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KAIKE, KAIKE, KAIKE: The Black-Owned Vegan Skincare Brand I’m Loving Right Now

I absolutely love trying new skincare brands, especially those that are all natural .. moreover, those that are Black owned. I was recently invited to attend the upcoming Project Beauty Expo here in NYC, which highlights various indie beauty brands that cater and / or are by women of color. One of the brands that stood out to me most was Kaike, given it’s chic and highly curated fun aesthetic. I was recently able to try their products and am pleased to say that they are just as delightful. 

Pronounced Cake, Kaike is an all-natural vegan beauty brand founded in 2015 and produced in the suburbs of Chicago. The brand’s collection offering includes a multi-purpose hair and body balm, exfoliating body scrub and cleansing oil. Each of which smell as delicious as cake. 

I used the Sugar Scrub ($15) while in the shower and it honestly left my skin feeling extremely smooth. Also, I liked how substantial the exfoliating beads were and that they didn’t dissolve right away before I even washed them off. A lot of times with exfoliators I have to use so much to get my entire body, but with Kaike’s Sugar Scrub a small amount goes a long way. 

Once out of the shower I patted my skin dry and applied the Frosting ($25), which is Kaike’s best seller and first ever product. When I tell you this came on butter soft, believe me. I like the smell of cake to eat, but I’ll be honest I was a bit weary about how that would translate to my body. I was pleasantly surprised at how the aroma took nicely to my skin and let’s just say my boyfriend was a fan as well. 

Although my skin is naturally oily, I feel a good oil-based cleanser is necessary every so often when my skin needs a boost of hydration. The Kaike Cleansing Oil ($25) did a great job of removing my makeup and giving my face a gentle clean before bed. My skin felt so smooth after and it took well to my night time moisturizer. 

Overall, this brand is a must-try and really adds some fun to the all-natural beauty scene. 

Want to snag yourself a #pieceofKAIKE? I’m excited to announce that I am currently hosting a giveaway with Kaike and Project Beauty Expo. In order to win two tickets as well as all of the full-size products from Kaike that I mentioned, follow the below steps. The winner will be announced on Monday, July 24th by 7pm EST.

How to Enter

  • Follow @shopkaike and @projectbeautyexpo on Instagram 
  • Tag 2 friends in the comments of my giveaway post on Instagram (link here) by 11:59pm (EST) this Sunday, July 23rd

Good luck! 

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