15 Black-Owned Beauty Brands You'll Love
Art By Sacree Frangine
Over the last couple of months, and in light of the recent Black Lives Matter campaign I've compiled al list of my favourite black owned beauty brands, and their products I love. Whatever you're into - clean beauty, gentle haircare or inclusive makeup, all can be found here:
Frustrated with the sulphate and silicone based curl products on the market, Bouclème was created in the UK using pure natural ingredients that with long-term use would improve the condition of curls
Recommended purchase : Curl Defining Gel
Beauty Bakerie, available at Boots is themed makeup brand, based around a sweet treats you would find in a bakery. Created by founder Cashmere who has a really powerful journey which including overcoming cancer, and which led her to eventually create the brand. You can read it here.
Recommended purchase : Proof Is In The Pudding Eyeshadow Palette
Founded by Carla Opoku, Cienna Rose nail polishes all non-toxic, vegan and cruelty free and enriched with Pro Vitamin B5, Vitamin E and infused with Lemongrass Oil. They also have a great range nail care including hardeners, oils and scrubs.
Recommended purchase : Peach Melba Nail Polish
After years of being frustrated using products on her hair which weren’t designed for natural curls and were full of harmful, drying chemicals ; Founder Jasmine Curtis Her decided to create a range based around her favourite product for curls - Avocado oil.
Recommended purchase: Pure Avocado Oil
"With inclusivity and diversity at its heart, UOMA’s innovative makeup range shows that beauty is for everyone. Formulated to suit an impressive number of skin tones, you can say goodbye to shades that don’t quite match your natural complexion"
Recommended purchase:Sculpt and Strobe Stick
The Glow Pot
Ofome Eyanagho created The Glow Pot when she realised she was able to treat her persistent eczema naturally. All our products are 100% cruelty free and vegan friendly, plus all products are free of most common allergens and contain no harsh chemicals, so that you can have peace of mind that your skin is in good hands.
Recommended purchase : Antibacterial Honey Face Wash
Black Girl Sunscreen
Black Girl Sunscreen A Miami-based sunscreen brand, who's multi purpose moisturiser dry completely clear on every skin tone. Filled with natural ingredients, that will protect your skin from the sun such as Avocado, Jojoba, Cacao, Carrot Juice and Sun Flower Oil.
Recommended purchase :SPF 30 Sunscreen
Willow & Mane
Ordinary terry cloth towels have very small hooks throughout, which can sometimes catch onto the hair, causing it to snap, snag and break. Willow & Mane is made from high-quality organic cotton which are anti-frizz , super soft, long and stretchy, perfect for wrapping your hair up in a turban.
Recommended purchase: Single Layer Towel
Féroce Skin This vegan, all-natural brand has a no frills approach to starter skincare routine. There’s something for everyone, from moisturizing body bars to antioxidant serums to beard oil.
Recommended purchase: Eucalyptus Aloe Soap
Rosen Skincare is designed with acneic skin in mind. Take the quiz to give you and idea of what products will work best for you. "BECAUSE ACNE IS SO NORMAL"
Recommended Purchase :Break-Out
Beauty Stack is a really cool creative platform that helps beauty professionals grow their beauty service businesses. Through Beauty Stack, you can browse artists, book appointments, or if you are a business yourself you can manage your bookings, track what you earn ; all alongside a really nice blog connecting the beauty community.
Lightheaded Hair and Beauty
Lightheaded Hair and Beauty is a hair and beauty salon based in London. Director Stephanie specialises in nails, beauty and hair including bespoke wigs, weft, colour, cut and blow-dry. Her nail art in particular is absolutely beautiful!
Recommended purchase : Hard Gel full set w/nail art 105 mins £45
Charlotte Mensah is an award-winning hairdresser, who's gorgeous brand is made from ethically and sustainably sourced oils such as Manketti Nut and Ximenia oils. You can shop Charlotte Mensah at Space NK.
Recommended purchase : Manketti Oil Finishing Spray
Iyoba Handmade, created by Health coach Efiya Asabi loves is completely vegan and ethically sourced, with all packaging recyclable. Iyoba Handmade will often gift product as a reward for green practices at home.
The starter purchase: Pachouli & Sandalwood Artisan Soap
Briogeo has individuality, positivity and transparency at the heart of its products. Ingredients used in every product in the haircare range are cruelty-free and 90-100% naturally derived, drawing attention to the care they put into making sure your natural hair is the best it possibly can be. You can shop the brand on Cult Beauty - make a beeline for the Don’t Despair, Repair! Straightening Hair Oil or the ultra-relaxing Scalp Revival Stimulating Therapy Massager.
Recommended Purchase: Banana and Coconut Superfood Shampoo