The 10 Best Sunscreens for People of Color


Article by Elle

While many women of color practice safe sun, a recent survey from the Skin Cancer foundation revealed that 63 percent of African Americans don't wear sunscreen. And while your skin tone shouldn't really matter when it comes to sun protection (after all, the product can protect from damaging UV rays and prevent the risk of skin cancer—not to mention protect against common problems like uneven skin tone, hyperpigmentation, and dark spots) the sunscreen industry has not always been inclusive and formulas often aren’t crafted with all shades in mind. With that in mind, we've gathered up the ten best sunscreens for women of color, from trendy millennial brands to women-of-color-owned businesses, so you have no excuse not to apply!


Bolden Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30

After feeling left frustrated by the white cast left on their skin from traditional formulas, founders Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa created Bolden. The moisturizer provides SPF 30 sun protection, vitamin C to brighten and correct discoloration, and a hydrating formula to moisturize and nourish the skin.

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Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35

This gel-like colorless formula is great for all skin tones and types. Oily gals won't have to worry about clogged pores while those with darker skin won't have to worry about residue thanks to a smooth and invisible make up. 

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Mario Badescu SPF 30

Two for the price of one: Mario Badescu’s Daily Moisturizer delivers hydration that works (I personally use this in the morning) and SPF 30 protection. It's perfect for those in a time crunch (or those who are perpetually late.)

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Aveeno Protect and Hydrate SPF 30

This wallet-friendly sunscreen is one of our favorite drugstore finds. It provides hydration, protection, and goes on like a hydrating lotion.

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