Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen

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$ 19.00
Regular price $ 19.00

The name is everything. The weightless, melanin-protecting Black Girl SPF 30 Sunscreen won’t leave skin with a sticky residue or white cast. Plus, the cocoa butter and carrot seed oil keeps skin moisturized and protected as you play in the sunshine.

Ultra Sheer SPF. The moisturizing blend of carrot seed, jojoba and almonds leave skin protected and nourished, without the sticky effects of traditional sunscreens.

Carrot seed oil - With antioxidants galore, carrot seed oil helps naturally treat sun damaged skin. Thanks to the beta carotene, carrot oil has wonderful skin healing and rejuvenating properties, too.

Cocoa seed butter - This nourishing butter diminishes dark spots and reverses dull skin. Filled with healthy saturated fats similar to coconut oil, it even helps reduce inflammation.

Avocado oil - Hydrating and softening, avocado oil is highly emollient with an excellent source of antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and vitaminseven acts as a natural mini sunblock.

Why We Love it: So listen, this is one of our best selling products, period. The reason that we and so many other people love it, is because this sunscreen doesn't have the sunscreen smell and it goes on like a moisturizer. That means it is not super thick, not hard to apply, and it doesn't leave the white cast that most sunscreens leave behind. Yes, Black girls need sunscreen and this sunscreen not only protects you from the UV rays but it also moisturizes and nourishes your skin. 

What Makes it Green: So this is going to be a long answer. Active ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms, mineral and chemical filters. Each uses a different mechanism for protecting skin and maintaining stability in sunlight. The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters. These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. A handful of products combine zinc oxide with chemical filters.

Laboratory studies indicate that some chemical UV filters may mimic hormones, and physicians report sunscreen-related skin allergies, which raises important questions about unintended human health consequences from frequent sunscreen application.

EWG has reviewed the existing data about human exposure and toxicity for the nine most commonly used sunscreen chemicals. The most worrisome is oxybenzone, which was added to nearly 65 percent of the non-mineral sunscreens, and it is known that oxybenzone can cause allergic skin reactions (Rodriguez 2006).

Black Girl Sunscreen is formulated with chemical filters, but it is not formulated with oxybenzone, the most damaging chemical filter. It is also formulated without parabens, phthalates, triclosan, or any of the twenty other toxic ingredients banned on our Toxic Twenty List. 

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone: 3%, Homosalate: 10%, Octisalate: 5%, and Octocrylene: 2.75%

Ingredients: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyl Phthalimide, Carbomer, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropyl Phthalimide, Lecithin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water

Perfect for: All skin types

How to use: Apply a thin layer of BGS to your skin at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
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92% 
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04/15/2019
Ashley O.
United States

Great product!

I tried this on a whim and I'm really enjoying it! I'm black and it doesn't leave any white cast on my skin at all. Feels light and breathable on my face, and other areas as well.

T
04/11/2019
Tee

The ghost has left the building

This product is awesome! I went from a ghost to a black girl again because of this product. It’s a great moisturizer and it protects my skin.

YI
04/10/2019
Yolanda I.
United States

Perfect

Exactly as advertised: lightweight, no residue. The shipping was also super quick. I’ve already recommended it to others.

J
04/05/2019
Jae

No adverse reactions on my face

I purchased this at the recommendation of another company, and so glad I did! In the past, my face would break out if I tried to use sunscreen on it - but this is light and barely there. It does not feel overly greasy to me and a little goes a long way. I plan on buying for my sisters and my mom.

P
03/30/2019
Peggy

Black girl sunscreen

When I made the initial order, 2 of the products did not come. I emailed the company. I gave the order information and they delivered the 2 items in a very timely manner. I like the sunscreen. I tried it simply because of the article I read that we need sunscreen as well. It doesn't take much. A little goes a long way. I put it on my face and arms every morning. As the weather gets warmer and more of my body is exposed, I'll use it on those areas as well. I really like the fact that these products are made by black women for black women. I have made a conscious decision to spend as much of my money to purchase black owned products.

The name is everything. The weightless, melanin-protecting Black Girl SPF 30 Sunscreen won’t leave skin with a sticky residue or white cast. Plus, the cocoa butter and carrot seed oil keeps skin moisturized and protected as you play in the sunshine.

Ultra Sheer SPF. The moisturizing blend of carrot seed, jojoba and almonds leave skin protected and nourished, without the sticky effects of traditional sunscreens.

