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Latina-Owned and Inspired Skincare

Latina-Owned and Inspired Skincare

With countless cultures and ethnicities in this world, we tend to stay in our own bubble. Stay separate from a woman’s experience in Sri Lanka or Australia. One of the best solutions is traveling to other countries and experiencing other cultures.

With self-development and self-care, it is all about us. We have to help and heal ourselves before we can truly love, help, or heal others. This, however, doesn’t mean you can’t experience another culture or cuisine while growing in self-awareness.

You can expand your horizon in the products you buy and food you eat. Try Japanese candy or an English biscuit. Add a siesta (midday nap) to your day.

There are many small beauty brands that are popping up all over the world. Why not try something different and learn a little about another woman’s culture while taking care of your skin.

I created a list of Latina-owned skincare brands that are inspired by their culture and heritage. Sourcing their ingredients from Mexican markets or selling cuisine inspired products like horchata (a drink made of ground rice) and concha pan dulce (a Mexican sweet bread).

Let’s learn more about each other and our experiences. Not exploit them or take from them, but understand and admire. Grow and glow from what you now know.

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Emvi Beauty founded by Mairany Rojas (licensed esthetician)

  • Vegan

  • Organic

  • Never tested on animals

  • Small-batch

  • Read their ingredients page here

  • Emvi also has a scent library describing their product scents here

EP’s Picks:

Horchata Body Butter

Their butters look super fluffy and deeply moisturizing. Get whiffs of yummy cinnamon, sugar and vanilla! 😍

Ingredients: mango butter, cocoa butter, almond oil, safflower oil, arrowroot powder, fragrance, vitamin E, & mica

Mango Papaya Silky Body Mist

Mairany infuses her Mexican culture into Emvi. With this mist, you’ll have moments of a Mexican paradise. The scents of mango and papaya are so intoxicating and yummy.

Buttery Milk Bath Soap

Milk baths are divine for your skin! Brightening, softening, and moisturizing. You don’t even need cow’s milk for these benefits. Personally, the best bath soaks I’ve had were milk baths.

The ingredients in Buttery Milk Bath are detoxing, moisturizing, soothing, and healing. The buttery part comes from the cocoa butter and the milk is from coconuts. However, you can try using all types of milk powder.

Ingredients: sea salt, dendritic salt, baking soda, Himalayan pink salt,citric acid, cocoa butter, coconut milk powder, & colloidal oatmeal

vegan.

Sweet Face founded by Rocío Castillo

  • Small-batch

  • Costa Rican heritage

EP’s Picks:

Skin Perfecting Mask

Made with shea butter, coconut oil, lavender oil, peppermint oil, niaouli oil, tea tree oil, and poppy seeds for exfoliation. This mask is perfect for ridding acne and is for all skin types.

Her customers LOVE this mask for ridding acne, moisturization, and overall feel!

Brow Reviver

The Brow Reviver comes with a cute brush to apply the product. So, you can use it to shape, hold, and grow your brows. A serious triple threat to decrease your morning routine!

Ingredients: beeswax, coconut oil, shea butter, castor oil, jojoba oil, rosemary essential oil, lavender essential oil, & peppermint essential oil

Goodnight Treatment

OILS are everything! Why? Because your body NEEDS oils. Countless products, especially with chemicals, strip your face and body of the oils you need. As a result, your body will overproduce oil which can also cause more acne. You only need a FEW DROPS and your body will start to balance itself out.

Any excess amounts of oils on your skin are not good. When you tone back the products you use, you’ll realize that your body wants to work WITH YOU, not against you. You just have to listen to what it needs and use better ingredients throughout your life.

Made with jojoba oil, coconut oil, grapeseed oil, rose oil, and lavender oil

Brujita Skincare founded by Leah Guerrero

  • Leah sprinkles holistic magic with her line of skincare

  • Brujita means “little witch”

  • Brujita respects all bee life and only sources beeswax from ethical beekeepers 🐝

  • Sources ingredients from mercados (“markets”) in Mexico

EP’s Picks:

Eternal Balm

Eternal Balm is a customer favorite for it’s magical hydration.

Ingredients: organic avocado oil, beeswax, organic rose, organic rosemary, & organic patchouli

Sangre de Frutas Facial Serum

This serum is POTENT and packed with vitamin C, antioxodants, antimicrobials, and anti-inflammatory properties. It will help balance your skin’s oils, add natural SPF, brighten, and diminish acne scars and pigmentation for powerful healing.

Ingredients: organic cranberry oil, pomegranate oil, sea buckthorn, rose hip, & beet root

Vegan Crema

Vegan Crema is also Brujita Favorite! It is great for all skin types because of it’s lightweight, yet hydrating properties. If you have itchy skin or struggle with acne, this would be a perfect moisturizer to end your skincare routine.

Ingredients: organic cocoa butter, Bulgarian rose wax, coconut oil, rose hydrosol, & grapeseed oil

vegan.

Loquita Bath founded by Mira Perez

EP’s Picks:

Concha Bath Bomb

This has the scent of fresh concha pan dulce (a Mexican sweet bread) and looks delicious for your next bath!

Ingredients: sodium bicarbonate, citric acid, sweet almond oil, shea butter, kaolin clay, cream of tartar, fragrance oil, skin safe colorant, polysorbate 80 & isopropyl alcohol

Raspado Mani Bomb

How cute are these mini bath bombs??!! They are for you cuticles. Dry cuticles be gone!

Vegan.

Cara Limpia Face Scrub

This scrub is made with organic hemp oil and argan oil which won’t clog your pores.

Pelo Suelto Hair Spritz

The spritz is made with argan oil, grapeseed oil, jojoba oil, and castor oil. Pelo Suelto will add gloss, shine, and a heavenly smell yo your hair. 😍✨

vegan.

Do you know who creates the products you use every day? Which product would you love to try?

Post a comment or question below and don’t hesitate to share this post and help create a cycle of empowered Latinas 😘

& remember to allow your authentic self to empower the women around you

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