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Mineral Powder Sunscreen

Stand up against the sun without sacrificing your skin. By using mineral powder sunscreen from Colorescience, you receive all the benefits of SPF—minus the harmful effects of harsh chemicals. Our SPF mineral powders are naturally tinted to provide you with sheer coverage while preserving and protecting your radiant complexion.



What Is Mineral Sunscreen?

Mineral sunscreen powder is often referred to as “physical sunscreen”. That’s because powder sunscreen sits on top of the skin to physically defend against UVA and UVB light. In most cases, the active ingredients in SPF mineral powder are zinc oxide and titanium dioxide, which have natural light-reflecting properties that shield against the damaging effects of the sun.


Are Powder Sunscreens Safe?

Yes! Mineral powder sunscreen is much safer than chemical SPF. Whereas chemical formulas work by absorbing UV rays and converting them into heat within the body, all-natural sunscreen powder acts like a mirror to reflect and refract these harmful rays. Our zinc oxide sunscreen, fortified with titanium dioxide, offers as much protection as its chemical counterpart without adverse health effects.


Why Is Mineral Sunscreen Better?

Many people are unaware of the yucky, toxic, chemical ingredients found in big-name sunscreen brands. These guys choose cheap additives over wholesome ingredients that can end up doing more harm than good to your body’s overall health. Ingredients such as oxybenzone, found in most conventional chemical sunscreen formulas, have been proven to absorb into the skin in as little as 15 minutes.

Once these foreign compounds enter the bloodstream, they unleash a variety of consequences, including disruption to the endocrine system and hormonal regulation. Worse yet, chemicals such as oxybenzone not only penetrate all three layers of skin, but they’ve also tested present in urine and breast milk. That means these toxins are passed onto other immunity systems and ecosystems. If you think it’s not a warrant for concern, just note that one singular drop of oxybenzone in an Olympic-sized pool is enough to kill coral reefs altogether—that’s why Hawaii has led the way by banning chemical SPF outright. Here’s to you, Aloha State..


What Are the Best Powder Sunscreens

The best mineral powder sunscreen is bereft of ingredients that irritate your skin, your overall health, or the environment you live in. After all, you’re trying to protect your delicate complexion, not cause additional harm! Applying sunscreen mineral powder is the surest way to avoid harsh toxins that unleash damage onto our bodies and into our fragile ecosystems.

Don’t stress over product labels or finding safe sunscreen that you can feel confident about applying to your skin every day. Colorescience takes the worry away from your shopping experience by providing a spread of cosmetics that are packed with wholesome SPF mineral powder, including safe sunscreen for kids. Big-name brands are often filled with cheap fillers that are harsh on young, delicate complexions, but our SPF mineral powder is gentle enough to use on the whole family. Colorescience offers sunscreen powder that’s not only free of the chemicals that should make your eyes roll, but are also free of parabens, PABA, and animal testing—because skin protection shouldn’t come at a cost.

Because our healthy sunscreen is all about protecting the vitality of your skin, you can even purchase it using your Flexible Saving Account (FSA). Choosing FSA sunscreen allows you to save money by shopping with pre-taxed dollars. Now you can feel good about the products you use to defend against sun damage—and know that you won’t have to break the bank to do so. Choose a mineral powder sunscreen and shop all-natural sun protection that won’t clog pores or cause cellular damage.


How Do I Apply Mineral Powder Sunscreen?

Some fear that sunscreen mineral powder may be messier than chemical lotions, but Colorescience alleviates this concern with our easy, self-dispensing applicator. Simply move the applicator in a circular motion to release the powder for an effortless, brush-on sunscreen application that you can easily touch up throughout the day. Our oil-free sunscreen will save you from the greasy hands that lotions tend to cause while also helping you avoid toxic chemical ingredients. Remember to apply your sunscreen liberally 30 minutes prior to sun exposure to activate the product’s full potential.

The great news is that you can apply our mineral sunscreen powder to all skin types. Those with a dry complexion will benefit from the ultra-nourishing ingredients packed into our formula that works to heal and hydrate skin cells. If you deal with super oily skin, then dusting our powder across your face can help you achieve a mattefying effect that cuts down the appearance of shine. Either way, our noncomedogenic formula won’t trap dirt or debris, helping to ward off the clogged pores that trigger acne flare-ups.

If you’re wondering if you should apply powder sunscreen before or after your foundation, the answer is the latter. Because our physical SPF works by refracting the sun’s rays, you should wear these light-reflecting minerals like an outer shield that protects you UV damage. Don’t worry about the zinc oxide or titanium dioxide leaving a white film across your face as some other brands do; Colorescience offers a formula that’s slightly tinted so you can feel confident about looking your best while battling the sun. Worn alone, our powder sunscreen provides light, sheer coverage. Or, you can pair it with your favorite liquid foundation to achieve fuller coverage. Finish your look with a mineral setting mist that extends the wear of your product while adding an extra dose of hydration.


How Often Should You Apply Mineral Sunscreen?

Every day, no matter what! If you anticipate being exposed to the sun for more than 15 minutes, it’s important to wear UV protection—because that’s how fast sun damage can occur. Remember that the sun’s UV rays penetrate deep into the earth’s atmosphere even when it’s cloudy outside and that the windows in your car can actually intensify their power. Even when you think you might be safe, the harmful sun has a way of creeping up on you.

That’s why dermatologists and beauty experts recommend adding SPF application into your everyday skincare routine. You can complete your morning regimen by brushing on Colorescience powder sunscreen, or you can take advantage of moisturizers and primers that are packed with SPF protection to start the job off right.

We know that no skincare program is one and the same, which is why we’re sure to offer a spread of products that allow you to customize according to your preference. From mineral powder sunscreen to healthy beauty enhancers, Colorescience is your trusted source of cosmetics that put skincare first.

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