Skincare, like haircare, is all about figuring out what works best for the unique chemistry of your body. There might not be a cure-all that’s suited for everyone, but there are a few tried-and-tested beauty products that work especially well for Black women’s skin. We reached out to five beauty enthusiasts with varying skin types to find out which products Black women are loving right now.
When it comes to cleansers, Paula’s Choice and The Inkey List are favourite brands, followed by moisturisers from The Ordinary, Embryolisse, and Dermalogica. For a perfectly poreless makeup look, two out of five women reach for Becca’s matte priming perfector. And if you fancy simple and clean skincare, we’d recommend brands like Weleda, Astral, and using pure aloe vera gel with tea tree oil as a natural, but effective replacement to your daily cleanser. For hot summer days, don’t forget your suncream — we’re loving Glossier’s Invisible Shield because it’s lightweight, and doesn’t leave a grey cast over chocolate skintones.
Ahead, 13 skincare products that 5 Black women swear by.