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Sunscreen for dark skin

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Janif · 08/08/2022 16:21

Does anyone have recommendations for supermarket/high st sunscreen for black skin. No white/chalky look and ideally moisturising. I've been using either Nivea or Boots and own brand and neither are cutting it really. Equally, I'd prefer not to spend £20 a bottle.


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Sandysandwich · 08/08/2022 16:49

Garnier Ambre Solaire has an invisible spray suncream, my partner uses it as it doesn't leave any white marks and seems to protect well

VladmirsPoutine · 08/08/2022 19:04

Soltan from boots does the trick! No whiteish/ silverish cast.

Janif · 08/08/2022 19:47

Brilliant, thank you!

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nolno · 08/08/2022 20:07

Garnier ambre solaire face fluid anti dark spot 50spf £8 from Tesco
Nivea sun spray sensitive soothing spray spf50 £6.50 (I find this one pretty greasy but fine for wfh lol)

Orchidflower1 · 09/08/2022 05:53

For a bargain price, lovely smell and no white marks, I like primark spray ( aerosol) sun cream).

VladmirsPoutine · 09/08/2022 20:57

If you do use it go for 50+ protection so you can use it both as a moisturiser and a sun protection. Then do your make up or whatever you tend to prefer thereafter.

Axahooxa · 09/08/2022 21:01

Piz buin is lovely- really light and lotiony, no white marks.

Maggiethecat · 10/08/2022 17:52

This one is light, not greasy and doesn't leave a cast. Good for sensitive skin and moisturises. At the higher price point but it's on offer from Boots at the moment.

Janif · 11/08/2022 07:33

Thanks all. Some good options to have a look at.

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BryceQuinlanTheFirst · 17/08/2022 16:48

This guy is fab to follow on instagram for sunscreen reviews

secular39 · 28/08/2022 16:38

I prefer mineral sunscreen. But I use Murad city skin defence which leaves no- hardly any white cast.

Cherchezlaspice · 30/08/2022 21:04

I really like Le Roche Posay Anthelios SPF50. Light, non-greasy, good under make up and you don’t get the white cast. It’s about £20, though.

Are you on FB? If so, join POC Skincare. That group changed my life, loads of recommendations for every conceivable skincare need. 😁

skullbabe · 01/09/2022 08:46

I love using sunscreen oil - I use Amber Solaire SPF 50 oil

Ivegottherona · 05/09/2022 09:45

Banana Boat is fantastic it's pricey but if you find it in Home bargains or Bodycare stock up. It's in a can and it's a spray on sun cream.

It's the best I've had the way it makes my skin glow! I also like Niviea or Soltan.

pinkhibiscus · 05/09/2022 20:17

This is great with zero white cast and very creamy. But sadly £££ 😔

secular39 · 06/09/2022 16:35

pinkhibiscus · 05/09/2022 20:17

This is great with zero white cast and very creamy. But sadly £££ 😔

I was just going to try this sunscreen as I can no longer afford the Murad city defence for £60.00

pinkhibiscus · 06/09/2022 16:53

@secular39 you should try it, its really good!

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