Wellness

Boost Your Skincare Routine with These Black-Owned Beauty Brands

These Boston-based, Black-owned brands contain all natural and organic ingredients.


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Whether it’s through protesting, eating at Black-owned restaurants, or supporting Black fitness professionals, there are a number of ways to support Boston’s Black community. If you’re passionate about skincare and choosing healthier body products, one way to support the community is through these Boston-based, Black-owned beauty brands.

These skincare products are made of all-natural and organic ingredients and safe enough for most skin types. Think we may be missing some Boston-based brands on our list? Reach out and let us know who we should add.

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Co-founder @giannedoherty will be on @chronicle5 tonight at 7:30pm having a deliciously, messy time sharing one of her favorite at home DIY Face Masks! _________________________________________________ #OrganicBathCo #CleanNotComplicated #DIY #chronicle5 #Beauty

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1. Organic Bath Co.

After having serious reactions to conventional beauty products and discovering how women, especially women of color, are marketed toxic personal products, co-founder Gianne Doherty was inspired to create safe skincare made out of only organic ingredients. The unisex products don’t contain any synthetic ingredients.

The products range from body butter to face oil. If you’re stocking up on cleaning products to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, they also have plenty of hand sanitizer and hand soap that meets CDC guidelines.

2. Curative Beauty

Curative Beauty, formerly known as Taki Jayy beauty, began in 2013 and was founded by makeup artist Taki Jayy. Curative Beauty takes a holistic approach to beauty, and features products such as soap, sugar scrub, and beard oil.

Some of the best sellers include two types of soaps: the “Oats Em Gee” Oatmeal bar and the Turmeric N’ Honey Bar. The oatmeal bar contains ingredient such as raw oats, oat milk, coconut oil, and honey. The Turmeric N’ Honey is made with Grade A honey and carotene and is helpful for healing dark spots.

 

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Oh my goodness. This is a photo from our first ever event at the @natickmall in 2016. Look at our display! We were so proud and excited! I remember we worked hard to find those wooden crates and the gold accent pieces. We were serious about not over-crowding the table so we figured 3 products was enough for each display . This being our first event I don’t think we mentally prepared ourselves for the comments, good and bad! but since we have both worked retail we are used to just letting it roll off—hey, not everyone likes the same stuff, and that’s okay! We didn’t have cars (still don’t! ‍♀️) so our kind husbands drove us the 16 miles each way so we could set up nice and early. I think my sister and I were more excited about shopping from the other vendors than selling our own products, haha. I remember we met so many of you at this event over 4 years ago and you have continued to support us. ❤️ Since then, we have changed logos, labels, bottles and caps, swapped out products, redesigned displays, websites, business cards and just about everything else that comes with running a business. Btw, we still have those wooden crates and gold accents and use them from time to time at our current events! #tbt

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3. Brown and Coconut

Letisha and Zeena Brown struggled with acne for years, but saw no relief from conventional products. Together, they worked to create plant-based skincare products that are gentle enough to maintain the skin’s natural balance, but powerful enough to heal the skin.

They have a variety of body and facial care, including kits that focus on different problem areas, such as a blemish kit, brightening set, and rejuvenating set.  Product ingredients include green clay, kale, hemp seed oil, aloe vera, and rose hip oil.

4. Faith’s Naturals

Founder Faithlyn Scarlett suffered from chicken pox as a child, which left her with scars as an adult. After having no luck with standard skin products, she began to research and experiment on her own. Her skincare experience, combined with her son’s struggle with eczema, led her to create her moisturizing body butter and her brand grew from there.

Each product is made by hand to ensure top quality and is free of harsh chemicals, parabens, and sulfates. Some of her products include activated charcoal face wash, body oils, and body lotions. Besides selling her products online, she also operates a brick and mortar shop in Jamaica Plain where she sells her skincare and offers services such as face steaming and acne treatment.