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Editor’s Picks: 18 of the Best Black-Owned Skincare Brands That You Need to Know About

They’re changing the beauty industry for the better.
Black owned skincare

It’s no secret that the beauty industry has been far from inclusive in the past, and many of us have become more conscious of how we can do better. Exercising your individual buying power is just one small way to take action—so if your routine could use a refresh, these black-owned skincare brands deserve your support.

Doing so can make a big difference. By helping these businesses to grow, you will be encouraging economic investment, fostering job creation and strengthening black communities. And with the innovative products they’ve created, these brands should be on your radar, anyway! Think: dark spot-fighting serums, non-whitening sunscreen, hydrating masks and much more.

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From The Skincare Edit Archives

Read on to discover the black-owned skincare brands that you need to know about, plus my top product picks.

The Black-Owned Skincare Edit

Best dark spot serums

Topicals • Hyper Skin

Best retinol serums

Shani DardenEpi.Logic

Best sunscreens

EleVen by VenusUnSun Cosmetics

Best toners

ROSEN SkincareFenty Skin

Best cleansers

BeautyStat • Urban Hydration

Best lip mask

KNC Beauty

Best face masks

Golde • Klur

Best calming serum

ROSE Ingleton MD

Best moisturizer


Best hydrating serum


Best lip balm

Beneath Your Mask

Best body moisturizer


The Best Black-Owned Skincare of 2022

Topicals Faded Brightening Clearing Serum
Shani Darden Retinol Reform
EleVen by Venus Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35
ROSEN Skincare Tropics Toner
BeautyStat Universal Microbiome Barrier Balancing Cleanser
KNC Beauty All Natural Collagen-Infused Lip Mask
Golde Clean Greens Purifying Face Mask
Hyper Skin Brightening Dark Spot Vitamin C Serum
ROSE Ingleton MD Skin Calming Booster
Klur Supreme Seed Delicate Purification Mask
Fenty Skin Fat Water Pore-Refining Toner Serum
Epi.Logic Double Feature Retinol AHA Overnight Facial
Humanrace Humidifying Cream
Epara Hydrating Serum
Beneath Your Mask Remedy Conditioning Lip Balm
UnSun Face Body Highlighter SPF 15
Alaffia Pure Unrefined Shea Butter
Urban Hydration Bright Balanced Micellar Facial Cleansing Water with Pure Aloe Vera Leaf

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