Internationally, Black-owned businesses make up only 9.5% of all enterprises. When it comes to beauty, brands that cater to women of color have mostly been owned by individuals who are outside of the demographic, but not anymore South Africa!
Take a look at these black-owned cosmetic companies operating in South Africa
Black Owned Makeup, Cosmetic and Beauty Brands
Thus, owing to the struggle WOC have when it comes to finding beauty products that meet their needs. So here are three South African black-owned beauty brands you should cop today.
Created by Dr. Leslie Nteta, Dermopal is a sunscreen, specially formulated for melanin-rich skin tones. The brand describes itself as a proudly South African company, who is 100% black-owned with a full commitment to empowering and celebrating women in South Africa. With a majority female workforce, they truly believe that the future is female and African.
Red Dot Cosmetics
A local cosmetic company that deserves attention from our colorful nation is Red Dot Cosmetics. They are based in Cape Town and they are 100% local. The online cosmetics brand founded in 2020 offers a wide range of beauty products and prides itself on being ethically sound but still of a high standard. Red Dot knows that we are exposed to toxins daily and doesn’t want our makeup requirements to be on that list. Their cosmetics, which include everything from blush and foundation to lipsticks and eyeshadows, aim to make you look flawless the ‘natural’ way. Check them out here, they also just recently opened new departments for electronics, accessories, and many more, definitely an online shop to watch in 2020!
Created by Naledi Sibisi and Salia Labo, Estrella Cosmetics is a game-changing makeup brand that produces bold lip colours and glosses.
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