80+ Black-Owned Clean Skincare Brands

June 7, 2020

One thing I talk about here a lot on This Organic Girl is choosing to vote with your dollar. If you keep buying Tide, you are creating a demand for Tide. Don’t do that. LOL.

Instead, I talk about creating a demand for clean beauty, for sustainable goods, for non-health-compromising products by choosing to buy sustainable, organic, responsible and clean when you can.

The same goes for creating a demand for black-owned businesses. As The Green Business Network suggests, creating a demand for Black-owned businesses can do several things including; closing the racial wealth gap, strengthen local economies, foster job creation and create visibility and representation in the green economy.

As it stands in 2020, we need more Black-owned representation in the clean beauty space.

This week, I’ve seen lists go up on the internet for Black-owned bookstores, Black-owned business to support, Black-owned clothing labels, Black-owned whisky distilleries, Black-owned restaurants, and more. And as an avid skincare and beauty blogger, I thought it would be helpful to put together a list of Black-owned, clean beauty, skincare brands.

This list is a little bit different because it’s where Black-owned business meets clean skincare. It’s not all Black-owned skincare. It’s not all Black-owned wellness. This is only Black-owned, clean skincare only. These brands are what I would consider to be clean according to my personal standards meaning no phenoxyethanol, synthetic fragrance, GSE or hidden 1,4 dioxane to name a few which you can read more about in 12 Hidden Ingredients in Skincare and Makeup.

To compile this list, I looked through This Organic Girl archives as well as Black-owned brand recommendations by Jacq’s, Beauty Independent, Leahlani and Gianne Dohorty—and I was able to put together this list below. It was hard to find full ingredient lists for some brands so please don’t consider this a complete list by any means. Just a place to start.

These brands are listed in alphabetical order. If you know of a Black-owned clean skincare brand that is missing from this list please comment below to add them in.

black image with white letters saying black owned clean beauty skincare brands

1. Aba Love Apothecary – Handcrafted holistic skincare and aromatherapy.

2. Afiya Beauty – A brand centered around wellness and health.

3. Alchemy Body Shop’s body butters and oils.

4. Amenda Beauty Ritual Beauty Oil – Formulated to be results-driven and effective. This oil looks super chic.

5. Angie Watts – Natural, vegan and cruelty-free skin food.

6. Anne’s Apothecary – Clean, sustainable, natural skincare.

7. Ase Naturals – Products that promote self care and mindfulness with natural ingredients.

8. Aseede – A small edit skincare brand formulated with simple, clean ingredients.

9. Bee Happy – Made to order natural skincare products.

10. Bella Laine Naturally – Handcrafted natural skin and hair products.

11. Bibah Skincare – Curated botanical skincare for dry, sensitive skin. (OMG this line is super cute).

12. BLK GRN – All natural marketplace by all Black artisans.

13. Breed Love Beauty Co – Love their options for one-ingredient organic oils.

14. Bri Braggs – Aromatic products. Hello Magnesium Oil!

portrait of Dana Jackson, founder of Beneath Your Mask
Dana Jackson, Beneath Your Mask Founder – pic via Clean Beauty Box

15. Beneath Your Mask – Obsessed with her Remedy Conditioning Lip Balm. Chic. Effective. Smells amazing. So good.

16. Brosily Bath & Body – Nontoxic products that support your skin without harming your health.

Champ De Fleurs Skincare – Check out these Caribbean inspired soaps.

17. Chloe + Chad – Vegan beauty products handmade in Brooklyn.

18. Dehiya – Simple, time-honored beauty with ethically sourced, highly-active, native and wild botanical ingredients from all over the world.

