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Dr. Jennifer Davis Alexander

Holistic Skin Scientist


Dr. Jennifer Davis Alexander is a Holistic Skin Scientist and Skin Wellness Expert.  She is the 2nd African American, in the US, to earn a Ph.D. in Cosmetic Science.  Dr. Alexander is passionate about holistic wellness, Black maternal health and skin health education, emphasizing the critical role of skin as our largest organ and a reflection of overall health.  She is an advocate for Black inclusion in product testing and committed to advancing skin research that addresses the unique needs of Black skin. 

Dr. Alexander has a B.S. in Chemistry from N.C. A&T State University (Aggie Pride!) and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, with a concentration in Cosmetic Science, from the University of Cincinnati.  She is certified in several holistic healing modalities including Face Yoga, Meditation, Reiki (Reiki Master) and Chakra Balancing.   


Dr. Alexander has in-depth Clinical Research experience with Sensitive Skin and Dermatitis and a breadth of Product Innovation experience including product design, consumer insights and formulation science. She has published several peer-reviewed journal articles, appeared on Good Morning Washington and contributed to a host of media outlets including Essence, CNN, Forbes, Well + Good and Today’s Parent.  Dr. Alexander has held various R&D leadership positions in the health and wellness space and developed products for household brands including Covergirl, Iams, Gillette and Coca-Cola. 

Dr. Alexander is a member of a host of organizations including Cosmetic Executive Women, Maryland Legislative Agenda for Women, The Links, Incorporated and Delta Sigma Theta, Incorporated. 


Dr. Alexander is a wife and mom of 3.  She also enjoys traveling, collecting healing crystals, spending time in nature and relaxing with a cup of organic herbal tea.

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