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Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 powder
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 powder
Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 powder
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Powder Formula

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50

Powered by EnviroScreen® Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides complete protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.

Color: Fair

NOTE: Our SPF 50 brushes provide sheer coverage, while the SPF 30 brushes provide fuller coverage with a hint of color. Medium is our most popular shade and works for most customers.

FAIR

FAIR

Usually burns, Tans minimally

MEDIUM

MEDIUM

Sometimes burns, Tans uniformly

TAN

TAN

Rarely burns, Always tans well

DEEP

Never burns, Tans very easily

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Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating: 
UVB protection rating: 
Water resistant (80 minutes)

Net Wt. 0.21 oz. / 6 g
90-day supply based on typical use

HOW TO ACTIVATE YOUR

SUNFORGETTABLE® TOTAL PROTECTION™

BRUSH-ON SHIELD SPF50

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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.

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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 the brush onto dry bare skin, moisturized skin, or over makeup. Apply generously on face for at least 60 seconds while making multiple passes. Don't forget about your ears, neck and other areas! 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.

Know better skin.

Tips to get the most out of your Brush-On Shield.

  • 1.

    Apply as your last layer of protection in the morning (it works great over makeup!) and reapply at least every 2 hours throughout the day for continued protection.

  • 2.

    Be sure to check that the cap on the bottom of your brush is screwed on tightly to prevent powder from spilling out. It may come loose with normal use.

  • 3.

    Taking your brush to the beach? Apply and reapply to completely dry skin, as contact with water can cause the brush to clog.

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 50/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 CONVENIENT, ON-THE-GO FORMULA.

Carefully-selected specialty ingredients nourish skin and protect against harmful aggressors.

Most commonly used as cosmetic colorants, these micronized pigments also help protect skin from damage and photoaging caused by blue (HEV) light.

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.

Sodium hyaluronate is a powerful humectant naturally occurring in plants and the human body which helps to restore and reinforce moisture in the skin and defend against the signs of aging.

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

LEARN MORE

+ Always 100% chemical-free, mineral sunscreen actives
+ Hydrating and antioxidant-rich formula
+ Convenient, easy-to-apply, portable brush
+ Antimicrobial bristles help protect the brush and maintain freshness
+ Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA+++
+ Water/sweat resistant (80 minutes)
+ Dermatologist recommended
+ Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic

1. OPEN: Remove brush cap, pull back the sleeve, and remove and discard the rubber band. Put cap back on.

2. ACTIVATE: With the cap still on, hold the brush with cap facing down and tap 3-5 times on a hard surface. Put some power behind those taps! Then remove the cap and run your finger through the bristles to ensure powder is flowing. Repeat tapping if needed, until you see a small puff of powder in the air when running your finger through the bristles.  

3. APPLY: Using small circular motions, sweep directly onto dry bare skin, moisturized skin, or over makeup. Apply generously across your face for at least 60 seconds while making multiple passes. Don't forget about your ears, neck and other areas! 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. If applying directly over a moisturizer, primer or liquid foundation, ensure products have fully set before applying Sunforgettable®. Reapply at least every two hours for continued protection.

Vegan: Yes

Active Ingredients:
Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%

Inactive Ingredients:
Mica, Dimethicone/Vinyl Dimethicone Crosspolymer, Dimethiconol/Propylsilsequioxane/Silicate Crosspolymer, Lycopodium Clavatum Extract, Sodium Hyaluronate, Imperata Cyclindrica Root Extract, Glycerin, Water, Caesalpinia Spinosa Fruit Pod Extract, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Extract, Camellia Sinensis Leaf Extract, Quercus Robur (Oak) Wood Extract, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Sprout Extract, Maltodextrin, Methicone, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Laureth-4, Sodium Benzoate, Potassium Sorbate, Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Iron Oxides (CI77491, CI 77492, CI 77499).

Trusted, improved, and perfected over multiple product generations, the Sunforgettable Brush-on Sunscreen SPF 50 is recommended by over 1,000 physicians to their patients, and has won numerous accolades and recommendations from respected publications.

2020 NewBeauty Award The Best Powder Sunscreen

2016 InStyle Best Beauty Buys

2016 NewBeauty Beauty Choice Award

2015 InStyle Best Beauty Buys

Skin Cancer Foundation Recommended Daily Use Seal

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FAQs

While both formulations provide SPF protection from UVA/UVB, the Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 was reformulated with proprietary EnviroScreen® Technology to go beyond SPF protection.

