The 9 Best Powder Sunscreens for Summer

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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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iS Clinical PerfecTint Powder SPF 40

Powdered by zinc and glycerin, each swipe of this mattifying powder—it comes in five shades—shields the skin with physical protection, offers blue-light protection and reinforces the skin’s natural barrier for optimal hydration.

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Eminence Organic Skin Care Sun Defense Minerals ($58)

Free of questionable ingredients, this clean powder is available in six second-skin shades and offers up a smooth, sun-protecting finish in a water-resistant formula.

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Tarte set & protect mineral sunscreen powder Broad Spectrum SPF 30 ($28)

The ultimate makeup- and skin-saving hack, this two-in-one mineral sunscreen is designed to set your look (it won’t disrupt all your hard work) and protect it with a sheer, never-cakey wash of SPF 30.

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ARCONA Nearly Invisible SPF 30 Dry Mineral Powder ($45)

Finely milled and talc-free, this undetectable powder delivers protection from the sun’s rays and free radicals thanks to its blend of titanium dioxide, zinc oxide and vitamins A and E.

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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 thanks to this pocket-sized powder. Plus, it also boasts oil-absorbing silica for a full hair refresh no matter your location.

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Glo Skin Beauty Protecting Powder SPF 20 ($44)

Packed with physical titanium dioxide, this swipe-and-go formula—it comes in a translucent finish or a pretty bronze—is a great option to stow your purse to easily reapply in the car or on the beach.

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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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