Keen to support more black-owned vegan businesses? Here are five vegan beauty brands founded by creative black women carving their own space in this industry.
Reading through their stories one thing seems clear; the industry wasn't catering to them. They've not only created incredible products and successful brands but are also creating communities and making an impact.
1. Kitaka of London
For glossy, palm oil-free lips look no further than Kitaka of London. Long term vegan Patrice Monique has created a brand that focuses on high performing lip products made using natural and organic ingredients.
Kitaka of London has five gorgeous shades: Pink Sapphire, Morganite, Tiger’s Eye, Onyx, and Amethyst.
Afrocenchix is an award-winning afro hair-care brand with a focus on natural, organic, and fair-trade ingredients. It's the first afro hair brand to be stocked in major U.K. retailers Wholefoods and Holland & Barrett.
The two founders Joycelyn and Rachael met at university and bonded over frustrations with high street afro hair-care that was full of irritating chemicals. When they couldn't find any products to suit their needs, they decided to create their own.
3. The Glowcery
The Glowcery is here to give your skin its five a day. It focuses on superfood skincare products that are hand-blended from cold-pressed vegetable, fruit, and nut oils.
The Glowcery skincare feeds your skin all the vital nutrients it needs to be healthy, balanced, and glowing. The brand was founded in 2019 by Roshanne Dorsett: a beauty blogger, trained natural skincare formulator, and proud vegan.
Kalabash combines the warm tropical scents and fragrant spices into natural handmade soap and body care products for other natural beauty fans. Products like palm free soaps, body oils, and candles are created in small batches to ensure freshness and quality to enhance your wellness and self-care routine.
The founder Sharron Jenkins created Kalabash to pay homage to her Caribbean heritage. Kalabash aspires not only to help you get great healthy skin but also to evoke momentary soothing Caribbean escapism from the stresses of work and daily life.
5. The Wild Curl
The Wild Curl is an all-natural, vegan hair care company that is tailored solely for curly hair. Understanding that not all curly hair is the same, each product is formulated to a specific curl type. Plus, all products are Curly Girl Method approved!
The Wild Curl was founded by Vanessa who not only wanted to create products that allow women to embrace their natural curls but to also educate on how to care for naturally curly hair.
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