We are committed to highlighting and celebrating brands and businesses own and operated by Black and People of Colour. As part of our research into eco-friendly skincare brands, we have curated a selection of brands owned by BIPOC as well.
Since honesty means everything to Briogeo , they include the exact percentage of naturally derived ingredients (and its source) on the back of every bottle to take the guesswork out of ingredient labels. Briogeo is 100% cruelty-free. No harsh sulfates, silicones, parabens, phthalates, DEA or artificial dyes. Their formulas are cruelty-free, gluten free and mostly vegan.
CURLS was founded by Mahisha Dellinger, a former Marketing Manager at a Fortune 500 Company. Disenchanted with the lack of natural hair products with quality ingredients and dependability, Manisha sought to create a new brand that resonates with women like her. With the desire to create a remarkable, high quality, natural hair care line for this overlooked audience, she collaborated with leading cosmetic and wellness experts to develop CURLS. Being one of the first to carry certified organic ingredients and responsibly source from fair trade suppliers, their passion is to connect to curly hair women everywhere and help them live beautifully and remarkably.
Eden Bodyworks believes Everyone, regardless of hair texture, deserves to find quality products that work for them. Natural, cruelty-free ingredients are our bread and butter! You'll NEVER find any harsh sulfates, silicones or parabens in EDEN products.
Hair & Skincare
Wild Seed Botanicals
Although Wild Seed was born in the heart of London, its roots are firmly planted in the heart of African Holistic Traditions. All of their products are handmade in small batches to ensure that they deliver the most potent, raw and purest potions. They use only the finest wildcrafted, organic cold pressed and steam distilled carrier oils, butters, essential oils and botanical herbs. All of their ingredients are ethically sourced, active and included for their therapeutic effects. Their products contain no animal by-products and they only test on humans.
The Afro Hair & Skin Co
The Afro Hair & Skin Co avoid all harmful chemicals and toxins in the products they sell and promote natural and organic living to safeguard our health, our planet and our children’s future.
Compassion – they aim to be considerate as a company and as individuals. They refute the need for animal testing in any form during the production of beauty products and refuse to sell or stock any products tested on animals. They believe the price you pay for a product should reflect the value of its ingredients and that these should be clearly displayed on its packaging.
Sustainability – They recycle whenever possible and actively minimise the waste they produce and the resources they use to run our business, with a particular focus on their ingredients and packaging.
LIHA creates beauty products that are a mixture of natural African roots and a quintessentially British attitude. They have created an innovative, luxe natural, organic and vegan skincare brand that blends the rich botanical life of West Africa with traditional English aromatherapy and folk remedies. In the Yoruba (Nigerian) tradition making beautifying oils, soaps and lotions from the nuts, tree bark and plants that grew in abundance was a skill that was traditionally learned by all young women. All their packaging and materials are made, designed and produced in the UK by other family run businesses. All their packaging is recyclable and reusable.
At NARLOA, they use the power of botanicals and aromatherapy to create natural, therapeutic skincare.
All of their products are based on the therapeutic qualities of plant/seed/earth derived ingredients. They thrive on using minimal ingredients and making everything fresh to order in very small batches. NARLOA formulate products that are people-friendly and naturally effective so that you can look and feel your best at all times. Their products are 100% vegan and cruelty-fre and they never test on animals.
Novel Beauty have created a novel approach to natural skincare. You can find what you need by looking at your lifestyle. You know how you live and they know how it shows on your skin.
Their award winning natural and vegan skincare collection is designed to complement you, your story, in a luxuriously playful and responsible way. Their products do not contain any animal bi-products or animal testing, parabens, sodium laurel sulfate, artificial colours or fragrances making them natural, vegan and cruelty free.
Giovane are all about skincare. They believe that using the finest, natural, cruelty-free and vegan-friendly ingredients, provides the ultimate formula to creating products that gives the skin the best nourishment and protection it needs every day. Giovane have partnered up with One Tree Planted, who will be planting a tree for every product sold. They care deeply about the planet and creating a business that gives back to nature.
The Skin Alchemists' potions are treats, they are products their founder's journey to a more holistic lifestyle and a revival of ancient practices. It is her hope that in the moment of your ritual, these treats will transport you to a time when skincare was whole and natural, not made in massive factories and cold laboratories, not harmful to nature and animals.
Hanahana Beauty is a consciously clean skincare + wellness brand whose mission is to disrupt the global beauty industry. Their intention is to increase accessibility, transparency, and sustainability in all aspects of what they create. From the fair sourcing of their shea butter, to the creation of their homemade products, down to the responsible representation of people working with them at every end. They created a benefits circle that supports the cooperatives they source from, through a holistic approach to ensure and improve economic, environmental and self sustainability for the women within the shea trade.
BLK & GRN
At BLK + GRN, their all Black artisans are carefully chosen by Black health experts who know what an all-natural product truly looks like.
They craft and consume consciously, with the ingredients mother earth has bestowed. As part of their commitment to help you achieve a holistic lifestyle, they thoughtfully select the most nourishing, sustainably made, plant based, cruelty-free products from Black artisans around the world.
Buttah Skin was founded in 2018 to give men and women with melanin-rich skin who are actively seeking solutions for their complexion challenges, the attention they deserve. They unite the best of nature and science in highly effective products formulated to reveal more radiant results. They use clinically tested organic Ingredients which are cruelty free and FDA approved.
If you know of any brands which you feel we should know about please do let us know below!