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13 Black-Owned Clean Beauty and Wellness Brands to Support

by Karim Orange

Black History Month is a month-long celebration where the United States celebrates prominent figures in black history. It’s also a time to move forward and ask how we can do better to support businesses, people, and communities that are sometimes overlooked. Here are clean beauty and wellness-focused brands and companies to support all year long.

Golde This brand creates superfood supplements to enhance their super-skincare. From their first product, the Tumeric Latte Blend, to their Papaya Bright Face Mask, the simple yet wholesome ingredients will keep you wanting more. golde.co

Flora Lee Naturals Created from the love of grandma and gardening, all products are handmade using Grandma Flora’s fruit and vegetable garden as inspiration. From their Gardeners Beauty Oil to their Bright Eyes Oil Serum this brand will make you glow. floraleenaturals.com

Black Girl Sunscreen Inspired by melanin and skin, their products are simply brilliant, and  contain natural ingredients that double as a moisturizer. Don’t let the name fool you, this sunscreen is for everyone who wants sun protection without the nasty white residue. blackgirlsunscreen.com

Alaffia Founded by Olowo-n’djo Tchala (who won the Whole Planet Foundation Trailblazer of the Year Award in 2017), who created the brand because of a love for his native Togo, its people, and the beautiful culture. With African-sourced ingredients, collections like Everyday Shea will become staples your skin can’t live without. alaffia.com

Nyakio Created by Nyakio Greco, who spent a lot of time in Kenya growing up. Her grandmother taught how to create products and care for the skin using crushed coffee beans and sugarcane. Her brand consists of brilliantly blended exotic ingredients from all over the world. target.com

Range Beauty This is a collection of 21 inclusive foundation shades. Created out of necessity, Alicia Scott noticed a lack of foundations in her shade that didn’t inflame her sensitive skin. She created foundations ranging from fair/neutral to deepest brown. rangebeauty.com

Double Down Cosmetics: Created by husband-and-wife team Marvin and Kristen Speller, this brand has bold and bright color hues, for eyes, cheeks, and lips and great skincare. The brand also organizes workshops and outreach to woman in domestic violence situations. doubledowncosmetics.com

CD Beauty NYC: Created by makeup artist and brow guru Christopher Drummond, this brand focuses on brow grooming. From brow pomades to skinny pencils, there is truly something for every brow. The breakout product in this collection is the Superfruit Brow Serum which is effective in conditioning the brows and helping them grow. cdbeautynyc.com

United Shades: This is a curated collection by Emmy nominated makeup artist Karim Orange for Gabriel Cosmetics. The collection can be worn by all skin tones but the inspiration was women of color. gabrielcosmeticsinc.com

The Honey Pot Company: Beatrice Dixon created the first plant-based feminine care system. The brand offers a line of wipes, suppositories, natural cleansers, pads, tampons, menstrual cups, pantiliners, and more. thehoneypot.co

Ivy’s Tea Company: Founded by Shanea Jones whose goal was to change the way people see tea drinkers. She studied herbalism and learned how to use the earth for healing. Her brand feels very hip and non-pretentious meaning, you don’t feel like you need sage and a yoga mat to be included. ivystea.com

Baldwin Blue #11 Candle by Love Jones: Created by Rodney Love Jones, and inspired by James Baldwithis beautiful soy candle is hand-poured into a frosted glass reusable vessel. The mixture of essential oils in cardamon, orange citrus, coconut, and lemongrass is a great scent to invigorate any home. bylovejones.com

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