Black Girl Sunscreen is a Black-owned sunscreen line. Before last month, I never knew this sunscreen ever existed. I think it is so important for Black people to be educated on applying sunscreen. The fact that we are manufacturing it brings awareness that we need to wear it.
I have a lighter skin complexion so I’ve always been told to wear sunscreen and I definitely need it because I will turn red and burn in direct sunlight. My more melanated sisters and brothers think because yes, they have a darker skin tone and no, they don’t turn red that they don’t need it. That is not the case.
Melanin does protect you, but it only takes you so far. Sunscreen protects your skin from premature aging and skin cancer. I know none of us want to look older than we are nor would we want to develop skin cancer. Speaking for myself, I want my skin to look as healthy as possibly for as long as I can help it.
Black Girl Sunscreen comes in a sleek, black bottle with gold and white writing. The label states it’s broad spectrum SPF 30. It is also infused with Jojoba and Avocado oils. Yayy for our natural ingredients! The front of the bottle also states that it’s water resistant for 80 minutes meaning that if you are sweating or swimming, then you need to reapply it after 80 minutes. This sunscreen is Oxybenzone and Octinoxate-free. Ultra-sheer with no white residue. No white residue is very important to the more melanted complexions. Even I have a hard time rubbing in most sunscreens that leave a thick, white, ashy look. Applying this sunscreen did exactly as it said, it added a sheer, glow look to my skin. I loved it!
Per Target reviews, it has a 4.8 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews. I think that is amazing! I would definitely recommend that you check it out yourself as this will be my new go-to. You can purchase this sunscreen on my LiketoKnow.it page.