5 Black-owned skincare brands that need to be on your radar

Jeanine Edwards
·2 min read

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Winter can be unpredictable in many ways. Is it just going to snow, or is it going to be a full-on blizzard? Is the heat in your apartment going to be blasting or barely working at all?

One thing you can expect every winter? The cold weather’s impact on your skin. Whether it’s dryness, redness or a combination of both, being diligent about skincare is more important than ever during the cold-weather months.

If your current product assortment isn’t failing in the face of freezing temperatures, consider adding some new products into the mix. Below are five Black-owned skincare brands worth trying because their products work so well on many different skin types.

1. Klur

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Trained esthetician Lesley Thornton launched Klur with a commitment to beauty products that were clean, ethical and inclusive. All of Klur’s products have multiple benefits, so you can achieve your best skin ever while also keeping your skincare routine simple and minimal.

2. Nyakio

Inspired by her childhood trips to Africa, Nyakio Grieco founded Nyakio to pay homage to the beauty secrets and traditions passed down from generation to generation. Each Nyakio beauty product is made with Fair Trade Shea Butter and other globally sourced ingredients that are both clean and effective.

3. Shani Darden

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When it came time to create her skincare line, esthetician Shani Darden was focused on one thing: results. Given that, it should come as no surprise that Darden’s products are frequent sell-outs. Her Retinol Reform® serum has a cult following, and her highly-anticipated Eye Renewal Cream already has a waitlist.

Shani Darden Skin Care is also available at Sephora.

4. buttah

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The superstar ingredient that led Dorion Renaud to create his skincare line, buttah? Raw, organic, natural Shea. It’s the powerhouse multi-tasker in so many buttah products that helps combat dryness and discoloration to leave skin glowing, healthy and renewed.

buttah skincare is also available on Amazon.

5. Bolden Skincare

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Bolden Skincare is the brainchild of Ndidi Obidoa and Chinelo Chidozie. On a mission to create responsibly sourced beauty products that really work well for women of color, Bolden Skincare covers every aspect of a proper skincare regimen, from cleansers and toners to serums and moisturizers.

Bolden Skincare is also available on Amazon.

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