Black Owned Beauty
Prominent black owned beauty brands that have found their way into many of our medicine cabinets (and if they haven’t yet, they should). Brands you should know (and the spread the word about) are CBD brand, Beso Wellness, body and skin care brand, Buttah Skin, hair care brands NUELE and Target Stores juggernaut, Kinky Curly.
Engineered for VIP’s, massage therapist and former NBA wife, Megan Blackwell launched Beso Wellness, which combines both CBD and THC cannabinoids to form the perfect therapeutic whip, hair cocktail, and body milk used for mind, body, spirit, relaxation and healing.
BESO Wellness formulations feature some of the most powerful CBD ratios on the market with superlative anti-inflammatory ingredients and emollients chosen for their healing reputations from myriad of clinical research, global and spiritual traditions.
Beso Body Milk is a lighter more lotion-like consistency with the same blend of all natural plant based ingredients to provide therapeutic relief all day.
Beso Hair Cocktail is made for all hair types & textures. It promotes hair growth and provides therapeutic relief for common hair-related conditions ranging from dandruff, dry and chemical damage, itchy scalp, alopecia and breakage.
Beso Therapeutic Whip blends an array of all-natural plant-based ingredients chosen for their proven therapeutic properties to moisturize, soothe and heal skin from head-to-toe. Price: $60
Buttah Skin, the organic and cruelty-free skincare brand founded by Dorion Renaud has teamed up for the month of February with NOW WITH NATALIE creator and host, Natalie Manuel Lee on a special digital series called BEYOND THE SURFACE, which highlights Black creatives and changemakers in their sphere and examine the stories that have shaped their lives so far. View BEYOND THE SURFACE Trailer below…
Founded in 2018, Buttah Skin blends nature and science to create highly effective products that address dryness, discoloration, oiliness for men and women of color. Check out some of the Buttah Skin Collection…
Desperate to provide women with a product that allows them to switch between different hair styles like curly to straight without having to use harsh synthetic chemicals, Dr. Christine Martey-Ochola and Anne Cheatham who have a deep knowledge in science, research, and health founded NUELE in 2020. They turned to places like Ghana and Morocco where local female farmers already harvest the ingredients that are necessary to make NUELE, which also boosts their local economies. Since the initial launch, NUELE has since launched a Hydrating Hair Mask($68), with two new launches planned for March 2022.
Available at www.nuelehair.com and Credo.
Kinky-Curly was founded in 2003 by Shelley Davis who learned the value of herbs and plant-based ingredients while traveling to her homeland St. Vincent and the Grenadines one summer. From there she was fueled to create products for natural kinky, curly and wavy hair free from alcohol, petroleum and mineral oil. Kinky-Curly is one of the original natural haircare brands that has become a cult-like brand for natural and curly hair enthusiasts. Popular products include Knot Today – a leave-in conditioner or can be left in for deep conditioning for all hair types. ($12) and Curling Custard is a gel that deep shines and beautifully conditions hair eliminating frizz for soft, defined girls. ($17).
Availability: Kinky-Curly.com, Target and Whole Foods.
BLACK BRANDS GIVING BACK
Ivy Beauty, an innovative global leader in beauty care, with iconic brands such as All Mighty Bond, Gold Finger, i-ENVY, Kiss New York Professional, Red by Kiss and Ruby Kisses has donated $30,000 to Know Your Rights Camp. It’s mission is to advance the liberation and well-being of Black and Brown communities through education, self-empowerment, mass-mobilization and the creation of new systems that elevate the next generation of change leaders.