Best in Black Beauty 2017: The Game-Changing Products Overhauling Our Daily Routines

Launches of the past year were all about innovative formulas, and these picks certainly fit the bill. Our faves include a dry cowash that conditions and refreshes, an invisible gel sunscreen, a hair oil that promotes hair growth, a teeth whitener that brightens beyond the surface and a micellar water cleanser that rids scalp of gunky buildup for weightless curls.

It's that time again--the 2017 edition of our annual Best in Black Beauty Awards has officially arrived! We've spent weeks swiping, swatching and smelling the newest products so you don't have to. From the splurge-worthy to the drugstore faves and Black-owned must-haves, these are the picks that every Black woman must know. Stay tuned as we continue to unveil this year's winners!

This feature originally appeared in the May 2017 Issue of ESSENCE Magazine.