We all know that the international beauty industry does not cater to nor consider melaninated individuals. The ways in which products are produced, marketed and packaged often exclude women of color. Distinguished Diva has created a list of products that are created specifically for women of color by women of color. Caring for yourself can come in many forms, and what you put on your skin and is just as important as what you put in it.

 

 

Hi Wildflower Botanica
Fleurs Herbal Body Steam

 

Made in Brooklyn by Bengali novelist Tanwi Nandini Islam.  Tanwi applies sustainable and ethically sourced botanicals from all over the world to cultivate a blend that is both nourishing and alluring at once.  

 

The Afro Hair &  Skin Co.
FLOW – Facial Oil

 

Locally and organically sourced on the English coastline, The Afro Hair and Skin Co. provides skin and hair products that cater to those with melanin and buoyancy.  Ibi Meier-Oruitemeka combines hazelnut oil, frankincense, and Blackcurrant seed oil to leave your skin aromatic and moisturized throughout the day.

  


Farsali
Unicorn Essence: Antioxidant Serum + Primer

Created in Toronto by Sal Ali, the husband of YouTube makeup tutorial guru Farah Dhukai, when he noticed that there weren’t many beauty products available for women of color.

 

DIMPLE + DOT
Whipped Body Butter

Handmade in Brooklyn, NY Savannah Bundy.  Savannah uses all natural products and her kitchen space to bring homemade goodness that can be used on body, face, and hair. The rich texture of this body butter leaves your skin smooth and rich and full of life.

 

MoMineral UK
Mineral Blush

These products are made specifically for women with dark skins that are often excluded and ignored in the beauty industry. Cultivated in the UK, these products contain SPF that doesn’t leave your skin chalky and dry but uses natural products that promote a healthy glow.

 

 

Folie
Prickly Pear Face Serum

Handcrafted in Austin, Texas by single-mother and creator of blog UrbanBushbabes turned entrepreneur Nikisha Brunson.  Prickly Pear is rich in vitamin E and amino acids that promote natural collagen production and revitalize the skin.  

 

 

BloomsburySQ
Matcha Clarifying Face Scrub

Created by Niambi Cacchioli in New Jersey but inspired by her years abroad living in London, Egypt, and Iran.  This small batch vegan product uses plant-based ingredients to promote healing and self-care.