BGS, a company that produces sunscreen specifically for melanin woman, recently secured a $1 million dollar investment from a private female funding source.
This is major news because BGS is the only black-owned brand carried in the sunscreen section of Target.
Traditionally, women of colour CEOs at the helms of businesses receive less than 1% of VC funding every year.
This is a great breakthrough and after the newest investment, the company is now valued at $5 million.
Who’s Behind BGS?
BGS (Black Girl Sunscreen) was launched in Miami in 2016 by Shontay Lundy as a response to a gap in the sunscreen market for women of colour.
Black Girl Sunscreen is an SPF 30 sunscreen and contains no parabens or other harmful chemicals.
It also contains moisturizing and antioxidant ingredients like avocado oil, jojoba oil, sunflower oil and carrot juice.
Black Girl Sunscreen is fragrance-free, vegan and cruelty-free. The brand also features a sunscreen for kids (SPF 50).
More about Black Girl Sunscreen below:-
Black Girl Sunscreen Ingredients
Active ingredients: Avobenzone, homosalate, octisalate, octocrylene
Inactive ingredients: Acrylates/C10-30 Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Acrylates/C12-22 Alkyl Methacrylate Copolymer, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Juice, Butylphthalimide, Carbomer, Daucus Carota Sativa (Carrot) Seed Oil, Disodium EDTA, Ethylhexylglycerin, Helianthus Anuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Hydroxypropyl Methylcellulose, Isopropylphthalimide, Lecithin, Persea Gratissima (Avocado) Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Propylene Glycol, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Sodium Hydroxide, Sorbitan Oleate, Theobroma Cacao (Cocoa) Seed Butter, Tocopheryl Acetate, Water
Where to Buy Black Girl Sunscreen?
Currently, you can find Black Girl Sunscreen in all Target stores.
Several other online stores stock the sunscreen. You can find a list HERE.
You can also buy it via their website HERE. They offer international shipping as well.
What’s the Best Sunscreen for African American Skin?
Based on the feedback from their website and on Target, I would say Black Girl Sunscreen qualifies for this category.
It is the only commercial indie sunscreen designed specifically for black skin. You can read the reviews on their website HERE.
Black Girl Sunscreen Online
- Black Girl Sunscreen on Instagram
- Black Girl Sunscreen on Facebook
- Black Girl Sunscreen on Twitter
- Black Girl Sunscreen on Pinterest
More about Black Girl Sunscreen funding HERE.