Here’s a simple way to brighten up your mood that we all too often forget: do something nice for yourself every day (at least!). Even if your day promises nothing but computer time, keeping your body, skin, and hair feeling clean and vibrant can go a long way to improving your mood.
This month’s installment of Possible with Pay collects some excellent beauty and self-care products from Amazon Pay merchants, all handpicked by our team. At the beginning of the list, you’ll find some of our favorites from Black-owned businesses. Have a look and treat yourself.
Black owned businesses:
Heal from Beneath Your Mask
A customer favorite from organic skin care innovators Beneath Your Mask, this healing concoction melts with just a touch. It hydrates and strengthens skin with its combination of anti-bacterial, antioxidant, and antiaging properties, and its all-natural ingredients are sourced from around the world.
Curl Gel from Pattern
If you’re looking for a product that takes a gentle but commanding to dealing with curly hair, this gel from Pattern -- a beauty brand founded by Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Rose -- may be a perfect fit for you. Made from aloe vera, coconut oil, and cacay oil, it revitalizes curly hair, making it bouncy and flexible.
Zahra from Dehiya beauty
Generated from foundational oils and botanicals, Dehiva Beauty’s unique organic serum has myriad benefits for your skin. Along with antioxidant and anti-aging properties, Zahra combats acne and other inflammation, and smoothing out skin tone.
Skin Silk Loose Setting Powder from Mented
Designed to brighten up your skin while avoiding unwanted shine, the secret weapon behind Mented’s Skin Silk Loose Setting Powder is a heavy dose of Vitamin C. Its ultra-fine powder will help your makeup last through the day, along with a soft but comprehensive brush.
Ginger Mint Co-Wash from Oyin
Looking for a good way to give your hair a gentle cleanse without the full shampoo treatment? Ovid makes a superior cream that is suds- and sulfate-free, combining green tea, peppermint and ginger extracts. It’s tailor-made to stop unwanted buildup and keep your hair clean, moisturized, and detangled.
Subscription Skin Care Box from Glory Skincare
The endless options for great skin care products can prove daunting. Before investing in a full bottle of an untested new lotion or cream, why not try a subscription box? This great option from Glory Skin Care comes complete with a new cleanser, exfoliant, and moisturizer in every installment.
Foundation from Mineral Fusion
Mineral Fusion’s foundation collections are the mineral cosmetic site’s best-selling products. Choose from their shine-free, ultra-smooth Pressed Powder Base or their chic, matte Liquid Foundation. Both products are rich in antioxidants, with aloe vera and licorice root mixed in to provide an extra degree of smoothness.
The Everything Box from Olive & June
This is a purchase that anyone who loves a great mani shouldn’t need to think too hard about. Among other things, Olive and June’s bestselling specialty Everything Box features six customizable polish colors, a top coat, a cuticle serum, and all the high-quality application and removal tools you need to achieve the perfect nail makeover.
Hair Heroes Gift Set from Coco & Eve
For a guaranteed great hair day in one attractive package, this gift set covers all your bases. The kit comes with Doc & Eve’s award-winning Super Nourishing Hair Masque, the Two Tiered Tangle Tamer for superior detangling, a Deluxe Microfibre Hair Wrap for gentle and easy drying, and a drawstring bag to fit all your essential products.
Charcoal Smoothie Body Scrub from Sunday Riley
Any arsenal of shower products needs a great exfoliator. Sunday Riley’s Jelly Body rub polishes and smooths out rough and flaky skin, combining an activated charcoal treatment with salicylic acid and natural powders to treat impurities and rehydrate your body.
Coconut Pineapple All Natural Beeswax Lip Balm from Sisterbees
Sometimes, the most crucial items in your collection of beauty products can be the smallest. Sisterbees has a great and super cost-effective summer lip balm, chock full of beeswax and vitamin E, that will keep your lips soft and smooth this summer. The main attraction, though, may be its addictive coconut and pineapple scent.
Rustic Wood Shave Puck from Sun Gold Soaps
San Diego soap wizards Sun Gold Soaps have the perfect item to upgrade your shaving routine. Their earthy Rustic Woods Shave Puck works as both an antiseptic and astringent, creating a stable and body-nourishing lather for your shave.
Sugar Scrub from Sophie and Rose Soaps
For an extra-fragrant bath accessory that maintains smooth skin, Sophie and Rose’s Cashmere Vanilla Sugar Scrub is a great solution for exfoliating and moisturizing. Made using a healthy dose of soothing shea butter, it combines its enticing top note of vanilla with a potent mix of other fruity scents.
Mineral Sheer Tinted Stick from MD Solar Sciences
Been scraping by this summer with an SPF shield that leaves your skin covered with visible clumps of slimy white lotion? Try upgrading to this on-the-go stick that uses a strong and clean mineral formula. It blends naturally with all skin tones and spreads easily and uniformly, while still providing top-of-the-line protection.
Stick Deodorant from Cleure
It’s a frustrating fact of life for those who shop ethically: most all-natural deodorants can’t effectively combat odor over a long and active day. However, Cleure is here to change that. Their crystal stone deodorant uses a long-lasting mineral formula to suppress odor for 24 hours, with no residue, staining, or white marks.
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