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you might be laughing at how short my fingers are, but did you apply your sunscreen today? 😗 hi all! my name is jada, i am a content creator that is apart of the instagram beauty community, and now i am on cherie! i’ve been using this lovely sunscreen for a few months now, and i fell in love with it. but why is sunscreen important? sunscreen helps protect us from the sun's harmful ultraviolet rays: UVA and UVB. long term exposure to these rays result in damage to the skin's thickest layer – the dermis – and result in fine lines, wrinkles, uneven skin tone, and hyperpigmentation. it is important to apply spf every single day, and to even re-apply sunscreen every couple of hours! for starters, this spf contains very necessary ingredients, such as: 🥑 avocado: moisturizes, reduces signs of aging, and treats sunburns. 🧴jojoba oil: soothes and hydrates the skin. 🍫cacao: provides powerful anti-oxidants and evens out your skin tone. 🥕 carrot juice: contains vitamin C which enables it to promote healing. 🌻 sunflower oil: prevents skin irritation from sunburn and other skin irritants. now as for my thoughts: being a person of color, it’s always been quiet difficult finding a sunscreen that won’t make me look like casper the ghost. THIS, however, does not. it blends in very beautifully and smoothly, and provides the most maximum hydration. with that being said, the only con about this product is that it might be a little TOO moisturizing. it makes me look my already extremely oily skin even oiler. it can sometimes be difficult to remember how much sunscreen to use, which is why i use the #twofingermethod! using two fingers to apply sunscreen is just the prefect amount to apply your sunscreen. it may seem a bit much, but it’s worth it! what is your favorite sunscreen?
Oct. 23, 2020
AndeZaldanaThis is cool ! This Black Boy gotta try this Brand after I finish my sunscreen. It’s struggle looking like an powder doughnut when you’re brown. 🤷🏽‍♂️
Oct. 25, 2020·4 likes
jadasbeautyoh my goodness 😂 i felt. id recommend krave beauty’s beet shield! it’s an AMAZING sunscreen
Dec. 28, 2020
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Wearing Sunscreen is Essential! ☀️✨
And thanks to@cherieBlack Girl Sunscreen is one of my new SPF essentials. The creator of Black Girl Sunscreen created it as a solution for Black women struggling to find sun protection. Also as a way to encourage women of color, to spend more time exploring nature and the great outdoors! Which is great because this sunscreen is water-resistant & works for the face and the body. There’s even a kids version available! The formula is also free of reef-damaging chemicals like oxybenzone and octinoxate, it’s completely free of parabens and fragrances as well. For me and my dark skin, it’s important for me to find a sunscreen that is going to protect my skin, & do it without the dreaded white cast. This sunscreen provides all of that! I use about a nickel size of this, & rub it into my skin. It applies nicely & isn’t ashy, greasy, or sticky. Most importantly, it's completely invisible upon my skin, & leaves it with a perfect glow afterwards! I would definitely recommend this to anyone. Especially to my girls with melanin. You definitely won’t regret it. This is available at Target for $15.99 for a 3 fl oz tube. Thank you Cherie for sending me this to review! ☀️ BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30
No Casper vibes with this SPF!
I received the highly recommended Black Girl Sunscreen moisturizer from @cherieto review. BLACK GIRL SUNSCREEN - Black Girl Sunscreen SPF 30 I don’t have much to say about this product except that it’s the bomb! Especially if you have any melanin to your complexion 😉 This SPF leaves no white cast so none of that dreaded Casper look. On top of providing sun protection it’s also super moisturizing enough so that I don’t need to apply additional moisturizer prior. Lastly this stuff does NOT smell like the spf we are used to. As someone with hyperpigmentation and dark spots I cannot skip sunscreen ever! And this helps protect and moisturize my delicate face
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