Top 11 COCOTIQUE Approved Sunscreens

The weather is getting warmer and the country is opening up again, which means we are getting out more and enjoying ourselves. We can’t kick off summer without giving you our friendly reminder about the importance of using sunscreen
To help prepare for the summer sun’s scorching rays, our Top 11 COCOTIQUE Approved Sunscreens will keep you protected and safe from the sun’s damaging rays. 

For years, we’ve heard, “black don’t crack”. Well, we have news for you, black can crack. No matter your skin type or ethnicity, we want you to know that sunscreen is a necessity. This is why we consistently include sunscreens in our beauty boxes for our subscribers to help protect their skin from sunburn, premature aging, and hyperpigmentation. Scroll down and check out our Top 11 COCOTIQUE Approved Sunscreens to help you find the perfect sunscreen for your skin!

MELĒ No Shade Sunscreen Oil SPF 30

1. MELÉ NO SHADE Sunscreen Oil SPF 30 Broad Spectrum

Get full protection with this non-greasy sunscreen from a brand that is dedicated to creating skincare products for melanin-rich skin. This lightweight sunscreen oil has just enough SPF to protect your skin from damaging UV exposure and environmental aggressors. Free of Parabens, alcohol, mineral oil, or phthalates. You can try out a full-size bottle of this invisible sunscreen in our May All About Skin Box.

Black Girl Sunscreen

2. Black Girl Sunscreen 

Protect your melanin with this sunscreen that is made for everyday use. Applying sunscreen on darker-colored skin is known to leave an unwanted white cast, many reasons why some women of color may not use sunscreen. Black Girl Sunscreen will not only protect skin from the sun, it also doubles as a moisturizing lotion. Founded in Miami, Florida by Shontay Lundy, this sunscreen is formulated with ingredients to shield and moisturize our melanated skin without any white cast.

Supergoop! Sunscreen

3. Supergoop!

Don’t forget the back of your legs is what Founder, Holly Thaggard wants you to know about using her reef-safe feel-good SPF. Superscoop is about suncare and offers options that illuminate, hydrate and protect skin with their glow-boosting daily 100% mineral vegan SPF made with clean ingredients. Whether you want sunscreen for your little ones or yourself, try the Body Mist, Sunscreen with Vitamin C. You can also try the one that leaves you with a dewy glow. You’re sure to find something that you’ll love you and the whole family. 


SPECIFIC BEAUTY Active Radiance Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30


4. SPECIFIC BEAUTY Active Radiance Day Moisture Broad Spectrum SPF 30 

It’s time to Hydrate, protect, and illuminate your skin. If you suffer from hyperpigmentation or stubborn dark marks, this moisturizer is made with a built-in sunscreen is a definite must-have! Apply liberally to your face, neck, and chest before makeup or wear alone. Formulated by an internationally recognized expert in skin pigmentation, Dr. Heather Woolery Lloyd, founder of Specific Beauty and a frequent COCOTIQUE brand partner developed a formula that was based on science and offered consumers a hydroquinone-free option to treat uneven skin tone and hyperpigmentation. With consistent use, your skin will be even-toned.


SUNTEGRITY Tinted Impeccable Skin Sunscreen (Light Foundation/CC Cream) SPF 30


5. SUNTEGRITY Tinted Impeccable Skin Sunscreen SPF 30

This beauty-boosting sunscreen will give you medium flawless coverage. Formulated without oils and silicones, this vitamin and peptide-rich technology visibly reduce the signs of aging while non-nano zinc oxide and melanin provide Broad Spectrum SPF 30 and blue light protection to help prevent any future damage. Not only has this product made EWG’s 2020 Best Moisturizers with SPF, it’s also vegan and cruelty-free. You can also mix a little of your foundation to achieve your desired color. For us melanin girls, check out their Tan, and Bronze shades for your best coverage. Read about Suntegrity Tinted Impeccable Skin Sunscreen and what our COCOBelles have to say after trying a travel size sample in our July 2020 Summer Self-Care Essentials Box.


