Upon doing research for another article, I came across a few items that surprised me. A lot of the beauty brands we use to today which are marketed toward the Black community are not owned by Black people. Interesting?
11 Beauty Brands You Thought Were Black Owned
- Carol's Daughter: Purchased by L'Oreal in 2014
- SoftSheen Carson: Owned by L'Oreal (Dark and Lovely, Roots of Nature)
- Mizani: Owned by L'Oreal
- African Pride, Dream Kids, ElastaQP, Profectiv, Relax & Refresh, GrowthRenew, and Profectiv Professional: Owned by Strength of Nature Global LLC.
- Motions: Owned by Unilever
So what do you think? Are you offended that other groups are making money off of us or do you think it's pure talent to be able to create and market a product outside of their ethnicity?
I want your thoughts!