A New Wave in Skin Protection: Our Top 5 Mineral Powder Sunscreens
Posted Thursday May 3, 2012 3:36 PM GMT
It’s nice to know that you have options and with mineral powder sunscreen on the market, you no longer have to stick to lotions and creams for all your skin protection needs.
While those types of sunscreens are quite fabulous, some formulas are too heavy or harsh for the facial area and tend to cause breakouts – not to mention the application hassle you face when applying on or under makeup.
This miracle stuff is mess-free, so you no longer have to worry about streaking your makeup during touch-up sessions or sweating off the sunscreen that was applied earlier in the day.
It’s unbelievably easy to use and small enough to fit inside any purse, so you can carry it with you virtually anywhere! We’re warning you though, once you experience this barely-there protection, you’ll never go back!
Check out our picks for the top five mineral powder sunscreens!
bareMinerals SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen, $28: Oil and preservative free, this natural mineral sunscreen if perfect for the face and body! Infused with healthy vitamins, Aloe Vera Extract and antioxidants this protectant not only protects against sun-exposure but also soothes burned skin.
PeterThomasRoth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45, $30: This finely milled, talc-free powder glides on skin effortlessly lending your complexion looking silky smooth! Its translucent formula efficiently blocks out harmful UVA, UVB and infrared rays to discourage discoloration, freckling and burning.
iS Clinical SPF 20 Powder Sunscreen Translucent, $43: Phenomenal for even the most sensitive skin types, this unique blend contains Micronized Titanium Dioxide and Microfine Transparent Zinc Oxide, both of which have been deemed the two finest "physical" UV ray blockers. This product is also odorless – just a little FYI for all you folks who don’t like fragrant products.
Jane Iredale: Powder Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30, $46: A sunscreen with a snazzy little puff-like applicator, this product provides ample sun protection all day long, without fading! It’s available in two colors: translucent and tanned. We suggest sticking to the translucent option for all your skin protecting needs to that you can simply apply it over any makeup without worrying about turning your face a shade darker than normal.
Colorscience Pro SPF 50 Sunforgettable Mineral Powder Sun Protection, $60: This products comes equipped with a self-dispensing powder brush, which makes application a breeze. Its water-resistant, sheer formula ensures that skin will look gorgeous all day long while still being completely protected from the