Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush powder
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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush

This weightless, untinted sheer powder absorbs excess oil and minimizes the appearance of pores, leaving skin feeling clean and refreshed. Designed with Enviroscreen® Technology, it provides all-mineral environmental protection for oily and blemish-prone skin in one convenient, on-the-go application.

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Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating: 
UVB protection rating: SPF 30

Net Wt. 0.15 oz. / 4.3 g

HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR

SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™

SHEER MATTE SPF 30

Hand opening cap of Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF50

POP

open the cap.

hand pushing plastic sleeve down.

PUSH

plastic sleeve down.

Hand pulling off rubber band

PULL

off rubber band and pull sleeve up again.

hand capping the top back on the Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF50

CAP

the top back on.

hand tapping the Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF50 on the table

TAP

3-5 times on a hard surface with cap side down. Put some power behind those taps! Repeat as needed.

hand flicking the Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-on Shield SPF50 on the table

FLICK + APPLY

open brush again, pull down sleeve, flick bristles to ensure powder is flowing, and apply!

TAP, FLICK + APPLY!

Before each use, tap the brush with cap side down a few times, then flick the bristles with your finger to see the powder is flowing. Use small circular motions to sweep generously onto oily or well-moisturized skin. Can be used all over or supplemented in areas where oiliness is most dominant (e.g. t-zone). Multiple passes are recommended for optimal mattification and SPF protection. Reload more powder into bristles by giving the brush a good shake with bristles facing downwards, or recap, tap, and flick as necessary during application.

OVERPROTECTION IS AN UNDERSTATEMENT

This 100% all-mineral formula features EnviroScreen® Technology to go way beyond UV and provide unmatched protection against sun and pollution, so you're shielded from:

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UVA/UVB

Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA++++

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POLLUTION

Provides protection from pollution exposure

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BLUE (HEV) LIGHT

Provides protection against blue light

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INFRARED RADIATION

Helps minimize damage caused by infrared radiation

Which sunscreen brush is right for me?

SPF 50 Brush-on Shield and Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush both feature EnviroScreen™ Technology, antimicrobial bristles, are noncomedogenic and reef safe. But each brush offers other specific benefits—click through below to find out what’s right for you.

SKIN TYPE

SKIN CONCERN

SHADES

COVERAGE

WATER RESISTANCE

My skin is primarily

Dry-to-Normal: Brush-on Shield
Oily, blemish-prone, sensitive: Sheer Matte

I want to address:

Dryness, premature aging: Brush-on Shield
Oil-control, shine, acne: Sheer Matte

Available Shades:

Brush-on Shield: 4 – Fair, Medium, Tan, Deep
Sheer Matte: 1 – Untinted

Application + Coverage:

Brush-on Shield: Lightweight, natural-looking color
Sheer Matte: Featherweight, sheer

Sweat + Resistance:

Brush-on Shield: 80 minutes
Sheer Matte: n/a

ALL TOTAL PROTECTION™ PRODUCTS ARE:

Reef-safe   /   Non-nano   /   Non-comedogenic   /   Hypoallergenic   /   Paraben-free   /   Cruelty-free   /   Sulfate-free / Phthalate-free   /   Oil-free   /   Gluten-free   /   Fragrance-free

POWERFUL PROTECTION, IN A WEIGHTLESS, INVISIBLE FORMULA.

Carefully-selected specialty ingredients are safe for sensitive, blemish-prone and oily skin.

These micronized pigments help protect skin from damage and photoaging caused by blue (HEV) light.

Absorbs excess sebum, leaving skin mattified.

A powerful trio of antioxidants including green tea, grape seed and oak wood extracts, which helps protect skin from free radicals and pollution. Vitachelox® is a registered trademark of INDENA SPA.

This combination of tara tannins (a powerful antioxidant) and organic sunflower sprouts helps to protect skin against the aging effects of infrared radiation (IR).

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Provides environmental protection against UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared radiation.


+ Broad Spectrum SPF 30/PA+++
+ 100% mineral, chemical-free active ingredients
+ Absorbs excess sebum, mattifies, and reduces shine
+ Minimizes the appearance of pores
+ Sheer, untinted powder
+ Antimicrobial bristles
+ Dermatologist tested
+ Non-comedogenic, hypoallergenic, suitable for sensitive skin
+ Free of parabens, sulfates, phthalates, oil, dyes and fragrance

Using small circular motions, apply generously by sweeping directly onto skin where excess sebum is present. Can be used all over or supplemented in areas where oiliness is most dominant (e.g. t-zone). Multiple passes are recommended for optimal mattification and SPF protection. Reapply at least every two hours for continued protection or more frequently as needed for oil absorption. 

