Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars
I have combination, blemish-prone skin and use a variety of creams and serums to help fade dark spots left by healed acne scars on my back, chest, and face. However, I neglected using sunscreen on my face for decades, because the formulas were usually too heavy, caused breakouts, and irritated my eyes (especially waterproof sunscreens). Within the past 5 years I'd found a Korean brand of sunscreen that didn't cause me to breakout, but it still took a while to absorb and irritated my eyes. Amazingly, however, Black Girl Sunscreen is perfect. No eye irritation, no acne breakouts, layers well with my other skincare, and dries completely sheer into my light-brown skin. The best effect is that it leaves my skin feeling moisturized, not oily so I don't need to use a separate moisturizer underneath it. Instant fave.
I really wanted to like the product. When I was using the product I started noticing cystic acne on my chin and jaw. I though it was hormonal, but I researched and saw that this sunscreen had the potential to clog skin which it did to me. Also very greasy, my face looked very oily throughout the day. Recommend this sunscreen for people with dry skin. The only good thing about this product is that it didn't leave white residue like other sunscreens do, definitely black skin friendly.
Kayla from Nj
Does the job
Daijah from West Virginia
3.5 stars. I love the concept of this product but it's not for me. After sweating at the gym, I had a white line around my hairline from where the sunscreen started melting off or whatever. I also got sunburnt on my nose while using this.
Rosemarie from Killeen tx
Black girl sunscreen good for all colors skin out on leaves no white spots very soft going on cream and smooth .
Dee from South Carolina
Love this product, I would definitely by it again .. I'm so happy my dermatologist recommended it to me.. I will be buying more of this product very soon . I love it!! It's a good product!!
Freda from Denver, colorado
Furst of all, black girls need real subscreeb too. Calling it black girl sunsscreens and then putting avobenzone and all those other toxic ingredients realky stinks! Thus product is rude and goes against the love you are supposedly promoting towards the black community. Avobenzome causes skin allergies! Avoid it!
Jackie from San Diego
Leaves my skin glowing and protected all day. I would recommend this product
Ty from Chicago
Love this product
Ashley from Delaware
There is no white cast and it leaves my skin with a glow. Also has not caused breakouts.
Checkeredrain from Prattville, Al
This product is pretty lightweight and soaks right into my dry to normal skin. It has no white cast and leaves my skin with a natural glow. I feel very protected with this on and never leave the house without it. HIGHLY RECOMMEND!!
Nat from Chicago IL
Best sunscreen ever at a great price, goes on underneath makeup.
Marion from Tampa
I purchased two of these and used them both once. My face began to itch and ultimately swell with both bottles after one use. I tried to contact customer service for the product and no response. It was extremely painful and my face was irritated.
Evelala from Houston
I have dry skin, I hate how sunscreens make ny skin feel. However this sunscreen is phenomenal. Its SO moisturzing; I literally could apply it on my face all day. I really hope they consider increasing the spf to >45 one day!
JT from Pennsylvania
Doesnt burn, doesnt leave white film, lasts long, leaves skin glowing. A little goes a long way! Great for overall face and body use.
Gwen from DC
A very good product for brown skin, it doesn't leave white residue on your skin amd it's moisturizing.
Yari from Albuquerque
Definitely one of my favorite sunscreens! It doesn't leave a white cast and it feels great on my skin! Very moisturizing, but if you have combination or oily skin try the matte finish. This will give you a shine or glow but might be too much if you have oily skin.
La skonka from Cali
I would personally give it 4.5 start out of 5. It applies well with my Lancôme Teint foundation and the Anastasia luminous foundation beautifully. It does leave a soft dewy look which I like, it only looks oily at the end of day. Honestly just setting it with powder helps this problem.
Kam from New Mexico
I never had eczema until last year, and then I had it bad. Sunscreens seemed to make it worse. Until I found this, now it's all I use and my eczema has not made a reappearance!
Annie from Tennille, Georgia
Love this product. After purchasing a tube in Tennessee I was hooked. Had to locate a store in Georgia .
J Jones from Houston
The only sunscreen I use. Leaves a dewy look! Wish it lasted longer.
Cassi from Tampa
This is by far the best sunscreen ive ever used. The formula is very light and gives my skin an amazing glow, without leaving any whitecast on my skin. Theres no scent or anything like that, and it makes my natural skin look amazing!
Only con: wish it came in a bigger bottle.
Overall, this is a must have! Dont walk, RUN to get it!
Pat H from Waterbury, CT
The texture and coverage is really nice. It doesn't have a sent and it absorbs quickly with no greasy feel. It's better than the matte gel base one. My sling feels nice and moisturized. I would definitely buy this again.
anabelle from Delano, CA
I just got this product about 2 weeks ago and i love it so much!! it leaves my skin feeling moistured with a light glow and i have oily combo skin. it worked really good for me and my favorite thing is it did not leave me a white cast. i really recommend especially since its so affordable!
Mars from Memphis
I never thought i would need to wear sunscreen ever,but i saw this on tiktok and wanted to try it out. I have oily skin and at first i loved the glow it gave me. However over time i noticed sudden breakouts and one morning I woke up it my face looked as if I just hit puberty. This is the worse my skin has looked in years and its so depressing. Please do not purchase if you are black with oily skin.
Anna from Jacksonville, FL
I remember buying this because it was for "black girls", but this isn't really meant for one specific ethnicity's skin. I have combination skin and this always settled well into my cheeks (dry), but not my t-zone (oily). Now, it doesn't leave a white cast which is great, but I live in a very humid place and this sunscreen always had my glasses slipping off because it wouldn't set properly into my skin. My sister tried it and she has extremely sensitive & dry skin, so I thought it might work better for her. It irritated her eyes and didn't settle into her skin properly either. It also clogged both our pores.
Regginold2014 from Las Vegas
I've used so many different sunscreens and this one is top notch! Despite the name all phenotypes can enjoy this product. Try it coe yourself. Your skin looks dewy with a beautiful glow, others have told me this when I've gone out barefaced with just this product on top of my usual skincare routine.
My sister and I (she's a darker complexion and I'm a lighter one) both use and love this product. I've spoken with people who think its just for the girls with more melanin but this one is a great product for all colors and skin sensitivity types, it won't disappoint!