In celebration of
Earth Day, we’ve curated a deluxe sampling of hair and skincare products from some of our fave Black natural beauty founders. Indulge in these safe skincare and haircare options that help support our community. They all are clean and non-toxic, and adhere to sustainability practices that are good for our bodies as well as the planet.
54 Thrones Kenyan Hibiscus + Moroccan Rose: Beauty Butter, $24, 54thrones.com Restore dry, cracked skin with ancient fruits and oils from the Motherland. Using a combo of two types of shea butters—from Uganda and Ghana—plus rejuvenating baobab and jojoba oils, your bod will look and feel velvety soft as well as be free of any ash.
Eu’Genia Pure Shea Butter Pregnancy Formula in Essence of Lavender, $60, eugeniashea.com Founded by a mother-daughter duo, the company is dedicated to fair wages and opportunities for their female workers in Ghana —at least 15% of the profits are put towards the women's education fund. Rub their heavenly-scented fair-trade butter on your belly to minimize stretch marks and fade away old scars.
Alaffia Neem Turmeric Clarifying Facial Toning Mist in Natural Mint, $14, walmart.com For breakouts, we love spritzing our face with their calming facial mist. It’s enriched with turmeric to help combat inflammation and acne-causing bacteria, plus yarrow and algae to tone and harmonize the protective layers of our skin. The brand actively participates in the Reforestation Empowerment Project and Regenerative Agriculture Program in West Africa to combat deforestation in the community. 93,100 trees have been planted so far.
Adwoa Beauty Baomint Protect + Shine Oil Blend, $20, sephora.com Treat your locks to this divine blend of organic hair oils. Baobab, pomegranate, and prickly pear nourish thirsty strands while spearmint and wintergreen oils invigorate your scalp for optimal hair health and growth. Plus, it’s Leaping Bunny certified and comes in eco-friendly, recyclable packaging.
Golde Clean Greens Face Mask, $34, golde.co This delectable powder-to-gel facial mask is basically a green smoothie for your skin. It boasts of spirulina, chlorella, chlorophyll —and a dash of mango juice—to detoxify congested pores and feed good nutrients to your face.
Pholk Beauty Glowing Replenishing Face Wash, $20, pholkbeauty.com If you suffer from dry, hyperpigmented skin this is the cleanser for you. Rosehip oil delivers vitamin C and other antioxidants straight to your skin for a vibrant, radiant glow. You can pick up this complexion booster on the brand’s own site or at the mega clean beauty retailer Credo.
Kreyol Essence Haitian Black Oil Scalp Care Moisturizing Shampoo, $20, blkgrn.com Founder Yve-Car Momperousse created the brand to help stimulate economic growth in her family’s homeland of Haiti following the island’s massive earthquake in 2010. The line incorporates Haitian black castor oil, the nation’s natural beauty treasure, as the key ingredient throughout its lineup. This rich, soothing hair cleanser is fortified with plantain leaf and cocoa butter to soften dry strands and prime the scalp for healthy hair growth.
London Grant Honey Coco Body Polish, $26, londongrant.com Get your glow on by exfoliating your body from your head to your toes with this gentle skin slougher. Raw honey combined with Brazilian cane and coconut sugars whisk away dry flakes and soften dry patches.
Oyin Handmade Herbal Hair Refresher & Softener Leave-In Hair Tonic Eco-friendly Refill Pouches, $35 each, oyinhandmade.com. Refresh your curls, coils and protective styles with Oyin’s lush and fragrant hair elixir enriched with aloe vera, nettles and horsetail. The brand is intent on reducing waste in its personal care packaging. Its eco-friendly pouches use 83% less plastic than a 32 ounce bottle.