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From the first product launch in 1994, to the many other innovations that have followed, BLACK OPAL found instant success with millions of women worldwide with our state-of-the-art solutions for hyperpigmentation, oil control and shade matching.

Over the years, our founder has recognized the need for BLACK OPAL to evolve—to remain relevant and appealing to our cherished and loyal customers, and to meet the beauty and skincare needs of an increasingly diverse global population.

  It has always been about caring for the skin.

From the first product launch in 1994, to the many other innovations that have followed, BLACK OPAL found instant success with millions of women worldwide with our state-of-the-art solutions for hyper-pigmentation, oil control and shade matching.
Over the years, our founder has recognized the need for BLACK OPAL to evolve—to remain relevant and appealing to our cherished and loyal customers, and to meet the beauty and skincare needs of an increasingly diverse global population.

   black opal celebrates the diversity of culture and skin tones,
and invites all women to embrace their unique shades of beauty

   black opal celebrates the diversity of culture and skin tones, and invites all women to embrace their unique shades of beauty

1994 - Advanced Dual Complex Fade Gel
BLACK OPAL launched the first, technologically advanced, docotor recommended, mass market skincare regimen for women of color.
1997 - Men's Skincare
BLACK OPAL partnered with Minnesota Vikings quarterback, Warren Moon, to launch our skincare line for men.
2006 - Moisture Care System
BLACK OPAL'S Moisture Care skincare system is launched to treat dry skin on both face and body.
2009 - Allure Best In Beauty Award
ALLURE readers selected Invisible Oil Blocking Pressed Powder for their "Best in Beauty Award".
Miss Black USA Pageant
BLACK OPAL became the Miss Black USA Pageant's official cosmetics' sponsor.
2011-2019 - Hollywood Studios
BLACK OPAL initiated our ongoing, "on set" campaign and sponsorship of major Hollywood movies, including "Think Like A Man", "Best Man", "Sparkle", "Almost Christmas" and "The Intruder".
2019 - The beauties behind the brand
For BLK/OPL's 25th anniversary, we pulled back the curtain to reveal the employees behind the brand who are our inspiration for the TRUE COLOR® shade lineup.
1994 - Advanced Dual Complex Fade Gel
1996 - Blemish Control Gel
1997 - Men's Skincare
1998 - Africa welcomed Black Opal
2006 - Moisture Care System
2007 - Essence Readers' Choice Award
2009 - Allure Best In Beauty Award
2010 - Maximum Strength Plus line
2011-2019 - Hollywood Studios
2017 - A new attitude
2019 - The beauties behind the brand.