Frequently Asked Questions
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.
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.
Broad spectrum is protection against both UVA and UVB rays. These are the rays that cause aging and burning.
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, here.
UVA rays are the ultraviolet rays that are responsible for aging while UVB rays are the ultraviolet rays that are responsible for burning.
Our products do not contain parabens as we are paraben free.
We are located in select Target stores, salons, spas and esthetician studios. For a full list of retailers check out our retailer page.
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.
Yes, we ship internationally!
$5.48 per sunscreen. $6.00 per BGS Box.
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