Local Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Know & The Top Products to NAB

Feb 28, 2021

Let’s take a minute to celebrate and express some well deserved gratitude to the following black-owned beauty brands who have created some incredible all natural products (available right here in Bermuda) and continue to grow their offerings while incorporating the best natural ingredients and elements available globally. Following these brands and getting to know them, is proof that they pour nothing but honesty, passion (and all the good stuff) into their products, many of whom started their journey from personal experience and needs with a burning desire to share their findings and help others develop their own all natural beauty routines.

Aura Beauty Wellness
Aura Beauty Wellness

Aura Beauty Wellness

Categories: #wellness #nontoxic #natural #skincare #plantbased #essentialoils #sustainable #choosebda

Featured in British Vogue, Aura Beauty & Wellness founded by scientist Kiera Smith creates safe non-toxic and highly effective natural everyday skincare products using ingredients such as plant-based, food-grade, cold-pressed oils and steam distilled therapeutic-grade essential oils. Even the product packaging is beautiful and created with recyclable and reusable materials. A Bermudian brand to celebrate, follow Aura Beauty Wellness on Instagram to learn more about the benefits in using ingredients like clay on your skin for deep cleansing. Aura’s Body Oil will reveal your most radiant skin and the Coconut & Oat Milk Bath is perfect for dry skin, psoriasis, eczema and other irritations. Have a look at their baby care products, perfect for mammas wanting to start natural from the beginning. The timing couldn't be better to highlight their 100% plant-based hand sanitizer that effectively kills 99% of germs while hydrating your skin. Shop Aura Beauty Wellness online

Spotlight Item: Body Oil shop now and Hand Sanatizer shop now

Shaezuri Skincare
ShaeZuri Skincare

Shaezuri Skincare

Categories: #handcrafted #nontoxic #natural #skincare #essentialoils #choosebda

Achieve your skin goals with Shaezuri’s hand crafted enriched natural skin care line of beauty products!  Follow Shaezuri Skincare on Instagram and identify your skin type in the story tabs, then explore product options recommended to treat various skin conditions. Shaezuri’s Oil Free Rose Hydrating Mist can be used in addition to regular use of the toner and used instead of a toner on dry skin. Learn about the benefits of using a Charcoal Detoxifying Exfoliator, and if you love the results of a good mask, Shaezuri’s Superfood Purifying Clay Mask may spark your interest. Highlighted above is Shaezuri’s Quenched Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum that will help you achieve youthful glowing skin, long lasting hydration, a reduction in pore visibility, healing of acne inflammation, and it also reduces the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. All of Shaezuri’s products are made with skin loving ingredients to reveal a youthful, glowing, radiant, clear complexion.

Spotlight Item: Quenched Pure Hyaluronic Acid Serum

Shopping Tip: Look out for Shaezuri Skincare at the Farmers Market on Saturdays.

His N' Hers Hair & Beauty
His N' Hers Hair & Beauty

His N' Hers Hair & Beauty

Categories: #handmade #haircare #skincare #coffeeinfused #essentialoils #allnatural #choosebda

Handmade with love, crystal energy and good intentions, Kayunte Ming’s journey started at the young age of 11 when her mom signed her up for Buiz Camp. A couple of  DIY experiments a few years later transformed into the successful all natural hair and beauty products she creates today. Style your hair with His n Hers 100% natural ingredient Holding Cream. For him she has a unique hair & beard oil and says that the combination of high quality ingredients infused with crystal pieces significantly promotes healthy hair growth, eliminates itching, flaking and dandruff, while enhancing shine and leaving him smelling good all day! She also has a lovely lip balm, a collection of essential oil moisturizers and we have highlighted coffee infused hair and body butter above! It is a real miracle product and can be used to moisturize both your hair and skin, promote healthy hair growth, eliminate acne, dark spots, cellulite, stretch marks, and everything else you can think of! Shop His N Her's Hair & Beauty online.

Spotlight Item: Coffee Infused Hair & Body Butter shop now

Surishaeco
Surishaeco

Surishae + Co

Categories: #haircare #salonquality #vegan #allnatural #essentialoils #plantbased #hairtherapy #choosebda

Charmaine Russell’s, Surishae + Co is a high quality hair care line that helps to repair, restore and heal damaged hair/skin. Named after her son and daughters' names combined, the brand was born unexpectedly when Charmaine was desperate to find something to help her 3 year old son’s dry cracked skin on his legs. A little research and experimentation led to her first well received product. Today, the salon quality - plant based hair care is vegan friendly, all natural and made with the best therapeutic essential oils. Banish product build up and improve hair hydration with Surishae’s Silk Therapy Shampoo and Conditioner. The all natural conditioner is formulated with Rose Oil, Aloe Vera Juice, and organic Babassu Oil. You can learn more about these oils and their unique benefits by following Surishae + Co on Instagram. Perfect for detangling any hair type/texture, Surishae's conditioner doubles as a great leave in when needed. Bonus, it’s also safe for kids 2+! Other products to note are Surishae’s Pur Rose Hair Therapy Oil that helps strengthen, nourish and moisture your hair & scalp.  Got Curls?? Surishaes’s  Coco Rose + Hibiscus Curl Soufflé is the perfect must try, frizz free wash and go. Shop Surishae + Co online

