9 Ways To Support Black-Owned Brands — Even If You’re On A Budget

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Shopping without being intentional about where our dollars go? Not in this economy.

Whether we’re ordering takeout from local restaurants to keep them afloat or reading labels to find out how many miles our beefsteak tomatoes have traveled from vine to BLT, most of us are becoming increasingly conscientious of how we spend. That’s why we've teamed up with Target to select nine standout products from Black-owned brands that deserve a place in your kitchen, beauty routine, and the next evening you’re not booked for three back-to-back digital happy hours.

Even better? They’re all under $20, which means that, in one online order or a masked-up trip to your nearest store, you can both stick to your budget and still do your part to support these businesses.

Even though we're in the thick of a global pandemic, we've still only got one planet. To counteract all the single-use plastic we've had to revert to for safety's sake, make another part of your life more eco-friendly with these compostable, nontoxic tampons.<br><br><strong>The Honey Pot</strong> Super Organic Bio-Plastic Applicator Tampons, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fthe-honey-pot-super-organic-bio-plastic-applicator-tampons-18ct%2F-%2FA-79191692" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Even though we're in the thick of a global pandemic, we've still only got one planet. To counteract all the single-use plastic we've had to revert to for safety's sake, make another part of your life more eco-friendly with these compostable, nontoxic tampons.

The Honey Pot Super Organic Bio-Plastic Applicator Tampons, $, available at Target
Having trouble staying awake during meetings? A cup of this bold, barista-approved coffee may be exactly what you need to get over the midday slump — or fuel a six-feet-apart coffee date with a pal. <br><br><strong>BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages</strong> Rise & Grind, Medium Roast Whole Bean, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fblk-38-bold-rise-38-grind-medium-roast-whole-bean-12oz%2F-%2FA-78594237" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Having trouble staying awake during meetings? A cup of this bold, barista-approved coffee may be exactly what you need to get over the midday slump — or fuel a six-feet-apart coffee date with a pal.

BLK & Bold Specialty Beverages Rise & Grind, Medium Roast Whole Bean, $, available at Target
Yes, <a href="https://www.refinery29.com/en-us/best-sunscreen-for-black-women-skin" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Black people need sunscreen" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Black people need sunscreen</a>. Use this one to protect yourself from concentrated UV rays while avoiding the dreaded white cast.<br><br><strong>Unsun Cosmetics</strong> Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 30, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Funsun-cosmetics-mineral-tinted-face-sunscreen-lotion-spf-30-1-5-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-76165972" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Yes, Black people need sunscreen. Use this one to protect yourself from concentrated UV rays while avoiding the dreaded white cast.

Unsun Cosmetics Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion - SPF 30, $, available at Target
Fact: One should deep condition for the same amount of time it takes to wash a sink full of dishes (approximately 30 minutes). Throw on a shower cap to really lock in moisture and test out your multitasking skills.<br><br><strong>The Doux</strong> One Love Co-Wash All-In-One Shampoo Deep Conditioner T, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fthe-doux-one-love-co-wash-all-in-one-shampoo-deep-conditioner-treatment-16-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-75564944" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Fact: One should deep condition for the same amount of time it takes to wash a sink full of dishes (approximately 30 minutes). Throw on a shower cap to really lock in moisture and test out your multitasking skills.

The Doux One Love Co-Wash All-In-One Shampoo Deep Conditioner T, $, available at Target
Satisfy your sweet tooth during a TV binge with a healthier but equally delicious alternative. Who can say no to sprinkles?<br><br><strong>Partake</strong> Gluten Free Vegan Birthday Cake Cookies, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fpartake-gluten-free-vegan-birthday-cake-cookies-5-5oz%2F-%2FA-79474045" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Satisfy your sweet tooth during a TV binge with a healthier but equally delicious alternative. Who can say no to sprinkles?

Partake Gluten Free Vegan Birthday Cake Cookies, $, available at Target
This daily moisturizer is so gentle and effective that it's fair to say it truly was made for all.<br><br><strong>Scotch Porter</strong> Moisture Defend Face Lotion, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fscotch-porter-moisture-defend-face-lotion-3-4oz%2F-%2FA-76579657" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
This daily moisturizer is so gentle and effective that it's fair to say it truly was made for all.

Scotch Porter Moisture Defend Face Lotion, $, available at Target
Real beauty buffs know that beard oil works on <em>any </em>hair, leaving it softer and more manageable. <br><br><strong>Uncle Jimmy</strong> Hair & Beard Leave In Conditioner, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Funcle-jimmy-hair-38-beard-leave-in-conditioner-8oz%2F-%2FA-76579691" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Real beauty buffs know that beard oil works on any hair, leaving it softer and more manageable.

Uncle Jimmy Hair & Beard Leave In Conditioner, $, available at Target
Take the tedium out of an otherwise uneventful Friday night with this card game full of Black nostalgia.<br><br><strong>Cards For All People</strong> Black Card Revoked Game, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Fblack-card-revoked-game%2F-%2FA-53608086" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
Take the tedium out of an otherwise uneventful Friday night with this card game full of Black nostalgia.

Cards For All People Black Card Revoked Game, $, available at Target
For a long-lasting twist-out that can go from WFH to (socially distanced) cocktails on the street with friends.<br><br><strong>Alikay Naturals</strong> Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner, $, available at <a href="https://go.skimresources.com/?id=30283X879131&url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.target.com%2Fp%2Falikay-naturals-lemongrass-leave-in-conditioner-8-fl-oz%2F-%2FA-15114758" rel="nofollow noopener" target="_blank" data-ylk="slk:Target" class="link rapid-noclick-resp">Target</a>
For a long-lasting twist-out that can go from WFH to (socially distanced) cocktails on the street with friends.

Alikay Naturals Lemongrass Leave-in Conditioner, $, available at Target

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