Black Owned Beauty Brands

The Frenshe Editors

Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Shop From Now and Always

Every day presents a new opportunity to lift melanated voices. One place to start is by putting your money where your mouth is, and supporting Black-owned businesses. Black-owned beauty brands are shifting the narrative with products that are more inclusive, diverse, and specifically address the needs of different ethnicities.

Black consumers hold a buying power that’s now over $1 trillion, yet they’ve been overlooked through makeup shade ranges, hair concerns, and a lack of culturally-competent spokespeople. As we kick off Black History Month, we wanted to share some of our favorite Black-owned beauty brands to support today, tomorrow, and always. This is just the start, and we encourage you to continuously research and buy from Black-owned brands.

Beneath Your Mask

 

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Ashley is a big fan of Beneath Your Mask’s Heal Whipped Skin Soufflé—a luxurious blend formulated to hydrate and strengthen the skin. The brand quickly sells out, so if you want to try other products like the Indulge Total Body Elixir and Remedy Conditioning Lip Balm, you’ll have to keep your eyes peeled for a restock.

Bread Beauty Supply

Consider Bread Beauty Supply a curly-haired girl’s dream. With products dedicated to wash day and long-term hair health (plus some cute accessories to match), there’s something for everyone’s curls and coils.

Hanahana Beauty

 

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Dry skin has no place anywhere the Hanahana Exfoliating Body Bar touches. The brand has something for all of your body care needs, including scrubs and body butters for maximum hydration. Hanahana also makes it a point to educate its audience on sustainability and ethical beauty.

Klur

 

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Klur is known for its dedication to diverse skin conditions and ethnicities. For example, Klur’s Gentle Matter Cleanser lives up to its name and makes room for anyone to enjoy the benefits of a gel cleanser. The products are all potent, effective, and ethically made.

Rosen Skincare

 

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If you want something to really stand out on your vanity, grab any one of Rosen’s products. Aside from Insta-worthy packaging, Rosen makes finding a full skincare routine a lot easier. In fact, you can choose from a Fade Routine or Clear Routine for handpicked products targeting each skin concern.

Agrestal Beauty

 

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Are you a face mask lover? If so, Agestral is definitely for you. From clay masks to overnight jelly masks, jade rollers, and body care, Astegral’s got it all. But, if we had to choose one product to try first it’s definitely the Illuminate Turmeric Face Mask.

Melanin Haircare

Simple, natural haircare is exactly how Melanin describes itself. We’ll have to say we absolutely agree! You get both wash day and styling essentials, along with headwraps for protecting your scalp and strands. Plus, the African black soap in its shampoo is a totally gamechanger.

Propa Beauty

Nude shades are not universal, and Propa Beauty’s setting out to make that clear. The line features nude lipsticks designed specifically for darker skin tones, a product that a lot of others tend to miss the mark with. Pucker up.

Frigg

If you’re in need of products for stressed out hair and skin, then you’re in luck. Frigg’s unique take on traditional beauty brings plant-powered potions to the forefront. The products are designed to treat the (literal) burnout that our skin and hair can experience. Fans have even credited the hair potion for quick hair growth.

Nola Skinsentials

Nola Skinsentials is a small business full of products made with your skin health in mind. One thing that fans love about the brand is the opportunity to try a sample-sized version of each product before diving in to buy a full size. This makes finding the right products so much easier.

Pear Nova

 

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Vegan and cruelty-free nail polish, isn’t always easy to find but Pear Nova is making that accessible to everyone. You can get gel, classic color, and nail care for all of those at-home manis you’ll be doing for the foreseeable future!

Ceylon

 

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Men deserve great skincare too! Ceylon was made with men of color in mind, along with their specific skincare needs. Founder, Patrick Boateng II, found that most men’s products wouldn’t work for those with melanin in their skin or with different ethnic backgrounds. Try Ceylon’s cleanser, toner, or moisturizer today.

Skin Buttr

 

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Buttery smooth skin is what you get by using Skin Buttr (pun absolutely intended). Along with treating your body to its products, you can build or add to your current skincare routine with a cleanser, toner, SPF, and more.

54 Thrones

 

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The 54 Thrones Aja Nourishing Face Oil is a celebrity-favorite, including Oprah. Each face oil is formulated with the help of local African communities, dedicated to restoring and improving the overall health of your skin. Trust us, the Aja Nourishing Face Oil is worth the hype!

Sunday II Sunday

 

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Exercise lovers, rejoice! Sunday II Sunday is the athleisure haircare line you never knew you needed. Your hair shouldn’t hold you back from living your best and most active life! With Sunday II Sunday products you can refresh your scalp, moisturize your strands, and take daily hair-health-boosting vitamins.

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Anita Grant

 

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The small batches are what makes Anita Grant products so special. You can shop by curl density and porosity, and for skincare made to treat eczema, scars, and more. And for all of those self-care days, there’s milk baths and body oils too!

Lauren Napier Beauty

The type of cleansing wipes you use matters! Lauren Napier set out to put a luxurious spin on the everyday makeup wipe and expanded well beyond it. The wipes are available in formulas for oily and blemish-prone skin, normal-to-sensitive skin, and dull skin.

Hill + Daniel

Okay, so home fragrance isn’t technically beauty, but we’re giving it a pass. Oh, and did we mention the products non-toxic? Yes, safe fragrances to make our space smell amazing.

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