Sunscreen For Melanin-Rich Skin

Sunscreen is important for everyone, regardless of skin color. However, it's true that traditional sunscreens can sometimes leave a white cast on darker skin tones. But not to worry, we have just the solution for you in the June 2024 Box. We are very excited to partner with Black Girl Sunscreen and share with you their broad spectrum sunscreen. You will love how this lightweight, fragrance-free sunscreen will protect your skin against UVA and UVB rays. Find out more about what inspired Founder, Shontay Lundy to create Black Girl Sunscreen and the benefits of its key ingredients. 

When did Black Girl Sunscreen get its start? 

In 2016, Shontay Lundy founded Black Girl Sunscreen launching our first product, 30 SPF lotion, which was formulated for women of color. 

Shonta Lundy


What inspired your interest in sun safety and how to start Black Girl Sunscreen? 

Experiencing the frustration of white residue left by traditional products firsthand, Shontay Lundy was inspired to develop a sunscreen “for us, by us.”

What makes Black Girl Sunscreen different from other sunscreen brands? 

The brand exists to honor women of color; Black Girl Sunscreen is a revolutionary product that has eliminated the white residue often experienced when using other suncare brands. 

When should we wear sunscreen? 

Every day, sunscreen should be worn whenever you are exposed to the sun. The sun emits harmful rays year-round; even on cloudy days, up to 80% of the sun’s harmful UV rays can penetrate the clouds.

How important is SPF? 

SPF stands for sun protection factor which measures how long a sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet (UV) rays. Everyone should wear sunscreen to protect them against UVA & UVB rays. Protection against these rays helps prevent skin cancers, hyperpigmentation, fine lines, wrinkles, and sunburns.

What are the key ingredients in your sunscreen? 

Each of our products contains a variety of active SPF ingredients as well as natural elements. For instance, key natural components include avocado, jojoba, cacao, carrot juice, and sunflower oil.

What are the benefits of these key ingredients?

  • Avocado oil – moisturizes, reduces signs of aging, and treats sunburns.
  • Jojoba oil – soothes and moisturizes the skin leaving it flawless while preventing acne.
  • Cacao oil – provides powerful antioxidants and evens out the complexion of your skin for a smooth, consistent skin tone.
  • Carrot juice – contains vitamin C which enables it to promote healing and even boost the level of melanin in the skin.
  • Sunflower oil – prevents skin irritation from sunburn and other skin irritants.

Can you also wear makeup when using Black Girl Sunscreen? 

Absolutely! Black Girl Sunscreen dries completely clear, making it perfect for use before any outdoor activity or even under your favorite makeup products. The Make it Matte SPF 45 Sunscreen is a favorite for many, as the lightweight gel formula makes it an excellent primer.

Is Black Girl Sunscreen for all skin types? 

Yes, we have a range of products that provide Broad Spectrum coverage with SPF options from 30 to 50, catering to different skin types from oily to dry. Our two Black Girl Sunscreen Kids products are particularly popular among those with sensitive skin as they are hypoallergenic.

Do you offer sunscreen for kids? 

Yes, Black Girl Sunscreen Kids is a line of products specifically formulated for children 6 months and older. The SPF 50 moisturizing lotion is for the face & body and the Spray & Play SPF 50 mist is perfect for on-the-go, no-mess application. 

How does your recycle program work? 

Here at Black Girl Sunscreen, it’s always been a part of our mission to be environmentally conscious. Our recycling program is simple: collect your empties, fill out our online form to receive a shipping label, and ship. To get started, visit our website.

What’s next for Black Girl Sunscreen? 

Black Girl Sunscreen always strive to lead in suncare and are expanding into new product categories with a continued emphasis on sun protection, so stay tuned.

Those who get the June Box will receive a tube of Black Girl Sunscreen. What is the one thing you want them to know? 

You will be receiving the OG Black Girl Sunscreen product, SPF 30 Lotion, this product is the perfect entrance point to our collection. We hope you love it and encourage you to check out some of our other products at!


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