Black-Owned Skincare Products I’m Currently Stalking the Hell Out Of

Oh yes loves, a skincare post! Over the past month or so, I’ve talked about my current obsession with skincare, especially natural skincare and learning about the benefits of plant actives. Blame it on my new book boo, Plant-Powered Beauty. I’ve been learning a lot – mainly how just like the makeup industry, the skincare industry plays us for our coins everyday and sells us products that aren’t actually beneficial for our skin (looking at you, silicones) or overcharges like crazy for natural ingredients because of the brand (like I always say though – if you want it, get it).

I started buying multiple products from brands that I can get locally, like Mad Hippie, Acure, Whamisa by Glow Recipe, Dessert Essence, and more. But then I thought, “I have so many black-owned brands that sell skincare, why not check them out?” Over the past few days I’ve been searching and jonesing for all kinds of products, but I…can’t buy them yet. Why? Because it’s not the best idea to add ten new products to your skincare routine at once. I’m assessing this current regimen I have going for the next few weeks, but I wanted to share these products with you and why I want them. Check them out below.

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Six Amazing Black-Owned Makeup Brands

It’s no secret that I make featuring black-owned brands a priority, and I’ve shared my favorite natural hair black-owned brands previously. But what about makeup? There are so many amazing black-owned makeup brands that are killing the game and diversifying the beauty industry. Peep my faves in this video – and this is by no means meant to be an extensive list. You can also view my black-owned business list for additional brands and recommendations.

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If You Demand Others Buy Black, You Must Offer Suggestions & Alternatives

via Financial Juneteenth

via Financial Juneteenth

Buying black is becoming more and more popular (as it should), and I know that over the past six months or so, I’ve made a concerted effort to support black brands. Previously, I treated black-owned brands (BoB) like any other, supporting them by product default (i.e. I don’t care who makes it as long as I like it), but not proactively seeking them out. I’ve been looking for alternatives of my favorite products that are from black owned brands, and to be honest, it hasn’t been easy. That’s why I’m often shocked when a black person mentions or openly supports a non-black brand and they are “scolded” by others in the black community for supporting anything other than BoB.

It’s already bad enough that some are attempting to police the income of others (if you watched swimming this year at the Olympics, you should know that it’s always best to stay in your lane), but what’s even more baffling is that they rarely provide a suggestion or alternative for the product or company. Some demand that we “buy black,” but what exactly are we supposed to buy? Is this an actual initiative, or an empty statement? For the longest time, issues with supporting BoB have been related to convenience, availability, and visibility. True, there are many sites that list several black-owned brands, but in reality, most of us are looking for specific products, rather than lines – it’s a bit of what came first, the chicken or the egg?

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