Black owned beauty, gotta love it! When it comes to beauty products, there are countless options to choose from. But how many of those products come from black owned companies? The answer may surprise you.
While the number of black owned beauty companies has been on the rise in recent years, they still make up a small fraction of the overall industry. According to a report from Nielsen, black owned beauty companies accounted for just 2.7 percent of the industry in 2016.
Despite the challenges that black owned beauty companies face, there are a number of successful brands that have made a name for themselves in the industry.
1.Nyraju Skin Care
Nyraju Skin Care was founded in 2002 by Me, esthetician Juliette Samuel. Nyraju specializes in natural/organic black skin care products and natural hair products. Not a lot of people were talking to Black Women about caring for their beautiful black skin. Not only do I talk, but I also educate you as well.
2. IMAN Cosmetics
IMAN Cosmetics was founded in 1994 by supermodel Iman Abdulmajid. The company offers a range of cosmetics and skincare products that are designed to flatter all skin tones.
3. Camille Rose Naturals
Janell Stephens, founder of Camile Rose Naturals, started her company to solve her children's skin ailments. It's one of the few beauty brands still 100% Black Owned.
4. Mented Cosmetics
KJ Miller and Amanda Erianne founded Mented Cosmetics in 2017. Another black-owned beauty brand that specializes in makeup for women of color. The company offers a range of products that are both stylish and affordable.
5. Nubian Skin
Nubian Skin is a UK-based black-owned beauty company that specializes in nude-toned lingerie, hosiery, and cosmetics for women of color. Founded in 2014 by Ade Hassan, the company has quickly become a favorite among celebrities and everyday women alike.
6. Pat McGrath Labs
Pat McGrath is a world-renowned makeup artist who has created looks for some of the biggest names in fashion. In 2015, she launched her own eponymous beauty brand, Pat McGrath Labs. The company offers a range of luxury cosmetics and skincare products.
7. The Lip Bar
The Lip Bar is a black-owned beauty brand that specializes in lipstick. Founded in 2012 by Melissa Butler, the company offers a range of fun and trendy shades that are sure to make a statement.
8. Uoma Beauty
Sharon Chuter founded Uoma Beauty in 2019. The company offers a range of cosmetics and skincare products.
These are just a few of the many black owned beauty companies that are making waves in the industry. With their unique products and inclusive approach to beauty, these brands are helping to change the way the world sees beauty.
As a black woman, I am always on the lookout for products that are made by and for people who look like me. There is something special about using products that have been created with my specific needs in mind.
I'm also aware that many black owned beauty companies are still relatively unknown. So, in addition to supporting them with my dollars, I also want to help raise awareness of these businesses.
If you're looking for some new beauty products, I encourage you to consider companies that are owned by black people. Not only will you be supporting a worthy cause, but you're also likely to find some great products!
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