Frequently Asked Questions.

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Sunscreen 101


Why should everyone wear sunscreen?

Everyone should wear sunscreen to protect them against UVA & UBV 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 65%, compared with 91% for white people. While black people are getting melanoma less, we are dying more frequently than others.

What is SFP? What SPF should I use?

SPF stands for sun protection factor which measures hw 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.

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.


BGS Specific Questions


Do your products contain parabens?

Our products do not contain parabens as we are paraben free.

Is your product fragrance free?

Our sunscreen is fragrance free to prevent skin irritations.

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?

$6.00 per sunscreen. $11.00 per BGS Box


Work with BGS


I would like to be an influencer for Black Girl Sunscreen, who should I contact?

For all influencer inquiries please contact 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 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



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