My Top 7 MINERAL Sunscreens (Brown Skin-Friendly! No Ghost Face!)

My Top 7 MINERAL Sunscreens (Brown Skin-Friendly! No Ghost Face!)

I’ve tested quite a few mineral sunscreens, so here is my roundup of my favorite sunscreens that don’t leave a cast on my black skin. I purchased all products used and mentioned in this video.

My blog –


A wash day routine that doesn’t take ALL DAMN DAY –

Everything I did and didn’t do to grow my hair over 25″ long –

How I fit my hair under wigs –

My all-time favorite products for my hair –

How I finger detangle my hair –

Popular Hair Care Practices That I Never Do & WHY –

Products That Don’t Get Enough YouTube Love –

My All Natural Dental Routine –


Products mentioned:

Clinique Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Sunscreen Fluid for Face* –
Clinique SPF 30 Mineral Sunscreen Lotion for Body* –
Dr. Dennis Gross Skincare Sheer Mineral Sun Spray Broad Spectrum SPF 50+ –
Josie Maran Argan Daily Moisturizer SPF 47 with Sunboost ATB* –
CANE + AUSTIN Prime and Protect Mattifying Primer SPF 50* –
First Aid Beauty Ultra Repair Pure Mineral Sunscreen Moisturizer SPF 40* –
bareMinerals Prep Step Broad Spectrum SPF 50 Mineral Shield Daily Prep Lotion (Can’t find this in stock anywhere! May be discontinued…)
Keeki Pure and Simple Broad Spectrum Sunscreen SPF 45* (CORRECTION: This product is a mix of mineral and chemical sunscreens. It contains OM Cinnamate in a 6.9% concentration, which is a chemical sunscreen ingredient. This is in addition to a 9.7% non-nano Zinc Oxide, though, which provides mineral-based sun protection. So, I still recommend this formula, if you don’t mind the fragrance and coconut oil that it contains. I will still be using it as my body sunscreen!) –


On my lips: Bite Beauty Matte Crรจme Lip Crayon, “Cognac” + MAC Lipglass, “Clear.”

On my eyes: Colourpop “Yes, Please! Pressed Powder Eyeshadow Palette” + Huda Beauty “Desert Dusk Eyeshadow Palette” & lashes in “Farah #12.”

Earrings are by Melody Ehsani.

Hair hat is a custom unit –

Actual hat is from Urban Outfitters.

***Please note that some of the above are affiliate links, which are denoted with an asterisk. If you purchase through them, it will not cost you anything more, but I will earn a tiny commission for putting you on game to whatever item(s) you purchase. I hope that you can support me in trying to find ways to fund the content I create on this channel.***


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Comments (42)

  • Tari Clement Reply

    Can you please describe how the Clinique suncreen goes on your skin? Clear? Thick? White? Thin? Smooth?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • charel kroon Reply

    Thank you <3

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Mikhail Barson Reply

    Thank you so much. I love your delivery! So fluid and confident with no pauses. I use only mineral sunscreens and did not like the blue pink shine over the weird white masking look. I did find that the Dr Dennis Gross spray when it sunk in was not as oily as most of the others. I can put some powder on it without caking.La Roche Posey tinted Matte Mineral and Coola tinted are my favorites. I don't like sticky, oily or supernatural looking things. I have hyperpigmentation around my eyes but never burn. My father who never sunned and was coconut color, got skin cancer and had to have his nose and side of his face resected. I will not go out without sunscreen now. Thank you!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • tripudium17 Reply

    Has anyone tried Unsun (WOC owned sunscreen)?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Renee carter-irby Reply

    I looooove mineral sunscreens and my skin is darker and it HONESTLY FRUSTRATES the hell out of me, thank you so much for this vid!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • mr.djkilah Reply

    SPF measures only UV B ( Burning rays). In other countries like Europe and Asia there is the PA system which measures UV A ( Aging) rays and ranges between PA + to PA ++++
    Sad that US only uses the term broad spectrum. You dont know how much UVA protection you're getting

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Sariah Lace Reply

    Thanks Hon.Thoroughly enjoyed this video.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • bb 2 Reply

    I buy an expensive mineral sunscreen but I doesn't thats they meft a heavy white cast look horrible in my skin but I will used for my body

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Danielle O Reply

    I literally subscribed once you dropped the "F bomb" love it!! No one on YouTube is authentic anymore everyone is just worried about having a "perfect" video! Shows your really down to earth!! ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿพ

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Hanami 16001 Reply

    I'm sorry for asking this, I just wanna ensure. Is the body version of Clinique sunscreen is also give no white cast on you? I really appreciate if you answer my comment ๐Ÿ™ thank you for the review tho, this is super informative and useful!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Mo n Reply

    omg… I don't know how you WFH with that noise… but if I could survive a stone Mason next door (no joke), you'll make it

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Abc xyz Reply

    Hello! Can you please tell me if the Clinique body sunscreen has the same level of white cast as the face sunscreen? I bought the body one, because Wayne goss said it was exactly like the face sunscreen except much more cost effective, however I found the body sunscreen to leave a white cast on my face (and Iโ€™m pretty fair). You said that the face sunscreen didnโ€™t leave a white cast, so Iโ€™m wondering if Wayne is wrong and they are actually different, regarding white cast.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Pam Thethi Reply

    Thank you so much for this video. So educational. I have been looking for a mineral sunscreen and have Indian skin so I am going to give the Clinique a go based on your recommendation. Just subscribed to your channel.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Serena Scott Reply

    gosh I luv ya!!!! look forward to every single video. You always keep it real and just plain. I've been looking for the ideal sunscreen for me. Thank you so much.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Brina Reply

