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Editor’s Picks: 12 of the Best Powder Sunscreens to Keep Your Skin Protected On the Go

They make re-application a breeze.
Best powder sunscreen

We all know that SPF is perhaps the most important step in our daily skincare routines. For most people, that means applying a layer of sunscreen lotion every single day in order to protect from sunburn, skin cancer and premature aging. 

Obviously, that habit will stand you in good stead. But what you might be wondering is whether your morning application of sunscreen is still protecting you later on in the day—especially if you’ve been sweating or touching your face.

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That’s where powder sunscreen comes in. 

Also known as “dry sunscreen,” powder sunscreen is a mineral-based powder that you simply brush on to deposit the active sunscreen ingredients. Unlike lotions, it’s completely dry and sheer, so it won’t disturb your makeup. It’s also portable and perfect for touch-ups, so it’s the easiest way to keep your skin protected throughout the day.

Keep reading to find out what to look for in a powder sunscreen, plus the best formulas for every preference.

Editor’s Picks (At a Glance)

What to Look for in a Powder Sunscreen

The Best Powder Sunscreens of 2022

Colorescience Sunforgettable Total Protection Brush-On Shield SPF 50
Supergoop Resetting 100 Mineral Powder SPF 35 PA