19. De Palma’s Hydrating and Clarifying Face Oil – Works to moisturize and help even skin tone.

20. Dutchess Beauty – Lip oils, scrubs and butters (I want to ask about the flavoring here : )

21. Earth Kissed Beauty – Clean skincare made simple. Blue Tansy body scrub anyone?

22. Elements of Aliel – All about the basic elements that make skincare effective.

23. Ellie Bianca – Extra organic skin oils and bath salts.

24. Eugenia Shea – Sustainable shea butter in uber chic cutest tins.

25. Everly Organics – Atlanta-based CBD infused skincare.

26. Ezàpè Naturals – Balms, butters and oils.

27. Folie Apothecary – Prickly pear face and hair oils (one of my favorite ingredients).

portrait of Tami Blake, founder of Free + True
Tami Blake, Free + True founder – pic via Free + True

28. Free + True – Next-level, air-weight skincare products that get the job done. I am IN LOVE with Body Prophet. You HAVE TO try it.

29. Girl B Natural – Feminine wash and care.

30. Golde Face Masks – Products that look good, taste good, and help you feel like your best self.

31. Hanahana Beauty – Body butters, soap and scrubs but check out their shea balm (so pretty).

32. Harvest Natural Beauty – Plant-powered skincare.

33. Healing Place Apothecary – I have my eyes on their Black Soap Gentle Face Cleanser.

34. Hello Wellness Naturals – A collection of handmade all-natural personal care products. These look beautiful. I did notice one product contains “fragrance” which I would want more info on before recommending. All others look A+!

35. I + I Botanicals – CBD infused clean skincare.

36. Inua Skincare – Redefining ethical cosmetics, formulating powerful and effective natural products inspired by African beauty and health traditions.

37. IWI Fresh – Atlanta-based farm-to-skin line. Check out her most popular product; 14 Carrot Glow Balm.

six samples of IYOBA handmade soaps laid out on white surface
IYOBA handmade soaps – pic via IYOBA

38. IYOBA – One look at their artisan soaps and you will freak. STUNNING. Ingredients are not listed online but I chatted with the owner and they look great with a base of olive oil, organic coconut oil, safflower oil, spring water, sodium hydroxide and essential oils.

39. Jacq’s – Skincare for women of color by women of color. Organic. Vegan. Cruelty-free.

40. Kaiem – A marketplace sharing products created by African artisans with people all over the world. 

41. Kaike – Because your skin should be celebrated.

42. KNC Lip Masks – One word, ORDERED!

43. Kreyol Essence Haitian Black Castor Oils

portrait of Nnenna Onuba, founder of LLB
Nnenna Onuba, LLB founder – pic via LLB

44. LBB – Innovative products that combine quality, performance and convenience. I am always on the lookout for clean face wipes. I need to try these.

45. Loganne’s Love’s Bar Soaps

46. Lotus Moon Pumpkin + Seabuckthorn Beauty Oil

47. Loving Culture – USDA certified organic hair and scalp oil.

48. The London Grant Co – Body oils and polishes (and Atlanta-based!)

49. Lovinah – Time honored Ancient African beauty rituals to the modern day woman. 

50. Make It Classy – DIY plant-based hair and skincare.

51. Marla Rene Skincare – Some ingredient lists were missing here but from what I could gather, this line looks clean!

52. Mary Louise Cosmetics – Soaps, hand sanitizers, serums, butters, face masks.

53. Matrescence – Safe skincare for motherhood.

54. Milked – OMG you HAVE TO check out these next-level soaps.

55. My Emollient – Multipurpose body butters packed with vitamins and antioxidants

56. Nolaskinsentials – Handcrafted, clean, crulty free. That Pumpkin Enzyme Mask tho!

57. Okoko Cosmetiques – Featured in this month’s Clean Beauty Box.

58. Only Skin Brand – A 100% organic, one-product brand based out of Atlanta.

59. Organic Bath Co – Decadent butters, soaps and more. Boston founder Gianne Dohorty is also the founder of The WELL SUMMIT.

portrait of Karen Young, founder of OUI THE PEOPLE
Karen Young, founder of OUI THE PEOPLE – pic via OTP

60. OUI THE PEOPLE – I love this beautiful rose gold safety razor engineered in Germany specifically for woman. It’s like a piece of jewelry for my shower and it was featured in my 2020 April Quarterly Faves.

