Black Women-Owned Beauty Brands That Will Upgrade Your Hair & Skin Routine

It’s so important to support Black-owned brands, today, tomorrow, and continuously. We’ve rounded up some of the greatest Black Women-Owned beauty brands out there that will have your hair and skin looking fresh and feeling clean! These Black Women-Owned brands will transform your beauty routine – whether it be through a scalp renewal mask from Briogeo or some non-toxic nail lacquer from Mischo Beauty! This list of beauty products contains everything you could need from clean haircare to glittery makeup, to gentle cleansers and lotions. These are just a few of the amazing Black-owned beauty brands, to see the full list in our directory click here!

Alaffia

Website: alaffia.com

Description: Clean, Green & Fair Trade Beauty

Alaffia handcrafts award-winning clean, green skin and hair care with fair trade ingredients that support community empowerment projects in West Africa. Alaffia invests in our communities because it is our moral responsibility and to ensure African resources empower African communities.

The goal is to alleviate poverty and encourage gender equality. Our Empowerment Projects include several Education-Based Projects, Maternal Health, FGM Eradication, Eyeglasses and Environmental Sustainability.

All of Alaffia’s projects empower Togolese communities to provide their skills and knowledge to the rest of the world and rise out of poverty.

We use indigenous ingredients – local resources and traditional handcrafting – unrefined “raw” shea butter, African black soap and coconut oil, among others.

Anne’s Apothecary

Website: annesapothecary.com

Description: We are a skincare brand, that offers 100% non-toxic and all-natural body and face products with dermatologist-approved ingredients that are hypoallergenic and good for all skin types – especially sensitive skin. Each of our products offer holistic ingredients that can be found in nature: ingredients like botanical extracts, flower enzymes, and wildflower honey that are made in the USA. Through our use of natural ingredients, we aim to support local farming and charities. Products are sustainably and ethically handcrafted in small batches, in Fuquay Varina, NC USA. Everything from our soaps to our scrubs is cruelty-free, petroleum-free, silicone-free, and packed with organic ingredients.

Black Girl Sunscreen

Website: blackgirlsunscreen.com

Description: Revolutionary sunscreen for Women of Color.

Black Girl Sunscreen dries completely clear so it’s perfect to use before any outdoor activity or even under your favorite makeup products. Black Girl Sunscreen uses NO parabens, or other harmful chemicals while infusing the finest ingredients to shield and moisturize your melanated skin without the dreaded white residue common with most sunscreen. Available online and at your local Target!

BLK + GREEN

Website: blkgrn.com/

BLK + GREEN is an all-natural marketplace featuring products from all Black artisans. There you can find all kinds of natural products ranging from hair care, to skincare, even menstrual care. All of their artisans are carefully chosen by Black health experts who know what an all-natural product truly looks like. At BLK + GREEN you’ll find high-quality, natural, non-toxic brands and products so you can shop consciously for all your beauty needs. You can also find other natural products such as home cleaners, baby products, and more.

Briogeo Hair Care

Website: briogeohair.com

Description: Clean Care. Healthy Hair.

Natural, performance-based haircare.

Our texture-specific products offer something for everyone – from repair, to volume, to curl care. We’ll never give you anything you don’t need. Briogeo’s simplified two, three or four step regimens take the guesswork out of mixing and matching products to find a custom routine to volumize, repair, defrizz or nurture.

Briogeo is 6-free hair care; meaning our formulas are free of harsh sulfates (SLS/SLES), silicones, parabens, phthalates, DEA and synthetic color. All products are 90 to 100 percent naturally derived. Briogeo formulas are cruelty-free, gluten free and mostly vegan.

100% cruelty-free. No harsh sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, DEA or artificial dyes.