Fenty Sunscreen


6. Fenty Skin Hydra Vizor Invisible Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 30 Sunscreen

Yes, Rihanna, the founder, and creator of Fenty Beauty has included sunscreen in her clean beauty multitasking skincare line. Fenty Skin offers a light-as-air hydration, invisible sun protection. This 2-in-1 moisturizer and sunscreen is lightweight, oil free, and works to reduce discoloration and dark spots. Wear this invisible formula with makeup or alone. It will also boost and brighten skin while minimizing pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. You will not only love that this sunscreen is made with cruelty-free, gluten-free ingredients, but your skin will appreciate its mixture of antioxidants, vitamins, and vegan ingredients, which include Kalahari melon to help hydrate your skin. Oh, and we can’t forget the amazing fresh desert melon scent that will make you wear it every day.


Spectrum SPF 45 MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30


7. Spectrum SPF 45 MDSolarSciences Mineral Tinted Crème SPF 30 

This lightweight smooth mineral formula can give a youthful healthy-looking glow and protect you from the sun’s harsh rays. Revitalize your skin with this sunscreen, as it blends effortlessly and evens out your skin tone while leaving you with a healthy matte finish. This broad-spectrum sunscreen is made with healthy ingredients such as Vitamin C, green tea, cranberry fruit, and pomegranate extracts. This broad-spectrum sunscreen is for all skin types, including sensitive, rosacea, and acne-prone skin. Let’s not forget that SPF 45 blocks about 98% of sun rays! Read what our COCOBelles have to say about MD SolarSciences after trying it in our January 2021 New Year, New You Box.


On the Defense


8. On-The-Defense Sunscreen SPF 30 by Venus Williams

Venus Williams, one of the all-time great tennis players knows a little something about being in the sun. She has created a line of sunscreens and SPF Lip Balms. Her On-The-Defense SPF is a sheer mineral sunscreen that melts into skin, leaving a semi-matte, non-chalky finish. Made with 25% Zinc Oxide, this chemical-free, vegan, and cruelty-free sunscreen not only protects all skin types from the sun’s harmful rays, but it’s also a reef-safe formula that protects marine life.

Neutrogena Sunscreen

9. Neutrogena Ultra Sheer Face Mist Sunscreen Spray SPF 55 

When you’re on the go or have a busy day ahead, you should never have to choose between quality and convenience. Get the full benefits of protecting your skin with the convenience of a spray face mist this No. 1 dermatologist recommended sun care brand. This sunscreen is non-comedogenic and oil-free, so it won’t leave a heavy residue and clog your pores. You now can have fun in the sun and reapply this water-resistant sunscreen after 80 minutes to protect your skin from the sun’s harmful rays.


Peter Thomas Roth


10. Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen 

Peter Thomas Roth is no newbie to skincare. He has created a translucent, matte mineral powder that provides on-the-go, broad-spectrum, SPF sun protection. His collection of sunscreen products ranges from lightweight lotions and creams to brush-on powders and vanishing universal tints. This SPF 45 provides UVA/UVB sun protection in a convenient, brush-on formula, which is great for normal, dry, combination, and oily skin types. Use alone on face, hands, and décolleté or with makeup as a finishing powder.


11. Unsun Mineral Tinted Face Sunscreen Lotion In “Medium/Dark”

There’s no doubt that Unsun Mineral Tinted Sunscreen is the brand’s best-seller. Not only is Unsun a100% mineral-based, waterproof sunscreen, but it also includes a broad spectrum SPF 30 that can be used as a primer and color corrector in one. And if your complexion ranges from olive to dark chocolate this sunscreen is for you! You don’t have to worry about any white residue or toxic chemicals, because Unsun is formulated with natural ingredients to benefit you and the marine life. You can wear it alone or as a primer under your makeup to minimize your pores and moisturize your skin at the same time. However, you choose to wear this tinted sunscreen, we know that you will be happy with this lightweight protective formula.

Now, that we’ve shared our approved sunscreen list, we suggest that you do your research and see what works best for you and your family. And don’t forget to reapply every 2 hours after swimming and sweating. Protect your skin and let’s get a healthy GLOW, Queens!