The Best Sunscreens for People of Color

This page was written by Ari H. from Michigan

What's your daily skincare routine?

Maybe you start with an oil cleanse or you favorite face wash? .

Then, the serums and moisturizers that give you glowy skin. 

There might be one key part of your routine that you're missing...

SPF!

Growing up, I always assumed that sunscreen was only meant for hot days at the beach. Who knew that it was supposed to be a daily thing?Even in the winter!

To help you incorporate SPF into your routine, here's a list of the BEST sunscreens for melanin-rich skin that won't leave you looking like a ghost!

1.) Supergoop

Supergoop has amazing options if you're just beginning to use sunscreen. The Unseen Sunscreen is a clear, chemical sunscreen that gives melanin-rich skin a nice glow!

The CC Screen is a 100% mineral SPF that provides buildable coverage with a color-correcting tint!

Supergoop has SO many options to choose from. Whether you're looking for a protective body butter or a skin-nourishing moisturizer with SPF, you can't go wrong with Supergoop!

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2.) Black Girl Sunscreen

Black Girl Sunscreen is made for us, by us!

Shontay Lundy founded the popular Black Girl Sunscreen brand after recognizing a need to raise awareness about the importance of sunscreen. Black Girl Sunscreen is chemical sunscreen that contains ingredients to shield and moisturize melanated skin without a harsh white cast.

Black Girl Sunscreen has expanded even more with international shipping and the debut of a new matte sunscreen for oily skin! 

You can find Black Girl Sunscreen at at Target near you! 

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3.) La Roche Posay

La Roche Posay is a more expensive, drugstore brand that is worth every penny!

One of their most popular sunscreen products is the Anthelios Invisible Fluid Facial Sunscreen SPF 50+ which is lightweight, perfect for sensitive skin, and literally invisible! I'm a huge fan of La Roche Posay's skincare line, so I'm super excited to try out the Anthelios sunscreen!

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4.) Krave Beauty

 

I've been waiting to get my hands on Krave Beauty's Beet Shield! If you have a TikTok, then you may have seen viral videos raving about this hydrating, inexpensive sunscreen. 

 

The Beet Shield is a is packed with beneficial antioxidants like Vitamin C and protects against environmental stressors like free radicals and pollutants. This product can also be used as a makeup primer.

I've heard nothing but good things about The Beet Shield!

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