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The 5 Products That Effectively Keep My Eczema at Bay

Growing up in California, my eczema was a source of occasional discomfort. But it was nothing — nothing — compared to how bad it got when I moved to the East Coast for college. My first major seasonal shift was excruciating: My eczema was so scratchy and miserable that even putting on clothes was painful. The products I’d depended on growing up were rendered useless, fueling a frantic search for relief. When I say I tried everything, I mean I tried everything — from bathing in literal oatmeal from my kitchen cabinet, to getting acrylic nails so that I couldn’t properly scratch myself, to buying dozens of creams and body washes and soaks recommended by fellow sufferers. And after months of trial and error, I finally discovered a few products that made a difference. So, below: my five eczema Holy Grails.


Beyoncé: The Black Parade Route. Directory of Black Owned Businesses

"Black Parade" benefits BeyGOOD's Black Business Impact Fund, administered by the NAACP, to support Black-owned small businesses in need.

The 50 Best Beauty Products That Launched in July

July was an excellent month for the beauty world, with a wide range of hair, makeup, skin, body, and nail products making their debut. As we continue to trudge through the uncertainty of the pandemic, we’re taking solace in a few new updates to our beauty routines. You will find your next holy-grail product in our 50 favorite new launches this month.

The 30 Black-Owned Beauty Brands I'll Never Stop Talking About

The world of beauty is vast. You'd think that with the countless items that make up the massive market, everyone would feel represented by the offerings. Unfortunately, that hasn't always been the case—for decades, deeper skin tones were downright ignored. Few products were created with dark skin tones in mind, and many brands mistakenly thought one "deep" foundation shade was enough.

8 Products That Delighted Us Last Week: From Dishwashers to Unitards

We write about hundreds of products a week. Here, in our version of the Sunday circular, we’ve plucked out some of our favorites — expert-recommended essentials, life-changing stuff you didn’t know you needed, newly launched gizmos, and the very good deals we uncovered while trolling through the vast online-shopping universe this past week, including a vitamin-C serum made for melanated skin.

16 Things to Buy If You Want to ‘Shop Melanated’

Growing up, my parents, Magic and Cookie Johnson, always reminded me of the importance of supporting Black-owned businesses and Black creators: As consumers, doing so is our obligation to create generational wealth for our community. Attending New York City’s Fashion Institute of Technology, where I graduated from in 2018, made me even more aware of how the fashion-and-beauty industry continually profits off of Black culture and creativity yet more than often leaves its sources of inspiration with zero credit.

15 Travel Beauty Products from Black-Owned Brands

Add these TSA-friendly skin, hair, and makeup products to your dopp kit.

For too long, beauty products have catered primarily to those with European features, and ignored the specific needs of those with natural hair and darker skin tones. And it gets harder to find specific products when you further narrow the pool to travel-sized items.

26 Black-Owned Beauty Brands You Need on Your Radar

Thankfully, the beauty industry landscape is slowly shifting, with an increase in the number of Black-owned beauty brands available, and online shopping making it more convenient than ever to shop for them. Supporting these brands is an important way to help push the industry even further.

Blackout Day 2020: Black-owned beauty and fashion brands to support now and forever

Following the deaths of Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery and others, many Americans are mourning, protesting and standing in solitude against centuries-long racial injustice. Ways to support powerful platforms such as Black Lives Matter include learning through literature about race and privilege.

Buttah’s Charcoal Detox Mask Is A New Addition To Its Collection Made With Melanin-Rich Skin Tones In Mind

When it comes to skincare made specifically for the needs of Black skin, one brand refuses to go unmentioned: Buttah. Dorion Renaud's brainchild has become a staple for those with melanin-rich skin tones, even with its still-small (but growing) lineup of products.

125 Best Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Support Right Freakin' Now

Beauty might seem too frivolous to talk about, think about, or indulge in right now. The country—and frankly, the world— is coming undone in the wake of protests against police brutality and overall inequality in the Black community (read: racism). However, this massive round up of Black-owned beauty brands is to serve as an opportunity to not only expand your knowledge of companies that are often overlooked—but to also use your dollars for good.

15 Black-Owned Men's Beauty Brands To Gift This Father's Day

To continue the conversation and show your support, there are decisions as simple as what you're buying your dad for Father's Day that can make a big impact. If you've yet to pick up a present, you'll want to check out these Black-owned men's beauty brands that serve as the perfect places to find gifts for fathers or father figures this year — and every year after.

