Roundup of sunscreen products that do not leave a white cast on darker skintones.

The many reasons for black women not wearing sunscreen is first of all feeling darker skintones do not need sunscreen and the other reason is the dreaded white cast/purple/blue cast. Even those who apply forget to reapply.

Below is a list of sunscreens that do not leave a cast on darker skintones. Those marked (*), I have tried myself and those marked (P) mean it’s a physical sunscreen, those marked (mixed) contain physical and chemical filters. Feel free to mention any I may have left out in the comment section.

  • Elta MD UV Clear SPF 46* (P)
  • Laroche posay Shaka Fluid SPF 30 & 50*
  • Altruist Dermatologist Sunscreen SPF 30 & 50*(mixed)
  • Heliocare Gel*(I was told the new formula leaves a cast) Eucerin range*
  • Obagi Sun Shield SPF 50*(P)
  • Image Skincare Prevention+ Daily Ultimate Protection Moisturiser*
  • Earths Recipe Waterful Sungel SPF 50*
  • Replenix Sheer Physical Sunscreen SPF 50 (P)
  • Krave Beauty The Beet Shield *
  • Neutrogena Hydroboost SPF 30 & 50
  • Neutrogena Ultra sheer liquid SPF70*
  • Ultrasun Face Fluid SPF 30 & 50*(mixed)
  • Biore Aqua Rich Watery Essence SPF 50*
  • Paula’s choice youth extending daily hydrating fluid SPF 50*
  • Murad City Skin Age Defence SPF 50*(P)
  • Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen SPF 40*(P)
  • Colorscience Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield SPF 50*(P)
  • Tizo Ultra Zinc Tinted SPF 40 (P)
  • Black girl Sunscreen SPF 30
  • The Body shop (Vitamin E & Multi Protection Fluid SPF 50)*
  • Cosrx Aloe Soothing Sun Cream SPF 50*
  • Klairs Soft Airy UV Essence SPF 50
  • Purito Centella Green Level Unscented Sun SPF 50
  • ZO Skin health Daily Sheer SPF 50*(P)
  • Murad Invisiblur Perfecting Shield SPF 30*
  • Glossier Invisible Shield SPF 35
  • Innisfree Long-lasting Sun Protection SPF 50*
  • Laroche posay melt-in milk SPF 60*
  • Kate Sommerville Unkomplicated SPF (spray) SPF 50
  • Clinique Mineral sunscreen fluid SPF30 & 50*(P)
  • Epionce Ultra Shield Lotion SPF 50 (mixed)
  • Bolden Brightening Moisturiser SPF 30
  • Olay Facial Sunscreen + Antioxidants SPF 35
  • Shiseido Urban Environment UV Protection Shield SPF 40
  • PCA Skin Weightless Protection Broad Spectrum SPF 45*
  • Mesoestetic Moisturizing Sun Protection SPF 50* (they also have a sum protection mist for easy reapplication)
  • ISIS Pharma UVE Block (and most of the range)
  • VI Peel SPF 50+ Lotion (mixed)
  • PharmaSolutions Sunscreen Lotion SPF 50 (Proudly 🇳🇬)
  • Bioderma Cicabio SPF 50
  • Bioderma Photoderm Max SPF 50
  • Differin Moisturiser with SPF 30
    Estee Lauder Perfection Pro Multi Defense Aqua UV gel SPF 50
  • Eleven by Venus On-The-Defense Sunscreen SPF 50 (P)

That you are wearing sunscreen doesn’t mean you are free to roam in the sun, wear a hat and protective clothing, avoid the sun if you can, apply and reapply! I know reapplication can be a bother, try the spray and powder versions from brands like Supergoop, Eucerin, Laroche Posay, Colorscience, Kate Sommerville, HawaianPeter Thomas Roth and Brush On Block for repplication. Some people use cushions and beauty blenders for reapplication but I worry about hygiene, product build up and breakouts when it comes to this method.

So you ask, which one on the list is best? My answer is…the one you will always remember to or want to wear!

Have you tried any on this list? Which ones are your favourites?



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Those who know me personally or follow me on Instagram can attest to the fact that I love skincare. Thanks to my mum and aunt, I have been very interested in skincare since I was a teenager and would try all sorts of products on my face. Luckily I didn’t get acne as a teen but age happened and my skin went crazy.




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