As a community, we are known to take a sense of care and pride in our appearance. It’s ingrained in our culture. This is especially true when it comes to grooming – think inch-perfect shape-ups. But it shouldn’t end there! Over the years, we have been fortunate to see various black-owned skincare businesses launching, which specifically accommodate our needs. As a result, the BLAC team selected 20 grooming and skincare lines that you should try today.
We’re kickstarting the list with a haircare and moisturising product line that will leave your hair and beard smelling sweet and skin feeling smooth, thanks to ingredients like mango butter and blackseed oil.
Aromatherapist Aba Gyepi-Garbrah incorporates botanical oils and other natural ingredients in her range of grooming oils, moisturising serums, and face mists to soften your skin and beard in a single sweep.
This skincare line only uses high-quality natural ingredients, which are gentle on the body and help to restore, repair, and reverse the toxic effects of environmental hazards, health challenges, and the effects of stress.
Hyperpigmentation, ingrown hair, and inflammation are problems that black men are prone to experiencing when grooming, but Bevel specifically targets these problems with a sleek product line for a smooth experience.
1990s house singer Crystal Waters lives up to the hype with this line of paraben and sulphate-free products, including a depuffing eye serum, power peptide moisturizer, and innovative beard mousse.
This plant-based haircare line cleans, hydrates, and nourishes your scalp using a careful selection of natural ingredients. And what’s more, it cares for all hair types!
Specifically formulated for black men, Ceylon is comprised of a simple three-product line, which targets common skin concerns such as hyperpigmentation, acne, and razor bumps.
Nigerian-born founder Ozohu Adoh uses the finest African botanical ingredient to help people with dark skin tones fight against hyperpigmentation, dry skin, and discolouration.
Fenty Skin is the name that has been on everyone’s lips and rightly so! It’s lived up to the hype with a natural skincare line including cleansers and SPF moisturizers.
Replace heavy and harsh products with Frederick Benjamin’s grooming line, which uses gentler formulas designed for black sensitive skin and hair. They’re the perfect brand to start your journey to smoother, bump-free skin.
Comprising only a singular product – the Hyper Clear Vitamin C serum – this skincare product effectively treats hyperpigmentation using ingredients such as turmeric and kojic acid.
Less is more for Klur, which uses minimal natural ingredients in its line of cleansers, serums, and oils, to rebuild and strengthen skin.
Queer Eye’s Karamo Brown founded this skincare brand to cater to bald men with dual scalp and face washes that will freshen you up on sticky summer days.
Bearded men stand up! Nature Boy’s selection of beard oils, balms, and conditioners is as cleansing as it is gentle on the skin. Let’s not forget the almighty African black soap either.
The clue is in the name. This all-organic skincare line includes body wash, face oil, and even hand sanitiser that’s affordable and stylish.
We’ve all become more environmentally conscious over the last few years and OUI the People caters to that with reusable shaving products.
After looking far and wide for organic products that cater to textured hair, Jamyla Bennu created Oyin to nourish your crown, beard, and skin.
True to its name, Pattern has a wide range of formulas designed for different types of curly hair. From short, tight curls to long, loose ones, this haircare line has it all!
Sophisticated skincare is Scotch Porter’s game. This brand has the answer to all your beard grooming needs and is cleanly package.
Fun fact: this mineral-based sunscreen brand was founded by Frank Ocean’s mum. And I know y’all seen how clear Frank’s skin is. This SPF30+ protective lotion blends seamlessly across all melanated skin tones without leaving you with a chalky effect.
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