In honor of Women’s History Month, I want to give a shoutout to some of my favorite women-owned products.
As a woman of color, I always experienced difficulty finding the right beauty products growing up. There were numerous brands in the market, but few were suitable for my skin and hair. That was incredibly frustrating to me as a teenager!
I’m proud to see that we’ve come a long way since then. More and more products are being launched with diversity and inclusivity in mind, so all women have access to suitable products to take care of their skin, enhance their natural beauty, and boost their confidence.
Here are 5 of my favorites:
1. Charlotte Tilbury’s Beautiful Skin Foundation
Created by the talented Charlotte Tilbury, Charlotte’s Beautiful Skin Foundation is a hydrating foundation that gives you a radiant glow. Available in 30 different shades to suit a variety of different skin types and tones, it’s an inclusive product that epitomizes beauty in diversity.
2. Fenty Beauty Stunna Lip Paint
Fenty Beauty needs no introduction! Created by the musically gifted Rihanna, Fenty Beauty was launched so that people everywhere would be included. The line focuses on creating formulas that work for every skin type.
Stunna Lip Paint is yet another great product launched by Fenty Beauty. This gorgeous liquid lipstick comes in 8 high-impact shades that complement different skin tones.
3. Black Girl Sunscreen
Sun exposure can lead to serious skin damage! That’s why sunscreen is the most important step in my daily skin care routine. But white-cast is a problem women of color often face when applying most sunscreen products.
Recognizing this issue, Shontay Lundy created Black Girl Sunscreen and introduced a game-changing SPF lotion that caters to women of color. This product makes sun protection easy and hassle-free for everyone, regardless of skin tone.
4. Hugh & Grace Protecting Body Oil
Hugh & Grace advocates the use of clean, non-toxic products to reduce chemical exposure and nourish the body in a healthy way. This deeply hydrating body oil absorbs quickly, leaving your skin feeling soft and supple. It’s suitable for all ages, and pregnancy-safe too.
5. Kyra’s Shea Medleys Original Butter Cream
Founder, Kyra Nicole, started making shea butter creams as an undergrad when she discovered nearby stores lacked suitable products for her curly hair. She decided to launch this line to empower other women to embrace their natural curls and to love their skin.
Customers can’t stop raving about how good Kyra’s Original Butter Cream is! This multipurpose product can be used for both your curls and your skin.
A huge shoutout to these ground-breaking products, and the incredible women behind them!