61. Papa Rozier Farms – Real Castor and Moringa oil from scratch, from their family owned farm in Haiti, to your home.

62. Pholk – Skincare as a Diaspora Folk Beauty Culture where African-derived beauty wisdom is adapted with local ingredients. Soul food for your skin.

63. PiperWai – The original charcoal deodorant.

64. Plain Jane Beauty’s Chia Seed + Cranberry Beauty Oil

65. Purgasm Shop – Here to transform your skin. I checked on the fragrance here and it’s: “a blend of essential oils, plant absolutes and a small amount of certified organic fragrance from a company called Nature’s Flavors.”

66. R+R Luxury – Transforming one of nature’s purest and richest gifts – Shea – into the most enriching beauty products.

67. Reciprocitee – Their African Black Bar Soap looks so good and want to check out their bath bombs and shower steamers (ingredients not listed).

68. Redoux – Bottling memories through scent. Soaps and skincare with the prettiest packaging.

69. Roseman’s Remedies – Clean bath bombs and more in compostable packaging!

70. Rosen Skincare – Thoughtful skincare for people with acne-prone skin.

71. Satins Naturals – Deodorants, lotions, balms and more. Products with ingredients listed look clean. Some products do not list ingredients.

72. SDot Beauty – Skin, body, baby, hair, hand, nails. Love the concept of their Day + Night Serum Duo.

73. Shea Radiance Raw Shea Butter – Love that this a one-ingredient unrefined product.

74. Skin Buttr – A tight edit ranging from $12-$25.

75. Son Shine Bath – Another Atlanta brand for the books! (This O’Honey Facial Cleanser is calling my name).

76. Swabu – 100% Plant Based Whole Body and Hair Care Healing based out of Ohio.

77. Temple Zen Skincare – Handmade, high quality for brighter, healthier skin.

78. Terra Tory – No B.S. bar soaps and butters.

79. True Moringa – Boston-based and one of the first lines I ever tried in clean beauty. I chat more about them here.

80. Unplugged Essentials – Hemp-infused soaks for the body and mind. (These look SO GOOD!)

81. Urembo Asili – African inspired plant-based skincare.

82. Unsun’s Tinted Face Sunscreen – Comes in medium/dark or light/medium.

83. Uthmos – A skin care line that focus on mature skin, sensitive skin, and other unique skin challenges.

84. Wild Seed Botanicals – I didn’t make it past their beautiful bowl and brush set…

What brands are missing here? Comment below!

Xo, lisa

By Lisa

Lisa is the founder of This Organic Girl. Passionate about clean beauty, organic eats and nontoxic lifestyle, Lisa writes to create awareness. Conscious consumerism and informed decisions will impact the marketplace, our health and THE WORLD!

9 Comments

  1. Reply

    Wendy

    Thank you for doing this for us Lisa..
    Love Wendy

  2. Reply

    Kristina Ahmetaj

    Lovinah Skincare!!!
    Her products are SOOO good. An incredible combination of ancient skincare practices and the latest technology.

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Added! THANK YOU! They look wonderful.

  3. Reply

    Anonymous

    Plenitude Skincare. Really beautiful and gentle products created by a nurse who uses her buisness as a way to support female farmers in Haiti.

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Awesome – thanks so much for this add! xo, Lisa

  4. Reply

    Deborah Davis

    Hi Lisa,
    Awesome job!! Thank you for compiling this extensive list of black-owned clean, skincare brands. This is is an invaluable resource for woman of color like myself who seek clean, natural and organic skincare.
    I’m sharing this on social media.

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Hi Deborah! Thanks so much for sharing. It’s honestly MY PLEASURE. I’m so glad it is helpful. xo, Lisa

  5. Reply

    K'Ronn Cranford

    This is an excellent list! Thank you so much for the time that went into this.
    I myself have a Black Owned skin care brand that specializes is CBD infused topicals. I would love to be part of such a distinguished list!
    Find us below:
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    Once again, thank you so much!

    1. Reply

      Lisa

      Hi there! Thanks for this add! I would love to see this list grow to 1,000 brands!

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