Seeking Brilliant Black-owned British Skincare Brands to win ARCLight business support

Excited to announce that applications have opened for the second ARClight, a fantastic opportunity for a Black skincare brand. In case you missed the first round, ARClight is an initiative launched in 2020 by Ultrasun and skinSense by Abi Cleeve to give one independent, UK-based, Black-owned skincare brand the chance to boost their business with a valuable suite of business support assets and access to entrepreneur Abi Cleeve who has built multimillion pound businesses. I am thrilled to be on the panel again that will select the next recipient alongside Abi and Ronke Adeyemi of Brown Beauty Talk.

This time round, alongside established brands and start ups, entries are also welcome from pre-launch and businesses/individuals at concept stage of a future skincare brand.


18 months of the following will be provided to the winner depending on their business plan and specific needs:

  • Idea stage support
  • FREE distribution and warehousing
  • FREE marketing & PR quarterly advice and support sessions
  • FREE quarterly retail strategy support and advice from Abi Cleeve, founder, SkinSense and Ultrasun UK

The inaugural ARCLight winner: Freya + Bailey

Abbie Oguntade, founder, Freya & Bailey

In such a challenging time for everyone including independent brands throughout the pandemic, it has been so valuable to have the consistency of company, advice and support from Abi and her team.  To have had that access to business and market insight, experience, and contacts has been beneficial not only to my business, but to me personally in my journey as a female entrepreneur.  Most of all I’ll take with me the real connections I’ve made with those I’ve met through the initiative, which I’m so pleased will continue beyond this”

Abbie Oguntade, founder, Freya + Bailey

Head over to this IGTV where I had a great chat with Abbie to learn more about Freya + Bailey.

You’ve got to be in it to win it so if you are Black skincare brand founder looking to grow or know someone who is, be sure to enter and share this fantastic opportunity. Let’s be part of making the change we want to see!

To apply, visit . Applications close 30 September 2022.

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