As beauty and skincare companies continue to embrace diversity, products geared towards healthier skin are more popular than ever.
Health advocates and beauty gurus have turned their focus onto the importance of sun protection — particularly for darker skin tones and brands have followed suit by introducing new products.
Traditional sunscreen products were often chalky and dull or cast a grayish tint when used by people with darker skin tones. This new breed of products boasts tailor-made solutions with options that moisturize, sit well under makeup and don’t make skin too oily or too dry.
EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46
“…helps calm and protect sensitive skin types prone to breakouts, rosacea and discoloration. It contains niacinamide (vitamin B3), hyaluronic acid and lactic acid, ingredients that promote the appearance of healthy-looking skin. Very lightweight and silky, it may be worn with makeup or alone. “
Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield Broad Spectrum SPF 30
Promising Review: “Helps my makeup go on like a dream and helps it stay on all day …”
Exuviance Sheer Daily Protector SPF 50
Promising Review: “This is by far the best sunscreen I have found. It doesn’t irritate my face and I like the way it looks on my skin. I don’t get that shiny effect that most sunscreens leave. Love this product.”
Julep No Excuses Invisible Sunscreen Gel
“Goes on smoothly and dries quickly to a satin finish, making it perfect to wear under makeup.”
GLOSSIER Invisible Shield SPF 35
Promising Review: “The consistency is like your favorite night time serum — lightweight, creamy, and moisturizing. But you want to know the best part? It goes on clear (insert handclap emoji).”
L’Oreal Paris Age Perfect Hydra-Nutrition Facial Oil SPF 30
Promising Review: “This sunscreen is the only one I’ve tried that doesn’t leave my skin looking grey…”
Palmer’s Eventone Suncare Moisturizing Sunscreen Cocoa Butter 30 SPF
MediDerm Sun Shield SPF 30 Sunscreen & Anti-Aging Moisturizer Cream For Face & Body
Promising Review: “This is the 1st face cream that not only is SPF but also targets my dark spots on my forehead.”
Bolden Brightening Moisturizer SPF 30
Created by Nigerian sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa this product promises “Nourishing moisturizers and robust antioxidants help restore hydration and radiance while SPF 30 sunscreen guards against UV damage.”
UnSun Tinted Mineral Sunscreen SPF 30
Created by Katonya Breaux, aka Frank Ocean’s mother, this tinted product boasts maximum coverage.
Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen SPF50
Promising Review: “On Caucasian skin this is good but on brown skin it’s brilliant!”