Dehiya Beauty

Website: dehiyabeauty.com

Description: Dehiya Beauty is a multi-tasking botanical skin care line inspired by Moroccan time-honored beauty rituals for modern women. We are champions of diverse & inclusive beauty; passionate about creating highly-effective, plant-based skin care. We use ethically sourced, highly-active, native and wild botanical ingredients from all over the world. Our ingredients are 100% natural and organic. Our products are always created free of synthetics, chemicals, artificial fragrances, parabens, phthalates, sodium laurel sulfates, fillers, mineral oil and petroleum. Dehiya Beauty is passionate about furthering women’s equality, human rights and racial justice. We donate 2% annually to causes such as women’s, LGBT, disability and human rights, reproductive freedom and racial justice. We are also committed to donating to organizations providing emergency relief for victims of natural disasters, conflict and other unforeseen crisis.

Jacq’s

Website: shopjacqs.com

Description: Welcome to JACQ’s, The Vegan and Organic Skincare For Women Who Slay Naturally.

At Jacq’s, we believe in following nature’s lead. We trust in the wisdom of precious ingredients and the efficacy of simple formulas; we take our cues from the diversity of the botanical world. We marvel at the unabashed, empowered beauty of nature as she steps into herself and blooms with vibrant brilliance.

When faced with adversity, nature led us to create Jacq’s. Upon receiving news of an ovarian tumor at the same time we learned we were expecting our daughter, we began formulating non-toxic solutions to meet the challenges of my changing body. As our lives expanded to welcome our daughter, Jacq’s grew with us. Jacq’s is passionate about creating products that work for women of all ages, myriad of skin types, and a multitude of concerns.

We know that beauty isn’t a static, one-size fits all solution, and we don’t believe skincare should be, either. Our products are formulated to help you embrace your beauty as it exists right now and to evolve with you – in all your complexity, your diversity, your strength, your wisdom.

At Jacq’s, our ingredients are mainly locally sourced in South Florida, then made lovingly by hand in Miami. Fruits, roots, and flowers infuse each of our skin; bath and body products, delivering the purest, healing ingredients of uncopmrising quality – without paragons, sulfates, phthalates, synthetics dyes or fragrances.

Look beyond the label and you’ll find not only the purest ingredients, but the passion and knowledge that fuel our product innovation.

– Jacq’s Founder – Barbara Jacques | Miami, United States

KAIKE

Website: shopkaike.com

Description: Celebratory, Plant-Based Skincare

Founded in 2015 by Keli Smith, KAIKE (pronounced ‘cake’), is a fun, plant-based skincare brand with a belief in celebrating our skin. Born from the idea that less is more, we create minimal + multi-purpose products to solve a variety of skincare issues specific to melanin-rich skin.

We believe in celebrating our skin as it is now, and having fun on the journey to something even better. We get all giddy inside for healthy, nourished skin, and a skincare routine that’s a #pieceofkaike. And just like the decadence and happiness found in enjoying actual cake, we’re sweet on products with an ingredients list that reads (and smells) like a delicious recipe good enough for your skin to eat.

Cake is found at the center of every celebration, and what better way to cultivate and celebrate healthy skin than with a #pieceofkaike?

Limegreen

Website: brooklynlimegreen.com

Description: All-Natural Multi-Use Skincare Products – Brooklyn

Limegreen is a Multi-Use Skincare company that produces completely natural products using vegan ingredients. Creating products that provide a safe and nontoxic alternative in a personal care industry littered with unsafe chemicals is something Limegreen holds near and dear.

Founder Talima Davis began making these products when her best friend Tamara was diagnosed with liver cancer that had spread at an accelerated rate due to environmental conditions. Not long after, Talima’s cousin Tavasia was diagnosed. The side project became a full-time investment when both Tamara and Tavasia succumbed to their illnesses. Talima got the name for the company by combining the nickname given to her by Tamara and the theme of natural products – Lima + Green.

Mischo Beauty

Website: mischobeauty.com

Description: Mischo Beauty, an award-winning, Black woman-owned clean luxury beauty brand created for women who want it all.

