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37 Products From Black-Owned Businesses We Swear By

Infusing your life with a little extra flavor and flair.

1. A Sip Sip Hooray box that includes a teacup and infuser, in case your old one went missing. Creating custom blends has never been easier or more relaxing.

2. A pre-folded satin scarf to wear to bed, or as a stylish accessory. It's great for retaining moisture, which has helped preserve my precious edges.

3. An award-winning creamy deep conditioner to nourish 3a–4c hair that's deeply in need of some silicone-free TLC. We love a mask that can be used daily without excessive buildup.

4. A creamy tube of lipstick that comes in every neutral shade of your dreams. Pictured below in the several shades, they feature a satiny finish to will keep your lips poppin' all day.

Three people wearing Mented Lipsticks

5. Any of Black authors' books from Bookshop so you can go on a screen-free adventure in your head. A percentage of every purchase supports local bookstores.

A reviewer's coffee table

6. A gorgeous silky scarf because it's so versatile. Not only can you wear it as a headpiece, it also makes a cute top or tapestry — get creative.

The scarf of a hedge

7. A double-sided styling brush to do acrobatics with your baby hairs. I love using mine with African Pride's edge control pomade.

8. A geometric Afropick featuring an eye-catching geometric pattern that'll fancify your beauty routine. It's the small artistic touches that make styling magical.

Model showing off his Afropick

9. A coin necklace so gorgeous, you'll want to keep your mother country close. OmiWoods offers coins dedicated to Nigeria, Guyana, Kenya, Jamaica, Morocco, Trinidad, and other Black countries across the diaspora.

10. A gorgeous print for covering annoying but necessary fuse boxes. This one is leisurely, perfect for the bathroom. You can also buy all of these prints unframed if you already had one in mind!

11. Choate Body No. 4 Lavender & Honey Face and Body Scrub has a blend of honey and organic lavender essential oil for your aching, cracked skin. If you have in-grown hairs or rough skin, this'll help smooth everything out.

Open jar of same product to show smooth scrub inside

12. A striking loungewear set (top and bottoms) that's flowy and just enough to feel fabulous around the house. I love styling mine with a flesh-toned top.

13. SPF 30 Black Girl Sunscreen is a reliable, daily sunscreen that's also a great moisturizer. It has jojoba and avocado oils for smooth application and long-lasting hydration.

A person holding the squeezable sunscreen tube

14. Pat McGrath Labs Sublime Perfection Foundation because it really does enhance and hydrate your skin. Personally, I think foundations are formulated for their concealer, and this one didn't disappoint. Below, I'm wearing about one pump of the foundation set with translucent powder.

15. Melanin Haircare Multi-Use Softening Leave In Conditioner, because it is the answer to your low-porosity 4c hair woes. It's got ingredients afro-textured hair can't get enough of, like aloe vera, argan oil, and jojoba oil. The fact it's constantly sold out speaks for itself — get it while you can.

16. A copy of Soul. R&B. Funk. Photographs by Bruce W. Talamon that'll do the heavy lifting when it comes to improving their living room experience. Overflowing with brilliant photos of the most iconic musicians we've seen in the past century, it makes for a great conversation starter.

17. Or a copy of My Beautiful Black Hair by St. Clair Detrick-Jules to add some more Black Girl Magic to their life.

The cover of the book

18. 25th & June Nail Elixr in the shade Very Expensive allows you to feel like a rich 🙊 with some rich friends.

model's hand holding teal nail polish in a small glass cube bottle

19. A tube of Lip Bar liquid matte lipstick that's so pigmented, they'll be blown away. Plus, this brand's shades are so good, they look good on everyone — including Michelle Obama.

kayla in a pinkish purple matte lipstick

20. And a vitamin C serum for your face because physical exfoliants can scar — especially if you have dark skin.

21. Melanin Haircare Satin Visor because protecting my skin and edges is a priority. This is my go-to accessory on hot, sunny days. If it came in more colors, I'd buy them all.

A person wearing the visor with their hair in a bun

22. An art print by Bria Nicole to affirm yourself on every wall. Her art is a minimal yet, expressive, ode to Blackness that anyone will notice.

23. A satin scrunchie to accentuate the largest and the smallest curls — thanks to their extensive size range.

24. A tobacco and amber candle from Harlem Candle Company that'll set an alluring and complex vibe in your very adult home.

25. A pair of sterling silver earrings made of howlite, which is said to relieve stress, in case Mercury Retrograde has you twisted.

The earrings

26. A pair of Period Sleep Shorts because you don't have to be inconvenienced by your cycle. By using these, you'll save money, reduce waste, and always be prepared when things start flowing.

red high-waisted stretchy shorts

27. A Lovecraft Country sticker for the tasteful people who know good TV when they see it.

sticker of illustrated characters Letitia and Atticus from Lovecraft Country

28. A set of washable mesh body exfoliators for cutting down on costs without compromising on sanitation. I also heard they work wonders on ingrown hairs, totally worth a shot.

29. An inner strength set with jasper, carnelian, and tiger eye that are said to help with endurance. If you need a little something to boost your energy, self-esteem, and light a fire in you, try these.

A reviewer holding the stones

30. A satin-lined Grace Eleyae Silky Beanie that'll A.) keep you warm and B.) help your hair with moisture retention. If the winter air and forced heat are affecting your hair, this could help.

Two people wearing the beanies

31. A reusable tote bag to take to the store, library, airport, whatever. What's cooler than a bag that pays homage to the legendary Black queer writer, James Baldwin? I'll wait.

the tote with a james baldwin illustration in it

32. A set of dope Black playing cards ♣️♥️♦️♠️ to get everyone off their phone and *hopefully* learning how to play Spades. People forget how to act when the deck comes out.

A reviewer's Black cards with the caption, "Look what came in the mail!"

33. A Fenty Beauty Stunna Lipstick in any of their incredible shades. Red looks fantastic on everyone but Unveil is my personal favorite for daily use. The formula is comfortable and tough enough to withstand straws, cups, and masks.

34. A gentle toner to rebalance and hydrate all skin types, no matter how much they've compromised their moisture barrier. Even if you don't know squat about skincare, know that they'll adore these products.

A person holding the bottle of toner

35. A pack of kinky clip-ins ready to be dyed or straightened to blend seamlessly with Type 4 hair. And it doesn't have that weird residue or smell fresh out of the package.