In 2020, I made a commitment to actively support Black-owned businesses, and since then I have come across SO MANY incredible Black owned beauty brands. Rather than being stingy with all my discoveries, I’m sharing them with you! This year, the theme for Black History Month is Black Health and Wellness, and I definitely consider my skincare and beauty routines as an integral part of my self-care and wellness. From deep conditioning my hair to massaging serums into my skin and even experimenting with fun nail designs, my investment in Black-owned beauty is an investment in my own health and wellness. So here is a list of over 100 Black owned beauty brands that stand out to me and the Ijeoma Kola team, for you to support this month and always!
This is one of my go-to skincare brands! Clean design, ethically sourced ingredients, effective products. Can’t ask for much more.
I’ve been using Briogeo products for a while, and I absolutely love them! They have clean and natural products for all your hair concerns.
Founder Aba Gyepi-Garbrah’s love of plant medicine led to her discovery of exotic flowers, precious oils, and woods used in her products. Plus she’s a certified aromatherapist!
This brand’s products have cannabidiol in them, that is non-intoxicating but has therapeutic value. Love to see Black women getting in on the CBD beauty game!
Oye’s authentic African beauty products are made from shea butter sourced directly from Nigeria. Their shea butter is said to help fade scars, stretch marks, rashes and eczema.
Organic Bath Co. believes in self-care made simple. they value mindful moments, peaceful thoughts and nurturing your skin from the outside in. I’m here for it!
Skin by Brownlee & Co. is a Cincinnati, Ohio-based skin care clinic with a full line of products specializing in acne treatment.
A staple in my skincare is the Fenty Skin Butta Drop Whipped Body Oil. It’s to die for! With 7 luxurious oils, shea butter and mango butter- Your skin will thank you.
Public service announcement – radiant skin is in! And Golde have amazing all natural face masks made with real superfoods to bring out the radiance in you.
I don’t know who needs to hear this, but it might be time to invest in an eye cream lol! Yelle has got you covered, along with other products to keep you looking amazing!
Celebrity esthetician Shani Darden developed a passion for creating skincare products that she struggled to find on the market. Her site shares some great skincare tips too!
Bolden was created to empower Black women to confidently embrace their natural beauty. They have brightening moisturizers, repair serums, and more.
Now y’all know how much I always preach about BLACK.PEOPLE.NEED.SUNSCREEN.TOO! This brand is all about protecting your melanin and is easy to find in drugstores and online.
I recently discovered Topicals and I can’t wait to try their Faded Brightening & Clearing Gel which is meant to gently fade away the look of the most stubborn marks, scars, and spots. Sign me up!
Epara is a premium skincare brand that offers a selection of products made with high quality African botanicals. I love their minimaist design and love the idea of luxury coming from the continent.
Founded by Canishiea J. Sams, a nail artist, she specializes in hand painted luxury press on nails and hand crafted nail care. It’s the abstract designs for me!
I’ve been using TGIN for over ten years. The founder recently lost her battle to breast cancer, but the brand and her legacy live on.
This brand’s founder is a board-certified dermatologist who made it her mission to create an effortless, effective skincare line to address the most common skin concerns.
If you’re looking for clean beauty products for your melanin, Ami Colē’s got you! From skin tints & lip treatments to make up tools & more.
Their product formulas are packed with clean proven clinical ingredients and powerful natural botanicals that deliver notable results. I love their Vitamin C serum!