10 Skincare Brands Founded By Women Of Colour To Add To Your Routine ASAP

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In a beauty industry that too often , many of those women of colour have taken matters into their own hands by starting their own companies. We've already highlighted some to pay attention to—now we're looking at skincare. LouisvuittonShop.com attended the recent in New York and got enlightened about several black-owned indie brands that create skincare with women of colour in mind. Refresh your routine with some new some standouts, ahead.

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1 Aba Love

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New York-based skincare brand Aba Love creates handcrafted, botanical products. It's perfect for the green beauty lover because the aromatic goods are free of synthetic fragrances and parabens—and instead boosted with seed, plant, and floral oils.

2 Kaike

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Kaike, pronounced 'cake,' has a whole collection of dessert-inspired skincare solutions. With product names like Lip Frosting lip balm, Chocolate Mask + Scrub, and Marshmallow Mask + Scrub, the plant-based, Chicago-made multipurpose menus is irresistible.

3 Anne's Apothecary

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Anne's Apothecary's philosophy is 'what you put on your skin should be safe enough to eat'—so you better believe the ingredients are pure. The products, created in North Carolina, are handcrafted in small batches with a focus on herbs and essential oils. You can shop everything from body scrubs, to cleansers, to deodorant.

4 Elle Johnson

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Elle Johnson is all about no-fuss, easy to follow botanical skincare starting with the 'Clear 3,' a skincare system of 1) cleansing lotion (yes, lotion), 2. toner, and 3. moisturiser. It doesn't hurt that Johnson, who used to work in branding, has gorgeous Insta-ready packaging.

5 Base Butter

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All-natural skincare line Base Butter is on a mission to challenge the depiction of black women in media. Partly inspired by founder She’Neil Johnson's own struggles with acne, the line includes a moisturising facial 'jelly' and body cream.

6 Beija Flor Naturals

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This organic California-made skincare line was founded by Stevonne Ratliff, who created it out of a need to address her own hyper pigmentation and skin frustrations. Her botanical products include scrubs, lotions, and bar soaps all inspired by Brazil.

7 Blade + Bloom

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Blade + Bloom's eco-conscious goods are handmade in Chicago with a focus on creating 100 percent plant-based skincare and candles with delicious scents (for example the 'Charming I'm Sure' soap apparently smells like 'the secret ingredient in your boyfriend's cologne'). The no-nonsense packaging is also recyclable.

8 Elements of Aliel

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Elements of Aliel is all about minimalism and non-toxic skincare. The vegan face and body products range from serums to clay masks to balms.

9 Jacqs

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This organic line promises to help you 'slay, naturally.' Cleansers, mists, masks, toners, and even 'beauty boosters' contain tiny, concentrated doses of antioxidants and other good-for-skin ingredients.

10 True Moringa

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True Moringa started as a project to explore alternatives to chemical hair relaxers and cosmetics, and has since expanded to skincare. The facial oils, scrubs, and balms contain moringa, a green plant rich in fatty acids, antioxidants, and other skin quenching ingredients.

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