Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50
Powered by EnviroScreen™ Technology, this all-powerful, all-mineral skin shield provides total protection in one convenient, on-the-go application—alone or over makeup.
Broad Spectrum (UVA/UVB) Sunscreen
UVA protection rating: PA++++
UVB protection rating: SPF 50
Water resistant (80 minutes)
Net Wt. 0.21 oz. / 6 g
90-day supply based on typical use
Looks Like Nothing. Protects From Everything.
Always 100% chemical-free actives, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 now goes beyond SPF to provide all-mineral, totally invisible daily defense from harmful environmental aggressors.
Provides Broad Spectrum SPF 50/PA++++
Provides protection from pollution exposure
Blue (HEV) Light
Protects against 93%
of blue light
Helps minimize damage caused by infrared radiation
Recommended by Over 1,000 Dermatologists
- Always 100% chemical-free, mineral sunscreen actives
- Hydrating and antioxidant-rich
- Water/sweat resistant (80 minutes)
- Convenient, easy-to-apply, portable brush
- Antimicrobial bristles help protect the brush and maintain freshness
- Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
- Best Touch-Up Sunscreen
- Best On-The-Go Sunscreen
- Best Mineral Facial Sunscreen
New Enviroscreen™ Technology For Unmatched Protection
EnviroScreen™ Technology is an exclusive blend of specialty ingredients and patented sunscreen actives that create a protective barrier on the skin, preventing free radical formation and oxidative stress.
Patented Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
100% mineral sunscreen actives provide:
- Broad Spectrum SPF 50, PA++++
- Water/ sweat resistance (80 minutes)
U.S. Patent No. 9,139,737 under license from Solésence, LLC
Vitachelox®, Zinc Oxide, Titanium Dioxide
Vitachelox® is a powerful trio of antioxidants including green tea, grape seed and oak wood extracts, which—combined with Zinc Oxide and Titanium Dioxide—helps protect skin from free radicals and pollution
Vitachelox® is a registered trademark of INDENA SPA
Most commonly used as cosmetic colorants, these micronized pigments also help protect skin from damage and photoaging caused by blue (HEV) light
This combination of tara tannins (a powerful antioxidant) and organic sunflower sprouts helps to protect skin against the aging effects of infrared radiation (IR)
A powerful trio of antioxidants including green tea, grape seed and oak wood extracts, which helps protect skin from free radicals and pollution
Hyaluronic Acid (HA) Powder
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
In addition to its function as a sunscreen active ingredient, Zinc Oxide is also well known for its calming and soothing properties
Available in Four Shades for All Skin Tones
Unlike most non-chemical sunscreens that will leave your skin white and chalky, Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 comes in four different shades and provides a hint of sheer coverage.
Most appropriate for porcelain to light skin tones that are highly prone to sunburn.
Medium is our most popular shade and compliments a wide range of light medium to light tan skin tones.
Most appropriate for olive to tan skin tones that are prone to tan easily.
Most appropriate for deep to dark skin tones that are prone to tan easily.
Do You Reapply
Every Two Hours?
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, all sunscreens should be reapplied every two hours. Sunforgettable® Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is the only 100% non-chemical brush-on shield that can be applied on-the-go and over makeup all throughout the day.
1. OPEN: Remove brush cap, pull back the sleeve, and remove and discard the rubber band. Replace cap.
2. ACTIVATE: With the cap still on, hold the brush with cap facing down and tap several times into the palm of your hand. Then sweep the brush in small circular motions using moderate pressure on the back of your hand. Repeat as needed until powder flows consistently. Repeat activation before and during each use to maintain consistent powder flow and ensure even application.
3. APPLY: Using circular motions, sweep directly onto bare skin or over makeup. Apply generously across your face, ears and neck. Two complete passes over the face are recommended to ensure full coverage. 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.
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:
- 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 antimicrobialtreated brush and maintain its freshness.
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.
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™ Brushon Shield SPF 50. We use a testing technique called electron spin resonance (ESR) that uses a combination of a magnetic field and electronmagnetic waves to directly detect the unpaired electrons of free radicals.
When activating for the first time, it may take 3 to 5 minutes of sweeping the brush in small circular motions on the back of your hand before you begin to see powder flow freely through the brush head. Once activated, your brush will always be ready to 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 water/sweat- resistant for up to 80 minutes.
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.
Yes, Total Protection™ Brush-On Shield SPF 50 is 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, 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.
Titanium Dioxide 22.5%; Zinc Oxide 22.5%
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).
Great concept but not great applicatorI'm torn. I like the coverage and feel of the product but the applicator is difficult to use and got immediately "gunked up." Unfortunately I bought three of these. If it doesn't get easier to use with time, I'll likely break the tubes and keep the powder in an old bronzer compact (defeating the purpose of convenience).
Love itI apply mine every two hours. It’s not messy or make you feel greasy
Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50Love these products- non greasy protection. I’ve recommended it to all my friends!
