These skin-care brands are solving the issues of women of color
By Fadekemi Adefemi
03/Nov/2017 Beauty Boards
Skin care, like underwear, is not one size fits all. And no one knows that better than women of colour, who often have specialized skin issues that go unaddressed by popular skin-care brands.
Melanin-rich skin is disproportionately disposed to excess oil, hyperpigmentation, acne and eczema, so thorough research and careful label-reading is key to finding a regimen that works.
The data shows that Black women typically spend 80% more on cosmetics and skincare and most of these products still do more harm than good, making women chose to err on the side of caution by sticking to natural ingredients and splurging when they can but not much changes have been made as beauty companies are still lagging in cosmetic colour diversity and product formulations that take ethnic skin into consideration.
Despite the gaping hole in the industry overall, there is a silver lining. Entrepreneurs, celebrities, and dermatologists are beginning to develop new lines, if not entire brands, that cater to the skin needs of people of colour.
Here are some of these products that are bringing skin solutions to many: