The influence of Black culture is everywhere: music, fashion, and of course, beauty. We can thank Black voices in beauty for some of the most talked-about and used beauty trends: Gelled-down baby hairs, bedazzled hairlines, acrylic nails — the list goes on and on. That’s why, here at Allure, we believe the best Black-owned skin-care brands and their founders should be celebrated every day for their contributions to pushing boundaries for inclusivity in the beauty space, one innovative skin enhancer at a time.
When it comes to skin care, Black beauty-brand founders know it’s way more than a trend — it’s a passion and a lifestyle. There are luxury brands like Shani Darden, sunscreens that are made with darker complexions in mind such as, Black Girl Sunscreen (what white cast?), and face and body oils by brands such as Oui to the People and Beauty Bakerie that will have you glowing for days. Whatever kind of skin care you’re looking for, a Black-owned brand has done it — and done it well.
To honor the contribution Black entrepreneurs and beauty experts have made to the skin-care industry, we’re shouting out some of our favorite Black-owned brands, products, and founders that deserve your support now and always. Yes, we’re aware that a few honorable mentions didn’t make the list (hey, Fenty Skin and Pholk), but consider this list as the tip of the iceberg — which we’ll be expanding periodically. Now, take a scroll through to find 15 of our favorite Black-owned skin-care brands, below.
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