Meet our Skin Ambassadors

James Kearns, International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu Gold Medalist and Certified Personal Trainer

James is a certified personal trainer, holds a B.S. in Wellness and Fitness and served in United States Marine Corps. Since 2010 he has been a personal trainer and the strength and conditioning coach at the Tactical Combat Academy in Greencastle, PA. This is where he helps men and women from every background you can think of reach their fitness goals. James has trained international level competitors and professional athletes, fitness enthusiasts and individuals who simply want to become more confident using a barbell.

Not only does he train competitors, but James is also a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu brown belt and a 15x International Brazilian Jiu Jitsu gold medalist. He has competed in everything from Olympic weightlifting to mixed martial arts (MMA); most recently winning the 2016 NY Summer Open and NY Pro.

You clearly take care of your body, what do you do to take care of your skin?

“After a decade of competitive grappling I realized how important taking care of my skin really is. It is literally your body’s first line of defense against bacteria and anything else that is ‘living’ on the mats. To take care of my skin I always use an exfoliator to remove residue and grime and a soap that won’t dry out my skin or cause irritation.”

When it comes to skincare, what's important to you?

“How my skin feels is by far the most important aspect of my regime. When it comes to us skincare, I appreciate that you can actually feel (and see) if it’s working or if it’s not. After use, a good product will make me feel cleaner and my skin will feel healthier.”

How do you choose which products to use?

“I look for a product that works best for what I’m trying to accomplish. I need to get rid of the build-up from the gym, so an exfoliator that doesn’t destroy my skin is gold.”

James loves to talk about wellness, fitness, training, and just about anything else. If you have a question, feel free to visit him at or email him directly at

Amini Fonua, Two-Time Olympian, Kingdom of Tonga

Amini is a two-time Olympic swimmer proudly representing the South Pacific’s Kingdom of Tonga in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio.

Why are you passionate about natural skincare?

“My passion for all-natural skincare surfaced when I became aware of how frequently I noticed men and women lacking knowledge on properly caring and maintaining the biggest and most important organ of the human body: our skin.”

Amini’s favorite Raw Materials product? Skin Grit and here’s why!

“Any time I need to look good I reach for Skin Grit to exfoliate away my imperfections.”

Amini left Tonga to attend Texas A&M University, where he shattered multiple school swimming records, became a Big XII Conference Champion, and was peer-voted Team Captain of the Men’s Swim Team. His top 3 career accomplishments include:

* 2 Olympic appearances (2012 London & 2016 Rio)
2 Oceanic Swimming Championship Titles (2010 & 2012)
3 Pacific Games Titles (2015)

Amini is no stranger to the sun. Whether he’s in Texas or Tonga, Amini uses Raw Materials Face Stick SPF 30 to protect his complexion from the rays.

“The face stick is made up of some of my favorite all-natural ingredients: organic sunflower oil, organic cocoa butter, and organic beeswax. Bonus: this sunscreen never leaves streaky white marks like other sunscreens. Double bonus: the face stick has moisturizing qualities that leave my face feeling smooth and supple without being greasy and clogging my pores.”

Follow Amini's journey as he takes his passion for male skincare to the world through Raw Materials' social media channels (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and website. He'll share with you all the exciting ways Raw Materials can fit into your everyday grooming routine, along with health and fitness tips to keep your face and body looking as sexy as a Tongan!