EasyQuick and easy for great coverage. Good and easy with the kids as well
Best protection I've ever used, and so easy to apply!Best protection I've ever used, and so easy to apply! I burn easy and I've been using this product for 2 years with amazing results. I have not burned while using this, even at the beach!! I'm getting ready to buy my next purchase of this product for this summer!
Sunforgetable brush on spfLove the product but not a lot for your money
LOVE THISLOVE THIS. Buy this now.
Easy To ApplySo convenient brush form it's no bother to regularly apply.
My kids love this sunscreen!My pasty-skinned children (DNA's such a bummer) LOVE this sunscreen. Every time I ask them to go put on sunscreen, they ask, "Can I use the brush?" I just wish you made a massive full-body brush. :) It's not greasy or messy; it gives me a less "ruddy" look, and most important, it works SO well.
Perfect productI love this sunscreen! It is so easy to use and super convenient to keep with you at all times.
SPF 50 is the best!!The SPF 50 is the best sunscreen from Colorescience! Its high in SPF, evens out my skin tone and gives good coverage.
Finally a sunscreen to apply OVER makeup!I know we're supposed to reapply our sunscreen every 2 hours but how do you do that after completing a full face of makeup? This product fits the bill. Easy to apply and portable. If I find myself in the sun while wearing makeup I can swoosh this all over my face and know that I am covered for 50 SPF. Brilliant idea!
Just what the DOCTOR orderedI’m a melanoma survivor. During every appointment with my dermatologist, she recommends the Colorescience brush-on sunscreen. I tried a sample... LOVED it... and decided to shop around for the best price. I resist re-applying other sunscreens because they feel greasy and/or make a mess of my makeup. This is the answer, and ordering directly is the safest and most economical way that I found.
Finally a sunscreen that works for everyoneThis product is absolutely the best...I have put it to the test in really sunny days, and the areas where I have applied this sunscreen look visibly different than the ones I have not applied this (e.g., applied a different product). I can also apply this sunscreen through the day without ruining my makeup... and the best quality for me: my teenage daughter will use this (and only this) sunscreen every day without complaining. Thanks Colorescience!
Easy to use over makeupI think this product is brilliant because it is convenient to carry in your purse and easy to use even when you are out and about. You can apply over makeup as many times as you want, without showing or ruining your makeup.
My reapplicationI always reapply with this sunscreen every 2 hours
AWESOME PRODUCT!!Heard about product 2 or 3 years ago & use it faithfully EVERY day.
Love that it's convenient (take w/ you), non-greasy, effective, etc.
Have recommended to my internist & cousin-- also, to another cousin & gifted the 3 -piece & she raves about it.
Sooo happy that I discovered it!!!
Good concept but not impressedif you're in a park or on the beach do you really want to keep applying a powder to a potentially sweaty face i don’t. I doesnt stay matte even when in air conditioning. Not for combo skin
Easy peasyThis is awesome! Love this so much!
I Keep in my purse. My kids all have one. This is the answer to sunscreen. Because my kids hate putting on sunscreen! This is so great bc it's not greasy! An added bonus is it's great for a little blurring affect and oil absorption. This is sunscreen your family will actually use!
Love the SPF 50, not so much the colorI love the extra protection of this product, but the medium shimmer color is much prettier (in the SPF 30 product). The medium in this product is a little yellow or peachy, not as flattering on my skin. I typically use this for beach days or times I will be spending a LOT of time in the sun and want to maximize the protection.
GAME CHANGERThis is literally the most amazing product! I have lots of freckles on my face and want to keep brown spots at bay but couldn't find a product that I could incorporate into my daily routine. This product is perfect because I can apply SPF 50 right over my makeup AND reapply all throughout the day. This is well worth the investment.
Never leave anywhere without it!This is the best sunscreen! Easy to apply, not heavy, and actually provides wonderful protection! I have a container in my purse, my car, my desk, and my pool bag!
Sunforgettable sun block 50 spfJust received mine 2 days ago. Still giving it a chance dont seem like for the cost it will go very fare.
Complete protectionBest ever!
Love this stuff!I have been using the powder for over 10 years! I carry this everywhere so if a last minute outdoors activity arises, I am prepared. I hate putting on liquid sunscreen because of how sticky it is, but this is so easy to apply that my kids love it too!
LOVEThis is ALL I use for both my daughter and myself - so easy and light no greasy or filmy residue on my face like other good sunscreens
Amazing!Where else can you find a product you can apply over makeup so easily and that not only protects you from UVA and UVB rays but pollution and blue light, etc? Love this product. I have porcelain neutral skin and the fair is undetectable on me as well as my cool toned fair skinned husband. He hates heavy creams and sprays on his face. Being an esthetician I take sun protection very seriously so I have him use this instead and he actually likes it. Thank you Colorescience!
Love it!I use this everyday! Doesn't look powdery at all! I keep it in my purse too!
Take it anywhereGreat way to reapply sunscreen anywhere you go. Easy to fit in the smallest purses and great to use on kids of all ages!