Why should everyone wear sunscreen?
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.
Should people of color wear sunscreen? Why?
People of color SPECIFICALLY should wear sunscreen because according to the Skin Cancer Foundation, the 5-year melanoma
survival rate for black people in the United States is 71%, compared with 93% for white people. While black people are getting
melanoma less, we are dying more frequently than others.
Yes, darker skin does protect from some UV rays, but we actually do need to wear sunscreen too. Learn more about why melanin is
amazing but still needs sunscreen protection
What is SPF? What SPF should I use?
SPF stands for sun protection factor which measures how long a sunscreen will protect you from ultraviolet (UV) rays. For reference
SPF 15 sunscreen blocks 93% of UVB rays, SPF 30 sunscreen protects 97% of UVB rays and SPF 50 blocks 98% of UVB rays. We
suggest using an SPF 30 or SPF 50 as this will provide adequate protection and coverage.
What is broad spectrum?
Broad spectrum is protection against both UVA and UVB rays. These are the rays that cause aging and burning.
Is Black Girl Sunscreen mineral or physical?
Black Girl Sunscreen’s Make it Hybrid™ SPF 50 is a lightweight mineral and synthetic formula with zinc-oxide, designed to protect
against sun damage leaving no white residue and a dewy finish. You can shop Make it Hybrid™ SPF 50
What are UVA and UVB rays?
UVA rays are the ultraviolet rays that are responsible for aging while UVB rays are the ultraviolet rays that are responsible for burning.
What is Oxybenzone and is it safe?
Oxybenzone is a chemical ingredient found in most sunscreens that is absorbed into the body. When used in sunscreen and worn in the
ocean it can cause harm to marine life and coral reefs.
Do your products contain parabens?
Our products do not contain parabens as we are paraben free.
Can I wear Black Girl Sunscreen on my face?
We suggest applying Black Girl Sunscreen on your face and body as it contains additional moisturizing ingredients to protect and
moisturize the skin.
What natural ingredients are in Black Girl Sunscreen?
The natural ingredients in Black Girl Sunscreen include avocado, jojoba, cacao, carrot juice, and sunflower oil.
If I don’t have time for shipping, where can I find your products locally?
We are located in select Target stores, salons, spas and esthetician studios. For a full list of retailers check out our retailer page.
How long does it take for my item to ship?
Domestic shipping typically takes 2-5 days. International shipping typically takes 7-10, but please keep in mind that there may be
shipping delays due to Covid-19.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship internationally!
How much does shipping cost?
$5.48 per sunscreen. $6.00 per BGS Box.
I would like to be an influencer for Black Girl Sunscreen, who should I contact?
For all influencer inquiries please contact firstname.lastname@example.org with a media kit including analytics or your proposal for collaborating and we’ll be in touch.
I would like to work with Black Girl Sunscreen on reviews/blogs/articles,
who should I contact?
For all media inquiries please contact email@example.com with your media proposal and we’ll be in touch.
Do you offer wholesale opportunities?
Yes! We offer wholesale opportunities, if interested please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.