Here Are 10 Emerging BIPOC Indie Beauty Brands To Keep On Your Radar

Sensitive skin savior Tower 28 announces its finalists for the fourth installment of its Clean Beauty Summer School program for BIPOC beauty brand founders.

The ten finalists span across the nail, haircare, skincare and makeup categories. Throughout the ten-week program, the participants will engage in a rigorous program covering topics on business legalities, product development and manufacturing, digital marketing and C-Suite practices. The brands are also promised a guaranteed meeting with major retailers such as Sephora, Ulta, Credo Beauty and Thirteen Lune. Past participants like 54 Thrones, which participated in 2020, have launched in Sephora, while others from the program can now be found in Credo Beauty and Thirteen Lune and more of the brands have retail partnerships coming down the pipeline in 2023.

Tower 28 is setting the foundation for the next generation of Indie Beauty Brands — paving the way for BIPOC brands to sustain themselves among the masses of the beauty community.

Keep reading on for more info on the ten finalists of the Clean Beauty School program.



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OSQUO creates acne care that works for any age at any stage. It is committed to pushing the category forward through dermatologist-developed solutions clinically proven to clear, fade and prevent acne across diverse skin types and tones.



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4AM Skin is a research-backed skincare brand that creates all-in-one products luxurious enough to take the place of your entire routine. The brand believes that a good skincare routine does not need to come at the expense of enjoying life’s guilty pleasures: which is why it made skincare easy enough to do at 4AM.

Taylor of Brooklyn

Taylor of Brooklyn is a nature led skincare line making products for they/them, her, him and you.


Tecuane is a luxury clean hair care brand created to honor founder Anissa Salazar's Mexican heritage and create clean products for all hair types — while focusing on environmental responsibility in the process. Its goal is to share a sustainable method of hair care with all generations.

SOSHE Beauty


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SOSHE Beauty creates clean, refillable makeup that reduces waste while providing best in class performance.

House of Foster

House of Foster is a modern fragrance house rooted in intention with a mission to promote unorthodox accords that positively provoke the senses. The result of its meticulous formulation is uniquely chic, neuro-functional fragrances that don't just smell and look the part but are also made up of bodycare-grade ingredients — a first of its kind in the industry.



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This multi-effective skincare brand is rooted in science, joy and the power of African botanicals, founded on the idea of minimalism. The brand believes in creating minimal skincare and building a regimen that promotes healthy, radiant skin using well-curated products, with no restraints on quality.

Bessie Nails

Bessie Nails has built the world’s first zero damage press-on nail kit - engineered to strengthen your nails from the inside out while elevating your authentic style, all with glue that actually lasts. Why? Because it believes it’s cool to care - care about your friends, your planet, your health, and of course, your nails.


This body care brand was created by three Latina sisters who spent years working in the skincare industry, feeling uninspired by the exclusivity it represented. Together, Valentina, Victoria and Camila took matters into their own hands, founding VAVICA as an inclusive brand that embraces their Latin roots and offers clean bodycare products made for all bodies.


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Cardon is a clean, effective and affordable men's personal care brand that addresses unique men's skin and hair concerns backed by innovative Korean research and development