The Best Mineral SPF Powder

Mineral SPF powder is great for on-the-go re-application and for mattifying shiny sunscreen. Powder sunscreens rely on the mineral SPF ingredients titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, which work on the surface of the skin as a shield to block UVA and UVB rays. However, it does not provide complete protective coverage. This is why powdered SPF should generally be layered on top of liquid sunscreen in order to offer extra protection.

Ready to try one for yourself? We chose for you four of the best powdered mineral sunscreens!


Colorescience Total Protection Sheer Matte SPF 30 Sunscreen Brush

Mineral Powder Sunscreen For Oily and Acne-Prone Skin
Absorbs excess oil, mattifies, and reduces shine; minimizes the appearance of pores. Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic; suitable for sensitive skin

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Colorescience Brush-On Sunscreen Mineral Sunforgettable Powder SPF Sunscreen

A 2-in-1 mineral sunscreen and finishing powder
Colorescience Brush-On Sunscreen offers powerful SPF 30 UVA/UVB protection, alone or over makeup. Sheer, natural-looking coverage and SPF in one simple, on-the-go application!

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DERMA E Sun Protection Mineral Powder SPF 30

Naturally Mattifying and oil-free translucent mineral powder.
Powder sunscreen for face with SPF 30 – Brush on translucent mineral powder – for optimal sun protection

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Supergoop! Invincible Setting Powder

Mineral Makeup Setting Powder for smoother skin, all skin types
Translucent 100% Mineral Makeup Setting Powder & Broad Spectrum SPF 45 Sunscreen. Smooths Skin’s Appearance, Reduces Shine – Sweat Resistant

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Sheer Matte SPF 30Brush-On Shield SPF 50Invincible Setting PowderSun Protection Powder
Available ShadesUntintedFair, Medium, Tan, DeepTranslucent, Light, Medium, DeepUntinted
UVA/UVBSPF 30 / PA+++SPF 50 / PA++++SPF 45SPF 30 / PA+++
Skin typeOily, blemish-prone, sensitiveDry to normalAll skin typesAll skin types
Skin ConcernOil control, shine, acne, rosaceaDryness, premature aging, melasmaDullness, uneven texture, Oil control, shine, pore minimizerOil control, shine
Application and coverageFeatherweight, sheerLightweight, natural-looking colorFlawless, satin finishFeatherweight
Hypoallergenic and non-comedogenic
Paraben-free, sulfate-free, phthalate-free, oil-free, dye-free, fragrance-free
Reef-safe and non-nano
Product volume4.3 grams / 0.15 ounces6 grams / 0.21 ounces4.3 grams / 0.15 ounces4 grams / 0.14 ounces