The Black List: Summer Beauty
Summer is upon us! Time to switch up that beauty regimen and keep it simple.
Here is a curated list of some black-owned companies to add to your summer time fly.
Balm & Co.
The skincare line was founded by author Alexandra Elle and her daughter. With a tagline like "plant powered skincare", rest assured these products will help you get your glow on with natural, non-toxic, cruelty-free, and minimal ingredients. Keep your lips hydrated and refreshed this summer with the Matcha Mint Lip Balm from Balm & Co.
Don’t let your sunscreen have you ashy this summer! UnSun touts their products as ”made specifically for people of color representing the beige to dark chocolate tones of the spectrum.” Katonya Breaux (Frank Ocean's mom!) created a product that will protect us and not dull our beautiful melanin-rich skin.
Boasting a collection of nude lipsticks that cater to people of color, Mented Cosmetics lipsticks are vegan, paraben-free, non-toxic, cruelty free, and proudly made in the USA. Check out their Summer 17 collection, shown above.
Use the Prickly Pear Hair Oil from Folie Apothecary to replenish your strands from the summer heat. The oil will repair dry and damaged strands, as well as, hydrate and moisturize your scalp and hair. The brand was created by holistic wellness advocate and influencer, Nikisha Brunson.
Llayered is an online marketplace featuring wellness brands owned by people of color. You can find sustainable and holistic personal care products for the whole family. Shown above is the Signature Hair + Beard Balm from Bask & Co. which is vegan friendly and made to moisturize hair, scalp, and skin.
Bantu Wax is a beachwear brand sustainably and fairly produced on the continent of Africa. Their products include swimwear, beach accessories such as totes and towels, and gear such as surfboards and wetsuits.