We're practically at the end of July, but it's not too late to note that it's National Black Family Month. Shopping Black-owned, family-owned brands is just one of the ways to celebrate Black Family Month and invest in the next generation. The three brands here specialize in non-toxic, clean-formula skincare and haircare. One, Alodia, recently joined Pharrell Williams's Black Ambition Circles, a peer-to-peer mentorship program facilitated by industry leaders.
With all products priced below $100, Eve Milan is a favorite among clients who appreciate affordable salon quality. Founder Eden Gilliam has been a working esthetician for 10 years and created this line to incorporate ingredients into products that she found lacking in other skincare on the market. Whether clients are looking for extra hydration during the winter months, exfoliation, or improving their complexion from the inside out, Eve Milan offers a wide range of options to choose from. Best-sellers include Gentle Cleansing Gel, Reset Serum, Hydrating Toner, and 3-Step System Set.
Family-friendly and science-based, Alodia offers services and innovative, plant-powered products for hair and scalp care. Naturally formulated, family-friendly products range from shampoos and conditioners to creams, oils, and men's care. Dr. Isfahan Chambers-Harris, a scientist, trichologist and mother, founded Alodia after her personal experiences with toxic hair care products that caused hair damage. With her expertise in biology and chemistry, she researched and experimented over a three-year period to develop transformative products made with organic and natural ingredients. Alodia's best-sellers include Organic Black Soap Wash, Deep Conditioning Masque, and Nourish & Grow Healthy Hair and Scalp Oil.
Founded by sisters Whitney and Taffeta White, Melanin Haircare focuses on high-quality ingredients and the addition of safe synthetic ingredients to create products that are less taxing and more effective on the scalp. All product ingredients meet standards set by the Environmental Working Group (EWG) to ensure that they are non-toxic, shelf-stable, and high-performing. Melanin Haircare offer salon quality without the pricetag; all products retail for under $25. In addition to hair care products, the brand's accessories help make shampoo day easier and stress-free.
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