10 Black Owned Non-Toxic Products You Need

by Sterling Jones

A non-toxic skincare routine has the essential ingredients to make one’s skin look clean, smooth, and well moisturized. It’s important to make sure that your skincare routine is well thought out, researched and executed to accomplish your skincare goals. It’s even better when your products are black-owned and have intentional thoughts of made by us, for us.

Here are top 10 non-toxic, black-owned products that were made by us, for us.

CLEANSER

Photo Credit: Chae Skincare

Chae Skincare “The Glow” is a solid cleanser made of 100% Pure Saponified Argan Oil. This oil is cold-pressed argan oil sourced from the Argan Forest of Morocco. This solid cleanser, once placed on your face, gently cleanses the skin without stripping away the moisture needed in dry and oily skin. This product is versatile with its benefits. It helps deep cleanse, brighten, lightly exfoliate, reduce fine lines and dark spots.  It can also be used in a facial steam session or in a bath.

This product runs from the retail price of $22 USD for 2 oz to $42 USD for 4 oz.

 

TONER

Photo Credit: Jacq’s Organics

Jacq’s Organics Revitalizing Toner is one product that you NEED. Toner is the in-between step of cleanser and moisturizer. It makes the skin’s PH level balanced and gets off the last bit of dirt your cleanser may have missed. It includes Hibiscus, which is known for nature’s alpha-hydroxy acid (AHA) and controls oily skin, and Orange Mint, which is known for aiding dry, itchy skin.

This product retails for $19 USD for the size 2 oz.

 

MOISTURIZER

Photo Credit: Base Butter // Roy Handy

Base Butter ‘Radiate’ Gel is a great black-owned moisturizer that this hydrating gel is the perfect step after cleansing and toning your skin. It’s light, perfect with acne-prone skin with tea tree oil to bust those spots and lavender oil to soothe your skin while irritated.

 

This gel has the retail price of $22 USD for the size 2 oz. Base Butter gel currently is out of stock but, you can follow them on Instagram to follow along with their rebranding and restocking journey.

 

SUNSCREEN

Photo Credit: Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen is non-toxic black-owned sunscreen that protects your skin and the secret to ‘Black Don’t Crack’. This sunscreen’s SPF 30 fits the recommendations of the American Academy of Dermatology that can block up to 97 percent of UVB rays. Sunscreen is also an important part of the anti-aging process and protection against skin cancer. This sunscreen does not have a white cast, includes jojoba oil, almond oil, and shea butter. It is free from parabens and oxybenzone.

This product is an essential part of this list and retails up to $18.99 USD for the size 3 oz.

OIL

Photo Credit: Cocolene

Hyperpigmentation and scarring are one of the troubles with African Americans affected by acne. Here comes Cocolene Tamanu Oil that is a great solution for both. Only two drops of this product are the perfect non-toxic solution to cystic acne, reducing inflammation and reducing scarring. This product also helps with bruising. It is perfect for day or night use.

 

This product retails for $42 USD for the size 10 ml. It includes the rare oil, Immortelle, that is a healing oil.

 

EXFOLIATING BAR

Photo Credit: Hanahana Beauty on Blk + Grn

Hanahana Beauty Exfoliating Bar is the perfect bar for exfoliation. Exfoliating removes the dead skin cells and gives you smooth skin. This bar is sourced directly from Ghana along with the Shea Body Butter. This bar has Adzuki beans that help buff away those dirty skin cells while allowing the bar to naturally lather up without the chemicals.

 

This product retails up to $14 USD. Hanahana Beauty’s online shop is currently closed for rebranding but, you can purchase at Blk and Grn.

 

MAKEUP CLEANSING WATER

Photo Credit: Marla Rene.com

Marla Rene Skincare Micellar Cucumber Aloe Facial Cleansing Water is the best solution to take off makeup, dirt, and sweat from the day. It’s great for dry, damaged skin with the soothing cucumber and aloe. It has Pro-Vitamin B5, a powerful version of Vitamin B, that is a moisturizing agent that attracts water and stabilizes the skin barrier.

This cleansing water is essential for cleaning makeup off of your face & makeup brushes. It runs for the retail price of $20 USD for the size 8 oz.

 

BODY WASH

Photo Credit: Plant Apothecary

Skincare is more than just your face. It includes your body too. Plant Apothecary ‘Get Happy’ Body Wash is the perfect blend of soothing essential oils into one glorious golden bottle. This body wash has geranium and peppermint for a refreshing clean shower and the perfect body wash solution even for sensitive skin. Geranium helps lower stress levels and reduce inflammation. The wash also includes Rosemary that includes the benefits of removing oily skin, acne and soothing eczema. This body wash is free of parabens, sulfates, cruelty-free, artificial fragrances, vegan and more.

Plant Apothecary ‘Get Happy’ Body Wash can be found online and also at Target for the retail price of $18 USD for the size 9.5 oz.


BODY MOISTURIZER

Photo Credit: Hanahana Beauty on Blk + Grn


Hanahana Beauty Shea Body Butter has the perfect body butter for the whole year. Similar to their exfoliating bar, the body butter perfect for the face and body while moisturizing with Shea Butter that is sourced directly from Ghana. It includes jojoba oil and rosehip oil. While Shea Butter does not have the recommendation SPF protection, make sure you wear sunscreen as well to protect your skin.

Hanahana Beauty’s online shop is currently closed but, they are selling through their vendor, Blk + Grn. The Hanahana Beauty Shea Body Butter runs for a retail price $17 USD for the size 6 oz.

 

VITAMINS

Photo Credit: Movita Organics

What you put in your body shows externally. Inner health is an important part of a skincare and body care routine. Movita Organics is a multi-vitamin created by Tonya Lewis Lee that includes all the essential FDA recommendation of Vitamins A, B-1,B-2, B-6, iron, certified organic, vegan (dairy, egg, meat-free), gluten-free, and more.  This vitamin hits all the heavy hitters needed in a vitamin and approved by Latham Thomas aka Glow Maven.

Movita Organics Multi-Vitamin comes in a glass bottle for a retail price of $37.95 USD and a pouch for a retail price of $29.95. Subscriptions options are available.

 

All these products together can lead to a healthy, non-toxic lifestyle that is key in today’s industry. Always be aware of what is in your skin, body and hair care products. Do your research and find products with good intentions in mind.



 

 

 

Sterling Jones

Sterling Jones, a skincare blogger at All Silver Things.com. Her blog focuses on her personal beauty journey through skincare products, natural hair products and exploring her daily life in college. You can follow her through Instagram, Twitter, Facebook and more under the name ‘All Silver Things’.