They're not changing the game — they're making a new one.
Skin is something most beauty-lovers obsess over from our early teens, whether our aim is to be glowier, softer, dewier, or poreless, most of us are consistently tracking a new skincare goal. No matter how many products we try, we'll likely forage on with the goal of IRL Photoshopped skin, no matter how many dollars go to them.
The black-founded skincare brands below are the brainchildren of extreme dedication and resilience within the privileged world of beauty. Born out of resilient entrepreneurs overcoming circumstance in a world that does not favor business people of color, these brands have loyal cult followings, and with good reason.
They're not just good to support — they have highly-effective ingredients and proven results for an inclusive array of skin types, textures, and shades.
Earthen Escapes's natural line leverages green tea in their dark spot corrector that has a seriously dedicated following.
Oui The People is one of the first brands to ever make a safety razor for women, by women. If you have thick, coarse hair like I do, this is a must-have.
Beneath Your Mask was created with the detoxifying purpose of reversing the effects of toxic chemicals and environmental hazards our world is consistently enveloped in.
Hanahana's products are all 100 percent natural, and they feel just as luxurious as they look.
Vegan brand Kubra Kay specializes in moisturizers for nearly any skin issues you may be experiencing.
Matrescence Skin is meant to stand by women through the unique stages of her life from hormonal acne to melasma and stretch marks.
Brooklyn Limegreen's philosophy is as simple as their product: each of their natural products have three uses — the minimalist's dream.
Papa Rozier Farms' products are some of the purest on this list. You'll want to douse yourself head-to-toe in this castor oil if you're prone to sensitive skin.
Vitamin E is the key in Flora & Fauna's products, from their baby cream to their heavenly-scented room spray.
Earth To Earth Organics has a range of vegan body washes, butters, and oils, but their shimmer butters are what your summer skincare routine has been begging for.
Unique Beauty Blends' skin jellies are great if you have sensitive, oily skin, and their turmeric glow scrub is bound to transform your body, too.
For everyone looking for a natural, vegan alternative to deodorant, this charcoal one by Piperwai naturally staves off even the most stubborn sweat.
Venus Williams' brand, EleVen Beauty has some of the most lightweight, quick-dry SPFs you'll ever try.
Camille Rose's products range from hair and skin to supplements, but her turmeric facial bar is a dream for gently sloughing off dead skin and giving skin an instant glow.
At the root of Haus Urban's bright and fun skincare philosophy is feeling better — not looking better
Minimo Skincare's scrub may be meant for the face, but you'll want to use it all over your body for its glow-inducing benefits and the way it makes your body smell like cake.
Organic and vegan skincare line, Essentials by Temi, is purely luxurious and meant to feed both the skin and the soul.
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