Mineral Sunscreen

Experience all-mineral, non-chemical, active protection with Colorescience® mineral sunscreens that defend against environmental stressors. Browse our award-winning all-mineral sunscreen formulas that provide effortless application for all-day sun protection to find the must-have sunscreen for your lifestyle.
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 Flex swatch in fair
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Available in 4 shades

Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Face Shield Flex SPF 50

$54.00

model with fair skin

FAIR

Ivory and Pale Skin Tones

model with fair skin tone

FAIR

Fair and Light Skin Tones

model with medium skin tone

MEDIUM

Beige and Golden Skin Tones

model with medium skin tone

MEDIUM

Light Brown and Olive Skin Tones

model with tan skin tone

TAN

Medium Brown Skin Tones

model with deep skin tone

DEEP

Deep Skin Tones

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Total Protection™ No Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50 swatch
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Available in 2 shades

Total Protection® No-Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50

$45.00

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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 powder
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Available in 4 shades

Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Brush-On Shield SPF 50

$69.00

FAIR

FAIR

Usually burns, Tans minimally

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly

TAN

TAN

Rarely burns, Always tans well

model with deep skin tone

DEEP

Never burns, Tans very easily

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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Glow SPF 50 formula
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SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™ FACE SHIELD CLASSIC SPF 50 swatch
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Matte SPF 50 swatch
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Bronze SPF 50 and Brush-On Shield SPF 50
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield Bronze SPF 50 swatch
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush powder
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 powder
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Available in 4 shades

Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Brush-on Shield SPF 50 Multipack

$138.00 ( $207 value)

Fair

FAIR

Usually burns, Tans minimally

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly

TAN

TAN

Rarely burns, Always tans well

DEEP

DEEP

Never burns, Tans very easily

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6 Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50 and 1 SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush
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Brush-On Shield Custom Trio

$165.00 (up to $207 value)

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Suzetty's Favorites: Total Eye 3in1 Renewal Therapy, Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-on Shield SPF 50, Lip Shine SPF 35, Sunforgettable Total Protection Face Shield Flex SPF 50
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Everyday Glam

$199.00 (up to $244 value)

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Sun Season Essentials: Total Eye® 3-In-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Flex SPF 50, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Body Shield Classic SPF 50
complete protection

Sun Season Essentials

$205.00 (up to $251 value)

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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Color Balm SPF 50
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Available in 6 shades

Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Color Balm SPF 50

$39.00

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Color Balms SPF 50: top left to right: golden hour, pink sky, violet haze; bottom left to right: berry, bronze, blush
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Color Balm SPF 50 Custom Trio

$102.00 (up to $117 value)

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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Classic SPF 50 and Body Shield Classic SPF 50
Face + Body

Head to Toe Protection

$90.00 (up to $103 value)

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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Body Shield Classic SPF 50 swatch
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Tint du Soleil™ Whipped Mineral Foundation SPF 30 swatch
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Available in 4 shades

Tint du Soleil™ Whipped Mineral Foundation SPF 30

$59.00

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Total Eye® 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35
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Available in 4 shades

Total Eye® 3-in-1 Renewal Therapy SPF 35

$79.00

Light

Light

Usually burns, Tans minimally

Medium

Medium

Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly

Tan

Tan

Rarely burns, Always tans well

Deep

Deep

Never burns, Tans very easily

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Lip Shine SPF 35
Peptide Treatment

Available in 4 shades

Lip Shine SPF 35

$42.00

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Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer, Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser, Face Shield Flex SPF 50
custom coverage

Healthy Skin Habits

$148.00 (up to $178 value)

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Barrier Pro™ Essential Moisturizer, Barrier Pro™ 1-Step Cleanser, No-Show SPF 50
untinted

Healthy Skin Habits

$142.00 (up to $169 value)

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Untinted Total Protection™ Trio: Total Protection™ No-Show™ Mineral Sunscreen SPF 50, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sport Stick SPF 50
sheer coverage
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Available in 8 shades

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$50.00

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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield Glow SPF 50 swatch
2023 NewBeauty Award Best Powder Sunscreen
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield Bronze SPF 50 formula
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sport Stick SPF 50 formula
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sport Stick formula
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MORE ON MINERAL SUNSCREENS

PA RATING

PA is an important rating that can help guide your selection when it comes to skin care products. The PA rating system measures the level of protection specifically from UVA rays, which are known to cause skin aging and pigment darkening in the skin. It measures the amount of time a product would protect your skin from darkening. To learn more about the PA rating system and what makes PA++++ the highest rated level of protection, read our “What is PA++++? Guide”.

COMBINATION SKIN

Colorescience® UV protectors are great for those with combination skin which is typically characterized by dry, flaking skin on the cheeks, while excessive oil and shine appears on other areas of the face. To best understand combination skin and how to treat it read our What is Combination Skin guide.

MINERAL SUNSCREEN FAQ

What is mineral sunscreen, and how does it work?

Mineral sunscreen, also known as physical sunscreen, uses natural minerals such as zinc oxide or titanium dioxide to create a physical barrier on the skin. Our mineral sunscreens also feature our patented Enviroscreen® Technology to defend your skin from daily environmental aggressors, like pollution and blue (HEV) light.

Unlike chemical sunscreens, which work by absorbing UV rays and converting them into heat, mineral sunscreens sit on top of the skin and act as a shield, reflecting rays away from your skin.

Can mineral sunscreen be used on all skin types?

Yes, Colorescience® all-mineral-based sunscreens are formulated to be safe for all skin types, including oily, dry, and combination skin. Mineral sunscreen provides broad-spectrum protection without causing irritation or clogging pores, making it an excellent sunscreen for sensitive skin.

With our commitment to creating safe sunscreen options, you can trust that our products are gentle yet effective for daily use.

Does mineral sunscreen leave a white cast on the skin?

Colorescience® all-mineral sunscreen formulas are designed to be lightweight and blend seamlessly into the skin without leaving a white cast. With our thoughtfully developed formulas, including tinted and untinted options, you can enjoy the benefits of broad-spectrum sun protection without the unwanted residue often associated with mineral sunscreens.

How do I choose the right SPF in a mineral sunscreen?

It’s important to choose a mineral-based sunscreen with an SPF of at least 30 – which blocks 97% of UV rays – or higher, to ensure adequate protection against harmful UV rays. Many of our sunscreens are SPF 50, which blocks 98% of UV rays.

When looking for a mineral sunscreen, you want one that offers broad-spectrum protection – guarding against both UVA and UVB rays – to prevent sunburn, premature aging, and skin damage.

Can mineral sunscreen be used under makeup?

​​Yes, mineral sunscreen can absolutely be used under your makeup, providing a base layer for full protection. Some of our mineral-based sunscreens can be worn as a substitute for your makeup, like Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Face Shield Flex SPF 50, which offers both sun protection and a flawless demi-matte finish. You can also pair a sheer sunscreen with a matte mineral foundation.

Throughout the day, you’ll want to reapply sunscreen at least every two hours for continuous protection. We recommend using a Sunforgettable® Total Protection® Brush-On Shield SPF 50 for easy powder reapplication on-the-go that won’t disrupt your look.

Are there waterproof mineral sunscreens?

Yes, Colorescience® all-mineral sunscreens are sweat- and water-resistant. Water-resistant sunscreen means that it’s been formulated to maintain its effectiveness for a certain period of time while exposed to water or sweat.

Our sweat- and water-resistant all-mineral sunscreens provide reliable protection for up to 80 minutes, ensuring that your skin remains protected from the sun's harmful rays, even in wet conditions.

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