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.
Everything made by this Texas-bred brand is free of parabens, sulfates and phthalates. In short: there are no hidden harmful ingredients to be found in the products, all of which are 99.6% natural as well as vegan and cruelty-free. You're bound to fall in love with the Sunflower Honey-Butter, an organic-honey infused moisturizer that delivers intense hydration to the skin.
This Black-owned brand is dedicated to empowering women through products that are all natural and made without a slew of nasty ingredients (sulfates, parabens, silicones, mineral oil, phthalates, synthetic dyes). We're particularly fond of the PUREifying Rinse, a detox formula that'll save your scalp from irritation and product buildup.
What started as one makeup artist's search for clean makeup that works as well as traditional options, has turned into the premier brand for green beauty. Clove & Hallow's dedication to inclusive options is why we've grown to love their product lineup, including the super moisturizing Lip Glaze.