Pro Tip: Untinted powder applies sheer on oily or well moisturized skin. If applied too liberally, use clean hands to gently pat off excess. Works well layered under or over powder foundation or over liquid foundation if color coverage is desired.

Active Ingredients:
Zinc Oxide 22.5%

Inactive Ingredients:

Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Methicone, Maltodextrin, Silica, Glycerin, Club Moss (Lycopodium Clavatum) Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Grape (Vitis Vinifera) Seed Extract, Green Tea (Camellia Sinensis) Leaf Extract, Oak (Quercus Robur) Wood Extract, Cogon Grass (Imperata Cylindrica) Root Extract, Water, Tara (Caesalpinia Spinosa) Fruit Pod Extract, Sunflower (Helianthus Annuus) Sprout Extract, Isoceteth-10, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

FAQs

UVB exposure causes redness or burning, while UVA exposure causes skin darkening/pigmentation. Protection from both UVA and UVB means this product provides Broad Spectrum protection.

Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush provides Broad Spectrum SPF030 (UVB protection) and PA+++ (UVA protection).

The PA rating system measures the level of protection from UVA rays, which are known to cause pigment darkening in the skin. It measures the amount of time a product would protect your skin from darkening.

The following shows how much protection each PA score provides compared to unprotected skin. If your unprotected skin normally darkens/pigments after 5 min of UVA exposure:

PA Rating Level of Protection # of minutes protected before experiencing skin darkening/pigmentation
PA+ 2-4 times 10-20 minutes
PA++ 4-8 times 20-40 minutes
PA+++ 8-16 times 40-80 minutes
PA++++ >16 times >80 minutes

Total Protection Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush has a PA+++ rating

EnviroScreen® Technology is proprietary to Colorescience®. EnviroScreen® Technology uses patented active ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, that create a barrier preventing free radical formation and oxidative stress. These patented actives are combined with specialty ingredients that, together, work synergistically to protect skin from damage caused by exposure to UVA/UVB rays, pollution, blue light (also known as High Energy Visible, or HEV, light), and infrared radiation.

We measure our pollution protection by directly measuring free radicals created from UV + pollution events on unprotected skin and skin protected with Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush. We use a testing technique called electron spin resonance (ESR) that uses a combination of a magnetic field and electron magnetic waves to directly detect the unpaired electrons of free radicals.

Blue (HEV) light protection is tested by measuring the ability of the formula to block light in the HEV spectrum that would otherwise reach the skin. In practice, this is done by applying the formula to a transparent substrate at the same dose level (2mg/cm2) used in the FDA Monograph SPF test. The substrate is then placed at the entrance of an integrating sphere detector which captures all the light passing through the sample. This configuration is the same as that used in the FDA Monograph Critical Wavelength measurement and mimics the situation of a formula applied to the skin. The percentage of HEV light blocked is calculated by comparing the intensity of the light transmitted through the formula to the incident light at each wavelength throughout the HEV spectrum (400–490 nm).

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 is safe to apply to 6 months and older. As with all sunscreen products, consult your physician for use on children under 6 months of age. All Total Protection™ products use only non-chemical zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide as sunscreen active ingredients. The FDA recognizes only these two sunscreen active ingredients as safe and effective.

Total Protection™ products have not been tested on pregnant or nursing women. Consult your physician before using.

Yes, Colorescience uses only mineral (also known as physical) sunscreen active ingredients, zinc oxide and/or titanium dioxide in all of our sunscreen products. These are the only 2 sunscreen actives the FDA recognizes as safe and effective. Colorescience has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are reef safe AND do not contain any chemical ingredients. A sunscreen is reef safe if it does not contain oxybenzone and octinoxate. It is important to note that some reef safe sunscreens contain other chemical ingredients – avobenzone, octisalate, homosalate, octocrylene. Colorescience has never and will never use any chemical sunscreen actives.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are non-comedogenic.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are hypoallergenic. They are dermatologist-tested.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are gluten free. People who have gluten allergies may experience sensitivity when using topical products. Total Protection™ is gluten free, and therefore, safe for those with Celiac disease. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are formulated without parabens. In addition, all Colorescience® products are also 100% free from phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are sulfate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are phthalate free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, all Total Protection™ products are oil free. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

There are no animal products or derivatives in the following Total Protection™ product: Brush-On Shield SPF 50, Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush, all shades of Face Shield SPF 50, all shades of Body Shield SPF 50, Sport Stick SPF 50, blush and bronze Color Balms. The berry Color Balm contains carmine. All Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes. Colorescience does not conduct any animal testing and we are committed to the highest standards when choosing raw materials for our product formulations. We require non-animal testing statements on all raw materials before final formula approval.

