The myth that black people don’t need sunscreen is quite old now. Every black person should know by now that they do indeed need sunscreen. While our melanin helps protect against sun damage and reduces the chances of sunburn, we are still at risk to get skin cancer. When it comes to melanoma, Black people have a lower survival rate due to late diagnosis compared to other races. 

Now you may think you’re doing your skin well by wearing foundation that has SPF in it but I’m pretty sure the count is only 15. Dermatologists recommend an SPF of 30 for optimal protection and if yours currently isn’t making the mark no worries, we got you covered! 

As you get ready to hit brunch, lay out in the sun, go hiking or camping be sure to douche yourself in these black owned sunscreen brands and let your melanin glow sis!


Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen is the go to sunscreen for obvious reasons! Not only does it offer an SPF of 30 but they also provide products with an SPF of 45 and 50! BGS protects your skin from sun rays without leaving behind a white cast and also doubles as a moisturizing lotion. They also have sunscreen for babies too that help protect against harmful UVA/UVB rays and the best part…there’s no sticky white residue.


Eleven By Venus Williams: Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35

We’re sure that is anyone is knowledgeable about sunscreen it’s definitely Venus Williams. After being out in the sun majority of her life as a professional tennis player she knows all too well just how harsh the sun rays can be. Eleven By Venus Williams offers Unrivaled Sun Serum SPF 35. This sunscreen is a lightweight facial sun serum that combines sun protection with silky hydration. It can be used daily for moisturizer or under makeup. It’s quick absorption leaves skin feeling smooth and gives a demi-matte velvety finish.


Bolden Skin Care: Bolden Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30

Bolden Skin Care believes in making it easy for Black women to wear sunscreen. We love to see it! Their SPF 30 face moisturizer combines broad spectrum (UVA/UVB) protection with Vitamin C, a powerhouse antioxidant known for brightening skin tone, and diminishing signs of sun damage. Do right by your skin and give it that glow it deserves this spring.


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Unsun Cosmetics: Unsun Mineral Tinted Sunscreen

Unsun Cosmetics was created to provide clean, no-residue options that were kind to the person using it as well as the environment it’s being used in. The Unsun Mineral Tinted Sunscreen is a moisturizing, color corrector and offers tints from light to dark.


Fenty Skin: Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Fenty Skin’s 2-in-1 moisturizer and sunscreen makes it easy to NEVER forget to apply SPF again. This product is sure to give you an instant glow and the bonus is it’s refillable! After just one week of use this moisturizer is sure to leave your skin soft, firm and full of elasticity.


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Buttah Skin: Tinted Mineral Facial Sunscreen SPF 30

If you have sensitive skin then Buttah Skin’s Tinted Mineral Facial Sunscreen is the product for you! This mineral sunscreen that will give your skin a matte finish and while it is slightly tinted it goes on clear, and is designed for the face and chest.


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