Frank Ocean’s mother, Katonya Breaux has just launched a mineral tinted sunscreen for darker skin tones. Called Unsun, the broad-spectrum face cream works well with all skin types, but was designed by Breaux after years of frustration with existing SPFs that left an unmistakable white cast behind.
The blend includes all-natural ingredients including shea butter and coconut oil.
Breaux explains what differentiates Unsun from other sunscreens.
It’s a mineral-tinted sunscreen with a universal tint, which is interesting because I created it for me, but it works well for so many people. Two weeks after we launched, we went to a women’s expo in downtown Los Angeles and we did demonstrations. It gave the blonde women a faint, bronzy glow, it blended right into the skin of the women with my complexion, and it worked for everyone in between. The active ingredients are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, so it’s not going to irritate your skin and it’s not going to penetrate into your bloodstream.
She also feels that other areas in beauty need to improve to better address people of color.
There are some companies doing better, but I don’t think it’s universal just yet. Women of color, we’re just underrepresented in many different areas of fashion and beauty. We’re one of the largest purchasing sectors, so we have to be acknowledged. More foundations, more lip colors … M.A.C and Nars do a good job. There’s still a great need. There are multiple other brands that really need to get onboard. It will happen. The voices are getting louder, but of course there’s a need.
Click here to visit Unsun’s site.