The Golden Rays Sunscreen is super lightweight and super tinted. It stayed matte all day, a rarity for most sunscreens.
No matter if you're hitting the court like KINLÒ founder Naomi Osaka or chilling indoors, this non-comedogenic sunscreen is lightweight and doesn't clog your pores.
Osaka emphasizes that her top priorities throughout this journey are educating people, building awareness and hopefully saving some lives in the process — especially amongst those of color.
Harper's BAZAARApril 2022
When creating the brand’s sunscreen in particular, it was important to Osaka to address common pain points many people of color face—from leftover white residue to a general lack of moisture—to find the right product fit.
The lightweight formula melted right into my face and neck without too much of a struggle. My skin didn't lose any of its luminosity, and it felt great.
[Naomi Osaka] not only wanted to step up her sun protection but take it a step further by launching her own line, which would fill a hole in the market with SPF for melanin-rich skin.
Harper's BAZAARAugust 2022
We've been fans of Naomi Osaka's suncare brand KINLÒ since it launched in 2021, and the hits keep coming; the latest being this water-resistant, mineral-based SPF 30 stick, which is perfect for reapplying and reaching easy-to-miss spots like the ears.
“In addition to being a proven crowd-pleaser, Kinlò brings much-needed awareness to the importance of sun protection for Black, Brown, and other melanated skin tones.”
“Not only is this formula waterproof, reef safe, and packed with skin-loving niacinamide, but this SPF 50 is also available in three tinted shades. I tried the ‘deep’ shade, and it matched my skin tone to perfection and dried down with a beautiful matte finish. I'll be wearing this all summer long.”
For a long time, I thought my melanin was a natural protectant from the sun. Once I finally realized that wasn't the case — and that sunscreens on the market left behind a white residue—I wanted to find a solution.-Naomi Osaka
“The thing I care most about is really educating people, building awareness, and hopefully saving some lives. The possibilities are endless and we'll definitely continue to build out the brand and focus on making products that are specifically formulated for melanated skin.”-Naomi Osaka
Women's HealthAugust 2021
“It wasn’t enough to make products that didn’t turn our dark skin white and didn’t have harsh chemicals. I also wanted to dispel the myth that just because you have dark skin and don’t burn means you don’t need to take care of and protect that skin.”- Naomi Osaka