Best Skincare Products of 2020

In a largely white-washed industry, we are buzzing that so many of our sisters are choosing to take skincare into their own hands and create luxurious, results-driven lotions and potions that promise to pamper to the unique – and all too often ignored – needs of our melanin-marvellous tones…

Name to know: Elenge Congolese in roots and handmade in London, this stripped-back, all-natural line has to be one of our favourite Name to know: Beautifully Nourished In an Insta-perfect world of filters and tweakments’, ex-nutritionist* and self-confessed science geek Katherine Elyse Blake created the nutri skincare and supplement collection with the sole aim of helping women to feel good about themselves, naturally. Define one to watch. Must try… Pro-age Eye C ’earn (£30). Brimming with green tea and hyaluronic acid to banish dark circles. I ooray.

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FOR STOCKISTS skincare discoveries. Doing away with chemical nasties and allowing only nature’s bounty to take centre stage, this is multitasking, ethically sourced, simplified skincare at its very purest. Must try… Shea Body Butter (£15). Melts beautifully into skin without any stickiness. Great for mamas-to-be. 

Vitamin Injections London The brainchild of medical aesthetician, Bianca Estelle, this capsule collection of wondrous goods has been specifically created to tackle skin compbtmtscor-imr-n mining black women, including hyperpigmentation and acne. No wonder Estelle’s celeb clients have been stocking up. Must try… Vitamin C 20% Super Serum (£49). A power-packed vitamin shot for tired, stressed-out skin. 

Freya + Bailey Natural Skincare n a largely white-washed industry, we are buzzing that so many of our sisters are choosing to take skincare into their own hands and create luxurious, results-driven lotions and potions that promise to pamper to the unique – and all too often ignored – needs of our melanin-marvellous tones…

I Name to know: Vitamin Injections London The brainchild of medical aesthetician, Bianca Estelle, this capsule collection of wondrous goods has been specifically created to tackle skin compbtmtscor-imr-n mining black women, including hyperpigmentation and acne. No wonder Estelle’s celeb clients have been stocking up.

Must try… Vitamin C 20% Super Serum (£49). A power-packed vitamin shot for tired, stressed-out skin. When marketing bod Abbie Oguntade decided to ditch working for big brands in favour of mixing up her own clever skincare solutions, Freya + Bailey took root. Focusing on vegan, anti-pollution formulations, this city girl has helped to make our skin look a little less city stressed and a little more country glow. Must try… Download! Longevity Face Mask (£20). A multivitamin for your face – slap it on for saintly skin. 

Bourn Beautiful Naturals Wanting to create products that catered for her acne-prone black skin and kinky curls, naturalista Kadian Pow started mixing up her own hair and skincare goodies – and it wasn’t long before the orders started flooding in! Named after a brook in the West Midlands, Bourn Beautiful Naturals offers everything from curl creams to lip balm and cleansers – all junk-free and completely fabulous. Must try… Cocoa Sugar Body Polish (£7). Made with cocoa butter and cocoa powder, satisfy your sweet tooth and bag a slamming body to boot.

R&R Luxury Harnessing the natural riches of Africa (think argan oil, marula oil and shea butter), this Ghanaian brand is hotter than Beyonce’s butt thanks to its legions of new devotees. Mixing indigenous ingredients with clean credentials, if you are looking to update your skincare basics, this small but perfectly formed range is a good place to start. Must try… Liquid Black Soap (£12). Our favourite kind of soap in a handy liquid pump – we use this black nectar from head to toe.

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