Beauty / Society

8 Black-owned Scandinavian beauty brands to know

By Esteban G Villanueva

Photo: Adam Katz Sinding

Discover the Nordic beauty brands owned by people of colour that are making waves in the self-care industry

Undoubtedly, Black culture is one of the most diverse and rich heritages of the world. Within Scandinavia, black people are responsible for some of the biggest moments and movements in the region. Artists like Cherrie, Seinabo Sey and Iris Gold have made heaps of waves within the music industry, same as them, other black-descent people like designer Selam Fessahaye, politician Mattias Tesfaye, sculptor Etiyé Dimma Poulsen, artist and illustrator Lisa Aisato, and many more have impacted in their own areas of expertise.


Beauty is not one to be left behind when it comes to the enrichment of its industry. From a combination of a wish to highlight their heritage and create products that are catered to their own skin they gave birth to brands that raise who they are and where they come from, always seeking inclusion, equity and integrity. That’s why, today we round up eight Black-owned beauty brands to have on your radar.