The skincare industry is a booming one, and Black-owned skincare products are becoming easier to find these days.

There are many types of skincare brands advertising their products and services to customers all over the world. Even dermatologists are getting in on the action, with many of them posting advice on social media and taking virtual appointments. Now more than ever before, people are finding it easier to meet their skincare needs.

Many skincare companies create formulas that target a wide range of skin concerns. Still, a large number of those companies don’t carry products that focus on the unique features of melanated skin. Because of this, Black women with common skin problems like hyperpigmentation and uneven skin tone may have trouble finding the treatments that they need.

Black women have made great strides when it comes to media representation in the beauty industry. Unfortunately, those accomplishments don’t extend far into the skincare industry. And as far as sun care is concerned, Black women are nearly invisible.

It’s important for Black women to feel represented by skincare brands that offer products to help solve their skincare problems. There are a number of skin conditions that affect everyone regardless of race but symptoms may present themselves differently depending on a number of factors. This especially includes race.

Fortunately, there are a growing number of Black-owned skincare brands popping up around the world. Even celebrities like Rihanna and Naomi Osaka have started their own lines of specialty skincare items. These products target the unique skin concerns that many Black women face to promote healthy, glowing skin. Here is a list of seven Black-owned skincare products that we love and why:

1.

Black Girl Sunscreen’s Make It Glow Continuous Sunscreen Spray

There’s a dangerous misconception that Black people don’t need to wear sunscreen. Many Black people believe that the melanin in their skin is enough to protect them from harmful affects of sun damage. Unfortunately, this isn’t the case. Sun damage can happen to anyone, including Black people. It’s important for Black people to wear daily sunscreen with SPF just like everyone else.

Black Girl Sunscreen provides a line of sunscreen products designed with Black women in mind. As the name shows, their formula targets melanated skin so that it not only protects but nourishes it as well.

We love their Make It Glow Continuous Sunscreen Spray. Its creamy mist gently sprays onto the skin without leaving behind that annoying white cast. Using a mixture of glycerin, jojoba, and avocado, this product is as hydrating as it gets! And with each spray containing broad spectrum SPF 30, it provides ample sun protection as well.

The environmentally-friendly company addresses the unique skincare concerns of Black women, promising that their products won’t leave any white cast behind. They provide a range of protective products from lotions to sprays. The even have a line of products designed to protect children’s sensitive skin.

2.

54 Thrones’ African Beauty Butter

 

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54 Thrones promotes a line of skincare and other beauty products that are “inspired by the richness, diversity, and cultures of the [African] continent and its people.” Its founder, Christina, started the company with a mission to celebrate traditional African skincare rituals.

 

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They sell a wide range of products including their popular African Beauty Butter. Made with a blend of natural ingredients, this thick and creamy butter is the best way to fight dry skin. It uses two different shea butters and a number of plant oils to penetrate deep into the skin for a smoother, more shiny complexion.

From body masks that use traditional Moroccan soaps to a glow bar named after a Ghanian symbol, 54 Thrones truly highlights African culture. And for those who have a hard time deciding which product to purchase, they also carry gift sets that help target common skincare problems.

3.

Hyper Skin’s Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum

 

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Founder and CEO of Hyper Skin, Desiree struggled with acne and dark spots for most of her life. Recognizing a lack of quality skincare products for people with darker complexions, she started Hyper Skin. Since then, the Black-owned company has been meeting the skincare needs of Black women everywhere.

Hyper Skin’s Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum reduces the appearance of dark spots while using nourishing Vitamin C to brighten the skin. Its dynamic formula of anti-inflammatory ingredients is also great for combating sun damage, hyperpigmentation and early signs of aging.

 

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Hyper Skin prides itself on setting new standards for modern clinical skincare. They offer products that target skin concerns that are common to Black and brown women such as dark spots and hyperpigmentation. They create clean formulas with proven clinical ingredients and powerful natural botanicals to treat and nourish dark skin.

4.

Topicals’ FADED Brightening And Clearing Mist

 

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Topicals is a Black-owned company that’s making a concerted effort to reduce the stigma surrounding certain skin conditions. Its founder recalls growing up seeing a lack of media representation for women with anything less than “perfect skin“. Recognizing the negative impact that this type of representation can have on your mental health, she started Topicals.

 

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Their FADED Brightening and Clearing Mist helps removes dark spots and body scarring. It’s perfect for targeting “Buttne, Backne or Chestne” while also delivering some added hydration for moisturized skin.

TOPICALS only uses ingredients that are proven by science. They even have their own team of scientific advisory experts to help them create products that are safe and healthy to use. They also value customer feedback and use it to develop bigger, better products for your skin.

5.

ROSE Ingleton MD’s Superfruit Brightening Cleanser

 

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Founded by board-certified dermatologist Dr. Rose Ingelton, ROSE Ingleton MD is a skincare company that focuses on healing your skin from the inside out. With over two decades of experience in the field, her passion for skincare is what prompted her to start the inclusive company.

 

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Her Superfruit Brightening Cleanser is a godsend for removing dirt and oils from the skin without stripping it of moisture. This gel to foam cleanser includes a mixture of natural Jamaican fruit extracts. These extracts help promote healthy, vibrant skin.

You can find the Superfruit Brightening Cleanser and her other dynamic skincare products available for purchase on her official website or at other select retailers like Neiman Marcus and Sephora.

6.

CAY SKIN’s Isle Glow Body Lotion

Winnie Harlow is a supermodel and activist who’s no stranger to beauty. She has an impressive list of fashion accomplishments, and now she’s adding suncare to the list. Cay Skin is an inclusive skincare brand that focuses on protecting all skin types and complexions from sun damage.

The “America’s Next Top Model” alum started the company after suffering from extreme sun damage while at a photo shoot. Now, she’s determined to help others better protect their skin while they soak up the sun.

Her Isle Glow Body Lotion uses natural and dermatologist-tested ingredients including sea moss, cocoa seed butter, and hydrating nectar to promote healthy, glowing skin. Even better, this moisturizing lotion contains broad spectrum SPF 45 for ultimate skin protection. CAY SKIN products are also environmentally-friendly with products that are vegan, cruelty-free, and silicone-free.

7.

Karité Hydrating Body Cream

 

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Karité is another Black-owned skincare brand that was started by three Ghanian sisters. Growing up in Africa, the trio had easy access to quality raw shea butter. They later discovered that many other places around the world used shea butter that was highly processed and refined. Aside from that, many skincare brands added harmful chemicals and other damaging ingredients to their products. As a result, the sisters created Karité.

 

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Karité’s Hydrating Body Cream uses unrefined, raw Ghanian shea butter and coconut oil in its products to promote healthy, moisturized skin. It’s also designed to nourish all skin types and textures.

Karité products have been featured in major publications including Cosmopolitan, Vogue and The Oprah Magazine. Customers can purchase their products from anywhere around the world.

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