This Sunscreen Is Tailor-Made For Women Of Color And We’re All About It
All skin tones and skin types need sunscreen to protect against damage from the sun’s harsh rays. However, the vast majority of SPF products out there are clearly designed with only the light end of the skin tone spectrum in mind, leaving a bunch of streaky white residue behind on people who aren’t melanin-challenged. That’s why we jumped for joy when we discovered Black Girl Sunscreen, or BGS, a revolutionary take on sun care for women of color.
BGS SPF 30 is made with natural ingredients like carrot seed oil, jojoba oil, almond oil and shea butter, and it’s void of all oxybenzone (a common chemical filter in sunscreen) and parabens (cosmetic preservatives). It goes on ultra-sheer for comfort while providing the proper balance of moisture for darker skin tones and preventing those frustrating white streak marks. And it’s fragrance-free, catering to women dealing with sensitive skin and a variety of allergies.
If you’re not a person of color, you might not know that those with dark skin often forego the use of sunscreen entirely due to its frustrating appearance and limited efficiency. Instead, they opt for the shade or suffer from unnecessary sun damage because they don’t have access to the product they need. Luckily, BGS is here to change that.
A 3-ounce tube of the broad-spectrum SPF 30 will run you $18.99, which is a small price to pay to protect your beautiful skin from premature aging and damage that can lead to skin cancer down the line. Pack it in any bag and spend your days exactly how you want to without fear of dangerous sun exposure. As long as you apply it liberally 15 minutes before hitting the beach and reapply it every 80 minutes, you’ll be good to go.