Nigerian sisters create sun block specifically for darker skins

Two Nigerian sisters, Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa, saw a gap in the skin-care market and came up with a product for darker skin tones.

The two are founders of the black skin care line 'Bolden' which is a sunblock specifically designed for darker skin tones, which is in short supply.

CapeTalk's kieno Kammies spoke to Chinelo Chidozie co-founder at Bolden currently based in Los Angeles (USA).

My sister and I walked into a drug store and picked up two tubes of sunscreen. It was unbearable, it left a white cast on us and that was a light bulb moment. We thought we should research this and see what options are available for us.

Chinelo Chidozie co-founder at Bolden

We found some manufacturers that were willing to work with us... it was quite difficult...

Chinelo Chidozie, co-founder at Bolden

People of colour are under the illusion that they do not need sunscreen so we don't get a lot of education around the importance of sunscreen.

Chinelo Chidozie, co-founder at Bolden

There is a growing consciousness on the importance of wearing sunscreen not for just preventing cancer but also for beauty.

Chinelo Chidozie, co-founder at Bolden

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