Mischo Beauty is a pioneer of clean luxury, offering award-winning, 10 FREE, richly hued and high performance nail lacquers. We are committed to our philosophy to do no harm as we innovate across the beauty landscape. In developing our next-level, 10 FREE polish formula, Kitiya (our founder) refused to sacrifice in the realms of luxury or performance—important distinctions for many beauty product favorites.

She decided to take matters into her own hands (she has a degree in Chemistry and she also a licensed cosmetologist, esthetician and makeup artist) and created what she couldn’t find.

Fast forward to today and we’re happy to present a beautiful collection of 10 FREE non-toxic, vegan and cruelty-free nail polishes available online and at select retailers, including Macy’s.

We are not:
* Funded
* Backed by a PR firm

We are:
* A Black woman-owned start-up
* Self-funded, boot-strapping
* 10-free non-toxic (void of the most harmful chemical ingredients)
* Vegan, cruelty-free, gluten-free and void of artificial fragrances

Nubian Heritage

Website: nubianheritage.com

Description: Wellness collection of bar soaps, body washes, body lotions, hand creams & deodorants with natural organic ingredients.

Nubian Heritage got its start on the streets of Harlem. Fresh out of college and without jobs, Richelieu Dennis and Nyema Tubman set out to bring the healing traditions of African Black Soap and Shea Butter to the community they loved. Short on experience but full of passion and determination, they mined their knowledge of culturally authentic healing traditions to create natural skin and body treatments to share with their families and community.

That was back in 1992, and they’ve held fast to that commitment every day since. Passionate about sharing the healing possibilities in Nubian Heritage soaps and other products as well as the cultures they come from, Dennis and Tubman were guided by their community’s demand for wellness products that spoke to their unique needs. Expanding their reach for the rich healing philosophies of ancient cultures, their passion spread to communities around the globe.

Obia Naturals

Website: obianaturals.com

Description: Vegan, pH Balanced Hair and Skin Products

“Natural Ingredients for Natural Products” is the focus of OBIA Naturals. The mission of OBIA Naturals is to produce pH balanced, vegan and herbal-based natural hair and body care products for women and men. Our eco-friendly line of hair care products work in all hair textures and this is attributed to the fact that our products are science-based. The products are pH balanced for naturally curly hair, but they also work in transitioning and/or relaxed hair textures.

With a strong base of scientific knowledge, Obia is very particular about the ingredients that she uses to formulate OBIA Naturals products. Not only is the entire OBIA Naturals line of products vegan, our products also do not contain: mineral oil, sulfates, petroleum, artificial colors, drying alcohols, silicone, or gluten. All preservatives used are free from parabens and formaldehyde, and our fragrances are phthalate free. OBIA Naturals products are cruelty-free, meaning, we do not test or use our products on animals. We are a proud partner of the “Campaign for Safe Cosmetics”.

SILKTÁGE

Website: silktage.com

Description: 100% Pure Beauty | Made with love and care in Beverly Hills, CA

Silktáge is 100% pure, natural beauty solutions inspired by beauty secrets from around the world. Made with love and care for all women, everywhere. Founder, Robin Emtage, makeup artist, hairstylist, and clean beauty expert, created Silktáge out of genuine passion and commitment to providing organic, age-defying, and nourishing natural beauty alternatives. We create rejuvenating, nourishing botanical beauty oils and beauty tools – Adding that extra glow to it – we have a collection of CBD-infused beauty oils dedicated to providing healing, uplifting ways to practice self-care and enhance beauty, naturally. Each product is handcrafted with a specific purpose and unique benefits for FACE, BODY, HAIR…and MIND.
As part of our efforts to support women empowerment, we source most of our ingredients women cooperatives around the world.
All Good, Nothing Bad. No Silicones, No Chemicals, No Parabens – Non-Toxic, Non-GMO, Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegan

The Honey Pot Company

Website: thehoneypot.co

Description: The first complete feminine care system that cleanses, protects, and balances your vagina. Powered by herbs.

