The 5 Best Powder Sunscreens for Summer

Not a fan of lotion sunscreens or getting it all over your hands? While meant to be a supplement to your traditional sunscreen, these light-as-air powder options (quite literally) have you covered.

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Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50 ($65)

A long-time dermatologist favorite, this brush-on sunscreen not only protects skin from UVA/UVB, but also from blue light, infrared radiation and pollution. Bonus: it’s the only brush-on that’s approved to be waterproof for up to 80 minutes.


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ILIA Radiant Translucent Powder SPF 20 ($34)

Featuring aloe vera, hibiscus flower extract and rosemary and thyme essential oils for an extra dose of antioxidant protection—it also boasts SPF 20—this finely milled powder reflects skin to deliver a luminous effect as it sets and perfects makeup beautifully.


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ISDIN Mineral Brush 50 ($55)

One swipe of this does-everything powder instantly mattifies skin and protects it from UV rays, environmental damage (i.e. pollution exposure) and blue light with help from titanium dioxide and zinc and iron oxides.


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Supergoop! Poof 100% Mineral Part and Scalp Powder SPF 45 ($34)

Protecting our scalp from the sun’s harmful rays is easier—and more effective—than ever with this powder that’s spiked with vitamin C for even more antioxidant-shielding powder. Plus, it also boasts oil-absorbing silica for a full hair refresh no matter your location.


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Tarte Tarteguard Mineral Powder Sunscreen Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($28)

Found: a lightweight, vegan and non-chemical sunscreen that won’t disrupt your makeup. Perfect for normal, oily, dry or sensitive skin types, this non-chalky option won’t catch on dry spots or look cakey on the T zone. Instead, think of it as a translucent—and skin-saving—veil.