ARISE, a line of beauty products for arthritic hands
Speaking to adults with arthritis who were still proactive in exercise and pain management, the overall frustration lay in the loss of ability to do things they once enjoyed. Approaching several people and concentrating on one, (Barbara) then enabled the design space to reach a higher focus; to produce physical objects to embody a non-physical concept, empowerment.
Cosmetics have long been transformative tools, with the power to build confidence. Makeup was a part of Barbara's daily routine that she did not want to lose or need assistance doing. In her words, “ A little makeup makes everyone feel better.”
Arise provides simple solutions to empower people with arthritis by giving back their ability to put on a little makeup everyday.