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Sun Bae: 8 Black-Owned Products To Help You Glow Like Your Favorite Celebs On Vacation
Preparing for a vacation calls for one thing and one thing only, scouting out all of the best Black-owned products to enhance that vacation glow. Whether you’re searching for Black-owned skincare or haircare products, we have a list brimming with options for your summer glow.
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Earth to Earth Organics
Founded by UK based Caribbean entrepreneurs Tenesia and Dan, Earth to Earth Organics (ETEO)is a go-to for that unmistakable vacation glow. Moisturised and loved is the only appropriate feeling for your skin after using the 100% natural, climate-conscious ETEO products. We recommend the Sunkissed Body Oil for vacations to tropical climates; this gorgeous scented formula has been handmade to prevent mosquito bites and keep your skin shining.
Choiselle (Shwa-zelle) is a St. Lucian-owned brand using all natural products from the island and the wider Caribbean region. Generously coat yourself in these islands’ scents and products and let your inner island self manifest without limit. We recommend starting with the Lemongrass Bath & Body oil for that dose of ‘notice me’ skin.
Whatever you do, do not forget your haircare staples for this trip. Nothing says complete glow like skin that shines and hair that is moisturized. Melanin Haircare is brand by OG natural hair vlogger Whitney White (aka Naptural85), who knows a thing or two about keeping the curls moisturized! Whichever hair style you’re rocking for this vacation, revive your hair using the African Black soap reviving Shampoo.
What can get better than a West African inspired mother & daughter brand? We imagine Okiki fitting right into your vacation skincare routine if you’re looking for a spa-like, retreat-esque, do-not-(dare)-disturb my peace type of vacation. Check out the natural, sweet-smelling Acai Berry & Mangosteen soap bar.
For the Shea Butter babies and the unbreakable bond we have with this magical butter. Whether at home, mid-air, beach-side or wherever- your skin will love you if you treat it well. Akoma understands this well, and their wide range of shea butter options never miss. Akoma products are organic, vegan and Fairtrade – being made ethically and lovingly in Ghana.
A true gem in your travel bag if ever there was one. soapNskin is loved by Black communities globally for a reason. With stunning, natural, multi-purpose skin and body care products, you can guarantee that no matter where you travel to, you’ll go with an effortless glow as endowed by the “timeless beauty rituals from the Silk Road”. If in need of an ultimate face or body mask, we recommend the SKIM CASHMERE Argan & Orange Blossom for your trip.
Turns out you can have your KAIKE and eat it… Your trip wouldn’t be complete without a reliable cleanser to keep your face refreshed for your entire vacation. Kaike, a plant-based skincare brand injecting some fun and minimalism into the skincare game, will not disappoint. The Melt oil cleanser is going to be your best friend with its rich and simple ingredients list – an easy pick.