We Care About Your Skin, Black Girl Sunscreen is Infused with Key Ingredients.
Sunscreen made by women of color for people of color, because we get sunburned too. We have created a sunscreen for every day use, filled with key ingredients, that will protect your skin from the sun and doubles as a moisturizing lotion. Black Girl Sunscreen dries completely clear so it’s perfect to use before any outdoor activity or even under your favorite makeup products.
Apply liberally: 15 minutes before sun exposure reapply: after 80 minutes of swimming or sweating immediately after towel drying , at least every 2 hours Sun Protection Measures. Spending time in the sun increases your risk of skin cancer and early skin aging. Children under 6 months: Ask a doctor.
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.
Shontay Lundy, Creator and Founder of Black Girl Sunscreen
At Black Girl Sunscreen, our mission is to educate customers on safe skin practices and sun protection. We also want to provide an answer to a question we hear far too often, “Do black people need sunscreen?” Yes!
Like many African-American women, Shontay likes to go to the beach, hike and practice yoga. As a sun lover, she thinks the sun should be safely enjoyed by all people. However, as an African American woman she has experienced difficulty in purchasing sunscreen. The tale-tale white cast that can be visible on the skin and the general lack of available products, stirred in her a desire to create a product that can be used by everyone and has benefits to those of a darker hue.
She developed the idea for this sunscreen, after completing her undergrad in upstate NY and her graduate degree in Miami FL. The desire to get out from under the umbrella caused her to start looking at ingredients that would be nourishing to people of all skin types as well as melanin boosting.
Shontay wanted to create a product that would completely absorb, leaving no residue. And a product that would bolster the skin’s defense through health and proper UV protection. In her travels she worked on a formula that would nourish as well as protect and developed ties to people who could help create this company.
At Black Girl Sunscreen, we want to educate and empower our customers to protect and nurture their skin no matter what shade it comes in. The common misnomer that black people do not need sunscreen due to higher levels of melanin is sadly false. BGS wants you to be smart, protect your skin, and come out from the shade. Bye bye umbrella!