When it comes to black-owned, luxury skincare goods, African brands have been holding it down.
And when we say “luxury”, we’re talking about high quality, going above the industry standard, and made with the wellbeing of our people in mind.
From shea butter that is ethically sourced from Ghana, to unique South African ingredients blended together to help your skin glow and thrive—they got you covered.
Looking for high quality bodycare made for us by us? Here are 3 African bodycare brands showing that black women are more than deserving of a little luxury.
Founded by Abena Boamah-Acheampong, Hanahana Beauty is a consciously clean skincare and wellness brand dedicated to bringing us the highest quality skincare products—like body butters and cleansers—while keeping environmental sustainability, accessibility, and ethical and transparent sourcing at the forefront of all they do.
MUST BUY: Amber Vanilla Shea Body Butter, $28. This body butter is a rich, soothing blend of amber and vanilla infused shea butter, mango butter, and cocoa butter that helps moisturize, heal, and rejuvenate even the driest of the dry skin.
Founded by Emilia Ramos, Agrestal Beauty is a bodycare brand rooted in the philosophy that humans are a pure and honest embodiment of nature itself. Taking the phrase “we are all flowers in the garden of life” literally, Agrestal ethically sources all of its natural herbs, oils, and butters used in it’s beloved products directly from various African countries.
MUST BUY: BLOOM Hibiscus Body Polisher, $36. Shea butter, hibiscus, and sugar cane work together to create an exfoliant and moisturizer all in one. Packed with hydration-promoting ingredients, this body polisher is a game-changer for achieving glowing skin.
Founded by Christina Funke Tegbe, 54 Thrones is a handcrafted, plant-based self-care brand created as an ode to the Nigerian beauty rituals practiced by the women in Tegbe’s childhood.
All of the botanicals, butters, and oils used to enrich each and every 54 Thrones product beautifully pays homage to the cultural diversity and richness of Africa.
MUST BUY: Makeda In-Shower Body Melt, $46. Mixed with the rare body-loving ingredients like Egyptian black seed oil and violet leaf, this deep hydration shower balm does a great job locking in moisture before you even step out the shower.