4 of Our Favorite Powder Mineral Sunscreens

Updated 04/11/19
01 of 05

Why Use Powder Sunscreen?

Powder Sunscreen
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Powder mineral sunscreens that can be applied with a brush or a make-up puff are all the rage these days. Why? Because they are easy to use, they keep your skin looking fresh, and there is no oily feeling or greasy mess on your skin after application. And our favorite part? You can keep them in your handbag without worrying about the product spilling all over the inside of your bag.

Here are four top rated powder mineral sunscreens. Try one! We know you'll love it as much as we do for the ease of application and reapplication.  These product are a fantastic way to reapply your sun protection throughout the day without messing up your make-up.

02 of 05

Peter Thomas Roth: Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45
Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45. Image provided by Sephora

A leader in the skin care field, Peter Thomas Roth creates a mineral sunscreen with up to SPF 45 protection. It comes in a translucent formula which is simply for sun protection without looking like you have make-up on your face.

It's a splurge sunscreen product, for sure, but one that gets rave reviews. It was noted by a reviewer that the brush bristle are a bit rougher than her natural makeup brush bristles. Another reviewer said she notices that when her skin looks oily, this product completely helps. It is perfect to have on hand for long days in the sun this summer.

03 of 05

Bare Escentuals - Pure Minerals: SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen

Bare Escentuals - Pure Minerals: SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen
Bare Escentuals - Pure Minerals: SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen. Image provided by Sephora

Bare Escentuals: Natural Sunscreen has a more compact brush that is easy to store in your handbag. Simply tap on the end of the brush to make sure product is evenly distributed on the tip of the brush and then sweep on your face, neck and shoulders for instant coverage.

We love the hint of color Bare Escentuals Sunscreen has.  This product makes us feel like we're simply refreshing our mineral foundation.

04 of 05

Colorescience: Sunforgettable SPF 30

Colorescience: Sunforgettable SPF 30
Colorescience: Sunforgettable SPF 30. Image courtesy PriceGrabber

Colorescience was one of the first product lines to come out with a powdered mineral sunscreen, and they have a great lineup of products to choose from. 

The product comes in multiple colors, including fair, medium, tan, and deep. It's easy to slip into your purse so you can be sure you have sun protection with you everywhere you go.

05 of 05

Jane Iredale: Powder Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30

Jane Iredale: Powder Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30
Jane Iredale: Powder Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30. Image Courtesy PriceGrabber

Jane Iredale's Powder Me Dry Sunscreen is a sunscreen with a puff-like applicator. It also has a mirror that makes applying anywhere on your body easy. Simply pop in your handbag and have it on hand throughout the day. You can be sure you are getting great sun protection from this product.

There are three color selections: golden, translucent, and tanned. Obviously "tan" can mean different things to different skin tones, so unless you get a chance to try this product in person before you buy, we'd suggest sticking with clear and applying it over your bronzer that you know suits your skin tone.

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