Let’s face it: Black girls have their natural hair routine on lock before they even reach adulthood. From our mothers to our aunties to our grandmothers, the women in our lives make sure we know exactly what to do with our curly manes. But most of us knew lather, rinse and repeat before we ever learned to cleanse, tone and moisturize. That ends today!
The skin is the largest organ of our bodies and the first thing we display to the world. While we may know our hair type and our favorite products, major cosmetic brands are rarely advertising or creating skin care products targeted towards Black women.
When Rihanna’s Fenty Beauty hit the market, brands jumped on the diversity train and began to offer foundation shades to cater to the diverse skin tones of women of color. While we love to have a fresh beat, we love a fresh face with products that are perfect for our particular skin issues even more. Instead of waiting for major brands to cater to Black girls, some ladies took matters into their own hands.
Creating a solid skin care regimen is crucial to self-care and aging just as gracefully as Angela Bassett, Halle Berry, or even Diddy (FYI: a lot of our favorite rappers have bomb skin care routines). Whether you’re prone to breakouts, have oily skin or struggle with hyperpigmentation and discoloration, these black-owned brands are offering the best, all-natural products to have your #BlackGirlMagic glow on point all year round. Oh, and they’re affordable, too!
Check Out These Black, Natural, Beauty Brands To Get Your Skin Looking Right:
Remember when Yandy Smith announced she was starting her own skin care line? Well, YELLE skincare, is seriously killing it! Yandy's line made with natural ingredients, such as coconut milk and honey gel, is made with melanin-infused skin in mind. That means that her products and skin care systems target the skin issues that women of color face such as discoloration or stressed skin!
Thie teentreprenuer's plant-based skin care line has landed her a deal with Target! At just 18-years-old, Zahara Cunningham has a plant-based line of 50 natural skin care products. Not only does Zahara have a line of facial products, she also sells hand, body and lip products to have you looking and feeling amazing!
The handmade skin care line called Jade & Fox Co. uses the science of nature for their cleansers, oils, masks, toners, and serums to target the skin issues that both men and women face.
Aba Love Apothecary is a botanical skin care line that hydrates, tones, brightens or heals the skin with the purest ingredients.
Nolaskinsentials has basically every product for your skin care needs. The vegan skin care line made with millenials in mind believes that healthy skin is a lifestyle!
Kaike, pronounced 'cake', is a plant-based, dessert-inspired skin care brand that will seriously have you craving some sweets! The line of skincare products serve multiple purposes and were created with the idea that less is more!
The philosophy behind Anne's Apothecary is, "What you put on your skin should be safe enough to eat, or if it cant be eaten then it must be proven to be harmless." This small batch, natural brand is made with herbs, clays and essential oils gentle enough to leave you with glowy skin.
Elle Johnson Co. was founded with the idea that skin care should be gentle, uncomplicated and effective. Their Clear 3 system has botanical products that you can incorporate into your new, no-fuss skincare regimen.
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