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Cheryl Burgess

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Cheryl Burgess is a co-founder of Black Opal Beauty and the founder and president of the Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery in Washington, D.C.

In 1994, three creative forces combined their passion for beauty and their joint knowledge of issues specific to skin of color to develop Black Opal.

The Muse, a professional woman of Jamaican descent, who embodied the Black Opal consumer, provided the inspiration; the Chemist, shared her expertise as a product formulator; and the Doctor, a Board-Certified Dermatologist, offered exceptional knowledge and expertise. (With Burgess as the Doctor.) Together, they developed skincare products to service skincare needs of skin of color for men and women.

After earning her medical degree from Howard University, Burgess completed an internship in internal medicine and a residency in dermatology at Howard University Hospital. She is a board certified dermatologist and a fellow of the American Academy of Dermatology. She is also a member of the American Academy of Dermatology, the American Society of Dermatologic Surgery, and the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery.

Burgess has also been featured on programs such as ABC News, FOX News and NBC News. Burgess shared her vast knowledge of skin of color with BioCosmetic Research to help launch the Black Opal skincare line.

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Black Opal (co-founder); Center for Dermatology and Dermatologic Surgery (founder and president)


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Find your passion and keep with it. Study, and use your knowledge to help others.

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All the women in my circle are Rihannas.

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Choose skin care regimens that cleanse, exfoliate, hydrate, protect and treat specific skin issues.

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