With Black History Month in full swing, it’s important to continue celebrating Black-owned brands across all industries — but especially in the beauty space. Whether you’re looking for a new product or wanting to switch up your beauty routine, these brands are a great place to start!
From cleansers and serums to masks and oils, here are the best skincare products from our favorite Black-owned beauty brands.
Golde Clean Greens Face Mask
Golde’s Clean Greens Face Mask detoxifies skin while promoting a healthy glow and smooth complexion. It reduces pores and will leave your skin looking and feeling great after just one use. Formulated with 100% edible superfoods, the nourishing mask is all you need for clear, revitalized skin.
Promising review: Phyllis says, “I love this mask. It makes my skin look and feel amazing. It’s so smooth and clear after I’ve used it. My combination skin loves it! I highly recommend.”
Fenty Skin Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream
You can never go wrong with anything from Fenty Skin! The Instant Reset Overnight Recovery Gel-Cream not only provides major hydration, but it reduces the appearance of fine lines, renews skin and reduces pores as well. Not to mention, it’s vegan, cruelty-free and recyclable.
Promising review: Juju says, “I am so in love with this product. My face feels hydrated, soft and moisturized. It is everything I needed. I also noticed my fine lines are not as visible.”
Ayele & Co Sunflower Sweets Serum
The Sunflower Sweets Serum from Ayele & Co is another product you need to get your hands on. It evens out skin tone, reduces breakouts and improves skin texture. Made with a mixture of vitamin E oil, tea tree oil and jojoba seed oil, the serum leaves skin hydrated and baby soft.
Promising review: Taylor says, “I’ve been using this product for the past three years. My skin has been so much better, and I’ve noticed my dark marks aren’t as bad as they used to be.”
OUI the People Hydrating Body Gloss
OUI the People’s Featherweight Hydrating Body Gloss is a pre-moisturizer serum that adds hydration back into your skin. It can be used with a moisturizer or by itself for days when you need a little something extra. Not to mention, it’s non-greasy and will leave you with glowing skin!
Promising review: Victoria says, “I love this oil. I have been putting it on after the shower and my skin feels less dry. It is not greasy at all and absorbs beautifully. Will definitely keep using!”
KNC Beauty Retinol Infused Eye Mask
The All Natural Retinol Infused Eye Mask from KNC Beauty is great for those looking for a little extra eye care. Perfect for brightening, de-puffing and smoothing skin, the mask eliminates dark circles and fine lines while adding major hydration. And it’s formulated with all-natural ingredients!
Promising review: Kelai says, “I use these on myself and my clients and see an immediate difference in puffiness. Eyes look so refreshed, awake and less baggy after I use these. So so worth it!”
Beauty Bakerie Wake & Bake Hydrating Face Oil
Another skincare product you need to get your hands on is the Wake & Bake Hydrating Face Oil from Beauty Bakerie. It’s multitasking, nourishing and will leave you feeling hydrated and calm. The oil is good for all skin types and can also be used on hair, lips and nails! Plus, it’s vegan and cruelty-free.
Promising review: Kirsten says, “This is the best product I’ve used on my face in a while! I have sensitive/combination skin that gets super dry in the winter. This is the only product that keeps my skin hydrated.”
Kaike Melt Oil Cleanser
Kaike’s Melt Oil Cleanser not only cleanses the skin and melts away dirt, but it balances, brightens and repairs complexions as well. It’s packed with antioxidant-rich ingredients that will restore skin’s natural oils and can even be used as a makeup remover to fully nourish the skin.
Promising review: Alex says, “I’ve always been skeptical of oil cleanses but this one has made me a believer. My skin feels so soft … AND clean!!! I have eczema patches on my hands and eyelid areas, but this seemed to really make a difference.”
Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30
Black Girl Sunscreen’s SPF 30 is everything. Made by women of color for people of color, the sunscreen is formulated with natural ingredients to protect skin from the sun and add hydration. Plus, it’s made with avocado, carrot juice and other plant-based ingredients!
Promising review: Olivia says, “BGS is a great sunscreen! As an esthetician, sun protection is my number one concern for my clients. BGS provides proper coverage, applies without the ashy cast and also moisturizes.”
Bolden Skin Brightening Toner
Another must-have skincare product is Bolden’s Skin Brightening Toner. Using glycolic acid and antioxidants, the oil-free toner softens and improves skin tone and texture while decreasing fine lines and dark spots. Not to mention, it’s soothing, calming and anti-aging.
Promising review: Tania says, “This product has made my skin clear and gave me an amazing glow! I get so many compliments; this is my all-time favorite bolden product.”
Hyper Skin Brightening Vitamin C Serum
Last not but not least, Hyper Skin’s Clear Brightening Clearing Vitamin C Serum is packed with vitamins to improve skin’s appearance overall. It not only restores skin’s texture, but it brightens complexions and prevents breakouts as well. Not to mention, it’s great for all skin types and tones.
Promising review: Lauryn says, “I’ve been using this product for about two months, and it has helped my skin feel so glowy! My acne spots have started to fade, and I feel more confident about not wearing foundation in my Zoom meetings!”
Reviews have been edited for length and clarity.
Which Black-owned skincare products are your faves? Share with us in the comments!