The face sunscreen that doesn’t leave me looking ashy

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Brown Skin

When it comes to your skincare routine, sunscreen is the most important step. It protects against environmental aggressors such as sun damage (UVB + UVA rays) and pollution, which causes the first signs of aging. I must admit that I hadn’t been the best about wearing sunscreen before 2 years ago. I was so disappointed by the claims of different sunscreens being universal but always leaving a white cast leaving me looking ashy. That was until I discovered Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen. Read on for my Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Review

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Review

Two years ago after reading about the Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen, I decided to order it online ahead of my trip to sunny Miami. Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen is a broad spectrum SPF 40 that claims to be water & sweat resistant and protect against UVA, UVB, infrared, and blue light (light from tech screens).

As a black woman, I had to try this “invisible” sunscreen out for myself and see if it could become a staple in my routine.

Read on to find out how it performed on my medium-deep skin.

The Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen has a light yellow tint but is completely clear when applied. The texture reminds me of a silicone primer like the Smashbox Photo Finish Primer. I love how well it plays under makeup and although I don’t think this makes me oily, I wouldn’t say that it helps my makeup last longer either. I still use a foundation primer, since I am prone to shine after a few hours. This is also perfect for when I’m going makeup-free.

Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen Brown Skin

Swatch of Supergoop Unseen Sunscreen on Brown Skin

Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen Swatch Brown Skin

I’ve also been trying to increase the clean beauty products in my collection and this cruelty-free sunscreen has the Sephora Clean seal of approval. The Supergoop! Unseen Sunscreen has that typical sunscreen smell, so if you’re looking for something that smells a little more pleasant or subtle, you may want to pass on this one. Also, if you don’t like the feeling of silicone primers, you may not enjoy this sunscreen. I personally don’t mind either of these properties in my sunscreen so this one has been perfect for me in my daily routine.

I would also love to find a sunscreen that’s a little thinner in texture and maybe one without the sunscreen smell for when I’m going to a daytime event. I’ll be testing out different ones to see if I can find something for those nicer daytime occasions and report back on my findings. But for everyday use, at $32, this clean, smoothing, oil-free sunscreen has become a holy grail in my skincare routine.

If you have any recommendations for other brown-girl friendly sunscreens, please leave them in the comments below.