I am obsessed with natural skincare. It all started when I worked at Lush many moons ago. It was there that I learned about the goodness of natural ingredients for your skin.
Like how Honey is antibacterial, so it's great for acne treatment and prevention. It’s also full of antioxidants so it’s great for slowing down aging and it is extremely moisturizing and soothing, so it helps create a glow.
And how Rosehip oil is packed with beauty essentials like anti-inflammatory fatty acids and vitamins A and C which treats signs of aging and pigmentation, hydrate skin and repair damaged skin.
I really made the full switch to natural skincare last year when New York’s dusty water broke out my face. Yes, I called water dusty but it’s true! I can smell the fluorine and chlorine in the water. I realized that I had to switch up my skincare routine while staying in New York for work.
I went au naturel and I haven’t looked back. Here are the two Black owned all natural skincare lines that I gag for.
Kaike (pronounced cake) reached out to me to be a brand ambassador last year and I am so thankful that they did. They are a fun, plant based beauty and skincare brand. Kaike believes in natural, vegan, and preservative-free products that encourage a celebration of #blackgirlmagic.
I live for their Green Tea Mask + Scrub! Applying green tea to the skin can really improve your complexion by lessening excess oil production, balancing the skin’s PH, and calming redness. I use Kaike’s Green Tea Mask + Scrub whenever I feel a breakout coming on and I need to calm my skin. This mask stops any yucky- not- cute blemishes in their tracks and because of that, I fan girl for Kaike.
True story, my barber, my mom and my eyebrow lady never believe when I’m barefaced. My skin looks that good with Baddie Glow. Randomly found on Instagram, creator Jessica Walker has to be the natural skincare Goddess. She had a half-off and free shipping sale in December and I legit fell in love with Baddie Glow products. I stalk her IG for more sales and new products (she just released a carrot and ginseng “Glow in the Dark- Bedtime Mask and Moisturizer” ).
I brought Baddie Glow’s Honey and Orange Suckle Face Wash, Green Tea, Chamomile, Jasmine Buds & Rose Hips Face Toner, Turmeric & Honey Face Mask, and the Rose Gold Rose Water Face Mist.
And all of Baddie Glow’s products are lit! The Honey and Orange Suckle Face Wash gets all my makeup off with hemp tea tree pure castile soap, organic coconut oil, oranges, organic olive oil, tea tree oil extract, organic hemp oil, Witch hazel and rose stearic acid.
Toner gets off any extra pollutants from the day and your toner will seal your facial routine deal. Baddie Glows’ Green Tea, Chamomile, Jasmine Buds & Rose Hips Face Toner is infused with more honey, vitamin E, lemon, and green tea.
I then use the Rose Gold Rose Water Face Mist which is made out of pure rose water, aloe vera, vitamin C, rosehip oil and shimmer! I legit glow after my skin routine.
The Turmeric Face Mask is the truth too. Turmeric is great for anti-aging, lighten of scars and helps with brightening the skin along with the removal of blackheads and acne.
Baddie Glow is just a poppin skincare line that Jessica makes in her Brooklyn house. It’s so dope!
Both Kaike and Baddie Glow are Black-owned, women ran, small businesses that absolutely deserve your support and are fly girl approved.