THE ULTIMATE GUIDE TO SUNSCREEN: Best for WOC + Kids + So much more with Dr. Nina Desai

My girl Dr. Nina and I have been starting a series where we do IG Live sessions about some hot topics you ladies are interested in. The goal is to then have it also captured in a Youtube video where it lives forever and a blog post so you can easily refer back to all the info we provide.
With Summer right around the corner, we thought it would be a great time to go over everything related to sun protection. Although regardless of the season, everyone should be protecting their skin year round!
Our Youtube video covers everything from why we need SPF, how to reapply throughout the day when you have a full face already on, the best products for your kids, and the best budget friendly options.

And below, we’re listing Dr. Nina’s favorites for our fellow Women Of Color:

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Elta MD Clear

EltaMD UV Clear Broad-Spectrum SPF 46 provides protection to your complexion to shield harmful UVA and UVB rays from causing damage. Fragrance-free, this face sunscreen’s smooth formula includes sodium hyaluronate to moisturize while lactic acid refines the skin to clear pores and reduce shine.

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A totally invisible, weightless, scentless, makeup-gripping, daily SPF 40. This antioxidant-rich, oil-free formula smoothes and preps skin with a velvety matte, makeup-gripping finish.

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Palmers Eventone Suncare

Palmers Cocoa Butter Formula with Vitamine E Moisturising Sunscreen Lotion with natural shea butter and coconut oil. CocoaPlex technolongy helps prevent: Dark spots, Uneven skin tone, premature ageing. No white residue, dermatologist tested, hypoallergenic. Very water resistant.

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It also comes in this convenient deodorant stick version which makes it easy application for you and/or your kids
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A clear watergel formula filled with active microcapsules that instantly absorbs into skin with no greasy residue and zero white cast. It helps prevent sun damage and skin cancer, but also works to neutralize harmful free radicals, and keeps pollutant junk from getting in there in the first place.

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CoverFX Clear Cover

An ultra-lightweight transparent sunscreen with broad-spectrum SPF 30 that moisturizes, brightens, nourishes, and protects. Ideal for all skin types and skintones, Clear Cover Invisible Sunscreen Broad-Spectrum SPF 30 glides on completely clear, preventing any white residue or pinkish cast. The weightless, gel-like texture melts seamlessly into skin, creating a smooth, non-greasy finish perfect for makeup application.

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Colorescience Sunforgettable Mineral Makeup

Powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup. And it comes in 4 different colors.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Melt-in Milk

This ultra powerful sunscreen boasts a smooth, velvety finish that sinks into the skin quickly and evenly. An advanced UV filtering system is boosted by a potent antioxidant complex that promises complete protection against UVA and UVB rays. The non-comedogenic formulation is water-resistant, photostable and tested on sensitive skin, making it suitable for all skin types.

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La Roche-Posay Anthelios Protective Oil

La Roche-Posay Anthelios XL Nutritive Oil is a sunscreen suitable for dry skin in an oil presentation that deeply nourishes the skin. Ideal for people who tend to develop sun intolerances and allergies, this sunscreen deeply protects from the solar radiation, is water-resistant and has a satiny invisible finish. Suitable for both body and face.

Ami Desai

Creative Producer & Owner at Ami Desai
Ami Desai is a creative producer, host, makeup artist, and lifestyle expert. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from UC Berkley and a Masters Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Boston University. She shares everyday tips on hair care, makeup, and fashion on her Instagram, YouTube, and

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