13 Highly Recommended Beauty Gems From Black-Owned Businesses

Below, I’ve rounded up a list of truly excellent beauty gems, tried and loved by myself, as well as many of my beauty-obsessed friends, editors, and writers. All of them are produced by black, independently owned skin-care, makeup, and hair-care brands — from an intensely vibrant, high-pigment eyeshadow palette to a tumeric-rich vitamin C serum.

40+ Black-owned Skincare Brands to Shop Now

Facials have been getting me through the last few months. Taking the time to focus on nothing but what I'm putting on my face has become oddly comforting. It is the time of my day when I'm totally in control of every step, every thought, every intention. Some might think the act giving yourself a facial or even washing your face is frivolous and unnecessary while the world burns. But I think taking the time to do something that feels good, something calming, something restorative and comforting is essential.

11 Black-owned businesses to support ahead of Juneteenth

Juneteenth, celebrated each year on June 19, commemorates the emancipation of African slaves in America. As we approach this day of celebration, rolling out is urging our community to continue to support Black businesses. While countless Black-owned businesses are serving and uplifting our community, we have compiled a short list of 11 here for you to consider.

15+ Black-Owned Skincare Brands with Products for Sensitive Skin

As people across the country advocate for racial justice, there are numerous ways you can take action. Apart from donating to organizations, we can also show our support by highlighting and putting money into black-owned businesses, especially smaller black-owned companies since Covid-19 has threatened to close many.

40 Black-owned and founded beauty brands to support

The protests inspired across the country has shown that we still haven’t combated racism hard enough. It’s structurally entrenched in our economic and political system, which means that the best way forward is not only through policy but the economy. We can spur change by voting but also by supporting black-owned businesses so they can thrive.

TRIED IT: Buttah Skin Products Gave My Dull Skin A Natural Glow

My skin and I have not been getting along since this whole COVID-19 situation, especially with the stress of everything happening within the Black community. My T-Zone and chin area have been extremely sensitive with the lack of Vitamin D from going outside and living my best life, personal and professional stress factors and insufficient amounts of sleep.

15 Black-Owned Businesses to Support in 2020

Supporting Black-owned businesses is a small step we can do to effect change in the fight for racial justice and social inequities. Shopping from Black-owned businesses is one of many ways to join this fight, other than marching in local protests, signing online petitions, and calling your elected officials. I want this blog post to be a resource to anyone out there who is confused or is generally unaware of how to begin supporting Black-owned businesses.

15 Black-Owned Beauty Brands to Support — Shop Their Top Products

Amid the George Floyd protests, people are looking for as many ways to support the black community as possible. One way to do that? Shop brands created and run by people of color.

The beauty industry is filled with inspiring stories from impressive founders, especially including innovative black women who have worked hard over the years to fill in the gaps of inclusivity.

The 12 Best Eczema Treatments, According To Three Dermatologists

After spending a majority of my life haphazardly applying body lotion (or oil) as I pleased, I discovered a strange, itchy, scaly patch of skin on the right side of my shin. “Must be an allergic reaction,” I said to myself as I brushed it off since I do test a gazillion things. But after a few weeks when the constant itching and irritation didn’t let up, I headed to my dermatologist....I soon discovered I was suffering from eczema, a first in my life.

Influencers Share How Much Money They Spend On Skin Care

Thanks to beauty influencers on platforms like YouTube and Instagram, we now have skin care tutorials and beauty product reviews at our fingertips 24/7, driving consumer curiosity and purchasing trends. Meanwhile, the internet has gotten an upgrade with 4K resolution on new TV screens, and YouTubers and Instagrammers are seeking out treatments to look their best in HD.

10 Black-Owned Skincare Brands You Need to Know About

Skin is the human body's largest organ, and it's important to care for yours with rich and thoughtful ingredients that are deeply nourishing. But being conscious of ingredients is only part of the equation. By supporting special brands that work tirelessly (usually from their own kitchens) to create products with melanin-rich skin in mind, you can help spur change.

This Actor's Skincare Line is Redefining Beauty for Black Men

Black men and beauty aren’t always synonymous within the beauty industry. That’s why actor, model, and singer Dorion Renaud created Buttah Skin with black men in mind. The natural skincare collection includes a vitamin E oil serum, shea butter, and a facial cleanser. And with his products, he wants brothas to know that they can feel beautiful, too!

Meet Dorion Renaud, Founder of Buttah Skin

Every once in awhile you see someone with skin so flawless you have to hunt them down and ask for the details of their skin-care routine. It’s even more rare that when you ask, they tell you their brand is responsible for the glow. Such is the case with actor and brand founder Dorion Renaud, whose skin is so smooth you can practically see your reflection.