Carrot seed oil - With antioxidants galore, carrot seed oil helps naturally treat sun damaged skin. Thanks to the beta carotene, carrot oil has wonderful skin healing and rejuvenating properties, too.

Cocoa seed butter - This nourishing butter diminishes dark spots and reverses dull skin. Filled with healthy saturated fats similar to coconut oil, it even helps reduce inflammation.

Avocado oil - Hydrating and softening, avocado oil is highly emollient with an excellent source of antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and vitaminseven acts as a natural mini sunblock.

Why We Love it: So listen, this is one of our best selling products, period. The reason that we and so many other people love it, is because this sunscreen doesn't have the sunscreen smell and it goes on like a moisturizer. That means it is not super thick, not hard to apply, and it doesn't leave the white cast that most sunscreens leave behind. Yes, Black girls need sunscreen and this sunscreen not only protects you from the UV rays but it also moisturizes and nourishes your skin. 

What Makes it Green: So this is going to be a long answer. Active ingredients in sunscreens come in two forms, mineral and chemical filters. Each uses a different mechanism for protecting skin and maintaining stability in sunlight. The most common sunscreens on the market contain chemical filters. These products typically include a combination of two to six of the following active ingredients: oxybenzone, avobenzone, octisalate, octocrylene, homosalate and octinoxate. Mineral sunscreens use zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide. A handful of products combine zinc oxide with chemical filters.

Laboratory studies indicate that some chemical UV filters may mimic hormones, and physicians report sunscreen-related skin allergies, which raises important questions about unintended human health consequences from frequent sunscreen application.

EWG has reviewed the existing data about human exposure and toxicity for the nine most commonly used sunscreen chemicals. The most worrisome is oxybenzone, which was added to nearly 65 percent of the non-mineral sunscreens, and it is known that oxybenzone can cause allergic skin reactions (Rodriguez 2006).

Black Girl Sunscreen is formulated with chemical filters, but it is not formulated with oxybenzone, the most damaging chemical filter. It is also formulated without parabens, phthalates, triclosan, or any of the twenty other toxic ingredients banned on our Toxic Twenty List. 

Active Ingredients: Avobenzone: 3%, Homosalate: 10%, Octisalate: 5%, and Octocrylene: 2.75%

Ingredients: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butyl Phthalimide, Carbomer, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropyl Phthalimide, Lecithin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water

Perfect for: All skin types

How to use: Apply a thin layer of BGS to your skin at least 15 minutes before sun exposure.

Customer Reviews

Based on 26 reviews
5 ★
92% 
24
4 ★
8% 
2
3 ★
0% 
0
2 ★
0% 
0
1 ★
0% 
0
Write a Review
  • Reviews

Thank you for submitting a review!

Your input is very much appreciated. Share it with your friends so they can enjoy it too!

AO
04/15/2019
Ashley O.
United States

Great product!

I tried this on a whim and I'm really enjoying it! I'm black and it doesn't leave any white cast on my skin at all. Feels light and breathable on my face, and other areas as well.

T
04/11/2019
Tee

The ghost has left the building

This product is awesome! I went from a ghost to a black girl again because of this product. It’s a great moisturizer and it protects my skin.

YI
04/10/2019
Yolanda I.
United States

Perfect

Exactly as advertised: lightweight, no residue. The shipping was also super quick. I’ve already recommended it to others.

J
04/05/2019
Jae

No adverse reactions on my face

I purchased this at the recommendation of another company, and so glad I did! In the past, my face would break out if I tried to use sunscreen on it - but this is light and barely there. It does not feel overly greasy to me and a little goes a long way. I plan on buying for my sisters and my mom.

P
03/30/2019
Peggy

Black girl sunscreen

When I made the initial order, 2 of the products did not come. I emailed the company. I gave the order information and they delivered the 2 items in a very timely manner. I like the sunscreen. I tried it simply because of the article I read that we need sunscreen as well. It doesn't take much. A little goes a long way. I put it on my face and arms every morning. As the weather gets warmer and more of my body is exposed, I'll use it on those areas as well. I really like the fact that these products are made by black women for black women. I have made a conscious decision to spend as much of my money to purchase black owned products.

Black Girl Sunscreen

Shontay Lundy loves to be outside. She often hikes, practices yoga and walks her bulldog on the beach. Unfortunately, she couldn’t find a sunscreen that would protect her from the sun without cramping her style. Like many women with dark skin tones, applying sunscreen meant dealing with the white residue left behind by traditional products—and it wasn’t a good look.

Armed with an MBA and a personal vendetta against this unappealing residue, the New York-rais... read more