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rho chicago co.

rho chicago, co.

 

RHO CHICAGO, CO., was founded by former model come entrepreneur Ruth H. Omanya in Chicago, Illinois in 2021. The company name, R H O are her full names initials, and Chicago where the company was founded happens to be one of her favorite cities in the world.

Originally, the company name was RHO MAKEUP INC. and her initial product line to launch was makeup products. She later reconsidered the beauty line line and introduced skincare line, RHO COMPLEXIONS ™ giving a holistic approach to overall skin beauty, health and wellness.​

In the same year, more reconsiderations were yet made to amend the name to simply RHO CHICAGO. The old logo tagline "Holistic Beauty™" is today dedicated to the company's website blog, social media, magalogue to promote beauty holistically.

YOUR BEAUTY IS OUR RESPONSIBILITY

We have done extensive research with consideration to four key points when considering a manufacturer who would formulate all our beauty product lines:

1. Experience: How long the manufacturers had been in business was important.

2. GMPC: Did they have certification of Good Manufacturing Practice of Cosmetics?

3. ISO Certification: The manufacturer being ISO Certified meant that they had been audited by an independent 3rd party and that they have demonstrated their business conforms to the requirements of the latest quality process standards set by the International Standards Organization.

4. FDA  & MSDS: Have ALL their formulas been approved by the Food and Drug Administration and can they provide the Material Data Safety Sheet for each item? 

Our need to address holism in naturally derived and formulated beauty products fuels our determination to help people, young and old, from different walks of life, and different skin types, to boldly face their unique beauty challenges while addressing them with healthy and naturally formulated products.

OUR VALUES

At RHO CHICAGO we do not only value naturally derived products but we value the general health, well-being and safe environment and products for our customers. Our cosmetics are : 

  • Paraben Free

  • Made in Canada

  • Hypo-Allergenic

  • Non-Comedogenic

  • Fragrance Free

  • Not Tested on Animals

  • Halal Certified

  • EU Compliant

Our UV/LED Gel Nail products are:

Made in Germany, Vegan, Cruelty Free - NOT TESTED ON ANIMALS, and considered 8-FREE. Production of the UV/LED Gel Nails takes place in accordance to the GMP ( Good Manufacturing Practice ) and manufacturers are in compliant to European Cosmetics Regulation with available access to our products MSDS.​

Skincare, Bath & Body, and Haircare:

Formulations are made with high content naturally derived and certified organic ingredients that meet both the FDA and Health Canada high standards. Our products are GMP compliant, shelf life tested, cruelty free, vegan formula, and made with sustainable raw materials.

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RHO STORY

It started out with MAKEUP! For as long as I can remember, I have always been that quiet tomboy girl who preferred her own company to crowds. Earlier in life, I thought I could be one of the guys, climbing trees and treating my scars as just another souvenir from summer breaks. Apart from modeling photoshoot events during my modeling days, I hardly wore much makeup or experimented applying makeup on my own until pandemic hit.

While in lockdown, I started experimenting with makeup application techniques, dressed up, and took lot of selfies to reflect on the fun! Surprisingly, doing makeup turned out to be super fun. However, I struggled with color matching or finding a smooth foundation that was long-lasting and light-weight without the cakey build up. Completely frustrated by this unnatural look and the occasional off-shade foundations I wore, I decided I wanted my own makeup line. I started researching what works for my skin and what is healthy for all skin types.

As I did my research, it became apparent and meaningful to me that I give my product lines a holistic approach in natural beauty. I wanted something that would not only be natural in nature but would also be gentle enough to work on my sensitive skin. I also knew that as a busy individual who works around the clock, it was easy for me to get caught up in the motions of a busy lifestyle that I was beginning to experience sleep deprivation, low energy, unhealthy eating habits due to odd work schedules, and generally not having adequate intake of important nutrients.

I needed to make a change. First for myself, and ultimately for others from different ages, backgrounds, and skin type. I had to address the natural beauty with a holistic approach, instead of just makeup as a cover-up. Today, I'm happy to make available these natural holistic beauty products through naturally derived cosmetics, skin care, body, haircare, and dietary supplements and minerals to restore the immune system defenses, boost energy and focus, while enhancing the overall state of well-being. The holistic beauty approach will not just stop at naturally derived beauty products. Health improving fashion-wear and accessories are gradually becoming part and parcel of RHO CHICAGO healthy-conscious and fashionable lifestyle products. To simply address the HOLISTIC BEAUTY™ so to speak.

 

- Ruth Omanya

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