Black women are the fastest growing group of entrepreneurs. It’s no wonder they’re making their mark in a number of industries, including wellness and skincare. These five skin care brands were founded by Black women and are taking over the shelves in stores and online. Plus, most of the owners on this list created their products specifically for melanated skin. These products truly are for us, by us.
Black scientist Gabrielle Chukwudolue created this brand of skincare that’s inspired by science and nature. From the recyclable packaging to the sustainable ingredients, this brand only creates products that are good for you and the environment. You can start by exfoliating with BioBabe Botanical’s Turmeric Glow Scrub and then finishing with the Vanilla Bliss Whipped Body Butter. They also offer soaps, such as the Black Tea Tree Bar.
Owner Niki Love launched ALittlePeace Products to help soothe and heal eczema-prone skin. In fact, she has an entire line of products dedicated to alleviating the symptoms of eczema. Her products are highly recommended by people who live with this debilitating condition, including adults and children.
Hanana Beauty’s signature shea body butters have been featured on Beyonce’s website, Vogue, and The Strategist. Founder Abena Boamah began the brand by making body butters for family and friends. Now, Ulta and other major retailers carries Hanahana Beauty. Boamah also promises to work with shea butter sources in Ghana to offer ethical and effective products.
This woman-owned brand creates everything from body washes to hand soaps to face products, like this Nourish Night Face Balm. Founder Gianne Doherty launched the company in 2014 and has been making an impact in the skincare industry ever since.
Say goodbye to chalky sunscreens–Black Girl Sunscreen is one of the first woman-owned skincare brand’s to make sun protection for darker skin tones that doesn’t leave a white cast. They also make an SPF lip gloss that’s also a must-have for the summer’s sunny days.
Which of these Black and woman-owned skincare brands are you going to support? Also, be sure to check out more Black-owned products on We Buy Black.