  • This new formulation also provides protection from other environmental aggressors that we are exposed to everyday, including:
    • Pollution
    • Blue light (also called High Energy Visible, or HEV, light)
    • Infrared radiation
  • In addition, this formulation includes hyaluronic acid (HA) powder for a moisturizing benefit and is water/sweat resistant up to 80 minutes. The new brush has antimicrobial bristles that protect and keep the brush fresh.

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 Brush-On Shield SPF 50 has a PA++++ rating, the highest level of protection from UVA exposure.

The Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 was reformulated with new, proprietary EnviroScreen® Technology. This technology uses patented zinc oxide and titanium dioxide that make them more efficient as sunscreen actives than standard zinc oxide and titanium dioxide.

This formulation contains 22.5% Zinc oxide and 22.5% titanium dioxide, for a total of 45% of active ingredients. This is the highest percent of actives among leading brush-on sunscreens on the market.

Finally, Colorescience Sunforgettable™ brushes are the only powder sunscreen brushes recommended by the Skin Cancer Foundation. Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 has earned the Skin Cancer Foundation Active use seal.

Our brush is coated with a proprietary wash comprised of surfactants and a well-known 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 cleaner is the most effective and gentle way to clean the antimicrobial treated brush and maintain its freshness.

EnviroScreen® Technology is proprietary to Colorescience. EnviroScreen® Technology uses patented active ingredients, Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide, which 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.

Colorescience follows the FDA guidelines for testing water resistance or adherence to the skin after exposure to water. A panel of 10 people apply the product to their skin prior to being immersed in a whirlpool (of moving or circulating water) for 20-minute cycles. After 20 minutes in the whirlpool, panelists exit the whirlpool before immersing themselves again. For 40 minutes water resistance, panelists are immersed in the water for two 20-minute cycles. For 80 minutes water resistance, this is done a total of 4 times. After all cycles are completed, the SPF that is remaining on the skin is measured. If after 80 minutes in the whirlpool, the SPF remaining is at least 50, the result is an SPF 50 with 80 minutes of water resistance.

Your eyes are not playing tricks on you; the new formulation does look lighter in the brush component in comparison to the existing brush in Medium, Tan and Deep. However, when you apply on skin you will see that there is no visible difference in how the color wears on the skin.

This is a result of our new technology in which our zinc oxide and titanium dioxide are encapsulated, and how they interact with the iron oxides and our skin. While slightly lighter looking in the brush component, when applied to skin the colors wear the same.

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™ Brush-on Shield SPF 50. We use a testing technique called electron spin resonance (ESR) that uses a combination of a magnetic field and electromagnetic waves to directly detect the unpaired electrons of free radicals.

When activating for the first time, hold the brush with cap on and facing down and tap 3-5 times on a hard surface. Put some power behind those taps! Then remove the cap and run your finger through the bristles to ensure powder is flowing. Repeat tapping if needed, until you see a small puff of powder in the air when running your finger through the bristles. It may be necessary to repeat this process a few times before initial use. 

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).

Yes. The Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is formulated for all skin tones and is available in 4 neutral shades – fair, medium, tan, and deep.

Two passes around the face is recommended to achieve full SPF 50 coverage.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is non-comedogenic.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is hypoallergenic. It is dermatologist-recommended.

All Colorescience products are formulated without the addition of gluten or its derivatives. In addition, our products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen. Those who have gluten allergies may experience sensitivity when using topical products.

Yes, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 has been 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, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is 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, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is 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, Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is 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.

Yes. There are no animal products or derivatives in Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50. In addition, all Colorescience® products are 100% free from parabens, phthalates, synthetic fragrance, animal testing, talc, dyes, mineral oils, drying alcohols & chemical sunscreen.

Yes, the tube is BPA free.

Yes, this product is sold in the EU and meets EU requirements for sunscreens.

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™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50 (UVB protection) and PA++++ (UVA protection).

Yes, Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is water/sweat- resistant for up to 80 minutes.

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.  Reapply at least every two hours for continued protection. 

Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Face Shield SPF 50 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.

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.

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.

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