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5 of Our Favorite Powder Mineral Sunscreens

Mineral Sunscreens to Protect Your Skin


Powder Mineral Sunscreens are all the rage these days. Why? Because they are easy to use, they keep your skin looking fresh, and there is no oily or greasy mess. And my favorite part? You can keep them in your handbag without worrying about spilling.

Here are 5 top rated power mineral sunscreens. Try one! We know you'll love it as much as we do.

1. Peter Thomas Roth: Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45

Peter Thomas Roth Instant Mineral Powder SPF 45
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A leader in skin care, Peter Thomas Roth creates a mineral sunscreen with up to SPF 45 protection. It comes in multiple colors, from tinted, which helps even your skin tone, to sheer, which is simply for sun protection.

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 completely helps; perfect to have on hand for long days in the sun this summer.

2. Bare Escentuals - Pure Minerals: SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen

Bare Escentuals - Pure Minerals: SPF 30 Natural Sunscreen
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This is the one we're currently using, and loving. Bare Escentuals: Natural Sunscreen is a more compact brush that stores easily in your handbag. Simply tap on the end of the brush to make sure product is at the tips 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 - It feels like we're simply refreshing our mineral foundation.

3. Colorescience: Sunforgettable SPF 30

Colorescience: Sunforgettable SPF 30
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Colorescience was one of the first product lines to bring powdered mineral sunscreens to the surface, and they have a great lineup of products to choose from. The one I'm showing here is in a brush, but they even have a shaker can that you sprinkle the powder on, a puff that applies the sunscreen or a roller ball for even application.

The product comes in multiple colors, including all clear (no color), perfectly clear (hint of color) and almost clear (a bit deeper color). You can even choose to have a little sparkle if that fits your personality.

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4. Jane Iredale: Powder Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30

Jane Iredale: Powder Me Dry Sunscreen SPF 30
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Jane Iredale's Powder Me Dry Sunscreen is a sunscreen with a puff-like applicator. It also has a mirror that makes applying anywhere easy. Simply pop in your handbag and keep on hand throughout the day; which makes reapplying sunscreen easy.

There are two color selections: 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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5. Philosophy: The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15

Philosophy: The Supernatural Airbrushed Canvas SPF 15
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OK, this isn't technically a simple sunscreen product, as it has foundation like coverage, but this product is such a great product that we had to include it in our list.

It comes with a puff applicator that you simple blend into your skin. You'll get SPF 15 coverage while disguising your skin imperfections. While we're more inclined to recommend a creamy coverage in the cooler months, there is nothing like only needing a little mineral coverage in the summer. And because it's so easy to apply, it's easy to carry this with you and touch up as you need to.

There are seven colors to choose from in this non-messy, easy to apply product by Philosophy. Click through and read more than 80 pages of reviews on Sephora.

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