Glossier has announced the 2023 recipients of its grant program, which supports Black beauty entrepreneurs "to address legacies of inequity, exclusion and barriers to fundraising." Grantees include:
- Flora & Noor, founded by Jordan Karim, is a U.S.-based vegan and halal-certified skin care brand addressing the skin concerns of melanin-rich skin, as well as those with chronic skin conditions like eczema and hyperpigmentation.
- Kushae, founded by Barbara McLaren, MD, FACOG, and former pharma sales consultant Kimba Williams, provides gentle, pH-balanced and naturally based feminine care products.
- Mela Vitamins, founded by Ashley Harmon, offers vitamins designed for the unique nutritional needs of melanated people, particularly vitamin D deficiency.
- Moodeaux, founded by Brianna Arps, features long-lasting scents that are skin-friendly and environmentally friendly.
- Of Other Worlds, founded by esthetician Simedar Jackson, provides clean, clinical products for all skin tones, body types and genders.
- Soss, founded by Vernon Yancy and Jeremiah Regis, features grooming essentials for Black men.
The recipients were chosen by a panel featuring Glossier's CMO, Kleo Mack; chief creative officer, Marie Suter; and Into the Gloss editorial director, Ashley Weatherford.
Grant winners are set to spend the next four months working with a Glossier adviser, receiving business education and taking part in meetings with Glossier's CEO, Kyle Leahy, experts across the company, grantee alumni, and partner organizations like Shopify and Google.