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A Guide to Skincare Products Responsive to All Women of Color


I recently posed the question, “What are we doing, collectively, to counter the toxins found in beauty products marketed to women of color?”


After recently reading a 2017 study in the American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology and featured in an article on The Environmental Working Group’s website, I was alarmed to learn that there is a higher rate of toxins in beauty products directed to women of color. Essentially, the chemicals found in hair care, skin care, and nail care products may impact reproduction, and potentially other organs.


This critical information needs to be echoed again and again. The upshot is the emergence of more beauty brands, products and services that offer healthier options. Most of the companies listed are conscious beauty focused, and others provide a potpourri of products founded by women of color for women with darker skin tones. I celebrate the traction in the offering of more choices.


Here are a few to check out:


AbsoluteJOI Skincare

Ayele & Co.

Beauty Bakerie

BLAC Minerals Cosmetics

BLK + GRN

Brown Beauty Co-op

Gem Hue Beauty

Hi Wildflower

Juvia's Place

Lipmatic by Destiny Jones

Mented Cosmetics

Pretty Well Beauty

The Lip Bar

Titachi Beauty

Unsun Cosmetics



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