About this item
At a glance
- Broad Spectrum SPF 45
- Helps prevent sun damage such as premature aging, fine lines, hyperpigmentation and dark spots
- New and Improved Durable Caps
- Great for wearing under make-up
- Infused with natural ingredients such as shea butter and coconut oil
- FREE from - Parabens, Fragrance, Oxybenzone and Octinoxate
- Vegan and Cruelty-Free
Our story begins with the need for a sunscreen brand that caters exclusively to women of color.
From carrying expensive umbrellas to the beach to avoiding the sunshine all together, women of color have come up with their own methods of protecting their skin. For years, sunscreen has been tailored to light skin individuals, leaving behind a visible white-residue on our darker skin sisters. Blotchy makeup and white residue were enough to keep people from truly enjoying a beautiful sunny day. Our founder thought it was about time to change that.
In 2016, Shontay Lundy created Black Girl Sunscreen, a 30 SPF lotion infused with natural ingredients and formulated for women of color. Made with melanated skin in mind, BGS dries completely clear and protects melanin without the white-cast.
Today, BGS is making moves! Black Girl Sunscreen has grown exponentially because of you. The goal of BGS is to start the conversation globally around sun safety to educate and protect melanin beauties worldwide. Now with four products, we’re saying Black does crack and it’s in our power to protect it.
PurposeSunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen, Sunscreen..
DirectionsApply 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. To decrease this risk, regularly use a sunscreen with a Broad Spectrum SPF of 15 or higher and other sun protection measures including: limit time in the sun, especially from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wear long sleeved shirts, pants, hats, and sunglasses.
Children Under 6 Months:Ask a doctor.
Other informationProtect this product from excessive heat and direct sun.
Q: Is it resistant to sweat? How often does it need to be reapplied?
A: Hello! Our Make it Matte formula is sweat and water resistant! Please remember to reapply after 80 minutes to ensure protection during exercise or swimming.submitted byTeam BGS - 1 year ago
A: Hello consumer123, the Black Girl Sunscreen Make It Matte Sunscreen - SPF 45 is water-resistant we recommend reapplying every two hours, especially after swimming or sweating. For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page! :)submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year agoBrand expert
Q: Is this broad Spectrum sunscreen?
A: Hello Pineapple! The Black Girl Sunscreen Make It Matte Sunscreen is a broad spectrum 45, we hope this helps!submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 1 year agoBrand expert
A: Hi Pineapple! Yes! Make it Matte provides broad spectrum protection against UVA and UVB rays. I hope this helps!!submitted byTeam BGS - 1 year ago
Q: isn't coconut oil comedogenic? why is it in this formula and have consumers had breakouts?
A: Hi Lacy, Many of our customers have oily skin and prefer the Make it Matte version because it does not cause them breakouts. Our kid's SPF 50 formula is more lightweight than the original SPF 30 and is coconut oil free. I hope this helps!!submitted byTeam BGS - 2 years ago
A: I have acne prone skin, did not realize the amount of comedogenic ingredients in this formula and have had the worst breakouts of my life. DO NOT recommend to anyone with acne prone skinsubmitted byZoe M - 9 months ago
Q: As a very mature white person with dry skin would this product work for me
A: Great question! Black Girl Sunscreen protects people of ALL skin tones and helps to reach people of color who are more likely to skip sunscreen because most other brands leave a chalky residue on darker skin. For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 3 months agoBrand expert
Q: do I need a moisturizer with the matte product
A: Hey Netta, Great question! We recommend pairing the Black Girl Sunscreen Make it Matte SPF 45 with your favorite moisturizer! For all your future beauty questions, get real-time answers using the “Chat with a Virtual Beauty Consultant” button, found on every product page.submitted byTarget Beauty Consulting - 5 months agoBrand expert
Q: what is the PA rating (UVA protection level) for this product?
A: Hi Manny, Make it Matte has SPF 45 protection! The PA rating only indicates protection against UVA rays and is not availbalbe for Black Girl Sunscreen at this time. I hope this helps!!submitted byTeam BGS - 9 months ago
Q: Are the SPF 45 and the SPF 30 sunscreens chemical or mineral?
A: Hey Sun Beauty! Great Question, Both sunscreens SPF 30 & SPF 45 are chemical based sunscreens. You'll be happy to know, unlike most sunscreens we are oxybenzone-free (an ingredient that is a skin irritant) as well as paraben-free and fragrance-free Hope this helps!submitted byTeam BGS - 2 years ago
Q: Can you apply makeup on top of it?
A: Hi Jessica, Make it Matte can be applied under makeup and it would be your last skincare step before your primer (if you use a primer) and makeup. I personally gently tap more Make it Matte over my makeup when I need to reapply and it doesn’t disturb my makeup but I would give this a trial run to see what works best for you. Hope this helps!submitted byTeam BGS - 2 years ago
Q: Does this sunscreen sting the eyes ? All the ones I try burn my eyes after a while
A: Hi there! BGS is not tears free at the moment. However, many consumers have expressed no tearing when applying Black Girl Sunscreen. Hope this helps!submitted byTeam BGS - 2 years ago
Q: How well would this work for someone with oily skin?
A: Great Question! Make It Matte is designed to protect against the sun while leaving a Matte finish. It is beloved by our acne-prone, oily, consumers. Hope this helps!submitted byTeam BGS - 2 years ago