The summer weather is definitely in full effect. With the sun’s glow causing us to show more skin and even braving going out of the house wearing little to no makeup, it’s important that our skin stays in the best condition for those many effortless Instagram-worthy selfies that we’ll be taking this season. Unfortunately, with summer comes those, sometimes, unsightly breakouts caused by an increase in oil production, dry and cracked lips, and ingrown hairs caused by shaving, waxing, or by not exfoliating. We’ve come up with the perfect combination of #BlackGirlMagic summer beauty essentials from black-owned brands to ensure that your skin stays in the best condition.
This brand has an array of vibrant and cruelty-free products. Liquid lip pens, especially when they’re matte, are the most effortless way to apply lip color with precision while you’re on the go. Gold Label Cosmetics Matte Lip Pens won’t cause your lips to dry, unlike other matte lipsticks. The product act as a moisturizer while providing vibrant long lasting color.
Black girls!! Yes, I know we’re used to our black not cracking so sometimes we use that as an excuse to forego the sunscreen. Ladies, that’s not an excuse. The sun’s ultraviolet rays can still damage our skin. Unsun Cosmetics is a sunscreen that’s made specifically for women of color. It’s formulated with a medley of skin-loving ingredients such as shea butter, coconut oil, glycerin, and cucumber extract. Unsun Cosmetics is mineral tinted and is formulated to not leave white residue and blends in perfectly with any skin’s complexion.
Having a bronzed sunkissed glow isn’t just limited to your face. In the summer months and while you’re vacationing you tend to flaunt a bit more of your skin than usual. Jazz up your beautiful complexion with Kaylux Cosmetics Vacation Body Highlighter, which is now available in several tantalizing and tropical scents. This sent-from-heaven body highlighter is made with a mixture of natural body oils that will keep your skin hydrated and glowing all day long. It’s formulated with sweet almond, jojoba, rosehip, argan, and vitamin E oils.
Matcha isn’t only beneficial for you to drink, its powerful antioxidant properties works wonders for the skin as well. Keep your face flawless, blemish-free, and vibrant by regularly using Donna Marie’s Matcha Glow Mask. Using this clay will guarantee a youthful appearance for bright, smooth, and baby soft skin.
It’s time to divorce your other soaps, especially the ones that are formulated with toxic chemicals and those complicated to read ingredients. Your body’s skincare shouldn’t be complicated. True Moringa Magic Black Soap is the simplicity you need. It’s formulated with natural ingredients that will ensure that your skin stays clean, clear, and vibrant. It’s a modern take on the traditional African black soap that’s handcrafted in small batches using raw shea butter, moringa, neem, and a wonderful blend of essential oils. This soap deeply hydrates and protects the skin from any free radicals.
One of the easiest ways to keep your body flawless and super touchable this summer is by exfoliating at least once per week. Getting rid of dead skin will help in reducing ingrown hairs caused by shaving or waxing and will guarantee you in having the smoothest and most irresistible skin. Joshica Beauty Rose Scrub contains certified organic coconut oil, rose oil, Moroccan clay, sweet almond oil, olive oil, and jojoba oil that works together to ensure that the skin is deeply cleansed and ultra hydrated.
I know many of you women are still stuck on Carmex and other popular lip balms that you’ve stumbled across at your local convenience store, but unfortunately, many of them are formulated with harmful ingredients. Elo Lip Care is artisanal, organic, and is super moisturizing. The product’s two main ingredients are shea butter and jojoba oil which are great for hydrating the skin. Their products contains a luxurious and exotic blend of fresh flowers, healing ingredients, and essential oils. All of Elo Lip Care products are formulated by hand and in small batches to ensure that each lip balm is made to perfection. Elo Lip Care is crafted without parabens, salicylic acid, phenol, gluten, or beeswax.
What are your favorite #BlackGirlMagic summer beauty essentials?
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