    Thank you thank you thank you! This video was so helpful and informative. Straight to the point, yet in depth. I never use sunscreen unless I'm going to the pool or beach. Smh. But I'm changing that. I've been doing my research, but had trouble finding good mineral sunscreens for brown skin until I found this video. You have a new subscriber!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Lorna Brooks Reply

    Hi new subbie !!! Iโ€™ve been searching and searching and finally the no fragrance no white cast brown girl friendly sunscreen video, i have allergic dermatitis which means my skin is super sensitive to chemicals dyes etc. and I didnโ€™t wear sunscreen because I was afraid of breaking out in a rash again and I do have some hyper pigment under my jaw line but itโ€™s not bad definitely could be reversed. Iโ€™m gonna try the Clinique, as Iโ€™ve tried there products in the past and havenโ€™t had any issues !!! Thanks so much for this video Iโ€™m so glad I found you๐Ÿ˜Š

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • K W Reply

    If you want a mineral sunscreen that you can spray directly on your face, over your makeup, you should try Zinc It Over! It has no whitecast (:

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Artist Flare Reply

    I'm confused so are chemical suncreams bad or not?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • IanM2698 Reply

    You are hilarious and beautiful girl. Happy regards from ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Mishaal Amin Reply

    Finally a YouTuber who's actually researched it! Lol all these other videos got me frustrated so bad at the lack of knowledge….

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • phrenic-ingout Reply

    I'm a newbie to sunscreen but I'm trying to get my head around it. How much sunscreen do you use to avoid a white cast?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Luna Z Reply

    bareMinerals Prep Step Broad Spectrum SPF 50 was my favorite too! It gives me just the right amount of tint to even out the skin tone and it feels so great even in winter. But yes it's discontinued. How is Clinique one compare to bareMinerals?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • ayaschannel Reply

    do you have a nail care routine? if so, please share. thank you great video!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Pai The Tortoise Reply

    I want to try that first aid one ๐Ÿค”. Why do you have to curse ๐Ÿ™‰ some of us try to be Christian year round.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Justkiki20 Reply

    This was very informative! Also what do you , you sound smart as hell lol

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Zac Bryant Reply

    Prep step by Bare is gone sadly ๐Ÿ˜ฉ

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Phianett Reply

    I stopped wearing sunscreen years ago (I know, I know) when I had an allergic reaction to moisturizer and makeup with SPF. Fast forward to a week ago when a friend of mine showed me an online article detailing the difference between chemical and physical sunscreen. I purchased Neutrogena Sheer Zinc Dry-Touch 50 because it was one of the options at WalMart and it is hypoallergenic. I have sensitive skin. I had no reaction (thank you, Jesus) and while it does leave a slight cast, it blends in if I work at it. I made notes of all the sunscreens you mentioned here. Thank you so much.

    Side note: Of course, this video only popped up AFTER I started searching for mineral sunblock on Chrome … they are watching … ๐Ÿ˜จ๐Ÿ˜ฑ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜Ž

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Akeer Awan Garang Reply

    You should try the drunk elephant tinted sunscreen

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • JoannMJ Reply

    Great video, very informative! Do you use regular face moisturizer underneath the Clinique one?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Lisa B Reply

    Have you tried drunk elephant tinted .?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • LAS Reply

    Enjoyed your video….have you ever watched Dr Dray? Her channel has excellent info on sunscreen!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • BurningPopsicle Reply

    I didn't know chemical sunscreen could (potentially) cause aging. Huh, you learn something new everyday…. Might have to start looking into Mineral sunscreens then (I usually use chemical… I think)

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Kavi30 Reply

    This video was so helpful, I wasn't sure what sunscreen to get because of my oily skin. I ended up getting the clinique sunscreen. Thank you.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • alleycatfire Reply

    Thank you for this vid! Super helpful! After watching it, I revisited the Josie M sunscreen. I bought it a while back after you'd mentioned it but found it left a cast. When you talked about rubbing it in thoroughly, I remembered that I typically am not so good with that (lean toward to slap it all on and let it sink in approach ๐Ÿคฃ). It worked! Technic, man!

    I'm glad I can stick with it because I love the subtly, fresh, sweet scent. You da best!

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Krista W Reply

    This video is a God send! I'm allergic to chemical sunscreen and can never find one that doesn't leave that zombified white cast

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Violinda Lola Reply

    I dont think bare minerals is making that sunscreen anymore! I cant find it on Sephora website.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Polycute Leveille Reply

    What do you think of the Lotus Herbals Matte Gel SPF 50?

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • AC NB Reply

    I had a good experience with the brand Kiss My Face which has zinc and doesnโ€™t leave a white cast and costs under $20.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • Myesha Reply

    How you gon slay us with this makeup look and not have a tutorial to go with it๐Ÿ˜‚ I miss your makeup videos too๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿพ

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • T McKnight Reply

    Just bought the Clinique sunscreen and I LOVE IT!!!

    Thank you SO MUCH for sharing this information, I was really starting to lose hope

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • sherwood991 Reply

    Thanks for posting this video. I am planning to get the Josie Maran sunscreen. That and the Drunk Elephant Firma-C will be my only purchases from the Sephora sale.

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm
  • natieya Reply

    Thank you so much for these suggestions! You must've been reading my mind, nhj! I look forward to trying these out! Thank you for all you do!! โคโค

    November 13, 2018 at 10:53 pm

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