Natural feminine care — from my kitchen to your hands
“If you’re here because your honeypot is unhappy, I’ve been there.

The whole reason I started The Honey Pot Co was because I was suffering from bacterial vaginosis for months and couldn’t get relief. One night, an ancestor visited me in a dream and gifted me with a vision to heal myself.

With her help, I created the Honey Pot Co to solve for what other brands wouldn’t, using the power of herbs.”

BEA DIXON
FOUNDER OF THE HONEY POT CO

The Lip Bar

Website: thelipbar.com

Description: Challenging the Beauty Standard

The Lip Bar is a vegan and cruelty-free beauty brand that exists to help change the way you think about beauty. Every day people are being told how to be beautiful – so we’re here to remind you that you don’t have to change. You Are Enough!

“In 2012, I launched The Lip Bar because everywhere I looked, the media was telling women that beauty looked a certain way. I hated it! So I started making lipstick in my kitchen because I believed beauty shouldn’t compromise health and because I was determined to change the way people thought about beauty. There is no standard! You are the standard.”

– Melissa Butler, The Lip Bar founder

TPH by TARAJI

Website: tphbytaraji.com

Description: A Healthy Scalp Leads to Healthy Hair

Our scalp-first approach creates the optimal environment for healthy hair no matter the style. We celebrate with you as you experiment with your looks while tackling real hair concerns. TPH by Taraji products deliver nourishment, protection, and deep cleansing solutions for every hair style, texture, and type. We’ve got you covered!

Urban Hydration

Website: www.urbanhydration.com

Description: 1 Clean Product Gives 1 Clean Gallon of Water

Fruit & Plant-based, Clean beauty that saves the planet!

Urban Hydration is a collection of spa and travel inspired skincare, bath, body, and hair care products with natural ingredients, essential oils and vitamins. With a notable mission to save the planet through clean beauty, with every product you buy Urban Hydration donates a gallon of water to transform communities around the world. Urban Hydration’s goal is to create naturally inspired products that achieve beautiful results and are gentle enough for the entire family. Our #1 purpose is to hydrate, and that is what we do…well.

Fenty Beauty

Website: fentybeauty.com

Description: Beauty for all.

Rihanna was inspired to create Fenty Beauty after years of experimenting with the best-of-the-best in beauty—and still seeing a void in the industry for products that performed across all skin types and tones. She launched a makeup line “so that people everywhere would be included,” focusing on a wide range of traditionally hard-to-match skin tones, creating formulas that work for all skin types, and pinpointing universal shades.

Fenty Beauty products are designed to feel lightweight, even as they deliver buildable coverage that effortlessly layers, to ultimately “make skin look like skin.” Most importantly, Rihanna creates makeup to inspire: “Makeup is there for you to have fun with,” she says. “It should never feel like pressure. It should never feel like a uniform. Feel free to take chances, and take risks, and dare to do something new or different.”

Pat McGrath Labs

Website: patmcgrath.com

Description: Defiantly decadent makeup created by the world’s most celebrated editorial and runway makeup artist, Pat McGrath.

“This is the golden age of makeup. PAT McGRATH LABS is my Golden Revolution. The entire planet is just as cosmetics obsessed as I’ve always been. Makeup is a movement. Makeup is mesmerizing. Makeup is major. Mantra-esque, three words have repeated over and over in my mind ever since I was young. Obsession. Inspiration. Addiction. Those words became my guiding principles, my manifesto as I brought this brand to life . I wanted to capture, in a quartet of exquisite palettes, 50 legendary lipsticks, a divine dozen eyeliners and five fetish-worthy lip pencils, The Power of Transformation, The Power of Beauty; The Power of Makeup.”

– Pat McGrath, CEO & Founder of PAT McGRATH LABS


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