use vitamin E because I know the value of vitamin E for the skin. And then I use a few other bits just to nice it up a little bit, but all these things are natural.”


Crichton says it is a relatively straightforward process and made right inside her home.


Rhonda Crichton

“The most difficult process is putting the things, like making them into the containers and going to do the shopping. But once I have all the shopping and I have all the containers ready, I have a lot of help in my house. My family is incredible. It’s almost like cooking, almost like cooking so it is a sweet, short process to prepare it.”


Former President of the Belize Body Building & Fitness Federation, Mirna Greenidge has tested the product and is happy with the results after only two weeks of using Hope’s Glow.


Mirna Greenidge

Mirna Greenidge, Customer, Hope’s Glow

“For me what it has done is clear all the dark spots that I had in my face. And also I have been using it on the area under my eyes and it is clearing up that area because for some reason, I like to work at night and stay late and so those dark spots that come after age and of course the late night working.”


Rhonda Crichton

“I use it for my face primarily. I know ladies that buy it for other dark spots on their bodies, some of their thighs – just wherever they need it or they would like to use it.”


Hope’s Glow is available in several locations across the country. And with success already realised, Crichton says she is already planning to tap into the Caribbean market.


Rhonda Crichton

“We are actively working on getting it in the Caribbean. Next week I am going to Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, followed by Trinidad and we are going to put in those markets. And that’s the beginning of the rest of it.”


Hope’s Glow retails for twenty dollars. Duane Moody for News Five.

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