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Skincare Essentials from 3 Black Female-Owned Brands

Skincare Essentials from 3 Black Female-Owned Brands

Your skin care needs are completely unique to you! Oily, aging skin, skin irritations, rosacea, etc. Major brands would love for you to buy ALL your products from them. As if it’s a neat package meant just for you. Most of these companies don’t have your best interest in mind and continue to test on animals.

Small-batch brands have sooo many benefits because of the fresh and potent ingredients. The products are handmade just for you!

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I know you’ve seen an influencer or celebrity walk you through their skincare routine. That routine may be perfect for them, but most likely it won’t be best for you.

Knowing what your skin needs is a learning process which takes trial and error. Get a toner from here, a moisturizer from there, add a locally made scrub, and BAM you’ve got an elixir for your best skin yet!

You can click on each brand below to get samples and travel sizes.

1. The Healing Place Apothecary

2. Jacq's

3. Chloe + Chad

Chloe+Chad does not have sample sizes, BUT they have a set that includes their best selling products - the Unscented Face Serum and Geranium Face Wash.

Often, our skin gets complacent with the products we use. Thus, you may need to swap between two different face washes, serums, etc. Even two different brands of a similar product.

Your skin may also adore a specific moisturizer, but 10 years from now your skin might tell you it’s time to move on to the next. Bye bye!

You will always grow, change, evolve and so will your body.

After saying all this, I have brought you 3 brands that use skin-loving ingredients.

By shopping these brands you are supporting your health, women of color, the environment, and small businesses! 😍

Here are 3 beautiful brands created by black women:

1. The Healing Place Apothecary by Nubian Flunder

Nubian is a herbalist, holistic educator, and acupuncturist. Not only does she focus on the benefits of natural products for your body, but the benefits for the environment. No chemicals added to your body or the 'toxic soup' in the air.

  • Based in Oakland, California

  • 85% eco-friendly packaging

  • 98% natural ingredients that are sourced regionally when available

  • Provides jobs and entrepreneurial exposure to local youth and people of color

The Essentials: Daily Greens Whipped Moisturizer, Rose Water Hydrating Mist, Black Soap and the Deodorant Balm

Daily Greens Whipped Moisturizer

Ingredients: green tea and matcha powder, avocado butter, & vitamin E

The Deodorant Balm comes in Extra Strength, Black Rum, Lavender Rosemary, Powder Room, and Oat Milk.

Rose Water Hydrating Mist

Ingredients: water, rose damask, rose Bulgaria, watermelon, glycerin, & radish ferment

You can get travel and sample sizes here.

2. Jacq's - Co-Founded by Barbara Jacques

  • Vegan & Organic

  • Made in Miami

  • Focuses on using tropical ingredients locally sourced in South Florida

Barbara was diagnosed with an ovarian tumor and learned she was expecting her daughter. Co-founded by her husband, Barbara creates products for all ages and skin types. She believes one-size fits all does not apply to skincare.

You can also shop based on your skin type!

The Essentials: Beauty Bars and the Revitalizing Face Toner

Wild Hibiscus & Carrot Beauty Bar

Ingredients: coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, cocoa seed butter, sucrose, *rice milk, organic carrots, rose geranium essential, & *pure essential oils. *certified organic

Lavender & Yucca Beauty Bar

Ingredients: coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, cocoa seed butter, sucrose, pureed yucca schidigera, lavender, & pure essential oils. *certified organic

Plantain & Charcoal Beauty Bar

Ingredients: coconut oil, sunflower seed oil, cocoa seed butter, aloe barbadensis leaf juice, plantain peel powder,  *Haitian castor oil, *activated bamboo charcoal, *lemon oil, pine needle leaf oil & pure essential oils *certified organic

Revitalizing Face Toner

Main ingredients:

Burdock Root - cleanses the lymphatic system, antifungal, antibacterial, ideal for regulating your skin’s oil production

CoQ10 - antioxidant, energizes, improves skin elasticity

Hibiscus - natural astringent, rich in calcium, magnesium, and iron, cooling, a source of vegetable acids and vitamins A, B6, B12, C, & D, improves acne, and is great for oily combination skin

Jacq's has a Try + Travel Kit

You can use it to sample their products or to bring on the plane with you.

Here is their ingredients page.

3. Chloe + Chad - by Aisha Besson

  • Vegan & Organic

  • Aisha officially launched in late 2016

Having a sister diagnosed with breast cancer twice and a daughter, Chloe, Aisha experimented with creating safer, more natural products. Then came Chad, her son, who struggled with severe eczema. Aisha went all in and created products better than any doctor could prescribe.

The Essentials: Unscented Face Serum and Geranium Face Wash

You can shop the Unscented Face Serum and Geranium Face Wash here.

I also recommend the Coconut Bath Soak and the Organic Coffee Scrub.

Coconut Bath Soak

Ingredients: coconut powder, Epsom salt, pink sea salt powder, sodium bicarbonate, proprietary blend of essential oils

Organic Coffee Scrub

Ingredients: coffee (Arabica)*, demerara sugar*, sodium bicarbonate, extra virgin olive oil*, vanilla planifolia*, tocopheryl (a naturally occurring ingredient most often referred to as vitamin E, not to be confused with tocopheryl acetate which is synthetic), coffee seed oil

I highly recommend coffee scrubs because they are incredible for healing scars, stretch marks, and skin irritations.

*organic

Here is their ingredients page.

 

What are your skincare essentials? What products would you like to add to your skincare routine?

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

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

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