Spotlight Item: Silk Therapy Conditioner shop now

Ase Naturals
Ase Naturals

Ase Naturals

Categories: #allnatural #skincare #balancehormones #herbs #mindfulness #crystalhealing #choosebda

Featured in Vogue and Marie Claire, Ase Naturals is made from 100% naturally-derived botanical ingredients and crystals. The high-vibe vegan skincare and wellness brand designed by Shannon Cann after her personal experience fighting a severe illness that led her to a spiritual awakening and inspiring vision to help people find daily skincare rituals, promotes self care and mindfulness with natural ingredients from the earth that she says will connect you with the high vibration of plants. Follow Ase Naturals on Instagram and discover supportive products like her Lavender + Amethyst Lunar Body Oil. Balance hormones, reduce inflammation and more with her vegan and Organic Goddess Tea or  try her Cleanse Herbal Bath Soak made with three salt varieties, lavender flowers, sage, rosemary and peppermint leaves. Follow Ase Naturals on Instagram to learn more about the benefits of introducing these products to your skin care regime. Shop Ase Naturals online

Spotlight Item: Hibiscus + Rose Lunar Body Oil shop now

SC Skin Care

SC Skincare

Categories: #handmade #allnatural #essentialoils #groundedherbs #choosebda

Handmade in Bermuda, SC Skincare by Shalleya Codrington, is a faith based brand that uses 100% natural ingredients. Their Shea Butter moisturizer was the first product and quickly became popular for reducing stretch marks, nourishing skin, promoting clarity, adding moisture and reducing dark spots. More products followed and all created here in Bermuda without the use of any chemicals and instead packed with ingredients like organic essential oils, blends of carrier oils, organic herbs - some described to smell like freshly picked flowers. Remove dead skin, smooth and soften with a variety of skin scrubs. The Soap collection can be used on your face and skin. Recommended to cleanse your face, pull out dirt and impurities, minimize pores and reduce ageing lines are the Mud Clay masks made with seven different natural clays and grounded herbs. Shop SC Skincare online

Spotlight Item: Green Clay Mask shop now and Shea Butter

Salt Spray Soap Company
Salt Spray Soap Company

Salt Spray Soap Company

Categories: #handmade #naturallyderived #wellness #antioxidants #choosebda

Visit Genelle John’s Salt Spray Soap Co. in St. George’s on Water Street for the full experience of their famous bright neon and subtle pastel handmade soaps perfectly balanced with all naturally derived scents and a few non-scented options as well. Treat your hands and face to the wellness-boosting power of antioxidants that meets a perfectly balanced penetrating moisture.  Listed by @allure magazine as one of the top 16 Black Owned Brands, Salt Spray also has a beautiful collection of body oils, lip balm and sea salt scrubs, Exfoliate your way to amazingly beautiful skin Salt Sprays Sunrise Mimosa highlighted above, an intriguing blend of sweet and indulgent Champagne + Oranges. Follow Salt Spray Soap on Instagram or shop online now.

Highlighted Product: Sunrise Mimosa Body Butter buy now

Strange Bird
Strange Bird

Strange Bird

Categories: #handmade #allnatural #aromatherapy #sustainable #choosebda

Authentic Bermudian AromaCare brand, Strange Bird, has most recently expanded into a full facial care line (stay tuned) however the teams soaps remain the start and true exhibit of where the art in their production meets their goal of self-care.

Founder Camily Lovell says that Strange Bird is a very much driven by a dedicated team effort and having such a dynamic team allows them to express and engage a variety of creative genius. The brand specializes in sustainable unisex products that are safe for the mind, body and soul and likewise their packaging is all made from sustainble sorces.

Massage Soap Bars, Body Oils, Facial Serums, Facial Scrubs, Toners and Body Polish are among the line up of offerings and the team at Strange Bird loves teaching about the science behind their creations and say not to hesitate direct messaging them if you have any questions about their collection. Highlighted above are their massage bars that are a staple of their work the root of the self care journey they started with.

Some of the Strange Bird products are available at Plant Based and Health Infusions.  You can also order products by sending a dm on Instagram and ask about building your own bird-box which allows you to fully customize an order to suite your self-care needs and bonus... it comes delivered in a beautiful display box.

Highlighted Product: Massage Soap Bars

Virgin Magnolia Pure & True

Virgin Magnolia Pure & True

Categories: #allnatural #organic #skinandhaircare #botanical #ecofriendly #pamperyourself #choosebda

With a passion for all things naturally beneficial for skin and hair, sisters Charann and Charmarie shared a vision and together built the all natural and organic botanical beauty company, Virgin Magnolia Pure & True.

Through vigorous research the pair source only the best organic grade quality ingredients for use in all of their products. Eco friendly packaging is also a must.
It's about providing an at-home spa experience, says the pair.

Pamper Yourself in the comfort of your own home or gift this exceptional set to a loved one! Start with by exfoliating the skin with the Hibiscus and Himalayan Salt Scrub, a unique blend of Hibiscus, Himalayan Salt & Exotic oils, then soak in a Coconut Milk Bath with all the benefits of mineral salts and finally melt the Kokum Body Butter into your skin that contains 3 of the richest, most exotic & moisturising butters.

Highlighted Product: "Bermuda Sand" Hibiscus & Himalayan salt Body Scrub buy now

Candice Dickinson

Candice Dickinson is a writer for NAB, a content creator + graphic designer living in Bermuda.