Black-owned beauty brands have taken the cosmetics world by storm. Not only are black-owned companies making high-quality products, they’re making them for us, filling a gap in the beauty industry that other companies aren’t dedicated to filling. Check out the following list of black-owned skincare lines to help you stay glow’ed up with or without makeup this summer, and smile at the fact that you’ll be supporting black businesspeople along the way!

Iman Cosmetics 

Founded by the model Iman, this brand was born out of her frustration with the cosmetics industry ignoring women of color. Since its launch in 1994, the brand has become a staple for makeup and skincare.

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Beija Flor Naturals

This is an organic body care line that believes the best cures can be found in nature. Their products are vegan and vegetarian and free of harmful chemicals.

Photo: Beija Flor Naturals


This brand founded by Dawn Fitch, who realized that many skincare products were extremely unnatural and unhealthy. She used her love for aromatherapy and its healing attributes to create Pooka.

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Photo: Pooka

Oyin Handmade 

Jamyla Bennu founded Oyin Handmade after being inspired by her personal use of natural products to start the unisex hair and body line.

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Photo: Oyin Handmade

Black Opal  

Founded in 1994, Black Opal has always addressed the beauty concerns of women of color.

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Founded by Tristan Walker, Bevel revolutionizes shaving for people with curly hair. As a part of Walker and Co., Bevel aims to make health and beauty simple for people of color.

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Photo: Bevel

Vera Moore  

Vera Moore created her cosmetics line after realizing there were not enough products for women of color. Her makeup and skincare line is now one of the most prestigious lines globally.

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Photo: Vera Moore

Fashion Fair

Eunice W. Johnson, founder of the Ebony Fashion Fair Show, founded Fashion Fair in 1973. It’s now one of the largest black-owned cosmetics companies in the world.

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Photo: Fashion Fair

Bekura Beauty 

This is a collection of artisan spa naturals that’s inspired by the subtropics, providing a broad range of beauty remedies for every skin type.

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Balm & Co

Launched in 2014 by poet and author Alex Elle, this is a non toxic, holistic and vegan skincare line made with 100 percent all-natural ingredients.

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This clinically-formulated therapeutic skincare line is great for sensitive skin. Founded by esthetician Mildred Bell, this line makes products that are fragrance- and alcohol-free.

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Jacq’s Organics 

Jacq’s Organics was founded by Barbara, who, after finding out she had an ovarian tumor, realized how pervasive toxins were in many of the beauty products she used. She then created Jacq’s Organics, an all-natural plant-based skin and body care line.

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Photo: Jacq’s Organics

Theory Apothecary

This is an 100 percent natural and handcrafted skincare line. Terese, the founder, makes products with dry, damaged and discolored skin in mind.

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Folie Apothecary 

Founded by blogger and DIY expert Nikisha Brunson, this is an all-natural skincare line, free of parabens, sulfates and fragrances.

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Photo: Folie Apothecary

Temple Zen 

This all-natural bath and body skincare line founded by Jashiro Dean, makes products that rejuvenate the body, clear the mind and center the soul.

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Photo: Temple Zen

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