The micas that Colorescience uses are ethically sourced. They are sourced from various parts of the world, including Japan, U.S. Mica is not a derivative of asbestos. Our mica vendors adhere to global regulations pertaining to the quality and safety of cosmetic ingredients. The mica used in Colorescience products is mined and processed to meet consistent standards of high quality, safety and aesthetics. Our mica passes or exceeds the standards for heavy metal and microbial testing.

Both of our sunscreen brushes provide Total Protection™ from UVA/UVB, pollution, blue (HEV) light, and infrared damage. Stick with the Brush-on Shield SPF 50 for the ultimate protection from premature skin aging caused by these environmental aggressors. In addition to our highest SPF protection, powdered hyaluronic acid provides moisturization to protect skin barrier function. 80-minute water- and sweat-resistance makes this an effective option for active lifestyles. For subtle natural-looking color coverage, this brush is available in four shades - Fair, Medium, Tan, and Deep.

The Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush powder was formulated specifically to be a featherweight, sheer solution for oily and sensitive skin types. Use this brush all over the face or target specific areas (hello, t-zone!) to absorb oil, reduce shine, mattify and leave skin feeling clean and refreshed with appearance of pores minimized. With take-anywhere brush-on application, you can keep oiliness away and stay protected all day. With its sheer, colorless wear, this is also a great option for men, teens, and children.

To achieve color coverage with the Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush, layer with our Loose Mineral Foundation SPF 20 or Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20 in your shade of choice.

Like the Brush-On Shield SPF 50, this Sheer Matte 30 brush also offers defense from UVA/UVB, pollution, blue light, and infrared damage. However, Brush-On Shield SPF 50 brush offers higher UVA/UVB and blue light defense and is water- and sweat-resistant up to 80 minutes.

Yes, this provides all-mineral protection (free of chemical active ingredients), oil free, hypoallergenic, non-comedogenic and is suitable for all skin types, including oily and sensitive skin.

Yes, this untinted powder blends in sheer, leaving no trace of color behind.

Yes. The Total Protection™ Sheer Matte SPF 30 is formulated with a featherweight, silky powder that blends in sheer for oily skin of all tones. For color coverage, consider using the Sheer Matte SPF 30 brush with your shade of our Loose Foundation SPF 20 or Natural Finish Pressed Foundation SPF 20.

No, the Sheer Matte 30 Sunscreen Brush does not contain talc. Its mattification properties come from a novel silicone-treated powder that has been clinically proven to absorb excess sebum.

In order to ensure the product is dispensing properly, be sure to activate the brush prior to application. Remove the cap and push the plastic sleeve down. Remove and discard the rubber band and pull the sleeve back up. Put the cap back on. Tap 3-5 times on a hard surface with the cap side down. Open and pull down the sleeve again and flick the bristles to ensure powder is flowing, and apply using light pressure in small circular motions. Repeat as needed until powder flows consistently.

Before each use tap the brush on a hard surface with the cap side down 3-5 times, then flick the bristles to see the powder flowing. Use light pressure and small circular motions to brush the sheer powder onto skin. Apply generously across your face for at least 60 seconds while making multiple passes. Reload more powder as needed during application by shaking or tapping powder downward into bristles. The Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush can be used all over or supplemented in t-zone where oiliness is most dominant.

Even application around the face for at least 60 seconds is recommended to achieve full SPF 30 coverage. Reapply at least every two hours for continued protection or more frequently as needed for oil absorption.

As with all sunscreens, reapply every 2 hours for continued UV and environmental protection as recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Use as often as needed for oil absorption and mattification.

Yes. This can be applied before or after makeup to absorb excess shine, mattify, and minimize the appearance of pores.

Yes, all Colorescience brushes can be used together to customize your coverage and protection.

No, this brush will absorb and blot away oil without needing to remove any from your skin beforehand.

No. Use a water-resistant sunscreen if swimming or sweating.

Regular brush maintenance is important to ensure powder flows through the bristles. Clean your brush weekly using Colorescience Brush Cleansing Wipes or another alcohol-based cleaner that is safe and gentle for use on cosmetic brushes. Allow bristles to dry with the cap off before using.

Our brush is coated with a proprietary wash comprised of surfactants and a non-toxic, and paraben-free preservative that has been shown to inhibit the growth of bacteria and fungus to keep the brush fresh.

Yes, Colorescience® Brush Cleaning Wipes are an effective and gentle way to clean the antimicrobial treated brush and maintain its freshness.

Yes, the tube is BPA free. It is composed of Styrene Acrylonitrile (SAN) and Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene (ABS).

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