FOR US BY US: Skin Care Products for Women of Colour

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.


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.


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.



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.  



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.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

5. May 2017 at 15:28

Thanks for this list. I am bookmarking it for the future. We need to support these businesses.

5. May 2017 at 15:29

The flower steam looks amazing! I love reviewing green beauty products, especially made by small women-owned businesses. You introduced me to a couple of new brands.

5. May 2017 at 16:28

Let’s see….. how can I get all of these items and still have money in my pocket!? My favorites are the unicorn serum and the flower steam. Great resource!

Evelyn Reese
6. May 2017 at 16:54

I love this article because it is truly hard to find good products for the different hues for women of color. I am booking for future investigation.

Jay Colby
6. May 2017 at 21:06

Great product review I love that is was made by small businesses owners. The flower steam looks amazing!

7. May 2017 at 3:48

I love products made by us for us…thank you for introducing me to new companies.

Victoria Lola
7. May 2017 at 16:28

Thanks for the review….great list! I’m loving the Mo Minerals; I’m adding some of these to my shopping items. Thanks

Allyse Jolie
7. May 2017 at 16:44

Thanks so much for this wonderful list!
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7. May 2017 at 17:03

I’ll be sure to support some of these businesses. I’m working on changing my skincare routine to include more natural products.

7. May 2017 at 19:34

Way to find some amazing products for us. I think I’d like to try the facial oil!

7. May 2017 at 21:10

I love finding new beauty products especially when it comes to African American products. Thanks for the heads up!

7. May 2017 at 23:01

Thanks for this! I’m currently living in South Africa and can say that it has been a struggle to find products that cater to my hair and skin needs.

ShaBree Henry
8. May 2017 at 5:26

Bookmarking this. I need to try just about all of these. Thanks for compiling this.

8. May 2017 at 14:35

One day I would love to be added to this list. I am loving all of these natural products made by WOC!

9. May 2017 at 21:24

Thanks for this list. I will definitely look into trying some of these out.

Ramona Collins
10. May 2017 at 17:17

Thanks for sharing this list. I’m saving this page for future reference. These products sound and look great!

11. May 2017 at 13:38

It’s great to see that so many people have worked to fill this void in the beauty industry. Women of color are so often left behind. Job well done!

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12. May 2017 at 21:54

Such a great roundup of specialty skin care products. It’s awesome to know these businesses exist and are filling that gap in the market. And that body butter looks divine!


22. May 2017 at 7:57

Really amazing Website…Really Helpful me…thank You For Sharing information.

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