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Glossier invests in black-owned beauty businesses with ten new Glossier Grantees for 2021

Gaelle Walker
21 September 2021

Glossier has revealed its ten new Glossier Grantees for 2021 following the renewal of its Grant Program for Black-Owned Beauty Businesses back in May.

The move formed part of Glossier’s $10m, five-year commitment “to driving inclusion in the beauty ecosystem,” Glossier said.

The ten new “visionary founders” were leading their businesses with intention and innovating “with ingenious products” from afterbirth care boxes, to plant-based hair extensions and skincare-makeup hybrids.

The Grant Program for 2021 will provide each grantee with $50,000 in funding plus six months of advisory support.

The grantees will also benefit from expanded business programming and Office Hours with functional experts across Glossiers’ team, including Founder and CEO, Emily Weiss, and CFO, Vanessa Wittman.

Glossier will also create an alumni network to help connect past and present grantees.

The 2021 Glossier Grantees are:

Ceylon (@ceylonskincare) founded by Patrick Boateng, Ceylon offers simple, effective, science-backed skincare to help men with pigmented skin achieve their best possible skin.

Nuekie (@nuekie) an innovative health and beauty company founded by Eunice Cofie-Obeng that combines traditional African medicine and modern science to develop products to meet the needs of those with skin of colour.

Range Beauty (@range_beauty) a clean makeup brand specifically formulated for eczema and acne-prone skin founded by Alicia Scott.

RadSwan (@radswan)  a line of premium synthetic lace wigs designed by black women, for black women. Founded by Freddie Harrel in 2019, RadSwan provides “an overdue upgrade for the Black hair experience.”

Rebundle ( - a plant-based hair extensions company with an emphasis on comfort and less waste. Founder Ciara Imani May created the brand that is seeking to be good  for scalps and the environment.

SKIMDO (@skimdo) - a minimal haircare brand for textured hair types, founded by Kimberley Cowans.

Young King Hair Care (@youngkinghaircare) - a multicultural beauty brand for young men founded by Cora and Stefan Miller in 2019.

The Established (@theestablished) - a line of plant-powered, multifunctional body care products for minimalist beauty enthusiasts. Founded by Essence Iman the range includes simple yet efficacious formulas to solve nagging skincare issues.

Fourth Phase (@fourthphasebox) - a social impact maternal wellness brand founded by friends, Marcia A Cole and Nana Eyeson-Akiwowo, that creates luxury afterbirth care gift boxes.

SKNMUSE (@sknmuse) - founded by Ezinne Iroanya-Adeoye, SKNMUSE is a luxury beauty brand with a mission to “elevate the beauty experience for the modern black woman.”

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