When I was in college, there was a plethora of family and friends of my mother asking if they could send me a care package. Well, of course you can, but I don’t want pretty pencils. Try these black owned skin essentials if you want to make your college kid smile. Don’t add dry skin to the stress of college.
My Top 10 Black Owned Skin Essentials:
1. Cacao Coconut Clay Mask
Did you leave on your makeup too long? (Probably also by Bahi) Don’t worry about it. This mask is guaranteed to leave your skin smoother than Danny Zuko. That is, unless Kenickie better suits your tastes. I won’t judge.
2. Base Butter Mini
by BASE BUTTER
Black owned skin essentials on the go? Sign me up. This pocket sized beauty will have you on fleek every day of the week. Chapped lips? Disobedient edges? Dry skin? Not. A. Problem.
3. Charlene’s Hairipy Homemade Hot Oil Treatment
by Bjou Bjou
Okay, I know I said black owned skin essentials, but stress can still result in hair loss, unless you use Bjou Bjou’s Hot Oil Treatment. If you don’t remember, Bjou Bjou also carries a few other products you should take a look at.
4. 100% Pure Coconut Oil Unrefined
by Fran Ngong
If you’ve read my post on the godsend that is coconut oil, this one should speak for itself. If you haven’t, it has about a million uses, one of them being hair moisturizer. So, yeah, again, not technically a skin essential, but it deserves to be here.
5. Heal & Repair Face Serum
Don’t let eczema or acne get you down. Let Eudora to take care of that for you! The serum also moisturizes and takes care of dark color spots.
6. You “GLOW” Girl
by Leon Cosmetics
I get it, you want your daughter to have that pregnancy glow, but not necessarily that pregnancy. Don’t worry about it. In different colors, Leon Cosmetics makes sure that your baby girl is glistening all day long.
7. Herbal Nourishing Night Facial Cream
by Nubian Bar
There’s nothing I love more than a night cream. Am I right? Waking up and feeling fresh in the morning is absolutely something that everyone should aspire to do. No problem with this black owned skin essential.
8. Face Scrub
Okay, who can resist this super tempting face scrub? Acne, scars, discoloration. Oalika’s got you!
9. Argan Honey Lip Scrub
by Black Orchid Beauty
I am a liquid lipstick fiend, so my lips are always dry. I knew it was a problem when I started getting crazy looks from my friends after putting lotion on my lips. Not terrible, but why do it? This lip scrub is completely edible, by the way.
While I do get a certain natural glow from running across campus (though you may call it sweat), there’s nothing wrong with a little assistance. This company literally has “essential” in the title (kind of), so you’ve got to check it out!