The name is everything. This 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 smooth and soften sun-damaged skin. Thanks to the beta carotene, carrot oil has wonderful skin rejuvenating properties and helps to complement your skin’s natural healing abilities too.
- Cocoa Seed Butter: This nourishing butter diminishes dark spots and brightens dull skin. Filled with healthy saturated fats similar to coconut oil, it even provides soothing relief.
- Avocado Oil: Hydrating and softening, avocado oil is highly emollient with an excellent source of antioxidants, fatty acids, minerals, and vitamins—even 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.
How To Use It Smooth onto skin as you would a moisturizer, and massage it in until the sunscreen disappears.
What To Know You’ll also notice that there’s no white residue left at all, but rest assured that this sunscreen is still doing its thing thanks to the non-toxic chemical filters used in its formulation. Plus, it’s lightweight and doesn’t feel too moisturizing on oily 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. 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 found in nearly 65 percent of the non-mineral sunscreens, despite being known for causing skin irritation and other issues. While Black Girl Sunscreen is formulated with chemical filters, it does NOT contain oxybenzone, the most damaging chemical filter. It also doesn’t have parabens, phthalates, triclosan, or any of the other toxic ingredients banned on our Toxic Twenty List.
Perfect For Normal, Combination, Dry, Oily, and Mature Skin Types
Size 3oz | 89 ml
Ingredients Active Ingredients: Avobenzone: 3% Homosalate: 10% Octisalate: 5% Octocrylene: 2.75% Inactive Ingredients: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylphthalimide, Carbomer, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropylphthalimide, 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.